Column: A Warning to Doctors: Spreading COVID Misinformation Could Cost Them Their Licenses

The Los Angeles Times via MSN reported:

“Physicians who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension or revocation of their medical license.”

“It’s one thing when a celebrity or an elected public official says something, but when a licensed physician says it, that amplifies the message and gives it some credibility,” said Humayun J. Chaudhry, Federation of State Medical Boards.

Museums, Cultural Institutions Added to NYC Vaccine Mandate

Politico reported:

New York City will require visitors to museums and cultural institutions to be vaccinated against COVID-19, according to new details of the city’s sweeping vaccine mandate announced on Monday.

Mayor Bill de Blasio signed an executive order requiring vaccination for indoor dining, gyms and entertainment venues, which will take effect Tuesday for both customers and staff. The city for the first time released a full list of locations covered by the mandate, which will now include museums, aquariums and indoor areas at zoos.

The city will launch a $10 million ad campaign to promote the requirement and send out 570 canvassers to visit businesses and notify them. Inspections and fines for violations are set to begin on Sept. 13.

Conspiracy Theories Aside, There Is Something Fishy About the Great Reset

Open Democracy reported:

The set of conspiracy theories around the Great Reset are nebulous and hard to pin down, but piecing them together gives us something like this: the Great Reset is the global elite’s plan to instate a communist world order by abolishing private property while using COVID-19 to solve overpopulation and enslaving what remains of humanity with vaccines.

Intrigued by the palaver around last year’s summit, I decided to find out what the WEF’s Great Reset plan was really about. At the heart of conspiracy theories are supposed secret agendas and malicious intent. While these may be absent from the WEF’s Great Reset initiative, what I found was something almost as sinister hiding in plain sight. In fact, more sinister because it’s real and it’s happening now. And it involves things as fundamental as our food, our data and our vaccines.

Tiktok Is the New Facebook – And It Is Shaping the Future of Tech in Its Image

The Guardian reported:

But the biggest tell that TikTok is the new Facebook? A little-noticed policy shift in May: the release of the TikTok login kit. The tool set permits third-party app developers to allow users to log in to their apps using their TikTok account.

In other words, TikTok is set to become a portal to the rest of the internet. Where we can now log in to Tinder, Spotify and hundreds of other apps and websites using our Facebook account, soon we could do the same with TikTok.

Texas Supreme Court Blocks Lower-Court Rulings That Allowed Mask Mandates

Austin-American Statesman reported:

The Texas Supreme Court stepped in Sunday evening to block lower-court orders that had allowed Dallas and San Antonio to impose mask mandates in defiance of an executive order by Gov. Greg Abbott.

The action voided temporary restraining orders, issued by separate District Court judges and upheld Friday by two intermediate appellate courts, that halted enforcement of Abbott’s July 29 edict that prohibited local officials from requiring face masks to be worn indoors.

However, a growing number of local jurisdictions — including Austin, Travis County and numerous area school districts — have implemented mask mandates despite Abbott’s order as the highly contagious delta variant has produced a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections, overrunning intensive care units in adult and children’s hospitals across Texas.

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