‘There’s No Law’: Physician Experienced in Investigating Biological Warfare Challenges Medical Board’s Misinformation Allegation/ Epoch Times
February 8, 2022 Updated: February 8, 2022
Though Dr. Meryl Nass, a board-certified internal medicine physician, has been untangling narratives of dis- and misinformation long before COVID-19, it wasn’t until recently that her license was temporarily suspended under the allegation that she is now spreading it.
Her research has brought her before Congress and state legislatures to give testimonies on bioterrorism, Gulf War syndrome, and vaccine safety.
Throughout her career, she’s consulted for international health and intelligence agencies regarding prevention, investigation, and mitigation of chemical and biological warfare and pandemics.
She spent three years investigating what had been deemed a naturally occurring anthrax outbreak during Rhodesia’s civil war.
Nass was able to prove that it was due to biological warfare, with her findings published in a 1992 paper that marked a new achievement in scientific research.
“This was important because it was the first time in history potential perpetrators learned they could be identified,” Nass told The Epoch Times. “You couldn’t just start an epidemic somewhere and assume that no one was ever going to prove it because there wasn’t any scientific way to prove that it was done. I established that way.”
She was the main author, along with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (author of “The Real Anthony Fauci”) and Children’s Health Defense, of a citizen’s petition to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and its vaccine advisory committee regarding the authorization of COVID vaccines and why she said they’re not suitable for children.
As censorship and disinformation have thickened around the COVID narrative, Nass has followed and written about the suppression of early-treatment medication such as hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin.
Given this background, the Maine Medical Board of Licensure nevertheless saw it appropriate to charge Nass—a physician for 41 years—with misinformation, an allegation that came with no explanation as to what misinformation she was spreading.
“Never before has any censorship been imposed by a collection of organizations who are attempting to make law by whining in unison about misinformation with threats to licenses and board certifications—while there is no legal mechanism by which they can strip certification,” Nass said. “There are no rules, regulations, or laws underpinning the threats of punishment for ‘spreading misinformation.’”
The Maine Medical Board of Licensure didn’t respond to The Epoch Times’ request for comment.
Five matters were reviewed by the board regarding Nass’s suspension.
There are two allegations that she was spreading misinformation.
In addition, a doctor reported that she had treated a patient with ivermectin, while someone else reported that she had prescribed hydroxychloroquine.
In one matter, when asked by the pharmacist why she was prescribing hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin, she told the pharmacist that it was to treat Lyme disease.
“By fall, more and more pharmacies were refusing to dispense these medications if you were giving them for COVID, so every time I wrote a prescription for these drugs, the pharmacist would ask why I’m giving it, which they normally didn’t do,” she said. “If I said COVID, they wouldn’t dispense it.”
It was during this time that she was trying to obtain hydroxychloroquine for a high-risk patient.
“So, when the pharmacist called and asked why I was ordering the medication, I told them for Lyme disease, and therefore the patient was able to get the drug,” Nass said. “Five minutes later, I wrote the Maine Medical Board of Licensure and told them that my patients can’t get a potentially life-saving drug unless I tell a white lie, which is unacceptable.”
The board then used this to accuse her of committing “a serious crime.”
“Not a single one of these matters alleges that a patient was harmed or that I did anything illegal, apart from telling a white lie to a pharmacist,” she said.
However, there is another charge to be considered that should be applied to the medical boards, she said, which is inducement.
Inducement is a legal concept alluding to the creation of circumstances that cause someone to have to go against the law to prevent a worse problem.
“And I self-reported it to the board immediately after I did it, asking them to please change their policies so no one would have to be placed in this position again and we could go back to focusing on the care of patients primarily,” Nass said.
In addition to having her license suspended, Nass must undergo a psychological evaluation to get her license back.
“I guess they claim I’m crazy for prescribing ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine or for writing articles about problems with the vaccine,” Nass said.
By ordering a neuropsychological evaluation, Nass’s name gets sent to a national physician’s database, which she said is the “blackest mark” a doctor can get and makes it impossible for her to get a job or license in another state.
“The other thing it does is it allows all the records that I have sent to the board to enter the public domain, resulting in some of the medical records of my patients being repeated in media reporting on the case,” Nass said.
