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ACP Supports the Use of Scientific Expertise to Stop the Spread of COVID-19

Statement attributable to:
Jacqueline W. Fincher, MD, MACP
President, American College of Physicians

Washington, DC (July 14,  2020) — The American College of Physicians (ACP), representing 163,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students, strongly supports the use of scientific expertise, based on the best available evidence, in the fight against COVID-19. 

As the number of cases and deaths increase, more than ever, we support Dr. Anthony Fauci in his effort to help stop the spread of COVID-19 and are disturbed to hear of any efforts to discredit him. ACP holds Dr. Fauci in high esteem as he is a Master (MACP) of the College. Election to Mastership recognizes outstanding and extraordinary career accomplishments and ongoing individual service and contributions to the practice of medicine.

As an organization representing physicians on the front lines of this public health emergency, we urge national, state and local officials to heed the advice and information from leading experts. Only then can we chart a path forward toward controlling COVID-19.  We stand united with the health care community, including experts, like Dr. Fauci, who are working tirelessly to end this crisis. 

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About the American College of Physicians
The American College of Physicians is the largest medical specialty organization in the United States with members in more than 145 countries worldwide. ACP membership includes 163,000 internal medicine physicians (internists), related subspecialists, and medical students. Internal medicine physicians are specialists who apply scientific knowledge and clinical expertise to the diagnosis, treatment, and compassionate care of adults across the spectrum from health to complex illness. Follow ACP on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

Contact: Laura Baldwin, (215-351-2668), lbaldwin@acponline.org