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Physician-senator says probe ends over his comments questioning COVID-19 deaths


Glen Stubbe – Star Tribune file

Sen. Scott Jensen, R-Chaska, said in a Facebook post that the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice informed him it had completed its review and "dropped the complaints" without taking action on his medical license.

A Republican state senator who questioned whether federal and Minnesota health officials inflated the number of COVID-19 deaths said Tuesday that the state medical board has dismissed complaints challenging his medical license.

Sen. Scott Jensen, a family physician from Chaska, disclosed in early July that the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice was investigating two complaints sparked by remarks comparing COVID-19 to the flu and questioning state and federal guidelines related to tallying deaths.

His remarks were carried on national television programs and quickly went viral on conservative websites, including some that promote conspiracy theories. At the time, Jensen said the state medical board probe was focused on allegations he was spreading misinformation and providing "reckless advice."


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