No Evidence That Doctor Group in Viral Video Got Near COVID 'Front Lines' - 2020-07-29

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F0.png No Evidence That Doctor Group in Viral Video Got Near COVID 'Front Lines' July 29, 2020, Ryan Basen, MedPage Today

The latest viral video promoting COVID-19 misinformation features a newly formed group called America's Frontline Doctors. About 10 physicians, dressed in white coats with an embroidered America's Frontline Doctors logo, spoke for 45 minutes in front of the Supreme Court on Monday on a range of COVID-19 talking points, from hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) being curative to the mental health effects of lockdown outweighing the toll of the virus itself.

But none of them have practices that would place them on the actual front lines of the COVID-19 pandemic. Some don't currently practice at all.

Two of those appearing at the Monday event are ophthalmologists, one of whom is no longer licensed. MedPage Today could find no evidence that any of the speakers worked in hospitals with significant numbers of COVID-19 patients.

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{{cite news | first = Ryan | last = Basen, | author2 = Amanda D'Ambrosio | title = No Evidence That Doctor Group in Viral Video Got Near COVID 'Front Lines' | url = https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/87797 | work = MedPage Today | date = July 29, 2020 | accessdate = July 30, 2020 }}