You mentioned Professor Dr. John Oxford from Queen Mary University of London, UK. I want everyone who is interested in the subject to pay attention to what I'm about to show you. Watch this short video, especially 5:30 in. What you're going to see is the man quoted by conspiracy theories say, in effect, the opposite of the quote. The professor doesn't downplay or dismiss the virus at all. He talks about social distancing, quarantine, and contact tracing; EVERYTHING mainstream news media has been reporting.
This is why you CANNOT TRUST conspiracy theorists. It doesn't mean they're bad people and you shouldn't listen at all. They are simply believers, just like Christians. Many Christian sites lie and fabricate evidence to support their claims and agenda. It's not just that they want their beliefs to be true but it is important to them that other people follow them.
DO NOT BE A SHEEP!
It's okay to listen, not okay to trust. You need to verify so-called evidence. Covid is a matter of life or death, maybe not for you, but for someone else who might catch the virus because of you; because you weren't careful. Because you were arrogant and lazy and thought you knew better than the whole of the medical and health industry. The fact they can lie about this man and what he said during a pandemic shows they will lie about anything. It doesn't get any lower or less trustworthy than that. You'll lie about something that can kill people? I have no respect for them. It shows they really don't care about the people they are convincing to follow them and their lies. They don't give a damn about you. They just want your clicks and your money. To me, that's even worse than the government.
And if you're sharing their videos or quotes they are taking advantage of you and YOUR credibility; using YOUR credibility in order to infect the masses with their lies.
DO NOT BE A SHEEP!
They don't want you to trust your government except for Trump or anyone they personally like. That is hypocrisy. But even though they claim to be patriots they don't love the country because they're willing to lie to and mislead her people and put all of our lives in danger just for profit. They're worse than a corporation because at least corporations can be held liable in court. It is much harder to hold conspiracy theorists responsible for the indirect actions they cause. And they know that.
Professor Dr. John Oxford described the covid virus as a big threat. But conspiracy theorists count on people like him either not even finding out what they said or not being able to trace these misquotes back to their source.
Now some doctors did originally have an opinion that covid was just another virus like influenza, but many of them now see that they were wrong and many more people are dying and have already died than what the flu is capable of. That's not anecdotal. That's hard facts.
If these doctors were believing what they heard on Fox news and discounting the massive numbers of people dying UNTESTED, they may have originally thought covid wasn't that bad. But we're over 80,000 deaths already. And these are officially declared covid deaths. There may be 100,000 more unreported.
Here's what the Professor knows RIGHT NOW.
"Scientists working at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Imperial College London and the Institute for Disease Modeling have used these approaches to estimate the infection fatality rate. Currently, these estimates range from 0.5% to 0.94% indicating that COVID-19 is about 10 to 20 times as deadly as seasonal influenza."
Now if you go around thinking it's just like the flu because you think one of the top virus experts said it... and it was a lie? Then you have just been turned into a potential weapon that has the possibility of killing your friends and family. Is that okay? Is that cool with you? Because how THIS VIRUS works is that you can contract it and carry it and pass it along without showing any symptoms yourself. And if you're spreading these lies, then you are potentially arming possibly dozens of other people who are susceptible to this belief because they don't trust the government but may go out there and kill their friends and family because they trust YOU. How does that make you feel?
Does that make you feel part of a strong caring community? They're just using you. DO NOT BE A SHEEP. You don't trust the mainstream media? I think part of the reason for that is because conspiracy theorists like whoever came up with this false quote have been purposefully convincing people to doubt real news sources so that you will become dependent on THEM for your information (a.k.a info wars). Unlike journalists who go to school to learn how to play by the rules and validate information and sources, unlike these people who do this for a living and make mistakes sometimes that can get them fired and that they have to print retractions for, conspiracy theorists are not journalists and do not have any rules to play by. Not only can they call real children affected by mass shootings "crisis actors" and have people from all over the country harassing and terrorizing their family, causing them to move multiple times (when in reality an "actor" isn't going to dedicate the rest of their lives to keeping up a "cover". What they're imagining is called SPY CRAFT and there is no such thing as an actor that takes a job as a SPY and giving up their entire future acting career for ONE role that requires them to lie to the entire nation. And not only that, their ENTIRE family would have to be in on it. I'm talking about aunts, uncles, cousins. But people who fall for this stuff often don't think about the difficulty level of the proposition. They simply want to believe it even if its talking about a man walking on water or bringing someone back from the dead.
Not only can these conspiracy theorists lie about children being actors without caring about the consequences to them and their families, but they know that they can exploit their freedom of speech in order to do so and as long as they aren't the ones directly terrorizing these families they will almost certainly get away with it. But they are simply cowards hiding behind their flock of sheep.
DO NOT BE A SHEEP!
Maybe I cannot convince you that most conspiracy theories are trash because of the fact that it has become an industry; and one that requires the constant creation of new products. But I hope that you can AT LEAST appreciate the fact that EVERYONE has the same capacity for LYING and putting out false information, not just the "media" that YOU personally don't like (probably because you've been told not to). So even if it PAINS you to agree with the mainstream on something... anything... don't believe me or them. Believe YOUR OWN SOURCE. If you believed in the credibility of Professor Dr. John Oxford then believe what he said in the video I showed you. Is that not fair? And in the future... try to find the source of the quote. Don't just take someone's word for it. This is not the decision on what to eat for lunch. This is potentially life or death. So make the right choice. Make the most INFORMED choice you can. Don't just believe something because it contradicts the mainstream. There is an agenda for that and you're just putting money in bad people's pockets; people who DO NOT give a damn about you. Unlike them, I have a love for all humanity, including you. I may not like you 80% of the time, but I still love you; even when I think you're being dumb. And I don't like being harsh towards you but the truth is important; ESPECIALLY now. ESPECIALLY about this. People are dying. Respectfully... I implore you.
DO NOT BE A SHEEP!