Two California doctors may start revolution with calm questioning of extreme measures
Editor's Note: This article was removed two days after original publication because some questionable data analysis points in the presentation by the two doctors were discovered. The problem was investigated and the article re-posted with this Editor’s note on May 12. We believe that the video presentation by Dr. Erickson and Dr. Massihi contains valuable information that deserves to be heard, especially with regard to the grave medical, financial, psychological and social effects of the prolonged lockdowns. However, we also acknowledge that some critics have rightly pointed to certain flaws in the data analysis used by Erickson and Massihi to argue that the death rate for coronavirus is "less than" the seasonal flu. In brief, the doctors fall into the error of "sampling bias." The doctors take the data we have on the percentage of those who have been tested and who have tested positive, and then extrapolate that figure to the entire population. However, the problem with this approach is that those who have been tested in the U.S. do not constitute a random, representative sample of the population. Because only those who show symptoms of the virus, have recently traveled, or been in contact with someone with the virus are being tested, they are much more likely to test positive than the average person.
The risk is that any extrapolation based upon such a biased sample would lead to an artificially low fatality rate. While it is true, as two doctors note, that the death rate from coronavirus is almost certainly significantly lower than the early estimates suggested, there is also considerable evidence that it is higher - even much higher - than the seasonal flu, especially for people in at-risk populations. Given the complexity of a pandemic of a novel virus, it may be many months before we know the truth with any degree of certainty. In the meantime, however, we believe that Drs. Erickson's and Massihi's perspective deserves to be heard, while acknowledging that no perspective is likely to be perfect at this stage.
April 24, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – Two California doctors may have started a revolution against the Wuhan virus extreme mitigation policies with their calm, very sincere, scientific-based and statistics-emphasizing presentation in a press conference two days ago. Dr. Artin Massihi and Dr. Dan Erickson are with Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield California.
The comments from viewers at the bottom of this article were taken from underneath the Facebook page under which their video was posted. They give you an idea about what they revealed and how many are responding to their presentation.
The video has been taken down by YouTube for “violating community standards”, but it can still be viewed (The first video discusses Facebook taking down the original video. Click the middle, right side arrow on that video to load the original press conference. Click again at the end of that video to see their second video) on the website of the television station that recorded the presentation and posted it to Facebook.
I have constantly felt, from the beginning of this pandemic, that there are many things that do not add up about the unprecedented and devastating measures that have been put in place to try to stop this novel virus. They were all based on trying to prevent the high numbers of model-estimated deaths that have clearly all proven to be dramatically wrong.
Because of this I recently wrote the article, “Are globalists using coronavirus crisis as battering ram to destroy, remake world order?” The article has received far more Facebook likes and readership than any article I have written in over 20 years for LifeSite. Many are clearly sensing the same things.
The doctors note that the scientific and statistical evidence does not at all justify the general public becoming as terrified of this virus as they are and as the media continues to make them feel every day.
These two men note, from the evidence they present, that the chance of most of the public dying from the Wujan virus is actually very low and that, overall, it does not seem much worse than the seasonal flu. However, it is definitely now known that for persons with the frequently noted pre-existing health conditions, the virus has been very dangerous and that is where the larger majority of the greater than normal number of recorded deaths for an annually occuring virus have come from.
One of the crucial things they highlight is that we normally do not isolate healthy people during a disease outbreak. During this pandemic, both the sick and the healthy or otherwise vulnerable are being forced to endure substantial isolation that results in many negative and even life-threatening outcomes, such as increased suicides, child molestations and dangerous addictions.
They also warn this extended indoors isolation out of the sun and fresh air will weaken the immune systems of healthy people to the point that they will be more susceptible to the Wuhan virus and other communicable diseases after the isolation is ended. This could cause an unexpected flood of otherwise avoidable, seriously ill patients into hospitals when the isolation period is ended..
More and more people are asking “why are we doing all of this?,” “What has been the real benefit of it, if any,” and “can we keep going on like this for much longer without causing massive social, economic and even health damage that could take years to recover from?”
These two doctors have taken a heroic risk in being publicly honest about what they have been seeing, experiencing and asking themselves, as they have seen too many people with serious health issues dangerously avoiding hospitals because of unwarranted fear of infection, while far fewer people are dying from the virus than they realize.
Read the comments below that were posted under the first of the two videos. The Part 2 Video is much shorter than Part 1. And then watch both parts. (See note above indicating the videos have been removed by Facebook but can be viewed on the television statin website)
There is a new, May 1st video of the two doctors clarifying their original remarks and adding new information. Like the original two videos, this one has also gone viral on the Internet.
Then contact your elected representatives and, for Americans, also contact the president at WhiteHouse.gov.
Viewer comments posted under the video
- These are the smartest, most logical and most professional doctors we are seeing right here. No other doctors are speaking truths like these two fine examples of boldness and professionalism. Facts!!
- Huge respect to these 2 doctors speaking out and exposing this nonsense. I'm seeing more and more medical professionals speaking up.
- Unfortunately the masses aren't really interested in the facts.
- Brilliant Doctors who actually care about the truth instead of just a paycheck. This exposes the PLANdemic and needs to be shared worldwide!
- The reporters love saying, trust the science, until the science doesn’t match up with their agenda. Love that the truth finally seems to be coming out.
- The job of the journalists is to keep the COVID scare going.
- You know what's sad about this..? In the current state of people's minds, they probably won't believe it.
- Now u see why they wanted only people with symptoms to test. So it would manipulate the real numbers
- Medicare pays hospitals more when a patient dies of covid-19! Thats why the hospital admin is pressuring doc to add it to the cause of death.
- The condescending tone and rudeness of the first reporter show how angry they are with real science and immunology!
- As a retired Neurosurgeon, my hat's off to these two physicians! They are spot on!
- These two should be around Trump. Not the completely corrupt Fauci and Brix.
- So proud of MY ER Doctors in this video!! May God watch over them, as exposing the lies can be detrimental to one's well-being.
- When someone is talking BS to you it leaves a bad feeling. When someone is speaking the truth it leaves a good feeling. These guys should be on national tv for all.
- reporters are thinking. " this does not fit the narrative we are going with "
- We all need to ask just what the hell is going on here.
- If something needs to go viral, I guess this is it.
- Those of us out there, with common sense and are not wearing masks, going out often, will be the ones taking care and helping those that cowered in the irrational fear that the media, and the WHO and CDC has spread everywhere. Kudos to those of you that didn't cower in fear.
- Love "not science" disarming the Big Lie of Fauci, Scarf lady, Bill Gates.
- Dr. Massishi is a brilliant man too as well as Dr. Erikson, they're both heroes. This video is a gamechanger, we should share it as much as possible and listen twice to be able to memorize quotes and content from it to share with others. I'm glad that that the two doctors are so calm and well able to explain it even with these aggressive reporters trying to catch them out.
- Thanks for making and uploading this fantastic video.