No “charlatanism”, or taking “unjustified risk” for having prescribed hydroxychroloquine to coronavirus patients, but all the same criticism of his positions on his YouTube channel. The disciplinary chamber of the New Aquitaine Order of Physicians on Friday blamed Didier Raoult for having communicated “information which was not based on any confirmed data” by promoting hydroxychloroquine as a treatment against Covid-19 .
“Professor Raoult, through various media and in particular his own channel within the media YouTube, gave information which was not based on any confirmed data, without showing the necessary caution whereas very quickly existed deep uncertainties about the appropriate treatments for Covid-19, ”detailed the Bordeaux-based body, where the audience had been disoriented far from Marseille.
Lack of reserve
The chamber thus considers that the director of the Institut hospitalo-universitaire Méditerranée Infection (IHU) in Marseille has violated article 12 of the code of ethics, which obliges doctors to communicate “with caution” to the general public and on the basis of of “confirmed” scientific “data”.
The chamber also retains that Didier Raoult “disclosed in medical circles a new treatment process insufficiently tested” without the “necessary reservations”.