By Patrice A. Harris, M.D., M.A.
President, American Medical Association
AMA, May 29, 2020
“In the grip of a global pandemic that has already killed more than 100,000 Americans, severing ties with the World Health Organization (WHO) serves no logical purpose and makes finding a way out of this public health crisis dramatically more challenging. This senseless action will have significant, harmful repercussions now and far beyond this perilous moment, particularly as the WHO is leading worldwide vaccine development and drug trials to combat the pandemic. COVID-19 affects us all and does not respect borders; defeating it requires the entire world working together. In the strongest terms possible, the American Medical Association urges the president to reverse course and not abandon our country’s leadership position in the global fight against COVID-19.”
By Don McCanne, M.D.
President Trump’s effort to sever ties with the World Health Organization during this horrendous pandemic seems like it screams out for nonviolent resistance. Can’t we get anything right?
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