Doctor blames FOX News in spreading misinformation about COVID and number of unvaccinated people
An emergency physician accused FOX News and other conservative media of growing number of COVID-19 infections among unvaccinated patients.
Doctor Rob Davidson, while talking to CNN’s New Day on Monday morning, he explained his perspective. Davidson, an emergency physician, writes a column at NBC News’ Think website, in which he explains that his patients are not guilty in having COVID. Davidson says, FOX News, that is “poisoning the minds of millions of Americans with the deceptive propaganda they spray into living rooms 24/7” is the one to blame.
That is what Dr. Davison writes in his column.
"A patient walks in, struggling to breathe, complaining of pains and symptoms consistent with Covid-19. We recommend a test. Sometimes the patient declines, saying they don’t care whether they have a disease that not too long ago was the leading cause of death in the United States. When we suggest patients isolate themselves to prevent Covid-19 from spreading, sometimes they refuse. When we tell some patients and their family of a positive Covid-19 diagnosis, the response we get too many times is anger, outrage or denial. Just a few days ago, an older woman came into our emergency department, refusing to follow hospital policy to wear a mask and flatly refusing — like too many people in our community — to get vaccinated."
"I don’t blame my patients for their refusal. What breaks my heart, as someone who took an oath to prevent harm, is that my patients choose to abandon the science and evidence that can save their lives. I do blame Fox News and other right-wing media outlets for poisoning the minds of millions of Americans with the deceptive propaganda they spray into living rooms 24/7."
"This isn’t just my experience. As executive director of the Committee to Protect Health Care, an organization of medical professionals across the country, I hear stories like these from members every day."