Jan 28, 2017 - Politics & Policy

Medical scientists lash out against immigration executive order

President Trump's immigration executive order is drawing fire from medical researchers, who say the open thinking that's needed in medical science will be hurt by the order barring people from seven majority-Muslim nations from entering the United States. STAT reports that more than 4,000 academics have signed a petition protesting the ban, including former National Institutes of Health director Harold Varmus and other prominent medical researchers.

Amitabh Chandra, director of health policy research at Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, tweeted this:

Unsupported embed type

And Jonathan Bush, president and CEO of the health care technology company Athenahealth, tweeted that he was "Feeling like man w/o country."

Go deeper