01/27/2022 (Thu) 06:28:50
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Experts rally around doctor on Ontario COVID-19 science table amid conflict of interest allegations
Dr. David Fisman is known for speaking his mind and not holding back.
Over the course of the pandemic, he has been especially pointed in his views about children returning to school, saying that enhanced health measures are needed to ensure being back in the classroom is safe.
Fisman has come into the spotlight this week for allegations of conflict of interest.
While he serves as one of the more than 20 members on the Ontario science table, he has also done paid consulting work with the Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario.
A story first published by the Toronto Sun asserted that because he was paid for his work with the union, Fisman’s role advising the Ontario government is a conflict. The allegation has been met with harsh criticism from the medical community and beyond.
Members of the science table are required to disclose their professional relationships. This information is publicly available online. As of Tuesday, his relationship with the union is listed. The link between Fisman and the teacher’s union has not been a secret.
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