Attending physician at Walter Reed medical center: Trump’s drive-by was “insanity”

In case you missed it, Donald Trump took a drive today. He hopped into the presidential Suburban and waved to his supporters. Just a reminder: Trump is currently hospitalized at Walter Reed medical center with COVID-19.

Here is Richard Luscombe at The Guardian:

James Phillips, doctor of emergency medicine at George Washington University, who is an attending physician at Walter Reed, called the stunt “insanity”.

“Every single person in the vehicle during that completely unnecessary Presidential ‘drive-by’ just now has to be quarantined for 14 days. They might get sick. They may die,” he wrote in a tweet.

“For political theater. Commanded by Trump to put their lives at risk for theater. This is insanity.”

In a second tweet, Phillips added: “That Presidential SUV is not only bulletproof, but hermetically sealed against chemical attack. The risk of COVID19 transmission inside is as high as it gets outside of medical procedures. The irresponsibility is astounding. My thoughts are with the Secret Service forced to play.”

Read the entire piece here.