Dr. Ben Carson told Newsmax on Monday that the COVID-19 pandemic was “the best mechanism the government has ever had to control people” and that it goes against America’s founding principles.
“It’s interesting that when you think about the beginning of our country, people came here to be free, to not have the government’s foot on their neck telling them what they could and couldn’t do,” Carson said. retired neurosurgeon, said during an appearance on Newsmax’s “National Report.” “This COVID situation was the best mechanism the government had to control people, and they are very reluctant to give it up.”
Politico reported Saturday that the Biden administration is expected to extend the public health emergency for COVID-19 again, potentially extending the emergency declaration beyond the midterm elections in November and into next year.
“So they’re going to keep trying to expand it as far as people will tolerate it, frankly, and they’re not looking at the science at all,” Carson said. “The science tells us that viruses tend to weaken, so each iteration gets a little weaker, but it’s also more transmissible.”
Carson added that the weakening of the virus is the reason why the US is now experiencing an increase in the number of cases of COVID-19, but a small number of deaths.
“It’s a completely different disease than what we had in the beginning, and they’re not talking about natural immunity,” Carson said. “People with natural immunity feel great. They feel very well, better than those who have been vaccinated.”
The Trump-era housing and urban development secretary said federal health officials don’t want to hear about natural immunity.
“Because if you recognize natural immunity, you can’t insist that everybody get the shot,” Carson said, referring to the COVID-19 vaccine mandates.
When asked about the Biden administration’s recent declaration of monkeypox as a public health emergency, Carson said the federal response should focus on preventing the transmission of the infection.
“As for monkeypox, we know it’s mostly sexually transmitted, and 95 percent of the cases were in the homosexual community,” he said. “Why don’t we now look at the ways of transmission and come up with ways to deal with it?
“We must love everyone in our society. There should be no one whom we do not love and care about, and for whom we do not try to offer remedies for the prevention of disease.’
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