Letter: President’s hospital departure lacked humanity or humility

Posted 10/8/20

President Trump’s break from his hospitalization at Walter Reed Military Medical Center on Sunday night to wave to supporters from a sealed car was heartbreaking. It reminded me of the dark …

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Letter: President’s hospital departure lacked humanity or humility

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President Trump’s break from his hospitalization at Walter Reed Military Medical Center on Sunday night to wave to supporters from a sealed car was heartbreaking. It reminded me of the dark months this spring when thousands of Americans suffered and died alone from both Covid and non-Covid illnesses in hospitals all over our country.

Patients’ loved ones could not visit due to the threat of Covid entering hospitals. We should never forget those who died alone and their loved ones left behind.

As President, he is afforded the best of medical care. This ensures our leader remains healthy and able to defend our country against domestic and international threats with our collective interests in mind. With such privilege should come an ounce of humanity and at least a single dose of humility.

Cathleen Whelan M.D.
Bristol

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