Stories

Sacrificing Some Personal Liberty to Save Lives and Liberty for All

June 17, 2020

Medical Professional Laura Wilhoite of Franklin, TN writes: I am a physical therapist and I am also certified in wound therapy and lymphedema therapy. For almost 30 years, I have practiced my profession, most of that time in Tennessee where I have lived most of my life, and where I have raised my family. The…

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Gov. Lee is failing to reopen Tennessee safely

June 11, 2020

Tennessee doctors say the state is lagging behind on three factors needed for a safe reopening of the economy.   Today, three Middle Tennessee physicians delivered a message of their own to Governor Lee in response to the recent increase in positive cases and hospitalizations as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. Dr. Thomas Phelps…

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Doctors: Gov. Lee Undermining Cities, Creating Confusion that Jeopardizes Public Health and Business

April 27, 2020

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmonologist currently treating Covid-19 patients and organizer of the 9,500 health care workers who petitioned the Governor for a Stay-at-Home Order issued this statement in response to Gov. Lee undermining cities from taking more cautious approaches to reopening: “Many cities are trying to do the right thing…

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Gov. Lee is Risking Lives

April 24, 2020

Statement Responding to Gov. Lee’s “Reopening TN” Plan NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmonologist currently treating Covid-19 patients and organizer of the 9,500 health care workers who petitioned the Governor for a Stay at Home Order issued this statement ahead of the Governor’s May 1st ‘reopening’ plan for Tennessee: “You are hearing…

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Statement on Repealing Health Protections to “Reopen” the Economy

April 20, 2020

Dr. Aaron Milstone, a pulmnonogist currently treating Covid-19 patients issues this statement: “Before rolling back health protections like the stay at home order Governor Lee should use the power of the state government to scale our ability to quickly identify new cases, break chains of transmission, and protect first responders and health care workers from…

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“It’s too soon to end the Stay at Home Order Protecting Tennessee’s Economy and Lives”

April 17, 2020

Leading Economist Joins TN Business Owners, Health Experts Praise the Stay at Home Order’s Progress in Protecting Lives – and the Economy NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Economist, Dr. Heather Boushey, and Tennessee small business owner, Chris Cobb, discussed with Tennessee business owners and doctors about the economic impact of hospital infrastructure becoming over-run, and the economic benefit…

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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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