500 doctors tell Trump to end the coronavirus shutdown, say it will cause more deaths

The Washington Times

Hundreds of doctors wrote a letter to President Trump this week asking him to end the coronavirus shutdown, saying it is a “mass casualty incident” spurring deaths from other factors such as substance abuse and suicides. The letter, shared online, estimates about 150,000 Americans each month that the shutdown remains in place would have had new cancer detected, millions more are missing dental exams that could discover problems linked to heart disease, while others are experiencing domestic violence like child abuse. “Suicide hotline phone calls have increased 600%,” the letter sent to the president on Tuesday read.


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