Nothing has been more divisive or controversial in our lifetime than the COVID-19 pandemic, including the appropriate response, treatment, governmental measures, or what is in the public interest.
The discussions around these issues have been robust, and have occurred with family members, friends, and especially online. On some level, these discussions are healthy, and promote better decision-making in a democracy. But with all expression rights, there come limitations, including words that are defamatory.
These exchanges have perhaps been most pointed within the medical community, the body of professionals we have all turned to for expert insight to medical issues around . . . [more]