'Wilful ignorance': doctor who joined Capitol attack condemned for Covid falsehoods - 2021-01-22

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F345.png 'Wilful ignorance': doctor who joined Capitol attack condemned for Covid falsehoods January 22, 2021, Peter Stone, The Guardian

A key conservative doctors' group pushing misinformation about Covid-19 vaccines faces growing fire from medical experts about its woeful scientific grounding, while its leader, Dr Simone Gold, was charged early this week for taking part in the 6 January attack on the Capitol.

The development comes as the US faces warnings its pandemic death toll could hit 500,000 next month, in part because conspiracy theories and baseless skepticism – especially from rightwing groups – have hampered efforts to tackle it.

Gold, who founded America's Frontline Doctors last spring with help from the Tea Party Patriots organization, was arrested on Monday in Beverly Hills, where she lives, and faces charges of entering a restricted building, violent entry and disorderly conduct.

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{{cite news | first = Peter | last = Stone | title = 'Wilful ignorance': doctor who joined Capitol attack condemned for Covid falsehoods | url = https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2021/jan/22/coronavirus-misinformation-simone-gold-americas-frontline-doctors | work = The Guardian | date = January 22, 2021 | accessdate = September 11, 2021 }}