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By Brandon Moseley

Prominent cardiologist and COVID-19 early treatment advocate Dr. Peter Andrew McCullough will be speaking in Huntsville on Sunday. McCullough is presenting at a Health Forum sponsored by Concerned Doctors of Alabama and Focus On America.

McCullough was the Vice Chief of Internal Medicine at Baylor University Medical Center and a professor at Texas A&M University. He is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journals Reviews in Cardiovascular Medicine and Cardiorenal Medicine. McCullough became a highly controversial national celebrity during the COVID-19 pandemic for his advocacy for early treatment of COVID and for his public dissent of the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health regarding COVID-19 treatment.

KCarl Smith, Dr. David Williams, Dr. David Calderwood, and Dr. Randall Riehl will also speak at the event. Topics will include masks, treatments, vaccines, and other information about the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event will be 1:30 PM at The Westin Huntsville, 6800 Governors West, Huntsville, AL 35806.

Healthcare workers, elected officials, the media, and the general public are invited. Seating is expected to be limited. Tickets start at $25.

Tickets for the event are available online.

For more information: www.concerneddoctors.org.

McCullough, Harvey Risch of the Yale School of Public Health, and co-authors published an observational study proposing an early outpatient treatment regimen for COVID-19 in August 2020 in the American Journal of Medicine. The article proposed protocols for treating ambulatory COVID-19 patients. The article disputed the CDC guidance that persons diagnosed with COVID-19 isolate at home and hope for the best until their symptoms worsen and they have trouble breathing. McCullough proposed aggressively treating COVID at its early stage with a variety of drugs including hydroxychloroquine, aspirin, zinc, antibiotics, and other drugs.

Many in the medical community have denounced McCullough, especially after he suggested that healthy people under the age of 50 do not need the COVID-19 vaccine. McCullough’s views have been widely shared on social media.

The Concerned Doctors of Alabama generally agree with McCullough that the healthcare establishment has mishandled the pandemic.

They wrote on their website, “Our hope is that the Medical Association of the State of Alabama would encourage physicians to return to the foundational principles of good medical practice. Cultural and governmental shifts have resulted in ideology and politics becoming the primary drivers and arbiters of the practice of medicine rather than sound reasoning and honest science. The handling of the Coronavirus outbreak has been dominated by groupthink and confirmation bias. Medical progress has always depended on every physician resisting the Siren call to rigidly conform to the conventional wisdom when the offered solutions no longer fit the narrative or solve the problems for our patients. Rather than holding up such great examples like Simmelweis or Osler, our physicians were strongly encouraged to blindly follow the dictates of bureaucrats who did not have real-time patient contact or for that matter even actual ongoing laboratory bench-level exposure.”

778,193 Americans have been reported dead from COVID-19 as of press time.

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