Texas doctors privileges suspended for spreading dangerous misinformation about COVID-19 | TheHill – The Hill

A Houston-based doctor has had her privileges suspended from her job for “spreading dangerous misinformation” about COVID-19. 

Houston Methodist Hospital spokesperson Patti Muck confirmed to The Washington Post on Monday that Mary Bowden‘s privileges were suspended.

Bowden, an ear and throat doctor at the hospital, has tweeted multiple times on her personal account that “vaccine mandates are wrong.”

“The physician’s privileges at Houston Methodist have been suspended,” Muck said in an email to the Post. 

Bowden also used her account to promote the anti-parasitic drug ivermectin as a COVID-19 treatment. 

“Ivermectin might not be as deadly as everyone said it was,” Bowden wrote in a tweet on Nov. 10. “Speak up!” 

Neither the Food and Drug Administration nor the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention have recommended ivermectin, a drug used to kill parasites in animals and humans, as an actual COVID-19 treatment. 

Muck also said the hospital granted Bowden her doctor privileges last year, according to the Post. 

She’s just the latest medical professional to be suspended for spreading misinformation about COVID-19 and ivermectin, a drug that former President TrumpDonald TrumpStoltenberg says Jan. 6 siege was attack on ‘core values of NATO’ Christie says only regret about Trump debate prep is catching COVID Woman who trespassed at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago deported to China MORE and celebrity podcaster Joe Rogan have both highlighted. 

Bowden attorney Steve Mitby said in an email to the Post that his client has treated more than 2,000 COVID-19 patients, reassuring them that she isn’t “anti-vaccine.”

“Like many Americans, Dr. Bowden believes that people should have a choice and believes that all people, regardless of vaccine status, should have access to the same high quality health care,” Mitby said. 

The Hill has reached out to Houston Methodist Hospital for comment and information.