As a group of physicians and health professionals, we’re concerned about the effect of the SARS-CoV-2 virus on our patients, our families, our state and our nation. We believe in the principle of do no harm and in preserving the freedom of both patient and practitioner to choose the best course of treatment. We support the principle of informed consent and the free exchange of medical research and clinical data between providers and patients and the population in general. We advocate early treatment protocols with safe and proven medications to keep patients healthy and out of hospitals. We all have the right to informed consent to choose the best and safest course of treatment — it’s one of the hallmarks of civilized medicine and anything to the contrary must be confronted and eradicated.
Throughout this coronavirus debacle, we have been lied to time and time again. There is a disturbing trend towards authoritianism, ad hominem attacks, hasty generalizations, equivocation as well as the either/or fallacy. Sadly, we have also encountered propaganda including an appeal to fear, bandwagons, and repetition. Many unsuspecting people were either enticed, shamed, or coerced into compliance. The aim of concerned doctors is to combat those who push political and economic agendas at the expense of science and quality healthcare solutions.