Assault on Physicians & Science Must End
AMA comments on ongoing attacks on physicians treating COVID patients
“Throughout this pandemic, physicians, nurses, and frontline health care workers have risked their health, their safety and their lives to treat their patients and defeat a deadly virus. They did it because duty called and because of the sacred oath they took. The suggestion that doctors – in the midst of a public health crisis – are overcounting COVID-19 patients or lying to line their pockets is a malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided charge. COVID-19 cases are at record highs today. Rather than attacking us and lobbing baseless charges at physicians, our leaders should be following the science and urging adherence to the public health steps we know work – wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing physical distancing,” said Susan R. Bailey, MD, president, American Medical Association.
In response to similar accusations, the AMA highlighted the excess COVID-19 deaths our nation is facing, and published an AMA Viewpoint from Dr. Bailey, “The Assault on Science and Physicians Must Stop.”