Researchers at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health claim in a new article that the 2016 election of Donald Trump could cause an increased risk of disease, premature childbirth and premature death, particularly among “marginalized groups” like Muslims, immigrants and racial minorities.
The article, by Harvard professor David R. Williams and Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital psychiatrist Morgan Medlock, is being published in the June 8 issue of New England Journal of Medicine.
“Elections can matter for the health of children and adults in profound ways that are often unrecognized and unaddressed,” Williams said in a statement.
The pair didn’t conduct any new research but studied previously released studies.
Following the election of Donald Trump, health professionals said that some individuals who opposed Trump experienced “Post Election Stress Disorder.”
“It’s been crippling,” Clinton voter Wally Pfingsten told CNN. “I feel angry, really, really angry, far more angry than I expected to be.”
An online therapist location service in New York City reported a spike in web traffic in the days immediately following the election caused mainly by gay, lesbian and minority clients.