- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 24, 2020

A trauma medical director in California was removed from his position after co-writing a letter that pointed out the negative impacts of coronavirus-related lockdown measures such as closing schools and banning indoor dining.

Dr. Michael deBoisblanc, the former medical director of trauma and regional transfer services at John Muir Health in Walnut Creek, penned a letter earlier this month along with Dr. Pete Mazolewski and Dr. Brian Hopkins expressing “deep concerns regarding more lockdown measures,” KTVU reported.

“Public policy is being based on erroneous assumptions,” the letter reportedly read. “The science is clear that more lockdowns lead to much more non COVID morbidity and mortality.”

John Muir Health released a statement Tuesday to KTVU saying it had removed Dr. deBoisblanc from his position.

“The Medical Director of Trauma and Regional Transfer Services is a contracted position and, after careful consideration, John Muir Health is not continuing with Dr. deBoisblanc in that position,” the statement read.

Dr. deBoisblanc told Fox News he was fired “within a week” of writing the letter and that he has no doubt it was what led to his termination.

“It was clearly related to the letter,” he said. “They have not put that down in writing, but that’s pretty clear.”

Dr. deBoisblanc said a group of parents from Contra Costa County had asked him to write the letter after repeated attempts for a response from county officials to reopen schools.

“All the data that I am aware of, looking at children and the virus, shows that it’s safe” to reopen schools, he said. “There are many other states now that have months of track records showing that it’s safe for their kids to go back to school. And the state of California and the county is just not making that possible.”

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