German Physician Comments On How the Coronavirus is Being Over-Hyped and Misunderstood
Phillip Schneider, Staff Writer
“And this reminds me of the fairytale about the king without clothes one. And just as a child was able to say ‘Hey, he is naked!’. All the others in the courtyard – surrounding government and asking the government for advice, because they can’t know themselves – they all played along and joined the hype.” – Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg
Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician who appeared in an interview on Oval Media last week to talk about the coronavirus. The clip was part of an ongoing documentary about the coronavirus and its broader implications in media and society.
Wodarg has a distinguished past. He has been in German politics since 1988, and in medicine since 1973, but lately he has been vocal in his view that panic around the Covid-19 Coronavirus has been overblown and exploited by individuals seeking power.
As he explains in the interview, Covid-19 is but one strain of coronavirus which account for roughly 10% of respiratory virus cases each year.
“Every new year – worldwide – we have new types of viruses because the viruses have to change themselves.”
This is the same reason we are pressured to get a new flu shot every year. The flu virus, which is one of about 100 viruses affecting the public each year, is always changing, making it a moving target for medical doctors.
One of Dr. Wodarg’s fears is that the original test for Covid-19 was developed too hastily. As panic quickly arose, the first protocol was sent out across the world as the standard. “Usually, as a test is considered a product of medicine, it has to be validated,” Wolfgang explains. “That means it has to be checked very precisely.”
And what if a person is dying of something else, but also has the coronavirus? In his view, this rushed testing method combined with hysteria and a lack of context surrounding Covid-19 cases has created a perfect storm for scientists to take advantage of goodhearted yet ignorant politicians and bureaucrats.
Unfortunately, government support of scientific institutions creates a situation where scientists are continuously trying to impress government officials and tout their abilities and need for funds, as many scientists argue.
“And like this, politicians are being courted by many scientists. Scientists who want to be important in politics because they need money for their institutions. Scientists who just swim along in this mainstream and also want their part…And what is missing at the moment is a rational way of looking at things.” – Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg
We all know that the media hypes up every virus and that people do not think clearly when in a panic. Although nobody knows for sure the extent to which the coronavirus will harm us in the long run, it is certainly wise to be prepared and limit contact with others at this stage, while also being mindful of the long term implications that such radical government reactions can have on our future world.
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