BREAKING: YouTube deletes LifeSite video, shuts down channel for one week

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November 20, 2020 (LifeSiteNews) – YouTube has removed from LifeSite’s channel a video containing audio of a well-respected doctor discussing the uselessness of masks and widespread public hysteria over the coronavirus, calling it “medical misinformation.”

The offending video was nothing more than an audio presentation of comments made originally by Dr. Roger Hodkinson, a distinguished medical doctor and medical director of Western Medical Assessments. Hodkinson is the former chairman of the Royal College of Physicians of Canada Examination Committee and Pathology in Ottawa.

Dr. Hodkinson gave the comments at a public city meeting in Canada last week, and slated the state imposed lockdowns, which are supposedly to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

He stated, “There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It’s outrageous. This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to contain this virus.”

“Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue-signalling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time,” said Hodkinson.

LifeSite’s video of Hodkinson’s words was taken down almost immediately, and YouTube stated that the video had violated its policy of “medical misinformation.” YouTube stated that such a violation goes against its “community guidelines.”

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