This video titled “Dr. Erickson COVID-19 Briefing”, is worth taking 52 minutes to watch in its entirety since it has been watched millions of times and censored on the major social media platforms. I am a father and have shown my children this video and we have used it as a teaching moment to cover areas like science & immunology, statistics, and a range of spiritual as well as real-life implications too!
Click on these links and you will see that this information has been censored. Why you might ask. If you don’t care then you probably would be better served by turning on the Cable Television and resume brainwashing mode.
YouTube has stated what was so egregious and why it was taken down so please follow the excellent report from 23ABC News Bakersfield here. I am grateful that they have not submitted to pressure to take down our right to quality information and alternative viewpoints. Alarmingly this report makes clear it was censored for the content “ …contradicted the guidance of the local health authority“. Since when is the local health authority, and their espoused doctrine, the “way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6)? Furthermore, the statement goes on to say, “ clear policies against COVID-19 misinformation“. Who made YouTube the arbiter of what is misinformation? Have they got a monopoly on truth?
The viral video sparked a debate over shelter-in-place orders and instead of suppressing opposing views, the sensible thing would be to encourage the free exchange of ideas so the people can hold the politicians accountable for their actions. Regardless of how you feel about their views, they are protected by the 1st amendment in the USA. Elon Musk, of Tesla, not exactly someone I align with politically, raised similar concerns and is worth review in the 23ABC piece.
True to form, the MSM launched their visceral attack upon the same doctors who have been for the past month slavishly working on the front lines to combat this pandemic. CNN’s headline makes it clear they have abandoned objective reporting.
“Dubious coronavirus claims by California doctors condemned by health experts”
Here is a case in point, “The doctors, who are not epidemiologists and who own and operate urgent care centers in the Bakersfield area, …”. This statement is misleading. True they are not epidemiologists BUT they are qualified because they operate urgent care centers and therefore have seen many patients who have been exposed to viruses. They never claimed in the video to be epidemiologists. They said they had studied epidemiology. Furthermore, the grammar employed makes it unclear if they, in addition to not being epidemiologists, are also not owners of urgent care centers OR the are not epidemiologists but they are urgent care center operators. Why does the writer say they made dubious claims? Why not simply say controversial claims. I ask the writer directly, when did the two doctors say this virus was not dangerous?shows her cards when she says this video “struck a chord with those itching for states to ease stay-at-home orders”.
While the “experts” who provide a “widespread” condemnation of the doctors’ approach make a valid point, namely you should start with a random sample and extrapolate thereafter”, it is hard to take the conclusion that this approach is as useless as they suggest. Sometimes in life, far from the ivory towers, you make do with what you have, you make trade-offs and assumptions. The data they have is of people who have come to the clinic and that shows a 6% COVID-19 infection rate. If they sampled a random population the number would undoubtedly be lower but that is the data they have, observable, measurable, scientific. I have a question for the experts who have dismissed these two doctors, while they have been treating patients and up until 3 AM researching, why haven’t you conducted a random sample to ascertain what the real infection rate is in a population per state? Most can guess why not, it does not serve the interest of staving off fear. The MSM wants us to be afraid folks. They want this fear to persist and continue into election time in November so that they can get mail-in ballots and crook their way back into the White House.
The American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) and the American Academy of Emergency Medicine (AAEM) issued a forceful joint statement that attacks the credibility of the doctors. Listen to this, “As owners of local urgent care clinics, it appears these two individuals are releasing biased, non-peer reviewed data to advance their financial interests without regard for the public’s health…”. It appears the doctors are advancing their financial interests! How is it that these nameless experts can impune the motives of doctors who have sacrificed in this pandemic? How dare they say it’s because they are crooks? Or that they have no regard for public health? These doctors explicitly make very plain that they are not talking about NYC and they never deny that the human toll is real and tragic. This statement is a mischaracterization of their statements and whenever we have seen this kind of blindsided irrational attack on someone we as a society should take note!
The next statement tells us much more about the motives behind this smear piece, “Health officials in Kern County, where Bakersfield is located, also said they disagreed with the claims made by Erickson and Massihi.” OK – that’s great, who are they? Let’s have their names. As long as we don’t have the names of these faceless and nameless so-called health officials, I would prefer to believe the named honorable doctors!
