Texas hospital suspends doctor’s privileges for spreading ‘misinformation’ about Covid-19 – Community News

Texas hospital suspends doctor’s privileges for spreading ‘misinformation’ about Covid-19

dr. Mary Bowden, an ear, nose and throat physician at Houston Methodist Hospital, posted “harmful” and “dangerous misinformation” about Covid-19 and its treatments, according to the hospital.

The doctor was a recent addition to the Houston Methodist medical staff, using her social media to “express her personal and political views on the COVID-19 vaccine and treatments,” Houston Methodist said in a statement. statement on Twitter.

“Her privileges have been suspended,” a hospital spokesperson told CNN.

Bowden’s attorney Steven Mitby said the doctor has treated “more than 2,000 patients with Covid-19” in her private practice and none of them ended up in hospital.

“Her early treatment methods work and save lives,” he added.

“Dr. Bowden has the utmost respect for Houston Methodist and is proud of the work she has done with her colleagues at Houston Methodist.”

Bowden’s Twitter account shows a series of tweets praised the antiparasitic drug ivermectin. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the US Food and Drug Administration have warned people not to use the drug to treat Covid-19, CNN reports.
Ivermectin is used to treat parasites such as worms and lice in humans and is also used by veterinarians to deworm large animals. The CDC warned of a sharp increase in reports of serious illnesses caused by the drug to poison centers.

Doctor speaks out against vaccine mandates

In addition to advocating the use of ivermectin, Bowden is also commonly used criticizes vaccine mandates on her social media accounts, with Mitby adding that “Dr. Bowden is not anti-vaccine” but believes that “people should have a choice.”
The doctor herself has been vaccinated, as directed by the hospital for all doctors working at Houston Methodist, the hospital said. In June, more than 150 doctors left hospital after putting in place a vaccine mandate.
They swear they will do no harm, but these doctors are spreading misinformation about the Covid vaccine
“Dr Bowden, who has never admitted a patient to Houston Methodist Hospital, is spreading dangerous misinformation that is not based on science,” Houston Methodist added.

“These opinions, which are harmful to the community, do not reflect reliable medical evidence or Houston Methodist values.”

As the Covid-19 pandemic continues, with more than 762,692 deaths in the United States and increasing casualties from the ranks of the unvaccinated, there still remains a small group of doctors who have emerged as a huge source of wrongdoing. information, according to a CNN survey. .
These doctors share a wealth of conspiracy theories and misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines, which have so far proven to be the most effective weapon against the deadliest pandemic in 100 years.

“These doctors are abusing trust in them,” said David Lazer, a professor of political and computer science at Northeastern University. “They use the prestige of that term ‘doctor’ to convey misinformation.”