A non-military attending doctor at Walter Reed Nationwide Medical Middle harshly criticized President Donald Trump’s motorcade photo op as one thing which may endanger lives of Secret Service brokers who accompanied him in his SUV.
“Each single individual within the automobile throughout that fully pointless Presidential ‘drive-by’ simply now must be quarantined for 14 days. They could get sick. They might die. For political theater. Commanded by Trump to place their lives in danger for theater. That is madness,” Dr. James Phillips tweeted.
Phillips has been an attending doctor for nearly three years at Walter Reed medical heart and can also be a board licensed emergency drugs doctor and assistant professor at George Washington College Hospital in Washington, D.C.
“That Presidential SUV just isn’t solely bulletproof, however hermetically sealed in opposition to chemical assault. The danger of COVID19 transmission inside is as excessive because it will get exterior of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My ideas are with the Secret Service pressured to play,” Phillips tweeted.
The White Home launched a press release this evening saying that “acceptable precautions” had been taken for Trump’s motorcade and that the motion “was cleared by the medical group as secure to do.”
Talking with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Sunday night, Phillips, who has not participated within the care of the President, went on to say it was unlikely the President’s motorcade had been accredited by medical professionals with out exterior political affect.
“That is not customary follow by any means and I’ve a tough time believing that with out undue affect, based mostly on their chain of command, that these physicians would have cleared that,” he mentioned of the President’s motorcade.
“After we deal with sufferers within the emergency division, or in the 1000’s of hours I’ve spent within the inpatient wards and surgical procedure and drugs and ICU, we do not let the sufferers go away the hospital after they’re sick, until they signal out in opposition to medical recommendation,” he added. “…The concept that this is able to be cleared with none medical indication is absurd.”
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