For those who don’t have the time to listen to it word for word, I have here a timeline where the most notable information is stated so you can skip to that time in the video. I aim to serve!
Introduction: These two Accelerated Urgent Care doctors, Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi have studied and practiced medicine in Bakersfield, California here present an “ER / Physician / Entrepreneur perspective”. They called for the press share lessons learned over the past two months (March – April 2020) with the hope of influencing policy and what an effective approach might be going forward.
“Do we need to still shelter in place? Our answer is emphatically [SIC] no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no. Do we need to test them and get them back to work? Yes, we do,”
Are we following the science: ‘study of the Natural World through experiment and observation’
- 01:50 Our volumes have dropped significantly, the hospitals there ICU’s are empty essentially, they’re shutting down floors, they’re furloughing patients, they’re furloughing doctor’s
- 02:01 The health system has been evacuated in certain places
- 02:03 New York the health system is working at maximum capacity
- 02:08 In California we are really at minimum capacity. We are getting rid of our doctors and nurses because we just don’t have the volume
- 02:19 We are busy with paperwork for COVID, we are all busy with COVID,
- 02:40 Because COVID has become the focus, people with heart disease, people with cancer, hypertension, and various things that are critical are choosing not to come in based on fear.
- 02:54 So what that is doing is causing the health system to focus on COVID and not focus on a myriad of other things that are critical because we don’t have the staff there and the major complaint is fear
- 02:54 People are saying: “I don’t want to go get seen by my doctor what if I get the COVID?”
- 03:02 There are a lot of secondary effects to COVID that aren’t being talked about so we would like to look at how we have responded as a nation and why we responded.
- 03:11 Our first initial response a few months ago was a little bit of fear
- 03:13 We decided to shut down travel to and from China – these are good ideas if you don’t have any facts
- 03:20 We decided to keep people at home and isolate them
- 03:24 even though everything we’ve studied about quarantine typically you quarantine the sick
- 03:29 when someone has measles you quarantine them
- 03:34 we have never seen where you quarantine the healthy, where you take the healthy those without disease and without symptoms and lock them at home.
- 03:39 So some of these things from what we have studied from immunology and microbiology are not really meshing with what we know as people of scientific minds that read this stuff every day.
- 03:51 So that’s kind of how we started, we don’t know what’s going on we see this new virus how should we respond So we did that initially
- 03:58 and over the last couple of months we’ve gained a lot of data typically in Kern county for instance. We’ve tested 5213 people and we have 340 positive COVID cases.
- 04:15 Well that’s 6.5% of the population which would indicate that there is a widespread viral infection similar to flu
- 04:24 we think it is kind of ubiquitous throughout California, we are going to go over those numbers a little bit to kind of help you see how widespread COVID is and see how we should be responding to it based on its prevalence in Society. Existence of cases we already know about.
- 04:39 So if you look at California these numbers are from yesterday:
- 04:42 We have 33865 cases out of a total of 28 900 total tested. That’s 12% of Californians were positive for COVID.
- 05:00 As you know the initial models were woefully inaccurate. They predicted millions of cases of death, not a prevalence or incidence but of death, that is not materializing what is materializing in the state of California is 12% positives.
- 05:16 We have 39.5 million people. if we just take the basic calculation and extrapolate that out that equates to about 4.7.million cases throughout the state of California.
- 05:25 Which means this thing is widespread, that’s good news.
- 05:32 we’ve seen 1227 deaths in the state of California with the possible prevalence or incidence of 4.7 million. that means you have a 0.03% chance of dying of COVID in the state of California.
- 05:57 Does that necessitate shelter in place? Does that necessitate shutting down Medical Systems? Does that necessitate people being out of work?
- 06:09 I also wanted to mention that 96% of people in California that get COVID-19 with almost no significant continuing medical problems.
- 06:22 2 months ago we didn’t know this so I’m going to bring it to light now because we are sharing our own data. This data isn’t filtered through someone, this is our own data.
- 06:32 We found 6.5% and California has found 12% so the more you test the more positives you get so the prevalence number goes up and the death rate stays the same.
