Joint Statement from the American Board of Family Medicine, American Board of Internal Medicine, and American Board of Pediatrics on Dissemination of Misinformation by Board Certified Physicians about COVID-19

The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which supports its member state medical licensing boards, has recently issued a statement saying that providing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine contradicts physicians’ ethical and professional responsibilities, and therefore may subject a physician to disciplinary actions, including suspension or revocation of their medical license. We at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) support FSMB’s position. We also want all physicians certified by our Boards to know that such unethical or unprofessional conduct may prompt their respective Board to take action that could put their certification at risk.

Expertise matters, and board-certified physicians have demonstrated that they have stayed current in their field. Spreading misinformation or falsehoods to the public during a time of a public health emergency goes against everything our Boards and our community of board-certified physicians stand for. The evidence that we have safe, effective and widely available vaccines against COVID-19 is overwhelming. We are particularly concerned about physicians who use their authority to denigrate vaccination at a time when vaccines continue to demonstrate excellent effectiveness against severe illness, hospitalization and death.

We all look to board-certified physicians to provide outstanding care and guidance; providing misinformation about a lethal disease is unethical, unprofessional and dangerous. In times of medical emergency, the community of expert physicians committed to science and evidence collectively shares a responsibility for giving the public the most accurate and timely health information available, so they can make decisions that work best for themselves and their families.

Warren Newton, MD, MPH President and CEO

American Board of Family Medicine

Richard J. Baron, MD

President and CEO

American Board of Internal Medicine

David G. Nichols, MD, MBA President and CEO

American Board of Pediatrics

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Loved Denninger's column (pedal to the metal - don't let your mouth write a check your body can't cash, Rep Govs) and loved the FDA decision. The truth WILL win out as long as we have courageous independents to spread it. And yet just today I learn the Italians (the ITALIANS) are dragging this out:


I never would have believed they would let themselves be bossed around like this (also the Aussies). When I was in Italy on and off in the late '80s to mid '90s they used to have large strikes and protest parades including humiliating the effigies of politicians nearly every week in Rome - didn't make any difference what the cause - just for the fun of it. But then again, Mussolini. Is it something about human nature that wants to deny the truth and become part of the "collective" in denial of all reason? Or is it simply that Zelenko was/is correct?


We need to be on guard for all possibilities.

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Amen on the Ivermectin

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Lawrence Jones on Fox just called the Panel's vote as 16-*2*.

Too bad his staff would blow such an easy story.

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Wish Lee had the guts to do this. But alas he's RINO to the core.

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