Politicizing Medicine

Is there nothing that Trump and the Republicans won’t do to spin the truth and to politicize everything and anything?

I read this in today’s morning paper:

Republican political operatives are recruiting “extremely pro-Trump” doctors to go on television to prescribe reviving the U.S. economy as quickly as possible, without waiting to meet safety benchmarks proposed by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

A resurgent economy is seen as critical to boosting Trump’s re-election hopes and has become a growing focus of the White House.D2906051-568C-4B0A-939C-353218FA9D4FI wonder how hard it will be to find unscrupulous doctors that the Trump administration and the GOP operatives will be able to payoff to lie to the American public.

Probably not hard at all.

11 thoughts on “Politicizing Medicine

  1. slmret May 21, 2020 / 12:56 pm

    Unfortunately so — my dad was a physician, and as I grew up I learned that medical ethics prohibited advertising, and now we see ads for doctors and medicines everywhere! No wonder we are so messed up!

    Liked by 4 people

  2. Sadje May 21, 2020 / 1:08 pm

    Yes, probably not hard at all. You can find them under any stone.

    Liked by 3 people

  3. Stroke Survivor UK May 21, 2020 / 1:10 pm

    People should be to draw their own conclusions just from the numbers, no spin required, but there again they should have been able to draw their conclusions about Trump, too, even back in 2016..

    Liked by 3 people

  4. msjadeli May 21, 2020 / 2:54 pm

    Common sense has never been more vitally important than now. If one wants to live, one must actively in engage in critical thinking.

    Liked by 2 people

    • Fandango May 21, 2020 / 10:56 pm

      Common sense has become a lost art and critical thinking seems to be a rarity these days.

      Liked by 2 people

  5. Laura May 21, 2020 / 8:40 pm

    I’ve told my kids I’m basing my decisions on science and the numbers, not any one person’s recommendation and definitely not on anyone clearly peddling someone’s agenda.

    Liked by 1 person

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