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An Australian doctor has come out swinging against controversial celebrity chef Pete Evans.
Former My Kitchen Rules co-host Evans has spent a large part of 2020 gathering headlines for all the wrong reasons. He's made some dubious claims about the coronavirus pandemic and the 5G network, and has gained a big following on social media.
He made some new claims that the spread of Covid-19 didn't exist like the experts have told us because he doesn't believe the 'narrative'.
In an interview, Evans said: "Is that what we've come here to do? Do we have the belief in ourselves that we're contagious, that we are spreaders of something?
"I choose not to believe in that narrative because it doesn't make any sense to me."
The interviewer said that type of medical advice could cause some people to not take the pandemic seriously, but Evans rejected that notion.
Since the chat went public, one doctor has spoken out against Evans in the most savage way.
Melbourne GP Dr Vyom Sharma said in a tweet: "'I choose not to believe that narrative because it doesn't make any sense to me' - that is the literal Merriam Webster dictionary definition of 'f***ing idiot'.
"Einstein's theory of special relativity makes no sense to me.
"But I believe the narrative because I know there are people out there who are smarter than me, and know more things. And hence I rely on my GPS when driving."
Evans has made plenty of claims about the coronavirus since the pandemic started and one cost him dearly. The Therapeutic Goods Administration fined the celebrity chef $25,000 for spruiking a light machine that he suggested could help cleanse the body and protect users against Covid-19.
He's also suggested that 'hugging' and 'self-love' are better than social distancing and masks, and attempted to cast doubt on the experts who have been guiding us through the pandemic.
"Maybe these experts know that there are other options out there rather than mandatory vaccines," he said in a Facebook Live video.
"Maybe sunlight could be the best vaccine in the world. Maybe good nutrition could be the best vaccine in the world.
"Maybe self-love, maybe hugging and connecting to other human beings and looking at different points of view could be the best vaccine in the world for our community moving forward."
At the moment, there have been more than 54 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus and there are few signs the pandemic is letting up, especially as half the world begins to go into winter.
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