Florida Doctors Warn DeSantis: Without Urgent Action, Florida Schools Could Be “Super-Spreader Events” For COVID-19

TAMPA BAY – Florida physicians today warned that, without urgent, needed reforms, the state’s schools could be dangerous super-spreader events for COVID-19. In response, they called on Gov. Ron DeSantis and President Trump to put in place robust safety measures to protect students, teachers and faculty before schools reopen in August as COVID-19 continues to…

Wisconsin Docs Press Pence to Commit to Keeping Fauci & Resume His COVID-19 Briefings 

MADISON, Wis. – Wisconsin physicians today called on Vice President Mike Pence, who is visiting the state, to publicly defend Dr. Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, from Trump Administration smears, and to allow Fauci to resume his COVID-19 briefings. Members of President Trump’s administration have recently attacked Fauci, who has served as…

Michigan docs call on Pence to stop spreading medically inaccurate information, trying to take credit from Gov. Whitmer

LANSING, Mich. – Today, dozens of Michigan physicians called on Vice President Mike Pence to stop spreading medically inaccurate information about COVID-19 because Americans are relying on the White House task force that he leads for reliable fact- and science-based information. Pence is visiting a Sterling Heights steel manufacturing plant and dining at a local…

Wisconsin docs demand Vos resign as Assembly speaker for medically inaccurate information about immigrants, COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. – More than 40 physicians in Wisconsin today demanded Assembly Speaker Robin Vos resign as speaker of the legislature for spreading medically incorrect information and blaming immigrant culture for COVID-19 outbreaks in some counties, including his own.  In a letter, the physicians in the Committee to Protect Medicare said Vos’ remarks revealed a…

HUGE NUMBER OF FLORIDA DOCS WARN DeSANTIS: RNC PLAN COULD ENDANGER THE STATE

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. – More than 100 physicians in Florida today urged Gov. Ron DeSantis to require basic safety measures to protect Floridians from COVID-19 during the Republican National Convention events in Jacksonville.  COVID-19 cases in Florida are rapidly increasing following DeSantis’ early reopening of the state in May, with its biggest one-day spike recorded Thursday,…

Docs, contact tracing expert urge economic, social support for COVID-19 reopening strategy to succeed

Docs, contact tracing expert urge economic, social support for COVID-19 reopening strategy to succeed Watch a recording of the contact tracing discussion on Zoom and on Facebook.  CHICAGO – The Committee to Protect Medicare and a pioneer in America’s use of contact tracing during a previous pandemic today called for robust investments in public health…

CTP Partners Update | May 22, 2020

Happy Memorial Day! Below is a weekly roundup of CTP’s many local and national media hits, advocacy actions, and compelling social media content. We appreciate the help of the many physicians and partner organizations who have worked tirelessly this week to advocate for expanded healthcare and a coordinated response to this pandemic. – CTP Team…

MI docs, health workers: Trump should cut photo-ops & get us needed COVID-19 tests

MI docs, health workers: Trump should cut photo-ops & get us needed COVID-19 tests Ongoing testing shortages threaten safety as all states start to reopen  LANSING — The Committee to Protect Medicare, a national organization of physicians, along with Priorities Michigan, SEIU Healthcare Michigan, and health care workers today called on President Trump to explain…

Docs slam Trump remark calling ‘death’ of frontline workers a ‘beautiful thing to see’ 

Docs slam Trump remark calling ‘death’ of frontline workers a ‘beautiful thing to see’  CHICAGO — The Committee to Protect Medicare, a national organization of physicians, today criticized President Trump for calling the image of medical workers facing death without sufficient protective equipment “a beautiful thing to see.” Trump made the remarks Thursday during a…