Doctors send letter to Pres. Trump urging him to cancel Wisconsin rallies
MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Wisconsin doctors are urging President Donald Trump to cancel his rally scheduled in West Salem on Tuesday, oct. 27. He's going there to make his final push to win voters.
Wisconsin doctors have submitted a letter to Pres. Trump encouraging him to cancel all of his rallies in Wisconsin because of the surge in COVID-19 cases throughout the state.
Tuesday's rally will be Pres. Trump's third campaign rally within the last ten days in Wisconsin.
Last week was Wisconsin's deadliest for COVID-19 since the pandemic started.
The doctors say that Pres. Trump is pushing medically inaccurate information at his rallies.
A physician who lives and works in La Crosse County says he is concerned that Pres. Trump's rallies will infect people in the community and cause a spread of COVID-19.
"We just reported a 28 percent infectivity rate on testing. He still may not listen to us. He continues to hold packed, campaign rallies across Wisconsin, but as physicians we need to speak up about what the stakes are and the risks are when the President holds his packed, crowded rallies," said Dr. Robert Freedland, ophthalmologist.
Trump's rally is set for 4 p.m. at the La Crosse Speedway Fairgrounds in West Salem.