Politics & Policy

Doctor Writing Fake Sick Notes for Protesting Teachers?

This photo via the MacIver Institute, which reports, “Man purporting to be a Doctor, Wi Lic #21403 is handing out fake doctors notes w/o exam for teachers.”

The Wisconsin Policy Research Institute’s Christian Schneider snapped this photo:

In Wisconsin, teachers are not allowed to strike. They have been calling out ‘sick’ instead.

UPDATE: The MacIver News Service reports:

On Saturday, a group of men and women in lab coats purporting to be doctors were handing out medical excuse notes, without examining the ‘patients.’ …

Another woman, who wished to remain anonymous said they were handing out excuses like they were leaflets.

“I asked if they were handing out doctors’ excuses and a guy said yes and asked me if I needed one,” she said. “When I told them I needed one for February 16 and 17th, he wondered if I wanted to come back here for the protests next week.”

What happened next?

“I said, ‘sure,’ and I received a doctor’s note for the 16th through the 25th of February, without a medical exam.”

UPDATE II: Video from the MacIver Institute showing the doctor:


Katrina Trinko — Katrina Trinko is a political reporter for National Review. Trinko is also a member of USA TODAY’S Board of Contributors, and her work has been published in various media outlets ...

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