Letters Standing up for science in the era of Trump

Doctors have medical and social responsibilities in the Trump era

BMJ 2017; 357 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j2886 (Published 19 June 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;357:j2886
  1. George A Gellert, health informaticist and epidemiologist
  1. San Antonio, TX 78260, USA
  1. ggellert33{at}gmail.com

Merino and colleagues express concern about the Trump administration and call for the scientific and healthcare communities to commit to serving the public’s best interests.1

Mikhail Gorbachev recently wrote, “Politicians and military leaders sound increasingly belligerent, and defence doctrines more dangerous. Commentators and TV personalities are joining the bellicose chorus. It all looks as if the world is preparing for war.” He noted that the 80% reduction in the nuclear arsenals of superpowers in the 1980s was enabled by the awareness of leaders that “nuclear war cannot be won and must …

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