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YouTube Bans DeSantis COVID-19 Roundtable Challenging Lockdown Consensus

Only President Trump is more despised by the Left than Governor Ron DeSantis. That is because DeSantis will not subscribe to the Left’s pro-lockdown policies, that have devastated much of the country. Today, the MSM and big tech are on a relentless pursuit to smear and censor DeSantis any way they can. The Left knows that if DeSantis runs for POTUS in 2024, he will trounce President Biden or Vice President Harris. Can you imagine President Biden on the debate stage with DeSantis?

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YouTube censors DeSantis COVID-19 roundtable challenging lockdown consensus

By The Blaze, April 8, 2021

YouTube has removed a video of a public health roundtable hosted by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis (R) with a panel of scientists and researchers who challenged the effectiveness of COVID-19 lockdowns and masks, claiming the discussion violated its Community Guidelines.

The roundtable, which took place at the state Capitol on March 18 and was streamed and posted to YouTube by WTSP-TV, featured former Trump White House coronavirus adviser Dr. Scott Atlas, epidemiologist Professor Sunetra Gupta, and researchers Dr. Jay Bhattacharya and Dr. Martin Kulldorff.

The scientists and researchers discussed how public policy measures adopted during the pandemic to mitigate spread of the virus, including quarantining healthy people, shutting businesses down, and mandating mask-wearing, were inspired in part by fear rather than by scientific evidence.

Dr. Bhattacharya called lockdowns “the single biggest public health mistake in history” and argued they failed to protect vulnerable populations like senior citizens from contracting COVID-19. The panel discussed evidence that contradicted some studies that suggest lockdowns may have saved millions of lives globally.

The experts also disputed the effectiveness of mask-wearing, offering various opinions that differed from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for preventing spread of COVID-19.

Jeffrey A. Tucker, writing for the American Institute for Economic Research, was the first to notice that YouTube had removed the video.

“With no warning, no announcement, and no explanation, YouTube on April 7, 2021, suddenly deleted the entire video from its platform,” Tucker wrote Wednesday. “Once hosted by WTSP Tampa Bay, an NBC affiliate, it originally appeared as embedded in a story on WTSP.com.”

“AIER embedded that same video on our story about the event, along with the first and still the only full transcript of the event. In the late afternoon, the video appeared completely blanked out,” he reported.

Tucker harshly criticized YouTube’s actions.

“When the CDC and WHO began to contradict themselves on many issues, among which included immunities and their source, YouTube took a different direction, curating the ‘science’ themselves and deleting any video that its employees didn’t like,” he wrote.

 

 

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