According to one of the world’s leading epidemiologists, Stanford University’s John Ioannidis respectively, government imposed restrictions for fighting covid were unnecessary and actually made things worse.
“The restrictions adopted to combat the epidemic probably played a beneficial role in the disappearance of respiratory and digestive infections, but had no effect on Covid,” says Fr. Didier Raoult in the weekly video published by the Institut IHU Méditerranée.
The professor came to this conclusion by quoting “the best epidemiologist in the world”, Professor John Ioannidis from Stanford University, “who gave a lecture in which he claimed that social measures are either unnecessary or make things worse”. The lecture of the American professor John Ioannidis can be watched on the Youtube channel of the IHU.
As a result, “all the measures we have taken so far to control Covid are totally ineffective,” concludes Dr. Raoult.
« Les mesures sociales qui sont prises pour contrôler l'épidémie ont probablement eu un rôle bénéfique sur la disparition des infections respiratoires et digestives, mais pas du tout sur le Covid », Pr Didier Raoult, directeur général IHU Méditerranée Infection dans #HDPros pic.twitter.com/ikYyOCZS1X
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Drawing a parallel to the spread of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS), a coronavirus that appeared in China in 2002, the infectious disease specialist rejected the idea that the virus was transmitted only through “direct contact, which could have been avoided quite easily. ”.
Professor Raoult cites a Chinese study from 2014, in which researchers conducted a thorough investigation to explain the spread of SARS in 2002, in a hotel in Hong Kong.
The conclusion of this study was that the aerial spread of the largest community outbreak of SARS in 2003 actually extended beyond the hotel where it had been detected and affected residential buildings more than 200 m from the source.
The detection of such long-distance transmissions through the air may explain why “our measures are in reality in vain,” he continues. No means of protection can guarantee a distance of 200 meters, concludes the general manager of IHU Méditerranée Infection.