German physician calls COVID-19 hype and an “alleged” epidemic – formerly ran his own hospital with flu diseases monitoring system

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg is a German physician who according to an interview with Ovalmedia – was in charge of a hospital that had its own flu/disease monitoring network. Here’s what the German physician said “I would like to tell you something about the coronavirus epidemic that we are allegedly having right now. First, I thought this hype is going to end again, but it has increased so much and we finally have to start taking a closer look.”

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg first became prominently known across the world when he accused the manufacturers of flu drugs and vaccines of influencing the World Health Organization’s decision to declare a pandemic. In a 2010 article with the Daily Mail, Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg said “In order to promote their patented drugs and vaccines against flu, pharmaceutical companies have influenced scientists and official agencies, responsible for public health standards, to alarm governments worldwide.”

He continued;

“They have made them squander tight healthcare resources for inefficient vaccine strategies and needlessly exposed millions of healthy people to the risk of unknown side-effects of insufficiently tested vaccines.” Sounds like a similar strategy to today doesn’t it?

What did he say about Covid-19?

In his interview with Ovalmedia that was released on March 13th, 2020 Dr. Wodarg showed great concern about the current use of the Corman-Drosten PCR protocol that almost all PCR tests are derived from. This is the same concern echoed by Randy Hillier, an independent MPP from Lanark-Frontenac-Kingston in Ontario, in his request for an expedited federal investigation into scientific fraud in public health policies.

In this letter, Mr. Hillier discusses the potential conflict of interest with the Corman-Drosten protocol being approved:

“The Corman-Drosten Protocol was submitted to the WHO on January 13, eight days prior to the date it was submitted to the medical journal Eurosurveillance for ―peer review. The WHO released the Corman-Drosten Protocol on January 21, the same day it was submitted to Eurosurveillance. Drosten sits on the board of Eurosurveillance, a conflict of interest.”

Back to Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg – “I worked as a doctor and conducted a health department, I had my own sentinel, my own monitoring system for flu diseases. Every year I observed how many people became sick in an area of 150,000 inhabitants. Every new year – worldwide – we have new types of viruses because the viruses have to change themselves. If the same viruses just came back again in the next year, our immune system would recognize them so they would not be able to make us sick or to multiply – which is what they want.”

Dr. Wodarg went on to explain what he believes transpired to create the hype around Covid-19:

“There are about 100 different types of viruses that are changing constantly. Up to now, we didn’t really care which viruses caused this flu… or disease or however you want to call it. But there have been investigations over several years in Glasgow. There they tried to use the available test – that means they didn’t examine all 100 types, but just the ones they had tests for. So they looked at maybe 8 or 10 different viruses and coronaviruses have always been part of them.”

Dr. Wodarg goes on to describe the figures:

“The coronaviruses normally make up 7% to 15%, maybe 5% to 14%, it always fluctuates a bit. Hence, it’s just normal that a big part of viruses are coronaviruses.”

He then describes how he believes we got to the current situation with Covid-19:

“So the following happens: In Wuhan, there is the biggest safety laboratory for viruses in whole China. So there are a lot of experts on the topic, dealing with it all day long. Wuhan is a big city, 11 million inhabitants, big hospitals, big intensive care units, always people being ventilated, people with pneumonia… hundred of them and they did tests with a few patients, less than 50, looked for the viruses they had and examined the RNA in the laboratory and they found a new type. This attracted their attention. When a virologist finds something like this he puts it in a global database. And this data is accessible for scientists all over the world, in Berlin for example. In Berlin, they checked and compared this new entry and tried to create a test to measure this new variant of coronavirus.”

This is where Dr. Wodarg’s opinion of the Corman-Drosten PCR test and Ontarian MPP Randy Hillier’s begin to overlap:

Then Mr. Drosten submitted a protocol to the WHO and it got admitted really quickly. Usually, a test is considered a product of medicine, it has to be validated. That means it has to be checked very precisely. What does this test actually say? What does it measure? The mentioned test is an in-house test developed in the Charite-clinic. But because there weren’t any validated tests and the great panic arose, it was decided to just use this test everywhere – and then Mr. Drosten provided the test.

Of course, the virologist can’t say if the virus is dangerous or not. He can only say “this one is different” or “we have a test for this”… but is this virus dangerous Mr. Drosten? How is he supposed to know? He would need further epidemiological data based on observations of how sick people are. How fast do they get healthy again? Is there less victims than before? That’s why it’s important to look at the data from previous years to compare them. To look at the mortality rates to see how many people died of the virus.

So while looking for a specific virus, for example the coronavirus, you can examine the total population. What you will find is that presumably around 8% or 10% of the population will have some kind of virus that makes them sick. But if you examine medical practices, do your tests there, to determine who is sick, then of course you would find a lot more positive cases. And if you examine hospitals and take samples there then you would find even more corona-infected people. That is to say, that depending on what proportions of the population you examine, whether it is the whole population, patients in the waiting room, people in a clinic, or when you examine very ill patients in the intensive care unit that are about to die – you will expectedly find these 7%-15% coronaviruses every time you do a test.”

