Frontline Doctors: CDC’s Thanksgiving Travel Ban Serves Up Fake Science with a Side of Fear

Federal agency resorts to fear-mongering in holiday advisory

Los Angeles, CA – In its latest advisory, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advised Americans against traveling domestically for the Thanksgiving holiday or risk “being hospitalized and becoming severely ill and dying,” according to one CDC official. Dr. Simone Gold, MD, JD, a board-certified emergency physician and founder of America’s Frontline Doctors (AFLDS), today released the following statement in response:

“The CDC’s hysterical pronouncements are neither helpful in defeating the pandemic nor grounded in science. Peddling fear to convince Americans to forego traditional Thanksgiving gatherings will not eradicate the virus. Instead, it is guaranteed to produce more anxiety, depression and despair during a time of year when mental health crises typically rise. AFLDS strongly encourages Americans to take the appropriate steps to responsibly celebrate Thanksgiving with family and friends – without succumbing to the federal government’s arrogance and interference. According to US Senate testimony delivered today by Dr. Peter McCullough, a physician who specializes in the early treatment of Covid-19 and who spoke at the second AFLDS White Coat Summit, there are many early treatment options which are extremely effective yet still massively underutilized.”

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