Dr. Mona: I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient

Flint, MI

Don't miss Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha's 5/12/20 New York Times op ed:  I’m Sick of Asking Children to Be Resilient:

"A baby born in Flint, Mich., where I am a pediatrician, is likely to live almost 20 fewer years than a child born elsewhere in the same county....With over 200 deaths, the county where Flint is has more Covid-19 fatalities than 19 states to date...."

"Surviving life’s hardest blows should not be celebrated — or expected. Recovery and reconciliation require reparations and resources. To expect resilience without justice is simply to indifferently accept the status quo....Rather than hoping a child is tough enough to endure the insurmountable, we must build resilient places — healthier, safer, more nurturing and just — where all children can thrive."

Read Dr. Mona's full opinion piece - including solutions - here. 


Other recent media appearances: 

Doctor explains how plasma can help coronavirus patients (and her personal commitment to giving plasma) 

Jackson [MI] Mayor Derek Dobies selects Book of the Year about Flint water crisis (this, in addition to Michigan Humanities' pick for 2019-20 Great Michigan Read)

Dr. Mona Speakng Truth to Youth, AWWT video

AWTT portrait of Dr. Mona Hanna-Attisha