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Tennesseans Owe Thanks to Doctors, Health Care Workers for Statewide Stay-at-Home Order By Governor

April 2, 2020

Petition by 2,000 doctors generated 31,000 signatures calling for the life-saving measure. Doctors say more work to do. NASHVILLE — Doctors and nurses who called for a life-saving, statewide stay-at-home order from Gov. Bill Lee are celebrating today. Nearly two weeks after 2,000 doctors sent a letter to Governor Lee and launched a petition calling for the life-saving…

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Doctor Petition to Gov. Lee Signed by Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Dr. Bill Frist

April 2, 2020

NASHVILLE — (April 2, 2020) A coalition of 2,000 doctors that began March 20 petitioning Gov. Bill Lee to follow health expert advice and issue a statewide stay-at-home order has grown to include another 9,500 medical professionals from Tennessee’s medical societies and 31,000 citizens. That coalition now includes former U.S. Senate Majority Leader, Republican Dr.…

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Doctors to Governor Lee: “Our Oath Calls Us to Save Lives, We Are United on Stay-at-Home Order”

April 1, 2020

Dr. Tufik Assad, flanked by 22 of the 2,000 physicians that issued a letter to Governor Lee back on March 20th Respond to Governor Lee’s Claims the Medical Community is Divided on a Stay at Home Order NASHVILLE — (April 1, 2020) Doctors from Tennessee’s medical community rejected claims by Gov. Bill Lee that health experts…

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Disease Expert: Data Supports Stronger Restrictions on Movement to Combat COVID-19 Spread

March 31, 2020

Despite orders and urging public separation, data shows disease accelerating across the state NASHVILLE — (March 31, 2020) An infectious disease expert says despite various interventions and Executive Orders, urging for Tennesseans to stay apart is, so far. failing to slow the spread of COVID-19. “Data actually shows despite all the interventions to date, and…

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Doctors: Half Measures Aren’t Enough

March 30, 2020

How many deaths will it take for Governor Lee to listen to health experts? NASHVILLE — (March 30, 2020) Gov. Bill Lee’s “safer at home” order is a stay-at-home directive in name only, according to doctors who have been calling for stronger action from the governor. It has been 11 days and 12 deaths since…

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Louisiana Critical Care Doctor to Gov. Bill Lee: Statewide Stay-at-Home Order ‘Needs to Happen Now’

March 27, 2020

‘No other option,’ says Tennessee native who works in Baton Rouge, La. NASHVILLE — (Friday, March 27, 2020) — Dr. Aaron Milstone, of Franklin, Tenn., a pulmonary physician, hosted a livestream webinar with Dr. Christopher Bryan Thomas, a critical care doctor battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Louisiana. Dr. Thomas shared what Tennessee can expect if Governor Lee continues to ignore medical experts…

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CNN: “Does Governor Lee’s Action Go Far Enough?”

March 26, 2020

Vanderbilt Doctor of Infectious Disease Says Governor Needs a Stay at Home Order NASHVILLE, Tenn. – (March 26, 2020) During a CNN interview this Thursday, when asked if Governor Lee’s current actions to slow the spread of the coronavirus in Tennessee “went far enough”, Dr. Aronoff, Director of the Division of Infectious Disease at Vanderbilt Medical…

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Risking Lives on the Frontline: Tenn. Doctors Treating COVID-19 Feel Betrayed by Gov. Lee’s Inaction

March 26, 2020

NASHVILLE — (Thursday, March 26, 2020) Tennessee doctors treating COVID-19 patients are speaking hard truths today: Gov. Bill Lee’s administration is two weeks behind in its response to the coronavirus pandemic. This lag is endangering Tennesseans and the very medical caregivers who are working on the frontlines to save lives, according to Dr. Aarron Milstone, of…

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‘Weak Leadership’ — Gov. Bill Lee’s Failure to Act Allowing Uncontrolled Spread of Coronavirus in Tennessee

March 25, 2020

Doctors: Stay-at-Home Order Main Tool Left Remaining To Make the Difference Between 4,000 or 40,000 Tennessean deaths. Dr. Aaron Milstone, a Franklin, Tenn.-based pulmonologist who along with 2,000 doctors and nurses is calling on Gov. Bill Lee to issue a two-week, statewide stay-at-home order to curb the spread of coronavirus,  appeared Wednesday on MSNBC’s Live…

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MSNBC: Tennessee Doctor Pleads for a Statewide Stay-at-Home Order from Gov. Lee

March 25, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN — (Wednesday, March 25, 2020) Dr. Aaron Milstone, a Franklin, Tenn.-based pulmonologist who along with 2,000 doctors and nurses is calling on Gov. Bill Lee to issue a two-week, statewide stay-at-home order to curb the spread of coronavirus,  appeared Tuesday on MSNBC’s All In with Chris Hayes. Here’s a link to his interview…

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