People all across the globe intrust their health to their Doctors. We respect their opinions and generally follow their medical advice...after all, THEY are Doctors and we are NOT! Doctors in every corner of the world have take an oath to do NO HARM and their entire purpose is to help and heal a body whether physically or mentally. Now the really interesting thing about the Hippocratic Oath that most people are unaware of is that the ancient Greek physician Hippocrates inspired a body of medical papers commonly called Of the Epidemics, and in this body of work is where this, "Practice two things in your dealings with disease: either help or do not harm the patient." Epidemics, Book I, of the Hippocratic school.
There is much speculation as to who actually said what, and for this writing, I really don't care who said what...the point is the irony to which body of work this saying derives from; "OF THE EPIDEMICS." Now, the fun of being a research writer is that I have the great joy of learning so much about whatever I am looking into and in this case I have fallen down the rabbit hole of the etymology of the word, epidemic...epidemios and the evolution of that word. But for time sake and attention span realities, I am simply going to hop around with my original intentions of this discourse. But come on, isn't it interesting that the book is called, "OF THE EPIDEMICS"?
Practicing Medicine Without a License!
I think we have all experienced that greyed-out image on a post with the caveat, "False information--Checked by independent fact checkers."
So here we have facebook wielding its authority to make a claim that what Dr. David Samadi is saying is NOT TRUE! What if this were my doctor? What if I trusted Dr. Samadi for my health care needs and Facebook was flat-out telling me NOT TO TRUST what MY DOCTOR is telling me? Aren't we supposed to, "Trust our doctors?"
I think we should see what Dr. Samadi is stating in the post that Facebook, without any medical training is censoring. But first, who is Dr. Samadi? "David B. Samadi is a board-certified urologist, and the former Chairman of Urology and Chief of Robotic Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital." Oh wait there is more, "Urologic Oncology Expert and Robotic SurgeonDirector of Men’s Health at St. Francis Hospital, Roslyn, NY."
"David Samadi is a world renowned urologist and front runner in prostate cancer treatment and Robotic Assisted Laparoscopic Prostatectomy or RALP, a type of surgery commonly used to treat men with prostate cancer. He specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of prostate cancer, bladder cancer, kidney cancer and other urologic diseases."
Samadi seems legit! Like a "real" doctor!
Ok, so back to my question...what if Dr. Samadi was my personal Doctor and the people at Facebook and Twitter are telling me that MY DOCTOR is not to be trusted and that he is disseminating LIES! What if this "warning" caused me to believe facebook and I stopped going to the doctor all together because, well...Facebook says that so many of them are Liars! What if I had cancer and Dr. Samadi was treating me and I just stopped going...because LIES. And what if the opinion of Facebook and Twitter caused me to distrust all doctors and I didn't treat my cancer and then died from it, would Facebook be liable? Are they practicing medicine without a license? Are they causing the death of THOUSANDS by persuading people that their doctors are lying to them?
And it is not just Dr. Samadi that these Social Media gods are censoring...it is literally ANY DOCTOR, ANY SPECIALIST ANY EXPERT that opposes the narrative that Hydroxychloroquine is dangerous...any expert that claims HDQ to be a life saving drug for those suffering from THE COVID...Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, etc seem to be acting like our personal Doctors, telling us what and who we should believe and what and who we shouldn't when it comes to our healthcare. Is Mark Zuckerberg a Doctor? Does he employ a staff of doctors or medical experts that have the qualification and the malpractice insurance to emphatically state that all these doctors and medical experts are all lying? Isn't Dr. Samadi qualified in his medical profession to make a statement regarding a particular drug?
What about the Frontline doctors? They are all experienced physicians and well respected by their peers as well as their patients. What type of damage, both mental and physical have these social media giants done to the patients of these doctors? Facebook, Youtube and Twitter are flat out telling people, and more specifically patients of these doctors, "DO NOT LISTEN TO YOUR PHYSICIANS, THEY ARE LIARS!" How can this possibly happen? It seems to me that these media entities are practicing medicine without a license! How else could they make a claim that these medical professionals are wrong unless they were doctors themselves?
Practicing Medicine Without a License?
