Megan L. Ranney is an Emergency Physician at the Rhode Island Hospital and an Associate Professor at Brown University. During the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic Ranney brought public attention to the deficit of protective equipment for United States frontline workers. She launched the grassroots organisation #GetUsPPE to collect, create and distribute personal protective equipment around the United States.
== Quotes ==
He was a leader within the emergency room field. ... Unless our government steps up & gets us the protective equipment we need, he will be the first of many of my colleagues.
About her colleague, Frank Gabrin, who died to the coronavirus disease in March 2020. He was the first emergency doctor to die from such symptoms. As quoted in Klar, Rebecca (2020-04-01). US emergency room doctor dies after coronavirus symptoms (in en). TheHill.There are side effects to hydroxychloroquine. It causes psychiatric symptoms, cardiac problems and a host of other bad side effects. [...] There may be a role for it for some people, but to tell Americans ‘you don’t have anything to lose,’ that’s not true. People certainly have something to lose by taking it indiscriminately.
In response to Donald Trump's statement on using the drug as treatment for coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). Quoted in Ignoring Expert Opinion, Trump Again Promotes Use of Hydroxychloroquine (April 5, 2020) by Michael Crowley, Katie Thomas and Maggie Haberman, The New York Times.
== External links ==
Megan Ranney's profile at Brown University