On US election day, I call on doctors to steer clear of politics

The birth of the iPhone and social media has seen the rise of a new phenomenon in medicine: The doctor-activist.

On many levels, this has been good to see. Nothing can be more heartening than to see doctors advocating for their patients and promoting health and healing.

However, in line with the general polarisation that currently exists in the US (and this is actually not unique to America), we are now witnessing a new line being crossed.

One that is actually detrimental to the medical community and will backfire on us.

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