PA doctors blast GOP legislators for attacks on Gov. Wolf’s orders, urge them to follow science on COVID-19 safety measures

PHILADELPHIA – Physicians today called on Republican members of the General Assembly to cease their political attacks on Gov. Tom Wolf’s actions surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. The partisan attacks on Wolf, a Democrat, have included a lawsuit led by some Pennsylvania Republican legislators seeking to eliminate Wolf’s efforts to maximize social distancing, including placing limits…

Michigan docs urge Legislature, Trump Administration to fund school safety, not threaten cuts

LANSING, Mich. – Weeks before school resumes, Michigan physicians today called on the State Legislature and the Trump Administration to provide resources and support to Michigan schools so students, teachers and staff are safer during a pandemic that has killed more than 162,000 Americans. The physicians urged increased funding to pay for more testing, contact…

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…

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…

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,…

Wisconsin COVID-19 chaos the result of Trump’s nonexistent strategy, reckless push to reopen economy

MADISON – Wisconsin’s efforts to rein in the COVID-19 pandemic plunged into chaos and uncertainty overnight because President Trump failed to implement a coherent, unified national strategy to fight the pandemic, Wisconsin physicians with the Committee to Protect Medicare said today. Wisconsin’s main strategy to reduce infections and protect public health was Gov. Tony Evers’…