Medical boards to pull licenses and certifications for spreading vaccine misinformation

In the “What took you so long?” department, medical boards and prominent medical associations have finally had enough of the vaccine deniers’ and neighsayers’ bullshit. If you’re a member who publishes a blog article denigrating the COVID-19 vaccines, or that ivermectin is an effective treatment for COVID, you can kiss your license (and possibly your career) goodbye.

“The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), which supports its member state medical licensing boards, has recently issued a statement saying that providing misinformation about the COVID-19 vaccine contradicts physicians’ ethical and professional responsibilities, and therefore may subject a physician to disciplinary actions, including suspension or revocation of their medical license. We at the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM), the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), and the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) support FSMB’s position. We also want all physicians certified by our Boards to know that such unethical or unprofessional conduct may prompt their respective Board to take action that could put their certification at risk.”

https://www.theabfm.org/about/communications/news/joint-statement-american-board-family-medicine-american-board-internal

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Excellent

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I’d say start with Rand Paul but that dude isn’t even board certified right now.

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He literally created his own certification board, the official sounding National Board of Opthalmalogy, and the initial board was made up entirely of his family members. It lapsed after he failed to file paperwork. The board itself was never accredited, so it’s always been meaningless.

But since Kentucky doesn’t require board-certification for ophthalmologists, it’s never been a real problem for that sociopath anyway. Apparently Kentuckians are fine with letting anyone sober enough to hold on to a scalpel to practice on their eyes.

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