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YouTube Endangering American Lives by Silencing Potentially Life-Saving COVID Treatment

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Empowered by its accessibility and international popularity, Google’s YouTube has done more to proliferate the misfortune and plight of the coronavirus pandemic than most individual actors could muster alone.

This claim may not be quantifiable. But if in times of emergency and turmoil we choose to value principles of free and tolerant discussion, transparency and the merits of evidence, then YouTube’s decision to act as an omnipresent arbiter is not one with which Americans ought to agree.

The company’s obsession with remaining orthodox has led it to fixate on control. Its incessant desire to remain in the right judgment is, in fact, its fundamental flaw. All at the expense of only human life, the establishment’s narrative must maintain its preeminence.

Using the tool of censorship, YouTube has silenced voices who merely want to conduct a conversation, which could save lives.

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YouTube’s “medical misinformation policies” forbid discussing a drug commonly known as ivermectin. Discovered by Andy Crump and Satoshi Ōmura in the late 1970s, this now widely used and cheaply produced drug helps treat tropical diseases caused by parasitic worms.

According to an academic paper published in the Proceedings of the Japan Academy of the Physical and Biological Sciences, ivermectin has “been used to successfully overcome several … human diseases and new uses for it are continually being found.”

Sharing company with penicillin and aspirin, ivermectin has earned itself a reputation of being a “wonder drug” that is argued to have one of the “greatest beneficial impact[s] on the health and wellbeing of Mankind,” according to Crump and Ōmura.

The drug is topically produced around the world, with no one enterprise maintaining a patent on production, allowing the drug to maintain its efficacy, accessibility and cost-effectiveness.

A Crisis Intensifying

When the coronavirus pandemic arrived on the scene, besetting the everyday lives of billions, health experts and regular people alike began searching for available treatments. Some physicians found success in treating patients with ivermectin.

One physician, Dr. Pierre Kory, ventured to the Senate Committee on Homeland Security on Dec. 8, 2020, to share critical information about a “highly effective protocol for preventing and early treatment of COVID-19.”

In his testimony, Kory shared 11 data points which indicate that ivermectin could be a potential solution to the global pandemic.

Despite the drug’s supposed efficacy, however, it received little attention — compared to hydroxychloroquine — from media outlets, health care agencies or notable public health officials.

In fact, the data was regarded as dangerous misinformation, which could harm the populous and indignify the public health establishment itself.

The establishment, for reasons yet undetermined, launched an informational counter-attack. With its well-funded agencies, its corporate resources and newly trained social police force, the merits of ivermectin were declared unimportant and ignorable.

On Dec. 11, 2020, two days after the Senate meeting, The Associated Press published an article titled, “No evidence ivermectin is a miracle drug against COVID-19.”

The 14 paragraph fact check — which assessed the claim that “ivermectin ‘has a miraculous effectiveness that obliterates’ the transmission of COVID-19” — argued that, in addition to hydroxychloroquine, there is no evidence that ivermectin works to treat or protect against the virus.

Of the two experts cited, both agreed that the research supporting ivermectin was anecdotal and could not prove its reliability on humans.

The studies are “a far cry from an in vitro lab replication to helping humans,” noted Dr. Nasia Safdar, the medical director of infection prevention at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospital.

In addition to those claims, the fact check appealed to the advice of the public health authorities, warning the general public to stay away from the drug, as it was not approved for the treatment of COVID-19.

The AP concluded its assessment of ivermectin by informing readers of a couple in Arizona who used chloroquine phosphate, an additive in hydroxychloroquine, to self-medicate from the virus.

“The woman became gravely ill and the man died,” the publication wrote.

For what reason is the efficacy of hydroxychloroquine discussed in a fact check about ivermectin? Who cares? This is about ivermectin.

The article’s glib tone reflects a sentiment that, even if you come across information that surprises or interests you, it is best to allow the fact-checkers to decide what is worth investigating. There is no mention of the clinical trial evidence for COVID-19.

