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“Sufficient to really put him in jail”: Physician calls Trump’s COVID response criminally negligent

During an interview with MSNBC’s Joy Reid Thursday night, Dr. Kavita Patel that Donald Trump’s negligent response to the pandemic would prompt a misconduct lawsuit or even behind bars for a time if he were in the medical field.

“If he were actually a clinician, his license would be taken away,” said the doctor. “He would be deprived of all privileges to do anything, not just for medical misconduct, but enough to actually get him to jail.”

Dr. Patel called the “death and destruction” caused by the Trump administration’s response to the coronavirus pandemic “mind-boggling”.

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Dr. Kavita Patel destroys Donald Trump’s negligent COVID response: “If he were actually a clinician, his license would be taken away from him.” pic.twitter.com/QwMGD07SJZ

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Dr. Patel said:

Honest, [Trump] would – if he were actually a clinician his license would be taken away. He would be deprived of all privileges to do anything, not just for medical misconduct, but enough to actually send him to prison. And why am I not surprised? We now knew, Joy, that it wasn’t just Covid. He did this at the limit where there were forced hysterectomies. Unfortunately, history is not going to be kind to the President and the Administration and the people who ran this, and that is where it deserves. But the death toll and destroyers on their way there is just mind-boggling.

Trump administration pushed for “herd immunity”

Dr. Kavita Patel’s criticism of the outgoing president comes after a report in Politico revealed that one of Donald Trump’s nominees called for millions of Americans to be infected with COVID-19 in order to develop “herd immunity”.

“Infants, children, adolescents, young people, young adults, middle-aged people with no conditions, etc. have little or no risk. So we use them to develop a herd. We want them to become infected.” according to the message.

Donald Trump appeared to agree with Alexander’s position for repeatedly downplaying the virus, mocking the use of masks and urging his followers to come to his rallies and other events that lacked social distancing.

Almost a year after this pandemic, more than 317,000 Americans have died, not least from Donald Trump’s negligence.

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Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He received his Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as the Outreach Organizer of the Affordable Care Act in 2014, helping Northeast Ohio residents get health insurance.

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