Mayo Physician Fired Over COVID Book
— “I’m still in shock I was terminated for this”
After publishing a book about his experience on the front lines during the COVID-19 pandemic, a physician was fired from his position at the Mayo Clinic this month, he confirmed to MedPage Today.
Steven Weiss, MD, an internist who practiced at the clinic’s Eau Claire, Wisconsin location for 32 years, stated that he was terminated because he identified himself as an employee of the Mayo Clinic in his new book, called Carnage in America: COVID-19, Racial Injustice, and the Demise of Donald Trump.
According to a June 4 termination letter shared with MedPage Today, Mayo Clinic administrators told Weiss, 62, that his actions violated the health system’s publishing policy, as he did not submit his manuscript to the institution for review before it was printed.
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You may not like this doctor’s opinion, you may not even agree with it, but the increasing censorship of medical practitioners spells impending doom for free speech & medicine.
This doctor was fired under a “without cause” provision because there was no misconduct, incompetence, negligence, or violation of his employment contract. He simply was fired for not asking “mother may I,” before writing a book on his medical experience.
You can tell by the statements by the administrators that this was all about their fear that people think they support a certain political party. Weiss discussed the influence of politics, religion, and culture on Americans’ perception of COVID-19, and faulted the administration at the time for the pandemic response. While there was some negative information on Mayo, Weiss states, “I offered lavish praise in places, too.”
Expect more of this.
Lyme/MSIDS treating doctors have been persecuted for over 40 years due to the fact they disagree with mainstream medicine’s handling of it. Orders in medicine come from the top down and start with the CDC/IDSA‘s abysmal Lyme treatment guidelines that are ineffective, unscientific, and extremely biased. Wisconsin doctors have come under scrutiny many times for daring to depart from the accepted narrative that Lyme is hard to get and easy to treat. The reality of thousands of patients proves this to be nothing more than mythology.