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…

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

Wisconsin COVID-19 chaos the result of Trump’s nonexistent strategy, reckless push to reopen economy NOTE: The physicians below are speaking in their capacity as members of the Committee to Protect Medicare. They should be identified only as indicated in this news release. MADISON – Wisconsin’s efforts to rein in the COVID-19 pandemic plunged into chaos…

Docs praise Whitmer’s COVID-19 plan despite dangerous protests, warn against rush to reopen

Docs praise Whitmer’s COVID-19 plan despite dangerous protests, warn against rush to reopen NOTE: The physicians below are speaking in their capacity as members of the Committee to Protect Medicare. They should be identified only as indicated in this news release. LANSING, Mich. – Michigan doctors with the Committee to Protect Medicare praised Michigan Gov.…

Speaker Turzai’s medically incorrect comments about kids, COVID-19 are ‘reckless,’ ‘dangerous’

Speaker Turzai’s medically incorrect comments about kids, COVID-19 are ‘reckless,’ ‘dangerous’  NOTE: The physicians below are speaking in their capacity as members of the Committee to Protect Medicare. They should be identified only as indicated in this news release. PHILADELPHIA – The Committee to Protect Medicare Monday called Pennsylvania House Speaker Mike Turzai’s recommendation to…