March 29, 2020
In this video, Prof. Dr. med. Sucharit Bhakdi addresses the public and elaborates on the points he made to the Chancellor in his letter.
Please watch the above video.
And you can read his letter (translated) http://canadianliberty.com/sucharit-bhakdis-march-26-open-letter-to-chancellor-angela-merkel/
My attempt to relate the points he is making in this video:
*Equating infections (testing positive in a test) with patient numbers is a mistake. Only patients with symptoms should be counted.
*The current measures are extremely restrictive of fundamental human rights. *The justifications for the measures collapse like a house of cards.
*He says the only study at the time he knew about showed that COVID-19 was NOT more dangerous than the usual corona viruses.
*There were much worse previous situations (SARS, MERS, flu) and we didn’t need such stringent measures because we were very well equipped to deal them.
*We need to know if the virus has already spread to the general population [there have been studies since then, from California, for instance, that show the virus is widespread]. If so, further attempts to halt its spread would be senseless. Since the virus is likely very prevalent in the population already, and contagious, the elderly patient who are dying from various illnesses are already going to have the virus because of visitors. The presence of the virus in itself should not qualify it to be entered as the cause of death.
*The claimed deaths relating to Italy and Spain: it was a mistake that the virus was claimed as the cause of death just because it was found in the person. He says it’s a basic principle of medicine that it MUST be established that a patient dies BECAUSE OF and not simply with the virus. The German guidelines are not being followed. Germany, like other countries, is breaking the established rules.
*The situation in northern Italy is not the same as in Germany because of the terrible air pollution and the state of their health system.
*We need the situation returned to normality.
*Many of his colleagues in Germany have voiced similar opinions.
*An expert in the field in Stanford, Prof. Ioannidis has done the same.
*Can the present measures that curtail human rights be legally justified?
*Erroneous beliefs in medicine have caused immense suffering. He pointed to the example of Robert Koch and the importance of scientifically-based knowledge rather than “belief in medicine.”
Further research: citations in letter, including French study mentioned.