Monday, August 02, 2021

Why We Cannot get Accurate Health Advice

UK BBC reports:
YouTube has barred Sky News Australia from uploading new content for a week, saying it had breached rules on spreading Covid-19 misinformation. ...

Sky News Australia is owned by a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp and has 1.85 million YouTube subscribers. The ban could affect its revenue stream from Google. ...

A spokesperson told the Guardian it "did not allow content that denies the existence of Covid-19" or which encouraged people "to use hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus". Neither has been proven to be effective against Covid.

The videos in question "did not provide sufficient countervailing context", the spokesperson said.

There is a lot of legitimate medical opinion in favor of using hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin to treat or prevent the virus. By suppressing it, it becomes hard to know what to believe. We know that official CDC advice has been wrong many times.

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