Oregon physician’s medical license who Refuse to wear a face mask Despite the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, it was canceled weeks after a video of him dismissing Covid-19 as a “cold”.
Stephen Latulip made the remarks on November 7 during the Stop Theft rally in support of President Donald Trump outside the Capitol Building in Salem.
“I want to reveal what I call Corona Obsession,” Latulip said in a video posted on YouTube by the political group. Multnomah County Republicans.
Less than a month later, on December 3, the Oregon State Medical Council issued an emergency suspension after discovering that Latolip was “involved in unprofessional or disgraceful behavior,” online records show.
According to the emergency comment, LaTulippe allegedly told a patient who requested guidance regarding when to test for coronavirus that people without symptoms should not be tested and that wearing a mask did not prevent transmission. LaTulippe instructed the patient not to self-isolate because being around other people would provide immunity to Covid-19, according to state council documents.
The medical board also found that Latulip and his staff refused to wear masks in the clinic and urged patients to remove their masks. Medical Council investigators who visited LaTulippe said that there were no screening procedures upon entering the building and there was no hand sanitizer available in the waiting area.
As a result of these findings, the Medical Council determined that Latolip “poses an immediate danger to the public and represents a grave danger to public health and safety.”
The suspension bans LaTulippe, licensed in 2000, from practicing medicine anywhere in Oregon.
In a previous interview with NBCLatulip said he believes there is a “bad science” supporting the guidance on wearing face masks when contacting people outside the home.
“I have no problems with the infection, and I have totally successful treatments, so I ask, ‘What’s the problem? “Why would I be a demon if I knew what to do?” He said.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends wearing a mask to reduce transmission of the virus. a November 20 Report He cited seven studies conducted in different settings that “confirmed the usefulness of mass masking in community-level analyzes”.
While the doctor refused to wear a face covering, Latolip previously said he had asked patients who believed they had Covid-19 or were showing symptoms of the virus to wear a cap.
He said he set up a protocol to see these patients at the end of the day after his other patients are discharged and treated in a back room that is disinfected before and after their visit.
He said, “I’m very interested in good medical practice, and I’m interested in good science.” “And when science and medicine deviate from corrupt politics, then I fight, and this is what made me go to this gathering and say what I said.”