Viral, A Review

By Andy May

Alina Chan is a molecular biologist specializing in gene therapy and cell engineering at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard. She partnered with the famous science writer, Matt Ridley, to write Viral, the Search for the Origin of COVID-19. The book was published November 16, 2021, and the combination of Dr. Chan’s expertise and Dr. Ridley’s impeccable writing skills make the book read like an Agatha Christie whodunnit. It is fascinating, educational, and an entertaining read. Well worth your time. This review is based on the Kindle version.

The book is about the search for the origins of the coronavirus—SARS-CoV-2—that causes COVID-19 by a small group of amateur and professional investigators that call themselves “Drastic.” The name means “Decentralized Radical Autonomous Search Team Investigating COVID-19.” This organization traces its beginnings to Twitter, and it gained substantial credibility when Facebook labeled its posts as “false information.” Nearly all the findings of Drastic have subsequently been found to be true. There is no definitive proof that COVID-19 was genetically altered in the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV), but the book does an excellent job of laying out the evidence.

In early January of 2020, as the seriousness of COVID-19 was becoming apparent, Dr. Shi of the WIV, found that the SARS-CoV-2 gene sequence was a near perfect match (96.2%) to one of her Institute’s bat viruses, named 4991, aka RaTG13. Yet when she published this discovery February 3, she neglected to cite her own 2016 paper describing the origin of the virus. The sample was collected in 2012 in a Mojiang County, Yunnan Province copper mine 1,800 km from Wuhan, where three people from the mine died of an unknown respiratory illness. A 2013 thesis concluded that the miners died of a SARS-like coronavirus from bats in the mine. The virus, at that time, could not spread from human to human, only from bats to humans. This was the beginning of a Chinese-led coverup of the data required to establish the origins of SARS-CoV-2. The coverup was aided by an American, Dr. Peter Daszak of the Eco-Health Alliance, who obtained U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for the WIV.  

In November of 2020, Nature published an addendum acknowledging the existence of the 2013 thesis and the story of the 2012 Mojiang copper mine deaths and virus sample. Drastic had uncovered all these important facts and the Nature addendum confirmed the results of their investigation, which had been ridiculed as a “conspiracy theory” by the mainstream media, Daszak, and other prominent virologists. It seems the only serious investigative journalism being done on the origins of SARS-CoV-2 was by bloggers.

There are two crucial facts that play an important role in this mystery. When a virus jumps from an animal to humans (called a zoonotic event) it must adapt to its human host through a quick series of mutations. First it needs adapt to the human cells it will invade and finally it must change so that it can transmit from human to human. These steps have not been found for SARS-CoV-2, it appeared in 2019 fully formed and already adapted to humans. Normally the zoonotic source for a new virus is found very quickly, as it was for 2003 SARS, since these necessary mutations can be seen in samples from the animal source and in the first human-to-human victims, but no zoonotic source has been found for SARS-CoV-2. The question is why?

Dr. George Gao, the director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention in Beijing originally thought the novel SARS-CoV-2 virus came from the Wuhan seafood market, but later found that the seafood market was a victim, the virus existed and was being passed from human to human long before it was observed in people or animals in the market. It was people who brought the virus to the market, not the other way around.

There is no definitive way to tell a genetically engineered virus from a natural mutation. As Chan and Ridley write: “Today’s technology allows the seamless construction of entire virus genomes.” However, strange and unnatural gene sequences can give investigators clues. It is interesting that Dr. Kristian Anderson emailed Dr. Fauci on January 31, 2020, saying that “some of the features (potentially) look engineered.” Many other prominent virologists thought the same. Yet, in public they said the opposite. Seven days later, Dr. Daszac wrote: “We stand together to strongly condemn conspiracy theories suggesting that 2019-nCoV does not have a natural origin.”

Engineering animal viruses to spread through the air from human to human had been done before. In May 2012, Dr. Yoshiro Kawaoka’s research group at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Tokyo published a paper on how they engineered a version of the highly deadly H5N1 poultry virus to spread through the air from mammal to mammal. Kawaoka’s results were duplicated by Dr. Fouchier at Erasmus University in Rotterdam.

These two papers caused an uproar in the medical community, why were researchers manufacturing deadly airborne diseases? When H5N1 does infect humans, it is 60% deadly. It is only caught directly from birds during their slaughter, it has not mutated (naturally) to spread from human to human. These were not rogue researchers working in secret military labs, but eminent researchers in major universities that were funded by the NIH. The researcher’s motive was to see if it could be done, NIH funded them for that purpose, interesting, but is it worth the risk?

There is a long list of labs that accidentally released deadly viruses and bacteria that later killed people, is this a reasonable and safe expenditure of NIH funds? Smallpox and foot-and-mouth escaped from laboratories in the U.K., Marburg escaped from labs in Russia and Germany, among others. U.S. laboratories notified federal authorities of 1,500 accidental releases of pathogens between 2006 and 2013. Escapes are not rare occurrences. The H1N1 epidemic almost certainly originated from an accidental laboratory release in China during a vaccine trial, as Chan and Ridley explain in their book on page 150.

How likely is it that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a laboratory? It has never been found in an animal that has not had close contact with humans infected with COVID-19 and the closest animal virus is the aforementioned RaTG13. RaTG13 is only a 96% match to SARS-CoV-2, not close enough to be the direct source. This is suspicious, but not definitive. There is no evidence that Chinese researchers adapted RatG13 to humans through human cell cultures or humanized animal tissues, and lacking that, we don’t know if SARS-CoV-2 was engineered. It is possible for a virus to magically appear, fully adapted to humans, with no intermediate versions present in any animal, but very unlikely. That is the point of the book, draw your own conclusions.

It is also important to consider that no evidence of a natural origin for SARS-CoV-2 has surfaced. This is extraordinary when we consider how quickly the natural origin of the 2003 SARS epidemic was found in Guangdong. Locating the original 2003 SARS infected animals took several months, but antibodies were found in the Guangdong animal traders very quickly and nothing like that has been found in the animal markets in Wuhan. Eighty thousand animal samples, from dozens of species, and hundreds of animal carcasses from the seafood markets have all tested negative for the virus.

Chan and Ridley remind us that while WIV has published scores of papers on the various viruses that it has manipulated and tested, not one of the papers mentions a virus like SARS-CoV-2. If we conclude that SARS-CoV-2 was engineered there, we must believe that it was done during the brief window between the genetic engineering procedure and the first paper on the new virus.

Since Viral was published, Taiwan News has reported that Taiwan’s Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC) head Chen Shih-chung has confirmed that the Delta variant of the virus infected a researcher in a Biosafety Level 3 laboratory. The genetic sequence of the Delta variant the researcher was infected with matches the samples she had been working on and does not match the local Taiwan Delta strain. Laboratory accidents do happen.

Chan and Ridley do not accuse China or WIV of deliberately releasing the virus, in their opinion the release, if it happened, was accidental, just as it was in the Level-3 lab in Taiwan. However, the absurd secrecy imposed by the Chinese government is odd, if they have nothing to hide. The location of the cave where RaTG13 came from is well known but remains strictly off limits to journalists, scientists, and people who try and approach the mine. Invariably people who try to approach the mine are followed and detained by police. Requests by WHO and the CDC to participate and help in the Chinese investigations into the origins of SARS-CoV-2 have been denied. Likewise requests for critical data are denied.

No matter that there is no conclusive evidence for the lab-leak theory or the natural theory, there is no excuse to withhold evidence and data on the origin of SARS-CoV-2. The virus caused death, suffering, and loss worldwide. China has an ethical obligation to share whatever it can to help find the cause. Withholding data and access to the likely origin point only makes them look guilty and helps no one.

The book is well organized, illuminating, and well written, as we would expect from Matt Ridley. The book is authoritative due to the eminent credentials of Dr. Alina Chan. I highly recommend the book to anyone interested in the source of COVID-19, which is probably everyone.

Chan and Ridley testified on the origins of COVID-19 before the U.K. Parliament and the video is here. Their testimony begins about 18 minutes in.

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January 3, 2022 10:09 am

Thanks for the introduction to and review of the book, Andy.


Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 3, 2022 9:51 pm


Told you so one year ago – proof that the Covid-19 “vaccines” are dangerous – deadly and ineffective. Much more harmful than the Covid-19 virus.

Deaths in 3Q&4Q2021 are up 40% vs pre-pandemic levels, an enormous amount, and it’s NOT due to the Covid-19 virus – it IS caused by the toxic “vaccines”.

And now the corrupt authorities are pushing these deadly “vaccines” on our children. Do NOT let them kill your kids.

I never thought it would be so difficult to stop people from harming their own children.

Regards, Allan MacRae


“And what we saw just in third quarter, we’re seeing it continue into fourth quarter, is that death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic,” he said.

“Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.”

By Margaret Menge | The Center Square    Jan 1, 2022

(The Center Square) – The head of Indianapolis-based insurance company

OneAmerica said the death rate is up a stunning 40% from pre-pandemic levels among working-age people.

“We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference this week. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

OneAmerica is a $100 billion insurance company that has had its headquarters in Indianapolis since 1877. The company has approximately 2,400 employees and sells life insurance, including group life insurance to employers in the state.

Davison said the increase in deaths represents “huge, huge numbers,” and that’s it’s not elderly people who are dying, but “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.

“And what we saw just in third quarter, we’re seeing it continue into fourth quarter, is that death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic,” he said.

“Just to give you an idea of how bad that is, a three-sigma or a one-in-200-year catastrophe would be 10% increase over pre-pandemic,” he said. “So 40% is just unheard of.”

Davison was one of several business leaders who spoke during the virtual news conference on Dec. 30 that was organized by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce.

Most of the claims for deaths being filed are not classified as COVID-19 deaths, Davison said.

“What the data is showing to us is that the deaths that are being reported as COVID deaths greatly understate the actual death losses among working-age people from the pandemic. It may not all be COVID on their death certificate, but deaths are up just huge, huge numbers.”

He said at the same time, the company is seeing an “uptick” in disability claims, saying at first it was short-term disability claims, and now the increase is in long-term disability claims.

“For OneAmerica, we expect the costs of this are going to be well over $100 million, and this is our smallest business. So it’s having a huge impact on that,” he said.

He said the costs will be passed on to employers purchasing group life insurance policies, who will have to pay higher premiums.

The CDC weekly death counts, which reflect the information on death certificates and so have a lag of up to eight weeks or longer, show that for the week ending Nov. 6, there were far fewer deaths from COVID-19 in Indiana compared to a year ago – 195 verses 336 – but more deaths from other causes – 1,350 versus 1,319.

These deaths were for people of all ages, however, while the information referenced by Davison was for working-age people who are employees of businesses with group life insurance policies.

At the same news conference where Davison spoke, Brian Tabor, the president of the Indiana Hospital Association, said that hospitals across the state are being flooded with patients “with many different conditions,” saying “unfortunately, the average Hoosiers’ health has declined during the pandemic.”

In a follow-up call, he said he did not have a breakdown showing why so many people in the state are being hospitalized – for what conditions or ailments. But he said the extraordinarily high death rate quoted by Davison matched what hospitals in the state are seeing.

“What it confirmed for me is it bore out what we’re seeing on the front end,…” he said.
The number of hospitalizations in the state is now higher than before the COVID-19 vaccine was introduced a year ago, and in fact is higher than it’s been in the past five years, Dr. Lindsay Weaver, Indiana’s chief medical officer, said at a news conference with Gov. Eric Holcomb on Wednesday.

Just 8.9% of ICU beds are available at hospitals in the state, a low for the year, and lower than at any time during the pandemic. But the majority of ICU beds are not taken up by COVID-19 patients – just 37% are, while 54% of the ICU beds are being occupied by people with other illnesses or conditions.

The state’s online dashboard shows that the moving average of daily deaths from COVID-19 is less than half of what it was a year ago. At the pandemic’s peak a year ago, 125 people died on one day – on Dec. 29, 2020. In the last three months, the highest number of deaths in one day was 58, on Dec. 13.

January 4, 2022 10:23 pm

“I never thought it would be so difficult to stop people from harming their own children.”

Ridiculous. Where were you when MS literally TRIPLED in France over a few years and it was (allegedly) a fluke due to soooo many people doing RMI (almost) willy-nilly (nobody does we don’t have that many machines, unlike the many kinds of Covid tests now (1)) and fortuitously finding (never happened, literally not a single case is cited by The Cult (2)) occult MS (there is no such thing as occult MS or occult debilitating disease, unlike cancer, thyroid anomalies)…

I mean, all the stuff that actually

  • is done re: cancer screening (testing of the well beings)
  • can biologically happen re: cancer (detecting (allegedly) pathological (3) cells)
  • very certainly does happen, as seen by looking at cancer rates trends, detected tumors trends, and cancer death trends, esp. breast

and is (almost universally) denied against all evidence for cancer screening, is universally asserted against all evidence for vaccines.

(A child could see that.)

Up until now the mainstream right politicians and “thinkers” were all “provax” and vaccine brainwashed. It’s COOL to see them being red pilled, but there is nothing to be proud of being blue pilled for that long.

So the left is going to mock and try do memes about the rightists caught in a contradicting, but attacking someone for taking a red pill is truly bizarre. It’s as if one would attack a long life criminal for turning his life around. Like… wut?

