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Thursday, August 12, 2021

FSMP (specialty boards) threatens physician license for posting falsehoods on social media

 A dangerous suppression of conjecture, FSMP risks further stifling of the very science they strive to protect. Two statements partially raise a concern: “Statements that the distributor knows are false,” and “scientifically grounded and concerns-driven for the betterment of public health.” 

The distributor, unless a panel of clinical physicians, has no capacity to determine facts, and the panel of clinicians can only offer opinion. Concerns-driven, offers only a broad political consensus, and we see how factual political consensus might be.

Common sense and the FDA, as it stands, supports a positive risk benefit for the US vaccines, but don’t pretend that a medical judgment is other than a medical judgment or that the distributor can know all the facts.

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