By: Nate James
A doctor was reportedly fired from her job for speaking out about the effectiveness of a drug in treating COVID-19.
RP reported that President Trump has been touting the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine as a possible treatment for Coronavirus. A group of doctors created a viral video testifying to the drug’s effectiveness, which leading media platforms removed (but not before the video garnered 15 million views on Facebook).
Dr. Simone Gold was part of that video. Now, San Francisco News reports:
Dr. Simone Gold, a board certified emergency physician who appeared in the hydroxychloroquine viral video and led “America’s Frontline Doctors,” lost her job, according to a report by Fox News on July 30.
Dr. Simone, 54, graduated from Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine Science, The Chicago Medical School in 1989. She has worked in Emergency Rooms across Los Angeles, treating Covid-19 patients since the pandemic outbreak. She is currently registered with Providence Hospital located at 501 South Buena Vista Street in Burbank.
Simon stated she was fired from her job because of media slander, after her employer found out about the viral video where she claimed her patients have received positive results from using the drug to treat COVID-19. She is the founder of the newly created group called “America’s Frontline Doctors."
THREAD: We organized a group of practicing physicians, many of whom have personally treated COVID-19 patients, and we spoke directly to the American people about our experience and understanding of the virus and it’s treatment options.— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) July 29, 2020
After our press conference, I was defamed by the media, censored by social media companies, terminated from employment, and viciously attacked, all for advocating for the right of physicians to prescribe what they believe is best for their patients. pic.twitter.com/FVi0pWNr1x— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) August 3, 2020
Nate James writes from Texas.