Open Letter to CPSO Head Nancy Whitmore to Stop COVID Misinformation
By Steve Kirsch
College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO) had a meeting with the founder of CCDH on misinformation. But he has been ineffective in stopping it. So I invited the CPSO to a open dialog.
Nancy Whitmore, CEO of College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario (CPSO)
Here’s the key part:
We were also extremely fortunate to have Mr. Imran Ahmed, Founder of the Center for Countering Digital Hate, give a powerful and thought-provoking talk about health disinformation and digital hate that continues to proliferate online. Mr. Ahmed shared stories and examples of how the lack of regulation and negligence in the “Big Tech” industry, which connects over 4.5 billion people around the world, is “putting us on a terrifying trajectory of chaos.” I strongly encourage you to read the eDialogue cover story and learn how you can help counter health misinformation. We are also going to be hosting Mr. Ahmed in our next “In Dialogue” podcast episode, so stay tuned for more.
They also posted an article about the meeting which you can read here.
Listening to people like Imran Ahmed is not the way to solve the problem. I’ve reached out to Imran in the past suggesting we meet to resolve our differences. Not only did he ignore my outreach, but he also did this:
Blocking scientists is not the way to resolve the issues
The experts say the opposite: scientists with differing views should be heard, not demonized. That op-ed was written by the former Dean of the Harvard Medical School and by UCSF Professor Vinay Prasad, Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, and a practicing Hematologist Oncologist at San Francisco General Hospital and the San Francisco VA Hospital. Vinay is one of the world’s top experts on evidence-based medicine.
My offer to Nancy Whitmore
However, we have ALWAYS been open to a meeting where the “experts” can show us how we’ve gotten it all wrong.
Unfortunately, all the “experts” are too busy to meet with us even though this is cited as a huge problem.
So the problem persists.
How can the CPSO have the time to meet with Imran who has failed to solve the problem, and not have any time to meet with us so they can solve the problem?
I’m hoping Nancy will explain that to us. I’ll let you know if I hear anything. Don’t hold your breath.
Original source: https://stevekirsch.substack.com/p/open-letter-to-cpso-head-nancy-whitmore