The New England Journal of Medicine has broken with a 200+ year tradition of avoiding politics. Its October 8th editorial, Dying in a Leadership Vacuum, delivers a scathing critique of the administration’s response to the COVID-19 epidemic. In the words of the NEJM editors, “they have taken a crisis and turned it into a tragedy.”

The editorial concludes:  “…truth is neither liberal nor conservative. When it comes to the response to the largest public health crisis of our time, our current political leaders have demonstrated that they are dangerously incompetent. We should not abet them and enable the deaths of thousands more Americans by allowing them to keep their jobs.”

Read the full editorial HERE