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Just a note to the White House PR jokers: Docs do not wear white coats outside of work settings. Nowadays, they sometimes wear them in the office, and usually during hospital rounds (but increasingly less so).
I never heard of a Doc wearing a white coat in a public setting. It's absurd. Those Docs in DC were used. They are tools. I doubt that any of them are practicing Docs.
What is this Obama PR nonsense? Docs wear hospital coats to prevent the spread of infection. They should probably change them several times a day...and certainly not wear them outside the medical environment.
And while I'm at it, ties should be banned. Nervous docs smooth their ties while giving bad news. Those ties never get cleaned...spread germs from one patient to another.
When I first saw the photo of O flanked by four "doctors" I thought it was odd that they, hmmmmm, came straight from their offices, no time to change or slip off their coats? Plus it just looked goofy. Then I saw the article about the WH passing out coats. LOL.
BTW, there was a story in this week's Parade magazine insert concerning doctors and their white coats. Apparently they're going to stop using them because they don't wash them very often. I assumed they were there to prevent the spread of disease but apparently it more serves their (you chose which "their" I mean) purpose.