We Need Leaders Like My Grandmother to Protect Doctors Like Me

When COVID-19 became a pandemic, I thought Americans would surely recognize and embrace the importance of science and public health. As a physician on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic, I now see how misinformation and mistrust are instead exacerbating the crisis and putting healthcare workers like me at risk.

Now more than ever, I wish we had leaders like my grandmother, who knew that trustworthiness was the bedrock of leadership.