Dr. Rebecca Karb, who has pronouns in her Twitter profile and a picture holding a “Black Lives Matter” sign, had a few things she wanted to get off her chest in a tweet.
Those bad people who dared to have a Thanksgiving needed chastising.
Last night, one of my (many) patients with COVID told me she had a large Thanksgiving dinner with family—22 people. The day after, one family member tested positive. Since then (according to my patient) *ALL* 22 people have developed symptoms, some severe.
We are so tired. pic.twitter.com/RQ9TvUPnvC
— Rebecca Karb (@DrKarb) December 8, 2020
So here’s the thing. While she’s not saying the patient’s name so she’s not actually identifying her, if the patient were to go on social media, she would know immediately that it was her to whom Karb was referring negatively. It’s also really poor professionalism to try to shame your patients like this and talk about alleged conversations with patients on social media. Especially when it’s being done, clearly to make a political point. And again, it seems all about her, the doctor, in a “look at me” photo.
Some doubted her story, to begin with, and/or disagreed with her political point.
Especially when they are very likely not telling the truth….
— John Ziegler (@Zigmanfreud) December 9, 2020
Last month my brother-in-law’s large family *ALL* got COVID. One severe.
They all wear masks, practice social distancing, practice good hygiene and only leave the house to get groceries.
Not sure what your point is.
— SouthSideCubFan (@S0uthSideCubFan) December 9, 2020
I’m a nurse. I understand your tired, but guess what? it’s our job. This is the career we chose. I cringe when I see nurses whine and cry about doing their job. Patients make choices that’s sometimes not great. It’s not my job to judge. It’s my job to get them better.
— Eueie (@eueieP) December 9, 2020
But folks noticed another issue with her posts and the chastisement. That she’d participated in mass BLM protests. Where was the criticism of these huge events?
— JERRY DUNLEAVY (@JerryDunleavy) December 9, 2020
Your activist history that demonstrates the exact same behavior you’re admonishing also raises serious questions about your credibilityhttps://t.co/BXSHstW7NH
— Fusilli Spock (@awstar11) December 9, 2020
Doubt she even views that as being hypocritical, but rather thinks the “importance” trumps the concerns.