Nass hadn’t been seeking publicity, however, those records accessed through public domain were now cast into the limelight.
Nass suggested that the evaluation could also be an attempt by the board to punish her for challenging what she called the board’s self-appointed authority to create a new crime—the spreading of misinformation without defining what misinformation is—and charging her with it.
Fraudulent Studies and Media
The vagueness of the allegation shifts with time, as public officials like Dr. Anthony Fauci of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases were at one time stating that one couldn’t contract COVID-19 after being vaccinated, a claim that could currently be classified as misinformation.
Nass cited several instances in which fraudulent studies picked up by media resulted in the manufacturing of misinformation, such when The Lancet medical journal published a May 2020 observational study claiming that hydroxychloroquine significantly increased mortality.
The Lancet report contributed to a widespread stigma surrounding hydroxychloroquine, however, The Lancet later retracted the study.
Nass details how the suppression of hydroxychloroquine was accomplished in her article “How a false hydroxychloroquine narrative was created, and more,” which can be found on her website “Truth in the Age of COVID.”
On ivermectin, she pointed to misinformation generated by Rolling Stone last year.
The magazine sourced a local media outlet that cited Oklahoma physician Jason McElyea who claimed that people overdosing on farm-grade ivermectin were causing emergency rooms to fill up, leaving no room for gunshot victims.
Rolling Stone updated its article after a spokesperson at Northeastern Health System Sequoyah—where McElyea said the overcrowding was taking place—said McElyea hadn’t worked at that location in over two months, and that the hospital hadn’t treated any patients experiencing complications from ivermectin.
A screenshot taken Dec 24, 2020, of thelancet.com shows the retracted study that prompted some countries to ban the use of hydroxychloroquine to treat COVID-19. A study published in The Lancet that was later retracted prompted some countries to ban the use of hydroxychloroquine for treating COVID-19. (Screenshot/TheLancet.com)
‘There’s No Law’
“There’s no law about misinformation,” Nass said. “The First Amendment gives you freedom of speech, and the Fourteenth Amendment specifically prohibits states from abridging those rights that the U.S. Constitution has given.”
Because of this, Nass said, the Maine medical board can’t suddenly enforce a law prohibiting misinformation.
“Also, laws are made in the legislature,” she said. “That’s the purpose of legislatures. And then agencies issue rules and regulations to carry out those laws; however, there is no law or rule on the books at a federal or state level about misinformation in the medical sphere.”
However, a group of non-profit medical organizations began issuing warnings in the fall of 2021, threatening physicians with license suspensions if they spread misinformation about COVID-19.
The Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), a non-profit organization that Nass said has no regulatory authority, is an organization to which state medical boards pay dues and depend upon for policies and training, Nass said.
In July 2021, FSMB issued this statement warning that physicians “who generate and spread COVID-19 vaccine misinformation or disinformation are risking disciplinary action by state medical boards, including the suspension or revocation of their medical license.”
Medical boards such as the American Medical Association (AMA) and the American Pharmacists Association followed suit.
“All of these organizations have presidents who earn about a million dollars, so they are what I call bloated nonprofits,” Nass said. “None of them had authority to threaten doctors’ licenses or their specialty certifications.”
After the non-profit organizations applied pressure, 15 of the 70 U.S. state medical boards began investigating their local doctors, Nass said.
The Misinformation Inquisition
In September 2021, the Tennessee Board of Medical Examiners adopted FSMB’s statement.
After one board member asked who will determine what constitutes misinformation, a staff member referred to an investigative process that would require the doctor to show proof from “recognized” academic and medical journals that support the doctor’s opinion.
Later, Tennessee state Rep. John Ragan said the board didn’t have the authority to create a new disciplinary offense without lawmakers’ approval.
The board pulled the statement from their website, but the question remained as to whether the board would continue to investigate and charge physicians because some have argued that there isn’t a precedent for the board upholding a policy that was not published on its website.
Ragan, a Republican who is chairman of the Government Operations Committee, the oversight committee for the board, told The Epoch Times that the adopted policy moved out of “the guardrails of the law” and gives the board arbitrary judgment on what misinformation is.
