News site causes alarm with video on New York's ‘pandemic power' ruling

A news site recently released a video raising alarm about a New York court ruling. The video host falsely claims the ruling empowers the state to relocate unvaccinated people to housing facilities and control their activities. Comments on the video share the host’s concerns.

Risk level: Low

Recommendation:  While conversations about this ruling are unlikely to arise in a clinical setting, articles and social media posts about the ruling may provide a platform for vaccine opponents. This alert is provided for informational purposes for doctors and other health care providers in New York.