ACEP-AAEM Issue Joint Statement on Physician Misinformation as Consensus in Medical Community Breaks Down

Irving, TX & Milwaukee, WI…The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) jointly and emphatically condemn the recent opinions released by Dr. Daniel Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi. These reckless and untested musings do not speak for medical societies and are inconsistent with current science and epidemiology regarding COVID-19. As owners of local urgent care clinics, it appears these two individuals are releasing biased, non-peer reviewed data to advance their personal financial interests without regard for the public’s health.

What drove the Organizations to issue the statements Were the comments of the Kern County, CA Doctors in the video above stating that continuation of the stay at home orders may be counter productive. They have been conducting testing at the Urgent Care Centers they run in Kern County.

COVID-19 misinformation is widespread and dangerous. Members of ACEP and AAEM are first-hand witnesses to the human toll that COVID-19 is taking on our communities. ACEP and AAEM strongly advise against using any statements of Drs. Erickson and Massihi as a basis for policy and decision making.