So I’m clearly not doing that, just pointing that some people are late at the party. The left was right all along.

(1) After the Covid crisis, who and what will they PCR? Dogs? Breeds?
(2) The Cult being the MD community, the Vaccine Church, etc.
(3) Anapaths are doing an exact science in the mental representation of many people, but they actually don’t.

Reply to  niceguy
January 5, 2022 4:38 am

ng – I cannot understand your rant.
Maybe if you curb your emotion and try to express yourself in plain English…

January 9, 2022 4:52 pm

“Branch Covidians”
Drank the Kool-aid
Took the “Vaccine”
Same result.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 3, 2022 10:19 pm

For the record – emailed to the Alberta government 8Jan2021


There is no real Covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 was only dangerous to the very elderly and infirm, and is similar in average mortality to other seasonal flu’s of recent decades.

The Covid-19 PCR test is not fit-for-purpose and provides many false positives.

Routine testing of asymptomatic people is a waste of resources and drives erroneous policies including lockdowns.

The Covid-19 lockdowns were never effective or justified. Harm done by the lockdowns exceeds by 10 to 100 times the harm from Covid-19. End all lockdowns now and do not lockdown again.

Simple, inexpensive treatments are known to save lives – Vitamin D, Ivermectin etc. Why are these treatments not being widely recommended and implemented by Alberta authorities?

The increase in deaths of the elderly in Winter is a well-established seasonal phenomenon. “Excess Winter Deaths” in the four Winter months routinely average about 100,000 per year in the USA and about 10,000 per year in Canada, as described on our 2015 summary of Excess Winter Mortality that includes the landmark Lancet study.

The Covid-19 vaccine developments were rushed and are not proven safe or effective and should NOT be taken, especially by the low-risk population – those under-65 or recovered from Covid-19. The two experimental Covid-19 vaccines that contain mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) are especially risky – due to unknown future side-effects, the risk-to-reward is far too high for the low-risk group. 


For the record – published 6Feb2021.

More on Covid-19 and the mRNA injections – they are NOT “vaccines”. These mRNA injections are experimental treatments – they are high risk and low reward.

I published against taking the mRNA injections long before I saw the following videos, based on fundamental scientific principles – a relatively mild disease, except for the very elderly and infirm, with a very low risk of dying for the vast majority of people, and a high (3%++) risk of severe complications now and later from the mRNA injections.

You don’t have to believe everything in these videos to be concerned about the very real high risk / low reward of the mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) injections.

For the record, I take the flu shots every year but I will not take the mRNA injections.

Regards, Allan

Uncontrollable Tremors
Bell’s Palsy or Guillain-Barre Syndrome
CDC: 181 deaths

January 4, 2022 3:17 pm

Hi Allan, I read somewhere ( apologies I can’t remember where) talk of mrna technology being incorporated into flu shots. I have no idea if true or not but wouldn’t be surprised if it is true. Just a heads up before your next jab, in case you hadn’t heard.

January 4, 2022 4:42 pm

Antivax sentiment is discrediting climate skepticism.

Reply to  Phil Salmon
January 5, 2022 12:58 am

At the moment antivax sentiment seems to be the wisest stance.

Reply to  Phil Salmon
January 5, 2022 7:34 am

Phil, “antivax” (as currently being used) == “denier”. Nothing more than a way to dismiss a position without engaging, especially given that it is a strawman.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 3, 2022 10:43 pm

Canadian Covid Care Alliance

Summary – Slide 48

• It’s clear that Pfizer – and the agencies overseeing their trials – failed to follow established, high quality safety and efficacy protocols right from the beginning.

• We have presented Level 1 evidence of harm from Pfizer’s own trial data. Any government which has approved these inoculations, much less mandated them, knew or should have known from the available data that harm would be caused to its citizens.

• Any government that approved this medical intervention for its citizens should have ensured that the trial had used the appropriate clinical endpoints and high quality safety science.

• Any government official who possesses this evidence and continues to allow its citizens to be inoculated with a toxic agent is, at the very least, negligent.
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Last edited 1 year ago by Allan MacRae
January 4, 2022 9:51 am

Alan, I appreciate your thoroughness, but I got the J&J (Jannsen) vaxx and have had absolutely NO/ZERO bad reactions to it. I also got my flu shot some weeks later. None of that keeps you from catching the common cold, but as I said, I have had zero issues with what I got.

Your question: “Why are these simple treatments not being used?” is pertinent, but this entire business has been sideswiped and taken over as a way to control people, and nothing else. I’m as concerned about school kids as anyone else. They want to go back to school. Why are restaurants being told to shut down again? They pay taxes into the state’s coffers.

This has rapidly become a nonsensical and monumentally stupid way to bring civilization to a halt. It isn’t working too well, either.

Reply to  Sara
January 5, 2022 4:56 am

Hi Sara,
The vaccines are dangerous and ineffective. I suggest that just because you dodged the bullet is no reason to do it again and again.
However, once you get eight jabs, the Frequent Pfizer Program will give you a free toaster.
There is strong evidence of significant variability in the concentrations of the jabs – some lots are much more toxic than others.
My rough estimate of short-term deaths caused by the Covid-19 injections is about 1 in 500 – so most people will be OK in the short term – longer term, not so much.
Another researcher’s credible estimate of jab-caused deaths is 1 in 60 in the first year, based on UK data. Hope he’s wrong – we’ll see.
Best wishes.

Paul C
January 4, 2022 10:52 am

I see little point in risking an experimental jab, when the disease it claims to protect against has less likelihood of adverse events than those of the jab.
I got a positive lateral flow result last Thursday, after getting a sudden wave of exhaustion the day before, and then mild headache and muscle aches. Symptoms consistent only with the Omicron variant currently sweeping the UK. No PCR tests available for general population in this area at that time – but I am personally satisfied that this is different to any previous virus I have had in the last fifty years. Immediate self-isolation, and followed a version of the Vitamin D (+C) hammer protocol, the primary symptoms lasted about three days, giving way to slight cold symptoms which I still have. I did a lateral flow again today, and it remains faintly positive. Bored with this solitary confinement, but hopeful that the viral pandemic is almost over. The vaccine injury pandemic may only just be beginning.

Reply to  Paul C
January 5, 2022 5:04 am

My very capable physician friends said weeks ago that we should just let Omicron run and quickly get herd immunity – no more lockdowns, masks, isolation, “vaccines”, etc. I agree.
Omicron is more contagious but much less severe.
Our governments will almost certainly do the opposite, and stretch it out in time and make things worse. That’s what they do best.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 4, 2022 8:57 am

Note to corrupt politicians, health authorities, big-pharma drug pushers and media: LEAVE OUR KIDS ALONE – GO VAXX YOURSELF!

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola January 04, 2022
·   Pfizer announced their experiments on children 6 months and older were unsuccessful in 2- to 5-year-olds as they didn’t produce an immune response, leading to a recommendation for a third shot and delaying the EUA for the youngest citizens
·   Although the experiments produced a strong response in children 6 months to 24 months and 5 to 12 years, the company announced they were evaluating increasing these doses as well
·   The study is listed as a phase 1, 2 and 3 model, evaluating the safety, dose and efficacy simultaneously, a strategy seldom, if ever, used. Data collection and analysis will be completed in one year on a population with little risk of the illness
·   Despite the readily available and public data, some continue to call for a shot for children for the sake of herd immunity. Yet, according to a recent engineering analysis more people have died from the shot in less time than from the disease
Children are the future. Over the centuries, many have suffered atrocities at the hands of adults. Yet the recent push to inject children with a genetic experiment may be one of the worst public health offenses perpetrated on a population of people who are unable to speak for themselves, do not have a legal voice and depend on adults to protect them.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 4, 2022 8:28 pm


Modiga Människor Dec 14, 2021

Dr. Shankara Chetty is a Medical doctor with a natural science background in genetics, advanced biology, microbiology and biochemistry. He lives and works in South Africa, where he also treated over 8000 patients from C 19 without the need of hospitalisation or death for the patients.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 4, 2022 9:16 pm

From a friend:

How bad was your batch? 
As some of you may have received my past posts that included a Stew Peters broadcast and another of Craig Paardekoop who has broken this story wide open by showing the varying toxicity and lethality in the vaccines from all manufacturers. He also shows the distribution pattern. He was able to establish the coordinated effort between the vaccine companies and identify the lot patterns and distribution of lots that would either kill or maim based on their toxicity levels. They talk about the coordinated roll out by the vaccine companies.
Because these efforts were synchronized they show “intent” and that is what Reiner is speaking about, since “intent” has “immense legal significance”. With intent, you can get compensation for your actual damages. 
Keep this and pass on to those who have been harmed and are getting ignored by their governments.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 5, 2022 12:47 pm

I emailed my universities about this high risk about one year ago – I recall writing
“Your vaccine mandates are killing our kids!”

More bad news on Covid vaccines and myocarditis in men under 40 – even as more colleges require booster shots for students
Alex Berenson 5Jan2022

A huge new study has found the risk of serious heart problems called myocarditis in men under 40 soars with each dose of a Covid mRNA vaccine – and is sharply higher than the risk from a coronavirus infection itself.

The findings call into sharp question the efforts by American colleges and universities to make their students receive booster shots before returning to school this January – especially since other studies have shown that the risk of post-vaccine myocarditis is concentrated not merely in men under 40 but in those aged 16-25.

The study, which British researchers released in late December, showed that the risk of myocarditis almost doubled after the first Pfizer shot in men under 40. Then it doubled again after the second and doubled againafter the third – to almost eight times the baseline risk.

For the Moderna vaccine, the risks were even higher, reaching 16-fold after the second shot. (The risk of a third Moderna shot could not be calculated because too few people received it.)
Because each Moderna shot contains 100 micrograms of mRNA, while each Pfizer shot contains 30, the findings suggest strongly that the heart risks are dose-related and likely to continue to rise with each additional shot.

The study also contained some evidence that post-vaccine myocarditis might be more dangerous than other forms of myocarditis. It showed a trend towards higher death rates in people hospitalized for myocarditis after vaccination compared to other myocarditis cases.
Both myocarditis and pericarditis are forms of heart inflammation that can be very serious, even deadly. In an appendix, the researchers reported that 263 Britons were hospitalized for myocarditis within four weeks of receiving a Pfizer shot; of those, 38, or 14 percent, died. Only about 9 percent of people hospitalized for myocarditis that did not follow an mRNA vaccination died.

The researchers did not look at other potential cardiovascular risks, such as heart attacks or irregular heartbeats, although American and European databases of post-vaccine side effects contain many reports of those as well. 

The findings come even as many colleges and universities – including public schools like the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, large private schools such as Syracuse University, and Ivy League institutions such as Princeton University – demand that their students receive a booster Covid shot before returning to campus. 

For nearly all these students, an mRNA shot is the only viable option, as the Johnson & Johnson shot is no longer in common use.

These colleges are likely subjecting their male students to a risk of myocarditis and pericarditis, a related illness, that is much higher than the overall risk of Covid, which is vanishingly small for healthy teenagers and young adults. Many larger universities are likely to have multiple cases of male students hospitalized for myocarditis as a result of the mandates. 

The massive study was is based on data from 42 million Britons who received at least one Covid vaccine dose, including roughly 22 million who received the mRNA vaccines.

About half were given the mRNA vaccines, while the rest received AstraZeneca’s DNA/AAV vaccine, which is not available in the United States. The AstraZeneca vaccine, which works similarly to the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, had a lower risk of myocarditis than mRNA vaccines.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 6, 2022 12:46 am

Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci conspired to undermine the Great Barrington Declaration, published 4Oct2020..Their apparent objective was to sell more Covid “vaccines”, which they knew (or should have known) were expensive, toxic and ineffective.
Their conduct appears to have been self-serving and criminal. The story is below:
I strongly approved of the Great Barrington Declaration, because it was the correct approach – essentially identical to what I had published 6 months before on 21&22March2020. This was not a difficult call – the hard part was finding quality data in a morass of falsehoods spread by the WHO, CDC, Fauci’s NIAID and other government agencies.

The general Covid-19 lockdowns were never justified and were extremely costly, harmful and ineffective. Told you so (almost) 2 years ago.

by brianpeckford
Kulldorff and Bhattacharya Respond: The Collins and Fauci Attack on Traditional Public Health
Martin Kulldorff
Jay Bhattacharya
December 31, 2021 Updated: January 4, 2022

On Oct. 4, 2020, with professor Sunetra Gupta of Oxford University, we wrote the Great Barrington Declaration (GBD). Our purpose was to express our grave concerns over the inadequate protection of the vulnerable and the devastating harms of the lockdown pandemic policy adopted by much of the world; we proposed an alternative strategy of focused protection.

The key scientific fact on which the GBD was based—a more than thousand-fold higher risk of death for the old compared to the young—meant that better protection of the old would minimize COVID deaths. At the same time, opening schools and lifting lockdowns would reduce the collateral harm to the rest of the population.

The declaration received enormous support, ultimately attracting signatures from more than 50,000 scientists and medical professionals and more than 800,000 members of the public. Our hope in writing was two-fold. First, we wanted to help the public understand that—contrary to the prevailing narrative—there was no scientific consensus in favor of lockdown. In this, we succeeded.

