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Australia: Open letter demands AHPRA end “disciplining” of Dr Berger | #socialmedia | #hacking | #aihp


On July 14, a group of senior doctors and medical practitioners issued a powerful open letter to Australian federal and state health ministers demanding “Free Speech for Doctors” and condemning disciplinary measures imposed on Zero-COVID activist Dr David Berger.

Dr David Berger (Image: Supplied)

Berger, a respected and highly experienced remote area general practitioner, was ordered last month by the Australia Health Practitioners Regulatory Authority (AHPRA) to undertake a special “education program” or be deregistered over his social media criticism of governments’ response to the COVID- 19 pandemic.

Berger has been a prominent fighter against the “let it rip” policies adopted by Australian governments last December, which have resulted in millions of infections and over 8,000 deaths.

In opposition to this profit-driven program, he has advocated the scientifically-grounded measures required to eliminate transmission of the virus and protect the health and lives of the population. The attack against him comes amid a massive new COVID surge.

The letter and accompanying petition stridently denounce the blatant attempt to silence Berger and demands the immediate withdrawal of all punitive measures.

The open letter calls on the health ministers to revoke all disciplinary action against Berger, undertake an independent audit of AHPRA’s “handling of social media and public advocacy complaints” and to affirm “freedom of speech for doctors.” It also calls for a review of AHPRA’s ability to punish doctors for speaking out, its “remit as a blanket defender of government health policy,” and the removal of anonymity protections for those complaining about public advocacy.

AHPRA’s punishment of Berger, first reported by the World Socialist Web Site, was in response to an anonymous complaint over what the authority claims are his “impolite” and “unprofessional” criticisms on social media of Australian government and health authorities’ responses to the COVID-19 pandemic.

A subsequent communication in late June, now quoted by several news outlets, claims that Berger’s criticisms of “politicians, government bodies and public health organisations, pharmaceutical companies and other medical professionals,” involve the use of “emotive and pejorative language.”

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