"Laws vary by state, but practicing medicine without a license is illegal in all states. Common sentences range from one to eight years in prison, depending on whether it's a misdemeanor or felony offense. Many judges will also impose fines in addition to prison sentences." Allow.com
"Finally, if a person is knowingly practicing medicine without a license, and a "patient" is injured as a result, that can be enough to justify punitive damages. A judge and jury might find that the unauthorized practice was so offensive that the offender could have to compensate the victim not just for the actual harm caused, but also to pay additional penalties for intentionally deceiving the victim. This is akin to what might happen in a civil fraud case." Allow.com
"While any instance of practicing medicine without a license is a crime, some actions are more dangerous or harmful than others and states have laws that provide additional penalties for such acts. For example, a state may prohibit anyone from advertising his or her services as a physician as the illegal practice of medicine. That state may also have a law that provides for a harsher penalty if the illegal practice of medicine resulted in someone's financial, physical, or psychological harm. If someone dies as a result of the illegal practice of medicine, more serious charges, such as manslaughter, can apply." criminaldefenselawyer.com
Now are these Social media outlets really "practicing medicine without a license?" It seems to me that they are claiming that certain, board certified doctors, and some experts in their fields are spreading, "false information." In essence they (Facebook, Youtube, Twatter, etc) are claiming to be the experts or passing off the censorship to a third party and even to facebook users who claim that something is a lie, simply because they "don’t believe to be true" it. But the bottom line, the actual assumed responsibility is NOT the "3rd party fact checkers" or the snippy social media Karens, it is Facebook, Youtube, Twitter... If you put a greyed out page over MY DOCTORS post, claiming that what he or she said is, "false information" then I may believe that my doctor is not capible of treating me, or ANYONE for that matter! This could certainly cause me to lose faith in the medical community at large. After all, I TRUSTED MY DOCTORS and now...what they have to say is called, FALSE? What if they were treating me with Hydroxychloroquine...WILL I DIE NOW?
ABOUT FACEBOOK'S FACT CHECKING
"Fact-checking partners do not prioritize claims that are inconsequential or consist of minor inaccuracies. Additionally, the program is not meant to interfere with individual expression, opinions and debate, clearly satirical or humorous content, or business disputes."
"Our program includes several key steps:
- Identifying false news: We identify potential misinformation using signals, like feedback from people on Facebook, and surface the content to fact-checkers. Fact-checkers may also identify content to review on their own.
- Reviewing content: Fact-checkers will review content, check its facts, and rate its accuracy. This happens independently from Facebook, and may include calling sources, consulting public data, authenticating videos and images, and more.
- Clearly labeling misinformation, and informing users about it: We apply a label to content that’s been reviewed by fact-checking partners, so people can read additional context. We also notify people before they try to share this content, and people who have shared it in the past.
- Ensuring that fewer people see misinformation: Once a fact-checker rates a piece of content as False, Altered or Partly False, it will appear lower in News Feed, be filtered out of Explore on Instagram, and be featured less prominently in Feed and Stories. This significantly reduces the number of people who see it. We also reject ads with content that has been rated by fact-checkers.
- Taking action against repeat offenders: Pages and websites that repeatedly share misinformation rated False or Altered will have some restrictions, including having their distribution reduced. They may also have their ability to monetize and advertise removed, and their ability to register as a news Page removed for a given time period." Facebook.com
Who are these Fact checkering "partners"?
We see Lead Stories is the number one fact checking "partner" and just up until quite recently they only had 2 employees. Are they board certified doctors? Do they have the credentials to CLAIM that Dr. Samadi is lying? Do they even have the legal right to make such a claim. But what if it was Science Feedback that censored Dr. Samadi? Their site claims that they are a consortium of P.h.D's, scientists and doctors. Now I don't know if that is true or not...just because it is on the internet doesn't make it true! But let's just say they are and let's assume it was them who said Dr. Samadi was a liar and all the Frontline doctors were also liars; wouldn't this constitute a type of slander or libel? All of these American doctors must have a combined doctor/patient relationship into the upper THOUSANDS! How many people saw the "fact checking" greyed-out page that claims all these doctors were lying? How many people went to youtube to see their doctor giving their professional opinion on hydroxychloroquine, only to see a black screen with the words, "This content has been removed for false information." How did this affect them, mentally? I would say, a GREAT DEAL! But I am NOT a doctor. If I were however, and Facebook was telling MY PATIENTS that I am a liar, there would be some serious hell to pay! I would also hope that my patients filed a class action suit against any social media outlet that would slander me, not only jeopardizing my career, but tarnishing my good name and perhaps seriously harming my patients!