Second, we wanted to spur a discussion among public health scientists about how to better protect the vulnerable, both those living in nursing homes (where approximately 40 percent of all COVID deaths have occurred) and those living in the community. We provided specific proposals for focused protection in the GBD and supporting documents to spur the discussion. Though some in public health did engage civilly in productive discussions with us, in this aim we had limited success.

Unbeknownst to us, our call for a more focused pandemic strategy posed a political problem for Dr. Francis Collins and Dr. Anthony Fauci. The former is a geneticist who, until Dec. 19, 2021, was the director of the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH); the latter is an immunologist who directs the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID). They are the biggest funders of medical and infectious disease research worldwide.
Collins and Fauci played critical roles in designing and advocating for the pandemic lockdown strategy adopted by the United States and many other countries. In emails written four days after the Great Barrington Declaration and disclosed recently after a FOIA request, it was revealed that the two conspired to undermine the declaration. 
Rather than engaging in scientific discourse, they authorized “a quick and devastating published takedown” of this proposal, which they characterized as by “three fringe epidemiologists” from Harvard, Oxford, and Stanford.

Across the pond, they were joined by their close colleague, Dr. Jeremy Farrar, the head of the Wellcome Trust, one of the world’s largest nongovernmental funders of medical research. He worked with Dominic Cummings, the political strategist of UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson. 

Together, they orchestrated “an aggressive press campaign against those behind the Great Barrington Declaration and others opposed to blanket COVID-19 restrictions.”
Ignoring the call for focused protection of the vulnerable, Collins and Fauci purposely mischaracterized the GBD as a “let-it-rip” “herd immunity strategy,” even though focused protection is the very opposite of a let-it-rip strategy. It’s more appropriate to call the lockdown strategy that has been followed a “let-it-rip” strategy. Without focused protection, every age group will eventually be exposed in equal proportion, albeit at a prolonged “let-it-drip” pace compared to a do-nothing strategy.

When journalists started asking us why we wanted to “let the virus rip,” we were puzzled. Those words aren’t in the GBD, and they are contrary to the central idea of focused protection. It’s unclear whether Collins and Fauci ever read the GBD, whether they deliberately mischaracterized it, or whether their understanding of epidemiology and public health is more limited than we had thought. In any case, it was a lie.

We were also puzzled by the mischaracterization of the GBD as a “herd immunity strategy.” Herd immunity is a scientifically proven phenomenon, as fundamental in infectious disease epidemiology as gravity is in physics. Every COVID strategy leads to herd immunity, and the pandemic ends when a sufficient number of people have immunity through either COVID-recovery or a vaccine. 

It makes as much sense to claim that an epidemiologist is advocating for a “herd immunity strategy” as it does to claim that a pilot is advocating a “gravity strategy” when landing an airplane. The issue is how to land the plane safely, and whatever strategy the pilot uses, gravity ensures that the plane will eventually return to earth.

The fundamental goal of the GBD is to get through this terrible pandemic with the least harm to the public’s health. 

Health, of course, is broader than just COVID. Any reasonable evaluation of lockdowns should consider their collateral damage to patients with cancer, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, and other infectious diseases, as well as mental health and much else. Based on long-standing principles of public health, the GBD and focused protection of the high-risk population is a middle ground between devastating lockdowns and a do-nothing, let-it rip strategy.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 6, 2022 1:11 am

Five scholarly articles on mortality associated with Covid-19 vaccinations Check Tip-20-2021-08&12.pdf

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 6, 2022 1:31 am

Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola January 06, 2022
·   Children have, by far, the lowest risk for serious COVID-19 infection; COVID policies have therefore had an outsized impact on children and teens
·   Suicide attempts among girls rose 51% in 2021
·   Between 2019 and 2020, adolescent overdose mortality rose from 2.35 per 100,000 to 4.58 per 100,000, a 94.3% increase
·   Fentanyl fatalities among teens nearly tripled between 2019 to 2020, and represented 76.6% of adolescent overdose deaths in 2021
·   Children’s health is also being decimated by COVID jab mandates. A declaration signed by 16,000 doctors and scientists calls for the elimination of all COVID jab mandates for children

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 8, 2022 9:30 pm

More on the “Casedemic” – Covid-19 never was a real pandemic – it was always a scam.
We NEVER before categorized asymptomatic individuals as “cases” – you had to be sick.
The purpose of this new “cases” approach was to created falsely inflated numbers to justified the unnecessary lockdown – it was always a scam – wolves stampeding the sheep..

On December 29, the head of the CDC, Rochelle Walensky, announced, in a White House press briefing, that the PCR test can register positive (meaning the person is “infected”) long after infection is over.

In other words: Dear Mr. Smith, We here at the CDC wish to inform to you that your positive PCR COVID test, administered in the spring of 2020, was misleading. There was no proof it meant you were infected. Therefore, your isolation, your hospitalization, during which your business closed and went into bankruptcy, your wife left home taking up residence with the children at her mother’s, your business partner committed suicide—all that was unnecessary. Thank you for your understanding.
Here’s Walensky’s money quote:“…people can remain PCR positive for up to 12 weeks after infection and long after they are transmissible and infectious.”
That means MILLIONS of FALSE positive test results have been logged as REAL, in the past two years.

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Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 11, 2022 3:13 am

Solarina Ho, Writer Published Monday, January 10, 2022 2:55PM EST

TORONTO — Canada documented more cases of COVID-19 during the first 40 days of the Omicron wave than it did during the entire first year of the pandemic, according to data from’s case tracker.
There have been 777,609 confirmed new infections since the first case of Omicron was detected in Canada on Nov. 29, 2021. In contrast, it took over 370 days to exceed the same number of cases after the very first domestic patient was documented back in Jan. 25, 2020.
There are also more than four times the number of active cases now than during the peak of the second and third waves in the winter and spring of last year.

The blistering pace of the Omicron variant’s spread has also shattered records in other countries in terms of number of new daily infections. The U.K., for example, has recorded 4.38 million infections since it detected its first case of Omicron on Nov. 27, a figure the country did not reach during the pandemic until April 13, 2021.

Reply to  Allan MacRae
January 11, 2022 6:52 am

How much of that is due to everyone being is a panic and rushing out to get tested?

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 11, 2022 3:15 am


Instead of bringing an end to this pandemic as promised, the widespread rollout of the experimental vaccines has actually caused a sharp increase in Covid-19 cases and deaths across the world, according to a recently published preprint study that looked at data from the 145 of the most vaccinated countries in the world.

The 99-page study titled Worldwide Bayesian Causal Impact Analysis of Vaccine Administration on Deaths and Cases Associated with COVID-19: A BigData Analysis of 145 Countries” found that in the US specifically, the jab has caused a whopping 38% more Covid cases per million – and an even more astonishing 31% increase in deaths per million.

Reply to  Bob Tisdale
January 15, 2022 5:09 am

Do any of these USA Supreme Court judges have any scientific training?

The SC’s decision to allow ANY Covid-19 “vaccine” mandates was completely wrong – it is now certain that these experimental injections will kill more people than the virus.

I warned our governments that these Covid-19 injections were very harmful and ineffective one year ago, and that is now proved correct.

Deaths caused these injections total about 1 in 500 in the first weeks, and may total up to 1 in 60 in the first year – and provide NO protection from the omicron variant.

One of my physician friends caught Covid (probably omicron) ~one week ago, and was quite sick, probably because he was double-jabbed with the toxic Pfizer injections. Fortunately he had Ivermectin and took 12mg/day and Zn for five days – on Day 6 he was skiing at Whistler.
He notes some potentially serious bleeding and greatly regrets taking the shots.

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January 3, 2022 10:14 am

Xi might say: ‘Virus originated from comet’s dust that spread from it’s tail while crossing inner solar system orbits before crushing into sun on 15 August 2019′

John Tillman
January 3, 2022 10:21 am

The CCP is the enemy of all humanity, starting with its own subject population of Red China.

The Party not only covered up and lied about the WuWHOFlu, keeping non-Chinese specialists away from the WIV, but deliberately spread it abroad. The CCP stopped domestic flights from Wuhan, while continuing international air traffic.

Missing WIV researcher Huang Yanling still hasn’t emerged. She either died of COVID, as “Patient Zero”, or is being held incommunicado.

Tony Sullivan
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 1:01 pm

I’ll never be convinced that China didn’t deliberately release Covid on humans, unless of course China convinces non-Chinese experts otherwise. And by experts, I don’t mean anyone from the WHO.

John Tillman
Reply to  Tony Sullivan
January 3, 2022 1:53 pm

Definitely a possibility.

Walter Sobchak
Reply to  Tony Sullivan
January 4, 2022 12:00 am

Nah. You don’t release a virus deliberately in the middle of your own country without a vaccine or a very effective anti-viral medicine. What if the released virus gets into your military? or the leadership cadre? There are plenty of places other than your own home to release a virus if that is what you want to do.

Reply to  Walter Sobchak
January 4, 2022 1:28 am


On the contrary, I note that no high profile CCP members or Chinese Billionaires (pretty much the same thing) have been recorded as having suffered from Covid. )

The CCP may be evil, but not daft.

You think they relied on Sinopharm?

And do you believe that Xi Jinping just got lucky when old, sick, economically inactive, non- Han Chinese males were at the greatest risk?

One can only wonder what further exciting things the WIV have been working on during the last two years?

Jeffery P
Reply to  Walter Sobchak
January 4, 2022 8:45 am

Yes, some governments do. Especially totalitarian governments. Even governments of free nations are guilty of this in the past. Just read some history.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Tony Sullivan
January 4, 2022 8:43 am

It’s absolutely possible. The CCP would have no problem unleashing a virus on their own people if it gained them a strategic geo-political advantage.

But means, motive and opportunity are not proof. Nor does the Chinese cover-up prove anything. Cover-ups are a fact of life in totalitarian societies. In China, saving face is still a thing.

However, we do know for a fact that China allowed the virus to spread worldwide. They allowed foreign travel in and out of Wuhan and other hot spots while banning domestic travel to and from those same cities.

Reply to  Jeffery P
January 5, 2022 5:10 am

Because of its former one-child policy, China has far too many unproductive old people and not enough young workers to support them. Covid-19, which really only kills off the elderly and infirm, is “just right” for China.

Reply to  Tony Sullivan
January 4, 2022 9:56 am

OK, but what’s the point of killing off your source of income? Chinese transport ships are still sitting off the port of Los Angeles (and other places) because they can’t come in to unload cargo. POOFFF!! There goes the money China was expecting to get out of manufacturing all that junk on those ships. And if you think that money does not matter to Xi JinPing, think again: money makes his world go ’round, just as it does here.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:28 pm

I’ll propose something different John. The WOKE western world is its own worst enemy and China has shrugged its shoulders and just got on with a growing nations normal ambitions.

America in particular has the industrial and financial might to take China on at least a generation ago. But successive ineffective governments have simply let industry flood China with American money, IP and facilities because the lure of cheap labour was too tempting.

Frankly, the US could have partnered with South America to achieve the same objectives of cheap manufactured goods, improved the condition of the continent, had far better diplomatic relations and far less drug running.

I was born in Kowloon. I witnessed the fall out from Mao’s great leap forward. Chain link fences at the border with emaciated souls begging for a bowl of rice. Corrugated iron refugee shanty towns that existed until the next Typhoon. The endeavour of people like Lawrence Kadoorie and Run Run Shaw (both friends of my parents) to alleviate their suffering by creating gainful employment for these poor, destitute people.

I weep at the state of HK today but I don’t blame the CCP. It’s the western worlds fault this happened.

John Tillman
Reply to  HotScot
January 4, 2022 8:50 am

Lots of US manufacturing has moved to Latin America, and the region has grown wealthier in the past 50 years. However, I agree that it still needs more manufacturing. Even Chile has too many underemployed people.

Prior US administrations didn’t regard the CCP as the deadly enemy it is, bent on world domination. Many political, media, academic and business leaders were simply bought off, and still are. Pelosi, Swawell, Feinstein and Biden are among those on the take.

Jeffery P
Reply to  HotScot
January 4, 2022 8:51 am

I wish we could shout your story from the mountain tops. Our media has an unfortunate history of carrying water for fascist and communist totalitarian governments. In the name of the greater good, famines and pogroms in the USSR were glossed over or ignored by western media. Mussolini and Adolf H. were once much admired for their progressive ideas and their abilities to get things done. Stalin was portrayed as friendly “Uncle Joe.” Mao is still much admired by many.

Reply to  Jeffery P
January 5, 2022 5:16 am

“Politics is the art of looking for trouble, finding it everywhere, diagnosing it incorrectly and applying the wrong remedies.” – Groucho Marx

When I was at McGill in the 1960’s, there were over a dozen different Marxist parties. We categorized them into two groups: the angry, violent Groucho Marxists with their ugly, greasy-haired women, and the Harpo Marxists, with their “peace and love” mantras and their beautiful flaxen-haired women.

Marxism made simple!

The Groucho Marxists are the leaders – they want power for its own sake at any cost, and typically are sociopaths or psychopaths. The great killers of recent history, Stalin, Hitler, Mao, Pol Pot. etc. were of this odious ilk – first they get power, then they implement their crazy schemes that do not work and too often kill everyone who opposes them.

The Harpo Marxists are the followers – the “sheeple” – these are people of less-than-average intelligence who are easily duped and follow the Groucho’s until it is too late, their rights are lost and their society destroyed. They are attracted to simplistic concepts that “feel good” but rarely “do good”.

