MedPageToday, May 26, 2021, by Dwaine Rieves

Op-Ed: Questioning the ‘Natural’ Origins of COVID

Our future depends on the reliability of doctors willing to tell the truth

If I avoided moving a muscle, the fatigue during the worst of my COVID-19 illness was not such a problem. Indeed, I felt lucky. My illness began about 3 weeks after my first vaccination, which probably helped protect me. Still, the weakness forced my body to rest, even as it supercharged my mind with questions. As a physician-researcher in the diagnostic imaging sciences, my day job is all about asking questions, and given the horror of the pandemic, one question simply wouldn’t leave my mind: How had this tragedy started?

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An exploration by an MD researcher who had the disease himself…..

Dwaine Rieves, MD, is a graduate of the University of Mississippi School of Medicine. Following training in pulmonary and critical care medicine, he worked for 30 years as a physician scientist in the VA, NIH, and FDA. He currently advises academic institutions and pharmaceutical companies.



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