ER Doc Starts Program That Registers Patients To Vote | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

ER Doc Starts Program That Registers Patients To Vote | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC 1

Massachusetts emergency room physician Dr. Alister Martin tells Ayman Mohyeldin about the organization he created, VotER, which allows patients who come into hospitals to register to vote. Dr. Martin says COVID has made voting a "public health issue," which led him to the creation of the campaign. Aired on 08/03/2020.
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ER Doc Starts Program That Registers Patients To Vote | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC

31 Comments on "ER Doc Starts Program That Registers Patients To Vote | Hallie Jackson | MSNBC"

  1. Steve Turner | August 3, 2020 at 1:32 PM | Reply

    Brilliant – irrespective of party persuasion this initiative to help people have an opinion and have a voice is what we need more of

  2. David Gerescher | August 3, 2020 at 1:33 PM | Reply

    Thank you Dr. Martin!

  3. Alex Johnson | August 3, 2020 at 1:38 PM | Reply

    I agree with everyone else here. All power to this wonderful initiative. Thank you Doc.

  4. Alain Savard | August 3, 2020 at 1:41 PM | Reply

    People don’t wait for others to help…
    The voter suppression machine is up and running.
    Help locally wherever possible.

  5. Naima Alicassim | August 3, 2020 at 1:43 PM | Reply

    Very clever idea doctor. God bless you.

  6. Professional, big heart and incredibly handsome. Thank you for your existence, Mr. Martin!!!!!!

  7. Tim Hodgetts | August 3, 2020 at 1:44 PM | Reply

    America has always developed and produced heroes and in these dire circumstances, another has stepped to the fore. These are the people who deserve the praise and respect in society.

  8. Brilliant idea…just helpful to everyone doctors…nurses who can’t get away to vote….most excellent πŸ‘

    • Forever Spring | August 4, 2020 at 11:58 AM | Reply

      @james kenyon Good one! πŸ˜…

    • james kenyon | August 4, 2020 at 1:34 PM | Reply

      @Forever Spring She loses big time mostly because she’s so dumb she doesn’t know how she got the right to vote. Critical thinking is beyond this woman’s capacity!

    • james kenyon | August 4, 2020 at 1:37 PM | Reply

      @Crystal Giddens That is not a fact you must be getting your info from a box of cracker jacks or a fortune teller. Do you believe in little green men as well?

    • Crystal Giddens | August 4, 2020 at 1:42 PM | Reply

      @james kenyon β€œLinking data on confirmed positive cases (identified through testing by NHS and PHE laboratories and commercial partners) to the NHS Demographic Batch Service: when a patient dies, the NHS central register of patients is notified (this is not limited to deaths in hospitals). The list of all lab-confirmed cases is checked against the NHS central register each day, to check if any of the patients have died.”
      Here, it seems that PHE regularly looks for people on the NHS database who have ever tested positive, and simply checks to see if they are still alive or not. PHE does not appear to consider how long ago the COVID test result was, nor whether the person has been successfully treated in hospital and discharged to the community. Anyone who has tested COVID positive but subsequently died at a later date of any cause will be included on the PHE COVID death figures.
      By this PHE definition, no one with COVID in England is allowed to ever recover from their illness. A patient who has tested positive, but successfully treated and discharged from hospital, will still be counted as a COVID death even if they had a heart attack or were run over by a bus three months later.

    • Forever Spring | August 4, 2020 at 3:58 PM | Reply

      @james kenyon Trump does support a “doctor” who believes our government is partly run by reptilians. Maybe Crystal is getting her info from that “doctor” as well?

  9. timber_beast | August 3, 2020 at 1:46 PM | Reply

    Smart move doc.

  10. Cubs MLB Perfect Inning Gaming | August 3, 2020 at 1:49 PM | Reply

    Good! Our ICUs are being abused and the poor doctors are being exploited. People call them their heroes but then continue to not follow social distancing or wearing a mask.

  11. Way to go doc, VOTE it’s your right.

  12. Linda Brooks | August 3, 2020 at 1:59 PM | Reply

    Dr Martin bless your heart.That is truly a good idea. So well needed.

  13. Alright now Dr. Martin. Changing lives one problem at a time, while inspiring others to exercise their simple basic human right….#VOTE.

  14. Alene Miller | August 3, 2020 at 2:09 PM | Reply

    He is doing a great thing, yessss help.peple get registered to vote, we are suffering and it’s sad, Trump should be ousted out the USA

  15. AXXXing ForAnswers | August 3, 2020 at 3:17 PM | Reply

    Perfectly fair play….I’m sure the GOP registers people at thier Klan meetings….

  16. jackie mancini | August 3, 2020 at 3:21 PM | Reply

    ahh ❀ what a great thing to do.This show’s that there are good people out there wanting to make a difference amid all of this chaos.πŸ‘


  18. cattigereyes1 | August 3, 2020 at 3:24 PM | Reply

    Removal of the republicans are over due

    • james kenyon | August 4, 2020 at 1:49 PM | Reply

      +cattigereyes Its not so much the republicans, as there are many who want Trump out because he makes the republican party look bad, its those who claim to be republican who are not republican but Trumpublican. See the Lincoln Project for more on sincere American’s who want Trump out!

  19. Louise Dumais | August 3, 2020 at 3:33 PM | Reply

    good for him, what about all the millionaires and billionaires helping out this election as well

  20. melanie adie | August 3, 2020 at 4:44 PM | Reply

    THIS is Americans at their best, being innovative and finding ways around problems regardless. Good luck in November may democracy win not Trump whatever ideology.

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