Gunnar Nelson has not been shy about his thoughts regarding lockdowns caused by the pandemic. In a recent interview with Australia’s The Rockpit, Nelson states that he personally had COVID-19 and that “it’s not a big deal”.
“Dude, I already had it. It’s the flu. It’s not a big deal. I’m telling you. It’s really not. It’s not a big deal at all. My whole family had it. It’s not a big deal.
“We all know who the high-risk people are,” Nelson continued. “Of course, somebody who’s going through cancer treatment, or if they made some lifestyle choices that put them at risk or whatever, of course, they should stay home. I get it. But it’s the flu. What can I say? It’s the flu.”
Nelson went on to discuss the impact that lockdowns have had on society as a whole. “We’re social creatures,” he stated. “I think the most difficult thing, to be honest with you… I don’t know if you guys [in Australia] had mandates of lockdowns and stuff. We did here in the beginning of this whole thing, which I think was stupid for our country to do, and a lot of businesses went under. Then that breeds alcoholism and drug addiction and despair in general. I think it’s just really been tough on humans, ’cause we’re social creatures. It’s just very difficult to not trust your neighbor and to not socialize with them. It’s gonna have an impact.”
While lockdowns are definitely not an ideal situation for anyone, many Dr’s would disagree about it being just “the flu”. To date COVID-19 has killed 1.71 million people and has long lasting effects for many other millions of people around the world. No other disease has the impact that COVID-19 has had.
You can view the full interview below.