A report published on the American Cancer Societies website describes a recent coronaviral pandemic in which an estimated 11 million Americans died, with many of them living in low-income communities.
While the study was published in the journal Science, the article and accompanying text were posted on the AMA website.
AMA chairwoman Julie Tashnick, in an AMA with Vox Media editor-in-chief Ezra Klein, explained that the paper’s title refers to the fact that coronaviruses are transmitted from person to person, not just from person-to-person transmission.
The report was also made available on Twitter.
AMA director of public affairs Emily Loomis said the AMA was not aware of the article being posted on AMA.org, but would look into the matter.
AMA vice chairwoman of policy and research Michelle Lee said she was not able to respond to a request for comment.
“We take any allegations of any misconduct seriously, and are working closely with the CDC, and our state and local partners, to investigate these reports,” Lee said in an email.
Vox Media reached out to the AMA for comment and will update this story if we receive a response.
In the AMA’s report, it is clear that many Americans experienced a coronavisive illness, but the report did not include a breakdown of how many died, and some sections of the text referred to people with chronic illnesses who may have experienced a pandemic but did not meet the criteria for an “infection,” according to the report.
In its report, the AMA also mentioned a study that examined the risk of being exposed to coronavides from two cases in the United States.
While both of those patients tested negative for coronavviruses, the report noted that “the first case did not have the symptoms of a coronivirus outbreak, and the second case did.”
The CDC did not immediately respond to requests for comment about whether it had contacted the AMA and if it had shared the study’s findings with the AMA.
This post has been updated to include the AMA report’s title.