Tuesday on the Fox News Channel’s Fox & Friends, Fox News Medical Contributor and Clinical Professor at NYU Grossman School of Medicine Dr. Marc Siegel reacted to the Twitter files revelations on how the pandemic was handled, stating that government censorship “is on the road to totalitarianism,” and “once you started with the term misinformation, the term mandate soon followed.”
Siegel stated, “Censorship, especially coming from the government, Griff, is on the road to totalitarianism, isn’t it? On either side, anyone in power trying to suppress opinions. … I said at the very beginning of the pandemic, I was concerned about lockdowns because I had researched that for prior books on prior lockdowns going all the way back to the Middle Ages where there were problems with them because people rebel, people were fearful, and they didn’t necessarily contain the pathogen. And this virus, we soon found out, was way more contagious than we thought, so lockdowns were a poor strategy.
“And yet, there was an attempt made to call that misinformation and disinformation,” he continued. “And by the way, once you started with the term misinformation, the term mandate soon followed, right? Because if only your way is right, you have to impose it. You have to superimpose it. And they were superimposing it, the government was, on things that are questionable… And if you’re not preventing spread with the vaccine, how can you mandate its use? That was a problem. And, again, anyone who said that was marginalized on Twitter or attacked on Twitter, which is supposed to be a public forum.”