Birmingham, AL–Concerned Doctors has spoken to several candidates and will be meeting with others in the days before the upcoming May 24 Alabama primary election. Their members have invested hundreds of hours researching and have amassed considerable experience treating SARS-CoV-2. While the Concerned Doctors group will not be endorsing candidates, they are very willing to share this knowledge for the benefit of the people of Alabama. Concerned Doctors will provide information and assistance to any candidate who would like to draw upon this accumulated knowledge and experience.
“I and many of my colleagues would be honored to serve as advisors for as many candidates or elected officials as would ask,” says Dr. David Calderwood, one of the founding members of Concerned Doctors. “To try to make decisions ‘based on the science’ is difficult today because so many studies are bad science designed with a specific political objective. For any government official to be able to understand the true science and make the best decisions for our state, he or she will need the advice from independent doctors who follow good science and have nothing to gain and often much to lose.”
Dr. David Williams, another of the founders of Concerned Doctors, agrees: “Concerned Doctors was formed in response to not only a pandemic but also to policies that did not benefit our patients. For example, early treatment options were eschewed in favor of self-isolation. Children were placed in masks and their schools were closed without an accurate or honest assessment of the risks. The harm of such policies is now apparent and measurable. Concerned Doctors was formed to serve all Alabamians. As this is our mission, we are willing to assist any public servant to achieve that goal.”
Dr. Calderwood is a specialist in Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine in the Huntsville area. Dr. Williams practices at Tide Wellness in Northport. Both currently sit on the board of Concerned Doctors.
Concerned Doctors was founded by a group of Alabama physicians who were concerned about the effect of SARS-CoV-2 on their patients, families, state, and nation. They believe strongly in the principle of ‘first, do no harm’, and that patients and doctors should have the freedom to choose the best course of treatment. They fully support the principle of informed consent to choose the most appropriate and safest treatment. They oppose rigid treatment protocols, forced treatment and mandates, or the use of shame, enticement, and coercion to compel compliance.
They advocate for early treatment protocols for COVID, using safe and effective medications to keep patients healthy and out of the hospital. Concerned Doctors support the free exchange of medical research and clinical data between providers and patients and the population in general.
The aim of Concerned Doctors is to combat those who push political and economic agendas at the expense of science and quality healthcare solutions. They oppose recent disturbing trends toward authoritarianism, ad hominem attacks, and propaganda tactics such as appeals to fear and other unscientific, manipulatory schemes that have dominated the nation’s response to the coronavirus pandemic.
For more information: https://concerneddoctors.org/