ATLANTA — The president of the American Medical Association, a Georgia doctor speaking to reporters across the nation from her home base in Atlanta on Tuesday, pleaded with citizens and leaders to listen to science amid the coronavirus pandemic, and to act accordingly.
This year, the AMA, the nation’s premier advocacy group of doctors, is led by Dr. Patrice Harris, an Atlanta-area psychiatrist. Harris didn’t call any leaders or states out by name. But she had choice words for certain practices.
For anyone thinking about Georgia beach parties this weekend, Harris raised “the direct link between a large social gathering and a spike in cases.”
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