This article appeared online at TheNewAmerican.com on Thursday, July 29, 2021:
Days after the American Medical Association (AMA) issued its “Joint Statement in Support of COVID-19 Mandates for All Workers in Health and Long-Term Care,” the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) issued a rebuttal: Those workers have “the right to decline.”
In its statement, the AMA listed some 58 healthcare organizations (from the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy to the Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society) that all signed on to the demand that all workers get the jab.
Our health care organizations and societies advocate that all health care and long-term care employers require their workers to receive the COVID-19 vaccine….
All health care workers should get vaccinated….
Many health care and long-term care organizations already require vaccinations for influenza, hepatitis B, and pertussis….
We stand with the growing number of experts and institutions that support the requirement for universal vaccination of health workers….
The health care community leads the way in requiring vaccines for our employees….
The statement acknowledged that some remain unconvinced: “We recognize the historical mistrust of health care institutions, including many in our own health care workforce.”
One of which includes the AAPS, which responded to the AMA:
[We] declare that all human beings have the right to liberty, which they do not forfeit when they serve the sick or the disabled.
The ethical commitment to protect others does not require workers to surrender their bodily integrity and self-determination and accept “the” intervention dictated by a governmental or quasi-governmental authority.
Regarding the vaccination itself, the AAPS said that merely “achieving a premature stamp of approval from the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) — premature because studies are not scheduled to be complete until the end of 2022 — does not confer safety or effectiveness. FDA-approved products have frequently been withdrawn in the past.”
As a result, “long-term effects of these novel, genetically engineered products cannot possibly be known at this point” in time. These include “autoimmune disorders, antibody-enhanced disease, infertility, cancer, or birth defects.”
The AAPS statement added:
The benefit to the public … is purely hypothetical.… Vaccinated persons can still infect others….
[We favor] insistence on fully informed, truly voluntary consent for all medical interventions.
Said the AAPS: “Workers are being conscripted into a mass experiment, one which would not be approved [for these reasons]:
No disclosure of the experimenters’ conflicts of interest;
No control group;
No follow-up of subjects for COVID status, immune parameters, or adverse effects;
No provision for medical care of the subjects; and
No criteria for stopping the experiment if subjects are being harmed.
There is prophylactic and proactive early treatment, which is generally not being provided by the medical establishment. AAPS has produced a guide for home-based care: “A Guide to Home-Based COVID Treatment – Step-by-Step Doctors’ Plan That Could Save Your Life.” The guide provides detailed instructions for the use of hydroxychloroquine (HCL) or ivermectin, along with zinc sulfate and supplemental vitamin D.
Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of AAPS, asked whom the medical profession serves: the state, or their patients?
That is the question we will increasingly face as government forces its power into every nook and cranny of our professional lives.
I once belonged to all the standard societies — my specialty, my state and local medical society and — dare I admit this? — even the AMA.
But I discovered that none of these societies stood on the principle I hold dear: individual liberty, personal responsibility, limited government, and the ability to freely practice medicine according to time honored Hippocratic principles.
The AAPS has a record of exposing the lies, canards, and frauds being perpetrated by establishment medicine. For example, the AMA recently claimed that 96 percent of all doctors are vaccinated. The AAPS uncovered the fact that the AMA only quizzed 301 of its members and so it decided to conduct a survey of its own.
The AAPS decided to check out the AMA’s 96 percent claim….
It turns out that the AMA’s 300 survey respondents were not inclusive of all doctors. In [our] survey, nearly 60% of some 700 respondents said they were not fully vaccinated.
Of these, 80% said “I believe risk of shots outweighs risk of disease.”
The AAPS stands for the same principles as the John Birch Society, which has, and continues to, explore and expose the lies behind the COVID-19 scare.