YouTube silences prominent epidemiologist for opposing coronavirus lockdowns

Wednesday, May 20, 2020
By Paul Martin

by: Ethan Huff
Wednesday, May 20, 2020

In its fight to stamp out “misinformation” about the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19), Google-owned YouTube has silenced a prominent epidemiologist whose opinions and ideas about the pandemic contradict certain facets of the official narrative.

Dr. Knut M. Wittkowski, the former head of biostatistics, epidemiology and research design at Rockefeller University, was featured in a video about the virus that was recently posted to YouTube before being quickly removed from YouTube for violating the tech giant’s “community standards.”

The 65-year-old expert in viruses is a vocal critic of so-called “social distancing” and other government-imposed measures that supposedly aim to fight the pandemic. He has repeatedly warned that such measures are not helping but rather prolonging the crisis – and for this he is no longer welcome on YouTube.

About the time that a video of Dr. Wittkowski explaining all of this reached about 1.3 million views, YouTube pulled it down and banned it, just like it has done to many other videos and channels over the years.

In Dr. Wittkowski’s view – and keep in mind that the guy holds two doctorates, one in computer science and the other in medical biometry – the best response to the Wuhan coronavirus is to basically let it do its thing. Most people will not even develop symptoms, and thus will never even know they have it. The small percentage of people who do get sick will also largely recover, while those with the highest risk can simply stay at home until the worst of it has ended, if they so choose.

“With all respiratory diseases, the only thing that stops the disease is herd immunity,” he stated in the now-deleted video. “About 80 percent of the people need to have had contact with the virus, and the majority of them won’t even have recognized that they were infected.”

You will not encounter this type of censorship at, by the way, which is hosting the Plandemic film that has also been deleted and banned by YouTube.

As usual, YouTube provided no explanation as to why Dr. Wittkowski’s video was removed

In speaking to the New York Post about his video’s removal, Dr. Wittkowski was perplexed, to say the least. He said that all he did was share with viewers his understanding as to how viruses work while presenting an alternative approach to dealing with this current pandemic, which apparently is not allowed.

“I was just explaining what we had,” he stated. “They don’t tell you why. They just say it violates our community standards. There’s no explanation for what those standards are or what standards it violated.”

Another possible reason that Dr. Wittkowski got the axe from YouTube is because he has likened the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) to a “bad flu,” an opinion that YouTube and other tech giants have stated in the past “is problematic.” Everyone is apparently expected to believe that this crisis is the worst thing to strike the world since the Holocaust, and all must respond with cowering trepidation to the government’s demands.

“Anything that goes against [World Health Organization] recommendations would be a violation of our policy and so removal is another really important part of our policy,” admitted YouTube CEO Susan Wojcicki during a recent interview with CNN.

While Dr. Wittkowski’s viewpoints may not be in the majority, they do align with what has been implemented in Sweden, where “social distancing” and societal shutdowns were never implemented.

Facebook is also going after people and groups that it deems as spreading “dangerous” information. The company has reportedly been working with state governments in California, Nebraska and New Jersey to remove event pages for anti-lockdown gatherings.

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