Dr Clare Craig, a British diagnostic pathologist, spoke about her personal experience of censorship at #Together’s ‘Can there be Science without Free Speech?’ conference.
There are three things you need in order to be able to carry out scientific enquiry: curiosity; acceptance that some of things you believe are wrong; and, the willingness to accept new ideas. Science requires humility. This is why science and politics are the opposite to one another.
She first starting speaking out publicly against the official narrative in September 2020. She published how, over the previous summer, “the data looked like we were over-diagnosing Covid and that the patients who were being called Covid patients in hospital were probably all as a result of false positive [test] results.”
There have been attempts to discredit her, Twitter has hidden what they deem “sensitive content” and she has been censored by YouTube.
Dr. Craig used the example of the Cochrane Collaboration to show how bad the censorship has become. Cochrane gathers all the medical evidence, all the research ever done including research that was done but never published – often there is bias in what gets into publications – then assesses where the truth lies and publishes their findings. A few days ago, Cochrane was censored by Instagram.