- 06:46 so it gets smaller and smaller and smaller so as we move through this data, what I want you to see is millions of cases, a small amount of death and you will see that in every state.
- 07:00 And since we’re talking about following the science, we’re going to follow the statistics and follow the science.
- 07:06 So I’m going to look at New York State – they’ve been on the news a lot right? and the numbers are Critical cases of COVID as of yesterday:
- 08:31 In New York the ones they tested they found 39% positive.
- 09:06 This is a 0.1% chance of dying from COVID in the state of New York. and they have a 92% recovery rate if you are indeed diagnosed with the COVID-19, 92% of you will recover.
- 09:16 We’re seeing millions of cases, a small amount of death, millions of cases, a small amount of death and the reason I’m making that point is we are going to compare this to flu and say is this significantly different to influenza A and B and if not, then why has the response been what it is?
- 09:42 We have tested over 4 million. If you studied globally what is happening that’s double what any other country, (Germany is a 2) I realize that their populations are lower; but the fact that we were able to ramp up to 4 million is impressive which gives us a 19.6% positive out of those that were tested for COVID-19. 64 million it’s a significant amount of people with COVID.
- 10:14 It is similar to the flu if you study the numbers from 2017 to 2018, we had 50 to 60 million with the flu and we had a similar death rate
- 10:24 The deaths in the United States with 43545, similar to the flu of 2017 to 2018
- 10:35 We always have between 37 and 60 000 deaths in the United States every single year – no pandemic talk, no shelter in place, no shutting down of businesses, no sending doctors home – that’s flu deaths to clarify.
- 11:07 And we don’t necessarily report all your flu deaths. We do thousands of flu tests every year, we don’t report everyone because the flu is ubiquitous and to that note, we have a flu vaccine and how many people even get the flu vaccine?
- 11:20 The flu is dangerous it kills people, so just because you have a vaccine doesn’t mean it is going to be everywhere
- 11: 26 and it doesn’t mean everyone is going to take it because we see every year that we have a vaccine and I would say that 50% of the public doesn’t even want it. so just because you have a vaccine, unless you force it on the public, doesn’t mean they’re going to take it.
- 12:38 When you bring up the system of lock-down you automatically have to compare it to a system of no lock-down: Sweden or Norway. Norway has locked on, Sweden does not have lock-down. What happened in those two countries? Are they vastly different? Did Sweden have a massive outbreak of cases? Did Norway have nothing?
- 14:56 You have a 0.03% death as a citizen of Norway and a 97% recovery. The numbers are a little bit better. Does it necessitate shutdown, lots of jobs, destruction of the oil company, furloughing doctors? That is the question I have for you and I think the answer is going to be increasingly clear as we move through this data.
- 15:20 the next thing I wanted to talk about is the effects of COVID-19: the secondary effects. curved 19 is one aspect of our health sector.
- 15:30 What has it caused to have us be involved in social isolation? Child molestation is increasing at a severe rate. We can go over multiple cases of children who have been molested due to angry family members who are intoxicated, who are home, who have no paycheck. These things last a lifetime.
- 15:56 This isn’t about the seasonal flu. These are things that will follow these people and affect them in a negative fashion for their life.
- 16:13 Spousal abuse: we see people coming in here with black eyes and cuts on their faces. it is an obvious abusive case. These are things that will affect them for a lifetime, not for a season.
- 16:40 Alcoholism, anxiety, depression, suicide. Suicide is spiking, education has dropped off, economic collapse.
- 17:07 Now we want to compare the flu virus, is this significantly different?
- A 0.13% chance of death from flu in the United States. The lethality of COVID-19 is much less: 0.02% with a 0.1% chance of death in New York. It is similar to the flu. Widespread with a small amount of death.
- 18:13 I would like to go over some basic things on how the immune system functions so people have a good understanding.
- 18:29 The immune system is built by exposure to antigens, viruses, bacteria
- When you are a little child crawling on the ground, putting stuff in your mouth, viruses and bacteria come in and you form an antigen body complex Igg, Igm, this is how your immune system is built.
- 18:42 When you take human beings and say: “go into your house, clean your counters, Lysol them down” – You are going to kill 99% of viruses and bacteria.
