With COVID-19 cases surging across the country, physicians and medical teams are working to raise awareness around how people can do their part to slow the virus from spreading. The #MedicineForMasks social media campaign has emerged with Permanente physicians joining others in the medical community to increase awareness about the importance of wearing masks as a key safety measure and one of the ways to slow the spread of the coronavirus.
The initiative was kicked off by Los Angeles County Medical Association President Diana Shiba, MD, and 7 other medical society presidents …
— Los Angeles County Medical Association (@LAMedicalAssn) November 24, 2020
… and Southern California Permanente Medical Group leaders and physicians have been quick to show their support for the cause …
— Chang Na MD MPH (@cna006) December 1, 2020
— Alex M. McDonald, MD CAQSM FAAFP (@AlexMMTri) November 24, 2020
— Mark Bai (@MarkBai10) November 24, 2020
… many Permanente colleagues quickly followed suit by sharing their mask selfies or “maskies” …
😷 Show us your #maskie @AlexMMTri @QualityKidDOc @allietaur @philip_shie @TimothyDanielJ2 @RaminDavidoff @EdEllisonMD @RSnipesMD @AshleyZuckerMD @KPSanBernardino @Gasgnys @cna006 @MikeEMorrisMD @dkborna @AbrolatPedsMD @JohnaSamir @noelnepo @kapil_sampat @PermanenteDocs @KPDocSG https://t.co/1tYgJ9lXuS pic.twitter.com/qWun6O0C1C
— Maryanne (MZ) (@AMaryanneStory) November 26, 2020
— Sherwin Gallardo, MD (@KPDocSG) November 27, 2020
… with doctors from outside Kaiser Permanente hopping aboard the campaign as well …
— Kristy Roloff (@KristyRoloff) November 25, 2020
— Denisa B (@Dennutrition11) November 27, 2020
… and while we may not be able to enjoy our usual holiday traditions this year, #MedicineForMasks shows there are still ways to connect and care for each other in doing our part to slow COVID-19.
I miss my family this Thanksgiving, but will be together with them virtually. I’m excited to continue to support the #MedicineForMasks campaign! Join in with a masked pic and what you are grateful for today. I’m thankful for all the incredible people protecting their loved ones! pic.twitter.com/Z0AH4XZEfn
— Holly Yang, MD (@hollyby) November 26, 2020
🤗 Proud of hubby and the holiday cheer we’re sharing with our neighborhood!
— Diana Shiba, MD (@DianaShibaMD) November 29, 2020
Kaiser Permanente joined more than 130 hospital systems in supporting a national #MaskUp public awareness campaign. Learn more at everymaskup.com.