COVID-19 - Suppressing the Truth
COVID-19 - Suppressing the Truth
On Monday the 27th of July 2020 we got one of the best insights into the suppressing of truth about the COVID-19 "pandemic". It started with a live stream for the America’s Front Line Doctors Summit from Washington DC on Monday the 27th of July between 9-12:30am and 3-6 pm. It comprised Dr Simone Gold and other medical doctors discussing their own personal experience of treating patients in hospitals. Not some government official or office-bound Chief Health Adviser who hasn't practised medicine for years but medical staff at the coal face. Their discussion was recorded and footage then made its way to social media channels. President Donald Trump himself retweeted a post that provided a link to the video:
The video was uploaded to YouTube and entitled Press Conference - America's Frontline Doctors Summit. It too was shortly banned afterwards:
Fortunately, a transcript of the banned video was made before it evaporated:
Extracts of the video did still pop up on social media. Below is a 2 minute extract of Dr Simone Gold talking:
One of the doctors at the Washington Summit was Dr Stella Immanuel, who had her Twitter account [@stella_immanuel] suspended for a period of 7 days for the simple act of trying to relay information about HCQ:
If all of the above wasn't bad enough, checkout this article by Jon Passantino and Oliver Darcy of CNN Business:
Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube scrub platforms of viral video making false coronavirus claims, CNN Business, 28 July 2020.
If the title isn't bad enough, here is a summary of particularly nasty and unnecessary statements by these so-called journalists:
"A video featuring a group of doctors making false and dubious claims"
"published by the right-wing media outlet Breitbart News"
"featured a group of people wearing white lab coats"
"despite the dubious claims running counter to his administration's own public health experts"
"a speaker who identifies herself as a doctor"
The above is not journalism but instead a political agenda. As Dr Gold stated on Twitter "Why are journalists claiming hydroxychloroquine is ineffective when there are numerous studies showcasing its efficacy against COVID-19?"
Regarding the deleted video, FuckBook stated:
"We've removed this video for sharing false information about cures and treatments for COVID-19."
"We're taking action in line with our Covid misinfo policy."
"... violating YouTube's Community Guidelines."
Dr Gold's response on Twitter was "Why are social media company employees with no medical degree or clinical experience censoring the perspectives of practicing physicians?"
Pulling the Plug
On the 28th of July 2020 the company, SquareSpace, hosting Dr Gold's website [www.americasfrontlinedoctors.com] pulled the plug claiming that it was participating in either false, fraudulent, inaccurate or deceiving behaviour:
Dr Gold stated in a tweet on the 28th of July:
"WOW: Our website host @Squarespace has just completely and arbitrarily shut down our website, claiming a violation of their terms of service. We are a group of physicians advocating for a better understanding of COVID-19 and its available treatment options. This is outrageous."
Scrolling through the comments on the above post, this one caught my attention:
"Awesome news. Thank you @squarespace. Because this person and her entire "board" are charlatans."
Dr. Garrett Andrews, @Neuropsychdr
What kind of person makes such accusations and believes in the silencing of free-speech? Adults are grown up enough to be able to judge material for themselves.
By the 31st of July Amerca's Frontline Doctors had a new website up and live:
What a pointless exercise by SquareSpace unplugging their website. Hopefully it did their hosting business a lot of damage.
What's Wrong With These People?
What is wrong with these people suppressing free-speech? Even if what they are saying disagrees with the government narrative, so what? Let people look at all the material and make their own minds up. What is it with these people censoring material? It's a disease worse than COVID-19.
The America’s Front Line Doctors Summit from Washington DC video made its way over to BitChute:
Which begs the question - what is the point of censorship? If millions watch the video before it is deleted, then read the transcript and finally watch the entire video elsewhere - what was the point? A case of removing the video in fact generated greater publicity, resulting in a greater audience and thus undermining the whole point of censorship.
Dr James Todaro stated “If it seems like there’s an orchestrated attack going on against hydroxychloroquine, it’s because there is. When have you ever heard of a medication generating this degree of controversy? ... There is a concerted effort to keep the safety and efficacy of hydroxychloroquine away from the American public.”
Congressman Greg Steube asked Google: “How does a video of doctors talking about a medication they find effective violate YouTube’s community guidelines?”
On the 30th of July 2020 the State of Ohio officially banned pharmacies from giving HCQ prescriptions to patients for COVID-19. In doing so the State of Ohio effectively told its ~30,000 physicians that patients can’t trust them to make the right decisions. Dr Gold made the point on the 29th of July on Twitter "Why are state governors restricting physicians from prescribing an FDA approved medication for 65 years and empowering pharmacies to over-rule your doctor? These actions are unprecedented and have never happened before in medicine."
Presumably due to the bad press the Ohio State authorities were receiving they shortly afterwards withdrew their banning of HCQ. The State governor Mike DeWine issued the following comment on Twitter, stating the decision to prescribe HCQ should be a matter between a doctor and patient:
Video of doctors' group blocked by social media for 'misleading' coronavirus claims, Komo News, 28 July 2020.