Statement from HPTN Leadership Regarding Senseless Loss of Life in U.S. Due to Police Brutality
1 June 2020
It is horrifying to witness the senseless deaths of Black/African American men and women due to police brutality and indifference. This pattern is not new. The most recent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and George Floyd and the many before them demonstrate callousness beyond measure and an indifference to human life – this is unacceptable. Every one of us must stand against racism and discrimination in all its forms and wherever it takes place. We cannot remain silent. We must all demand societies where equality, humanity, and respect extend to all people, and bigotry and racial violence will not be tolerated. We stand with those in this fight for justice.
Myron S. Cohen, MD
Wafaa El-Sadr, MD, MPH, MPA
HPTN Principal Investigators