A bill which allows the state of California to punish doctors over 'false information about Covid-19 vaccinations and treatments' went into effect on January 1st.
Under the new law (AB 2098) which took effect Jan.1, the state's Medical Board would categorize dispensing information - such as the effectiveness of Ivermectin, or the Covid-19 vaccine's rapidly waning efficacy, as unprofessional conduct.
A few days ago, Gavin Newsom signed Bill AB2098 into California law. That means doctors can lose their medical licenses for disagreeing with whatever the state determines as a consensus opinion on a particular topic. pic.twitter.com/2XHWWX4Msa— Josh Stylman (@jstylman) October 4, 2022
The law was challenged in court by two California doctors, who said that it would restrict their free speech in violation of the first amendment, and that it was "vague" under the Due Process Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution.
However on December 28th, Biden Nominee Judge Fred Slaughter refused to halt the law, ruling that the law trumps free speech claims, and that it falls "within the longstanding tradition of regulations on the practice of medical treatments."
Another lawsuit, brought by Physicians for Informed Consent, was filed in the US District Court for the Eastern District of California in early December. The plaintiffs, physician LeTrinh Hoang and Children's Health Defense, are being represented by Rick Jaffe, Robert F. Kennedy Jr., and Mary Holland, and argues that the state of California has weaponized the vague phrase "misinformation," and thereby has illegally targeted physicians who disagree with the government's public stance on Covid-19.
CA's horrific☠️doctor-censorship bill #AB2098 is now law and goes into effect on Jan 1, 2023...even though it is unconstitutional to ban speech.👩⚖️Want to help? Retweet and support #PICphysicians at https://t.co/FAQPheFy9q. Our lawsuit📄to block this will be heard on 1/17/2023. pic.twitter.com/XDZhzFQRb4— Physicians for Informed Consent (@picphysicians) December 31, 2022
There are many potentially disastrous consequences of AB2098. https://t.co/jfxhs2hTeM— Corbin Sabol (@corbinsabol) January 3, 2023
Expert cardiologist and PIC member Sanjay Verma, M.D., has been tracking and cataloging CDC errors in real time. For the case, he has provided what he calls "a detailed declaration exposing the government's scientific errors and the constitutional dangers of censoring dissent":
"To demonstrate these points of vagueness and the general unsuitability of using 'contemporary scientific consensus' as a disciplinary criterion, I have prepared a detailed overview of public health response to the pandemic broken down into categories such as Masks and Vaccines (transmission, safety, efficacy of natural immunity). I have also included evidence of what [I testify] would be considered misinformation promulgated by the CDC as well as its withholding of information which led to the then 'contemporary scientific consensus' eventually being proven wrong." -KRON4
AB-2098, the “physician misinformation bill” goes into effect as law in California.— Wittgenstein (@backtolife_2023) January 2, 2023
Physicians can no longer communicate nuanced risk about mRNA COVID vaccines to their patients without potentially having their licenses revoked.https://t.co/VHbHlKpgar pic.twitter.com/hlMxYJth2H
Vaccine so bad the state of California will revoke medical licenses from any doctor speaking out about side effects and what they’ve witnessed first hand. This isn’t science and doesn’t follow the Hippocratic Oath. $pfe #pfizer https://t.co/KksrLzgOY2— Family First 2023 Swan (@TheWuhanClan) January 3, 2023