Piers Corbyn’s coronavirus claims ‘bonkers’, says Ian Collins

Monday, May 18, 2020

talkRADIO’s Ian Collins has criticised Piers Corbyn for claiming the coronavirus outbreak is not a pandemic.

Mr Corbyn, the brother of the former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, denied the virus had caused more deaths than normal.

“The number of people dying in January to April [this year] is less than the numbers that have died [over the same period] in the last five years, so it’s not a pandemic,” he told Ian.

He went on to claim that the death toll reported by the government was “their narrative”.

Ian said many people would regard Mr Corbyn’s claims as “tantamount to lunacy”.

“[People] are demonstrably and provably dying in greater numbers than would normally die at this time in the year,” he said.

“Even if you don’t die, it’s a deeply unpleasant thing to have if you get a medium version of coronavirus. People are dying; you’re denying it, that’s a bit bonkers isn’t it,” he added.

It was Mr Corbyn’s first interview since he was arrested, along with 18 other protesters at a demonstration against the lockdown on Saturday.

He was taken away after declining to leave when asked by a police officer and refusing to give his details when asked.

At the protest he had proclaimed 5G and coronavirus were connected, calling it a “pack of lies to brainwash you and keep you in order”.

There is no evidence to link 5G and Covid-19.

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