Medic is targeted by vigilantes for not social distancing

Source: Daily Mail Online - View Original Article
Published: May 05, 2020
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92% "A growing spate of social distancing vigilantism has emerged with citizens calling each other out for flouting executive orders""
90% "Murdock said he was 'in FULL agreement' with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' first safer-at-home executive order scheduled to end on April 24 but disagreed ..."
89% "But the vigilantism has also come under fire.""
85% "In April, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio set up a hotline for people to send in pictures of fellow New Yorkers seen flouting ..."
84% "A growing spate of social distancing vigilantism has emerged with citizens calling each other out for flouting executive orders Police have stepped up patrols outside ..."
82% "'The forced lockdown has caused severe adverse health consequences locally, as it has prevented people from getting the care they need.""
80% "Rusch, also from Wausau, slammed Murdock and warned the cardiologist's patients to go to him for treatment 'at your own risk'.""
79% "Aspirus said Murdock had broken its company policy that required all employees to comply with Wisconsin's safer-at-home order, which bans gatherings of 10 or ..."
78% "His picture popped up, and when I saw it, I was furious,' Rusch told the New York Times.""

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92% : A growing spate of social distancing vigilantism has emerged with citizens calling each other out for flouting executive orders
90% : Murdock said he was 'in FULL agreement' with Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers' first safer-at-home executive order scheduled to end on April 24 but disagreed with its extension across the entire state, where he says some communities have not been as hard hit by COVID-19 as had been expected.
89% : But the vigilantism has also come under fire.
85% : In April, New York Mayor Bill de Blasio set up a hotline for people to send in pictures of fellow New Yorkers seen flouting the state's social distancing rules.
84% : A growing spate of social distancing vigilantism has emerged with citizens calling each other out for flouting executive orders Police have stepped up patrols outside a cardiologist's home after he was suspended from his job and targeted by vigilantes who exposed him on social media for not social distancing at an anti-lockdown rally in Wisconsin.
82% : The photo sparked a backlash, with many condemning Murdock's behavior on social media and Rusch leading swathes of people to contact his employer Aspirus calling for him to be fired.
82% : 'The forced lockdown has caused severe adverse health consequences locally, as it has prevented people from getting the care they need.
80% : Rusch, also from Wausau, slammed Murdock and warned the cardiologist's patients to go to him for treatment 'at your own risk'.
79% : Aspirus said Murdock had broken its company policy that required all employees to comply with Wisconsin's safer-at-home order, which bans gatherings of 10 or more people.
78% : His picture popped up, and when I saw it, I was furious,' Rusch told the New York Times.
71% : Authorities have now had to step up protection for the Wausau-based medic (pictured) after someone left a bag of feces on the front steps of his home '
69% : On the other side stands the counter-protesters and vigilantes who are fearful that states opening too soon and people ignoring medical advice that social distancing is key to flattening the curve could spark a renewed spike in cases and deaths of American people.
68% : 'Lower-risk areas and businesses need to make plans to open the economy soon,' he added.
67% : Now protest at Mosinee on April 19 calling for an end to Wisconsin's stay-at-home order.
67% : Another shocking picture shows the doctor disregarding social distancing rules to maintain a six foot distance from other attendees as he has his arms around a priest while they hold up a sign that reads: 'We are an essential service.'
67% : 'I thought, this guy is out here hugging people and rubbing elbows without P.P.E. on and he's actively seeing patients.'
66% : 'Fortunately, we have not seen nearly as many COVID cases as we had expected and were prepared to treat.
66% : This is likely to get worse as many health care organizations are facing financial collapse.'
66% : He said he believes restrictions should be maintained in hard-hit areas of the US but called for a 'regional' approach.
65% : But, the disgraced medic has hit back at the vigilantes who he said have spread 'misinformation' about him and engaged in a 'political hit job' against him.
65% : As the pandemic continues to spread across the US and some states start to ease lockdown restrictions, the nation has become increasingly divided over the appropriate response to the pandemic.
65% : A growing number of people on this side have become informants, reporting people to the authorities or at more of a grassroots level for violating stay-at-home orders.
63% : Vigilant Kevin Rusch (above) posted the photo on Murdock's Facebook page with the question: 'Is this true David?'
61% : Neighborhood websites and notice boards are being used to shame local people.
60% : Now protest at Mosinee on April 19 breaking the state's stay-at-home order.
58% : Authorities have now had to step up protection for the Wausau-based medic after someone left a bag of feces on the front steps of his home - part of a growing spate of social distancing vigilantism emerging across the US as the pandemic continues to divide the American people.
55% : The picture was posted with the condemnation above Murdock was exposed on social media last month when an old acquaintance spotted pictures of him at the Open Wisconsin
54% : Rusch posted the photo on Murdock's Facebook page with the question: 'Is this true David?'
54% : This marks one in a string of cases where vigilante behavior is flooding the nation as tensions mount between the anti-lockdown protesters on one side and social distancing champions on the other.
51% : Those numbers have not changed for several days,' he wrote.
50% : The following day, Murdock was suspended from the hospital for a week and has since extended his absence with annual leave.
50% : I wanted to see and talk to people, from a distance, ask them why are you here'.
50% : On one side, thousands of anti-lockdown protesters - many of them sporting Republican and Donald Trump merchandise - have taken to the streets and marched on capitol buildings demanding an end to stay-at-home orders claiming they have lost their liberty and businesses, jobs and the economy have been irreparably damaged.
50% : De Blasio faced a backlash from people citing the move 'un-American' on social media and the system was temporarily shut down.
48% : The doctor of 33 years was exposed when Kevin Rusch spotted a photo of him in the crowds at the rally and shamed him for breaking the state's stay-at-home order and putting his patients at risk of exposure to the virus.
46% : Dr. David Murdock, a cardiologist at Aspirus medical group, has been banned from seeing patients for the 'foreseeable future' after photos of him flouting social distancing rules and not wearing a mask at a protest last month went viral on Facebook.
44% : Dr. David Murdock, a cardiologist at Aspirus medical group, was suspended after this photo circulated on social media of him at the Open Wisconsin
43% : In the image, Murdock is seen sporting an American flag bandanna on his head and smiling at the camera.
42% : Meanwhile, social media is flooded with pictures of so-called 'covidiots', and the hashtag #FloridaMorons has been trending, shaming beachgoers ignoring social distancing in the sunshine state.
38% : He also said his family had been forced to file a police report after feces was left on the steps of their home.
38% : He also said his family had been forced to file a police report after feces was left on the steps of their home
36% : Murdock also claimed he attended the event for research for a book about his career as a cardiologist so he could see 'what this virus was doing to the community.
33% : The company said in a statement that Murdock 'took part in a large gathering this weekend and appeared to violate social distancing practices'.
33% : The disgraced medic has hit back at the vigilantes who he said have spread 'misinformation' about him and engaged in a 'political hit job' against him Murdock insisted he complied with social distancing at the protest and that no patients have been put at risk by his actions.
32% : Like many of the protesters, he was not wearing a face mask.
26% : As of today, there have been only 17 confirmed cases of COVID in Marathon County and only one mortality since the beginning of the pandemic.
24% : In a Facebook post dated April 26, he insisted he complied with social distancing at the protest and that no patients have been put at risk by his actions.
23% : Murdock, 68, admitted he attended the event but insisted he was social distancing.
13% : John Hopkins University & Medicine Privacy Policy

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