On the latest episode of “Doctors and Scientists,” host Brian Hooker interviews Dr. Alvin Moss, director of the West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law, on the threats medical professionals and scientists face when they stray from the mainstream narrative on COVID and vaccines.
In the latest episode of “Doctors and Scientists” on CHD.TV, host Brian Hooker, Ph.D., P.E., interviewed Dr. Alvin Moss on the threats medical professionals and scientists face when they step away from the mainstream narrative.
Moss is director of the West Virginia University Center for Health Ethics and Law at the Health Sciences Center in Morgantown, West Virginia. A professor of internal medicine, Moss has published more than 150 scientific peer-reviewed articles and published more than 20 book chapters in medical textbooks.
Hooker and Moss sorted through the latest developments in the COVID pandemic, including the federal response to the current wave of the Delta variant.
Hooker asked Moss about his progress working with West Virginians for Health Freedom. Moss said it’s becoming increasingly difficult to opt out of the childhood vaccination program across the U.S.
“Even physicians who used to write medical exemptions in the state no longer do so,” Moss said. In West Virginia, he explained, “we are tied for last in the percentage of kindergartners who actually have medical exemptions. It’s 0.1%. We are as low as you can get. The national average is 2.7%. So if you’re really interested in health freedom don’t move to West Virginia unless you plan to homeschool.”
The discussion took a personal turn when Hooker talked about the “sacrosanct” patient-doctor relationship, and shared his experience with his own vaccine-injured son and his doctors.
Hooker asked Moss, given the current context of COVID, what did Moss see happening with the patient-doctor relationship, and how will any feelings of mistrust affect the standard of care?
In Moss’ professional opinion, he said, the patient-physician relationship is key.
“Patients and other people who have been talking to their physicians are telling me that we no longer can trust our physicians,” Moss said. “We have the feeling that he or she is not telling us everything — that he or she feels constrained.”
The reason the physicians feel pressure and intimidation, said Moss, is because they feel their livelihoods are threatened.
With good reason. Late this summer, the Federation of State Medical Boards, which oversees each state medical board and grants each medical license, told members if they are giving out “misinformation,” they could lose their license.
Hooker and Moss discussed what happens when patients suffer from a physician’s unwillingness to speak up and do what they think is right.
Other highlights from the episode include:
- A discussion on the definition of “misinformation” as it relates to a physician’s professional opinion and real scientific data, and how to decipher who is the arbiter of this so-called “misinformation.”
- A review of the data on the recent surges of the Delta variant and the troubling issue of “breakthrough cases.”
- The disturbing pattern Moss has observed in his palliative medicine practice, where patients, both old and young, with morbid obesity have been dying from COVID pneumonia.
- Moss’s observations in his own practice, where he’s seen both vaccinated and unvaccinated patients die of COVID.
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Via The Defender