George Carlin said: “You know how stupid the average person is, right? Well, half of them are stupider than that!”

One can easily identify many members of these two groups in the global warming debate – and none of them are “climate skeptics”.

(Off topic) SUNMOD

January 9, 2022 10:56 am

This was a direct on-topic reply to the previous two comments.
I still do not understand why wattsup has censored my true comment about the International Criminal Court case being lodged against Gates, Fauci, drug company executives and members of the British government.
I read the 46 page brief and it is credible. The lawyer filing the revision is young but she will undoubtedly have strong support from more senior barristers.
Regards, Allan MacRae

Craig from Oz
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 4:42 pm

I don’t think China ‘deliberately’ released the virus.

I do think China released they had released the virus and went full ‘Cloud = Silver Lining’.

I do think China was more than happy to encourage, via their control of W.H.O., the West to destroy their ecconomies via rolling lockdowns and other restrictions.

Gerald Machnee
Reply to  Craig from Oz
January 5, 2022 2:07 pm

Do not count Fauci out of the picture. He funded gain of function research in China.

January 3, 2022 10:32 am

You say that “China has an ethical obligation to share whatever it can to help find the cause.” Do the mainland Chinese share western ethics? It seems that to the CCP the most ethical course of action on all matters is that which defends and preserves the Chinese Communist Party. Their actions regarding COVID-19 certainly fit such an ethic.

John Tillman
Reply to  DHR
January 3, 2022 10:48 am

It’s an organized criminal Gang of Seven, guilty of mass murther, gen0cide, slavery and theft on the grandest of scales.

CCP PSC members, ie unindicted co-conspirators:

  • Xi Jinping
  • Li Keqiang
  • Li Zhanshu
  • Wang Yang
  • Wang Huning
  • Zhao Leji
  • Han Zheng
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 11:16 am

After all that you might need to change your identity.

John Tillman
Reply to  Vuk
January 3, 2022 12:09 pm

I was willing to fight armed Commies in my youth, so certainly am not afraid now that I’m 71.

However ChiCom influence is only growing here in South America, especially in Chile, with its new, 35 year-old, tattooed Commie president.

My only regret is that here I don’t have a firearm to take some of the bastards with me.

Happily, I’ve already visited most of the places in China that I want to. And am saddened for Hong Kong, and angry at Thatcher for not holding onto Hong Kong proper, when returning Kowloon.

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Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 12:41 pm

Chinese made big inroads in Africa, now they have South America in their sightscomment image

Paraguay might be the place you could move to.

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John Tillman
Reply to  Vuk
January 3, 2022 12:52 pm

My wife is Chilean, and now, after a decade together, finally wants to immigrate to the US, seeing no hope for her nine year old son here. In which assessment I concur. But the US also is in the balance. November 2022 will be critical.

Paraguay can’t hold out forever. Also, I oppose cheap Paraguayan beef driving good Chilean beef out of the market.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 1:42 pm

JT, please come home. We need you here.

John Tillman
Reply to  Mike Dubrasich
January 3, 2022 1:45 pm

Thanks, my brother.

With Chile now even more Woke than the US, it’s time.

My friends here with small to tiny businesses, of an age to recall Allende’s confiscations of property, lack of food and freedom, were outvoted by the uneducated young.

At least America has a hope of redemption in 2022.

And my semiautomatic rifle is in storage in Oregon, with a lot of ammo. Plus helmet and body armor from Afghanistan.

John Tillman
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 1:52 pm
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Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:08 pm


Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 1:58 pm

If the today’s Times is correct
“Hard-left Democrats plot to unseat ‘failing’ Joe Biden
Joe Biden faces the prospect of a primary challenge from the left wing of the Democratic Party amid unrest over his age, poll ratings and failure to push through his legislative agenda.”
then Trump or a Trump backed candidate has a very good chance, I can not see anyone backed by The Squad being elected as the next president.

Reply to  Vuk
January 3, 2022 2:05 pm

They might hold their noses and back smiley boy Gavin Nuisance. He’s already good at faking being a leftist.

John Tillman
Reply to  philincalifornia
January 3, 2022 2:09 pm

Yes, Noisome is the obvious choice, despite being a straight, white male, hence anathema to the Dumpocrap base.

John Tillman
Reply to  Vuk
January 3, 2022 2:08 pm

Bribem isn’t going to run in 2024. He has to keep that option open so as not to be a lame duck president. But only 22% of Americans, which means even a minority of Democrats, want him to run again.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 2:16 pm

And you parade as a scientist. As we see sciency sentences about Darwin, Newton, are full metal jacket.
You are a nutcase, sorry, full metal jacket case!

John Tillman
Reply to  bonbon
January 3, 2022 2:34 pm

What, pray tell, are your scientific credentials?

Takes a nut case to know one. Which I’m not, with scientific degrees from Stanford and Oxford, two of the world’s five top science universities.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:24 pm

Were those degrees from back in the day when they were actually Universities, not indoctrination centers?

John Tillman
Reply to  Drake
January 3, 2022 3:34 pm

They were 1973 at Stanford and 1975 at Oxford. The rot had already set in, but not yet at the level of my mentors.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:56 pm

He’s a socialist, which means in his mind, he’s an expert in everything he wants to be an expert in.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2022 4:32 am

Bonbon IS a genuine nutcase!
He’s proved it time and time again, almost to the level of Griff, but with echoes of Putin’s cook and his SPB troll gang!

Reply to  bonbon
January 3, 2022 2:41 pm

Never go full retard.

Reply to  bonbon
January 3, 2022 5:07 pm

Coming from someone who dislikes humanity…par for the course.

Science indeed.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:06 pm

Top Man!!!

I’m an ex UK cop and was always against firearms and couldn’t understand why Americans were so obsessed with them.

Then I read the Second Amendment a few years ago and it was like a slap in the face. My stupidity was literally painful.

Self defence against a government is nothing to do with personal defence.

God bless you guys. America is far from perfect, but at least you retain the means to call a halt when your government gets out of control (now?) and the rest of the world will follow.

John Tillman
Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 3:19 pm

Please read the British Bill of Rights of 1689..

Yes, it’s not about hunting, home defense or target practice. It’s about shooting Redcoats or their equivalent from the US government.

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John Tillman
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:38 pm

The munitions and cannon which the grenadiers sought at Concord were stored at my Barrett ancestors’ family’s farm, until the wily colonials had moved them before the Redcoats sallied from Boston.

I’m sorry for the British losses, ie 53 missing, 73 killed and
174 wounded. My ancestors shot them to pieces, As we will again if called to do so.

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Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:55 pm

You won’t be shooting this Brit, nor many others I suspect because we’re on your side this time!

Chad W Jessup
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 9:32 pm

Thanks for sharing your family history.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 3:53 pm

Oddly, whilst I haven’t read the BBoR I always knew about it from police training, but never made the association.

Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 3:58 pm

When the bad guys have guns, facing them with anything less is just suicide.

Izaak Walton
Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 4:21 pm

The second amendment is obsolete. As long as the government has tanks, helicopters, predator drones etc and is prepared to use them the all the assault rifles you have are useless.

Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 3, 2022 5:08 pm

Lol…you try living in a dangerous neighborhood. Take your sh!t elsewhere.

Are you the one who claimed Benghazi was started by an internet video?

Alexy Scherbakoff
Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 3, 2022 8:53 pm

Yes. Delusional. One SWAT team and you’re history. An armed insurrection of one? Laughable.

Tropical Lutefisk
Reply to  Alexy Scherbakoff
January 4, 2022 9:47 am

What anti 2nd Amendment people underestimate is the power of the impassioned patriot and his collective of friends. Sure one guy, one gun is not much of a threat, but as we’ve seen in many other countries the little people can and do rise up and can beat back military muscle. It takes will, but people find that when they are threatened.

Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 3, 2022 10:05 pm

Nonsense, Waldo (obviously not an American). “Prepared to use them” is your key phrase. If a civilian U.S. presidency were to order such attacks on its own citizens, large parts if not most of our armed forces will turn and use those advanced systems against that president and anyone who tries to follow those orders. And they would be backed by the millions of retired military who still know how to use those weapons.

Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 4, 2022 12:56 am

I guess thats why $80bn of tanks, helicopters, predator drones etc wiped out the Taliban in Afghanistan.

Oh wait……

Reply to  HotScot
January 4, 2022 4:51 am

i understand your post, but the failure to place the afghan war in the “win” column was a direct result of rules of engagement on the battle field.


Reply to  joe
January 4, 2022 5:20 am

The rules of engagement are there to ensure allied forces don’t descend to the tyranny they are fighting.

Reply to  joe
January 4, 2022 8:37 am

I seem to recall another world power (at the time) having some problems in Afghanistan, too. And they didn’t have the same rules of engagement.

Reply to  joe
January 4, 2022 2:29 pm

And what would be the rules of engagement IF the engagement with the USA govt was in the USA.

Point being that which Tropical Lutefish made in above comment.

Reply to  Izaak Walton
January 4, 2022 2:26 pm

Tell that to the three dirt bags that thought they were free to do what ever they want during the standard protest/riot.

See how they respond.

John Tillman
Reply to  Vuk
January 4, 2022 8:53 am

Paraguay was already bought by China in the last century.

Paul C
Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2022 5:04 pm

It is sad that almost nobody in the UK is aware of the history of Hong Kong Island being ceded to the UK in perpetuity. Likewise with Kowloon. Only the leaseback agreement which was of the New Territories, and not of Hong Kong/Kowloon were referred to in the shameful transfer of British territory to a hostile communist regime against the will of the resident population.

John Tillman
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 12:15 pm

Seven gangsters with five surnames. Hmmm…

Wouldn’t happen in the Mafia or drug cartels. Well, maybe in some of the latter, where brothers are a big thing.

Hero, also named Li:

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John Tillman
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 12:31 pm

Unlike the ghoulish monsters of the same name on the Politburo.

Heroic Dr. Li was of Manchu ancestry. Thank God that he left behind a wife and two kids.

The world owes him a debt of gratitude.

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Danley Wolfe
January 3, 2022 10:32 am

Time is the enemy. This is interesting but WUWT is a climate blog.

Tom Halla
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 3, 2022 10:37 am

It covers anything Anthony Watts finds interesting, and thinks his readers will also find interesting.

Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 3, 2022 10:51 am

This is interesting but WUWT is a climate blog

You must be new here.

John Tillman
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 3, 2022 11:01 am

It’s a STEM blog, with some political discussion related thereto, with an emphasis on climate. But you’ll find posts on astronomy, biology, geology, paleontology, physics and other disciplines.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 11:35 am

hmmmm…. maybe even UAPs, which, though not appreciated, is about all of the above

Steve Case
Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 3, 2022 11:46 am

What exactly are UAPs?

Dave Fair
Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 12:06 pm

Woke UFOs.

John Tillman
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 3, 2022 12:37 pm

Good way to put it.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2022 4:36 am

and the muppet show, the chief muppets being Bai-den and Bojo.

Both have names starting with “B” for Bollox.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Dave Fair
January 3, 2022 1:02 pm

sort of- because- the military is embarrassed to say UFO because then people think of silly Hollywood films showing monster aliens invading the planet, like that funny film Mars Attacks

John Tillman
Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 12:13 pm

Unexplained Aerial Phenomena.

Not sure about paleontology being subsumed under UAPs, unless you think that aliens have visited Earth for billions of years. Or at least millions.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 1:06 pm

it is very possible that aliens have been here ages ago- the universe was already 10 billion years old when the Earth formed- so there was plenty of time for life to evolve billions of years before the Earth- there certainly is no proof but it’s possible- since there’s no proof, nobody should be claiming it’s true- this is why Dr. Avi Loeb set up the Galileo Project- to establish a world wide network of sensors/cameras to gather NEW data- not basing any conclusions on past data, given that the government probably knows much but won’t tell us- so he says, get new data, then get scientists working on it and yes, we can’t trust scientists- but it’s a good start- if they don’t do good work, we’ll rip them a new one :-}

Reply to  Joseph Zorzin
January 4, 2022 12:24 am

the universe was already 10 billion years old when the Earth formed -so there was plenty of time for life to evolve billions of years before the Earth

It took 2/3rds of the of the Universe’s existence to even create enough metals in order to provide a star with an orbiting stable rocky surface planet with yet another billion years required to even develop simple Life.

The Sun is unique being a G2V high metallicity star larger than 80% of all stars in the Milky Way, with Earth again unique existing as a rocky body with proper metallicity (lots of phosporus yet being exceedingly rare in the galaxy AND our local group), water within liquid state, active tectonics, and functioning geomagnetic field.

There ain’t no aliens buddy. Belief in extra-solar life is like believing in a deity.

Reply to  Ruleo
January 4, 2022 8:43 am

There ain’t no aliens buddy. Belief in extra-solar life is like believing in a deity.

Personally, I think that it’s reasonably likely there is life on other planets out there somewhere. I don’t believe anything either way, just there seems a reasonable chance of it. Either way, without extraordinary evidence, I can’t accept that they have visited us. If there were any civilizations with a level of technology capable of that, we would have encountered evidence of them in our astronomical observations. They would have exactly the same constraints WRT time, physics, etc. as we do.

