Fox News host Laura Ingraham had a guest on Monday who told viewers that respiratory disease epidemics, like our current coronavirus pandemic, just go away after two to five weeks and then you don’t need to think about them anymore because everyone is immune.
The interview was bizarre, to say the least, even for a network that has been actively spreading misinformation about the coronavirus pandemic for months.
“Respiratory disease epidemics, and this is just one of those, they come and last about two weeks, they peak, they go for about two weeks,” Dr. Knut Wittkowski told Ingraham on Monday night.
Fox News reports:
A renowned epidemiologist told the “The Ingraham Angle” on Monday that a video he posted on YouTube questioning the effectiveness of widespread lockdowns amid the coronavirus pandemic was removed for violating “community standards.”
Host Laura Ingraham noted that his video was viewed nearly 1.5 million times and asked Dr. Knut Wittkowski why he thinks “there is so much pushback to your line of thinking?”
“Because I think so many people have invested so much of their ego and so they have a problem acknowledging that maybe it was a little bit too much,” he said in response. “This in itself is restricting freedom of speech,” he continued.
Laura Ingraham guest says coronavirus is over, “we have immunity and we don’t have to think about it anymore” pic.twitter.com/8HsiRwQSqp
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