Michael Fumento, who made similar remarks on Dennis Prager’s radio show in early 2020, wrote in the New York Post Jan. 23, 2020: “…there appears to be nothing very special about this outbreak of the 2019-nCoV or Wuhan virus. It should actually be called the DvV, or Déjà vu Virus, because we have been through these hysterias before. Over and over. Heterosexual AIDS, Ebola repeatedly, the H1N1 swine flu that was actually vastly milder than the regular flu and, especially, severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in 2003.”
March 8, 2020, Fumento wrote: “… the spread of the virus continues to slow. …This month, the Northern Hemisphere, which includes the countries with the most cases, starts heating up. Almost all respiratory viruses hate warm and moist weather. That’s why flu dies out in America every year by May at the latest and probably why Latin America has reported only 25 coronavirus cases. The Philippines, where I live, has about a third of the US population, but it’s so damned hot and humid here, so far we have had no confirmed cases of internal transmission.”
A Google search reveals that 12,604 people have died of corona virus in the Philippines.
Fumento has kept publishing about Covid-19 all through the past year despite being so dramatically wrong about the severity of the virus.