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Some Informal Advice for Docs writing Ivermectin and HCQ Scripts

Some Informal Advice for Docs writing Ivermectin and HCQ Scripts

I have worked on medical board cases around the country for a long time. My particular specialty is unconventional therapies, either not FDA approved/cleared, or off-label use of FDA approved therapies (and diagnostics). I also spent a couple of decades advocating for expanded access to investigational drugs. We are two years into the COVID pandemic. We have vaccines, and we’re starting to have EUA drugs for treating the virus. Right now, we are in a covid lull, at least in…

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Some Big Picture Thinking as COVID Mandates Wind Down Around the World

Some Big Picture Thinking as COVID Mandates Wind Down Around the World

We are about to begin the third year of the COVID pandemic. Restrictions are rapidly winding down throughout the country (and the world). It is the hope and expectation that we are entering the endemic stage of the disease and normalcy will return. Therefore, it is a good time to reflect on things in a big picture way and think about lessons learned from the last two years. The Upside of COVID Polarization America is a big country that is…

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New Cali AB 2098 Seeks to Make Public Speech by Physicians Board Sanctionable

New Cali AB 2098 Seeks to Make Public Speech by Physicians Board Sanctionable

Yesterday, February 14th, AB 2098 was dropped by Assembly Member Law and two others Assembly folk, and co-authored by, you guessed it, Senator Richard Pan. The bill makes physicians who publicly speak about COVID subject to professional discipline for providing misinformation. The bill has some (4 for now) requirements for a finding of misconduct. The first is whether the licensee “deviated from the standard of care.” I have done a little medical board work, but I don’t know what it…

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Stoller Petition for Review filed with the Cali. Supreme Court

Stoller Petition for Review filed with the Cali. Supreme Court

Today I filed the the petition for review in Ken Stoller’s medical board case. It’s a long shot (at best) that the case will be accepted for the highly discretionary review by the court. It’s not like an appeal to an appellate court which has to take a case. It is more like (or exactly like) a certiorari petition in the US supreme court. Needless to say, we think there are some important issues which the people of California deserve…

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Stoller Writ of Mandate (to the Court of Appeals) Denied; Next Step, the Cali. Supreme Court

Stoller Writ of Mandate (to the Court of Appeals) Denied; Next Step, the Cali. Supreme Court

stollerwritofmandaterajLast Friday, the Sacramento appellate court denied Ken Stoller’s writ of mandate seeking to overturn the Sacramento superior court’s denial of our writ of administrative mandate. As is often the case in what are called “extraordinary writs,” the appellate court didn’t have much to say on the merits, and that’s an understatement. Here is the entirety of the order: “The petition for writ of mandate is denied.” There is no automatic right to appeal a denial of an extraordinary writ…

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Are we going to have compulsory covid vaccination in the US for all people?

Are we going to have compulsory covid vaccination in the US for all people?

I don’t think so. See my you tube vlog for why not, as well as a short history of vaccine mandates, and the difference between mandates and compulsory vaccination. https://youtu.be/gzkNUkT4Gbs Rick Jaffe, Esq.

First YouTube Post on SB 871 and vaccine mandates is up

First YouTube Post on SB 871 and vaccine mandates is up

Here is the link. https://youtu.be/t0dfWuGJz4Q I had some technical problems and I haven’t quite figured out the YouTube editing deal. So pardon the glitches. It’s about 30 minutes and starts with some recent thoughts about how to analyze these vaccine mandate cases. then goes on to SB 871 and some things which I think needs to be changed, ending with some practical suggestions in light of some of California government realities. The next vlog is going to be on natural…

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First Live Stream YouTube Vlog, Tomorrow, 1/28 at 9 AM PST on Cali. SB 871

First Live Stream YouTube Vlog, Tomorrow, 1/28 at 9 AM PST on Cali. SB 871

As promised/threatened, I’m starting a YouTube channel on health law. I was going to start off with the CDC’s recent findings supporting natural immunity, but in light of Senator Pan’s dropping his COVID mandate bill, SB 871, I thought I’d start with that. I will take up the natural immunity in the next one, suggesting that the courts need to revisit the mandate issue in light of these findings, and the probably next COVID variant, which is Omnicon B2. I…

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Are you confused about all the Vaccine Mandate Litigation? Here is a fairly comprehensive Update of Where We Stand

Are you confused about all the Vaccine Mandate Litigation? Here is a fairly comprehensive Update of Where We Stand

As I have repeatedly said, it is hard to keep track of all the covid vaccine mandate litigation, so once again here is where we are. This is going to be short and simple, and Much of the information comes from a recent post by the Alaska State government which is at the forefront with the other majority of the states that have challenged the 5 recent federal mandates. Religious exemptions to covid vaccine mandates As far as I can…

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Short Term Chaos for the New York State Mask Mandate, and what this means (and doesn’t) for the National Situation

Short Term Chaos for the New York State Mask Mandate, and what this means (and doesn’t) for the National Situation

As has been widely reported in the news last night, a Long Island Supreme Court justice (and that would the equivalent of a superior court judge in California or a district court judge in Texas) barred the enforcement of the NY Governor’s mask mandate for schools. BUT THAT’S NOT THE INTERESTING PART After the judge issued the order, the NY State Department of Education issued a statement to NY schools to disregard the judge’s order. There were reports that the…

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