Michigan doctors praise Whitmer’s stronger COVID-19 safeguards as critical to saving lives amid worsening pandemic

LANSING, Mich. — Michigan physicians praised Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new statewide protections against COVID-19 announced today as critical to reduce infections and minimize disease spread at a time when Michigan just suffered its worst week of the pandemic, with 416 deaths from COVID-19 and 44,019 new cases. Whitmer announced new safety measures that include limits…

Pennsylvania docs warn Supreme Court’s potential healthcare repeal endangers lives as COVID-19 worsens; 200 docs sign national letter of concern

View the full press call here.  PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Pennsylvania physicians warned that repealing federal healthcare protections endangers people’s safety and lives as the Supreme Court hears oral arguments today in a legal attack to strike down the Affordable Care Act in the middle of a rapidly worsening COVID-19 pandemic. President Trump and 18 Republican…

Michigan docs, nurses blast Trump rallies today as data links events to deaths, mass sickness

View video of the press call here.  GRAND RAPIDS/TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Michigan physicians and nurses today blasted President Trump for continuing to hold large, in-person campaign rallies in Michigan as COVID-19 cases surge in west and northern Michigan, stretching hospitals thin, while new data links Trump’s rallies to avoidable deaths. More than 35 healthcare…

Pennsylvania docs blast Trump rally for risking more COVID-19 deaths as cases skyrocket

View video of the press call.  PHILADELPHIA — Pennsylvania physicians criticized President Trump for continuing to hold crowded campaign rallies, including three in the state on Saturday, that increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading into communities that are experiencing more cases of deaths and sickness. Pennsylvania’s public health officials are warning that COVID-19 spread is…

Wisconsin docs blast Trump rally for risking more COVID-19 deaths as cases skyrocket

View/Download full video of the press call.  MILWAUKEE, Wis. — Wisconsin physicians criticized President Trump for continuing to hold crowded campaign rallies, including one today in Green Bay, that increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading into communities that are experiencing more cases of deaths and sickness. “Physicians across Wisconsin have repeatedly begged President Trump to…

Michigan docs blast Trump rally for risking more COVID-19 spread as cases rise statewide

View/download video of the press call.  WATERFORD, Mich. — Michigan physicians criticized President Trump for continuing to hold crowded campaign rallies, including one today in Waterford, that increase the risk of COVID-19 spreading into communities that are experiencing more cases of deaths and sickness. Oakland County, where Trump’s rally is scheduled, has the second-highest death…

Michigan physicians lambaste Speaker Chatfield for attending Trump rally without mask, setting dangerous example amidst COVID-19 surge

LANSING, Mich. — The Committee to Protect Medicare today reprimanded Republican House Speaker Lee Chatfield for attending a crowded Trump rally yesterday without wearing a mask even as COVID-19 cases surge across the state of Michigan. Chatfield was photographed standing at the Lansing rally less than 6 feet away from others, who were also maskless. …

FLORIDA PHYSICIANS BLAME TRUMP AND DeSANTIS FOR JUMP IN COVID-19 CASES, HOSPITALIZATIONS; CALL FOR NEW COURSE

View full video of the press call here.  FLORIDA – Physicians from Miami, Jacksonville, and Gainesville today held a virtual press call to assign responsibility for the new increase in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations to Governor Ron DeSantis and President Donald Trump. Their call comes as Florida sees what seems to be a second surge…

Docs urge Nevada voters to practice safety as early in-person voting begins, with new spike in COVID-19

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — As early in-person voting begins in Nevada, physicians urged voters to, if possible, make a plan to safely vote early in person, including practicing science-based safety precautions. The appeal came as Nevada sees a resurgence of COVID-19 cases. “People who must vote in-person can do so safely by following science-based measures…

Michigan docs: House GOP COVID-19 plan is a shameful election stunt

Physicians demand answers on plan viewed as inadequate View the full video here LANSING, Mich. — Michigan physicians said today Republican legislators’ plan to address COVID-19 unveiled Tuesday — eight months after the pandemic began and 14 days prior to a general election — raises more questions than it provides solutions. “Physicians and health professionals…