Letter to the American Hospital Association Urging the Organization to Condemn Efforts by Hospitals to Muzzle Doctors and Nurses For Speaking Out About the Coronavirus Pandemic

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Public Citizen, joined by 53 organizations and labor unions, demanded that the American Hospital Association publicly denounce any efforts to muzzle health care professionals with threats of disciplinary action for speaking out about coronavirus patient caseloads and dwindling hospital supplies needed to care for such patients. Attempts to cover up medical supply shortages by muzzling health care workers who are on the front lines of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic are reprehensible and reckless and endanger public health.

March 27, 2020, American Hospital Association response letter.

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