Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19

August 25, 2020, Vol 324, No. 8, Pages 725-816


Attacks on Public Health Officials During COVID-19
Michelle M. Mello, JD, PhD; Jeremy A. Greene, MD, PhD; Joshua M. Sharfstein, MD
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JAMA. 2020;324(8):741-742. doi:10.1001/jama.2020.14423
This Viewpoint discusses ongoing harassment and threats against US public health officials who propose or take steps to protect communities from coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) and it proposes possible responses, including a call to elected leaders to implement protection of the officials from illegal harassment, assault, and violence.