A leading Canadian pathologist called COVID-19 a hoax and shamed governments nation-wide for overblown responses.
In a recently released Zoom call with Edmonton City Council, Dr. Roger Hodkinson said the virus is nothing more than “bad flu”. He suggested the hysteria and shutdowns stop immediately while also criticizing the public for blindly donning masks and walking around “like lemmings”.
“This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public,” said Hodkinson in his address. “It’s outrageous.”
“It should be nothing more than a bad flu season,” he continued. “This is not Ebola, it’s not SARS. It’s politics playing medicine, and that’s a very dangerous game.”
Dr. Hodkinson is a graduate of Cambridge University in the UK. He is a medical specialist in pathology, including virology, and served as Chairman of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons committee in Ottawa. He previously worked as a Pathologist in the Medical Examiner’s Office in Edmonton and is now the CEO of Western Medical Assessments.
He called on the city officials to open businesses, drop any mask mandates and get back to life as normal.
“There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians,” he said.
“Masks are utterly useless,” Dr. Hodkinson added. “There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signaling.”
The doctor also called social distancing useless. He said the only action needed is for people to rest at home while sick, protect the most vulnerable and give at-risk individuals 3,000-5,000 IU of Vitamin D per day.
Dr. Hodkinson noted that Vitamin D has been “shown to radically reduce the likelihood of infection”.
“You gotta get a grip on this,” he told the council. “The scale of the response you are undertaking with no evidence for it is utterly ridiculous.
“The risk of death, under 65 in this province is 1 in 300,000,” he added. “It’s just another bad flu and you gotta get your minds around that.”
“Let people make their own decisions. You should be totally out of the business of medicine. I am absolutely outraged that this has reached this level. It should all stop tomorrow.”
While Dr. Hodkinson’s current company deals with COVID test kits he did say that test results are not 100% confirmation of infection and have been used by the media to drive panic.
You can listen to the entire call right here: