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Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:17 AM

COVID-19: Medical board deletes anti-misinformation policy amid GOP pressure

Source: Tennesseean

Tennessee’s medical licensing board voted Tuesday to delete a policy opposing coronavirus misinformation from its website due to fears a powerful conservative lawmaker would otherwise dissolve the board and replace its members.

The policy, unanimously adopted by the Board of Medical Examiners in September, establishes that doctors who spread demonstrably untrue information about COVID-19 vaccines could have their licenses suspended or potentially revoked. Members voted 7 to 3 to delete — but not rescind — the policy.

The deletion was spurred by Rep. John Ragan, R-Oak Ridge, a co-chair of the Joint Government Operations Committee, who insisted board members don't have the authority to create a new disciplinary offense without the approval of lawmakers on his committee.

Over the past two months, Ragan sent at least three letters pressuring the board to delete the policy or appear before the committee to explain itself. Ragan later made a "threat" to dissolve the board in behind-the-scenes discussions with the Department of Health, according to a letter from a department attorney obtained by The Tennessean.


Read more: https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/health/2021/12/07/medical-board-deletes-anti-misinformation-policy-amid-gop-pressure/6416959001/

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Reply COVID-19: Medical board deletes anti-misinformation policy amid GOP pressure (Original post)
brooklynite Dec 8 OP
Efilroft Sul Dec 8 #1
Girard442 Dec 8 #2
groundloop Dec 8 #4
James48 Dec 9 #11
keithbvadu2 Dec 8 #3
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 8 #5
keithbvadu2 Dec 8 #6
dexdah Dec 8 #7
keithbvadu2 Dec 8 #8
LastLiberal in PalmSprings Dec 8 #9
keithbvadu2 Dec 8 #10
rockfordfile Dec 9 #12

Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:05 AM

1. So much for that "do no harm" thing mentioned by Hippocrates.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:19 AM

2. In keeping with Rep. Ragan's philosophy on misinformation...

...I will soon announce which of his staff and extended family enjoy orgies with goats.

Unlike COVID misinformation, it won't kill anybody.

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Response to Girard442 (Reply #2)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 10:36 AM

4. Orgies with goats...... damn, I bet TN voters need to hear about that!!!!!!

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Response to groundloop (Reply #4)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 12:23 AM

11. Don't let them hear about the goats-

They may just rush to try and get in on it.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 09:50 AM

3. propaganda to be a new accepted norm

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #3)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:00 AM

5. misinformation: the speaker doesn't know it's wrong (ignorant), but says it anyway (careless)

disinformation: the speaker knows it's wrong, but says it intentionally to make the recipient act on it to their detriment and the disseminator's benefit (propaganda, malicious)

The MSM usually uses the first term when in actuality the second is true.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 11:48 AM

6. and then comes the excuse - 'misspoke'.

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #6)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 12:19 PM

7. Or, 'it was just a joke.'

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #5)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 08:24 PM

8. I liked your explanation so much that I stole it.

I liked your explanation so much that I stole it.

(Don't know how to spell plagiarize.)

https://democraticunderground.com/?com=view_post&forum=1002&pid=16127284

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Response to keithbvadu2 (Reply #8)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 10:06 PM

9. You have my permission to use my words anyway you see fit.

You made my day.

p.s., your spelling of "plagiarize" is spot-on.

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Response to LastLiberal in PalmSprings (Reply #9)

Wed Dec 8, 2021, 10:11 PM

10. Spel chek

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Thu Dec 9, 2021, 02:34 AM

12. GOP hates America and our fellow citizens.

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