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Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:45 AM

Trump coronavirus adviser Scott Atlas urges Michigan to 'rise up' against new Covid-19 measures

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Source: CNN

White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas criticized Michigan's new Covid-19 restrictions in a tweet shortly after they were announced Sunday evening, urging people to "rise up" against the new public health measures.
"The only way this stops is if people rise up," Atlas said. "You get what you accept. #FreedomMatters #StepUp"

His message -- which runs counter to the consensus of public health officials -- is likely to fuel new tension between the White House and Michigan Democratic Gov. Gretchen Whitmer, whom federal and state officials announced last month was the target of an alleged domestic terrorism kidnapping plot.

Responding to Atlas' tweet Sunday evening, Whitmer told CNN's Wolf Blitzer, "We know that the White House likes to single us out here in Michigan, me out in particular. I'm not going to be bullied into not following reputable scientists and medical professionals." Instead, Whitmer said, she consults "people that actually have studied and are well respected worldwide on these issues, not the -- not the individual that is doing the President's bidding on this one."

Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel echoed that message in a pair of tweets Sunday evening, casting Atlas' posting as, "disappointing, irresponsible, and the reason why the United States finds itself in such desperate circumstances regarding COVID-19."

Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2020/11/15/politics/scott-atlas-coronavirus-michigan/index.html

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elleng Nov 16 #1
RainCaster Nov 16 #2
appalachiablue Nov 16 #3
Blue Owl Nov 16 #4
Thekaspervote Nov 16 #5
irisblue Nov 16 #9
Aussie105 Nov 16 #6
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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:48 AM

1. "The only way this stops is if people rise up," Atlas said.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:51 AM

2. "Above all else, do no harm"

The AMA should take his license for life. He is no expert, but he plays one on TV.
Fake!
Really- can they do something to take away his credentials?

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 12:54 AM

3. Dupe

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:01 AM

4. "Rise up, and die!"

Makes all kinds of sense...

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 01:34 AM

5. I went to report that tweet and it has been removed

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Response to Thekaspervote (Reply #5)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 06:24 AM

9. He is back tracking fast. He is an embarrassment to Radiology Professionals

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 02:28 AM

6. Self righteous indignation and 'rising up'

are great ways to solve problems!

The COVID virus will flee in fright before the might of the Great Unwashed, and Trump will get his second term!

. . . . actually, probably not.

Be smart and safe, because the alternative isn't too pleasant.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 03:59 AM

7. This asswipe needs to have his medical license revoked.

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 05:49 AM

8. Another total asshole

a requirement to work for Trump

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Response to PSPS (Original post)

Mon Nov 16, 2020, 06:33 AM

10. Locking

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