COVID-19 a Pandemic of Fear ‘Manufactured’ by Authorities: Yale Epidemiologist

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TheCOVID-19 pandemichas been one of fear, manufactured by individuals who were in the nominal positions of authority as the virus began to spread across the globe last year, according toYaleepidemiologist Dr. Harvey Risch.

In an appearance on EpochTV’s “American Thought Leaders” program, Risch, an epidemiology professor at the Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine’s Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, argued that by and large, what has characterized the entire pandemic has been a “degree of fear and people’s response to the fear.”

“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,” said Risch.

“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. So we quickly learned who was at risk for…

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