“I explained that if they are going to have a policy on this sometime in the future, they need to define what misinformation and disinformation are because otherwise what you have is the Inquisition,” Ragan said. “It then becomes a situation of, ‘Heresy is what I say it is, and I’ll know it when I see it kind of thing.’”
In October, the Tennessee legislature passed a bill that emphasized the legislature’s role in drafting laws that establish disciplinary offenses regarding dispensing and prescribing medication for COVID-19.
‘They Have Invented a Law That They Refuse to Define’
While some lawmakers argued that legislators aren’t elected to oversee medically educated boards, Nass argued that the board members and staff are working for the state to assure the safe practice of medicine.
“Their role is to carry out the law, not invent new laws, which is the role of the legislature,” Nass said. “Not only that, they have invented a law that they refuse to define. None of the organizations, like the FSMB or AMA, or state agencies that have threatened or suspended doctors’ licenses, has had the courage to put into writing how they define misinformation and disinformation.”
Nass asked, “Do you want to live in a state that says the law is what we think it is, but we’re not putting it in black and white?”
Thank you for your insight.
This is a new form of ‘witch hunt’ suspending Doctors for illegitimate reasons …… BIG Pharma is too powerful (follow the money to see who is behind our current sad state)
Right. Only its not the big pharma with his blackrock and vanguard masters who are the most powerful but critical mass of people behind it all. People are chosing to live in their bubble or not, take action or not.
yes, CRITICAL MASS !!!
yes, CRITICAL MASS
Is there no one in government that can not be bought who know their moral right and will act on it
Yes there is, but only one that I know off:
DOD and Fauci Caught In Massive Scandal Hiding Death And Damage From COVID Vaccines
They knew how to save people and they didn’t do it.
Dr Nass is obviously, logically CORRECT.
The Board’s prosecution was highly defamatory. I suspect a lawsuit demanding punitive damages could succeed. Dr Nass should discuss the possibility with Robert Barnes. It would be a public service to punish these self-appointed inquisitors and send a message to similar officials everywhere.
I support Dr. Nass. I’ve read lots of research articles, several recent books about COVID-19, and talked with many other professionals who believe exactly what Dr. Nass is communicating to the world. I stand with Dr. Nass. Prayers for you. You are courageous!
Many people know Dr. Fauci’s record. Many people know that Big Pharma has bought off our politicians as well as government agencies like the FDA, CDC, NIH…. So why are not many people including the so called unbiased media not attacking and just sitting and watching our countries demise?
Big Pharma spends millions of advertising dollars on many media outlets, they won’t bite the hand that feeds them $$$$.
“There’s no law about misinformation,” Nass said. “The First Amendment gives you freedom of speech, and the Fourteenth Amendment specifically prohibits states from abridging those rights that the U.S. Constitution has given.”
The First Amendment HAS NEVER and WILL NEVER give anyone “freedom of speech.” However, it DOES recognize our inherent right – as a human being – to use our already-existing freedom of speech to say whatever we want to say. Please don’t think for even a second that any Constitutional Amendment does anything but recognize what is ALREADY ours as human beings. Thank you.
Sorry for all your troubles, and thank you for staying on the right side of this stupidity!
Outstanding investigation, that is worthy of International recognition and praise. “Truth always prevails”
Sadly, truth can prevail but right deeds are not… Critical mass seems to be too ignorant nowadays… they are always choosing the (“)wrong(“) pill.
