“I don’t necessarily think that’s exactly important,” Prescott answered. “I think that’s HIPAA.”
Dallas Cowboys QB Dak Prescott on whether or not he is vaccinated: “I don’t necessarily think that’s exactly important … I think that’s HIPAA.”
(It is not HIPAA, which prohibits health professionals from revealing your medical records.) pic.twitter.com/TgKajt4eng
— The Recount (@therecount) July 23, 2021
Greene, the far-right lawmaker who was temporarily suspended from Twitter for spreading COVID-19 disinformation, told reporters this week that she declined to reveal her status, also citing the health care privacy law.
“Your first question is a violation of my HIPAA rights,” Greene said. “You see, with HIPAA rights, we don’t have to reveal our medical records and that also involves our vaccine records.”
Only as HuffPost reported, she’s not quite getting the concept. “HIPAA applies to medical providers, insurers and other health care entities that have access to medical records,” HuffPost wrote. “It gives individuals rights and limits over what entities can access their health information. It doesn’t prevent a reporter from asking about your medical history. And it doesn’t prevent anyone from saying whether they’ve been vaccinated.”
While NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell revealed that more than 75% of players have had at least one shot, Prescott’s remarks do not help the cause of the league to play a safe, uninterrupted season.
And Twitter sacked Prescott for it.
Wrong and wrong. It *is* important and it is *not* a HIPAA violation to disclose whether or not you have been vaccinated.
— Andrew Wortman 🏳️🌈 (@AmoneyResists) July 24, 2021
I just laughed so hard my HIPAA hurts 😆
— T.Wit (@WitWomanCA) July 24, 2021
— Darryl Clayton (@DarrylDclayton) July 24, 2021
WTF is wrong with people? If vaccinated, say do you freaking ass. If not, shame on you. Be a role model and lead by example. Maybe there are forfeits in the Cowboys future.
— Rich Rosemont (@RosemontRich) July 23, 2021
Every reporter should ask this question. We should know which players don't mind harming others
— cujo🥷 (@cujoknows) July 23, 2021
Good lord... can we please tell these folks what the HIPAA law actually says. Its irritating to hear them keep repeating nonsense.
— djhshopgirl (@Hjdshopgirl) July 24, 2021
This article originally appeared on HuffPost and has been updated.