Yesterday the finely intellectually-tuned California government changed the language of the censorship bill: CA AB 2098. This is the bill that will censor doctors who dispense “misinformation.” That would be an excellent bill if that was actually what it did, but we all, well not all of us, just those of us that spend some time thinking about these things, know what that means.
The bill is subtitled: Physicians and surgeons: unprofessional conduct. The bill was submitted by Evan (Censor Doctors) Low, a guy who thoroughly enjoys adding his name to other tyrannical California bills moving through the regime’s system.
They only made one change in the bill. They removed one phrase and replaced it with another. They changed this:
“Misinformation” means false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus to an extent where its dissemination constitutes gross negligence by the licensee.”
“Misinformation” means false information that is contradicted by contemporary scientific consensus contrary to the standard of care.”
Who defines “contemporary scientific consensus”? Who defines “standard of care”? These are irrelevant questions asked by people who do their own research and we all, well not all of us, know how dangerous that can be.
I presume this change makes it easier to convict someone because proving gross negligence would be more difficult than proving the information was “contrary to the standard of care.”
Since I’m not an attorney I asked an attorney friend of mine about it. A man of few words, he wrote:
It looks like instead of showing gross negligence the standard is simple negligence. Much lower hurdle.
At a time when the CDC is back tracking and admitting, as subtly as possible, that they failed in their policies, California wants to make it easier to punish a doctor for suggesting that Ivermectin might be a possible solution to combat Covid.
This bill cannot pass!