- “wear a mask, don’t go outside” – what does that do to our immune system?
- 19:14 Our Immune system is used to touching. We Share bacteria and we develop an immune response daily to the stuff. When you take that away for me, my immune system drops. As I shelter in place, my immune system drops. If you keep me there for a month, it drops more and now I’m at home handwashing rigorously, washing the counters, worried about things that indeed I need to survive.
- 19:57 Q: Is quarantining and social distancing is worse for us?
- A: It decreases your immune system. You can’t build an immune system. If somebody has a reduced immune system, you hide them away because they can’t build an immune system.
- 20:05 If somebody has a normal functioning immune system you need interaction. When a child is in a womb, you are in this protected environment, when you come out, you have almost no immune system. You develop that through touching your mouth, touching your eyes, this is how you build a strong immune system.
- 20:25 Q: Do you think people are worrying too much?
- A: Of course they are but that’s from Media telling them to. I am telling them shelter in place decreases your immune system and then as we all come out of sheltering place with lower immune systems and start trading viruses and bacteria what do you think is going to happen?
- 20:39 Disease is going to Spike, and then you have got the spike amongst the hospital system with furloughed doctors and nurses. This is not the combination we want to set up for the Healthy Society, it doesn’t make any sense.
- 20:55 Q: So is Dr. Fauci wrong when he says that COVID-19 is showing to be nearly 10 x deadlier than the flu?
- 21:03 A: Initially maybe that was true, but again I’m going through the numbers. I’m not saying who is wrong or right, I’m going through the science and through the numbers and I like you have been watching media and studying this for 2 months night and day.
- 21:15 I go to bed at 3 a.m. in the morning, everyday Ii read after my shift and I say: “what is going on here?” I’m seeing patients every day and I’m collecting my own data. I didn’t have data 2 months ago. I just shared my data: 6.5% of all patients we have tasted are positive.
- 21:42 Q: Do you think you guys know more than the top immunologists in the entire United States and that every country in the world has got this wrong and you’ve got this right?
- 21:54 A: I’m sharing the data. I’m not saying we’re right, somebody’s wrong.
- 21:58 Q: so your conclusions from that are different from what the top doctors worldwide are concluding – why is that?
- 22:03 A: They had no data. the data is coming in.
- 22:06 Q: Are you saying that the US government has no data?
- 22:10 A: I’m saying you have to give the data time. From December until now, there was tons of hypothesis, you have to let the data work, let the virus rise up and then we study it and we see – did we respond appropriately?
- 22:23 Initially the response, fine shut it down; but as the data comes across and we say: “now wait for a second, we have never ever responded like this in the history of the country, why are we doing this now?”
- 22:34 Q: And you don’t think there are also studying that data and the data is even more accurate and more timely than what we are getting in Kern county?
- 22:52 A: I think your question is valid and obviously Dr. Fauci is a world-renowned immunologist and a lot of the data that they originally gave us was the original because coronavirus is a new virus.
- 24:02 We studied coronavirus since the seventies. So this type of coronavirus that came out was first and foremost transmissible through human beings and that was new and I think anytime you have something new in the medical community, it sparks fear.
- 25:37 Is social isolation warranted for the Healthy?
- 25:38 Q: I understand that you guys are drawing different conclusions from the same data – why is that?
- 25:48 A: because we’re actually seeing the patients. Dr. Fauci hasn’t seen a patient for 20 years.
- 26:05 He’s not seeing patients, he’s in an Ivory Tower and we have the world of respect for him, he’s a world-renowned immunologist, two different things he’s an academic Academics and reality are two different things.
- 26:22 We are just presenting our data and our opinion as medical professionals in this community.
- 26:29 Q: So you are not necessarily talking about a community in say Manhattan?
- A: No I haven’t been to Manhattan for 20 years.
- 26:45 Q: why do you think that we are taking these measures?
- 27:01 A: As a leader, you listen to the people around you and they make decisions on different timelines so governor Gavin Newsom has people around him telling him that we think this is the best move for now.