Hello friends, an old book written in 1858 by the name of The Great Controversy has the big picture (the backdrop picture) on what is currently happening in 2022 like a perfect X-Ray, well even better like a Digital Picture in full colors. We commend and congratulate everyone talking about the TRUTH of things and not the misinformation of the so called regular media, bunch of liars who careless of what is really truth, they just want to push their own destructive and revolutionary agenda…not truth by no means! Keep on moving forward and upward, there is HELP in the near future coming from the ONLY source of the Universe that can change and transform things. The False Media wont, governments and political leaders wont, a nation or kingdom wont, only the Universal Source and Creator can and will put an end to the whole none-sense known as wickedness and sin, thank Goodness (God) there is real and coming HOPE for our world, which has been hijacked by the greatest rebel of the universe (known as Lucifer, Devil or Satan)…and what we’re going through is none other than this GREAT CONTROVERSY in full development, and is getting close to the end, the BIG SHOWDOWN of all the ages. What Dr. Nass has been investigating and sharing with the world, no matter if others say or take away her credentials, she’ll always be a DR. and a very good one by the way. The same has happened with Trump back in 2020. (Make a note that I am not a Republican or a Democrat) just a believer in TRUTH and Common Sense…so what we’re seeing here is a constant parallelism of dark forces pushing their own devilish agenda until God says enough is enough, that tipping point is soon coming, the overwhelming storm of the Final End Events will surprise many millions in our world, but the Signs of the Times are all over, the writing in the wall is showing everyone that we’re rapidly approaching to a PARADIGM CHANGE which is long overdue, right? So to everyone reading this post, keep the faith, look UP where the real hope and help is coming from, not from sinful humans, only from GOD, no matter what religion you’ve grown up with, the real meaning of POLITICS and RELIGION ends with the ONLY one who knows to govern and run the Universe, which by the way is trying to get you and me to unite back with HIM to put an end to sorrows, illnesses, wickedness and death once and for all! Thank you so much for sharing what you’re sharing, keep up the excellent work. William G. Paul
We must pray to God,and ask that he strikes down with his hand,the evil trying to destroy humanity.
There is change coming soon, very soon. The One who watches over all and sees all and knows all without man-made technology, will change the picture soon. To be ready for the change, as there will be lots of turmoil before it happens, we must folloow as directed. People don’t read their Bible nowadays, so don’t know what is accepted by Him and what is not acceptable. They risk it all, simply thinking it will all work out but it will only do so ‘if’ we follow the conditions.
I ran into this by accident following a Jeff Hays link. It is very important, I think. It is talking about the great pandemic: malfeasance.
We’ve got three pandemics:
covid. some respiratory disease in various mutations.
vaccinations. dangerous unproven injections of doubtful efficacy.
malfeasance. failure to perform to oath and office.
of these the least identified and reported and the most dangerous is malfeasance.
Vaccinate, don’t vaccinate; that isn’t even the issue any more. Freedom of speech and the right to conduct a “witch” hunt for anyone who has a different opinion are the issues. Regardless of your vax opinion, this growing “epidemic” of attacking anyone who doesn’t “goose step” to the opinion of new order is scary. This is/was America, the place where all peoples came so they could exercise their voice without retribution from those who have power. Remember Martin Niemoller’s quotation;
“First they came for the socialist, and I did not speak out because I was not a socialist
Then they came for the trade unionist, and I did not speak out, because I was not a trade unionist
Then they came for the Jews, I did not speak out because I was not a Jew
Then they came for me – and there was no one left to speak for me.
Simple explanation– communism
It is terrifying how false censorship with dubious intentions is ruining concepts of honesty and truth in the world.
This is the stuff of nightmares. The suppression of information is the true crime.If the science upon which is they rely to justify their Covid response including mass vaccination is robust there would be no need to suppress public debate and discourse. Thankyou for your work and your courage.
Great – keep up the fight. Not sure where the world is heading but if we do not win this fight against medical tyranny and suppression the future of our children will certainly be void of the freedoms which we cherish
Here’s what the Bible says will be happening during the last days of this wicked system .
(Matthew 24:7, 8) “For nation will rise against nation and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be food shortages and earthquakes in one place after another. 8 All these things are a beginning of pangs of distress.
(Matthew 24:11, 12) Many false prophets will arise and mislead many; 12 and because of the increasing of lawlessness, the love of the greater number will grow cold.
(Mark 13:7) Moreover, when you hear of wars and reports of wars, do not be alarmed; these things must take place, but the end is not yet.
(Luke 21:11) There will be great earthquakes, and in one place after another food shortages and pestilences; and there will be fearful sights and from heaven great signs.
It is happening everywhere.Here in Canada we have a Prime minister that makes new laws up every day.He has now deemed protesters an invading army.
Check this out, share the links to everyone you know.
According to Tucker Carlson, Canadian P.M. Trudeau is the biological son of Fidel Castro. His mom had a fling with Fidel when she visited Cuba when she was younger. Tucker has photo comparison of Trudeau & Castro. They look nearly identical. Maybe that explains Trudeau’s tyranical leanings…Like father, like son. LOL!
