Shoddy statistics and false claims: Dr. Erickson dangerously misled the public on coronavirus
By now, you have likely seen the viral video of two doctors in Bakersfield, California (Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi) holding their own press briefing in which they argued that COVID19 is no deadlier than the flu, shelter in place orders are doing more harm than good, and schools and businesses should re-open.
The doctor duo lit up social media with conclusions about their clinic’s coronavirus tests – but infectious disease modelers quickly assailed their claims as statistically flawed. They dressed in scrubs. They sounded scientific.
If you want to view the video in question for yourself you can’t YouTube…
BAKERSFIELD, Calif. – A video press briefing with Accelerated Urgent Care doctors Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi was taken down from YouTube by the media company Monday. The video was the first of two videos playing the entire briefing from a press conference last week.