Pentagon Confirms Second Chinese Spy Balloon, Here's Where It Is
Wait...That's When Biden's People Will Brief the 'Gang of Eight' About the Chinese...
Florida Takes Action Against Venue That Hosted Provocative 'All Ages' Drag Show
Dying to Escape Socialism
GOP Lawmakers Call Out Biden For Putting His Relationship With China Over the...
Phoenix Is Policing Super Bowl Speech, but Not Violent Crime
DirectTV’s Attack on Free Speech
The Left’s Corruption of Rodgers & Hammerstein
Wildly Irresponsible Congressional Dems Still on TikTok as of 2023
Trump, DeSantis or Haley? Recent Polls Show Where Americans Stand on the Issue
Elon Musk Wins Big Victory In Lawsuit Regarding 2018 Tweets
Sen. Hawley Demands Investigation Into Biden's Troubling Response to Chinese Spy Balloon
Joe Manchin Looking to Work With Republican Senate Colleagues, Will It Save Him...
Hakeem Jeffries Claims Socialism Would 'Undermine' the Democrat Agenda
Trump Promises to Punish Doctors, Hospitals Who Provide Irreversible Gender Transition Car...
Tipsheet

Big Tech Removes a Video From Prominent Think Tank For Contradicting WHO on Coronavirus

AP Photo/Jeff Chiu, File

The Hoover Institution at Stanford University is one of the most prominent think tanks in America, and its fellows are some the most accomplished in their respective fields. But that doesn’t matter to Big Tech. YouTube recently removed a June 23 interview its senior fellow Dr. Scott Atlas did with Hoover because it goes against the World Health Organization’s position on the Wuhan coronavirus.

According to Avik Roy, president of the Foundation for Research on Equal Opportunity, the decision was made because the video “contradicts the World Health Organization or local health authorities’ medical information about COVID-19.”

In the interview’s description it explains that Atlas is not “COVID-19 denier” but that the “one-size-fits-all approach we are currently using is overly authoritarian, inefficient, and not based in science.” Moreover, he argues “an economic shutdown, and all of the attendant issues that go along with it, is a terrible solution.” The transcript is still available here.

As Mollie Hemmingway pointed out, the decision to remove this is “utterly terrifying” because the WHO has a track record of being wrong “with alarming frequency.” But beyond that, in America, there must be the ability to hear other perspectives.

Atlas has continued to be a much-needed voice against the prevailing coronavirus wisdom. In a recent op-ed, he reminded readers that "only 0.2 percent of U.S. deaths have been people younger than 25, and 80 percent have been in people over 65; the average fatality age is 78." We've come a long way since Spring and yet the economy isn't fully open, he said. 

"While the lockdown may have been justified at the start, when little data was known, we know far more about the virus today," Atlas concluded. "It’s time we use all we have learned and all we have done to reopen our schools and our economy safely and get back to restoring America."

Join the conversation as a VIP Member

Recommended

Trending on Townhall Video