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Baseless claims by an anti-lockdown activist that nobody under 19 had died of the coronavirus have been blocked by You Tube

Baseless claims by an anti-lockdown activist that nobody under 19 had died of the coronavirus have been blocked by You Tube

Protesters gather outside the Ohio State House in Columbus, Ohio on April 20, 2020.
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The video featured Thomas Renz, an attorney for Ohio Stands Up, setting out a 35 minute legislative testimony.




It was filmed during a hearing on a bill that would allow legislators to vote against public health orders.




Renz makes many baseless claims including that nobody under 19 died of COVID-19 in Ohio despite the data.




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YouTube has removed a video of an Ohio committee hearing which it said contained COVID-19 misinformation.The video featured Thomas Renz, an attorney for Ohio Stands Up, a group that aims to challenge the State of Emergency originally implemented by state Governor Mike DeWine on March 9, 2020.In it, he set out a 35-minute legislative testimony during a hearing on a bill that would allow legislators to vote against public health orders amid the pandemic, according to the Associated Press.Renz made several baseless claims, including that nobody from Ohio aged under 19 has died from COVID-19. Data from the Ohio Department of Health shows 10 children in the age group did indeed die of coronavirus, the Cleveland Scene reported.
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