Transcript: thank you very much. And I do appreciate the opportunity to address you on this very important matter. I'm going to say is lay language and blunt much it's counter narrative so you don't immediately think I’m a quack. I'm going to briefly outline my credentials so that you can understand where I’m coming from In terms of its knowledge base in all of this. I'm a medical specialist in pathologist which includes virology. I trained at Cambridge University in the UK and the expert in the pathology section of the medical association. As previously an assistant professor in the faculty of medicine doing a lot of teaching. I was a chairman of the royal college of physicians of Canada examination committee in pathology in Ottawa. But more to the point I’m currently the chairman of a biotechnology company in North Carolina selling the covid-19 test and on that you might say I know a little bit about all of this. The bottom line is simply this... There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It's outrageous. This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public. There is absolutely nothing that can be done to contain this virus. Other than protecting more vulnerable people. It should be known as nothing more than a bad flu season. This is not Ebola. It's not sars. It's politics playing medicine and that's a very dangerous game. There's no action of any kind needed other than what happened last year, we stayed home, we took chicken noodle soup, but didn't visit granny and we decided when we would return to work. We didn't need anyone to tell us. Masks are utterly useless. There is no evidence base for their effectiveness whatsoever. Paper masks and fabric masks are simply virtue signalling. They're not even effective most of the time. It's utterly ridiculous. Seeing these unfortunate uneducated people and I’m not saying that in -- [indiscernible] sense, seeing these people walk around like lemmings without any knowledge base to put the mask on their face. Social distancing is also useless because covid is spread by aerosols. Which travel 30m or so before landing. Enclosures have had such terrible unintended consequences. Everywhere should be open tomorrow, as was stated in the great Barrington declaration that I circulated prior to this meeting And a word on testing, I do want to emphasize that only the business of testing for covid, I do want to emphasize that positive test results do not underline a clinical infection much it's simply driving public hysteria and all testing should stop unless you're presenting to hospital with some respiratory problem. All that should be done is to protect the vulnerable and to give them all in the nursing home, give them all 3 to 5,000 units of vitamin d every day which has been shown to radically reduce the likely hood of infection. Using the province's own statistics, the risk of death under 65 in this province is one in 300,000. One in 300,000. You've got to get a grip on this. The scale of the response that you're undertaking is utterly ridiculous given the consequences of acting in a way that you're proposing. All kinds of suicides, business closures, funerals, he weddings, et cetera, et cetera, it's simply outrageous. It's just another bad flu. And you've got to get your minds around that. Let people make their own decisions. You should be totally out of the business of medicine; you're being led down the garden path by the chief medical officer of health in this province. I am absolutely outraged that this has reached this level. It should all stop tomorrow. Thank you very much. >> well, thank you for that. Again, hopefully all layers of government are listening. We definitely appreciate everything that you just had to say. DR ROGER HODKINSON - TO COUNCIL CHAMBERS - CITY OF EDMONTON