Controversial YouTuber Jake Paul Calls Coronavirus a ‘Hoax' in Absurd and Combative Interview
Added 11-25-20 12:34:02pm EST - “In a recent interview with? The Daily Beast's Marlow Stern, controversial YouTuber? Jake Paul? said he believes the coronavirus is a "hoax" and no deadlier than the flu -- later adding that "98 percent of news is fake."” - Mediaite.com
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In a recent interview with The Daily Beast’s Marlow Stern, controversial YouTuber Jake Paul said he believes the coronavirus is a “hoax” and no deadlier than the flu — later adding that “98 percent of news is fake.”
“There are people losing jobs, there are small businesses who are going bankrupt, there are millions of people who are unemployed right now, people are turning to alcohol and drugs to cope with everything that’s going on. This is the most detrimental thing to our society,” Paul said. “COVID cases are at less than one percent, and I think the disease is a hoax.”
In Los Angeles, where Paul lives, Covid-19 cases are not at less than one percent. The daily positivity rate was 7.3 percent as of this week, which shows a massive spike from the 3.9 percent reported at the beginning of the month.
“A hundred percent of our nation is shut down due to the 1 percent who’s at risk, so that’s what I meant about how COVID doesn’t make sense to me. It doesn’t add up,” he added, doubling down on his baseless conspiracy theory. “There’s something more behind it that the government’s not telling us, and to me it just sucks, because so many kids’ lives are being affected by this because we’re worried about the one percent who are gonna die. And it sucks.”
Seemingly unphased by the fact that the United State logged nearly 2,100 coronavirus-related deaths on Tuesday — the pandemic’s most lethal day in more than six month — Paul added, “I don’t want those people to die, and nobody wants them to die, but it is the process of life. And shit happens, so… I don’t know.”
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