ABIM: “There shall be no public accountability on our decision to de-certify Dr. McCullough”: According to the ABIM, there is no need for a public forum between experts to determine what constitutes misinformation. That determination is made by the ABIM and its hand-selected doctors

ABIM contacted Dr. Peter McCullough in a letter dated May 26, 2022 notifying him he is accused of spreading misinformation and started an investigation to remove his board certification. See 0:24 in this Highwire episode for the ABIM letter.

Senator Ron Johnson heard about the letter and sent a letter dated June 15 to Dr. Richard Baron, President & CEO of the ABIM where he politely offered to host an expert panel of doctors in Washington DC to resolve what the science actually says, similar to the widely popular “A second opinion” panel he hosted, but this time with scientists on both sides. See 3:36 in this Highwire episode for Johnson’s offer.

Note that Johnson’s original panel invited scientists on all sides but nobody was willing to support the false narrative so it ended up being one-sided, but not for lack of trying.

ABIM refused Johnson’s offer. Dr. Baron sent Senator Johnson a “thanks but no thanks” reply saying they are perfectly capable of disciplining Dr. McCullough, without any outside assistance. Dr. Baron said that the discipline procedure is private (even though McCullough waives all privacy), ABIM doesn’t want anyone to know. ABIM and its appointed panel of doctors will make all decisions on de-certification. They do not need to hear from scientists with opposing views on what constitutes misinformation, nor do they want to.

In other words, ABIM will make scientific assessments in private, behind closed doors, using a panel they appoint. They will not be held accountable to any public scrutiny. So there!

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