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In the state Duma discussing criminal liability for unscientific recommendations

В Госдуме обсуждают уголовную ответственность за антинаучные рекомендации

In the state Duma plan to talk about the introduction of criminal liability of doctors for public unscientific recommendations, reports radio station “Moscow speaking” with reference to the statement of a member of the Duma Committee on health protection of Alexey chicken.

In his words, while it is in the form of discussion that in case of occurrence of adverse effects after people will take advantage of publicly distributed by councils, appeals to people who gave advice or made a call, responsibility up to criminal.

Kurinnoy also said that the punishment should spread anti-scientific statements made on behalf of large institutions or scientists. “When this is done on behalf of certain, shall we say, organizations that are serious or when a person is covered even by the scientific title, not having such, in my opinion, this is the case when you can be punished for it,” – said the Deputy.

However, he opposed the blocking of web pages of the authors of unscientific statements. Instead, he proposed to mark valid and invalid information.

“We have previously said. We have people today, unfortunately, often Express different thoughts, far from scientific research, modern and generally in science as such. So there were different options. Some suggested to block such information resources. But I think that’s not an option. Just, if people want to get reliable information, it should be marked accordingly, if we are talking about networks (social — approx. G. M.) primarily as one of disseminating information. Everything else is false information, not verified. It is marked separately as unscientific,” commented Kurinnoy.

Previously honored doctor of Russia, doctor of medical Sciences Natalia Tolokonsky has written in Facebook that the tick bites help the body to develop immunity to such infections, but later deleted the post. This statement caused heated discussion among specialists. So the words Tolokonsky about the benefits of tick bites reacted Advisor to the Director under the CPS center of the Institute of epidemiology, Viktor Maleyev. He said that to boost immunity in this way is impossible, and the best protection from encephalitis — vaccination. She Tolokonsky in an interview with “Moscow speaking” called his critics ignorant.


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