Global Covid Summit – Physicians Declaration

Physicians Declaration – Updated
Global Covid Summit

International Alliance of Physicians and Medical Scientists

UPDATE: Declaration IV is now available – click here to view
October 29, 2021

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;



  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


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.