Saturday, October 31, 2020

Trump's Despicable Smear Of Doctors And Nurses

With his political desperation prompting new levels of vile dishonesty, mentally unstable con man and habitual liar Donald "COVID Donnie" Trump has falsely accused our nation's doctors and nurses who are putting their lives on the line of fabricating COVID deaths for their own profit. In two super-spreader events in the COVID-ravaged Midwest, Trump lied when he said at his rally in Michigan yesterday:

"Our doctors are very smart people. So what they do is they say, 'I'm sorry but everybody dies of Covid'. [snip] "With us, when in doubt -- choose COVID. Now they'll say 'Oh that's terrible what he said,' but that's true. It's like $2,000 more, so you get more money." (our emphasis)

With hospital ICUs overflowing, and the number of hospitalizations rising, the U.S. set a record of new COVID infections yesterday,  hundreds of doctors, nurses and health care professionals have lost their lives to the coronavirus after treating their patients' COVID.

Dr. Susan Bailey, president of the American Medical Association, issued a statement on behalf of the AMA expressing outrage at Trump's sick lie about the doctors treating the virus that he's given up trying to control:

“Throughout this pandemic, physicians, nurses, and frontline health care workers have risked their health, their safety and their lives to treat their patients and defeat a deadly virus. They did it because duty called and because of the sacred oath they took. The suggestion that doctors—in the midst of a public health crisis—are overcounting COVID-19 patients or lying to line their pockets is a malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided charge. COVID-19 cases are at record highs today. Rather than attacking us and lobbing baseless charges at physicians, our leaders should be following the science and urging adherence to the public health steps we know work—wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing physical distancing.”  (our emphasis)

Earlier last week, after Trump made the same false claims, the American College of Emergency Physicians called his assertions "reckless and false."

To accuse our health care professionals of profiting from COVID-19 underlines Trump's depravity and his constant projection. He can't imagine anyone helping others without making money, so he projects his own sick motivations on others. 


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