The International Socialist Internet Website (WSWS) is constant to obtain statements for Dr. David Berger, an Australian doctor and devoted 0-COVID recommend, who’s going through disciplinary motion from the Australian Well being Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) as a result of his publicity of presidency and company lies about COVID-19.
For the reason that newsletter of our first article, which calls on scientists, well being staff and different sections of staff to talk out in defence of Dr. Berger, the WSWS has printed two articles compiling those statements and can proceed publishing others all through this week. Those articles were learn through many hundreds of other people all through the sector.
We urge readers to talk out in Berger’s defence through emailing your statements right here. Please point out within the electronic mail the way you want to be known in our subsequent article, and if you wish to come with a photograph, please connect one to the e-mail.
Affiliate Professor of Drugs & Public Well being in New South Wales
Dr. Berger’s defence has my complete improve. The silencing of Dr. David Berger is an anti-democratic act through AHPRA, a scientific frame who has a accountability of overseeing the well-being of sufferers. This building could also be hypocritical bearing in mind the advancing COVID-19 pandemic and the relentless fact telling of Dr Berger.
There were no less than 10,000 COVID-19 deaths in Australia thus far, and this quantity is ready to extend with the brand new surge because of new variants. That is without delay because of each Exertions and Liberal Executive coverage forcing the inhabitants to are living with this virus, inflicting each acute and long-term sickness, the latter within the type of Lengthy COVID to which there are lots of regarding unanswered questions.
All provisions to minimise the unfold of the virus—confirmed to be efficient and to which Dr. Berger has been so outspoken—are of no worry to people who want to punish a doctor who has stood through his phrases with medical truth. This silencing sends a transparent message as to what capitalist governments stand for—human existence is expendable—and the economic system and benefit don’t seem to be. This has to modify. Staff, scholars, scientists and scientific team of workers want to rally at the back of Dr. Berger and supply him the relentless voice he has given us. The price for no longer doing so is ongoing loss of life and sickness this is totally preventable.
Gary, a junior physician in Queensland
I’m a practising physician and wish to strongly sign in my improve for Dr. David Berger and voice my opposition to his persecution through the Australian Well being Practitioners Law Company (AHPRA).
Dr. Berger is a principled physician who has a spent a outstanding occupation serving communities in rural and faraway spaces and the 3rd international. He has advocated for the rights and healthcare wishes of operating other people, together with immigrants and refugees, and for the reason that get started of the COVID pandemic, he has fought for a systematic solution to saving lives from the fatal virus, accurately difficult its removal. This sort of place is scientifically justified, and an ethical crucial for any well being employee to recommend.
For AHPRA to censure him on bogus grounds of being “unprofessional” is absurd and malicious. This is a caution that any well being employee who stands up for the well being and protection of the general public will undergo the lack of their jobs and most certainly worse. On this 3rd yr of the COVID pandemic, when lies and negligence represent the reaction of governments, the defence of Dr. Berger is an crucial accountability of somebody calling themselves a well being employee.
The previous adage that fact is the primary casualty of battle very a lot applies to the disastrous pandemic insurance policies which were pursued through all capitalist govt internationally, apart from China which remains to be following 0-COVID.
The bureaucratic try through AHPRA to gag Dr. David Berger, an outspoken recommend of a systematic solution to containing the fatal COVID virus, is the additional extension of the suppression of fact, changed through incorrect information and disinformation pumped out to the general public day-to-day. This has value the lives of a few 20 million other people world wide and nonetheless counting.
The suppression of data of the chance of COVID used to be typified through the revelation that Trump withheld from the general public the airborne nature of the virus for 6 months, after he used to be warned through the Chinese language president that it used to be in truth airborne.
Because the WSWS identified amongst probably the most claims through govt and senior well being government have been that “youngsters didn’t get COVID-19,” the virus is “no longer airborne,” “faculties are protected,” “vaccine handiest insurance policies” would forestall the coronavirus, the extremely contagious Omicron used to be “delicate,” and that the pandemic would turn out to be “endemic.” Dr. Berger, in conjunction with different devoted scientists, has uncovered those claims as lies.
As a healthcare employee I name for the withdrawal of AHPRA’s necessities for Dr. Berger. Now we have an obligation of maintain our sufferers and most people to peer an finish to the pandemic.
Kathryn McKeen, an enrolled nurse in New South Wales
The assault on Dr. David Berger through the Clinical Board of Australia and AHPRA is an outrageous assault on one of the vital fundamental democratic rights, freedom of speech. Via AHPRA difficult he adopt a disciplining “schooling program,” what they’re in point of fact difficult is that he refute his well-researched, medical solution to COVID-19 and quash his personal refutation of the incorrect information and lies propagated through govt and media, with a view to stay his process.
It is a travesty. Dr. Berger is a extremely skilled faraway house basic practitioner, with an actual working out of the demanding situations going through citizens, indigenous and non-indigenous, in rural and faraway communities, within the battle to give protection to themselves in opposition to an infection and loss of life from COVID-19 and for excellent well being typically.
As a well being employee myself, vehemently adverse to the murderous, let-it-rip insurance policies of state and federal governments. I strongly condemn AHPRA’s disciplinary motion in opposition to Dr. David Berger, and insist they withdraw it straight away.
Ship us your statements of improve for Dr. Berger and we will be able to submit them within the coming days.