STACEY LENNOX: We Must Insist on Autonomy in the Practice of Medicine Before It’s Too Late. “Unfortunately, institutions are preventing doctors across the country and globally from providing treatment before hospitalization for an illness with pretty common symptoms, such as inflammation and viral replication. There are existing medications that improve both. In the United States, doctors are being threatened and intimidated by state medical boards, being overruled by hospital administrators and chain pharmacies, being censored by the media, and being investigated or even disciplined by their universities for recommending early treatment. This unprecedented interference in clinical practice motivated frontline clinicians and researchers worldwide to meet recently in Rome, Italy.”