Dr. Birx: Michigan Protesters in Big Crowds and Not Wearing Masks Are ‘Devastatingly Worrisome’

Dr. Birx: Michigan Protesters in Big Crowds and Not Wearing Masks Are ‘Devastatingly Worrisome’

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Janet Ybarra
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Former Washington Journalist
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While Donald Trump has been encouraging the protesters in Michigan, his White House coronavirus response coordinator is aghast at the potential for those protesters to eventually sicken others.

Trump stirred the protests at the Michigan state Capitol on Twitter, telling people to “liberate” their state from the stay-at-home orders issued by Gov Gretchen Whitmer (D).

These protesters say that they want a quick reopening of the state’s economy.

However, the protests in Michigan appear to have transcended the issues at hand, with some demonstrators displaying swastikas, Confederate flags and other offensive iconography.

Others focused on the politics but White House coronavirus response coordinator Dr Deborah Birx worried about the public health implications.

In Michigan, nearly 3,800 people have died of the virus, with more than 41,000 confirmed cases.

“It’s devastatingly worrisome to me personally. If they go home and infect their grandmother or grandfather who have a co-morbid condition and they have a serious or unfortunate outcome, they will feel guilty for the rest of our lives,” she said. “We need to protect each other at the same time we’re voicing our discontent.”

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