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WATCH: Tennessee Doctor Threatened by Anti-Maskers Said Situation Was “Mind-Blowing”

People vote for politicians to make policy decisions in the places that they live. People go to the doctor to stay safe and healthy. But thanks to frequent misinformation from the GOP and its media arm, many are now trusting their elected officials more for health advice than their own doctors.

Kings Park, N.Y.: A crowd of people holding signs stand in front of Kings Park High School in Kings Park, New York during an anti-mask rally before a Board of Education meeting on June 8, 2021. (Photo by Steve Pfost/Newsday RM via Getty Images)

During a recent school event in Tennessee, doctors explained the benefits of COVID mitigation efforts in school. Following the event, they were chased, taunted and threatened by anti-mask attendees. One of those doctors, Britt Maxwell, explained the situation this morning on CNN’s New Day.

Maxwell told CNN’s John Berman, “The energy in that room was hot, and I knew that things were going to get a lot worse. My wife was there, she’s a medical professional too, so we decided we need to go during the recess. Before we walked out, we had to brace ourselves. I took my wife’s arm and I said ‘Just remember, no matter what they say, these are the lives we’re trying to save.'”

The doctor continued, “I was approached and someone put their hand in my face and called me a traitor. I don’t see how anyone can say that when I’ve been on the frontlines of this pandemic since the beginning, treating patients in rooms, unvaccinated for the vast majority of it, hoping I wouldn’t take it home to my family.”

Watch a clip of the interview below, courtesy of CNN:

 



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