CENSORSHIP! YouTube Yanks Another Video From Expert Questioning Coronavirus Lockdown
State officials put guidelines in place that were the complete opposite of what should have been done in the country’s fight against the coronavirus, an authoritative epidemiologist told the “Todd Starnes Show” on Monday.
Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, the former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University, appeared on the show after he became the latest victim of the YouTube censor police that appear to track any expert not in complete lockstep with the country’s top disease doctor, Anthony Fauci. Wittkowski said apparently Youtube has little interest in “advocating democracy.”
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Wittkowski’s video that prompted the response was one where he questioned the merits of the lockdown when considering the virtues of herd immunity and how to achieve it in the fastest way possible.
Wittkowski told Todd Starnes, the best-selling author and show’s host, that the COVID-19 virus was the first time that the healthy were isolated and the vulnerable exposed, which he said was the opposite of what the country should have done. He pointed to the disaster that took place at nursing homes in New York.
“It should have been a no-brainer to isolate the nursing homes to prevent the virus from entering,” he said. “Instead, New York City, New York State, for instance, the nursing homes were left open, and actually forced to take in people coming from hospitals and spreading the virus and schools were closed, even though children are virtually at no risk.”
Wittkowski said the exposure would put the world on a fast-track to herd immunity.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo, the New York Democrat, has been widely criticized for nursing home deaths. Nicole Malliotakis, a Republican assemblywoman in the state, told Fox News that she wants a federal investigation into the governor’s nursing home order following the deaths of thousands in the state.
Cuomo said Sunday that no one should be prosecuted for deaths in New York, including at nursing homes.
Wittkowski is not the first health professional to face the wrath of the video content giant. Last month, two doctors from California had their videos banned after questioning the merits of the country’s lockdown to limit disease transmission.
“Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? No. Do we need to test them and get them back to work? Yes we do,” Dr. Dan Erickson, one of the doctors said in the clip.
Some critics of the government’s response say there’s good reason to question some of the decisions and said there’s little tangible evidence that the lockdowns were effective in disease transmission.
Wittkowski said it is unclear how exactly the video violated YouTube’s standards.
“They don’t tell you. They just say it violates our community standards,” he said. “There’s no explanation for what those standards are or what standards it violated.”