AMA: The assault on physicians and science must end

October 30, 2020

As cases on Friday spiked over 100k, Trump, Republicans continue to smear Physicians, Nurses, and health professionals as somehow profiting off of Covid numbers.

Susan R. Baily MD, President, American Medical Association:

During this COVID-19 pandemic, physicians are unfortunately fighting a two-front war. Already facing one of the greatest threats to public health in generations, we have been pulled into a public battle we did not want over the very legitimacy of our work and our motivation.

The assault on public health and the undermining of efforts to defeat COVID-19 began with unfounded suspicions about the science and evidence of this novel coronavirus and how it spreads. It grew with speculation about harmful and unproven treatments for COVID-19, false claims that masks were a source of infections, and by misleading suggestions that increased testing alone explains why case counts are surging.

It expanded again with inaccurate, dangerous statements about children being “almost immune” from the most serious effects of COVID-19, a reckless plan of “focused protection” and naturally acquired “herd immunity” as a pathway out of this pandemic, and most recently with wild and highly offensive claims that physicians are inflating the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths to increase our incomes.    

At every turn, at the highest levels of government, our motives and efforts are undermined, questioned and discredited in a misguided attempt to downplay the seriousness of the pandemic we continue to fight.

One Response to “AMA: The assault on physicians and science must end”

  1. J4Zonian Says:

    WOW! And I say again, WOW! Kushner’s comments are so incredibly stupid and insane we may have our next Republican president! Or if he doesn’t qualify there, the losing Democratic candidate!

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