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On the Violence in Ukraine

February 26, 2022
by Mark David Siegel

Hi everyone,

This morning, our thoughts go out to those under attack in Ukraine, including friends and families within our community.

The violence reminds us that we can never take peace for granted, even in modern democracies. It also reminds us that freedom and security are easily lost if not defended.

As physicians, we know that war shatters the physical and mental health of innocent people. It’s our duty to state our opposition to violence, clearly and unequivocally.

In the days ahead, let’s hold the people of Ukraine in our hearts, and let’s use our words and deeds to promote peace, here and everywhere.

Take care,


PS: There will be a Yale Rally for Ukraine on High Street today at 2PM:

PPS: For further reading:

As Russian troops cross into Ukraine, we need to remind ourselves of the impact of war on health

I’m in Kyiv, and It Is Terrifying

PPPS: We’ll be driving back from Montreal today. See you soon.


Submitted by Mark David Siegel on February 27, 2022