This declaration is about raising awareness and letting people know that there has been censorship globally, where many health professionals have been unable to speak out.
In early 2021 the regulator issued a… ‘gag order’ which was basically a diktat to say that anyone who criticised government policy risked disciplinary action. In our case that was severe. It was immediate suspension from practice.
This declaration is about having the freedom of speech to give a different side of the story.