Crispin Pemberton-Pigott
Reply to  TonyG
January 4, 2022 8:31 pm

Some people believe in both the Deity and extra-solar life.

“The learned men, that have fixed at several thousand years the life of this earth, have failed, throughout the long period of their observation, to consider either the number or the age of the other planets. Consider, moreover, the manifold divergencies that have resulted from the theories propounded by these men. Know thou that every fixed star hath its own planets, and every planet its own creatures, whose number no man can compute.”

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 10:32 pm

Earliest recognized life on Earth about 3.4 billion years old and possible indications of life 4.1 billion years old
Our happy little planet is about 4.5 billion years old so life got started very very quickly once things cooled down a bit…or, as Fred Hoyle postulated [and was laughed at] life is floating around the galaxy and takes off whenever it finds a favourable home.

Complex life could have evolved on other planets which were destroyed [Krypton?]. The survivors would probably have been the hardiest and simplest microorganisms.

Joseph Zorzin
Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 12:59 pm

unidentified aerial phenomenon

Rory Forbes
Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 3, 2022 11:17 am

This is interesting but WUWT is a climate blog.

Wrong. If you were a regular here, you’d understand just how wrong you are. This blog is very eclectic. You should always avail yourself of the “About” page before making assumptions.

Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 3, 2022 11:28 am

There are some who try to link climate change to covid by suggesting you can’t solve one without solving the other. Ridiculous yes. Also there are many people who comment on wuwt who believe both are being used by those who have socialist/communist/globalist aspirations. So unfortunately covid and climate are linked.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  Andy May
January 3, 2022 2:56 pm

While climate and covid are very different some readers fail to notice the parallels and that both only survive in the headlines because of alarmism and the woke support.

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 4, 2022 4:38 am

You won’t get Covid if you lie on a beach and get lots of S, S, & S.
WUWT is about how to enjoy the best weather and benign climate in 700 yrs without guilt!

Reply to  Danley Wolfe
January 3, 2022 2:56 pm

WUWT is a science blog.

Nick Graves
Reply to  HotScot
January 4, 2022 12:38 am

Yes, and there’s a lot wrong with that.

The Science, not WUWT…

Steve Case
January 3, 2022 11:07 am

Interesting history. Today we need answers.
Just exactly how virulent is Omicron?
What are the side effects of the vaccines?
How effective are the vaccines?

Personal stuff:

May 2020 After an ER Doctor finished sewing me up, he asked, “Any Questions?” Off topic I asked if he had any opinion about the virus going around. He sat right down and told me not to worry, if I was in good health I might get sick for a few days or not even know it. “Wow!” I thought, “What’s all the excitement about?”

One of the members of a group I belong to said that he has always had minor heart palpatations but after receiving the third booster shot the frequency has dramatically increased and now they are sometimes accompanied by feeling faint.

My search on death statistics for Covid 19 turns up 803 children under 18 since January 2020 but nothing about any other health issues they might have had. Out of a population of 350 million, that comes to a death rate of about 0.001% So why are schools closed?

My opinion is that Covid 19 has become VERY politicized. That some people find it to their advantage, to skew the data, is a very ugly turn of events.

Dave Fair
Reply to  Nabrid Obcsje
January 3, 2022 12:12 pm

40% of what? 40% of 5 is two, for a total of 7. Lock everything down! We’re all gonna die!

Reply to  Dave Fair
January 4, 2022 12:35 am

total excess deaths this year up 40% over total excess death numbers of several immediately previous years

Dave Fair
Reply to  AndyHce
January 4, 2022 10:17 am

Davison said the increase in deaths represents … “primarily working-age people 18 to 64” who are the employees of companies that have group life insurance plans through OneAmerica.” and “Most of the claims for deaths being filed are not classified as COVID-19 deaths, Davison said.”

Nabrid needs to up his game.

Reply to  Nabrid Obcsje
January 3, 2022 1:45 pm

Here’s the original link to the article about the comments from OneAmerica insurance company’s CEO. Key quotes:

We are seeing, right now, the highest death rates we have seen in the history of this business – not just at OneAmerica,” the company’s CEO Scott Davison said during an online news conference this week. “The data is consistent across every player in that business.”

“And what we saw just in third quarter, we’re seeing it continue into fourth quarter, is that death rates are up 40% over what they were pre-pandemic.”

Most of the claims for deaths being filed are not classified as COVID-19 deaths, Davison said.

I’m not sure what this means. It could be that COVID-19 deaths are being underreported as some studies claim (other studies claim the opposite), or it could be that other non-COVID-19 diseases are killing more people. Why? Delaying getting medical treatment or not getting early cancer screenings or other early interventions due to COVID fear? According to the data I’ve seen, COVID-19 deaths represent about 12% of annual deaths, so that 40% increase, if it’s accurate, bears further investigation. Without more data, one can only speculate on the accuracy of the CEO’s statements and the possible causes.

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Reply to  stinkerp
January 3, 2022 2:42 pm

Most of the claims for deaths being filed are not classified as COVID-19 deaths, Davison said.

That looks like a statement that says nothing, yet tells everything. This guy is desperate to say something, but can’t spell it out.

Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 5:12 pm

To keep one’s job one must walk a very thin tightrope.

John Adams
Reply to  Derg
January 7, 2022 10:19 am

Hard to screw up a life insurance company.

Reply to  stinkerp
January 4, 2022 12:39 am

I don’t know if there is any evidence at all except ‘no other obvious explanation’ but the high numbers of excess total deaths is being attributed by some researchers as unacknowledged vaccine deaths.

Reply to  stinkerp
January 4, 2022 1:09 am

I’m not sure what this means.

It means, as predicted months ago, the mRNA experimental drugs are now killing people (a huge number are predicted to have 5-10 years of expected lifespans for ages 18-55).

I know 7 ‘vaccinated’ people. Two died leukemia, 4 heart attacks, one currently has pneumonia. Night and day from healthy to post-2x jabs sickly. All the dozens of unjabbed I know haven’t gotten sick, not even a runny nose.

Reply to  Ruleo
January 4, 2022 12:35 pm

Where’s your data?

Without more data, one can only speculate on the accuracy of the CEO’s statements and the possible causes.

Reply to  stinkerp
January 4, 2022 4:14 pm

This increase has been noticed in government statistics from at least several countries. I haven’t paid much attention but it is certainly getting attention in some quarters and apparently getting the cold shoulder in more official ones.

Some of those paying attention claim that the only difference they can see that might account for so many people dying is that so may people have been vaccinated with these new type vaccines, for which there are many claims of unpleasant side effects. That does not prove anything but it can reasonably be considered suspicions,

Jeffery P
Reply to  Nabrid Obcsje
January 4, 2022 8:57 am

And they all died of Covid? Don’t you think you’re missing some critial information here? Deaths by suicide are up. So are deaths by overdose. In many areas, homicides are way up. Those deaths are very closely linked to our overreaction to the pandemic.

Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 11:51 am

Try reading The Expose. Quite a good blog, some good articles and most appear well researched. Some of those who comment appear well informed, some are bonkers. I agree with you it’s politicised and difficult to find the truth and your unlikely to find it in the msm.

Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 12:16 pm

Is it possible you haven’t heard of VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Effect Reporting System), which according to some doctors only represents between 1% – 10% of actual cases, often because completing the forms is very time-consuming.

Note that the total number of deaths associated with the COVID-19 vaccines is greater than the number of deaths associated with all other vaccines combined since the year 1990.

And of course it’s politicized – has been since day One.

Reply to  alexei
January 3, 2022 1:32 pm

Alexel, VAERS data is not what you think it is. The number of deaths directly attributed to a vaccine reaction is almost zero. I think a couple of deaths were from the JJ vaccine early on but last I read there were none attributed to Moderna or Pfizer. They are very safe. And effective.

Reply to  Gilbert
January 3, 2022 5:12 pm


Reply to  Gilbert
January 4, 2022 1:11 am

They are very safe. And effective.


No, wait… holy f you’re serious….

Reply to  Gilbert
January 4, 2022 5:08 am

good god man! what planet do you live on!

Reply to  Gilbert
January 4, 2022 2:44 pm

Friends, acquaintances, acquaintances of friends, friends of acquaintances …

Right now the scorecard is about even.

4 deaths from clotting (elderly women), or ‘multiple organ failure’ after the second shot.

5 deaths from Covid (or covid with underlying other stuff)

My roomate from 30 years ago that recently died in his sleep at 62 yrs old from heart issues (booster was two months ago) is not included on the score card for lack of any preponderance of evidence.

Gilbert, you are full of crap.

Reply to  alexei
January 3, 2022 2:03 pm

Unfortunately any comparison data regarding VAERS suffers from selection bias. Prior to this current situation, VAERS was little known and little used by anyone. I doubt that any physician new much about the system prior to 2020 or 2021. Furthermore, I am not even sure it has been around more than about 10 years or so. There was a reporting system for decades but it required self reporting and was done as a paper system. Therefore it is not surprising that there are more cases reported with current vaccines than any other vaccine prior.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 12:29 pm

One of the members of a group I belong to said that he has always had minor heart palpatations but after receiving the third booster shot the frequency has dramatically increased and now they are sometimes accompanied by feeling faint.

Everyone I know who has had the vaccine has had an very unpleasant reaction. They get the same reaction to the second dose too. This proves to me that the vaccine is not working to improve the body’s defence against the vaccine itself, let alone the virus. It just doesn’t work.

I’m not anti-vax in any way, but this isn’t a vaccine as far as I can tell. They seem to have changed the definition of a vaccine, just like the WHO changed the definition of herd immunity to mean ‘vaccinated’. It couldn’t possibly be because there’s so much profit to be made from ‘vaccines’ could it? Nah…

In totally unrelated news, there are now calls for vaccinations three times every year…

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 3, 2022 12:45 pm

I had a sore shoulder after the second shot. No reaction to the first or the booster.

Pat from kerbob
Reply to  MarkW
January 3, 2022 1:17 pm

I had a bad reaction to my first shot, AZ

Some issues never seemed to end, just felt off

2 days after second shot, Pfizer, felt good again

Pfizer cured AZ

Reply to  Pat from kerbob
January 3, 2022 2:46 pm

And you perceive no contradiction there?

Reply to  MarkW
January 3, 2022 2:45 pm

The immediate reaction, or lack thereof, to the shot isn’t the concern.

Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 4:05 pm

If it doesn’t happen till weeks after the shot, how do you know the shot was responsible.

Reply to  MarkW
January 4, 2022 1:03 am

“I had a sore shoulder after the second shot. No reaction to the first or the booster.”

You suggested it was.

Weeks later is not the concern either.

Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 3, 2022 2:48 pm

I contracted a whopping case of shingles after my second dose, no golf for four months already, scars and substantial swelling are still painful. Coincidence ?

Reply to  Streetcred
January 3, 2022 4:06 pm

The shingles virus is already in your body, and can be triggered by almost anything.

Jeffery P
Reply to  Zig Zag Wanderer
January 4, 2022 9:06 am

I had all the typical childhood vaccinations common in the USA at the time. I am also a veteran and was vaccinated for almost everything it seems when I was 22.

All the vaccines I ever had reduced the risk of infection and transmission to practically nil. I was and am considered immune. Sure, some vaccines need boosters decades later, but not every 6 months.

Do the current Covid vaccines really qualify to be called vaccines? A “fully vaccinated” person can still get Covid and transmit it to others. They can carry as heavy a viral load as an unvaccinated person. Immunity begins to wain within 3 months and a booster is needed in 6 months. What other vaccine has these problems?

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Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 12:52 pm

Thing 1 – The one commenter I trust is Dr. John Campbell. link He presents data and research papers in a straightforward manner. He occasionally gets fact checked by idiots like the BBC, so it’s not like he just spouts the party line.

Based on South African data but, as far as we can tell, confirmed by British data, Omicron is hugely infectious but not very pathogenic. For fully vaccinated people, it’s indistinguishable from the common cold unless you get a test.

The biggest problem with Omicron is all the workers who have to self isolate even if they have no symptoms. That’s already causing British hospitals to be short staffed.

The good news is that Omicron seems to be displacing Delta. Enough of the population will be exposed to it that herd immunity will develop and that will be the end of the pandemic.

Apparently immunity acquired from vaccines isn’t particularly robust. (at least it seems to prevent death though) The immunity acquired by exposure to the virus is apparently much more effective at preventing re-infection. Omicron exposure does seem to provide considerable immunity to Delta, which is why Delta is decreasing both in relative and absolute terms.

If we’re lucky, we’re witnessing the last hurrah of the wuflu.

Thing 2 – Chinese scientists were fired from a virology lab in Winnipeg, Canada. link Whatever happened it’s clear the Chinese government was responsible for some kind of skullduggery. In my mind that’s the smoking gun that proves the Chinese response isn’t just due to scared party officials trying to cover their asses.

Reply to  commieBob
January 3, 2022 1:26 pm

Dr. John Campbell is a Nurse. A well qualified Nurse but nevertheless, a Nurse. My wife used to have a number of equally qualified Nurses working under her at a prominent UK University that trains Nurses to degree level. My wife is also a Nurse and very well qualified.

I don’t mean to do Dr. Campbell down, he’s very good at what he does which is give a thumbnail explanation of what the emerging situation is, but his data analysis (as it is) is always based on official figures.

