Ron Paul calls coronavirus a ‘hoax’ in wild column
The Independent’s Louise Hall has more on Ron Paul’s column about the coronavirus:
In a column on titled ‘the coronavirus hoax’ Ron Paul alleges the virus is allowing to government to remove civil liberties and enforce martial law.
”It is ironic to see the same Democrats who tried to impeach President Trump last month for abuse of power demanding that the Administration grab more power and authority in the name of fighting a virus that thus far has killed less than 100 Americans,” he writes.
In the US 3,485 cases of the disease and 65 deaths have been recorded so far.
The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention has recommended a two-week
ban on gatherings of more than 50 people as part of the battle to contain the spread of the contagion.
Mr Paul continued the column hitting out at Dr Anthony Fauci, the director of the
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases accusing the official of
stirring up “falsehoods.”
“Fauci is all over the media, serving up outright falsehoods to stir up even more
panic. He testified to Congress that the death rate for the coronavirus is ten
times that of the seasonal flu, a claim without any scientific basis,” he wrote.
Dr Fauci has been vocal in his support for increased social distancing and civilian
caution when it comes to Covid-19.