Q&A: Physicians often attacked on social media for public health messaging

A survey conducted before the COVID-19 pandemic showed that almost one in four physicians were attacked on social media. This number is expected to be even higher now, according to one of the study authors.“If we were to do this study again now, I can almost guarantee that the numbers of people reporting harassment would be significantly higher because the last year has shown that many physicians and scientists are being attacked for disseminating public health messaging because of the polarized nature of our current climate in this country,” Shikha Jain, MD, FACP, assistantRead More

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