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    Ellen Pompeo Called Out Dr. Phil And Dr. Oz For Their Comments About The Coronavirus

    *Mic drop*

    It's been a rough week for television "doctors," to put it mildly. First, Dr. Oz caused a load of backlash after suggesting that schools should reopen if it would "only" kill 2%–3% more people.

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    Then Dr. Phil compared COVID-19 deaths with those resulting from automobile accidents, smoking, and swimming pools — using some very incorrect statistics while doing so.

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    Well, Ellen Pompeo, aka Meredith Grey herself, has spoken, and she is NOT happy.


    First Ellen tweeted against people who were out protesting stay-at-home orders in California.

    They didn’t get the memo that this isn’t about them if any of them get sick they should be fine with just going home and staying home caring for themselves don’t have the right to ask for help from people you didn’t care about when you were waving your flag...

    Then she called out "old white guy tv docs" and said that she is "tired [of] out of touch old fools" — which, tbh, same.

    Also the old white guy tv docs who say stupid selfish shit should yes ...walk that shit riht back .to your lazy boys and sit your stupid asses down in your living rooms on your golf courses where you live..tired out of touch old fools don’t get me started today

    Ellen continued by saying that making "careless statements" went against the Hippocratic oath, especially when so many health care workers are "suffering."

    Also to those out of touch tv docs which I’m sure they would call me took an oath so so many years ago to do no harm... making careless statements in this environment when so many healthcare workers are suffering physically and defying that oath

    Then, just in case you had any doubts as to who Ellen was referring to, she responded to a tweet with pictures of the aforementioned TV doctors — as well as Drew Pinsky, who previously inaccurately compared the coronavirus and COVID-19 to the flu.

    I love this because ...They have been so busy in their dressing rooms getting their faces powdered and worrying about their ratings ...they have no idea what doctors and healthcare professionals on the front lines actually do or they just don’t care

    Excuse me, I think I need to cool off; I cannot handle this level of burn.