Thomas Renz, an attorney with the citizens' group Ohio Stands Up!, spoke to the Ohio House State and Local Government Committee in support of the GOP-backed House Bill 90, which would implement legislative oversight of pandemic-related orders given by Ohio Gov. Mike DeWine.
Renz testified over the course of about 36 minutes that he opposed the harsh orders imposed by DeWine, a Republican, and health officials amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Renz noted that officials initially thought the fatality rate from the CCP (Chinese Communist Party) virus would be much higher than the flu, but it turned out to be close to the influenza fatality rate.
He also alleged that no one under the age of 19 has died from COVID-19 in the state, among other claims; state officials say 11 children under 19 have died from the disease.
YouTube removed video of his testimony that was posted by the Ohio Advocates for Medical Freedom.