Monday, May 4, 2020

NYT Opinion: President Trump, I Am Not Your Enemy. I Am a Doctor.

Dr. Shahdabul Faraz, a resident physician at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston, has penned a compelling opinion piece for the New York Times. He talks about his immigration history--Bangladesh to Canada to US--heading stateside first for college then medical school then residency. He talks about his reaction to the president's efforts to shut down migration ("alarming news") and the work he's doing today (fighting COVID).

The piece is worth reading in its entirety. But if you don't have the chance, let me leave you with his compelling last words:

"All I can say to Mr. Trump and his supporters is that I am not your enemy. I am one of many on the front lines fighting Covid-19 on your behalf. And if you happen to get sick and come to my hospital, I will do everything in my power to make sure you get the best care possible. Even if you want me out of your country."


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