Doctor on CNN says WH event “concerning” but DC protesters “doing something very important”

Appearing on CNN, Dr. Rob Davidson condemned guests at the White House attending President Trump’s speech while saying DC protesters “marching against systemic racism” are “doing something very important today.”

Dr. Davidson said “I was very concerned about the White House event last night, 1500 people packed shoulder to shoulder. The head of the White House coronavirus task force in attendance without a mask with his family, his elderly mother. It’s concerning. We know people weren’t tested. Only people in direct contact with President Trump had testing done. I think we’re going to see cases come out of that, it’s just modeling bad behavior. Now, when we juxtapose that to what’s happening in Washington, D.C., right now, people are mostly wearing masks. Now true, there are social distancing issues, however,  this is a public health crisis they are marching against. Systemic racism has taken so many lives in this country, throughout our history.”

He added “If you’re born black in this country in 2017, you have a third-and-half year lower life expectancy if you’re white. If you’re a young black man, you have a 1/1000 change of being shot by police, three times more if you’re born white. I think when you’re marching against a public health emergency, I think you do every risk-mitigation process you can, but we understand that. We have to do the risk-benefit analysis and those folks are doing something very important today.”

Dr. Robinson responded directly to the post and wrote “I said they’re mostly wearing masks. And it is a critical distinction that the reason they’re gathered is to fight a public health emergency. That’s much more worth the risk than a political rally. I would’ve criticised Biden if he had 1500 people tightly packed without masks.”

Stephen L. Miller wrote “CNN did not identify Rob Davidson as a former Democrat candidate for Congress. Only as “emergency room physician” who is giving selective and dangerous medical advice apparently.”