Physicians Declaration – Updated
Global Covid Summit
International Alliance of Physicians and Medical Scientists
[UPDATE: as of 8am ET on 1/18 over 17,000 doctors & scientists have signed the Rome Declaration]
WE, THE PHYSICIANS OF THE WORLD, united and loyal to the Hippocratic Oath, recognizing the imminent threat to humanity brought forth by current Covid-19 policies, are compelled to declare the following:
WHEREAS, after 20 months of research, millions of patients treated, hundreds of clinical trials performed and scientific data shared, we have demonstrated and documented our success and understanding in combating COVID-19;
WHEREAS, in considering the risks vs. benefits of major policy decisions, thousands of physicians and medical scientists worldwide have reached consensus on three foundational principles;
NOW THEREFORE, IT IS:
RESOLVED, THAT HEALTHY CHILDREN SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO FORCED VACCINATION (view supporting evidence)
- Negligible clinical risks from SARS-CoV-2 infection exist for healthy children under eighteen.
- Long term safety of the current COVID vaccines in children cannot be determined prior to instituting such policies. Without high-powered, reproducible, long term safety data, risks to the long-term health status of children remain too high to support use in healthy children.
- Children risk severe, adverse events from receiving the vaccine. Permanent physical damage to the brain, heart, immune and reproductive system associated with SARS-CoV-2 spike protein-based genetic vaccines has been demonstrated in children.
- Healthy, unvaccinated children are critical to achieving herd immunity. Natural immunity is proven to tolerate infection, benefiting community protection while there is insufficient data to assess whether Covid vaccines assist herd immunity.
RESOLVED, THAT NATURALLY IMMUNE PERSONS RECOVERED FROM SARS-CoV-2 SHALL NOT BE SUBJECT TO ANY RESTRICTIONS OR VACCINE MANDATES (view supporting evidence)
- Natural immunity is the most protective, and longest-lasting solution against the development of COVID-19 disease and its more serious outcomes.
- Naturally immune persons are at the lowest risk of transmission, thus should not be subject to travel, professional, medical or social restrictions.
- Natural immunity provides the best source of herd immunity, a condition necessary for eradicating the Covid virus.
RESOLVED, THAT ALL HEALTH AGENCIES AND INSTITUTIONS SHALL CEASE INTERFERING WITH PHYSICIANS TREATING INDIVIDUAL PATIENTS (view supporting evidence)
- Early intervention with numerous, available agents has proven to be safe and effective, and has saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
- No medicine already given regulatory approval shall be restricted from “off-label” use, particularly during this global humanitarian crisis caused by a rapidly mutating virus, which requires quick to adopt treatment strategies.
- Health agencies shall be prohibited from interfering with physicians prescribing evidence-based treatments they deem necessary, and insurance companies must cease blocking payments for life-saving medicine prescribed by doctors.
RECOMMENDED LEGISLATIVE OR EXECUTIVE ACTION:
We believe that violating any of these three principles unnecessarily and directly risks death to our citizens. We hereby recommend the leaders of states, provinces and nations legislate or take executive action to prohibit the three practices described above.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, the undersigned has signed this Declaration.
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Physicians and Medical Scientists
Dr. Ira Bernstein, co-founder, Canadian Covid Care Alliance; lecturer, Dept. of Family and Community Medicine, University of Toronto
Dr. Paul E. Alexander, clinical epidemiologist, former WHO-PAHO and US HHS consultant/senior Covid Pandemic advisor
Dr. Pierre Kory, critical care and pulmonary medicine specialist, former Chief of Critical Care Service and Medical Director of Trauma and Life Support Center at University of Wisconsin
Dr. Héctor Carvallo, former professor of Internal Medicine, Universidad de Buenos Aires, former Director Ezeiza Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Dr. Mobeen Syed, physician, computer scientist, CEO of DrBeen Corp (US), clinical consultant (Pakistan)
Dr. Paul E. Marik, professor of medicine and Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School
Dr. Flavio Cadegiani, endocrinologist & visiting professor, faculty of Floriano (FAESF); ad hoc consultant, Brazilian Health Regulatory Agency (Anvisa); consultant for National Commission for Incorporation of New Technologies, Devices and Drugs, Brazil
Dr. Marc G. Wathelet, molecular biologist, innate immunology and coronavirus expert, consultant, Belgium
Dr. Tess Lawrie, Director, The Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy Ltd; founder, British Ivermectin Recommendation Development; CEO of non-profit Ebmcsquared CiC
Dr. Eivind H. Vinjevoll, senior consultant of anesthesiology and intensive care medicine, chief medical advisor of emergency medicine, Volda, Norway
Dr. Heather Gessling, family medicine doctor in Columbia, Missouri
Dr. Mark McDonald, double board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrist, Los Angeles, California
Dr. Olufemi Emmanuel Babalola, professor of ophthalmology, IP HOD Surgery, Bingham University, Jos/Karu, Nigeria
Dr. Richard Urso, scientist, sole inventor of an FDA-approved wound healing drug, former Chief of Orbital Oncology at MD Anderson Cancer Center
Dr. John Littell, family physician, with practices in Kissimmee and Ocala, Florida
Dr. Ryan Cole, board-certified pathologist, CEO of Cole Diagnostics, Boise, Idaho
Dr. Brian Tyson, family medicine doctor, Urgent Care Covid Clinic, Imperial Valley, California
Prof. Andrea G. Stramezzi, Italy
Dr. Zsuszanna Ragó, specialist in coronavirus, primary care; IVERCOV project leader, University of Debrecen, Hungary
