Doctors Calling For Reopening Of Country Get Censored, Americans Fight Back

The two California urgent care physicians who took YouTube by storm with a coronavirus fact-based video last weekend are now being censored. The video platform removed all of their content. The doctors, Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, followed up their newfound YouTube fame by making an appearance on Laura Ingraham’s Fox News show. Well, patriotic Americans aren’t standing for the censorship and are fighting back, which is making leftists go nuts. You’ll love this.

Drs. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi (Photo Credit: YouTube/Screenshots)

YouTube has taken down a video of two doctors from Bakersfield, California. They held a press conference calling for the reopening of the country. According to the Google-owned video platform, the doctors “violated community guidelines.”

The doctors, Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi, operate out of an urgent care clinic in Bakersfield. Citing fatality statistics in California, the doctors argued that the Chinese virus has proven less deadly than anticipated.

“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,” said Dr. Erickson. “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,” he added.

The doctors made their case in a 50-minute press conference, which was uploaded to YouTube. The Google-owned video platform has since taken the video down, replacing it with a message stating that the content violated its community guidelines.

23ABC News Bakersfield, the news station that uploaded the video, confirmed that the first part of the press conference is no longer available on YouTube. The news station said it has submitted an appeal to YouTube but has yet to hear back.

Dr. Erickson said that the focus on the coronavirus was drawing medical resources away from other urgent problems. Many Americans have put off serious treatments like chemo-therapy or getting cancer screening.

This makes no sense at all. Since when is fact-based information from licensed physicians against anyone’s “community guidelines?”

After Americans learned this video was being removed, many made sure it ended up on other platforms. YouTubers also copied the video and published it to their own channels in defiance.

Well, Americans were rightly outraged at YouTube.

“Please take one and pass them to the rest of the class. We don’t need Youtube to get the word out there,” Tron Simpson.


“We need legislation similar to anti trust laws to keep powerful media (making a fortune off their platforms) from this blatant biased censorship,” tweeted David Arcano.

“CENSORED by YouTube: Tweet/Retweet it using your God-given Twitter Hammer >’Chinese Virus proved less deadly than anticipated’ >’0.03% chance of dying from CV19 in California’ >’Focus on CV19 draws medical resources away from other urgent health problems,'” tweeted Sunny Day.

“So YouTube removes any videos that question government doctrine on medicine — even if the dissenting view is articulated by actual medical professionals. What next? We won’t be allowed to talk about what YouTube is doing?” tweeted Michael Hurd.

@YouTube how a video based on data analysis and scientific facts goes against the ‘community guidelines’ of your platform? Clearly, you are part of the problem and great example of the manipulation agenda of the media,” tweeted Dagmar Torres.

The good doctors also made waves with leftists with their appearance on Fox News

“Dr. Dan Erickson and Dr. Artin Massihi, co-owners of Accelerated Urgent Care in Bakersfield, Calif., joined “The Ingraham Angle Monday to discuss a series of videos questioning whether California’s stay-at-home order is necessary,” Fox News reports.

“0.03 chance of dying from COVID in the state of California,” Erickson says in a recent video. “Does that necessitate sheltering in place? Does that necessitate shutting down medical systems? Does that necessitate people being out of work?”

“When someone dies in this country right now, they’re not talking about the high blood pressure, the diabetes, the stroke. They’re saying ‘Did they die from COVID?'” Erickson says in another video.

“We’ve been to hundreds of autopsies. You don’t talk about one thing, you talk about comorbidities. ER doctors now [say] ‘It’s interesting when I’m writing about my death report, I’m being pressured to add COVID. Why is that?” he added.

“Something else is going on here. This is not about science and it’s not even about COVID. When [authorities] use the word ‘safe’ — if you listen to the word ‘safe’, that’s about controlling you.'” Dr. Erickson concluded.

If the most populated state in the nation is finding their statistics are almost the opposite of the epicenter of New York and New Jersey, then isn’t it time we started opening up those states which have similar findings?

We aren’t saving lives by putting off reopening the country. Social distancing is not meant to save lives, it is meant to not overwhelm the hospital systems with a slew of patients all at once. A coronavirus vaccine is not a sure thing. In fact, we have no vaccine for the many coronavirus strains in existence. The reality is in the next 12 months the coronavirus will be back. The good news is it is not the death sentence we first thought it was based on faulty models.

However, we are ensuring many lives are destroyed by economic hardships if we continue these lockdowns for another month. This is why Americans responded to these two urgent care doctors who were truly speaking truth to power.

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Rebecca Diserio is a conservative writer and speaker who has been featured in numerous high profile publications. She's a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Lakewood, CA and worked as a Critical Care Registered Nurse at USC Medical Center. A former Tea Party spokesman, she helped manage Star Parker’s campaign for US Congress and hosted a popular conservative radio show where she interviewed Dr. Alveda King, Ann Coulter, David Limbaugh, and Michelle Malkin. A police widow, she resides in Southern California.