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White House coronavirus advisor Dr. Scott Atlas was heavily criticized on Sunday when he tweeted that the people of Michigan should “rise up” against Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s new COVID-19 restrictions. 

Whitmer announced on Sunday that the state would be instituting new measures to curb the spread of the coronavirus in the state, including temporarily stopping in-person college and high school classes, indoor dining at restaurants, and in-home gatherings of more than 10 people from more than two households. 

The new restrictions start Wednesday, and will last for three weeks.

The US is currently in the middle of a third wave of the virus, and surpassed 11 million cases on Sunday.

As of Saturday, Michigan had recorded more than 275,000 cases and 8,376 deaths, according to the most recently available data from the state. In a Sunday press conference, Whitmer described the current situation as “dire” and “the worst moment of this pandemic to date.”

“We are at the precipice and we need to take some action,” she said. 

Following Whitmer’s announcement, Atlas took to Twitter to express his opposition to her plan, writing that “the only way this stops is if people rise up. You …read more

Source:: Businessinsider – Politics


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