Now Including Dr. Gold's White Paper on Hydroxychloroquine.From treating COVID patients in her local hospital to fighting for the rights of frontline doctors, Dr. Simone Gold tells her story. "The bumper-sticker directive to 'follow the science' was actually an evasion of responsibility. It let people off the hook for their bad decisions in a crisis. Was New York Governor Cuomo's executive order sending COVID-hospitalized patients back to nursing homes to infect other vulnerable nursing home patients 'following the science'? Of course not. And sending post-hospitalization COVID-positive patients back to nursing homes was unnecessary. Relative to the total nursing home population, Governor Cuomo contributed to a larger percentage of nursing-home deaths--especially when compared to the states without such a policy. New Jersey's over seven thousand nursing home deaths account for half of the state's fatalities since March. Pennsylvania did just as miserably. These governors made specific decisions that cost thousands of the most vulnerable, most expendable, their lives. But they didn't do it to their own relatives." --From I Do Not Consent
About the Author Simone Gold, MD, JD, FABEM, is a board-certified emergency physician. She graduated from Chicago Medical School before attending Stanford University Law School to earn her Juris Doctorate degree. She completed her residency in Emergency Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital in New York. Dr. Gold worked in Washington, D.C. for the Surgeon General, as well as for the Chairman of the Labor and Human Resources Committee. She works as an emergency physician on the frontlines. Her clinical work serves all Americans: from urban-inner city, to suburban and the Native American population. She writes on a number of policy issues relating to law and medicine. She always leads with the facts.