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Dr. Oz faces backlash after China COVID tweet

By Louis Chan, AsAmNews National Correspondent

An angry Twitterverse is lighting up the timeline of Dr. Mehmet Oz after his “China gave us COVID” tweet this week.

The celebrity TV doctor who’s running for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate in Pennsylvania has been derided in the medical profession for making what they consider to be unsubstantiated and dangerous medical claims.

Those angry about his latest assertion accuse him of being irresponsible, especially in light of the continuing spike in anti-Asian hate during the pandemic.

“We have enough hate in this world,” said one.

“You cannot fix stupid” bluntly said another.

“Doctors are meant to help not be ignorant,” said a third.

Oz has a large following of 3.8 million people on Twitter alone. The tweet has proven popular with 1200 likes and 200 retweets.

The latest poll out of Pennsylvania shows him in a dead heat for the Republican Senate nomination.

According to Rolling Stone, some of his claims range from lavender soap can reduce leg cramps to raspberry ketones are β€œthe No. 1 miracle in a bottle to burn your fat.”

The Journal of the Missouri State Medical Association published an article “What’s Wrong with Dr. Oz” and the American Medical Association Journal of Ethics held Oz up as an example of what’s wrong with self-regulation.

Mayor Pro-Tem Andrew Chou of Diamond Bar, CA accused Oz Oz of espousing “racist nonsense” and called it a “cheap way to score political points.”

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