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Gavin Newsom Signs Bill To Punish Doctors Who Spread COVID ‘Misinformation’

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Gavin Newsom, the far-left progressive from California, has come up with yet again another bill that officially makes him the most tyrannical governor in America – at least according to Patriot One News, and most likely half the country.

Newsom signed a draconian bill into law Friday that will allow for physicians to be disciplined for “misinformation” and “disinformation” in relation to Covid, sparking a protest at the State Capitol.

The California tyrant defended his approval of the bill, AB 2098, permitting the state medical board to punish doctors for infractions.

“I am signing this bill because it is narrowly tailored to apply only to those egregious instances in which a licensee is acting with malicious intent or clearly deviating from the required standard of care while interacting directly with a patient under their care,” the progressive governor wrote in his signing message, reported Epoch Times.

According to the bill, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Evan Low, “misinformation” is “false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus contrary to the standard of care,” while “disinformation” means “misinformation that the licensee deliberately disseminated with malicious intent or an intent to mislead.”

Newsom acknowledged that while other similar bills may negatively impact doctors’ abilities to effectively communicate with their patience, this law is safe.

“I am concerned about the chilling effect other potential laws may have on physicians and surgeons who need to be able to effectively talk to their patients about the risks and benefits of treatments for a disease that appeared in just the last few years,” he wrote.

“However, I am confident that discussing emerging ideas or treatments including the subsequent risks and benefits does not constitute misinformation or disinformation under this bill’s criteria.”

Leigh Dundas, a human rights attorney, was one of the protestors at the capitol building in Sacramento, reported California Globe.

“Censorship and criminalization are not the bulwarks of a free society,” she said during the rally of anti-censorship advocates. “The stark reality is if we are to remain a Constitutional Republic, then doctors must remain free to practice medicine.”

“Science and medicine are constantly evolving by challenging the status quo,” Dundas added.

According to the lawyer, if the law stands, “guess who is next on the chopping block – the press.”

When tech entrepreneur Steve Kirsch addressed the protesters, he called out Democratic state Sen. Richard Pan, who is also a practicing pediatrician, for supporting the bill.

“I’m labeled a misinformation superspreader, but Dr. Pan can’t silence me because I’m not a doctor,” he said.

“It’s unconstitutional and anti-science,” Kirsch continued. “Tenure was created in universities to allow people to speak out without retribution. This is a special law targeted at misinformation for Covid-19, and that’s not science.”

According to Dr. Peter Mazolewski, a board-certified general surgeon, the policy will be “destructive” and “dangerous.”

“It’ll be dangerous to patient care, it’ll be destructive in the sense that there will be no scientific progression,” he said on Fox News‘ “America’s Newsroom” show on Tuesday.

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