Several Alaska medical doctors have reached out to Must Read Alaska with grave concerns about the long-range effects of the national, state, and municipal COVID-19 health mandates. They were responding to a column linked at the bottom of this story.
The doctors who responded said they are concerned about the health of their patients, the health impacts of the generational poverty that current policies are creating, and the very civil liberties of Americans.
But they can’t speak out, because the State can take retaliatory measures against them and their license to practice in the state. Must Read Alaska obtained permission to quote them anonymously.
“This is the largest abuse of power I have ever witnessed in my lifetime,” wrote one Anchorage physician, expressing the sentiments of others in his practice. “And I believe the largest ever in our modern history. Emergency health and safety powers have never been used so broadly or for so long. How dare my government order me not to work indefinitely, or order me not to associate with others out of fear of something I may never have. Many are beginning to talk of class action suits and legal challenges. I pray they go forward.”
“We are destroying our state and our nation for generations. The federal government is focused on propping up the stock market with trillions in fake money, money that didn’t even exist yesterday,” that physician wrote.
Another doctor wrote to Must Read Alaska that breast cancer patients are staying away from needed appointments, and that there could be grave consequences months from now, as Stage 1 cancers become Stage 2 or higher:
“I do a lot of breast cancer surgery, and patients aren’t even coming to my office because they believe they won’t even be considered for surgery, and they’re in fear of getting the virus because of the media generated hysteria. I also have had conversations with some of my internal medicine colleagues who’s patients have presented to the ED with advanced complicated disease because they have been in fear of leaving their homes to seek care for their diabetes and other chronic illnesses. Hospitals are closing, healthcare providers are being laid off or furloughed, nurses are in tears because their hours are being cut. Private practice physicians are going out of business. My hospital is only 30% full,” the doctor wrote.
Still another physician wrote that although the coronavirus is serious, it likely has a mortality rate of under 1 percent, and the current mandates prevent herd immunity.
“The vast majority of people who get this will survive, and may even have minimal to no symptoms. We are hundreds of physicians who, although we have been team players contributing to COVID readiness, adamantly disagree with the current governmental mitigation strategy,” the doctor wrote.
“This strategy is based on the most flawed and false data and prediction models. These projections have changed on a daily basis, and before you say, “well, that’s because social distancing works,” we will remind you that the models touted by experts like Dr. Fauci 1-2 weeks ago suggesting the US would have over a million deaths with strict social distancing were absurd overestimates. Then the experts told us we would suffer 100,000-200,000 deaths from this, and now they say it will probably be around 60,000,” one doctor wrote.
“In fact, the longer term mortality rate that accompanies poverty and despair will be much higher. For every one percent increase in unemployment, there is a mortality rate of 10,000. With this new found government imposed poverty comes higher rates of suicide, domestic and child abuse, suicide, and general poor health and lack of health maintenance.” – Anchorage physician.
“There’s also the psychological effects of a hard working person being told you are a non essential worker, and the only thing you can contribute to this crisis, is to stay at home…how demoralizing. Individuals can and will find ways of keeping their businesses going while protecting the public without a distant government telling them how to. You have robbed them of their ability to do so with these mandates,” the doctor wrote.
While this is just a handful of comments, it’s evident that not all doctors are aligned with the state health mandates that prevent them from practicing medicine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The opinion column that prompted the responses is linked here: