An Oregon doctor who refuses to wear a face mask and compares the coronavirus to the common cold can no longer practice medicine in the state.
Steven LaTulippe, a family doctor, closed his clinic in Dallas after the state medical board voted Thursday to suspend his license, reported KGW, a Portland NBC affiliate.
At a “Stop the Steal” rally on November 7, LaTulippe boasted that neither he nor his staff wore masks at the clinic, defying state orders that medical professionals wear masks. masks to treat their patients.
“I want you to know that I have never quit during the entire COVID season. … Maybe I could scare you, but me and my staff, neither of us wore a mask once in my clinic, ”he told the crowd, claiming he had no problem and adding that he wanted to “expose what I call corona mania.” “
He challenged others to avoid masks as well, despite advice to wear them from the Centers for Disease Control and warrants in many states. So far, COVID-19 has killed nearly 280,000 Americans.
“I ask you all to take off the mask of shame,” said LaTulippe. “It’s a mask that’s just designed to control you.”
Despite his anti-mask stance, LaTulippe maintained that his COVID-19 patients had to wear headgear, KGW reported.