September 15, 2020
Advance MP tout flu cure for COVID worry
Botany MP Jami Lee Ross says he’s not a conspiracy theorist – and neither is his Advance New Zealand co-leader Billy Te Kahika.
The pair drew more than 1000 people to a rally at Aotea Square on Saturday, the majority of them maskless, to hear that the Government’s response to COVID-19 is all wrong.
Mr Ross says people were sold a story in March that COVID would cause mass deaths on the streets of New Zealand, but that hasn’t happened.
He says the mortality rate around the world is not dissimilar to seasonal flu.
“What that means is we are locking down a country, and countries are doing this around the world too, for a virus that has a similar fatality rate as the flu. Would we shut down New Zealand for the flu? No, we wouldn’t,” Mr Ross says.
According to research collective Our World In data, there have been more than 900,000 deaths from COVID-19 since March, and the mortality rate differs according to each country’s conditions and response but is far higher than seasonal flu.
In a statement released this morning Jami-Lee Ross said he would not be standing again in Botany because he believes Billy Te Kahika will win Te Taitokerau, bringing him back to parliament in a list seat.
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