Doctor says he was sacked from federal post after questioning hydroxychloroquine

Doctor says he was sacked from federal post after questioning hydroxychloroquine

A top U.S. health official who was helping lead efforts to find a coronavirus vaccine said he was removed from his post because he insisted on limiting the use of a drug President Donald Trump has pushed as a Covid-19 treatment despite little clinical evidence it works. The drugs Trump has touted, hydroxychloroquine and chloroquine, ’clearly lack scientific merit,’ Bright said in a statement.

Brent
Brent
IIzard
IIzard 3 months

"I rightly resisted efforts to provide an unproven drug on demand to the American public." This is why socialised healthcare is terrible, some bureaucrat can stop you getting drugs, or some president can push them on you. Private healthcare is healthcare for all.

Watheverable GRAMPS
Watheverable GRAMPS 3 months

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/22/hhs-ousts-vaccine-expert-as-covid-19-threat-grows-201642 1. He was not fired, he was transferred to another department 2. The move was more than a year in the making 3. He praised hydroxychloroquine in old emails 4. He personally made a request to the FDA to be able to use the drugs to help people Basically, this is another hit piece were people will believe it... and the correction that will come out a few days latter will not be red by anybody.

Blaeingr
Blaeingr 3 months

Everyone calm down, according to a story by Politico, the good Doctor had been in trouble with peers and superiors for OVER a year before the kerfuffle about hydroxychloriquine. Additionally, he was moved to a different position. It seems, if the Politico story is correct, that he believed that he had more power and control than provided by his position description. Also consider this... a recent government report stated that there were no benefits to using hydroxychloriquine and the people that wrote the report weren't fired or moved🤔 So, personally I think the good Doctor and some news sources are trying to make him look like a martyr. https///www.politico.co//new//202//0//2//hhs-ousts-vaccine-expert-as-covid-19-threat-grows-201642

Strill
Strill 3 months

Hydroxichloroquine has been approved for malaria for over 80 years. We know it's safe, so even if it isnt effective against coronavirus, it cant hurt. Theres no reason to ban it.

Chi
Chi 3 months

A pattern of psychopathological acts of vengeance by 45. He has no brain, no heart, certainly no soul. The man is empty

Adam Marceau
Adam Marceau 3 months

O look vindman 2.0. Had a opinion turned it into a political statement gets moved blames administration

TheCurrentModality
TheCurrentModality 3 months

Yet another fired employee throws shade at his ex workplace. Not a credible position to be in folks.

Boo
Boo 3 months

When will these ibiots get that they work for the pres and need to what he wants. Otherwise find another job. Pretty simple.

John W
John W 3 months

hydroxychloroquine is generic, looks like drug companies are profitable recommendations. Like vaccines.

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