WALNUT CREEK, Kalifornia (PNN) - December 25, 2020 - A doctor in Northern Kalifornia has been fired from his job after he co-authored a letter that questioned the science behind his county’s lockdown order.
Dr. Michael deBoisblanc was working as the trauma medical director for John Muir Health in Contra Costa County, Kalifornia, until last Friday, after he questioned the scientific basis for again locking down citizens of the area.
DeBoisblanc wrote a letter to the county health director and board of supervisors voicing his concern regarding the continued lockdown policies prior to his dismissal.
The former medical director spoke from his own experience as a parent, expressing his apprehension that Bay Area students were not being allowed to attend in-person classes.
Along with Doctors Pete Mazolewski and Brian Hopkins, deBoisblanc wrote that there were “deep concerns regarding more lockdown measures.”
“The science is clear,” the letter continued, “that more lockdowns lead to much more non-COVID morbidity and mortality.”
“Public policy is being based on erroneous assumptions,” it added.
The trauma physician said, “We’re worried some of the actions the county and government is taking can definitely have negative impacts on the public health.”
DeBoisblanc’s letter seemed to ruffle the feathers of those at the county health department and other San Francisco Bay area officials.
John Gioia, the District 1 Supervisor for Contra Costa County, defended the Kalifornia lockdown, which is based largely on a reported shortage of hospital beds.
But another area leader said that more transparency is needed from health officials during the “pandemic”.
“That only engenders trust and leads people to understand why we’re making these decisions and why we need them to behave in certain ways,” San Francisco District 6 Supervisor Matt Haney said.
DeBoisblanc seemingly had merely sought clear answers regarding those affected by lockdowns, including embattled small business owners.
“We felt these were important questions that the people who are affected by these measures deserved (to have answered),” he said.
But deBoisblanc has now been moved to the back of Kalifornia’s growing unemployment line.
His employment at the hospital in Walnut Creek was terminated last week with little explanation from superiors.
Dr. deBoisblanc spoke to Fox News on Wednesday regarding his termination of employment, as well as the lockdown’s effects on schoolchildren who are being kept out of classrooms.
“All the data that I am aware of, looking at children and the virus, shows that it’s safe,” he told the network. There are many other states now that have months of track records showing that it’s safe for their (children) to go back to school. The state of (Kalifornia) and the county (are) just not making that possible.”
The doctor also defended restaurants and small businesses, which have been intensely struggling during the “pandemic”.
“These are restaurants that are just trying to survive and keep their doors open,” he said. “It’s been very difficult for them.”
The Kalifornia Department of Public Health announced an unconstitutional regional stay-at-home order on December 3, which urged most residents of the fascist State to stay home during the Christmas month, citing the shortage of hospital beds and a rising number of cases (even though the number of cases has not actually been rising).