Georgia docs: Perdue, Loeffler fail to protect people’s health, profit off pandemic as COVID-19 surges into ‘21

View the full call here. ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia physicians today blasted Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for repeatedly failing to protect Georgians even as they profit off the COVID-19 pandemic that continues to overwhelm hospitals and sicken record numbers of people.  “Sens. Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue have been missing in action on…

Georgia docs urge healthcare expansion as COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations soar; Trump, Loeffler, Perdue fumble relief

View the full call here. ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia physicians today called on federal and state policymakers to expand healthcare that would help hundreds of thousands of Georgians, including those who lost their employer-provided coverage, as COVID-19 cases soar and hospitals risk becoming overwhelmed. Georgia currently ranks 12th highest among states for rate of new…

Georgia docs blast Loeffler, Perdue for reckless political rallies, little safety as pandemic surges

View the full call here. ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia physicians today criticized Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler for holding crowded, mostly maskless campaign rallies, even indoors, as the COVID-19 pandemic sickens a record number of people this week and hospitalizations surge. The physicians asked Sens. Loeffler and Perdue to cancel crowded campaign rallies for…

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

PHILADELPHIA, Penn. — Pennsylvania physicians praised Gov. Tom Wolf’s new statewide protections against COVID-19 announced today as critical to minimizing disease spread and preventing more deaths. Wolf announced new safety measures that include a suspension of indoor dining at restaurants, limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings, and a pause on activities in theaters, arcades, casinos,…

Physicians urge Georgians to sign up for healthcare before ACA Dec. 15 deadline as pandemic spikes

View the full press call here. ATLANTA, Ga. — Physicians today called on Georgians to sign up for healthcare under the Affordable Care Act before the enrollment deadline Dec. 15. The physicians’ appeal came as the COVID-19 pandemic continued to surge, including a record 6,601 new infections on Friday, a single-day record.  “During a pandemic,…

Georgia docs urge Perdue, Loeffler to pass COVID-19 relief immediately to help prevent more deaths

ATLANTA, Ga. — Georgia physicians today called on Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler to immediately pass a COVID-19 relief package that includes support for struggling Georgians and resources for healthcare workers that can help save lives. On Thursday, the COVID-19 death toll in Georgia was 8,879, with 433,353 infected and sickened, including thousands of…

Wisconsin physicians blast Sen. Johnson for promoting unproven treatment for COVID-19

MADISON, Wis. — Wisconsin physicians today expressed alarm that U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson (R-Wisconsin) is promoting unproven, and potentially dangerous, treatments for COVID-19. The physicians signed a letter opposing medically inaccurate misinformation that home remedies can cure COVID-19, which Johnson is spotlighting in a hearing of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee that…