California’s legislature has passed a bill that takes aim at doctors who promote false and misleading information related to COVID-19, including information about COVID-19 vaccines.
The California Senate voted 32–8 to approve the bill on Aug. 29, about three months after the California Assembly passed it 53–20.
All Democrat state senators voted yes, along with Republican Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh.
All Republican assembly members voted no, along with Democrat Assemblyman Ken Cooley.
The legislation, Assembly Bill 2098, says that “It shall constitute unprofessional conduct for a physician and surgeon to disseminate misinformation or disinformation related to COVID-19, including false or misleading information regarding the nature and risks of the virus, its prevention and treatment; and the development, safety, and effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines.”…


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