By Guest Writer, Matthew Newgent, President of Conservative Economy
In medicine, a physician can be sued for missing something, maybe a gallbladder stone, or for failing to conduct a step in a standard procedure, such as sterilizing all instruments before a major operation. This type of mistake is called an “error of omission.”
This letter was sent to Emergency Room physicians across the United States LAST WEEK by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM):
|The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) supports public health measures that decrease the spread of COVID-19 and reduce the risk of severe illness such as the appropriate use of face masks and vaccination for eligible people|
Where is the mention of TREATMENT?!?!
The MISSING portion is in ALL CAPS:
|The American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM) supports public health measures that decrease the spread of COVID-19, MEASURES TO TREAT PATIENTS SYMPTOMATIC FOR OR WHO HAVE TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID, and reduce the risk of severe illness such as the appropriate use of face masks and vaccination for eligible people|
What do American families do for our loved ones when the national medical system leadership makes an “error of omission” in their procedure, one which is a de facto denial of treatment for those at risk of a proven fatal disease?
I once asked a physician of 30+ years of practicing medicine, “What is the greatest life-saving medical innovation in emergency medicine?” In one word, he answered “Protocols”. He went on to explain that in emergency medicine, things happen so fast that there is often very little time to step back, consult with other providers or research the best course of action, so protocols allow a system the entire staff knows and can execute efficiently and quickly.
So this error of omission by the ABEM is the equivalent of telling every single emergency medical provider, “If patient is symptomatic of or presents with Covid, put a mask on them.”
So, what should you do? Share this article. Call or email the ABEM and demand they allow our providers to provide live-saving care for those with covid. Some of these include Hydroxychloriquine therapy (HCQ, zinc, and azithromycin), ivermectin, and Monoclonal therapy. There is PLENTY of data that show all these therapies are effective and safe. I’d the ABEM doesn’t change its policy, there should be a class-action lawsuit filed against the ABEM.
Matthew Newgent is a graduate of the United States Military Academy and President of ConservativeEconomy.com