Hero of the Week: August 24 2020 – Dr. Fareed, Dr. Jacobs and Dr. Pompan, MD

Open letter to Dr. Anthony Fauci regarding the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19 August 12, 2020

Dear Dr. Fauci:

You were placed into the most high-profile role regarding America’s response to the coronavirus pandemic. Americans have relied on your medical expertise concerning the wearing of masks, resuming employment, returning to school, and of course medical treatment.

You are largely unchallenged in terms of your medical opinions. You are the de facto “COVID-19 Czar.” This is unusual in the medical profession in which doctors’ opinions are challenged by other physicians in the form of exchanges between doctors at hospitals, medical conferences, as well as debate in medical journals. You render your opinions unchallenged, without formal public opposition from physicians who passionately disagree with you. It is incontestable that the public is best served when opinions and policy are based on the prevailing evidence and science, and able to withstand the scrutiny of medical professionals.

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Very Respectfully,

George C. Fareed, MD Brawley, California

Michael M. Jacobs, MD, MPH Pensacola, Florida

Donald C. Pompan, MD Salinas, California