The risk of death from covid-19 for those under 65 is 1 in 300,000. So says Dr. Roger Hodkinson a Canadian pathologist and virologist.
With all the censorship by big tech and the globalist socialist press blocking stories with any suggestion that the Wuhan China Virus is not a death sentence for everyone, covid-19 is and has been vastly weaponized by one political party. It is obvious to most that globalists wish to benefit further from this, mostly a pandemic of fear, perhaps in destroying the First Amendment in the Bill of Rights.
We share a statement from an influential member of the medical profession. Sometimes one has to go out of the country to get the other side, in this case to Canada. LibertyUnderFire covers it because censorship is not liberty. Hodkinson's chastisement of the media and politicians is especially blunt.
"The bottom line is simply this. There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It's outrageous! This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to contain this virus other than protecting older, more vulnerable people. It should be thought of as nothing more than a bad flu season. This is not Ebola! It's not SARS! It's politics playing medicine. And that's a very dangerous game."
As to what we can do about it? "There is no action of any kind needed other than what happened last year when we got caught unwell. We stayed home. We took chicken noodle soup. We didn't visit granny and we decided when we would return to work. We didn't need anyone to tell us."
Regarding mask-wearing to protect us? "Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness, whatsoever. Face masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signaling. They're not even worn effectively most of the time. It's utterly ridiculous. Seeing these unfortunate uneducated people ... walking around like lemmings, obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face." How brainwashed have they made us?
Confirming Dr. Hodkinson's view of the effectiveness of mask-wearing is the Denmark Trial of over 6,000 participants, roughly divided between surgical mask wearers and non-mask wearers, on the effectiveness of mask-wearing in the prevention of covid 19 released in November 2020. It found "infection rates were similar between the two groups" (Denmark trial measures effectiveness of adding a mask recommendation to other public health measures for preventing SARS-CoV-2 infection, Copenhagen, Denmark, Nov. 18, 2020). It made no difference!
What of social distancing and lockdowns to curb virus spread? Dr. Hodkinson, "Social distancing is also useless because covid is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing -- [98.43 feet]. And closures [lockdowns] have had such terrible unintended consequences. Everywhere should be open tomorrow."
What of testing? "I'm in the business of testing for covid. I do want to emphasize that positive test results do not underline the need for a clinical inspection. It's simply driving public hysteria, and all testing should stop unless you're presenting the hospital with some respiratory problem. All that should be done is to protect the vulnerable and to give them all in the nursing homes that are under your control 3,000 to 5,000 international units of vitamin D every day, which has been shown to radically reduce the likelihood of infection."
Is fear of death realistic? "Using the province's own statistics, the risk of death under 65 in this province, is 1 in 300,000, 1 in 300,000. You've got to get a grip on this [fact]."
He then addressed the media and politicians who benefit from this hysteria. "The scale of the response that you're undertaking, with no evidence for it, is utterly ridiculous, given the consequences of acting in a way that you're proposing; all kinds of suicides, business closures, funerals, weddings, etc, etc. It's simply outrageous! It's just another bad flu. And you've got to get your minds around that. Let people make their own decisions. You should be totally out of the business of medicine. ... I'm absolutely outraged that this has reached this level. It should all stop tomorrow."
If Dr. Hodkinson and other pathologists and virologists saying the same thing are right, as their science is the first to know, history is likely to view Americans as the least informed and most gullible on the planet, equal to "the world is flat crowd" of the Middle Ages. The inclination to censor science and the medical profession on this subject, especially by big tech, as demonstrated last spring by Front Line Doctors, gives testament to this view.
Of note is how Chinese Wuhan Virus deaths are calculated -- from or with covid. In the Left's attempt to raise the death rate statistics to panic levels, the latter is preferred. Dr. Deborah Birx, of the CDC, readily admitted, "Anyone in U.S. who dies with covid-19, regardless of what else may be wrong, is now being recorded as a covid-19 death." One covid statistic was a young man killed in a motorcycle accident who also tested positive for covid. The CDC has admitted that in "6% of the deaths, covid-19 was the only cause mentioned." If so only 25,260 of the 421,000 U.S. deaths attributed to covid are covid alone.
We understand that the virus can amplify the seriousness of comorbidities like asthma, heart disease, high blood pressure, diabetes, excessive weight, etc., complicating the count, but the over-count attributed to it has to be staggering. Comorbidities also make the flu or any other ailment more dangerous.
Look to the controlled press to discredit and censor Dr. Roger Hodkinson's professional comments as they did the Front Line Doctors last spring. Again, we support a free press.
Harold W. Pease, Ph.D., is an expert on the United States Consitution and a syndicated columnist. He has dedicated his career to studying the writings of the Founding Fathers and applying that knowledge to current events. He taught history and political science from this perspective for more than 30 years. To read more of his weekly articles, please visit www.LibertyUnderFire.org. Opinions expressed are those of the author.