Since the start of December last year, United States has been hit by what appears to be one of the largest Covid-19 waves since the start of the pandemic driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant easily evading vaccine immunity, natural immunity and in some cases, the immunity in those with three doses of the Covid-19 vaccines.
While hospitals are having hard times to remain open and fully operational in the last two months, some doctors continue to spread misinformation about the virus, the pandemic in general and questioning the efficacy of the vaccines that are actually proven to work against the deadly virus in tens of studies.
So was the case with M. Nass, Maine doctor, who got her medical license suspended last month for spreading misinformation about the virus since the start of the pandemic, criticizing the government response to the virus and questioning the efficacy of the vaccines even though the vaccines most probably saved tens, if not hundreds of thousands of lives since they were rolled out.
According to Newsweek, Nass has been outspoken in recent years with her criticism of the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic. She describes herself in her Twitter bio as “Physician, writer, investigator. First person to investigate an epidemic and prove it was not a natural event. I untangle disinformation. Join me in resisting.”
In addition to her beliefs, Nass is reportedly part of the Children’s Health Defense, a group that questions vaccines, vaccine mandates and “misinformation.” She also argues the government’s decision to mostly rely on the vaccines in battling the pandemic and questions the government’s decision not to approve hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin in corona treatment, two of the most popular drugs by anti-vaxxers not officially approved by the country’s health officials in Covid-19 treatments.
According to the Food and Drug Administration article about the Ivermectin efficacy against the Covid-19 virus, “Ivermectin is approved for human use to treat infections caused by some parasitic worms and head lice and skin conditions like rosacea” adding that the “currently available data do not show ivermectin is effective against COVID-19.” Unfortunately, Nass, like many other doctors nationwide, continued to spread misinformation about ‘Ivermectin healing power’ even though no scientific data proves her theory.
A medical board voted in January to temporarily suspend Ness’ medical license after reportedly receiving complaints Ness had been spreading misinformation about COVID-19. In addition to their decision, they decided to perform deeper investigation about her activities and public appearances since the start of the pandemic.
The medical board has reportedly received at least two complaints that Nass was spreading misinformation about the virus. Nass has practiced medicine for decades and in recent years has been increasingly critical about the safety and effectiveness of vaccines, including ones for COVID-19.
In a letter to the Bangor Daily News editor, Nass has been described as a nationally recognized physician and brilliant researcher. She is an internist with special interests in vaccine-induced illnesses, chronic fatigue syndrome, Gulf War illness, fibromyalgia, and toxicology. As a biological warfare epidemiologist, she investigated world’s largest anthrax epizootic, in Zimbabwe, and developed a model for analyzing epidemics to assess whether they are natural or man-made.