by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News
Doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi of Accelerated Urgent Care in Kern County, California refuse to wear masks outside. They say the longer people stay inside, the more their immune system drops.
Local NBC News affiliate KGET in Bakersfield interviewed the two doctors this week (April 2020), and the video of the interview was posted on their Facebook Page where it has already been viewed by almost 3 million people at the time of this publication.
Will Facebook remove it, since these doctors disagree with other health authorities? We are publishing the YouTube version below, although Google is censoring views like this on YouTube also, so it will be interesting to see if they censor something a corporate-sponsored “mainstream” media source has published at the local affiliate in Bakersfield, California.
The doctors are reportedly the owners of the largest testing site in Kern County, California. They’ve tested over 5000 people already for COVID-19.
Some quotes from the doctors:
We both have had extensive classes in microbiology and biochemistry and immunology. We’ve studied this for each of us 20 years.
And we take everything that we’re seeing today, and put that against that back drop and say: “Does this make sense?”
Are we following the science? We keep hearing “following the science.”
What is the science essentially? It’s the study of the natural world for experiment through observation.
So that’s what we’re doing. We’re studying the disease around us, or making observations.
We’re doing testing experiments to figure out exactly what’s on.
And so this has caused some severe disruption for Accelerated as we have people coming in 7 a.m. until midnight.
Typically you quarantine the sick. When someone has measles, you quarantine them.
We’ve never seen where we quarantine the healthy, where you take those without disease, and without symptoms, and lock them in (their) home.
Based on the volume of data they have collected and observed over the past two months, they say:
Does it necessitate the shut down, loss of jobs, destruction of the oil companies (Bakersfield is a big producer of petroleum), furloughing doctors?
If you have no symptoms, you should be able to return to work. Are you an asymptomatic virus shedder? Maybe. But we can’t test all of humanity.
Is the flu less dangerous than COVID? Let’s look at the death rates. No, its not. They’re similar in prevalence and death rate.
Regarding sheltering in place:
As I shelter in place, my immune system drops. You keep me there for months, it drops more.
The secondary effects, the child abuse, alcoholism, loss of revenue – all of these are, in our opinion, significantly more detrimental thing to society than a virus that has proven similar in nature to the seasonal flu that we have every year […]