The medical license for Simone Gold, MD, JD, founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, was automatically positioned on inactive status by the Medical Board of California after she reported to a Miami prison earlier this week to serve her sentence for taking part in the Jan. 6, 2021 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol.
Gold has long argued against COVID-19 vaccines, instead promoting disproven treatments such as for example ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine. Through the January 6 riot, she made speeches about COVID treatments in National Statuary Hall as violent protesters were invading the building.
Gold was found guilty using one count of entering and remaining in a restricted building, despite police officials’ attempts to avoid her from entering the building also to get her to leave combined with the other rioters.
She was also reported to possess failed — despite her training as your physician — to greatly help a officer who had fallen before her.
Gold’s representatives continued to protest her sentence on Twitter on Friday. “Dr. Simone Gold has reported to prison and can serve 60 days as a nonviolent Jan6 defendant after going for a plea for a misdemeanor charge. She actually is both an attorney and a health care provider with no criminal history. Her only crime was to protest government corruption. That is horribly wrong.”
The Medical Board of California’s notice, that was posted on its website Friday, said Gold’s inactive status will continue throughout her term of incarceration.
California law states that “your physician and Surgeon’s Certificate will be automatically positioned on inactive status during any time period that the holder of the certificate is incarcerated after conviction of a misdemeanor,” noted Carlos Villatoro, public information manager for the Medical Board of California, who added that the board will not consider Gold’s change in license status to become a disciplinary action.
During her inactive status, she actually is “prohibited from participating in the practice of medicine or representing [herself] as having a dynamic Physician’s and Surgeon’s Certificate issued by the Medical Board of California,” based on the board’s notice.
In sentencing her to 60 days in prison and another year of supervised release, U.S. District Court Judge Christopher R. Cooper said he didn’t think Gold was remorseful.
“It really is obvious from the video that people watched today that you’re section of an angry and aggressive, I’d say mob, crowd of individuals intent on getting past police and entering the East Rotunda through those doors,” Cooper told Gold.
It really is unclear whether America’s Frontline Doctors will continue steadily to assist patients who would like to obtain unauthorized COVID treatments. However, the organization’s website urges people to find a “freedom pharmacy that may offer the medicine you wish and deserve” by looking for independent pharmacies near their location
In addition, it recommends calling pharmacies on the list to “ask how they experience hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin, the COVID vaccine, and/or masks. This can assist you to know if they’re aligned with freedom or the big pharma agenda.”
Correction: A previous version of the article stated that Simone Gold lost her medical license, when actually it was positioned on inactive status.
Cheryl Clark is a medical & science journalist for a lot more than three decades.