Monday, June 7, 2021

Miranda Devine On The Real Covid Conspiracy

Let me just say up front that my working assumption--until disproven--is that Tony Fauci was acting at the direction of powerful influencers. To me, that means that those directing Fauci's policies were in or had pretty direct connections to the political realm.

With that proviso, Miranda Devine presents some succinct facts about the real Covid conspiracy in Scientists were pushing real COVID-19 conspiracy. I realize that for many the idea that scientists engaged in deliberate, um, deception will not come as a total surprise. Nevertheless, it's important to understand and internalize this fact, because in our world science has a privileged position. That cannot be allowed to continue--not without the possibility of serious oversight and pointed challenges to supposed orthodoxies. 

Simply put, scientists can be bought off, just like other "experts." Experts they may be, but all experts must be presumed to also have interests of their own and should be challenged on that understanding. If they pass the test, well and good. But passing that test requires transparency to the public, which has been systematically suppressed under the sorry Covid regime. This approach works under our accepted and time tested legal principles and, significantly, it also is the basis for sound scientific research. Duh! Which means that some--possibly many--"scientists" are in fact engaged in something somewhat other than actual science. Just as some prosecutors, investigators, judges, and defense attorneys engage in something other than the disinterested pursuit of justice. We need to understand this.

Here is what to me is the core of Devine's article, Devine comes to this after leading us through Peter Daszak's money driven manipulation of other "scientists" to publicly denounce "conspiracy theories", i.e., the public presentation of inconvenient facts. In this excerpt I've inserted words in brackets in a few spots to make what Devine is saying absolutely clear:

One of the lab-leak deniers who signed the [Peter Daszak anti-lab origin] letter has now at least recanted. Dr. Peter Palese, a virologist at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, last week reportedly called for a “thorough investigation about the origin of the Covid-19 virus.” 

That is to his credit. But the damage caused by the letter he signed can’t be overestimated. 

It effectively silenced scientists who had kept an open mind. It dismissed as kooks those virologists who took one look at the new virus and saw telltale signs that it may have been tinkered with in the lab. 

In fact, the lab-leak theory always was strongly backed by the science, as any honest virologist would tell you. One of the few willing to speak on the public record, professor Nikolai Petrovsky from Flinders University in South Australia, did tell me just that last August. 

He was surprised, as were other scientists, when it appeared that the very first strains of COVID-19 isolated in December 2019 showed “the virus was already perfectly adapted to infect and transmit between human hosts. How this pre-adaptation to humans came about still needs to be satisfactorily explained.” 

The virus suddenly appeared in humans [in a form that was] already evolved to be extremely contagious [among humans], something scientists say has only been observed in a laboratory. 

That doesn’t mean the virus definitely leaked from the Wuhan lab. But it remains the most plausible theory, as it did from day one. The fact that no intermediate animal host has been found in the past 17 months to explain how the virus might have leaped from bats to humans is another strike against the so-called “zoonotic” or natural theory pushed by the Lancet and America’s top infectious disease expert, Dr. Anthony Fauci

Instead of telling the truth, the world’s scientific establishment deliberately created a false narrative that was swallowed uncritically by most of the media and presented to the public as holy writ. 

Scientists used the full weight of their authority to tell a deliberate lie, whether to protect the research method that may have engineered the virus or to contradict a president they didn’t trust. 

“Virologists as a group are afraid that public attention being drawn to the possibility of a lab escape may result in a political backlash and action to shut down even irrelevant virus research,” Petrovsky said. 

“... Hence a collective desire to shut down this scientific debate early, before it gets public.” 

In other words, scientists wanted to keep doing their dangerous Frankenstein research even if it caused a deadly global pandemic, and they didn’t want the public to have a say. 

They lied to us so that we wouldn’t scream blue murder and make them stop playing God in the laboratory. We will never trust them again.

I believe we're at the point that we can say that what Devine is saying is simple fact. And we now can identify many--not yet all, but many--of the people behind it. 

That's from a strictly scientific standpoint. The other side of this is that there was a political aspect to this Covid conspiracy, and most of these scientists were fully aware of that political aspect. They knew they were being used not just to "defend science" but to "get Trump." That's what Peter D'Abrosca puts so baldly, as quoted in Rant: America A Serious Country? You're Joking Me!

This narrative was carefully crafted by the left-wing press to humanize a man who was, at the time, committing crimes against humanity for the purpose of helping Democrats win an election.

Which is to say that, having got the scientific establishment on board with a false narrative--that's the significance of the Daszak letter--political operatives fed that false narrative to a complicit left wing media. Consequences be damned. That's a crime against humanity. Fauci was the "follow the science" ringmaster. He needs to pay a price. But he was far from alone. Indeed, his role would likely not have played out as it did but for the political aspect.


