Two Doctors spreading False Information?!
Doctors are given the most respect and who we look up to the most in these times of need.
Two doctors, Dan Erickson(on the extreme left) and Artin Massihi (on the extreme right, spread misinformation related to the coronavirus pandemic leading to confusion amongst the public.
These are their statements:
1. The Government is mishandling the situation by ignoring science and only focusing on controlling the public.
2. Way more people have #COVID-19 than currently reported.
3. The fatality rate of #COVID-19 is much lower than reported.
4. It is similar to the flu.
5. America should be reopened now, because we're doing more harm than good.
This has received worldwide attention because their statement is in contrast with the Government's guidelines.
Even popular figures such as #ElonMusk has retweeted their video saying - "Docs make good points"
"THE AMERICAN ACADEMY OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE (AAEM) and THE AMERICAN COLLEGE OF EMERGENCY PHYSICIANS (ACEP)These reckless and untested musings do not speak for medical society and are inconsistent with the current science and epidemiology regarding COVID-19. As owners of local urgent care clinics, it appears these two individuals are releasing biased, non-peer reviewed data to advance their personal financial interests without regard for the public's health."
In addition to this, Dr. Mikhail Varshavski, famously known as #Dr. Mike -a certified a Russian–American internet celebrity doctor, also reacted to this and this is what he has to say about their fourth statement- It is similar to the flu. He completely disagrees with them.
"The COVID-19 is still more dangerous than the Flu. The reason being, COVID-19 spreads 2-3x faster than the Common Flu. Which means that it can overwhelm our hospital systems in the blink of an eye."
He continues addressing their last statement as well-
"That's what the purpose of these lockdown were- to ease the strain on our hospital systems so we can continue taking care of patients that are not only suffering with COVID but all the medical ailments out there."
If you're interested in checking out his YouTube video addressing this issue, click on the link down below.
And to check out his channel for more information about the ongoing #pandemic.
We respect and appreciate the bravery of all the nurses, doctors, researchers and others helping us battle this Pandemic. Thank you! :)
Link to WHO's official website-
Stay safe. Stay alert. Precaution is better than cure.