New England Journal of Medicine Denounces Trump in Scathing (and Historic) Editorial

NICHOLAS KAMM/Getty Images President Donald Trump arrives back at the White House from the hospital on Monday night

For the first time in its 208-year history, The New England Journal of Medicine is wading into political waters, offering a scathing indictment of President Donald Trump in a new editorial.

In the essay, “Dying in a Leadership Vacuum,” editors of the publication write extensively about the novel coronavirus pandemic, specifically calling out the Trump administration for what they call an “astonishing” public health failure.

Though the journal’s editors don’t offer a ringing endorsement of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Trump’s rival in the Nov. 3 election, they harshly criticize the current administration, which they say has squandered any opportunities to contain the virus and risked countless American lives.

“Here in the United States, our leaders have failed that test,” the editors wrote. “They have taken a crisis and turned it into

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Covid causing ‘historic decimation’ of Latinos, expert says

A global health expert said Wednesday that the coronavirus is causing “the historic decimation” of the Latino community, ravaging generations of loved ones in Hispanic families.

Dr. Peter Hotez, dean of Tropical Medicine at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, spoke at a virtual Congressional Hispanic Caucus briefing Wednesday, when he read off descriptions of people who died on Aug. 13 in Houston alone.

“Hispanic male, Hispanic male, Hispanic male, black male, Hispanic male, black male, Hispanic male, Hispanic female, black female, black male, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic, Hispanic” Hotez said, adding that many are people in their 40s, 50s and 60s.

“This virus is taking away a whole generation of mothers and fathers and brothers and sisters, you know, who are young kids, teenage kids. And it occurred to me that what we’re seeing really is the historic decimation among the Hispanic community by the virus,” he

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