The Jewish Faucis: Orthodox doctors battle COVID and disinformation in Orthodox communities
November 13, 2020
(JTA) - The doctor burst into public view in the pandemic's early days, vaulting from behind the scenes to the front lines of a crisis bringing his community to its knees. Community members hung on his every word and changed their behavior because of him.
Seven months later, he still has his adherents, but he also knows that weighing in about ways to curb the spread of COVID-19 comes with a cost - from being dismissed at best to facing violent threats from people who are tired of restrictions as the pandemic wears on. He's still speaking out, but increasingly to a smaller group of people...