Frontline ER Doctor From Viral HCQ Video Fired From Job (Updated)
By Tyler Durden
Update: Breitbart News is still unable to post to their 1.4 million followers on Twitter, after the social media giant locked their account for posting the viral video of pro-HCQ doctors at the heart of the latest debate over Silicon Valley censorship.
According to Breitbart, Twitter has yet to respond to their appeal after nearly three days.
Twitter is punishing a news organization for live-streaming a press conference held by a congressman and licensed medical doctors.
Breitbart News lodged an appeal with Twitter on Tuesday afternoon. Nearly 48 hours later, Twitter has yet to respond or restore Breitbart’s ability to post. Twitter has not replied to a Breitbart News request for comment on how long such a review is expected to take.
Just days after the establishment – via its Big Tech partners and liberal media propagandists – entirely disappeared a viral video of a dozen doctors discussing their real-life experiences of treating COVID-19 (and in some cases using the “extremely dangerous” medicine – if mainstream media is to be believed – hydroxchloroquine) and getting children back to school; the founder of “America’s Frontline Doctors” – Dr. Simone Gold – has been fired from her job as an Emergency Medicine Specialist in Los Angeles, CA.
As we previously noted, in the video, Dr. Gold said:
We’re here because we feel as though the American people have not heard from all the expertise that’s out there all across our country.
She is also the head organizer of an open letter signed by more than 600 doctors calling on President Trump to end lockdown. The letter described widespread state orders keeping businesses closed and children home from school as a “mass casualty incident” with “exponentially growing health consequences.”
The video was entirely disappeared from the web (except if you know where to look) within hours, and two days ago, Dr. Gold stated in a recent tweet that:
“Our website host @Squarespace has just completely and arbitrarily shut down our website, claiming a violation of their terms of service.”
WOW: Our website host @Squarespace has just completely and arbitrarily shut down our website, claiming a violation of their terms of service.
We are a group of physicians advocating for a better understanding of COVID-19 and its available treatment options.
This is outrageous. pic.twitter.com/TNwvpbsBGC
— Dr. Simone Gold (@drsimonegold) July 28, 2020
Gold had defended her views – which reflected her real-life experience as a board-certified doctor specializing in emergency medicine, not a journalist playing one on TV! – saying in a tweet that “there are always opposing views in medicine,” but that opposition should not be grounds for censorship.
“Treatment options for COVID-19 should be debated, and spoken about among our colleagues in the medical field,” she wrote.
“They should never, however, be censored and silenced.”
But now, Dr. Gold has lost her job after her employer found out about the viral video where she dared to discuss hydroxychloroquine.
Until what seems like 5 minutes ago I was considered a ‘hero’ [as a frontline emergency physician] with people clapping at what I was doing… but now i have been summarily fired for appearing in what was told to me was ‘an embarrassing video’.
Watch the full interview here:
We wish her luck in any wrongful dismissal suits.