Covid-19 information censorship.
To quote Tom Levy, MD, “Probably never before in history has anything or any event mixed fact, fiction, fear, and confusion like the COVID-19 pandemic of 2019-2020. Political and medical ‘experts’ have been in abundance, primarily regurgitating the same message as though it was something new every time they get interviewed: wash your hands, maintain social distancing, and wear a mask as much as possible. And the public and the news media always take great comfort that an “expert” told them the truth. Trouble is, you can always find another “expert” of equal credentials who will offer a completely contradictory perspective.”
The establishment (i.e., US government agencies and vested interests like hospital associations, pharmaceutical companies and their trade groups) are firmly committed to the drug approach to “health”. Low-cost nutritional prevention and natural remedies are viewed as bad for business. Because of the establishment’s enormous power (e.g. FDA / FTC regulations) and deep pockets (think big pharma’s many billions spent every year in marketing and lobbying), they have the ability to put a squeeze on information sources that detract from their narrative. Dr. Joseph Mercola’s popular website is one of many valuable information resources to receive a FDA warning letter. Government agencies also circle their wagons. OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) in May 2021 first announced that employers who required covid-19 vaccinations would be required to record vaccine side effects and might be held liable for them. Shortly after, the agency abruptly did a 180 shift and said they would not enforce that rule because they did not want to appear to be discouraging vaccination efforts.
And the feds and drug companies enjoy the active support of a biased mainstream media and sneaky opinionated social media. Whistleblowers at Facebook/Instagram recently detailed internal policies to omit or at least cast doubt on any post or comment that could possibly contribute to “vaccine hesitancy”—even if the information presented is factually true! It is quite alarming that dissident voices are not debated but so often summarily shut down. The expert can even be banned completely from platforms like Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube. Lawyer, John F. Kennedy, JR, a brilliant and fearless champion for the environment as well as health freedom, was thrown off of Instagram entirely without notice.
In an especially alarming move, in May 2021, Senator Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and Senator Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico asked Facebook and Twitter to throw 12 important alternative medicine information sources totally off their platforms. I was horrified to read the list (I included links to those that I’m familiar with): Joseph Mercola, DO, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., Ty and Charlene Bollinger, Sherri Tenpenny, DO, Rizza Islam, Rashid Buttar, Erin Elizabeth, Sayer Ji, Kelly Brogan, MD, Christiane Northrup, MD, Ben Tapper, and Kevin Jenkins. These folks look at the science in a more balanced and helpful way than the government’s pharmaceutical-influenced experts and they are courageous activists. We must protect their freedom of speech and our right to know the whole story…follow the science, yes, but who gets to pick which science to follow? This page tells how easy it is to tell your elected legislators to resist this blatant and dangerous censorship.
- Amazon has banned Jeff T Bowles’ great book, 16 Fascinating Covid-19 & Spanish Flu Mysteries HOW TO EASILY PREVENT THE NEXT PANDEMIC. It is Amazon’s right to sell whatever they want, but in this case, they are in effect killing people by depriving customers of this life-saving information. The author, Jeff T. Bowles has more integrity than Amazon and is offering an e-book version that title at no charge until Amazon repents. Download it HERE.
- Andrew Kaufman, MD a professor of psychiatry, molecular biologist, and expert witness spoke out in London about misleading information about covid-19 and his objection to the shutdown. YouTube took the video down, but it is still available AT THIS LINK.
- My chiropractor, Andrew Shepherd, DC, was spreading the truth about helping your immune system with vitamins, exercise, sleep, and an organic whole food diet. His YouTube and Facebook accounts were shut down.
I could include a much longer list of examples of useful (even lifesaving) information being censored but you get the idea. It is very scary. How can we make informed decisions with only one side of the debate?