Covid-19 Policy and Censorship

If the pandemic is over, no one wants you to know. A recent Center for Disease Control report said the best estimate for infection fatality risk put Covid-19 as not much worse than seasonal flu for younger people, consistent with Stanford studies.
It is not censored, and it may not be right, but why was it not headline news?

One might expect a jubilant reaction from authorities and an immediate cessation of destructive anti Covid-19 measures. But no. They want all this suppressed.
There is nothing in mainstream media to inform citizens of the true risk.

More and more people, highly qualified experts, are criticizing lockdown, social distancing, masks, and rejecting the depressing mantra Things-Will-Never-Be-The-Same. But we are not allowed to hear them on YouTube, or elsewhere.

A remark on the Medscape comment section on May 23rd from a Dr. Kirkpatrick was:
I tend to believe any doctor the “programmers” at Youtube censors. Their AI is a cancer, just like the “models” used to predict this Covid-19 spread.”

Censored by YouTube:

Dr. Knut Wittowski, a retired epidemiologist, also disputed the projected spread and said the epidemic would be over soon, that this was just a regular flu, that there was no reason whatsoever to close schools, and in particular, not to run the whole economy against the wall.

Award winning scientist Dr. Dolores Cahill in a recent interview talked about antibodies, immunity, the R0 of viruses, the role of vitamins, and the merits of hydroxychloroquine. She also said lockdown was a bad idea and should be lifted. As well, she said she would work against any action to bring in a mandatory vaccine.

Medscape reported that contributor Professor Karol Sikora, MD, a British oncologist, recently sat for an interview with with journalist Freddy Sayers. Dr. Sikora speculated that the coronavirus may be getting tired, and that pockets of immunity might explain a global downturn in the pandemic.
The 30-minute video was posted to YouTube on Tuesday — and promptly removed for “violating guidelines.”
While not everyone agrees with Sikora’s optimistic opinions about where the pandemic is headed, they aren’t considered fringe. The 71-year-old former chief of the World Health Organization’s cancer program. “Disappointed to hear that Youtube has removed my interview with @unherd (no reasons given). I thought it was a measured discussion. We need to have a balance, that involves listening to differing opinions and not banning them. This censorship is a worrying development,” Sikora tweeted. An appeal by Medscape (but not Unherd) was able to persuade YouTube to restore it.

Frontline Doctors Get No Respect!
“Dr. Simone Gold, the founder of America’s Frontline Doctors, whose viral press conference claiming the mainstream narrative surrounding the dangers of COVID-19 are based more on fear than on fact, announced on Tuesday [28 July 2020] that the organization’s website had been taken down by hosting provider and website builder Squarespace. The move appears to be a form of punishment for the remarks made by healthcare professionals at the event, which included stating that the drug hydroxychloroquine, long praised by President Trump and numerous medical professionals as an effective treatment for coronavirus but frequently panned by the mainstream media, does indeed work. The website removal also came after top social-media companies Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube (owned by Google), and Vimeo all purged the video from their platforms.”- from Sites below.

These doctors did not produce a paper with false data. They did advocate hate crimes. They did not want to de-fund police or reject neutral pronouns. They merely reported their experiences in treating Covid patients and the opinions they had from this. But this is now a crime.

Dr Vernon Coleman said a UK doctor was struck off for a year for voicing the opinion that Covid-19 was not that serious. Dr. Vernon Coleman has done many YouTube interviews about Covid-19, all of which are informative and funny. Eventually so many were removed by the YouTube censors that he made a short one he called “YouTube Policy Compliant.” Watch this, if nothing else. (Sites below.)

American doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi also argued against treating Covid as if it were the plague. To be fair, there has been some criticism of their statistical methods. But the WHO has made outstanding errors and it is not censored.

One would think with their credentials, these people would be entitled to an opinion. Instead, YouTube, owned by Google, removed these videos as being against community standards. (See alternative sites below.) The WHO is the only source we are permitted to listen to, however many errors were made. And they and Health Canada have spent a bundle making sure their links are prominent everywhere on the web.