Dr. Wolfgang Wodarg then goes on to describe the issue with Covid-19 ‘deaths’:

“However, if they die of the coronavirus or of other viruses while just having also corona – can’t be determined for sure with this.”

Dr. Wodarg talks Italy death rates

Dr. Wodarg said “when you look at the death rates in Italy, you want to know where these tests have been taken. Where and how have these available tests been used? If they were used in a hospital on a serious or terminally ill cases then obviously the corona death rate rises. Just because it looked like it because of the specific group that was examined.” This is an interesting thought as he is essentially saying – if they looked for the virus in hospitals or critically ill patients first – then of course the death rate would rise. He said on average, at any time there would be 5-14% of patients in hospitals with that a coronavirus.

The PCR test is extremely problematic as it can pick up other viruses as well. Don’t believe me – look at the FDA document describing PCR testing that says “this test cannot rule out diseases caused by other bacterial or viral pathogens” and that “detection of viral RNA may not indicate the presence of infectious virus or that 2019-nCoV is the causative agent for clinical symptoms.” In lamens terms, a positive PCR test doesn’t mean that your infectious or that the COVID is even the causative agent for clinical symptoms and you can pick up other viruses/pathogens with it – this gives major credibility to Dr. Wodarg’s opinion which echoes this information.

Italy kicked off the lockdowns for the rest of the world

Although many are quick to condemn China for causing the mayhem they now face in their home countries – we shouldn’t forget it was Italy’s response to Covid-19 that legitimized the fear and draconian approaches of the rest of the world. Italy locked down and proved to the rest of the democratic world that they could do the same – almost every nation followed. They also legitimized the fear China had created with their propaganda campaign that showed Chinese citizens falling in the streets – something I believe to have been more theatrical than anything else.

So in essence, I’m saying lockdowns are Italy’s fault – they legitimized lockdowns for democratic nations and hyped the fear around Covid-19 that China had begun creating.


Something to consider about Italy – Before Italy locked down and showed the rest of the world that a democratic nation could shutter its citizens if they cranked up the fear enough – they were facing excess deaths from what some are calling a flu epidemic.

Look at this quote from “Investigating the impact of influenza on excess mortality in all ages in Italy during recent seasons (2013/14–2016/17 seasons)” published in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases:

“We estimated excess deaths of 7,027, 20,259, 15,801 and 24,981 attributable to influenza epidemics in the 2013/14, 2014/15, 2015/16 and 2016/17, respectively, using the Goldstein index.”

The studies introduction tell us the following:

“In Italy, the 2014/15 season was characterized by a co-circulation of A/H1N1pdm09 (52%) and A/H3N2 (41%) strains, while during the 2016/17 season, the A/H3N2 virus predominated (93%) (NIH, 2018).In recent years, Italy has been registering peaks in death rates, particularly among the elderly during the winter season. A mortality rate of 10.7 per 1,000 inhabitants was observed in the winter season 2014/2015 (more than 375,000 deaths in absolute terms), corresponding to an estimated 54,000 excess deaths (+9.1%) as compared to 2014 (Signorelli and Odone, 2016), representing the highest reported mortality rate since the Second World War in Italy (UN, 2019). 

A mortality rate of 10.7 per 1,000 inhabitants was observed in the winter season 2014/2015 (more than 375,000 deaths in absolute terms), corresponding to an estimated 54,000 excess deaths (+9.1%) as compared to 2014 (Signorelli and Odone, 2016), representing the highest reported mortality rate since the Second World War in Italy

Investigating the impact of influenza on excess mortality in all ages in Italy during recent seasons (2013/14–2016/17 seasons) –
Aldo Rosano

This is also interesting data as in 2016, this was the year with the highest reported excess deaths of those studied. In this year, A/H2N2 was the predominant virus detected (93%) and is known to lead to higher hospitalizations which could lead to higher deaths (see picture below).

So to summarize, if Italy was already having very bad flu years and the government decided to test those in hospital or that were terminally ill – they would definitely increase the perception that Covid-19 was much deadlier than it is as they would have at least 5-14% of that population that would test positive for coronavirus according to Dr. Wodarg.

This is because as I outlined above in the FDA document – PCR tests can pick up other pathogens and a positive doesn’t mean your sick with COVID-19. This means that Dr. Wodarg could most certainly have an argument worth discussion – the PCR tests could pick up those coronaviruses that would already be in those patients.

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Published by Greg Staley

Greg Staley is a husband, and a father to 3 beautiful girls. He is a concerned citizen who is closely watching his government's actions through critical thinking, and assessment of all qualified and relevant data. He believes in going to the Primary sources of data at all times if possible.