  1. “Scientists” deliberately giving overdoses of hydroxychloroquine to thousands in order to sink the trials of HCQ as a Covid treatment? Whoda thunk it…

    Farrar is director of the Wellcome Trust. Farrar also signed the Lancet letter. And he is chair of the WHO’s R&D Blueprint Scientific Advisory Group, which put him in the driver’s seat of the WHO’s Solidarity trial, in which 1,000 unwitting subjects were overdosed with hydroxychloroquine in order to sink the use of that drug for COVID.

    Farrar had worked in Vietnam, where there was lots of malaria, and he had also been involved with SARS-1 there. He additionally was central in setting up the UK Recovery trial, where 1,600 subjects were overdosed with hydroxychloroquine.

    Even if Farrar didn’t have some idea of the proper dose of chloroquine drugs from his experience in Vietnam, he, Fauci and Collins would have learned about such overdoses after Brazil told the world about how they mistakenly overdosed patients in a trial of chloroquine for COVID. The revelation was made in an article published in the JAMA in mid-April 2020. Thirty-nine percent of the subjects in Brazil who were given high doses of chloroquine died, average age 50.

    Yet the Solidarity and Recovery hydroxychloroquine trials continued into June, stopping only after their extreme doses were exposed.

    Fauci made sure to control the treatment guidelines for COVID that came out of the NIAID, advising against both chloroquine drugs and ivermectin. Fauci’s NIAID also cancelled the first large-scale trial of hydroxychloroquine treatment in early disease, after only 20 of the expected 2,000 subjects were enrolled.

    1. Quoting from memory:

      There are more things in science, Horatio,
      Than are dreamt of in your worldview.

      Remember that goofball on Fox blurting out, "HCQ? That stuff'll kill ya!"

      One of the top 10 most essential and safest drugs--including for prophylactic use--on WHO's list. And medical and science journalists couldn't figure that out??

  2. The road to hell is paved with good intentions - Old English Proverb.

    Tony Fauci somehow managed to be the top paid civil service person, survive his poor leadership of the AIDS Crisis, as well as Ebola, and then come out as the most trusted person in the USA.

    Fauci was more interested in keeping his little empire going getting as much power as possible. How did he do this? By keeping the crises of an epidemic going. If not for Trump, a vaccine would be years away. And the continued crises with Fauci leading the fight, would have been an excellent way to keep his high position.

    My guess on the different factions that weaponized Covid:

    By the term weaponized, I mean used it for their own advantage. I do not mean the creation, or gain of function creation of the actual virus. But the creation of the Narrative of Covid being the second coming of the 1918 Bird Flu that killed 50 Million.

    - China. Their interest was kill other countries economies, make it so Covid could not be traced back to their lab, and prevent Trump from being re-elected. My suspicion, is they also pushed hard for draconian, over reaction in the West to Covid, through various means. And their allies would label as Racist, any push back against China. Even the labeling of Covid as coming from China.

    - Expert Class. They had been war gaming and warning of an epidemic for years. Now they had an epidemic to prove how smart they are and how they saved the world. Only inconvenient fact was Covid was not very deadly, but hey, what is a little facts between friends.

    - Deep State - They HATED TRUMP and would do anything to get rid of him. This included their enablers in the press. So any action by Trump, they would automatically portray as wrong. And their allies in the Internet Companies censored any differing views.

    - Woke Medical Establishment - Also hated Trump. This includes the CDC, Pharmaceutical companies, and Medical Journals. The vaccine results were delayed until after the election. Studies based on poor data were used to discredit HCQ and other low cost treatments. Lots of fear mongering over Covid.

    Gain of Function Proponents - Seems to be an establishment area that wanted this research to continue, through what ever means needed. Glenn Greenwald had a story about Anthrax that sounds very similar. And Gateway Pundit claimed in the last days of the Obama Administration the restrictions were lifted.

    Governors - Blue State Mostly, used Covid as a way to increase their power, and gut feeling, enrich their pocket books, and justify changing society. They tried so very hard to be the True Heroes, in the fight against the "Deadly" Covid Vaccine.

    - Big Business, Covid Wiped out a huge amount of their small business competition due to only essential businesses being allowed to be open.

    1. You left out DoD. Why were they directly funding some of the work, and what did they expect to get out of it?

    2. Still, Mark’s caveat notwithstanding, this is an excellent summary of the forces behind this hoax. Thanks Ray!

    3. Don't forget the international aspect. Fauci and the dodos at Imperial College London (like the also failed "modeller" Neil Ferguson) were working in unison. The vast majority of these scientists were singing from the same hymn sheet.

