Informed public debate about early treatment and prophylaxis for COVID-19 is urgently needed
Letter by Gail Davidson - 3 February 2022. Originally submitted to the Toronto Star.
Re: Toronto physician, co-founder of Canadian Covid Care Alliance, under investigation by medical regulator, 28 January 2022
Informed public debate about early treatment and prophylaxis for COVID-19 is urgently needed. Star readers deserve better than the unsubstantiated and inflammatory language used in the article noted above.
The Star’s reporter makes dangerously misleading statements about issues of great importance to readers and then tars others with the misinformation brush. Powerful accusations in the article of “fraudulent research” and “spreading anti-vaccine misinformation…” are carelessly made without reference to any corroborative or contradictory evidence, studies or opinions. Readers are left unable to assess the writer’s accusation or form personal opinions.
The Star does a grave disservice to readers by failing to encourage and allow urgently needed dissemination of information and public debate about early treatment and prophylaxis and about vaccine mandates, the efficacy and safety of vaccines, and current COVID-19 risks.
Informed public debate is the lifeblood of our democracy. The Star must support, not stifle such debate.