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Senator Stands for Medical Free Speech

Senator Stands for Medical Free Speech
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Senator Ron Johnson (R-WI) is taking a stand against doctors and their professional organizations who attempt to silence and sanction their colleagues who dare to stray from the mainstream medical orthodoxies regarding COVID. Action Alerts!

Sen. Johnson sent a letter to the President of the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), Dr. Richard Baron, regarding ABIM’s deliberations on whether to recommend disciplinary action against Dr. Peter McCullough for his views on COVID-19. The letter invites Dr. Baron and any of his colleagues to participate in an open forum with Dr. McCullough so the public can hear from both sides. It is passed time to speak out in defense of Dr. McCullough and others like him who have been harassed and targeted by medical boards for straying from conventional medicine’s narrow path, especially given the efforts in some states to silence doctors.

Dr. Peter McCullough was a frontline doctor who has spoken out forcefully and convincingly about the failure of public health officials during the pandemic that has cost hundreds of thousands of lives. While guidelines from the National Institutes of Health were essentially to stay at home, self-isolate, wash your hands, and wait until you need to go to the hospital, Dr. McCullough was successfully treating COVID patients. Dr. McCullough released the first paper of the pandemic describing a multi-drug approach for early, at-home treatment to slow viral replication (using zinc and antimalarial drugs), address the cytokine storm (using immunomodulators like steroids), and to prevent thrombosis, or clotting events (using antiplatelet and anticoagulant medications).

Studies that utilized this approach showed an 85 percent reduction in mortality. If a treatment protocol was shown to reduce cancer mortality by 85 percent, it would be national news and the researchers would receive a Nobel Prize.

Why weren’t these results being shouted from the rooftops by every doctor and public health authority in the country? Because none of the drugs are FDA-approved for the treatment of COVID-19. In fact, government agencies in some cases warned patients off of these treatments. Doctors who spoke about them were censored and had their medical licenses threatened.

These threats persist to this day. A group called No License for Disinformation has put up a webpage containing “everything you need to report a doctor for COVID-19 related disinformation.” This same group put out a report claiming that there isn’t evidence to support any prescription drug (like ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine) or over-the-counter supplement to prevent or treat COVID-19. There are, in fact, compendiums of hundreds of studies showing the benefits of hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin for COVID-19, particularly when used in early treatment.  We’ve reported on the impressive evidence for many natural treatments as well, including vitamin D, NACzinc, quercetin, and many others.

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) has also issued a rare public statement explaining that doctors spreading COVID-19 disinformation may be putting their licenses at risk.

We applaud Sen. Johnson for standing up to the perpetrators of this witch hunt. State legislatures are also pushing back against these ill-advised efforts with bills that protect doctors and other health practitioners from state medical board disciplinary actions based on their advice on COVID-19 or for prescribing ivermectin or hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. All these measures have failed except one pending bill in New Hampshire. There is also newly-introduced federal legislation, the Right to Treat Act, reaffirming that no federal agency has the right to regulate the practice of medicine or restrict the lawful prescribing of FDA-approved drugs. We must support these important initiatives.

Action Alert! Scroll down below and write to Congress, urging your representatives to support the Right to Treat Act. If you live in New Hampshire, please also click to take action on legislation in your state. Please send your message immediately. 

States with bills protecting physicians and health care providers from disciplinary actions for treating COVID-19:

New Hampshire

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