"American Frontline Doctors" more right wing betrayers of trust

NOT TO BE CONFUSED WITH "America’s Frontline Physicians"


In another thread a person started by peddling curious foods as wonder nutrition, then revealed her colors with the following:

Do you follow American Frontline Doctors, probably NOT. Those are my heros.

I wasn’t familiar with them but it didn’t take long to find out they are toxic and political motivated rightwing extremist who’s main intention is to make money while confusing and stupefying simpletons.

Daily Beast doesn’t think much of them, and they bring up some good reasons for their low esteem.


Demon Sperm Doc’s Pals Launch Twisted New Crusade to Stop Vaccines

ONE BY ONE

A wacky pro-Trump medical group is back with a doomed and dishonest campaign—right in the middle of spiraling concerns over vaccine disinformation.
#### Pilar MelendezNational Reporter

Updated Jul. 20, 2021 6:42PM ET / Published Jul. 20, 2021 3:43PM ET


Inside the Pro-Trump Conference Where COVID Denial and Calls to Kill Political Enemies Reign

FEVER DREAMS

At this far-right Tulsa gathering of thousands, wearing masks was the ultimate faux pas and Lin Wood was at it again with the firing-squad talk.

#### The Daily Beast

Updated Apr. 21, 2021 8:53AM ET / Published Apr. 21, 2021 3:41AM ET


And these come from a Christian outlet:

The problem with America’s Frontline Doctors

Examining the questionable claims of an alternative medical organization

Who are America’s Frontline Doctors?

DATE

07/27/2021

HOSTED BY

by Charles Horton, M.D., Mary Reichard

The political organization rose to prominence on its criticism of the COVID-19 vaccine

CHARLES HORTON, CORRESPONDENT: Good morning!

REICHARD: So, who is behind America’s Frontline Doctors ? What can you tell us about the organization and its founders?

HORTON: It first showed up last July, and it seemed more political than medical – it was kinda theoretically there to promote the idea that hydroxychloroquine was a cure for COVID, but it kept coming back to politics. If you go to Internet Archive, the original version of their website warns that “the great American experiment of a Constitutional Republic with Representative Democracy, [sic] will cease.” unless we follow their suggestions.

So that’s its roots – it was a political group, arguing against things like masks and lockdowns, but focusing on this argument about hydroxychloroquine instead of on the economic fallout from anti-COVID measures. The group’s founder was a lady named Simone Gold, who was back in the headlines briefly after January 6, because she and AFLDS communications director John Strand were with the rioters illegally inside the Capitol Building that day . They’ve both been arrested for that. So again, Gold has been a very political figure. …

WIKI offers a healthy dose of reality for the curious:

America’s Frontline Doctors ( AFLDS ) is an American right-wing political organization known for spreading misinformation about the COVID-19 pandemic.[1][2][3] It has promoted alleged and unapproved treatments for COVID-19, and opposition to COVID-19 vaccines.

AFLDS has ties to Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin, and made its first public appearance in July 2020 via a “white coat summit” in front of the United States Supreme Court Building. The public-facing leader of the group is Simone Gold; prior to the first appearance of AFLDS, she had led a Martin-organized coalition of doctors in support of in-person schooling.[4]

Formation and precursors

Although it is described by its founders as a “grassroots” organization, America’s Frontline Doctors has a connection to the Council for National Policy (CNP)—a conservative advocacy and networking group, and the Tea Party Patriots.[4]

In opposition to measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic such as business closures and lockdowns, the CNP formed a coalition in late-April 2020 known as “Save Our Country”. The group’s leadership included FreedomWorks’ Adam Brandon, Tea Party Patriots co-founder Jenny Beth Martin, Stephen Moore, and Lisa Nelson of the American Legislative Exchange Council(ALEC). In a press release announcing the coalition, Martin argued that "the long-term consequences of a prolonged societal shutdown outweigh the damage done by the virus itself.[4] As part of the coalition, FreedomWorks and the Tea Party Patriots promoted anti-lockdown protests.[4]