America strong and we stand united in this fight against Covid-19

“As clinicians, promoting empathy, mutual respect, inclusion, and equality can be as important as accurate communication, diagnosis, and treatment. COVID-19 presents an opportunity for us to rise to the challenge on all of these fronts and to reaffirm that our best chance to stand against a global threat is together, united in solidarity.”

COVID-19 presents a major medical and public health challenge for the global community, with a looming but unknown mortality risk understandably creating fear, uncertainty, and panic among groups around the world. Unfortunately, its emergence has been accompanied by another “viral epidemic”: anti-Asian racism and discrimination. As Asian American physicians, we are deeply concerned about the consequences of this parallel epidemic.

Choi, E. et al. Annals of Internal Medicine. (2020) taken 3/27/20