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Doctors start crowdfunder to sue GMC over failure to act on Malhotra
GMC's failure has been exploited by conspiracy theorists threatening violence
A group of doctors have launched a crowdfunder to bring legal action against the UK’s General Medical Council for its failure to “investigate a regulated doctor for repeatedly making statements about COVID-19 vaccines that are factually inaccurate, misleading and potentially harmful.”
Link to the crowdfunder below
Link to the doctors letter to the GMC
The doctor in question is cardiologist Aseem Malhotra. For those that aren’t aware of Malhotra he is closely connected to Andrew Bridgen MP’s descent into the world of conspiracy theories culminating in him joining the fringe Reclaim Party after the Conservative Party jettisoned him.
Malhotra has become a leading figure of a wider movement of conspiracy theorists who are invoking a narrative of putting politicians, scientific advisers and healthcare workers on trail for their roles in the vaccine roll out.
The doctors behind the letter have had to remain due to the abuse and in one case death threats that they have received from anti-vaxxers.
An example of what Malhotra’s associates are currently sharing on social media.
As noted by others already, this isn’t a new statement.
The World Council for Health’s Better Way Conference demonstrates how there’s a convergence of conspiracy theories into an incoherent but angry narrative.
Details in the link below
The GMC has responded to previous complaints regarding Malhotra by acknowledging he is involved in disinformation but that there wasn’t evidence he was influencing opinion. Malhotra is currently on tour in Australia, continuing to trade off his credentials to an international audience due to the GMC’s lack of action, before this he was in US, Sweden and South Africa. Details below.