Texas doctor resigns after hospital suspended her for controversial COVID-19 posts

Dr. Mary Talley Bowden said the COVID-19 vaccine is not ‘a one size fits all solution’

Houston Methodist doctor resigns following suspension over controversial COVID-19 tweets

A doctor accused of spreading false COVID-19 information has resigned from the Houston Methodist Hospital days after the medical center suspended her.

Dr. Mary Talley Bowden is an ear, nose and throat specialist who runs a private practice in River Oaks and had provisional privileges at Houston Methodist Hospital.

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The hospital revoked the privileges on Friday, saying she spread “dangerous misinformation which is not based in science” and used social media to “express her personal and political opinions about the COVID-19 vaccine and treatments.”

Bowden announced Tuesday that she has resigned from the Houston Methodist Hospital, according to KPRC, KSAT’s sister station in Houston.

In a statement to KPRC, Bowden said she does not believe the COVID-19 vaccine is “a one size fits all solution.”

“If you voice any concerns then you are attacked, you are bullied. If you don’t follow government orders, you are the one they now call dangerous,” she said.

On her Twitter account, Bowden repeatedly decried vaccine mandates and promoted the unproven benefits of ivermectin, the anti-parasitic drug that federal health officials advise against using to treat the virus.

In emails obtained by the Houston Chronicle, Bowden was urging against vaccinations for children and telling her patients that data she has collected “suggests that the vaccine is not working.”

Read the full story on KPRC.

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