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It doesn’t take a Yale professor to understand that the concern induced by the COVID-19 Pandemic is being pushed by one thing apart from the virus itself. But that’s precisely what Yale epidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch mentioned throughout an look on Epoch TV’s “American Thought Leaders” late final week.
“Overall, I’d say that we’ve had a pandemic of fear. And fear has affected almost everybody, whereas the infection has affected relatively few,” mentioned Risch.
“We evolve by little steps of decline…until suddenly you wake up thinking: how did we get to rigidified medicine? … doctors who can’t practice the way they think?”
Dr. Harvey Risch on hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and different therapeutics
— American Thought Leaders 🇺🇸 with @JanJekielek (@AmThoughtChief) December 1, 2021
Risch shares the opinion of many who really feel that this pandemic is just not all that completely different from quite a lot of pre-corona viruses. Much like quite a few different viruses, COVID-19’s biggest risk is to the aged and folks with preexisting medical situations.
“By and large, it’s been a very selected pandemic, and predictable. It was very distinguished between young versus old, healthy versus chronic disease people,” Dr. Risch informed Epoch TV. “So we quickly learned who was at risk for the pandemic and who wasn’t.”
“However, the fear was manufactured for everybody. And that’s what’s characterized the whole pandemic is that degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.”
The Yale epidemiologist proposed the concept individuals in positions of authority unfold a lower than truthful message concerning the seriousness of the virus starting in March of 2020, inflicting wide-spread panic. “People were quite afraid of that message, as anybody would be … with the government, with authorities, with scientists, scientific people, with medical people in authority in the public health institutions, all saying the same message starting in about February, March of last year,” mentioned Risch. “And so, we all kind of believe this.”
Those combined messages are a serious motive why some nonetheless dwell in concern of a virtually two-year previous virus that exhibits very predictable outcomes. “All of our anxiety levels were raised, and we all made decisions to curtail, to various degrees, our exposures to other people, some more than others, but I think everybody had levels of anxiety that really affected how they carry out their life at that time,” added Risch.
This is extra affirmation that it’s not the virus that must be feared, it’s the message unfold by the uninformed.
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