Dr. Robert W. Malone, gene therapy, bio-defense, vaccines and immunology; discoverer of in-vitro and in-vivo RNA transfection and architect of mRNA vaccine platform
Dr. Jean-Jacques Rajter, critical care, pulmonary medicine, sleep medicine
Dr. Wong Ang Peng, Malaysian Alliance for Effective Covid Control (MAECC)
Dr. Peter McCullough, clinical cardiologist, preventive cardiology and advanced lipidology, former vice chief of internal medicine at Baylor University Medical Center
Dr. Jose Iglesias, associate professor, Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine at Seton Hall
Dr. Geert Vanden Bossche, virology, vaccine R&D, former Sr Ebola Program Manager, Global Alliance for Vaccines & Immunization (GAVI), former Head of Vaccine Development Office, German Center for Infection Research
Dr. Li-Meng Yan, independent virologist, former researcher, Hong Kong University
Dr. Yoav Yehezkelli, lecturer, Tel Aviv University; former director of research and primary care medicine, Meuhedet Health Services; co-founder of Israeli epidemic management team
Dr. Catherine L. Lawson, research professor, Institute for Quantitative Biomedicine, Rutgers University, Piscataway, New Jersey
Dr. Barton Lane, emeritus professor of diagnostic radiology, Stanford University Medical Center, Palo Alto, California
Dr. Domingo Luis Cáceres Ortiz, family medicine specialist, president of the Medical Foundation of the College of Surgeons of Puerto Rico
Dr. Grace Lu-Yao, professor and vice-chair, Department of Medical Oncology, Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Dr. Claudio Saliba de Avelar, medical coordinator, Espaço Mulher, Pardini Institute, Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Dr. Claudia Chaufan, professor, Health Policy and Global Health, York University, Toronto
Dr. Gregory Dembo, director of Transplant Anesthesia, University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington
Dr. Paul Carter, orthopedic surgeon, Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, California
Dr. Panayiotis A. Ellinas, family medicine, former US Army Lt Colonel and Army Surgeon General Subject Matter Expert in preventive medicine
Dr. Mark Dunphy, nuclear medicine physician, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York
Dr. Brian J. Koos, maternal and fetal medicine, UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
Dr. Vladimir Algarin, general practitioner, Carolina, Puerto Rico
Dr. Sandra Bezares, internal medicine specialist, Caguas, Puerto Rico
Dr. Alberto Pupi, professor of clinical pathophysiology, University of Florence Medical College, Italy
Dr. Thomas A. Johnson, internal medicine, Ascension Medical Group, Brookfield, Wisconsin
Dr. Orest Stecyk, family medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Dr. Peter Parry, associate professor, child & adolescent psychiatry, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
Dr. Giovanni Frajese, endocrinology and cancer research; associate professor, Applied Medical Technical Sciences, University of Rome “Foro Italico”, Rome, Italy
Dr. Eric Wargotz, Clinical Professor of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, the George Washington University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
Dr. Phillip Sirota, Veterans Affairs Health Care System, Phoenix, Arizona
Dr. Donald W. Miller, retired Professor Emeritus of Surgery, former Chief of Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Dr. Xiaoxu Lin, former microbiologist, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Viral Diseases Branch, former in-theater infectious diseases surveillance lab head, US Army
Dr. R. Duane Cook, thoracic and cardiovascular surgeon, University of Florida Health
Dr. Sylvia Monserrate Nunez Fidalgo, general practitioner, San Juan, Puerto Rico
Dr. Ming Chu Wang, Department of Anesthesia, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
Dr. Ondrej Halgas, biomedical researcher, University of Toronto, Canada
Dr. Mark Kreimer, board certified emergency medicine physician, Brooklyn, New York
Dr. Ram Duriseti, clinical associate professor, Stanford University Division of Emergency Medicine, Palo Alto, California
Dr. Kraig Lage, diagnostic radiology, University Of Missouri HealthCare, Columbia, Missouri
Dr. Annie L. Emmick, board certified pediatric specialist, Northwestern Medicine, Illinois
Dr. Mario Beauregard, neuroscientist, Department of Psychology, University of Arizona
Dr. Brent Stewart, Emeritus Professor, Diagnostic Physics, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, Washington
Dr. Andrei N. Tchernitchin, director of Laboratory of Experimental Endocrinology and Environmental Pathology ICBM, Faculty of Medicine, University of Chile
Dr Simon J Thornley, public health physician, lecturer and researcher in epidemiology and biostatistics, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Dr. Spiro P. Pantazatos, Assistant Professor of Clinical Neurobiology (Psychiatry) at Columbia University, research scientist at New York State Psychiatric Institute
Dr. Marialuisa Partisani, deputy head, general medicine, HIV infection care center, Hopitaux Universitaires de Strasbourg, France
Professor Fernando Nobre, Médical School University of Lisbon; founder and President of AMI (International Medical Assistance Foundation); recipient of the Légion d‘Honneur
Dr. Allesandro Santin, professor of obstetrics, gynecology, and reproductive sciences, Yale School of Medicine; Disease Aligned Research team leader, Yale Cancer Center
Dr. James Geiger, surgical critical care and pediatric surgery, University of Michigan Health System; Director of Pediatric Trauma and Associate Director for Surgical Services, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit at St. Vincent Medical Center
Dr. Marie Kuffner, former professor of clinical anesthesiology and former chief of staff, UCLA Medical Center; past president of the California Medical Association
And thousands more physicians, medical scientists and researchers from around the globe.