- 27:30 Nobody talks about the fact that coronavirus lives on plastics for 3 days and we are all sheltering in a place. Where did you get your water bottles from? Costco. Where did you get them plastic shovel from? Home Depot. Those are phomites and carriers of the disease. So you take your family sheltering in place that you think is safe and you’re taking phomites with a disease that they’re shown for 3 days – are you protecting yourself from COVID? Does that make sense to you? It doesn’t make sense to me.
- 29:02 We wear masks in an acute setting to protect us – we’re not wearing masks, why is that? We understand microbiology, we understand immunology and we want strong immune systems. I don’t want to hide in my home, develop a weak immune system, and then come out and get a disease. We have both been in the ER through bird flu and swine flu, did we shut down for those? Were they much less dangerous than COVID? Is the flu less dangerous than COVID? Let’s look at the death rates, no it’s not. They are similar in prevalence and death rates.
- 29:37 So we are saying that our response now that we know the facts, it’s time to get back to work it’s time to test people.
- 30:05 What’s interesting to me, when someone dies in this country right now, they’re not talking about the high blood pressure, diabetes, the stroke, they say: “Did they die from COVID?”
- 30:13 We’ve been to hundreds of autopsies karma you don’t talk about 1:16, you talk about comorbidity.
- 30:30 To be so simplistic to say that it is a COVID death because they had COVID. Do you know how many people die with pneumonia? How many people die with flu? We aren’t pressured to test for flu, but ER doctors now, my friends that I talked to, it’s interesting when I’m writing my death report, I’m being pressured to add COVID – why is that? Why are we being pressured to add COVID? To maybe increase the numbers and make it look a little worse than it is? I think so.
- 30:10 This is what I’m hearing from Physicians that I talked to everywhere.
- 31:14 Q: So you think Physicians are being pressured to make the numbers look worse than they are?
- 31:20 A: They are being pressured to edit to the diagnostic list.
- 32:28 Q: Are you saying it is only necessary for some individuals to be quarantining but for healthy individuals, it is not?
- A: Exactly
- 32:41 If You are young and healthy, why would you quarantine yourself? It doesn’t make any sense? You quarantine the ill.
- 32:50 Q: 20 say that one of the reasons to do that is because so many people are asymptomatic and they may take it home and spread it to someone who is immune-compromised?
- 33:04 A: Sure, 25% of patients who have COVID are asymptomatic which is why we advocate for widespread testing. To open the economy, you have to have widespread testing, that number one – there’s no question about it.
- 33:16 Historical if you look at biblical times, if you look at leprosy, they isolated the sick, hey didn’t isolate everybody else. So isolating the healthy just doesn’t make sense in our opinion.
- 33:40 There are two ways to get rid of a virus: either it burns itself out or herd immunity. For hundreds of years, we relied on herd immunity. Viruses kill people, end of the story. Flu kills people, COVID kills people but for the rest of us, we develop herd immunity. We develop the ability to take the virus in and defeat it and for the vast majority, 95% of us around the globe, this is true. It is not statistically significant if we lock down or not so why are we doing it?
- 34:10 Q: Do you think it is safe for the state to lift the lock-down?
- A: Yes
- 34:15 Q: Do you think it is safe to be outside right now?
- A: Yes I’m going out right now with no gloves and no mask.
- 34:28 The building blocks of your immune system are viruses and bacteria, end of the story. That’s how you build it.
- 34:34 There’s normal bacteria and normal flora that we have to be exposed to. Bacteria and viruses that are not virulent are our friends, they protect us against bad bacteria and viruses.
- 35:35 We all need normal flora and what Dr. Erickson is saying is that when you are self- isolating for two or 3 months, you lose that normal Flora so I guarantee you when we reopen there’s going to be a huge amount of illness that is going to be rampant because our immune systems have weakened.
- 38:16 The data is showing us it is fine to lift, so if we don’t lift, what is the reason?
- 40:31 We do the majority of testing for Kern county for COVID and our folks, we have a couple of employees that are working night and day in this community.
- 44:24 From our perspective let’s start reopening the businesses up, people need revenue, they need the food chain.
Instead of debating on the merits of the common-sense arguments expressed the MSM advances their narrative and shuts down all other non-compliant voices like this TV anchor in Arizona who is receiving heat for publishing this information.
Flyover America and most sane people around the world see through this deception. We will prevail. We will not be silenced.