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Goop expert says coronavirus doesn't exist: 'There is potentially no such thing'

Kelly Brogan says 'it's not possible to prove that any given pathogen has induced death' 

Goop contributor suggests coronavirus isn't real

A Goop contributor’s social media posts are being removed after she claimed that coronavirus may not exist and that deaths from the virus are likely caused by fear.

According to Kelly Brogan, a “holistic psychiatrist,” according to her website, who has previously written blog posts and Q&A's for Goop and appeared as an expert on panels for Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, she doesn’t think the virus is real because she doesn’t believe in “germ-based contagion”.

Brogan shared her reasoning in lengthy videos shared to social media last week, as reported by The Daily Beast.

In one video titled: “What Is Going On?” which is still available to view on Vimeo, Brogan says that deaths attributed to the virus are “likely being accelerated by the fear itself”.

“And I’m sure you understand that, the role of fear in all this,” Brogan says.

The New York Times bestselling author also compares the contagious virus to her child having a runny nose - explaining that she is just as likely to drink from their glass because contagion is “not a conceptual framework that I operate within”.

Rather than believe that the virus is a real threat, Brogan encourages her followers to “try on other narratives” beyond the mainstream one that says coronavirus is a dangerous pandemic, before suggesting the possibility that the US government is planning to “link our passports with our vaccination records” as a method of gaining “totalitarian governmental control not unlike the divide-and-conquer dehumanization agendas that preceded the Holocaust”.

According to Brogan, alternative narratives her followers may want to consider include those of Louise Hay, who is credited as being one of the founders of the self-help movement, Mercola, a website run by Dr Mecola, an alternative health proponent who has received warnings from the FDA over false medical claims, or the pseudoscientific theories of German doctor Ryke Geerd Hamer.

Explaining that we are all going to “be okay,” Brogan concludes the video adding:“We are all already okay”.

According to The Daily Beast, Facebook and Instagram removed Brogan’s videos after determining that they “violate our policies”.

In a recent post to Instagram, Brogan acknowledged the removal and encouraged her followers to subscribe to her newsletter “rather than just following me here, because, well, you know…”

“Because censorship is real and underway,” she continued in the caption. “Two posts removed and one blocked in the past week. What a purification process this is!”

In the US, where there have been 46,168 confirmed cases of coronavirus, 582 people have died from the virus.

The Independent has contacted Brogan and Goop for comment.

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