Should We Trust the Government with Our Health?

Source: Association of American Physicians and Surgeons
by G Keith Smith, MD

“As government is telling us where we can go and how we must behave during the COVID pandemic, we must have faith that our government cares about our health. Right? Government and medical practice can be blended and work well together, right? Before we grant government more control over our well-being, I believe we should look at how it has cared for us in the past. In the 1920s, the federal government deliberately poisoned, by some counts, 250,000 Americans. There was never even an acknowledgement, much less an apology. … I believe we should insulate the medical profession from the political profession, which has embraced the idea that the end justifies the means. Distinguishing the professional ethics and methods of politicians and the medical profession should help us not only reject further government intervention in medicine but begin the process of rooting it out altogether.” (06/22/22)