Skip to comments.Controversial French Coronavirus expert Didier Raoult faces ethics complaint for spreading false information about the benefits of Hydroxychloroquine
Posted on 09/03/2020 7:53:42 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
The controversial French professor who vigorously defended the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to help beat the coronavirus has been targeted by an ethics complaint that could see him face sanctions or barred from practising, a medical association said Thursday.
The Marseille-based Didier Raoult is accused in the complaint by medical peers of spreading false information about the benefits of hydroxychloroquine.
US and Brazilian presidents Donald Trump and Jair Bolsonaro seized upon Raoult's promotion of hydroxychloroquine and have trumpeted its benefits since the pandemic erupted.
But the method and conclusions of Raoult's studies were challenged from the start by critics and other scientists who said they had not been peer reviewed and were observational, not controlled.
A group representing 500 specialists of France's Infectious Diseases Society (SPILF) filed a complaint with the national Order of Doctors against Raoult in July, accusing him of breaking nine rules of the doctors' code of ethics, right-wing newspaper Le Figaro said Wednesday.
A spokeswoman for the association told AFP that the complaint had been filed but said it would not make any further comment while the procedure was in progress.
Raoult, who heads the infectious diseases department of La Timone hospital in Marseille, said in March that his study of 80 patients showed "favourable" outcomes for four in five of those treated with hydroxychloroquine.
But the six-page complaint, seen by Le Figaro, slammed the promotion of the drug "without any real scientific evidence on the subject, and against the health authorities' recommendations".
"We can ask ourselves whether his unequivocal points of view... harmed public health recommendations," the complaint added.
Raoult risks sanctions ranging from a warning to a ban from practising.
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Ministry of Truth...
“Science” is now what the Liberals say it is. How nice to not have to bother with research and things.
This great doctor should leave France, and move here.
He could team up with our Drs Risch and Atlas (and, of course, Dr Z).
Wouldn’t it be something if POTUS named all to the China Flu task force??
Talk about ‘splodey heads.
Yahoo. Whoda thought?
False claim, eh?
Funny how there appear to be many of those.
Fully reputed, however, by the ‘science experts’ of the left.
Since many of us actually are pretty good STEM types, I know who I believe.
The ruling elite in America and Europe, for some reason, suppressed the use of HCQ, seemingly for political purposes to further an agenda that having an effective treatment for the CV-19 virus would have interfered with.
As a result, tens of thousands of people died unnecessarily and we have seen massive economic damage that we will be dealing with for years to come. Many peoples lives have been ruined.
The guilty have some huge liability for their conduct and, now that the political passion and media hysteria is dying down, they are at risk of being held to account .
They will do what ever it takes to cover up their conduct and blame others for the damage.
It is just a coincidence that the preferred treatment costs thousands of dollars, and the people slamming hq just happen to own shares in the company that produces it
No, there’s no such thing as coincidences, with these globalists.
They killed the Prophets. Still do. He must be right on target.
I haven’t seen much from or about Dr. Atlas. Is he making any visible changes?
Deaths per 100,000 from Covid 57 in USA
Deaths per 100,000 from Covid 5 in India
Why is this. India with over a billion people living in close proximity and with not that great sanitation should be overrun by covid. It is not.
The answer is simple. They use HCQ at the first sign of the disease. Late in the disease process it does help but not a great deal. Early in the disease process it is very effective.
No one is spared from the revolution.
Lysenkoism run amok.
Looks like he could play D’Artagnan (Three Musketeers).
Attempts to stop the pandemic have now been deemed counterrevolutionary fascism. Forward the Revolution! /s
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