Pathologist, Chairman of Biotech Firm in North Carolina Blasts City Council

Dr. Roger Hodkinson, a medical specialist in pathology, former president of the pathology section of the medical association at Cambridge University in the UK, previously chairman of the board College of Physicians of Canada Examination Committee in Ottawa, Canada, and current chairman of a biotechnology firm that produces covid-19 tests speaks bluntly to Edmondton City Council in Canada during a public hearing about extending an order pertaining to the containment of covid-19. Dr. Hodkinson states;

“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. It is not Ebola, it not SARS. It’s politics playing medicine, and that’s a very dangerous game.

There is no action of any kind needed other than what happened last year when we got 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.

Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signaling. They’re not even worn effectively most of the time. It’ utterly ridiculous seeing these unfortunate uneducated people… I’m not saying that in any pejorative sense….seeing these people walking around like lemmings obeying without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face.

Social distancing is also useless because Covid is spread by aerosols which travel 30 meters or so before landing. Closures have had such terrible unintended consequences. Everywhere should be open tomorrow, as was stated in the Great Barrington Declaration that I sent you prior to this meeting.

A word on testing. I do want to emphasize that I’m in the business of testing for Covid. I do want to emphasize that positive test results do not – underlined in neon; mean a clinical infection. It’s simply driving public hysteria and all testing should stop unless you’re presenting to 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… give them all 3000-5000 IU of vitamin D EVERY day which has been shown to radically reduce the likelihood of infection.

I would remind you all that 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. The scale of the response that you are 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. Its 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. You’ve been led down the garden path by the chief medical officer of health in this province. I’m absolutely outraged that this has reached this level. It should all stop tomorrow. Thank you very much.”