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Texas man sentenced for sending anti-Asian death threat to doctor who advocates for COVID vaccine

  • Texas resident Scott Eli Harris, 52, was sentenced on Tuesday to six months in federal prison and three years of supervised release for sending a threatening message to Dr. Leana Wen, an emergency physician and CNN medical analyst known for advocating the COVID-19 vaccine.
  • In his message, Harris swore by his “12 gauge” that he will never take Wen’s “wonder drug” and identified himself as “a 5th generation U.S. Army veteran and a sniper” who “can’t wait for the shooting to start.”
  • Harris’ message also referenced the Asian American physician’s race and national origin, according to the Justice Department.
  • Harris’ defenders said he “sincerely apologizes” for the harm he has caused but pointed out that he was “in the throes of undiagnosed, service-related mental illness” at the time of his offense.

A Texas man has been sentenced to six months in federal prison for sending a threatening message to a Maryland doctor known for advocating the COVID-19 vaccine.

The text message sent by Scott Eli Harris, 52, also referenced the Asian American physician’s race and national origin, according to the Justice Department.

Doctor Resigns After 20 Years Over Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Alleged Use of the N-Word, Japs

Seattle Children's Hospital

A doctor quit his post in protest due to the alleged racism at Seattle Children’s Hospital, the establishment that oversees the clinic he once worked for.

Broken institution: Dr. Ben Danielson, the former medical director of the Odessa Brown Children’s Clinic, revealed in an interview with Crosscut that the hospital is “replete with racism and a disregard for people who don’t look like them in leadership.”

Female Medical Professionals Shamed For Posting Bikini Pics in Published Study


A group of researchers published a study that recently went viral last week for judging young doctors’ professionalism based on their social media posts.

Sexist study: On December 24, 2019, the study was published behind a paywall in the Journal of Vascular Surgery and looked at the social media accounts of 480 recent vascular-surgery graduates from 2016 to 2018.

Indian Doctor Fighting Pandemic in U.S. Prepares Family for Deportation in Case He Dies

An Indian doctor working in a hospital in Peoria, IL, had already prepared the deportation documents for his family in case he falls ill and die in the frontline against the COVID-19 pandemic.

Dr. Parth Mehta started the preparations when he moved into his basement in March where he created a binder containing all the necessary information for his family, which includes his social media login credentials, phone numbers, investment information, and deportation procedures, according to NBC.

Malaysian ‘Plague Fighter’ Who Designed the ‘First’ N95 Mask in 1910 Also Faced Racism

N95 mask

A Malaysian physician credited for ending a plague that killed thousands in China more than a century ago is now being remembered for designing the face mask that eventually inspired the N95 respirator.

Born on March 10, 1879 in Penang, Wu Lien-teh moved to London at the age of 17 to study at Emmanuel College, a constituent college of the University of Cambridge.

NY Doctor Collects 650 Tablets to Help Isolated ‘Dying’ Patients Say Goodbye to Their Families

COVID-19 patients

A doctor in New York celebrated her birthday by executing a special deed for COVID-19 patients who may be recovering or dying in isolation.

Dr. Ee Tay, chief of the pediatric ER at Bellevue Hospital in New York City, learned from her colleagues that those who have passed away from COVID-19 had no means to communicate to the outside world, reports People.