Dem ICU Doctor Launches Bid For Tennessee Governor

The Hill reports:

Jason Martin, an intensive care unit doctor, is set to announce his candidacy for Tennessee governor on Monday, saying he hopes to take his experience on the frontlines of the pandemic to the governor’s mansion in a state still grappling with the spread of COVID-19.

Martin, a Democrat who works at community hospitals across Tennessee, says the countless hours he spent in intensive care units during the pandemic led him to believe the state’s leadership had failed Tennessee residents.

He has become a prominent medical voice since the early days of the pandemic, at times offering a behind-the-scenes look at new hospital precautions, high-stress medical situations and how treating COVID-19 patients has affected his life at home, where he is a husband and father to three daughters.

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