Doctor Fired In Houston For Spreading FAKE NEWS About COVID-19
A hospital in Houston has suspended a doctor for spreading false information about Covid-19 on her social media.
Dr. Mary Talley Bowden, an ear nose and throat specialist runs a private practice in River Oaks and had only been granted provisional privileges at the Houston Methodist Hospital less than a year ago.
The hospital revoked Bowden’s privileges Friday citing unprofessional behavior and vulgar language on social media as the reason.
Dr. Bowden used her Twitter account to repeatedly denounce vaccine mandates and instead promote using the anit-parasitic drug ivermectin which health officials have advised against using to treat the COVID-19 virus.
The Dr sent emails to her patients recommending against the vaccination and saying data that she had collected “suggest the vaccine is not working.”
“Dr. Mary Bowden who recently joined the staff at Houston Methodist Hospital is using her social media accounts to express her personal and political opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine and treatments,” Houston Methodist said in a statement.
“These opinions which are harmful to the community, do not reflect reliable medical evidence or the values of Houston Methodist, where we have treated more than 25,000 COVID-19 inpatients, and where our employees and physicians are vaccinated to protect our patients.”
Bowden claims that all of her comments are “backed by clinical experience.”
Medical board spokesman Jared Schneider said regarding future discipline for Bowden that “the board cannot issue prospective opinions on whether an individual has violated any board rules or laws.”