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'Who lives, who dies, who knows': COVID-19 warrior Dr Faheem Younus has a message for social media trolls

05:26 PM Aug 08, 2020 | FPJ Web Desk

Amid the ongoing crisis, COVID-19 warriors are going through a tough time. COVID-19 warrior Dr Faheem Younus shared his ordeal with netizens.

Younus is the Chief of Infectious Diseases, University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health.

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Well, he has a message for all the social media trolls out there. In a series of tweet, he expressed his ordeal and said that "he is getting hate from people for his identity."

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Younus says "1/ **Thread** Giving COVID tips to all. Yet getting hate from... ...Indians for being a Muslim ..Pakistanis for being an Ahmadi .Americans for being Scientific Others for being an American! I embrace ALL my identities & don’t need pity. But we need to talk:) Read till end.."

Now, he has a message for people from India, Pakistan and the US.

In a message for Indians, he said, "2/6: Dear Indians, pandemic is a sobering time. Who lives, who dies, who knows. Let’s be kind Don’t judge people by their names; don’t judge a faith by its nutcases. Broad brushing any large group is a bad idea."

In his message to Pakistanis, Younus said, "3/6: Dear Pakistanis, my motherland, we’ve been fed sectarian myths for political gains. Those myths can also be busted by learning the facts instead of believing in propaganda. We have more in common... We have a choice. Why not learn more, hate less?"

And to Americans, he emphasised on a very important point. He said that there is no point politicising the virus over its mortality or HCQ. "4/6: Dear fellow Americans, there’s no point politicizing a virus over its mortality or facemasks or hydroxychloroquine We’re fortunate to have the world’s best scientists. How unfortunate to distrust and not defer to their expertise? Follow science, make miracles," he said.

"5/6: To those who hate just because I’m an American, don’t judge us by our politics or our COVID management. Neither is good:) But come visit the US and you’ll see how magnanimous the people are and how free the air is. I hope America helps the world with treatments/vaccines," Younus adds.

To conclude his message, he said, '6/ MOST IMPORTANT: Haters are few. A large majority from all nations is smart, generous and loving. I see you. I feel you. I thank you! For others who “other” me, I wish you health and prosperity. May God protect you and your loved ones. “Love for all, hatred for none.” End/"

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