His big pluses, for which he can take considerable credit, is to promote vitamin D and his expose on ivermectin. His interviews with Dr. Tess Lawrie and the evident scepticism he’s recently displaying about what’s currently happening are also worthy of praise.

What really grinds my gears about him though, is his absolute blind faith in ‘vaccinations’ to the point where he is irresponsible enough to actually tell people to get the jabs, as he does.

To my knowledge he’s yet to spell out that natural immunity is by far superior to ‘vaccine’ acquired immunity. That natural immunity from already having had covid can be compromised by the jabs rather than enhanced. The jury may still be out on that but there seems to be evidence that’s the case and he should be informing people of it if he’s going to promote the jabs.

He should also be informing people that the jab is only authorised under an emergency use provision and that there are no long term studies, indeed, that animal trials were skipped as well.

Peter Barrett
Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 2:11 pm

I corresponded with Dr Campbell during the BMJ drug trial report fiasco. I criticised him harshly for his YouTube on the article in which he uncritically replicated what was an obvious crock of isht. He immediately retracted and published another video pointing out the some of the many flaws in the BMJ article.

I believe him to be a man of integrity, but like so many similar people he realises the parameters of “truth” within which he is unfortunately constrained to work in order to remain on the platform. His publicity of vitamin D, ivermectin and, indeed, hydroxychloroquine have probably done a lot of good and his position on the jab seems to have become more flexible recently.

Whether he will risk all (otherwise known as telling the whole truth) and join illustrious company such as the recently yeeted Drs Malone, Peter McCullough, Kory and Lawrie has yet to be determined.

Reply to  Peter Barrett
January 3, 2022 4:16 pm

I think I watched that presentation where John retracted his comments. I was immensely impressed you pulled him up on it and that he responded honestly.

Don’t get me wrong. I think, like you, the man is doing a valuable service. As you point out, he’s cute enough to stay under the Youtube radar, and of late his scepticism is evident.

Youtube obviously hasn’t got their facial recognition tuned into good old British facial expressions or voice patterns to recognise snark.

However, I think it’s important for people to understand he’s not a medical doctor. His skills are different and unique, as any medical doctor would agree. Sit my wife in front of an MD and she’ll make them squirm on her speciality (the same as John’s) not that she would, but neither her nor John have the huge breadth of knowledge required by a GP.

As my wife puts it, GP’s have to know something about everything, and what they don’t know about something they invariably learn, almost overnight so they can treat their patients. John and my wife don’t have that breadth of knowledge.

I don’t think John will ever be as forthright as Malone or McCulloch (interesting, Irish/Scottish surnames) because his knowledge base is restricted to his speciality.

Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 8:50 pm

It gets up my nose when medical people disparage folks who merely possess a PhD, rather than an MD.

I’ve known way more PhDs than MDs but, that said, I’ve never met an MD whose intellect astounded me. FWIW YMMV

Reply to  commieBob
January 4, 2022 5:24 am

PhD’s are specialists in a single subject. MD’s (GP’s in the UK) have a huge breadth of knowledge across multiple interrelated subjects but their depth of knowledge is usually confined to a single subject.

Reply to  HotScot
January 4, 2022 5:10 pm

OK, let’s be clear that you disparaged Dr. Campbell based solely on the fact that he has the ‘wrong’ degree.

The correct way to deal with what someone is saying is to refute what they’re saying. Attacking their qualifications is just ad hominem.

What you’re saying is akin to: “Michael Mann should be trusted on climate change. Anthony Watt should not be trusted because he has the wrong degree.”

Nick Graves
Reply to  Peter Barrett
January 4, 2022 12:42 am

This was recently released by Mike Yeadon on behalf of Sucharit Bhakdi:


Reply to  commieBob
January 3, 2022 1:47 pm

Hi commieB
There are two Os in Greek, Big or Great ‘O’, i.e. O-Mega and small or little ‘o’, i.e o-micron.

Reply to  Vuk
January 3, 2022 8:52 pm

Omega, you mean the Greek letter that looks like a w? 🙂

Jim Turner
Reply to  commieBob
January 3, 2022 2:04 pm

I would confirm your assessment of Omicron and the vaccines. I had a very mild sore throat and runny nose for a few days before Christmas and felt a bit ‘under the weather’ on 23rd and 24th Dec., Tested negative on 24th but positive on 26th. Tested again today (3rd Jan.) and still positive, but even the mild symptoms that I had are long gone. I have had two doses of AZ plus a booster of Pfizer just a few weeks earlier, presumably that made a difference. I am prone to respiratory problems and have had pneumonia a couple of times including once early last year, so I am relieved that no respiratory symptoms have manifested.
I don’t generally accept the wilder conspiracy theories about the vaccines, but as a former research employee of a pharma company, I am well aware that Pfizer, AZ and the others are commercial companies and that their products are ultimately in competition with each other. It seems to me that there has been quite a lot of criticism of the AZ product, which is much cheaper and more stable than the mRNA products. This may be legitimate, I am not saying that pharma companies don’t put the welfare of patients first, but the welfare of shareholders is not irrelevant.

John Tillman
Reply to  Jim Turner
January 3, 2022 2:41 pm

Big Pharma definitely do not put the welfare of patients first. The only possible exception is AZN, which offered its vector vaccine at cost.

The other pharmas are criminal conspiracies. In order to get Emergency Use Authorizations, they conducted a concerted media and governmental campaign to squash effective treatments, such as HQC and invermectin.

They are shameless mass murderers. As also their co-conspirators in the CDC, NIH and FDA, whose directors become well-compensated board members on PFE and other pharmas.

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Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 4:10 pm

You only have to search pharmaceutical companies fines on Google to see how ruthless and criminal they are, I suspect its only the tip of the iceberg. Add to that the inflated case numbers from useless pcr tests, the inflated death toll from putting covid 19 on everyone’s grandparents death certificate despite the objections of family members who know they died of cancer, dementia, heart disease or whatever. The rules and restrictions are constantly changing and always confusing, at one point I was not allowed to visit my son at his home in case my breath killed him but I was allowed to go to the gym with him? There is so much more that could be added to this.

So trust the pharma giants and my government who tell me the jabs are safe, no thanks.

Reply to  Jim Turner
January 3, 2022 2:54 pm

Why would anyone believe either a LFT or a PCR test when they are so obviously questionable?

“I don’t generally accept the wilder conspiracy theories about the vaccines”

What? like they are “safe and effective” when there are no medium or long term safety trials for them?

“Safe and effective” is the most bizarre conspiracy theory I have ever heard, and it’s promoted by governments. And people buy it, and call me a conspiracy theorist?

Humanity knows more about the long term safety implications of street drugs than it knows about covid drugs.

Jim Turner
Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 4:28 pm

By ‘wilder conspiracy theories’ I was thinking of the global Malthusian conspiracy to kill off a large proportion of the world population using toxic vaccines. Rather, I believe that governments have made themselves hostages to fortune by ‘following the science’, meaning they pretty much have to follow the advice of the academics or take responsibility if things go wrong. Large numbers of Covid fatalities is a much more immediate and visible outcome than the economic damage of lockdowns or the near abandonment of primary healthcare for other conditions, even if the outcome is worse in the long run. The academics in turn err on the side of ‘worst possible case’ because it looks better to overestimate the problem than underestimate it.

Reply to  Jim Turner
January 4, 2022 1:20 am

By ‘wilder conspiracy theories’ I was thinking of the global Malthusian conspiracy to kill off a large proportion of the world population using toxic vaccines.

Georgia Guidestone buddy. And ohhhh 40 years of de-population goals from every global NGO and think tanks, Bill Gates explicitly stating vaccines can be used to reduce human population (gain-of-function by NIH with CCP comes to mind here, incentive to vax all).

You, have got to be joking there’s no conspiracy… Do you also believe the Bay of Tonkin really happened and WMD was in Iraq and Osama in Pakistan? Hell I bet you believed Assad used phosporus weapons on his own people (sorry that one was CIA/Pentagon/State Dept to keep troops in Syria).

You people and your rose colored glasses on reality.

Reply to  Jim Turner
January 4, 2022 5:16 am

“By ‘wilder conspiracy theories’ I was thinking of the global Malthusian conspiracy…….”

That’s a theory, not a conspiracy.

Every government in the world colluding to convince their populations that these ‘vaccines’ are ‘safe and effective’ is about as comprehensive a conspiracy as I could imagine because it’s being executed.

“Large numbers of Covid fatalities”

Again, every government in the world colluding to convince people that seasonal influenza has mysteriously vanished, and everyone is dying ‘with’ or ‘from’ covid, supported by a PCR test it’s Nobel Prize winning inventor stated should not be used for diagnosis, but governments do it anyway. That’s a conspiracy because it’s being executed.

Reply to  commieBob
January 3, 2022 5:15 pm

“ If we’re lucky, we’re witnessing the last hurrah of the wuflu.”

It ends when the government stops paying claims and doctors need to go after the patient for services.

Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 1:39 pm

Steve m Block and his JASON team has studied the impacts of pandemics and from the very few info that is publicly availble their findings indicate the real impacts are on the economy, mental health, loss of trust on authorities social order or in short evrrything we have today with covid19 rather than on deaths.pThe pandemic does not even have to be real as sen nunn speech before the us senate indicated when he was playing the president in the DARK WINTER GAME. Maybe to calm the public it is time for the us government to release more info.

Reply to  eo
January 4, 2022 7:49 am

The various governments and Big Pharma have a good thing going. Why spoil it by releasing good information? “Keep ’em dazed, confused, and fearful” is what I’m seeing.

Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 2:38 pm

I was in hospital for four major surgeries between Sept 2019 and Feb. 2020 in the UK.

I don’t do masks, social distancing or clotshots.

Being that hospitals are the most infectious areas in the UK for covid, I didn’t catch it. Nor did I see any evidence of it other than a whole lot of OCD characters literally wringing their hands every few minutes at hand sanitising stations.

NHS at breaking point? I was admitted to a specialist hospital for a persisting surgery induced condition in February 2020. I had an entire six bed ward to myself for a week. Quite literally one to one Nursing and medical attention.

I’m now noticing more and more of my fully ‘vaccinated’ friends and family are coming down with covid, and multiple reoccurrences of covid. I’m fine.

I simply can’t understand why people ever believed it was a good idea to take an experimental drug with no long term safety data – so they could go on an overseas holiday, only to be told after the first jab they still couldn’t. They got the second jab, for the same reason!……….

It doesn’t take critical thinking to figure this out.

Reply to  Steve Case
January 3, 2022 5:11 pm

“So why are schools closed?“

Teachers don’t want to drive into work 🤔

Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 3, 2022 12:30 pm

This looks like an interesting book, but I’ll wait a while before reading it. I reached COVID news exhaustion many months ago.

Reply to  Paul Hurley (aka PaulH)
January 3, 2022 2:21 pm

It doesn’t seem much like news, more like whodunnit history. I have yet to read it.

Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 6:29 pm

I just finished “Viral”: a very detailed who-dunn-it with quite bit of genetic jargon
that to Chin/Ridley’s credit they walk you through .
May’s review is spot-on. The major detail May left out has to do with the
“furin cleavage site” {which also points to a lab origin of Covid-19}.

I can also recommend Alex Berenson’s “Pandemia”. Together these two books make
good bookends for a review of our national/state covid response.
Summary: don’t trust the government (US or China) or the MSM.

January 3, 2022 12:32 pm

I don’t see any real push back by WHO, UN, U.S. govt, EU govt, or media on the Chinese claim of imported COVID-19 on frozen seafood. Sometimes the silent treatment is most telling.

John Tillman
Reply to  ResourceGuy
January 3, 2022 12:46 pm

WHO, UN and the US regime are all wholly owned subsidiaries of the ChiCom gang. Bribem most of all is a sex poodle, running lap dog of Xi’s clique.

Reply to  Andy May
January 3, 2022 2:09 pm

It was Dearlove of MI6 who put out that dodgy claim. The very same boss of Christopher Steele of Russiagate infamy. And Americans fall for this British sewage !
Smelly, what?

January 3, 2022 12:58 pm

Whatever the origin, get the health systems up to gear!
This has happened many times in a few hundred million years!
We have an immune system with much experience, but now major scientific understanding.
NASA must set up a fine commetary dust surveillance grid early warning system, not just some rocks radar.
Who says the real threat is stony footballs, maybe some NFL experts?

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  bonbon
January 3, 2022 3:36 pm

Was this supposed to make more sense than your usual fare?

Chris Hanley
January 3, 2022 1:22 pm

The coverup was aided by an American, Dr. Peter Daszak of the Eco-Health Alliance, who obtained U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding for the WIV …… Daszak, and other prominent virologists …

I’m not sure that is an accurate description of Dr Daszak’s qualifications, Wiki describes him as a zoologist concentrating on ‘zoonosis’ or diseases that jump from animals to humans.
He has a B.Sc. in zoology and the honorific ‘Dr’ is a PhD in parasitic infectious diseases.
The term ‘virologist’ implies a medical degree and I think in the UK some years as a practicing physician is required to further qualify as a virologist.

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Reply to  Andy May
January 3, 2022 2:00 pm

Nuts! British Crown agent Daszak : see EcoHealth Alliance CCM nothing is hidden.
Consortium of Conservation Medicine joined with an operation called the Royal Society of Wildlife Trust. See their ¨living with bats ¨ blather.

I suggest willful negligence!

