(TWITTER) – Recently: Dr. Devi Sridhar, Professor and Chair of Global Public Health at the Edinburg University Medical School point on Twitter that perhaps out of this crisis, society may recognize the value of healthcare staff and essential workers. In particular, the recognition that many of our nurses, doctors, and essential workers at large are immigrants.
Maybe out of this crisis, society will recognize value of health staff & essential workers, as well as how many of these people are immigrants, or children of immigrants. https://t.co/D389R9DeMG— Devi Sridhar (@devisridhar) April 7, 2020
In response, Chelsea Clinton emphasized that as of January of 2020, 46% of MDs are immigrants and 55% of nurses are immigrants. 72% of nursing, psychiatric, and home health aids are immigrants too. We cannot forget that among our healthcare professionals taking care of 100% of the population, many are immigrants.
In #NYC, as of January 2020, 46% of doctors & surgeons are immigrants; 55% of nurses are immigrants; 64% janitors & building cleaners are immigrants; and, 72% of nursing, psychiatric & home health aids are immigrants. https://t.co/8aVmaJdWzR— Chelsea Clinton (@ChelseaClinton) April 7, 2020