Nearly 100 Virginia medical professionals concerned with Youngkin’s conflicting vaccine messages pen letter, release video about potential dangers

RICHMOND — Medical professionals across Virginia released a new video last week explaining why Republican gubernatorial candidate Glenn Youngkin’s responses about vaccine mandates have them worried for the commonwealth. Nearly 100 physicians also penned a letter outlining their concerns and urging Mr. Youngkin to clearly and unequivocally share his support for vaccine requirements.   “When…

[RELEASE] 350+ Florida medical professionals call on FL Senate to fully vet DeSantis’ surgeon general pick on pandemic response

TALLAHASSEE — More than 350 medical professionals across Florida have signed a letter to the Florida Senate urging them to exercise their authority to ask certain questions of Governor Ron DeSantis’ selection for surgeon general, Dr. Joseph Ladapo. The physicians and health care professionals who signed the letter, organized by the Committee to Protect Health…

Virginia doctors say McAuliffe is clear choice to promote vaccines, save lives

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia physicians and health professionals today said Terry McAuliffe is the only candidate for governor that Virginians can count on to fully promote COVID-19 vaccinations and support life-saving safety measures such as masks. Their call came after his opponent, Glenn Youngkin, released a campaign ad featuring physicians including one who has posted…

Michigan physicians commend Gov. Whitmer for standing up for repro health in budget veto

LANSING — Today, when signing the state’s next budget into law, Gov. Gretchen Whitmer vetoed language inserted in the budget by Republican leaders in the Legislature surrounding family planning services. The contents could have restricted access to these services as well as funding to entities providing abortion care. In response to this veto by Gov.…

Arizona doctors, health professionals sign letter urging Sen. Sinema to support drug cost bill

PHOENIX, Ariz. — Physicians and health professionals across Arizona are urging U.S. Sen. Kyrsten Sinema to support legislation that would reduce the high cost of prescription drugs by allowing Medicare to negotiate for lower prices.   In a letter released today, more than 160 medical professionals called on Sinema to help “millions of Arizonans —…

Michigan doctor says YouTube right to ban Garrett Soldano for dangerous disinformation

LANSING — Today, Republican candidate for governor of Michigan Garrett Soldano announced that YouTube had banned him for life because he has repeatedly violated the website’s guidelines for prohibiting posts that contradict health authorities. According to the Detroit News, Soldano, a chiropractor, had posted videos on YouTube and Facebook, where he also seems to have…

NEW Florida poll: Voters support masks in schools, reject DeSantis’ anti-health handling of pandemic

MIAMI, Fla. — Deeply concerned about spiking COVID-19 infections in their state, three in four Florida voters support allowing local school districts to require masks, a new poll released Thursday shows. The poll, commissioned by concerned medical professionals with the Florida Chapter of the Committee to Protect Health Care, also shows a majority of voters…

Virginia doctors call on Youngkin to support public health, stop undermining COVID-19 safety measures

RICHMOND, Va. — Virginia physicians today called on Republican candidate for governor, Glenn Youngkin, to start fully supporting public health strategies that reduce COVID-19 infections. Sixty medical professionals throughout the commonwealth signed a letter urging Youngkin to stop undermining protective measures like vaccines and masks as he has by expressing opposition to mandates for them.…