A leaflet has been distributed across Willenhall which accuses the Government, the NHS and the media of pushing an agenda over Covid-19.
The leaflet made claims that facts about Covid-19 were being misrepresented and used to create the illusion of a deadly pandemic and force lockdown measures to be implemented.
Walsall Labour Group Leader Cllr Aftab Nawaz said that he had been contacted by a number of concerned residents who had received the glossy leaflet, titled “Covid-19 – An evidence-based analysis”.
Cllr Nawaz said many people in the borough and across the country had suffered as a result of Covid-19 and urged people who had received this leaflet or seen this leaflet to ignore the false claims and follow Government guidelines.
Cllr Nawaz continued:
“As somebody who knew a lot of people who passed away from Covid-19 as well as families affected by it, I think this is absolutely disgraceful.
“It’s obvious someone has spent money on this, it is a glossy well laid out leaflet and not something that has been quickly run up on a home printer.
It’s quite sickening knowing that so many people have lost their lives. Covid-19 is here and it is real. Communities and everyone should understand that and take the precautions that we’ve been told to take.
“This kind of nonsense leads to people doubting whether they should be taking the precautions that keep them safe and that could cost someone’s life if they take notice of this.
“I’d urge people to disregard what it says in this leaflet, listen to Government advice and take it seriously.”
“The fact it’s not attributed to anyone not only shows how dangerous this material is but also the cowardice of the people putting this message out.
“I’m aware there are conspiracy theories out there but as a nation we have suffered so much and as a borough we’ve suffered so much so for anybody to even have one thought of doubt around the dangerous situation is not what we need.
“If anyone is aware of who is delivering or distributing this leaflet please contact the council or the police. We must all work together to protect our communities from such dangerous material.”