John Tillman
Reply to  Andy May
January 3, 2022 2:00 pm

Also a subsidy farmer of the NIH, which is the same thing as ChiCom agent.

Collins and FauXi are guilty of perjury, bribery and treason, plus mass murder accomplices, both before and after the fact.

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Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 2:18 pm

Why is Fauci still in post at 80 years old? He could have retired on a huge pension 15 years ago to live a life of privilege.

Personally, I think he has to stay put to keep the skeleton door shut. He’s now scared to leave his job and intends to die in harness.

And if Biden’s cognitive ability is being questioned, and Trump’s health questioned if he runs in 2024, why aren’t questions being asked about Fauci’s fitness for post?

John Tillman
Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 2:30 pm

FauXi showed himself incompetent 40 years ago. But it’s practically impossible to fire federal bureaucrats.

The last time that FauXi actually practiced as a physician, treating patients, was as a resident in 1968, following his internship in 1967. For 54 years, he has been a bureaucrat, not a medicine man.

John Tillman
Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 2:59 pm

The J. Edgar Hoover complex.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 4:24 pm

Yes indeed, to both of your comments.

We have our problems with Civil Service Mandarins in the UK as well. The last high profile sacking sent a chill through our government when he turned on them and, I suspect, threatened them under the duvet.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 5:11 pm

A little story for you.

I could have joined the ‘support unit’ as it was called in Strathclyde Police many years ago, which included a firearms unit. I didn’t believe in firearms then (I don’t now believe the police should be armed if the populace aren’t. I’m responsible for my own safety) so I didn’t join.

However, I did have occasion to bear arms one day. A call to a local farm (we were a semi rural area) has a distressed farmers wife watching one of her sheep being eaten by a dog on the hill overlooking the farmhouse. We could plainly see the dog on the sheep.

She begged us to shoot the dog, but of course we couldn’t. So she presented my partner and I with two well maintained, side by side shotguns that may have been from the American Revolution, or at least close.

No safety’s, no nothing but she begged us, in tears, to destroy the dog in case it attacked another sheep. She had called for the shepherd but the message was he wouldn’t get there for an hour. Late 1970’s so no mobile phones.

Reluctantly, we did as we were asked. Completely illegal as neither of us had firearms licences, and completely against every police code you could imagine.

Now, I knew a little about gun safety from a friends father who used to let us use a .22 in his factory for some target fun, so I knew what a safety was, and not to point a gun at anyone. That was it.

We crept up the hill about 20 yards apart so if the dog made a run for it we at least had a change of getting it. As I was just about poke my head over the rise of the hill to have a shot at the dog I herd buzzing and whistling passing right over my head, and then a pop. Then more zinging and another pop.

I looked at my partner who was oblivious, and realised, someone else was shooting at the damn dog without telling us!

I shouted and waved my arms (not clever with a shotgun being fired in my direction) but all went quiet and I stuck my head over the hill, to see the shepherd, sporting his shiny new up and over, whizz bang shotgun, and a young, dead German Shepard lying next to a struggling sheep.

The dog wasn’t eating the sheep, it was trying to untangle itself from a chain around it’s neck it had clearly escaped with and caught the sheep in.

So whilst the three of us were standing in a circle discussing what had happened I thought it prudent to make my gun safe. Under instruction from the shepherd (yea mate do this, blah blah blah conversation, do that, blah blah blah, conversation) I eased back the flintlock style hammer of the shotgun and eased the trigger so I could gently release the hammer forward before doing the same with the other, then breaking the gun and extracting the cartridges.

Impressed yet? I got all this from westerns, I knew what I was doing.

Then I blew a teacup size hole out the ground within 6 inches of all our feet! I was doing everything right, just with the wrong hammer and the wrong trigger.

A lot of silent staring went one. Me at the hole, the shepherd at me, my partner at me, me at the shepherd, my partner at the hole………….

“I did what you told me to!!!” I blurted.

“Never mind, no harm done, give it here mate, I’ll sort it out.” said the shepherd. “hand me yours as well mate” to my partner, “carefully”.

The shepherd cut the chain and the sheep f**ed off…….

At 20 years old I learned a lot of lessons that day, most of all, never listen to a hysterical woman!

Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 5:57 pm

My second, very quick story, an addendum to my longer shotgun story.

I was attacked in my local store the night before last by a guy who threw a bottle of ‘water’ over me. All over a really silly parking dispute. I pulled up to a kerb as a guy was about to step off the kerb, and he walked into the side of my car.

Arrogance on both our parts. One or other could have stopped and let the other do what they wanted, but we didn’t. No big deal, I got out the car and was subjected to a torrent of abuse.

I waved it off, but the guy kept coming back for more, he wouldn’t stop, so I walked into the store, got two packs of beer and stood in the queue to pay.

I watched the guy walk into the store and before I knew it he sprayed a full 2 litre bottle of liquid over me. I had four cans of beer in each hand so I smashed them into his face.

Thereafter ensued the usual pathetic handbag waving tussle.

I’m 64 years old. I’m recovering from a hip replacement and I have a rotator cuff injury so I struggle to reach for a cup on a kitchen shelf.

I don’t need this.

I’m also 6’2″, 150Kg of not entirely fat, an ex Rugby player and learned Ju Jitsu in the Police.

I was instantly transformed into a 24 year old athlete when this 5′ 8″, 40 year old punk decided it would be a really good idea to take on an old man.

No pain, just adrenalin, my shoulder shouldn’t have been capable of getting in the shots I did. But it was.

I was, however, sane enough not to overdo it. A twenty second struggle and it was over.

My point is, were we allowed concealed carry in the UK, I doubt that ludicrous confrontation would ever have happened.

Knife crime is becoming a huge problem here, from which there is no defence. No one is allowed to carry what might be perceived as an offensive weapon, which could be a straightened paperclip. Seriously.

Pick up a kitchen knife and go into the street, no one can stop you. Example:

The beheading of Fusilier Lee Rigby on the suburban streets of Woolwich, London. No one fired a shot, no one could fire a shot. People watched as this animal cut the head off a serving soldier.—live-reaction

There we have the opportunity for civil defence, not national defence, nor personal defence, and no one could step forward.

I like think I would have stepped up, firearm or not, but rarely are we ever in the right place at the right time to do what needs to be done.

Mike Dubrasich
Reply to  Chris Hanley
January 3, 2022 1:52 pm

Evil dwid. Sadly, he is not the only monster running loose. Frenching him would be too kind.

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michael hart
January 3, 2022 1:46 pm

Sharri Markson also wrote a book and made a very watchable documentary for Sky News Australia.

IMO just too many coincidences for it to be anything else than what seems obvious.

Reply to  michael hart
January 3, 2022 3:00 pm

Sherri Markson’s work on the origins of Covid has been exemplary.

John Tillman
Reply to  Graemethecat
January 3, 2022 3:14 pm

She’s a star.

Michael in Dublin
Reply to  michael hart
January 3, 2022 3:11 pm

I believe that President Trump’s biggest mistake was thinking that vaccine production and distribution could be done more efficiently and quickly. I blame the team he set up under the vice-president for not explaining the complexities, urging more caution and far more encouragement for treatment protocols. He did try and steer some of the thinking this way but his vice-president and Dr Fauci completely undermined this. For all his shortcomings, the president did seem open to good advice from experts but certainly had too many misleading advisors.

Reply to  Michael in Dublin
January 4, 2022 1:26 am

Pence was controlled from the beginning. Part of the Uniparty.

January 3, 2022 2:03 pm

I’ve just had 4 days of feeling pretty awful but just feels like 3 previous occasions of flu I have had and back then I didn’t care where it came from either . So I am going to go out on a limb and say as they never isolated covid 19 and the CDC states they do not know how many deaths were misdiagnosed as covid- “Specifically, deaths from circulatory diseases, Alzheimer disease and dementia, and respiratory diseases have increased in 2020 relative to past years (7), and it is unclear to what extent these represent misclassified COVID-19 deaths or deaths indirectly related to the pandemic (e.g., because of disruptions in health care access or utilization)” – that is is just another flu of no great consequence floating around.

January 3, 2022 2:08 pm

For what it’s worth, my own little covid ‘conspiracy’ theory is that it probably was accidentally released from the Wuhan lab. My reasoning goes thus:

Were this a naturally evolved virus like, for example, the common flu (yes, I know there are innumerable variations of it) it would be fairly robust having navigated through various animals including bats and pangolins with the numerous natural challenges it would face, and mutate to overcome.

We are informed by our governments that the influenza virus mutates once a year (a ridiculous concept if there are numerous variations of it) and that a vaccine developed for the previous years mutation should work for the new years mutation.

As I write this the concept of an annual vaccination just becomes more and more absurd. A bit like standing blindfold in a darkened room littered with dartboards, expecting to hit the right one with a single dart, never mind hitting the bullseye.

To my knowledge, covid has mutated five time in the UK including the current Omicron variation suggesting it’s meeting challenges it’s never experienced in the laboratory. Indeed, there is a theory that the Delta variant was attacked by a common cold virus and almost hybridised into the seemingly harmless Omicron variant virtually overnight. Importantly, it was mutating even before ‘vaccinations’ became available. So they didn’t cause the initial mutations.

That speed of mutation suggests to me the original covid virus was an immature virus which probably wouldn’t have made it out the natural environment other than as a harmless cold no one would have noticed.

Oddly enough, in the ‘wild’ it has now evolved into Omicron, a harmless cold no one would notice. Coincidence?

The insane panic over the whole thing, uniquely, by every single government in the world, following almost identical, now believed faulty treatment protocols has never been accomplished before on any single subject. Even Sweden advised masks, social distancing and isolation, it just didn’t mandate them. I don’t believe this international unity has ever been accomplished in earth’s history.

My suggestion is that every world government knew fine well what had happened long before they are prepared to admit they knew.

The reason they won’t admit they knew is because every one of them is involved in serious gain of function bio weapon technology. They all believed they knew the potential of a novel, man made virus released into the wild, they just didn’t account for its immaturity. One government can’t admit it because it would show the hand of every other country in the world.

To no one’s surprise now, when the trigger was eventually pulled on public announcements of the virus, they were incredibly well co-ordinated and the procedures clearly planned. To the point that every country I know of ignored WHO protocol not to lock down and mask up populations to deal with a pandemic.

Not one single country stood firm and said “The WHO advises against these policies and we will take WHO advice”. Not one of them. That single concept utterly beggars belief.

As Alice Cooper sang, Welcome To My Nightmare.

John Tillman
Reply to  HotScot
January 3, 2022 2:19 pm

It was not naturally evolved. The furin cleavage site shows that.

The world’s greatest living virologist, Dr. David Baltimore, called it the “smoking gun”, but then under intense pressure, walked that valid assessment back.

But he was right the first time.

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Reply to  John Tillman
January 3, 2022 2:39 pm

As 95% of deaths in the US from , supposed covid , had 4 other serious diseases and with an average age of 79+ years it was not a very effective virus if manufactured. I daresay that the majority of those deaths died with and not of the virus. In most countries the average age of death for covid was the same as the average life span- got a feeling there is a clue in there.

John Tillman
Reply to  richard
January 3, 2022 3:00 pm

Yes, deaths definitely from the virus alone are a tiny fraction of those who died with the virus, based upon 45 cycle PCR tests of their corpses.

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Lurker Pete
Reply to  richard
January 4, 2022 5:10 am

you’re confusing “bioweapon” with an escaped/released LAV candidate.

Reply to  John Tillman
January 4, 2022 5:30 am

I did say my theory is that it was man made and released from a lab. Of that I have no doubt.

Lurker Pete
Reply to  HotScot
January 4, 2022 5:02 am

Now figure in Ralph Baric, arguably the most qualified Corona editor in the world, and the lack of any comment from him on this ‘pandemic’. Figure in UNC where the research was carried out. Figure in the strange “vaping disease” with eerily similar symptoms to Covid (including chest x-ray similarity) prevelant in NC August – Oct 2019. Figure in the World Military Games in Wuhan Oct 18-27th 2019 as a super spreader event.

Figure in Fauci saying Trumps travel ban wasn’t supported by Science even though he’d known about the Furin Cleavage Site (and it’s known implications for human to human transmission) for 2 weeks already after the CCP released the full SARS CoV2 genome.

Figure in Fauci 2 days later conspiring with the Director of the Office of Science and Technology
(OSTP) Kelvin Droegemeier to hide all this informaton from POTUS. They conspired to hide all of the ties between the NIH, NIAID, their funding, their histories of research, everything involving certain GOF research, and to anything that tied them to the Wuhan Institute of Virology. The hid it from President Trump, they hid it from the wider scientific community, they hid it from the National Security Council. We know that because several members of the Security Council explicitly state that in Sharri Marksons fantastic documentary.

Figure in the fact that Congress knows all this. Charles Rixey (DRASTIC Research) knows this for a fact, because he’s spoken to them, half of Congress has been raring to go for more than a year, and especially the last six months, to begin these enquiries, and they have been publicly refuted by the speaker of the house, Nancy Pelosi.

She has explicitly stated that she will not be investigating this. President Biden has made it clear that he has no interest in pursuing this, the only thing he has done with this is make political shows of the brief intelligence community investigations further obsfuciating the known facts.

Meanwhile Nancy Pelosi blocks any investigation, the media refuse to investigate, and big tech censors any discussion of it in social media.

