California hospital rebukes physician who pulled out gun during anti-mask video

” Yesterday, Orange County doctor Dr. Jeffrey Barke got involved in a social media interview and post upholding his personal and radical views on COVID, masking and hydroxychloroquine. “To be clear, he is not an employee and does not hold admitting advantages at Hoag Hospital. His personal views in no way represent the views of Hoag or Hoag Medical Staff, and are irregular with those of all acknowledged scientific and medical companies.

” What I do, Peggy, to safeguard you and to safeguard others when Im in public– I believe much better than a mask– this is what I do,” Dr. Barke said while pulling out a 9-millimeter handgun, according to the OCR. “You know, I reside in Orange County so I bring this any place I go.”.

Newport Beach, Calif.-based Hoag Health is distancing itself from Jeffrey Barke, MD, after the doctor said a gun offers more security versus COVID-19 than a facemask, according to The Orange County Register..

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” Yesterday, Orange County physician Dr. Jeffrey Barke took part in a social networks interview and post upholding his personal and extreme views on COVID, masking and hydroxychloroquine. Members of the neighborhood mistakenly associated him with [Hoag Health],” the statement reads. “To be clear, he is not an employee and does not hold admitting advantages at Hoag Hospital. His individual views in no chance represent the views of Hoag or Hoag Medical Staff, and are irregular with those of all acknowledged clinical and medical companies. We are deeply disturbed that his views could incorrectly be connected with ours, since they are so diametrically opposite. Hoag has actually actively promoted masking and other CDC recommendations, and will continue to do so as we care for our clients and the neighborhood.”.

Dr. Barke made the questionable remarks in a video posted online Sept. 17. He appeared in split screen with Peggy Hall, who the OCR refers to as an “anti-masking media star.”.

As of Sept. 25, Dr. Barke was listed on Hoags site as a service provider with “outpatient-based opportunities just.” The healthcare facility released a declaration on Twitter Sept. 18 openly distancing itself from the doctor..

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