Arizona ER doctor says he was fired for tweeting about coronavirus surge
Cleavon Gilman says hospital told him not to return to work after his viral comments about bed shortage
An emergency-room doctor whose dedication throughout the coronavirus pandemic garnered praise from Joe Biden has claimed he was fired by the Arizona hospital where he worked for tweeting about the outbreak’s impact.
Cleavon Gilman told the Arizona Republic he received a call from the Yuma regional medical center on 23 November, less than a day after he shared his frustration online about the state’s lack of hospital beds in tweets that went viral. He said hospital authorities told him not to return to work.