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Todd Porter

Dr. Todd Porter is a community pediatrician who has worked in a large safety-net hospital system caring for mostly low income children of color. He has been an eyewitness to the disproportionate harms the Covid-19 public health response has had on children. MD, MSPH.

In the Name of Stopping Covid…


Health is much much more than Covid, and is better measured at the individual rather than population level and by a primary care provider (PCP) instead of by an academic with zero understanding of how health is managed within the context of an intimate doctor-patient relationship. 

Human Shields: The Public-Health War on Children


Children have now lost two years of progress in educational basics, and that is the least of it. They have been systematically trained in germaphobic paranoia to treat their peers and adults as pathogenic disease carriers whose presence is a threat rather than blessing. They have faced the demoralization that comes with constantly changing rules, instability of both home life and education, seen their houses of worship closed, and been coerced into a tedious life of endless screen time that is devoid of human warmth.

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