Former US Naval Intelligence Officer John Jordan says the coronavirus is proving not to be as fatal as first thought.
The United States recorded more than 143,000 deaths and nearly four million infections since the beginning of the pandemic.
“Deaths are still not where all the doomsayers said they were and that’s going to change the political dynamic in this country and force public opinion shifts,” Mr Jordan told Sky News.
“Follow the science, we’re learning more about this, that in fact it’s more contagious than we all thought, it’s far more widespread but it’s not as lethal as we all thought.”
He said the elderly, diabetic and obese made up more than 90 per cent of deaths in the United States.
“So we’re finding out the infection fatality rate is very, very low,” he said.