And, there was a R,N, who viewed the video of Trudeau geting the shot and she said it was an obvious fake. That shots are not given that way in real situations. There were 3 things wrong in how it was done.
It is becoming crystal clear that those people controlling the message have thought of all of the pushback they would get with their plandemic and how they would silence everyone that strayed from their defined narrative. They really are trying to reduce the world population by a few billion people. This nightmare is turning into reality as each day goes by. Wake up America and stop taking this shot.
As a non-traditional integrative physician – we have been seeing biological warfare bacteria and viruses in patient’s for years. The purposeful release of Covid is considered a biological warfare pathogen – and “No” you are not allowed to say this or these facts or you are punished somehow (example I could be and should be practicing but I am not). One must also include the foreign substances introduced into the human immune system and the human genome by a jab (not a vaccination). There is much to be scared about but many human illness will be expressed over the following years from this biological – purposeful – attack on the human race.
Every organism – no matter how small has a frequency “signature”. Just remember it is similar to every human having a finger print. So a biological warfare organism has a frequency finger print that shows it has been created – (example house serum frequencies). You can tell a human looking person is not born but created by his “prints” and thus we know Covid was man made but worse! Unlike Iraq – where it was exposed to the military – this virus must be introduce or “sprayed” into populations. Do you see the potential and probable purposeful intentional contamination at thousands of world areas.
Dr. Nass is a prime example of the insidious majority appointed organization, unelected and fascist supporters of socialism. Thank Anthony Gramsci the Italian promoter of highly organized minority creeping rank and file infiltration over the past fifty years.
The countries will do well to review Natural Medicines and innovative Nobel prize winning, entire continent proven (India)Ivermectin and its multiple health promoting talents!
Dr. Nass will be and is now, a True American hero!
Very sorry that another conscientious medical professional working in best interest of her patients is having to endure such oppressive idiocy.
Very glad that Dr Nass is standing in her power and not giving in to the idiocracy.
This is one of the disadvantages of the socialised medicine format. As there is one payer, that payer (the government) can handle all licensing requirements for providers. You fall out of line, you’re out. I am in Australia, and docs cannot dissent here, and if they do, they are extremely quiet about it. Because what was “medical advice” and “private between patient and doctor” is now “private between patient & doctor & government.”
Thank you for this article. A few years ago I was expelled from my professional association and accused of libel for questioning their finances and lack of legally required disclosure. A couple of years later and a cost of over a million dollars on both sides, they retracted the accusation with no penalty. My practice insurance covered the cost. But… There was no body that checked through their accounts or checked any of the facts. Just two private law firms. Disgusting. Non-profits are almost always run by ‘bloated’ CEOs and no-one seems to care to reign in or check their demands. Not sure what the answer is? I helped form a parallel association, the first professional association that is a co-op, that is now part of the same college. But they are still operating. No-one ever ‘regulated’ them. Thank you.
Dear Dr. Nass,
THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU! I’m not sure that the “ powers that be “ ail from pomposity or just pure UNADULTERATED idiocy. We’ll be that as is my mother would say , anyone this limited in intelligence should be pitied, not censored! Well I no longer can contain my rage! What I think of this administration has caused a loss of my religion. Need I say more? I and many like me are so appreciative of your honesty and courage! Be strong and know you are not alone. It’s time to take out the white house TRASH!!!
Meryl Nass , you are an honourable , professional , extraordinary person and many others like Dr Robert Malone and Dr Peter McCullough to name a few , that has helped restore my faith in humanity . May God bless and protect you. Words can’t express how much I appreciate what you are doing for us all , even for those who dont realise what’s really happening in our world . Prayers for justice And for this madness to come to an end ASAP.
Something is really wrong if Doctors are being censored.
I would like to see every politicians’ porfolio since the jab has come out and see how much green they have collected under inside trading??????? Fauci owns part if not all of the manufacturer of one of the jabs.
Ironically, the patient for whom she prescribed the HCQ for COVID and told the pharmacist it was for Lyme, probably DID have Lyme. Lyme was probably part of the causes that made the person “high risk”. For decades, American alphabet “sickness” agencies have been promoting diagnostics that either create false positives as in the case of “COVID” tests, or false negatives, as in the case of Lyme diagnostics, depending on the political narrative that was intended to be created.