An Oregon doctor faces possible revocation of medical license after allegedly dismissing the coronavirus as “common cold” and questioning the use of face masks.
The Oregon Medical Board issued an emergency suspension on December 3 to revoke the medical license of Dr. Steven LaTulippe.
NBC News reported that the medical board acted after LaTulippe joined a “Stop the Steal” rally on November 7 in Salem, Oregon, where he dismissed the severity of COVID-19.
“I want you to know that I never shut down during the entire COVID season, from the time it was declared till now,” the doctor said at the rally, adding, “I hate to tell you this — it might scare you — but I and my staff, none of us once wore a mask in my clinic. And how many problems did we have in our clinic from that? Zero. Absolutely none.”
LaTulippe claimed that people have been “utterly duped.” He called it insanity to shut down the American people. He encouraged taking off the “mask of shame” designed to control and shut down.
Further, LaTulippe was also accused of advising patients that face masks could not prevent COVID-19 transmission.
The order released by the Oregon Medical Board against the doctor reads, “[LaTulippe] regularly tells his patients that masks are ineffective in preventing the spread of COVID-19 and should not be worn.”
LaTulippe allegedly asserted that the tiny virus particles could still pass through the recommended N95 masks and other face coverings.
The order also said that the doctor directs patients to watch a YouTube video with “false information” about wearing masks.
However, NBC News reported that LaTulippe required patients with COVID-19 or people exhibiting the virus’s symptoms to wear face masks.
“I’m very interested in sound medical practice, and I’m interested in good science,” LaTulippe said. However, corrupt politics on medicine and science made him fight and join the rally.
LaTulippe’s license suspension will be “in effect until otherwise ordered,” as stated by the Oregon Medical Board.