Physicians and other clinicians are courageously battling the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19) and are on the frontlines of the response to this pandemic.
Many are caring for patients despite a shortage of safety equipment and other essential supplies, while potentially contending with a lack of sick leave or other financial concerns.
The AOA recently requested that physicians share their stories so that the organization would know how to help serve you best. Through your feedback—which we are still collecting—we know that COVID-19 is causing stress and shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE). It’s also overloading our public health system. On Monday, we activated two grassroots initiatives to increase public pressure on lawmakers. It’s important that your members of Congress hear directly from you. Here’s how you can participate in these advocacy campaigns: