DAUK’s Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden featured in Medscape’s Covid-19 roundup on 9th February 2021:
NHS ‘Nothing Special’
“There is nothing special about the NHS, neither during this pandemic, nor at any other time.”
Those words come from an Institute Of Economic Affairs report called ‘Viral Myths: Why we risk learning the wrong lessons from the pandemic’.
The document from the think-tank’s Dr Kristian Niemietz argues that the pandemic “has given rise to the phenomenon of ‘Coronfirmation Bias’: the tendency to interpret the pandemic as a ‘vindication’ of one’s own world view”.
Dr Samantha Batt-Rawden, president of Doctors’ Association UK tweeted: “I am so upset by this. We have worked ourselves into the ground to save lives. We have lost hundreds of colleagues. How dare you. How dare you.”