The interests of the most powerful companies and governments in the world benefited from the production and distribution of a newly designed treatment and preventative. As early as 2018, the Trump administration had allocated public funds to research the development of new vaccine technology. When the pandemic hit, it was merely an adaptation of a plan that was already in place.

Google and Youtube’s shared medical misinformation policy tells users to not post any content that recommends the use of ivermectin for treatment or prevention for COVID-19, as it is a removable offense. This policy follows guidance from both local health authorities and the World Health Organization.

YouTube has silenced any voice — popular or reclusive — that has dared to speak the name of ivermectin on its platform in a positive light.

Dr. Kory’s testimony in the U.S. Senate was removed from YouTube, along with other videos from the chamber, according to Wisconsin Republican Sen. Ron Johnson’s recent Op-Ed in The Wall Street Journal.

A few months later, ABC News reported that the senator was suspended from YouTube for violating the company’s policies about mentioning the drug.

According to a YouTube spokesperson, “We removed the video in accordance with our COVID-19 medical misinformation policies, which don’t allow content that encourages people to use Hydroxychloroquine or Ivermectin.”

After Johnson, other notable spokespeople for ivermectin encountered the ire of YouTube’s censors. Bret Weinstein and Heather Heying, a pair of biologists and hosts of the DarkHorse podcast, have dedicated multiple episodes of their multi-hour podcast to educate listeners on the merits of ivermectin, examining studies and speaking with guests.

The episodes which shed light on ivermectin got removed.

Episodes appearing with such guests as Kory, Dr. Robert W. Malone and Steve Kirsch have also been removed, despite affirming YouTube’s commitment to include context about evidence for and against the various methods of treatment.

This censorship is unnecessary and proliferates mental indigence among the general public that enfeebles its capacity to resolve for itself. People must be equipped, enlightened and informed to make their own judgments about treatment.

A free society does not exist in this circumstance.

But this battle is not one that the people shall entitle the government to fight. The current situation is one in which big business and big government share interests and will go to lengths to manufacture and distribute a narrative that benefits those interests — which do not usually align with the interests of the American people as a whole.

As Weinstein has noted, if ivermectin was deployed to treat and prevent COVID-19 topically, it would give society an additional cushion to reach herd immunity. At the very least, expert discussion about potentially life-saving technologies should not be removed.

For what reason was ivermectin shelved, its supporters shunned?

According to the Food and Drug Administration’s emergency use authorization, “as demonstrated by the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the U.S. government has coalesced government agencies, international counterparts, academia, nonprofit organizations and pharmaceutical companies to develop a coordinated strategy for prioritizing and speeding development of the most promising vaccines.”

The only means by which the emergency use authorization could be accomplished was if “there are no adequate, approved, and available alternatives.”

If ivermectin would have been examined as an effective alternative, there is a possibility that novel vaccines may not have been manufactured. While ivermectin sits unpatentable, the establishment’s set of financial interests led them to pursue vaccine production — and those interests are worth protecting.

YouTube is spreading misinformation. Its role as information arbiter is nothing more than an attempt to act paternalistically — and it is costing lives.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

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'The View' Co-Hosts Who Tested Positive for COVID Didn't Even Have It

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A disturbing incident on ABC’s “The View” spotlights an alarming problem with current coronavirus protocols.

On Friday — just moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to appear in person — “The View” co-hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were abruptly rushed off stage amid revelations that they had tested positive for COVID-19.

Both Navarro and Hostin are vaccinated.

The Harris interview, which was supposed to be on-set, was changed to a remote interview following an awkward delay.



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Insiders at the left-wing talk show told the New York Post on Sunday that both Hostin and Navarro subsequently tested negative, ruling their first tests a false positive.

“They were pissed because everyone’s been waiting for this big interview for two weeks now, and then it was derailed because of a false positive,” an insider said.

A second source said the incident was especially shocking because producers announced the hosts’ test results on air without their permission.

Not only is that embarrassing, but it’s also unethical to reveal someone’s health issues on national television without their express consent.

“It was not OK. They made the decision to reveal their COVID-19 results in the heat of the moment when they should’ve gone to commercial break,” a second insider told the Post.

