FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
March 31, 2020
Government Accountability Project Condemns Retaliation Against Doctors
Reporting PPE Shortages is Protected Speech, Say Whistleblower Advocates
WASHINGTON — Today, Bloomberg reported that doctors working in different states across the US had faced threats of firing and in some cases were actually terminated after they spoke to the press about shortages in personal protective equipment (PPE). Physicians, nurses, and other health professionals have reported shortages en masse on social media.
Louis Clark, Executive Director and CEO of Government Accountability Project condemned the action,
“At this time of great uncertainty, information is more important than ever to flattening the curve and containing the spread of COVID-19. Doctors who are reporting shortages of PPE should be praised for their bravery in disclosing threats to public health. Without transparency, this pandemic will only take more lives.”
Contact: Andrew Harman, Communications Director
Phone: (202) 457-0034 ext. 156
Government Accountability Project
Government Accountability Project is the nation’s leading whistleblower protection organization. Through litigating whistleblower cases, publicizing concerns and developing legal reforms, Government Accountability Project’s mission is to protect the public interest by promoting government and corporate accountability. Founded in 1977, Government Accountability Project is a nonprofit, nonpartisan advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C.