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More than 800K physicians beg Trump to let experts, not holidays, determine when public gatherings are safe again

Added 03-28-20 12:13:02am EST - “Doctors are pleading with President Trump not to end social distancing.” - Nydailynews.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Nydailynews.com: “More than 800K physicians beg Trump to let experts, not holidays, determine when public gatherings are safe again”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

That’s the advice more than 800,000 of the nation’s physicians have for President Trump, who has repeated that he would like to see the locked-down nation back to mingling by Easter.

“Significant COVID-19 transmission continues across the United States, and we need your leadership in supporting science-based recommendations on social distancing that can slow the virus,” reads an open letter from the Council of Medical Specialty Societies.

That missive was sent on behalf of a consortium of more than 40 national medical organizations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Geriatrics Society, the American Psychiatric Association and the Infectious Diseases Society of America

"Easter’s a very special day for me. Wouldn’t it be great to have all of the churches full?” he asked during a chat with the right-wing cable channel. “You’ll have packed churches all over our country. I think it would be a beautiful time.”

The president continues targeting the April 12 holiday as a best case scenario, though skeptics, some from his own party, call that deadline overly optimistic.

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