A short while ago, I posted a video of a presentation by Dr. Peter McCullough. He expressed grave concern about the direction of the field of medicine. I can give a few more examples.
A few weeks ago, I received from my own specialty society its quarterly newsmagazine. On the cover, there was a screaming headline: “Climate Change: The Biggest Health Threat Facing Humanity“. This was absolute balderdash, and yet it was the cover story on a publication circulated by a one of the recognized medical specialties. Then within the publication, there was another story: “Embracing Justice: Equity, Diversity and Inclusion within (name of specialty society)”.
It was quite obvious that the organization had been captured by the far left. It was very sad to behold.
But there are a number of other examples. I can cite at least a couple.
The American Academy of Pediatrics– long a left-wing organization– has been criticized for pushing transgender treatments for minor. This was grossly immoral, but it also harmed kids in a major way.
And the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists received $11 million from the CDC to encourage its members to push the Covid vaccine for pregnant women. This was the height of irresponsibility. The result has been large numbers of miscarriages (or spontaneous abortions). And when they pushed non-pregnant young women to take the vaccine, it resulted in large increases in infertility.
Beside the obvious substance of the bad decisions being made, what is the problem when these specialty societies take leave of their senses?
Practicing physicians rely upon these organizations for their continuing education. But when the well has been poisoned, how can one rely on the education being offered?