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Wed Apr 29, 2020, 05:28 PM

The Newest Fox News Doctor Duo Has Been 'Emphatically' Condemned by Physician Groups

Daily Beast

Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi are making some wild claims about coronavirus fatality rates. It’s made them media stars. But actual doctors are appalled.

Will Sommer
Updated Apr. 29, 2020 5:00AM ET / Published Apr. 29, 2020 4:47AM ET

Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi co-own a chain of urgent-care clinics. They don’t appear to have any significant epidemiological experience. And their claims about coronavirus have been widely debunked by experts, including a national physician and emergency-care group that issued a joint statement “emphatically” condemning their “reckless and untested musings.”

Nevertheless, the two California doctors have managed to become rising stars on Fox News for downplaying COVID-19’s severity. And they recently garnered another round of news coverage after inviting local media outlets to their office last week with an announcement that they had research that proved it was time to end the state’s shelter-in-place order.

“Do we need to shelter in place?” Erickson said. “Our answer is emphatically no. Do we need businesses to be shut down? Emphatically no.”

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JoeOtterbein Apr 2020 OP
msongs Apr 2020 #1
HarlanPepper Apr 2020 #2
Submariner Apr 2020 #3
yonder Apr 2020 #4
renate Apr 2020 #5
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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 05:31 PM

1. support for these morans is all over FB these days. unmentioned is their link to fox nt

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Response to msongs (Reply #1)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 05:32 PM

2. Are they the new Diamond and Silk?

 

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 05:33 PM

3. Just more Fox News quacks emulating their heroes Dr Oz and Dr Phil

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 06:20 PM

4. "....co-own a chain of urgent-care clinics."

Is there a better way to increase client visits than to push for virus exposure by opening up prematurely?

It brings to mind Irwin Mainway and his collection of children's toys like "Bag-O-Glass", "Mr. Skin Grafter", etc:

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 07:07 PM

5. why on EARTH would they jeopardize their entire future medical careers by pushing BS?

What are they thinking? Do they think they're stable geniuses who have brilliantly cracked the epidemiological case that the entire rest of the country, academics and clinicians and mathematicians included, have all misunderstood?

They're just going to be famous for being dumb loons who should be avoided at all costs.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Wed Apr 29, 2020, 07:10 PM

6. What is the name of their chain of clinics, so I can avoid it like the plague?

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