Two doctors from California held a press conference in April calling for the end of the lockdown. YouTube removed the video. According to one of those doctors, Dr Dan Erickson, YouTube censoring that video increased suspicions and made it more widespread.
This week, Dr Erickson said that YouTube’s effort to stop his and Dr Artin Massihi’s message did not work. He said that while addressing the public at the “White Coat Summit” held by “America’s Frontline Doctors” in DC on Monday.
“When we did our initial press conference it went to about 5 million and then they’d had enough, so they pulled it down and it went to Bitchute…. But it got shared so many times they were having trouble because people had recorded it on all kinds of devices and were re-sharing.”
“Sometimes, when they take it down, that negative attention causes a lot of positive movement … It got shared all over the place.”
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“I almost think that the censorship caused an increased spread, because all different countries, heads of state were calling, wondering why we were taken down, and very interested in the topic at that point.”
At the time, Erickson and his colleague argued that the fatality rate of COVID-19 was so low that a lockdown was unnecessary.
“We have 39.5 million people, if we just take a basic calculation and extrapolate that out, that equates to about 4.7 million cases throughout the state of California. Which means this thing is widespread, that’s the good news. We’ve seen 1,227 deaths in the state of California with a possible incidents or prevalence of 4.7 million. That means you have a 0.03 chance of dying from COVID-19 in the state of California,” said Erickson.
In the press conference, Erickson, who owns a clinic in Bakersfield, said that the rising number of cases is causing unnecessary fear. He suggests that most people get better without much progression of the disease.
“A case is a person, healthy, that tested positive. The vast majority. But the public hears cases and thinks, ‘Oh my goodness. These are sick people!’ No, the vast majority — 99.8 percent of people get through this with little to no progressive or significant disease.”
Therefore, according to Erickson, people should stop focusing on reported cases but on hospitalizations and “appropriately coded” deaths.
He also talked about the lockdowns and said that they were successful but “in all the wrong metrics.”
“Was the lockdown successful? I say yes, very successful. Successful in things like this. Anxiety hotline calls up 1000 percent. Child abuse, both sexual and non [non-sexual] up. Financially, emotional distress, suicide, Alcohol. 150,000 Americans a month not receiving cancer screening. It’s been effective alright, in all the wrong metrics — in all the areas we didn’t want it to be effective.”
The video of Erickson’s press conference has also ironically been scrubbed from social media platforms today.