Dr. Scott Atlas, a member of the White House coronavirus task force, called for people to “rise up” up after Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer announced a three-week “pause to save lives” during the coronavirus pandemic.
“The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you accept. #FreedomMatters #StepUp,” Atlas said in a tweet Sunday night about the new public health measures.
Whitmer, who has appealed to the Trump administration to intervene in the pandemic, announced a series of measures – including closing colleges, high schools, workplaces and in-person dining – to control the spread of the disease, the Washington Post reported.
Responding to Atlas’ tweet, Whitmer said on CNN on Sunday night: “We know that the White House likes to single us out here in Michigan, me out in particular. I’m not going to be bullied into not following reputable scientists and medical professionals.”
Whitmer told host Wolf Blitzer that she consults “people that actually