Doctor Banned From Using Social Media Over “Masks Do Nothing” Claim Takes Case to High Court

A doctor who was banned by the General Medical Council from discussing COVID-19 on social media after claiming “masks do nothing” has taken his case to the High Court in London.

The social media ban was a condition imposed on Dr Samuel White’s registration with the GMC after he posted a video to Instagram and Twitter in June.

In the video, White said why he could no longer tolerate working in his previous roles because of the “lies” around the NHS and the government’s response to the pandemic, which were “so vast” he could no longer “stomach” them, the court was told.

The doctor also raised concerns about the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine and the reliability of COVID tests while also asserting, “masks do nothing.”

 

“Dr White, a partner at Denmead Practice in Hampshire until his resignation in February, has brought his High Court challenge against the GMC in a bid to quash restrictions imposed on him, which include barring him from sharing his views relating to the pandemic on social media,” reports the Telegraph.

“This is a claim about freedom of expression of a doctor, in particular his freedom to engage in medical, scientific and political debate and discussion,” White’s barrister, Francis Hoar, told a hearing at the Royal Courts of Justice.

Hoar added that White’s opinions were “supported by large bodies of scientific and medical opinion” and had been “statements of fact and opinions about pharmaceutical and non-pharmaceutical interventions in response to the pandemic.”

The original tribunal that slapped an 18 month ban on White using social media to air his views argued that the doctor was amplifying “conspiracy theories” about the pandemic.

 

White faced censure despite other experts agreeing with his take on the futility of face masks.

As we previously highlighted, Dr Colin Axon dismissed face masks as “comfort blankets” that do virtually nothing, noting that the COVID-19 virus particle is up to 5,000 times smaller than the holes in the mask.

“The small sizes are not easily understood but an imperfect analogy would be to imagine marbles fired at builders’ scaffolding, some might hit a pole and rebound, but obviously most will fly through,” Axon said.

Even Dr. Anthony Fauci admitted that masks were pointless at the start of the pandemic, when he wrote that a typical store-bought face mask “is not really effective in keeping out virus, which is small enough to pass through material.”

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