“They could’ve stopped and thought about how to handle it, as opposed to being crazy on the air and running around like chickens with their heads cut off,” the source said.

On Saturday, Navarro tweeted that she had tested negative for a third time. This indicates that her initial positive test result on Friday was indeed a false-positive.

Hostin had not commented on the incident, but she and Navarro were back in the studio on Monday.

At the start of Monday’s show, co-host Joy Behar announced that both tests had turned out to be false positives and everyone is “safe, healthy and COVID-free.”

The show’s executive producer, Brian Teta, issued an apology to Navarro and Hostin.

“The View” hosts and staff are tested for the coronavirus multiple times a week. It’s unclear why this measure is necessary when they’re all supposedly vaccinated.

However, the shocking incident from Friday has enraged some employees, who slammed ABC’s sloppy testing protocol as an “epic fail.”

“It was so crazy,” one insider told the Post. “Nobody knew what was going on. Everyone at ABC had a different answer about what was going on.”

The Food and Drug Administration has warned that false-positive results do occur with COVID-19 tests.

“The FDA is aware of reports of false positive results associated with antigen tests used in nursing homes and other settings,” the agency revealed in November 2020.

It issued another warning about false-positive tests eight months later in July.

The alarming regularity of false positives is worrisome because it suggests that infection rates are being artificially inflated.

This stokes public panic and suggests that we’re not being told the truth about the pandemic and the actions taken to fight it.

One Twitter user wrote: “So proof that the number of positive cases is most likely inflated? How many people got one test and went home to quarantine and never questioned it?”

Conservative commentator Christian Walker mocked the delicious irony of the vaccinated co-hosts of “The View” testing positive “after screaming about how the unvaccinated are super spreaders.”

Janice Dean, Fox News’ senior meteorologist, was stunned that “The View” producers apparently announced Navarro and Hostin’s test results without their express consent.

This farcical incident underscores that the fearmongering being fomented by Democrats and their media puppets can boomerang on even the most virtue-signaling COVID alarmists, such as Navarro and Hostin.

In other words, self-righteous vaxxers who attack Americans because they’re unwilling to submit to oppressive vaccine passports are not exempt from becoming victims of left-wing hysteria.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

A disturbing incident on ABC’s “The View” spotlights an alarming problem with current coronavirus protocols. On Friday — just moments before Vice President Kamala Harris was scheduled to appear in person — “The View” co-hosts Ana Navarro and Sunny Hostin were abruptly rushed off stage amid revelations that they had tested positive for COVID-19. Both Navarro and Hostin are vaccinated. The Harris interview, which was supposed to be on-set, was changed to a remote interview following an awkward delay. https://youtu.be/joKE-7DLT8I?t=21 Insiders at the left-wing talk show told the New York Post on Sunday that both Hostin and Navarro subsequently tested negative, ruling their first tests a false positive. “They were pissed because everyone’s been waiting for this big interview for two weeks now, and then it was derailed because of a false positive,” an insider said. A second source said the incident was especially shocking because producers announced the hosts’ test results on air without their permission. Not only is that embarrassing, but it’s also unethical to reveal someone’s health issues on national television without their express consent. “It was not OK. They made the decision to reveal their COVID-19 results in the heat of the moment when they should’ve gone to commercial break,” a second insider told the Post. “They could’ve stopped and thought about how to handle it, as opposed to being crazy on the air and running around like chickens with their heads cut off,” the source said. On Saturday, Navarro tweeted that she had tested negative for a third time. This indicates that her initial positive test result on Friday was indeed a false-positive. Whew! Very thankful to have gotten a third negative PCR test result this afternoon. Headed home to Chacha’s dad. pic.twitter.com/Gg3jY1xQwL — Ana Navarro-Cárdenas (@ananavarro) September 25, 2021 Hostin had not…

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Former Marine Allegedly Kills Deputy, Manhunt Underway Amid Fears His Training Gives Him an Edge

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A Florida deputy died Sunday, two days after he was shot during a traffic stop.