Any journalists want to grow a pair and investigate this can contact Charles Rixey who would be happy to give the full story and indeed testify to this information before congress.

For a good discussion of this watch a good discussion between Charles Rixey & Jonathan J Couey (both of DRASTIC) here:

If you read all the DRASTIC research you’ll come to the conclusion Matt Ridleys book is a limited hangout, downplaying the multitude of prior lab leaks, downplaying the dangers of GOF research, while calling for “more regulation” instead of a complete ban on GOF research to safeguard the future of humanity from these megalomaniacs.

Reply to  Lurker Pete
January 4, 2022 5:36 am

Excellent post, thank you.

To be fair to Matt Ridley, he’s British with limited contacts in the US. He also began writing his book some time ago and finished it in a hurry. In fact, considering the time to write, edit, publish, print and distribute the book, it looks like he had a matter of months to research it.

Lurker Pete
Reply to  HotScot
January 4, 2022 6:22 am

I know Matt Ridley gets a bit of a pass round here because his “Rational Optimist” stuff was really well done. But he’s been involved in GOF obfuscation from the start, his recent book is a carbon copy of DRASTICs research ommitting certain lines of enquiry IMO.

Gain of Function research got blocked in 2014 after 300 eminent Scientists from the Cambridge Working Group sent a Consensus Statement on the Creation of Potential Pandemic Pathogens, after so many lab leaks caused various pandemics [1] of course they redefined GoF research and Fauci et al worked around the ban anyway through Eco Health Alliance funneling funds to Wuhan.

There has been a concerted effort to control the narrative around GoF
since DRASTIC raised concerns regarding a lab leak origin of Covid,
again calling for a complete moratorium on GoF research. DRASTIC was
infiltrated by the compromised Yuri Deigin, who managed to cause enough
rift to oust some of the original researchers, Dan & Karl Sirotkin,
& JJ Couey (who was fired from his research position [at UPitt who also recieved GoF funding] in relation to his reviewing Yuri’s paper, Yuri then blocked him on twitter). DRASTIC has since split into two completely seperate groups, yet the compromised Dergin is the only one getting any attention in the media (recently interviewed in a doc featuring D. Trump).

There has been a concerted effort to sideline the original research
of Dan & Karl Sirotkin. DOD, DARPA, and CCP connected scientists in
the field opperated an email campaign[2] which seemed to be designed to
sideline anyone calling for a complete moratorium on GoF research, while
promoting those calling for “more legislation” to control it, allowing
those in the field to carry on bioweapon research avoiding a complete

Sir Matt Ridley (the disgraced banker, and liar, who led Northern
Rock, and the British economy to ruin)[3], who’s book “Virus” written
with the spooky Alina Chan is designed to control the narrative,
limiting by omission the full history of lab leaks and the subsiquent
pandemics they caused, whilst leaving the door open for continued GoF
research by calling for “More Legislation” rather than a full moratorium and a complete ban.

Matt Ridley has also attempted to sideline the Sirotkins research by
removing funding from another research group because they had the
integrity to refuse to remove the Sirotkins name as coauthors from the
research paper prior to publishing it.[4] which spurred Dan to complain
to the House of Lords Standards Commissioner[5]

Dan pretty much tells the whole story about that on his blog[6] via rather long
winded posts and their own published papers, also on his substack

 Clearly there should be a concerted effort by the global scientific
community to call for a reniewed moratorium and complete ban on this
dangerous research for the greater good of humanity.








January 3, 2022 2:47 pm

They still claim to have No idea where the virus came from… but the one thing they do know with 100% certainty is that it did not come from the Wuhan Institute of Virology during Fauci and Dasek’s “gain of function” experiments…. Definitely don’t look there!!!

Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 3, 2022 2:53 pm

In the context of discussions of mask mandates, vaccine passports and other draconian measures floated in the press by politicians and officials at the CDC, what would be the irremediable harm of an immediate halt to all gain of function research worldwide and an prompt inspection of all labs engaged in this research to insure that all samples are properly secured or destroyed?

We have all the usual idiots blathering that if domestic restrictions save “just one life” they will all be worth it. So I ask, if my proposal saves “just 5,000,000 lives”, wouldn’t it be even more worth it?

Yet aside from Senator Rand Paul, I haven’t heard anyone prominent suggest this.

We need to start work to protect ourselves from the next pandemic.

Zig Zag Wanderer
Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 3, 2022 3:42 pm

We need to start work to protect ourselves from the next pandemic.

We need to work to protect ourselves from the WHO and idiot politicians listening to corrupt and incompetent advisers like Fauxi.

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Reply to  Alan Watt, Climate Denialist Level 7
January 3, 2022 10:14 pm

If the Chinese (or insert favorite boogyman) could get a virus to “gain some function,” then develop a vaccine for said virus, then vaccinate their favorite people, then release it on the world, do you think they would?

Such a virus would probably only need to take out around 10% of the U.S. population to leave us gasping. Make us unable to defend ourselves: susceptible to armed takeover. Then they could be the saviors, offering the vaccine to anyone … who supported their cause.

The problem for the Chinese might not be that they caused a virus to gain some function, only that it wasn’t enough function, and it got loose before they developed a vaccine.

If I were an evil Communist multi-trillionaire, I might try to do it that way. But I don’t want to start any wild conspiracy theories. (The Chinese have a demographical problem. They are, as a population, too old. A virus that attacks old people could be a member of the solution set for said problem.)

Just saying. But I don’t want to start any wild conspiracy theories. Really, I don’t.

Anyway, they probably don’t need to use real viruses. The concept of dangerous anthropogenic climate change is just like a virus, but easier to inoculate against in your own population, assuming you control the media.. All one would have to do is push some funding at the UN and NGOs: problem solved! Democracies implode, and we fill the vacuum.

All hale Greta the Great! (And her minders/funders.) War is peace, freedom is slavery, and all bad weather is caused by (evil capitalist) witches.

January 3, 2022 5:26 pm

You don’t release propaganda and disinformation prior to an “accidental” release.

January 3, 2022 10:37 pm

The source of the virus is clear, but uninteresting.
The major question NOW is: what is more dangerous, the virus, or the vaccines?

January 3, 2022 11:08 pm

If covid19 is to be considered possibly a lab-leaked virus, and even an engineered lab-leaked virus, then anti-China sentiment should be restrained by reflecting on the fact that the Wuhan virus institute was effectively a Chinese-American collaborative center. A lot of US collaboration and US funding went to Wuhan.

Indeed the American Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, made a grant application in 2018 specifically to insert the critical furin cleavage site into the genome of bat derived coronavirus:

Lurker Pete
Reply to  Phil Salmon
January 4, 2022 8:48 am

what was more interesting about that, was the reason it was turned down. Any subsiquent vaccine that targets only one epitope would be useless….

it took a “Pandemic” as an excuse to allow it to be made…

January 3, 2022 11:38 pm

From the advent of the first vaccine the goal has been to engineer new persistent non-lethal diseases. Accept it or not, this is the reality of the profit & power driven human condition. A patient cured is a customer lost.

January 4, 2022 1:01 am

Reported some time ago was that the Chinese claimed to have destroyed all records from the infamous research facility , therefore records could not be made available to outside researchers trying to unravel the chronology. If the Chinese actually did destroy their data, probably after backing it up elsewhere, what reason could there be other than that they did not want their part in things to become known?

Mr David Guy-Johnson
January 4, 2022 1:30 am

It’s an excellent book

Vincent Causey
January 4, 2022 2:16 am

Is there any mention in the book of patents filed for the spike protein? Dr David Martin has been arguing that the “novel” coronavirus is not novel since there are patents going back to 2002 that contain the genome of SARS and other curious items. For example,US7279327 was issued in April 2002, which patented the SARS pathogen as a mechanism to distribute the HIV vaccine, and this was a couple of months before the SARS outbreak.

On 5th June 2008 Ab-links filed a series of patents that targeted the novel features of SARS-CoV-2 – specifically polybasic cleavage site, spike proteins and the ACE2 receptor binding domain (which is novel to SARS-CoV-2). A series of patents were issued 2015 (US9193780), 2017, 2018, 2019. When you consider the paper that identified the SARS-CoV-2 virus, you find 73 patents between 2008 and 2019 that have the elements that are supposedly novel – particularly the ACE2 receptor binding domain, polybasic cleavage site and spike protein

Gerald Machnee
January 4, 2022 5:56 am

Why do we need a book about the virus and “vaccine”?
Check the Patent registrations. Dr David Martin has noted over 4,000 patents on the virus and “vaccines”. The “vaccine” patent was there before December, 2019.

Jeffery P
January 4, 2022 8:36 am

How likely is it that the SARS-CoV-2 naturally evolved and the first reported cases just happened to be in Wuhan, home of a Chinese biolab where they experiemented on coronaviruses and other infectious diseases? That would be an amazing coincidence, would it not?

Support for the zoonotic theory was always disinformation. Recently uncovered emails leave no doubt.

Matthew R Marler
January 4, 2022 9:14 am

Andy May, thank you for the book review.

jeff corbin
January 4, 2022 9:28 am

I am still waiting for the Virginia department of Health to determine if the July 2019 Springfield respiratory illness that killed 6 in local nursing homes, hospitalized many and sickened hundreds was COVID -19. The VDH reported over a year ago that they would be doing testing to make the determination but there has been no word since then. Soon after this viral breakout in July 2019 there were warnings of an uptick in viral pneumonia in Virginia and the D.C area and then in Sept and Oct in Philadelphia. Then the CDC warned of a bad flu season that appeared to be underway early. Yet still no word on what the mysterious organism was that hit Virginia in July 2019. If it was COVID…all bets are off.

jeff corbin
Reply to  jeff corbin
January 4, 2022 9:49 am

Fairfax County the Greensprings Nursing Home outbreak in Springfield VA 7/12/2019, 3 deaths, over 25 hospitalized and over 50 sickened. In a report by ABC news: ‘Respiratory outbreak’ being investigated at retirement community after 54 residents fall ill – ABC News ( 29, the Fairfax County Health Department said testing conducted by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on samples from Greenspring identified the virus that causes the common cold. There have not been an unusual number of illnesses reported there since July 15, officials said.”

Yet later in August the VDH would indicate 55% increase in viral pneumonia cases in VA over the long standing average.

So was the virus that caused the Greenspring outbreak that later spread to another nursing home just a bad common coronavirus, or a rhinovirus or COVID 19? It’s still a mystery.

jeff corbin
Reply to  jeff corbin
January 4, 2022 10:31 am

If it was a Rhinovirus that caused the outbreak, (Rhinovirus do cause outbreaks in nursing homes like the one at Greensprings) then why would the VDA say they were going to test the samples for COVID 19. So it is possible they found another common cold virus a Non-SARS common coronavirus otherwise it would have been a moot issue. The VDH just need to do what it said it was going to do and settle the issue.

January 4, 2022 2:40 pm

The Vaccines have apparently been around since 2010:

January 4, 2022 4:55 pm

The elephant in the room is still asking “Cui Bono?”

January 5, 2022 7:41 am

RNA is programming language of all life. Accepting regular injections containing foreign RNA is turning yourself to biolaboratory, where somebody else has control.
S-Protein is binding to ACE2 receptors of cells and guess where are they most present? Brain, heart and veins, lungs, reproduction organs and T-cells.
So S-Protein is marking your immunity cells as target for your immunity.
This is how those injections are decreasing your overall immunity.
But how it is possible that they are helping a little?
ACE2 receptors are also responsible for controlling Cytokine release and Cytokine storm is major reason for Covid-19 deaths…
Apparently ACE2 receptors with bound S-Protein have limited ability to release Cytokine.
This is in fact genial, how to create something which is helping against one disease on one side and damaging overall immunity on the other.

January 16, 2022 6:08 am

Massive deaths within 14 days and 180 days of the Covid injections.
Excellent work from Alberta Covid-19 Statistics by Jeremy Poole, the Family Man.
Wayback Machine:
For the record – emailed to the Alberta government 8January2021
There is no real Covid-19 pandemic. Covid-19 was only dangerous to the very elderly and infirm, and is similar in average mortality to other seasonal flu’s of recent decades.
The Covid-19 PCR test is not fit-for-purpose and provides many false positives.
Routine testing of asymptomatic people is a waste of resources and drives erroneous policies including lockdowns.
The Covid-19 lockdowns were never effective or justified. Harm done by the lockdowns exceeds by 10 to 100 times the harm from Covid-19. End all lockdowns now and do not lockdown again.
Simple, inexpensive treatments are known to save lives – Vitamin D, Ivermectin etc. Why are these treatments not being widely recommended and implemented by Alberta authorities?
The increase in deaths of the elderly in Winter is a well-established seasonal phenomenon. “Excess Winter Deaths” in the four Winter months routinely average about 100,000 per year in the USA and about 10,000 per year in Canada, as described on our 2015 Summary of Excess Winter Mortality that includes the landmark Lancet study.

The Covid-19 vaccine developments were rushed and are not proven safe or effective and should NOT be taken, especially by the low-risk population – those under-65 or recovered from Covid-19. The two experimental Covid-19 vaccines that contain mRNA (Pfizer and Moderna) are especially risky – due to unknown future side-effects, the risk-to-reward is far too high for the low-risk group.