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Hoshino Implodes: Covid “Frontline Doctor” Exposed
Fellow attorney Sarah Beth Burwick has written a phenomenal report on Dr. Risa Hoshino, who built a massive social media following promoting vaccines, non-pharmaceutical interventions, and fear of “Long Covid” while detailing her tribulations working 12-hour shifts in full PPE on the frontlines. Medical Marketing + Media dubbed Hoshino one of their “top 12 physician influencers,” Beckers HR called her a “top 10 physician influencer,” and The Scientist magazine even went so far as to laud her as “a veteran of using social media to debunk scientific falsehoods.” But, as it turns out, Hoshino has long been employed as a school pediatrician—mostly working remotely—and does not appear to have done any significant work on the frontlines treating Covid patients or donning PPE for long periods.
Burwick’s work has even been cited by the New York Post—it’s a must-read exposé on the phenomenon of Covid Social Media Doctors in general, including the stunning lengths to which some have gone to cultivate their followings and the strange willingness of mainstream publications to amplify their messaging without the slightest modicum of basic journalistic scrutiny.