Leaders Ask Governor Ige to Remove Maui Health Official for Promoting COVID-19 Misinformation
House Speaker, Senate President, Health Committee Chairs, Maui Senator say Dr. Pang's support for dangerous COVID-19 treatments compromise public health
News Release from House Democratic Caucus, August 27, 2021
Honolulu, Hawaiʻi – Legislative leaders, including House Speaker Scott K. Saiki, Senate President Ronald D. Kouchi, House and Senate health committees Chairs Representative Ryan I. Yamane and Senator Jarret Keohokalole, and Maui Senator Rosalyn H. Baker, today sent a letter to Governor David Ige seeking the immediate removal of Dr. Lorrin Pang from his position as head of the Maui District Health Office.
According to the letter, Dr. Pang is a cofounder of a group called the Pono Coalition for Informed Consent (PCIC) that has been spreading "false, misleading, and outright dangerous information about the ongoing pandemic."
With the state's healthcare system near a breaking point and hospitals at capacity, the letter states:
"His involvement and endorsement of PCIC directly conflicts with the guidance of the Department of Health, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control, and generally accepted standards of medical practice.
"Dr. Pang has undermined the State's critical public health message and public trust.
"Accordingly, after consultation with the Maui legislative delegation, we request that you immediately remove Dr. Pang from his position with the Department of Health."
COVID Quackery: Medical Board Files Complaints Against Pang, Milhoan
CB: … The Hawaii Medical Board filed a complaint against the state’s top medical adviser for Maui county on Thursday as state lawmakers called for him to be fired following reports that he has recommended the use of the livestock drug ivermectin and the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent and treat Covid-19….
Ahlani Quiogue, executive officer of the Hawaii Medical Board, also filed a complaint against another Maui doctor, Kirk Milhoan. Pang and Milhoan, a pediatric cardiologist and pastor at Calvary Chapel, are co-founders of The Pono Coalition for Informed Consent, a website that calls the Covid vaccines “experimental” and advocates instead for the use of discredited drugs to prevent and treat the respiratory disease….
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