Washington, DC: AAPI President Dr. Sudhakar Jonnalagadda issued the following statement after he conveyed well-wishes to the President of the United States and the First Lady on behalf of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI).
“The presidency is not about a person, it is about the office and what it represents not just to the American people, but to people around the world. COVID-19 is a serious illness and we are hopeful that the President and First Lady make a full and speedy recovery. Many AAPI members have witnessed firsthand the devastating impact that the coronavirus has had on families across America. We have been on the frontlines in the war against this pandemic, and we will not stop fighting. As physicians, we have joined forces with researchers, scientists, and academics, to develop appropriate therapeutics and we hope, effective vaccines, to stop the spread of this disease, not just in the United States, but in India and around the world.
“It is our sincerest wish that during these trying and very difficult times, that the American people will set aside their differences and work together so we can defeat COVID-19,” concluded Dr. Jonnalagadda.
AAPI is the largest ethnic medical association in the United States, representing the interests of 120,000 physicians, medical students, residents, and fellows of Indian origin.