YouTube has removed a video of renowned health care advisor Dr. Scott Atlas, M.D., for apparently contradicting the World Health Organization (WHO) on the efficacy of lockdowns. The video was first posted back in June but was just recently removed.
According to The Blaze, now when viewers attempt to load the video, an error message appears which claims the video has been removed “for violating YouTube’s terms of service.” YouTube, which is owned by Google, has since elaborated further, adding that it was removed because it allegedly “contradicts the World Health Organization or local health authorities’ medical information about COVID-19.”
In a transcript of the video provided by the Hoover Institution, which is still available, Dr. Atlas questions Dr. Anthony Fauci’s assertion, from back in March, that COVID-19 had a mortality rate 10x greater than that of the regular flu. Dr. Atlas also questioned the accuracy of models which had “projected literally catastrophic losses, millions of people dying in the U.S.” That level of loss of life has not occurred.
Dr. Atlas also raised concerns that hundreds of thousands of Americans with cancer may have been negatively impacted by the lockdowns. “650,000 Americans have cancer and undergo chemotherapy right now, currently. Half of them stop getting their chemotherapy… literally thousands of biopsies per week of potential cancers were not done. All scheduled hip replacements, knee replacements were not done… 2/3 to 3/4 of cancer screenings were not done,” he added.
Dr. Atlas may have questioned the conventional, mainstream lockdown mentality at the time, but he’s certainly qualified to share his opinion.
He has a long list of professional credentials and is currently a Special Advisor to the President and a member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force. He is the Robert Wesson Senior Fellow at the Hoover Institution of Stanford University and a Member of Hoover Institution’s Working Group on Health Care Policy. And he received his bachelor’s degree in biology from the University of Illinois in Urbana‐Champaign and an MD degree from the University of Chicago School of Medicine.
“Big Tech is utterly terrifying right now,” conservative commentator Mollie Hemmingway wrote about the censorship of Dr. Atlas on Twitter. “The World Health Organization is not our master and they are dangerously wrong with alarming frequency. Even if that weren’t true, free people must be free to counter them.”
Indeed, the WHO’s response to the coronavirus pandemic has been widely criticized leading to President Trump’s decision to cut hundreds of millions of dollars in funding for the organization back in May.
On January 14, the WHO tweeted that China had found “no clear evidence of human-to-human transmission of the novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV) identified in Wuhan, China.”
And in August, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said that he wanted to use the coronavirus pandemic to combat climate change. The pandemic “has given new impetus to the need to accelerate efforts to respond to climate change. The pandemic has given us a glimpse of our world as it could be, cleaner skies and rivers,” the director said.
What do you think about YouTube’s decision to take down Dr. Atlas’ video? Should Big Tech be able to censor dissenting voices of health experts?
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