BELLEVILLE, NJ – The mayor of Belleville, New Jersey, Michael Melham has called for an investigation into the timeline of the COVID-19 outbreak in the United States. Melham recently tested positive for coronavirus anti-bodies, claiming he was gravely ill from November into December 2019.
Additionally, Melham said he has been criticized by many for his assumption and even threatened to not go against the government’s stance that the virus reached America sometime around February for the first time.
“I stand up to say that I was sick in November I met all of the criteria. I have a positive antibody test and I am certainly not alone in my assertion that I was sick in November,” he said. “There are many, many other people and I asked I asked on Twitter. I’m still waiting for a major US market based media company to do an investigation to do his study into one just how many people think they were sick and then go back and find out how many people actually thought they were sick and have tested positive for the antibody.”
Melham is calling for an increase in antibody testing for New Jersey residents and Americans and he feels many are going to find out their illnesses this winter might actually have been COVID-19.
“I think that will settle a lot of debate, so I mean there are people that think that I’m a conspiracy theorist, I am NOT there are people that think I’m a crazy tinfoil hat-wearing person you can tell I’m not,” he added. “I’m just somebody that believes what a lot of other people believe, but the difference is this, I’m a mayor of a city in New Jersey that’s been ravaged by coronavirus.”
He said he is certain that his situation is not unique.
“I think that gives me some credibility to speak on this and I think I have a voice and there are a lot of people that have warned me,” he added. “I’ve been issued warnings for my safety I’ve been issued warnings that say you know don’t cross this administration and don’t cross that government.”
It has nothing to do with politics, according to Melham.
“I’m not here to talk about an administration I’m not here to talk about a specific country,” he said. “I’m here to say that I believe I was in November I believe there’s a lot of evidence that supports that and I believe there are thousands if not tens of thousands that can pair with me on that.”