YouTube censors viral video of California doctors criticizing “Stay-At-Home” Order; video deleted after getting over 5 million views
Yesterday, we told you about two Californian Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, co-owners of a chain of Accelerated Urgent Care facilities, after they said the current quarantine approach is not based on science and recommend shelter-in-place order be lifted. The thought provoking video immediately went viral racking up over 5 million views on YouTube.
It didn’t take hours before YouTube deleted the video. YouTube has now censored a viral video after the doctors criticized the logic of whether California’s stay-at-home coronavirus order is necessary.
Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi said that after conducting more than 5,000 coronavirus tests they have come to the conclusion that COVID-19 is no more dangerous than a normal seasonal flu and quarantines are not making any difference in preventing its spread.
Erickson said at a press conference last week that businesses should begin to re-open and people should begin to go back to work. He said coronavirus and the seasonal flu are “similar in their prevalence and death rates,” and “now that we have the facts, it’s time to get back to work.”
“Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically no,” he said. “Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. Do we need to test them and get them back to work? Absolutely.”
In the clip, Erickson asserts that there is only a “0.03 chance of dying from COVID in the state of California,” prompting him to ask:
“Does that necessitate sheltering in place? Does that necessitate shutting down medical systems? Does that necessitate people being out of work?”
Erickson also asked why fatalities were being counted as COVID-19 deaths when other ailments were actually more to blame.
“When someone dies in this country right now, they’re not talking about the high blood pressure, the diabetes, the stroke. They’re saying ‘Did they die from COVID?’” Erickson said.
“We’ve been to hundreds of autopsies. You don’t talk about one thing, you talk about comorbidities. ER doctors now [say] ‘It’s interesting when I’m writing about my death report, I’m being pressured to add COVID. Why is that?”
The video was deleted late last night for “violating YouTube’s terms of service.”
The doctors have now re-posted their video on their own channel.
Watch their full press briefing: