Professor Jay Bhattacharya of Stanford University, a co-author of The Great Barrington Declaration, who recently spoke at a meeting of the Australian Medical Professionals Society.

STATE Chief Health Officers have had their noses put out of joint after the Albanese Labor Government and the National Cabinet (so-called) left them out of the decision making process to declare and end to mandatory COVID-19 isolation rules from October 14th.

This apparent break-up of the previously united medical-pharma front during Covid may be related to the fact that hundreds of Australian doctors have condemned the Covid vaccines and are challenging the control of the Australian Medical Association (AMA) and the Australian Health Practitioners Regulation Agency (AHPRA). Hundreds of doctors have now joined a breakaway union called the Australian Medical Professionals Society (AMPS).

AMPS conferences this year have also been supported by high-level, whistleblowing medical professionals such as Dr Phillip Altman, a retired pharmacologist and clinical trial drug regulatory consultant with some 40 years experience, much of it with the Australian TGA. Dr Altman has told the conferences that Australians were lied to about Covid vaccines, which he said failed to prevent infection, the spread of infection and hospitalisations.

AMPS has also won the active support of a growing list of other highly qualified medical professionals including two medical professors (see list below). There is deep disatisfaction across the medical spectrum as a whole over government actions during the pandemic.

The revolt had its beginnings in 2021 when Doctors Against Mandates was formed in Queensland to legally fight the mandates. The group initially challenged the state’s directive extending the mandate for health professionals issued by the state Chief Health Officer March 12th, 2022 via a judicial review in the Queensland Supreme Court.

Within a fortnight of receiving 13 affidavits from members of the medical doctor applicants group, plus six expert witness reports from national and international experts, the CHO, on September 2nd, 2022, revoked his “Direction mandating COVID-19 vaccination requirements for workers in health settings”.

But the group notes that the Queensland Health Employment Directive (HED 12/21) of September 30th, 2021 continues, meaning the Covid-19 mandate for Queensland public health workers continues. The group will press on with a planned case challenging HED 12/21. P/2