Doctors Should Be Wary of Hanging Their White Coats on Political Arguments

MINOT, N.D. — One of the biggest threats to the well-being of Americans today comes from a growing and deep-seated mistrust of some of our most important institutions.

From the news media to cops to Congress, Americans are losing faith.

Bucking this trend has been the medical community, at least according to public polling. Undermining those survey results has been the pushback we’ve seen against things like masking policies and vaccinations during the COVID-19 pandemic.

It’s unfortunate. When doctors and other health professionals speak, with near unanimity, in favor of something like masking or vaccinations, we should pay attention.

Many have refused, preferring advice from Facebook cranks over trained medical personnel.

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Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and host of the Plain Talk Podcast which you can subscribe to by clicking here.

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