WE KNOW THE AGENDA!
Who would have ever guessed that social media outlets like Facebook, Youtube and Twitter would wield more power than the Mainstream media does? With one major difference. The MSM tells us what to believe whereas the owners of social media stops us from seeing the truth. Although their ultimate outcome is exactly the same...Progressive, Liberal, Socialist Propaganda. Now regarding the use of HDQ to cure THE COVID is a prime example of how far these censors of the truth will go to push their political agenda's and their specific narratives. Take the day President Trump had a press conference; one of his weekly Coronavirus updates and he talked about HDQ being used to treat the Coronavirus. You see Trump has access to information all over the world...his medical teams, dept. of defense bio labs and heads of state. Many medical professionals were sharing information regarding the use of Hydroxychloroquine with the Presidents medical staff. They knew this drug worked because it had show great healing properties in 2005 when the original SARS-CoV came flying out of China: "Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) is an emerging disease that was first reported in Guangdong Province, "China, in late 2002. The disease rapidly spread to at least 30 countries within months of its first appearance..." ncbi.nlm.nih.gov
And the headline of this Medical Journal, put out by the US National Library of Medicine:
Chloroquine is a potent inhibitor of SARS coronavirus infection and spread
Virol J. 2005; 2: 69.
Published online 2005 Aug 22. doi: 10.1186/1743-422X-2-69
We report, however, that chloroquine has strong antiviral effects on SARS-CoV infection of primate cells. These inhibitory effects are observed when the cells are treated with the drug either before or after exposure to the virus, suggesting both prophylactic and therapeutic advantage. In addition to the well-known functions of chloroquine such as elevations of endosomal pH, the drug appears to interfere with terminal glycosylation of the cellular receptor, angiotensin-converting enzyme 2. This may negatively influence the virus-receptor binding and abrogate the infection, with further ramifications by the elevation of vesicular pH, resulting in the inhibition of infection and spread of SARS CoV at clinically admissible concentrations.
Chloroquine is effective in preventing the spread of SARS CoV in cell culture. Favorable inhibition of virus spread was observed when the cells were either treated with chloroquine prior to or after SARS CoV infection. In addition, the indirect immunofluorescence assay described herein represents a simple and rapid method for screening SARS-CoV antiviral compounds.
Everyone in the medical field who was practicing in the early 2000's KNEW that Hydroxychloroquine treated this "new COVID" virus that came from China in 2002! Guess who else knew about this drug being effective in treating COVID? Yep, you guessed it, The Fauci demagogue himself. So Trump wasn't just guessing about the affectedness of HDQ and it really wasn't simply just a "hunch." Trump KNEW that this drug was going to work because it had worked on an almost IDENTICAL Virus (SARS CoV) 15 years prior!
I challenge everyone who reads this to BLAST this link all over Social Media and see if it gets taken down as, "False Information!"
You can also check out this video from 2015 describing a vaccine that was created for the SARS virus that, believe it or not originated in CHINA...CHHHHIIIIIIINNNNNAAAAA! And while you're at it, take a look at the comments under the video.
The damage is being done!
This virus isn't new and there is an effective treatment that costs pennies to produce. We really must wonder who is actually behind these Social Media Monsters...who is urging them to censor all the medical professionals who are trying to save lives with hydroxychloroquine? Are these media outlets practicing medicine without a license by covering up and censoring MEDICAL information put out by reputable doctors, claiming their professional opinions and personal experience using this drug is a HOAX? Can they be sued for slander or liable. We all know that this is political simply because Trump was the one who announced this drug to the world in connection to treating THE COVID. Are people needlessly suffering and dying in the UNITED STATES because of politics. In my personal opinion, YES!
Here is the reality that these Social Media Monsters need to know. There WILL be ramifications for their GROSS MISCONDUCT, there will be lawsuits from people who are currently being treated with Hydroxychloroquine that may stop taking their medication because Facebook, Youtube, Twatter have all claimed it to be a bad drug...they are irresponsibly claiming that medical professionals are liars even though they share their personal experiences and their professional opinions. I can't wait to start reading about the lawsuit the little old lady in Roslyn, NY brings because she is now, too afraid to see her doctor because Facebook called him a FAKE! I look forward to seeing all the ramifications and legal suits that will be brought against these purveyors of social media.