It can be said that policymakers got scared by the anti-vaccination movements. Hence the decision of 13 members of the Medical Council to leave this body – said professor Andrzej Matyja, president of the Supreme Medical Council, on TVN24. He announced that he would invite them to cooperate with the NRL to “issue recommendations, recommendations based on scientific knowledge”.
13 out of 17 members of the Medical Council at the premiere on Friday, it resigned from advising the government on the COVID-19 epidemic. They said in a statement that their decision was due to “the recommendation’s lack of impact on real action” and the “growing tolerance” of the government for “COVID-19 denied behavior and the importance of vaccination in fighting the pandemic.”
Matyja: it can be said that the decision makers got scared of the anti-vaccination movements
Professor Matyja said on TVN24 on Saturday that this was “very sad news”. – I think not only for me, but also for the majority of society and the entire medical community. These people who resigned are outstanding specialists, authorities of Polish medicine, people with enormous experience – he said.
Their decision to leave, he added, was caused by “a lack of response to recommendations.” – And yet we have a period when the coronavirus takes a huge toll in our country – noted the head of the Supreme Medical Council.
In his opinion, “it can be said that policymakers were frightened by the loud scream of anti-vaccination movements.”
Matyja: I will invite those who have left the Medical Council to join the Supreme Medical Council
– I cannot imagine the lack of a Medical Council, no recommendations or recommendations of medical authorities. On Monday, I will invite all of these members of the Medical Council to cooperate with the Supreme Medical Council, so that we, as doctors, can issue recommendations and recommendations based on scientific knowledge, Matyja informed.
He stressed that “it is important for Polish society to hear the truth based on science”.
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