DURHAM, N.C. (WNCN) – Some doctors from the Triangle are taking to social media to vent their frustrations about the government’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Physicians from Duke Health and UNC Health have launched the White Coat Outrage campaign.
The physicians are demanding more immediate action from the government to protect healthcare personnel and the communities they serve. The doctors told CBS 17 they want to make sure supplies are getting to the health care workers who need them.
As a result, they are urging others to go on Twitter to share their stories and tag their elected officials in those messages.
“What we’re trying to do is just give a voice to people who, I think, are working really hard on the front lines and who are too busy to really complain or raise issues about what they’re facing,” said Dr. David Alain Wohl, a professor of medicine with UNC-Chapel Hill.
Wohl said there are three main things they need at this point which include more protective gear, swabs for testing, and the actual tests.
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