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Trump claims US doctors make "more money if somebody dies from Covid", AMA calls the suggestion "malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided"

President Donald Trump falsely claimed that doctors "doctors get more money if somebody dies from Covid" during a rally in Waterford Township, Michigan.

"Our doctors get more money if somebody dies from COVID. You know that, right? I mean our doctors are very smart people. So what they do is they say 'I'm sorry but everybody dies of COVID,'" he alleged.

The AMA, American Medical Association, released a statement on Friday, condemning Trump's statement and calling his suggestion "malicious, outrageous, and completely misguided."

Regional News • World
United Nations release report calling for end of gay and transgender "conversion therapy"

The practice that is used with the intention to change the sexual orientation or gender identity of a person has been subject to a report released by the United Nations. Currently the "conversion therapy" is only banned in five countries around the world with minors often being subjected to the practice, according to the report. The American Medical Association said in a statement that the practice has "no foundation as scientifically valid medical care" and the U.N. says that it "may amount to torture" in their report.