Texas Doctor Has Privileges Suspended For Spreading ‘Dangerous’ COVID-19 Misinformation Online

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A doctor based in Houston, Texas, has had her privileges suspended based on what hospital officials are calling the spread of “dangerous misinformation”online regarding COVID-19.

Mary Bowden, who is an ear, nose and throat doctor at Houston Methodist Hospital, shared opinions on social media on the subject of COVID-19 vaccine mandates and COVID-19 treatments. According to a hospital spokesperson who spoke with The Washington Post, “Bowden, who recently joined the hospital’s medical staff, has been suspended for ‘spreading dangerous misinformation’ and sharing ‘harmful’ personal and political opinions about the coronavirus vaccine and treatments.” 

“The physician’s privileges at Houston Methodist have been suspended,” Patti Muck said in an email, adding that the hospital granted Bowden privileges within the last year.

According to The Post, Bowden’s attorney, Steve Mitby, said his client has treated more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients and is “not anti-vaccine.”

“Like many Americans, Dr. Bowden believes that people should have a choice and believes that all people, regardless of vaccine status, should have access to the same high quality health care,” Mitby said.

As The Post notes, “Earlier this year, more than 150 health-care workers with the Houston Methodist resigned or were terminated for not complying with its vaccine mandate. The Houston-based hospital system said Bowden, who is vaccinated against the coronavirus, has never admitted a patient at the medical center, which has treated more than 25,000 covid patients. The hospital was one of the country’s first to require proof of vaccination.”

“The Houston doctor is the latest medical professional suspended for promoting coronavirus misinformation and the consumption of ivermectin, an unproven treatment the Food and Drug Administration has said can be “dangerous” and potentially fatal,” the Post noted. 

The tweets referenced by media reports include “Ivermectin might not be as deadly as everyone said it was,” which Bowden tweeted on Nov. 10. “Speak up!”

Bowden also tweeted that “Vaccine mandates are wrong,” alongside an image which read, “What the government is doing to its citizens in the United States is incomprehensible. Thank you for what you do for your patients. God bless you and your staff.”

Neither the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nor the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recommended the use of Ivermectin as a treatment for COVID-19, and the FDA has explicitly said not to use it to treat or prevent COVID-19. 

“The FDA has not authorized or approved ivermectin for use in preventing or treating COVID-19 in humans or animals. Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea,” says the FDA. “Currently available data do not show ivermectin is effective against COVID-19. Clinical trials assessing ivermectin tablets for the prevention or treatment of COVID-19 in people are ongoing.”

“Talk to your health care provider about available COVID-19 vaccines and treatment options. Your provider can help determine the best option for you, based on your health history,” says the FDA.

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Is your microwave causing stress for your dog? Probably, say scientists – FIREPAW, Inc.

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Researchers have discovered that people may not recognize that their dog is stressed when exposed to common household noises. While it’s well-established that sudden loud noises, such as fireworks or thunderstorms, commonly trigger a dog’s anxiety, scientists now know that even common noises, such as a vacuum or microwave can be a trigger. Additionally, the research found that high-frequency, intermittent noises such as the battery warning of a smoke detector are more likely to cause a dog anxiety, rather than low-frequency, continuous noise.

Study overview

Researchers conducted a survey of 386 dog owners about their dogs’ responses to household sounds and examined recorded dog behaviors and human reactions from 62 videos available online. The study found that owners not only underestimated their dogs’ fearfulness, but the majority of people in videos responded with amusement rather than concern over their dog’s welfare.

Some sounds painful for dogs

Because dogs have a wider range of hearing, some noises could also be potentially painful to a dog’s ears, such as very loud or high-frequency sounds. Minimizing exposure may be as simple as changing batteries more frequently in smoke detectors or removing a dog from a room where loud noises might occur.

Signs of anxiety

Some common signs of a dog’s anxiety include cringing, trembling, or retreating, but owners may be less able to identify signs of fear or anxiety when behaviors are more subtle. For example, stressed dogs could pant, lick their lips, turn their head away or even stiffen their body. Sometimes their ears will turn back, and their head will lower below their shoulders.

Solutions

Families with dogs need to start paying attention to the subtle responses listed above to prevent their dogs from getting stressed out by household noises.  Strategies include encouraging your dog to stay in a different part of the house while vacuuming and microwaving is going on; changing batteries in smoke alarms at the first signs of beeping; discouraging your dog from staying in small rooms where sounds from the television or music system may be loud; taking your dog to a quiet area when outdoor power tools are running or trash/recycling or other large trucks (especially with backup beeping noises) are nearby; keeping your dog in a quiet area during times you expect visitors who will ringing the doorbell; make a mental note of all the household products–like coffeemakers–that set off high-pitched beeping noises and encourage your dog to go to other rooms or outside when they are in use.


Journal Reference: Emma K. Grigg, Juliann Chou, Emily Parker, Anwyn Gatesy-Davis, Sara T. Clarkson, Lynette A. Hart. Stress-Related Behaviors in Companion Dogs Exposed to Common Household Noises, and Owners’ Interpretations of Their Dogs’ Behaviors. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 2021; 8 DOI: 10.3389/fvets.2021.760845


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