A group of Ontario doctors resist widespread criticism of regulators against COVID measures

More than 150 MDs have challenged the authority of the College of Physicians and Surgeons (CPSO) in Ontario after issuing a statement Threaten sanctions COVID-19 A member who spoke against public health orders.

Doctor signed Canadian Doctor Declaration Because of the science and truth against the movement of the university, they said, “The main duty of care lies with our patients, not with the CPSO or other authorities.”

“We are very concerned about the university’s statements and policies that we really feel we endanger the safety of our patients and undermine the basic medical ethics that we have followed throughout our entire career. It’s a group of doctors who are doing it, “he said. Declaration spokesman Patrick Phillips said in an interview.

Email and on April 30 twitterThe doctor warned that “there is a professional responsibility not to make statements on vaccination, masking prevention, distance restrictions and blockade prevention”.

“Universities are aware of and concerned about the growing amount of false information disseminated on social media and other platforms regarding doctors who are openly inconsistent with public health orders and recommendations … General. Physicians who endanger citizens may face CPSO investigations and disciplinary action for good reason. “

Ten days later, after the announcement of the declaration signed by MD, the university’s CEO, Dr. Nancy Whitmore, said. Clarification To the members about the original statement.

“A recent university statement aimed to disseminate explicit misinformation and address communications from a small group of doctors who endanger the public,” she wrote in an email on May 10. I am. “It is not intended to prevent physicians from participating in sound public debates on other measures aimed at addressing security during a pandemic.”

Phillips said that he was currently the subject of a CPSO investigation and prior to the April 30 statement at the university, “Canadian doctor saysHe and other colleagues are discussing the effectiveness of various COVID measures such as masks, social distance, and school cancellations, and how to strengthen the immune system.

“The university is basically investigating me about talking about some of these issues, especially how asymptomatic infections are exaggerated by the media,” he said. “It was published paper Use [the Journal of the American Medical Association] … Indicates that household infections due to asymptomatic spread are very small. “

Philips practices family medicine in Englehart, Ontario. He also said he was doing an emergency ward shift in hospitals around the area, witnessing a fallout from a public health order that closed schools and stopped organized sports and other youth activities. I will.

“I’m watching in the emergency department [that] When parents and children commit suicide, they come in for care, “he said. “The worst thing is between the ages of 8 and 25, and I’ve noticed a significant increase in suicide tendencies. Some people have committed suicide. To be honest, it’s painful.”

Dr. Adrian Juneck, an integrative medicine doctor practicing in Ottawa, signed the declaration after the CPSO’s immunity.

“I felt like they wanted to censor us. There was no room for an open and sound discussion about the benefits and risks of blockades, or the benefits and risks of vaccines that haven’t been used for over a year. So the long-term implications are still unknown, “she told the Epoch Times.

However, Junek said Whitmore’s May 10 email description reassured her because it referred to a small group.

“But I’m trying to get away from the whole situation, but I hope we can discuss on both sides of the discussion whether what we are doing is right and what we can do. It would be better than what we are doing now. “

Phillips said the declaration, which had collected thousands of supportive signatures from the general public, “put the university CEO Whitmore on the defensive.” But he said he was concerned about her email explanation, “because it was so clear that they were actually targeting a particular group of doctors.”

The request for an interview with Whitmore was rejected, but the university provided in an email with more detailed information as it was targeted.

“The university has expressed concern that doctors are actively encouraging the public to violate public health directives. Misrepresentation or misrepresentation of scientific data, or without the necessary context. Providing such data. This will be a concern regardless of what medical condition or health problem is focused on. “

Phillips fears that CPSO has discouraged discussions about public health orders and denied scientific methods by violating both evidence-based medicine and “the sacred obligation of informed consent.” It states.

“We are not saying that we are against vaccines, or necessarily against blockades. We are talking actively, discussing both the positive and negative aspects of intervention. You are free to argue, “he said.

“Our statement is our pledge to our patients that we put them first. We put the scientific truth before our obligations to universities of all kinds. , We are willing to take these risks and put ourselves there in order to stay true to our vows. “