NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — We’ve seen President Donald Trump’s doctor, Navy Cmdr. Dr. Sean Conley, give updates as the president recovers from contracting COVID-19.
Yale Doctor Sarah Hull said it is appropriate for physicians to talk about medical issues.
“When discussing a more general public health issue such as the COVID pandemic in general, I think you absolutely want physicians and scientists to be leading those press conferences because we want to be taking our cues from experts in the field,” Hull said.
But Hull does not believe a physician should hold a news conference about an individual, like President Trump’s doctors did at Walter Reed Medical Center.
“I think there’s a real conflict of interest there between the physician’s duty to protect the privacy of his or her patient, and the very intention of a press conference which is to disseminate information,” Hull told News 8.