People all over the world are confused by a summit dubbed the ‘2020 White Coat Summit.

Recently, a video was shared by Donald Trump on his Twitter account titled ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ on Covid-19.

In the video, the group claimed that Hydroxychloroquine could cure Covid-19 patients and that they came to this conclusion at their 2020 ‘White Coat Summit.

However, as reported by CNN Edition, the video was soon removed from various social media platforms for spreading “misinformation”.

Here’s what happened.

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What is the ‘2020 White Coat Summit’?

The ‘White Coat Summit’ is an event organized by ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’, who are a group of doctors that recently claimed Hydroxychloroquine could treat Covid-19 patients.

CNBC reported that the group launched their website on July 15th.

And, according to the BBC, one of the doctors, allegedly Dr. Stella Immanuel, claimed:

“The virus has a cure, it’s called hydroxychloroquine, zinc, and Zithromax. You don’t need masks. There is a cure. I know they don’t want to open schools. No, you don’t need people to be locked down. There is prevention and there is a cure.”

The BBC has also said that the ‘White Coat Summit’ of those doctors is supported by the Tea Party Patriots, which is a conservative organisation that backs Donald Trump and his administration.

Who are ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’?

Some of the alleged doctors featured in the viral video of ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ are Dr. Stella Immanuel, Dr. Simone Gold and Dr. Richard Urso.

According to her personal website, Simone is a certified emergency physician based in Los Angeles, while Richard’s name is listed on the website of Houston Eye Associates.

Meanwhile, according to the Daily Mail, Stella completed her medical training in Nigeria and operates a medical clinic in Houston out of a strip mall next to her church, Firepower Ministries. 

Website and viral videos taken down

The viral video from ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ and their supporting claims about an alleged Covid-19 cure were removed from Facebook, Twitter and YouTube over “false information”.

Moreover, the website of ‘America’s Frontline Doctors’ is not available following backlash from other news outlets due to the unproven claims made about curing Covid-19 with Hydroxychloroquine.

However, in a Twitter post, Dr. Simone Gold claimed that their host Squarespace took down the site due to a “violation of their terms of service”.

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