In response to the death of Deputy Joshua Moyers, 29, a Blue Alert has been issued in Florida’s Nassau County for Patrick McDowell, a former Marine suspected of shooting Moyers during a traffic stop early Friday morning just north of Jacksonville, according to WBFS-TV.

Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said doctors tried to save Moyers, who was shot in the face and back, but “there was just nothing they could do for Josh.” On Saturday, Leeper said Moyers would not survive, but was being kept alive until his organs could be donated.

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McDowell, 35, has been on the run ever since. Some say finding McDowell could result in even more death.

“I know he was military trained, and he was a very good student, very professional. I didn’t know anything negative about him,” weapons instructor Del Angelo, who trained McDowell as a security guard, told WJXT-TV.

“We just trained him basically for security response and how to use a handgun for self-defense or for protecting an area and he was very accomplished in his use of a handgun.”

Angelo said he thinks McDowell will make it in the woods.


“He’s very much a survivalist and he’s been military trained on survival and weapons use. So he’s very accomplished at survival and being unrecognized,” he said. “He can’t change his appearance but he can sure hide well and know how to stay out of people’s line of sight.”

According to WJXT, McCowell served in the Marines from 2005 to 2009, deploying twice as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He served in the Marine Corps Reserve from 2009 to 2013, WJXT reported.

Marine veteran Dallas Harpe, a Nassau County resident, said the hunt for McDowell might take some time.

“A man could survive in the woods with the training that he’s got up to 30 days or so,” said Harpe, a small arms and rifle instructor, according to WJXT-TV.

“The most important part of the basic training that would be helping him is when you’re going through infantry training, you’re taught to camouflage yourself, blend in with your surroundings. You’re taught discipline where you can remain absolutely still no matter what’s going on around you and the ability to move quietly through the woods,” said Harpe.

“It looks like there’s a lot of wetlands, so a man could slip through where it’s wet and his scent would be lost to the dogs and that would help him hide. If he walks through water, they’ll lose the scent,” he said.

Police are using heat-seeking technology, helicopters and drones in the hunt.

The technology could defeat training, Harpe said.

“You could have all the training in the world, but you can’t hide your body heat from heat sensors unless you have special material, and I doubt that he has because of the way that he entered the woods,” said Harpe.

A flashlight and a hat believed to belong to McDowell have been found, WJXT reported.

Police organizations are offering more than $50,000 for information the leads to McDowell’s arrest, according to the Tampa Bay Times.

This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.

A Florida deputy died Sunday, two days after he was shot during a traffic stop. In response to the death of Deputy Joshua Moyers, 29, a Blue Alert has been issued in Florida’s Nassau County for Patrick McDowell, a former Marine suspected of shooting Moyers during a traffic stop early Friday morning just north of Jacksonville, according to WBFS-TV. Nassau County Sheriff Bill Leeper said doctors tried to save Moyers, who was shot in the face and back, but “there was just nothing they could do for Josh.” On Saturday, Leeper said Moyers would not survive, but was being kept alive until his organs could be donated. Deputy Joshua Moyers, who was shot in the face and the back, “is not going to survive,” according to Sheriff Bill Leeper. https://t.co/d4BgFvfzUH — First Coast News (@FCN2go) September 25, 2021 “It is with great sadness that I announce Deputy Josh Moyers has passed away this afternoon, September 26, 2021 at 2:19 PM at UF health in Jacksonville. Please keep Josh’s family and fiancé in your thoughts and prayers as we navigate this terrible tragedy.” Sheriff Bill Leeper — Nassau County SO (@NCSO_FL) September 26, 2021 McDowell, 35, has been on the run ever since. Some say finding McDowell could result in even more death. “I know he was military trained, and he was a very good student, very professional. I didn’t know anything negative about him,” weapons instructor Del Angelo, who trained McDowell as a security guard, told WJXT-TV. “We just trained him basically for security response and how to use a handgun for self-defense or for protecting an area and he was very accomplished in his use of a handgun.” Angelo said he thinks McDowell will make it in the woods. BLUE ALERT: Patrick McDowell is accused of shooting and fatally…

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