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Las Vegas-area board: Virus falsehoods are public health crisis

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Published: Sep. 22, 2021 at 3:13 PM PDT
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LAS VEGAS (AP) - The elected board with oversight of the Las Vegas Strip has joined at least one other jurisdiction declaring COVID-19 misinformation a public health crisis creating a culture of mistrust and prolonging the coronavirus pandemic.

A 5-2 Clark County Commission vote came during a contentious Tuesday meeting that saw the forceful removal by security officers of a man running for state lieutenant governor and complaints that free speech rights were being limited.

Unlike a measure approved Sept. 1 by the San Diego County Board of Supervisors, the Clark County vote was advisory and did not include recommendations to combat misinformation.

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