A top doctor has spoken out to reveal how he was arrested by police and put in a psych ward over allegations that his views about treating COVID-19 constituted “misinformation.”
Dr. Thomas Binder, a Swiss cardiologist with a doctorate in immunology and virology, says police forcibly took him to a psychiatric ward to be examined for mental illness.
Authorities determined that Binder, who has held a private practice for 24 years, should be examined for mental illness in response to his public criticism of Covid restrictions, mandates, and testing.
Binder had argued that the methods were unscientific.
On April 9, 2020, Binder published a post on his blog that gave an analysis of Covid and the government’s mitigation efforts.
According to WND, the post received 20,000 views and soon caught the attention of the authorities.
He hoped it would prompt action, but two colleagues alerted the chief of state police, claiming Binder was a threat to himself and the government.
On the day before Easter of 2020, he was confronted outside his home by about 60 armed police officers, including 20 with the canton of Aargau’s anti-terrorism unit, ARGUS.
In a recent video interview with independent reporter Taylor Hudak, Binder said that after examining his online posts and messages, police concluded he was not a threat.
However, the officers sent an emergency physician to examine his mental health.
He was then diagnosed with “corona insanity” and placed in a psychiatric unit.
Binder was released on the condition he takes psychiatric medication and continues to practice medicine in Switzerland.
“These are really Soviet-style, [East German]-style psychiatry methods,” he said.
In the Soviet Union, political opposition to the Communist Party’s quest for a utopian state typically was deemed to be mentally ill and often held in psychiatric hospitals.
Some were diagnosed with “diseases” such as “sluggish schizophrenia,” having manifest symptoms such as “delusions of reformism.”
In January, Maine’s medical licensing board required veteran physician and epidemiologist Dr. Meryl Nass to undergo a psychological examination after suspending her license for allegedly spreading “misinformation” about COVID-19.
Binder is a board member of the Swiss chapter of the World Council of Health, led by Dr. Tess Lawrie and others.
He’s also a member of Doctors for Covid Ethics and German Physicians and Scientists for Health, Freedom, and Democracy.