World News – US – Green Bay hospital systems warn Trump rally could have negative effects in fight against COVID-19


GREEN BAY, Wis (WBAY) – In solidarity, the largest hospital systems in Green Bay say that the rally planned by President Donald Trump on Friday could have negative effects in the fight against the spread of COVID-19

Bellin Health, Prevea Health, HSHS Mary’s and St. Vincent Hospitals and Aurora BayCare Medical Center released a joint statement Thursday evening

« It’s more important than ever to avoid large crowds, especially here in Green Bay, Wisconsin, where we are seeing the fastest spread of COVID-19 in the United States, » the statement said.

Thousands of people are expected to show up for the presidential rally at Austin-Straubel International Airport on Friday as the two presidential campaigns make a final blow to Wisconsin ahead of election day

« The safest option would be for everyone to stay at home and have a virtual event, » said Brown County public health spokesperson Claire Paprocki « We know that probably won’t be the case »

President Trump’s visit to Green Bay lasted for weeks He canceled a visit on October 3 after falling with COVID-19

Former Vice President Joe Biden, his Democratic challenger, will also be in Wisconsin on Friday and stop in Milwaukee

Brown County Republican Party Chairman James Fitzgerald said he understands the concerns of the medical community Participants will be asked to use common sense, such as wearing a mask and social distancing

« It’s really up to people to decide if they think it’s in their best interests to attend the rally and if they do, we welcome them, » said Fitzgerald

He added that the Coronavirus guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention will be followed on Friday

« We have a great medical community here and they have done a great job of communicating the COVID numbers and its impact in Brown County and certainly in the town of Green Bay, » Fitzgerald said

According to Brown County Public Health, mass rallies could lead to spread of novel coronavirus

« If you do decide to come together, think again about how your individual actions might affect the community as a whole, » Paprocki said

The doors open at 11:30 am Friday with the president who will speak at 2:30 pm

Donald Trump, Green Bay

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