You've seen the viral Plandemic video in your Facebook news feed. The video is about Judy Mikovits, a scientist whose work investigating chronic fatigue syndrome has been discredited, according to The New York Times. It offers a number of claims that discredit COVID-19 as a legitimate health crisis. In his typical way, Doctor Mike uses facts and science to fight the video's claims in a nearly 40-minute video.
"For educational reasons, it's very little to speculate about stories and claims that can't be verified. I'm a doctor, not a detective, and I don't want to make an assassination attempt on a character," he says.
One claim that Doctor Mike is targeting is the idea that local protection could be dangerous to our health. Plandemie claims that avoiding germs forces our immune system to fall off. According to Doctor Mike, the opposite is the case. This claim is based on hygiene theory, which says that if you have been overprotected from germs, your immune system will overreact to non-threatening events. And, as Doctor Mike emphasizes, this is usually discussed in relation to children who are never allowed to play in the dirt or interact with others for fear of germs.
People who practice social distancing are likely to still encounter germs in the grocery store or when they go outside to get some fresh air.
Doctor Mike also addresses allegations about vaccinations and COVID-19 misdiagnoses while being calm, clear, and most importantly, factual.