A physician’s message about low pediatric deaths from COVID-19 was blocked from Facebook for violating “community standards on spam.”
Dr. Tracy Høeg, sports, spine, and regenerative medicine doctor responded to a poster’s question about the infant mortality rate due to COVID.
Dr. Høeg told users following her account that there were 19 infant deaths due to COVID in April, a number that is rapidly declining.
“Part of the reason I have (for the most part) left Facebook is they delete my post/responses that are factual, which I triple check,” she wrote. “I was responding to a question about what the number of pediatric deaths were due to COVID in April. I don’t feel like directly citing numbers from CDC and AAP should be deleted as spam, but maybe that is just me. I have moved to Twitter FYI.”
Dr. Tracy Høeg recently testified in a school safety hearing in New York that school-aged children were more likely to get COVID in their local community than at school.
Social media giants like Facebook have acted as arbiters of truth for COVID-related information, suppressing content that does not fit their doomsday narrative.
Congressman Roger Marshall M.D. (R-KS), a licensed physician, was previously censored by Facebook for discussing CDC information about the virus.
“A Facebook post published on Sunday afternoon by U.S. Congressman Roger Marshall, M.D. discussing updated COVID-19 death data released by the CDC was removed Monday night by Facebook without notice or explanation,” KNSS reported at the time. Marshall explained later on Facebook that his earlier post had “discussed the new data published by the CDC showing that only 6% of deaths were due solely to COVID-19, while the remaining 94% of deaths had two or more underlying health conditions.”
Marshall slammed Big Tech’s watchdog filtering discussions about COVID, saying, “Social media companies should not be allowed to censor science that they disagree with.” He added that such behavior was nothing less than “corporate censorship, pure and simple.”
“As a physician, I believe in discussing all data, options, and research with my patients,” he concluded. “This was data published by the CDC, but unfortunately did not fit the narrative that the left and the liberal media want us to believe. We cannot allow social media companies to determine what we do and not learn about this virus. Americans deserve to be informed.”
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