Two choices on a recent Yahoo Canada opinion poll on government action against Covid-19 were: “Yes, we have taken the right action” and “No, I think we need to do more.” It disallowed respondents to say that the cure is worse than the disease.
Google has been criticized for leaving out or pushing down sites promoting anything resembling non-pharmaceutical medicine.

A recent letter from the Canadian Constitution Foundation says ‘The Canadian government is considering banning Covid-19 “misinformation.” “These gag laws would prevent Canadians from having open discussions about the nature of Covid-19 and our government’s response to it.” They also reported that an Albertan protesting against lockdown was arrested.

In an interview, Professor Emeritus of Immunology Beda Stadler of Switzerland said that young immunologists thanked him for writing about Covid because as much as they’d like to, they were unable to speak publicly about the Covid’s fading out, prevalent immunity and level of risk.

What? Not in England, surely!
UK Government scientific advisers are furious at what they see as an attempt to censor their advice on government proposals during the Covid-19 lockdown by heavily redacting an official report before it was released to the public, the Guardian can reveal. Blocks of text in the report on how the public might respond to lockdown measures, were entirely blanked out. The redacted portions of the document contained criticisms they had made of potential government policies they had been formally asked to consider in late March and early April. The controversial measures were about restricting activities and requiring permits before leaving home. The Guardian

What Does the Establishment Have Against Hydroxchoroquine???
It is barely possible to mention this inexpensive malaria drug without being thrown in jail. A paper saying it caused heart problems was recalled, but there are still fights over its efficacy. It requires zinc, and dose and timing is important. So they say.

Masks are another tool for muzzling people.

NOTE: The German Leaked Story. – Sometimes Facebook Gets It Half Right

The original story was that the German Ministry of the Interior (BMI ) requisitioned a report on from experts it chose, and then ignored the report and became angry when it was leaked. Then the authors themselves criticised the government, in a long press release, for ignoring what the report said and generally ignoring the cost and adverse effects of anti-Covid measures.
The second version was that BMI staffer (now fired) put out the report independently, somehow it was leaked, and while there was a long, response from several professionals urging the government to consider the costs of anti-Covid measures, they were not experts officially hired by the government.
It was Facebook that caught this. When I tried to post the first version, Facebook warned me there was false information and asked if I still wanted to put the link in. That made me search and then find the retraction. Kind of impressive.

Whatever the real story, the government did not like it, did not want to listen to any report that said anti-Covid-19 measures as often as not caused more harm and deaths than the lives supposedly saved by these measures, and they certainly did not want their citizens reading it.

Sites of Contrary Views Removed by YouTube/Google Censors:

Dr. Dolores Cahill

Dr. Knut Wittkowski : There are many people supporting my positions; they are not favored by the media, [for] the media—only bad news is good news…[T]he huge damage done to the economy could not be justified by whatever was known.

Professor Karol Sikora

Americas Frontline Doctors Interviewed Outside the US Supreme Court whole thing probably an extract featuring Dr Immanuel only.

Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi,
also at Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, The methodology used by these 2 was severely criticised. (Possibly they were right for the wrong reasons?) The link is left here in the interest of fair play. The WHO’s modelling errors were absolutely epic. They were out by about 90% but they do not get censored.

Dr. Vernon Coleman:
I’ve been writing & researching medical matters longer than YouTube. Click on Health
A short YouTube-compliant video! Very funny
Why did YouTube ban my video? Banned from Facebook.
mobile site for the last video.


YouTube Censorship Discussion

UK Covid Advisors censored

Revised version possibly more balanced? which links to an English translation of the report.
German Press Release
Also: which links to this retraction:

Discussion of CDC Report
Note, the report discussed no longer exists and it was replaced by one with less information
and a higher, but still well under 1% IFR

CDC Report
Unfortunately this just leads to the new report.

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