Dozens of Alaska docs urge medical board to probe docs spreading COVID misinfo

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Enlarge / A box and container of ivermectin. (credit: Getty | Bloomberg)

More doctors across the country are pushing back against fringe members of the medical community for spreading COVID-19 misinformation and touting unproven treatments.

Over the weekend, nearly 100 physicians in Alaska signed onto a letter urging the state medical board to investigate doctors in the state who have promoted vaccine skepticism and pushed unproven treatments, namely the antiparasitic drug ivermectin and the antimalaria drug hydroxychloroquine.

Merijeanne Moore, a private-practice psychiatrist in Anchorage, told Anchorage Daily News that she wrote the letter in response to an event last month called Alaska Early Treatment Medical Summit. The event featured prominent out-of-state vaccine skeptics as well as at least two Anchorage doctors steeped in vaccine skepticism and misinformation.

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