Attributable to Sami Diab, MD, Colorado Medical Society President
"During these unprecedented times, Colorado Medical Society salutes the physicians of Colorado for their dedication and sacrifice. The ethical obligation to our patients is the guiding light for all physicians at all times. Colorado physicians have done heroic work not only in caring for their COVID patients under less than ideal circumstances, but also caring for all of patients to maintain their health during this pandemic.
The Colorado Medical Society also unequivocally supports the following statement from AMA President Susan Bailey, MD, on recent political comments attacking physicians treating COVID patients:
'Throughout this pandemic, physicians, nurses, and frontline health care workers have risked their health, their safety and their lives to treat their patients and defeat a deadly virus. They did it because duty called and because of the sacred oath they took. The suggestion that doctors – in the midst of a public health crisis – are overcounting COVID-19 patients or lying to line their pockets is a malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided charge. COVID-19 cases are at record highs today. Rather than attacking us and lobbing baseless charges at physicians, our leaders should be following the science and urging adherence to the public health steps we know work – wearing a mask, washing hands and practicing physical distancing.'
The Colorado Medical Society calls on our leaders and communities to show their unwavering support and appreciation for physicians and all front-line health care workers."
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