A cottage industry of health misinformation has flourished in Idaho for years, with help from Idaho’s laissez-faire approach to governance and a faction of Idaho Republican lawmakers who support and amplify the misinformation. Some of the players promote unproven, unsafe and unorthodox treatments, seemingly without consequence.The pandemic gave locally grown health misinformation a new marketplace — and a body count.
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