(Liberty Bell) – When the world watched in horror as the initial coronavirus outbreak in Wuhan, China began to spread through the rest of the globe, it was unclear how nations should react.
There was good reason to believe that the Chinese Communist Party was being anything but forthcoming about the damage caused by this novel virus on the population of Wuhan.
We knew very little about the virus and how it spread and, in fact, this is exactly what China and the totallty complicit World Health Organization had kept from the global community.
Now that the virus has spread around the world and has been running through the US population for months, however, we know far, far more about this novel virus.
There was a time when being wary of an unknown disease was prudent.
But the fear has been weaponized politically for some time now, which makes it all the more important to examine the plethora of data we did not have before on the virus.
Dr. Dan Erickson, the owner of Accelerated Urgent Care, reminded the American people that “99.8 percent of people get through this with little to no progressive or significant disease.”
Erickson was speaking at Monday’s “White Coat Summit” on Capitol Hill, where he seriously undermined the predominant narrative on the increasing cases of coronavirus within the U.S., Breitbart reports.
“A case is a person, healthy, that tested positive. The vast majority. But the public hears cases and thinks, ‘Oh my goodness. These are sick people!’ No the vast majority — 99.8 percent of people get through this with little to no progressive or significant disease,” Erickson said.
We should not focus on the number of cases, he continued, but rather on the hospitalizations and deaths that “are appropriately coded on a death certificate,” he said, putting the emphasis on the words “appropriately coded.”
“This is the first time I’ve seen quarantining healthy,” he continued. “I don’t know if you guys think that’s normal. I find that very strange.”
Noting that it was good for our nation to be prepared for the worst, Erickson explained that we must be “realistic with the response.”
“Who showed up? Most of the patients that were showing up for me were very mild illness,” he said, explaining his own desire to “give reality to the situation on the ground and sort of help dispel some fear that people have had.”
He also had some interesting comments on mass lockdowns across the nation, which he described as “very successful”…in all the wrong ways.
Was the lockdown successful? I say yes very successful. Successful in things like this. Anxiety hotline calls up 1000 percent. Child abuse both sexual and non up. Financially, emotional distress, Suicide. Alcohol. 150,000 Americans a month not receiving cancer screening. It’s been effective alright, in all the wrong metrics — in all the areas we didn’t want it to be effective. Delay in medical care. We talked about that. Orthopedics, nonessential. Suicide calls up 600 percent. Suicide calls. We heard other doctors mention this. So was the lockdown effective? If that’s the effect you were going for, then yes but it was trying to flatten the curve but it had these secondary consequences that I think are devastating. People staying indoors. No exercising as you mentioned. No Vitamin D.
“I’m watching people in their Prius by themselves driving with a mask on. There’s no sense to it,” he added. “It’s fear.”