    4. Yes, and lest we forget, it was VP Mike Pence (aka Benedict Arnold) who appointed Fauci to carry out the coup --- the carefully calculated "insurrection" that brought about the complete overthrow of our Republic.

      And WHO, pray tell, advised President Donald J. Trump to chose the likes of Mike Pence as his "running" mate?

  3. I'm probably being openly clinical again but...

    History is usually a good indicator of both the present and future. I'm contending that covid will be another subject that can't be touched. Miranda Devine makes a good point but there's the other %50 that is still hanging on to this belief system. Like all things political you will be attempting the crucifixion of another one of their false gods and they will hear nothing of it.

    Covid gave far too much conviction to it's followers. Not only are they ardent defenders of the faith but they are true believers whom have split family, friends and professional relationships over the subject. There is no way they will be able to parse that belief system and the Government will use that group for further exploitation to hide behind.

    Beyond that, like every Government boondoggle, it's too big to fail. Every very time you involve dead bodies it's highly unpopular to make those "heros" and "survivors" into victims of a known plot. Intelligence and scientific evidence be will be damned by the heroically patriotic false narrative machine.

    The Government has its boogie man and like Pearl Harbor, 911 and WMDs there is no reason to disrupt American exceptionalisum by asking uncomfortable questions about advance knowledge or contradictory evidence.

    I know... *Sigh*... I suck.

    1. "I'm contending that covid will be another subject that can't be touched."

      Are you suggesting that, like 9/11, COVID "can't be touched?" Or, like our past however many hijacked elections delivering the results for the Marxist regime, that, too, can not be touched?

      If so --- WHY NOT? Why is it that these things can not be touched?

      There is only one reason. We, the feeble people, have sacrificed our liberty for convenience. We have become lazy and complacent and have allowed this to unfold before our very eyes and now we bytch about it. We get what we deserve. Every bit of it.

      Not one word about the outcome of Dr. Shiva's court case against Massachusetts/Twitter. Not one word about the hideous corruption behind the "Convention of States" movement funded and freighted by the Brothers Koch to destroy all that we have left --- our Constitution, once and for all.

      Perhaps if there is one thing to thank modern technology for, we can evoke the old adage, "The pen is mightier than the sword" and "Words are weapons in the war of ideas."

      Take a half hour of your time to watch this video to get a good insight into what is really coming down around us. And, at the mention of Scalia, read between the lines:

  4. I remember a TV interview with Fauci in early 2020 where he pretty much said that he would rather exaggerate the possible outcomes of the pandemic and the remedies required to stop it, and then if it turns out to be wrong you can always apologize.

    It follows pretty much the same playbook engineered for the Climate Scare Movement by the late Stephen Schneider who said the following in the late 80's to force the "desired" response in policies:

    "On the one hand, as scientists we are ethically bound to the scientific method, in effect promising to tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but — which means that we must include all the doubts, the caveats, the ifs, ands, and buts. On the other hand, we are not just scientists but human beings as well. And like most people we’d like to see the world a better place, which in this context translates into our working to reduce the risk of potentially disastrous climatic change. To do that we need to get some broad based support, to capture the public’s imagination. That, of course, entails getting loads of media coverage. So we have to offer up scary scenarios, make simplified, dramatic statements, and make little mention of any doubts we might have. This ‘double ethical bind’ we frequently find ourselves in cannot be solved by any formula. Each of us has to decide what the right balance is between being effective and being honest. I hope that means being both."

    The above quote from Judith Curry Website:

    1. Lemon balm. In the middle ages they were growing olives in Iceland. Google the Medieval Warming Period. Of course you will find plenty of conspiracy theories debunking the evidence because it contradicts the globalist narrative. Every 700 years or so the climate changes. That is a fact.

      Fauci, after giving millions of US tax dollars to Wuhan to develop the phony virus, turned around and warned President Trump that he would have a pandemic to deal with. Additionally, just for kicks, google Event 201 and see what comes up.

      There is no double ethical bind. That's pure manure. Morality and immorality simply can not "co-exist."

      Our government has become a corporation of corruption and when the only way they can advance their filthy evil is to use MSM to sensationalize lies, and some actually fall for it, no wonder we're in the mess we're in.

      God gave you a brain. Use it. -Father James Altman

  5. "Fauci made sure to control the treatment guidelines for COVID that came out of the NIAID, advising against both chloroquine drugs and ivermectin. Fauci’s NIAID also CANCELLED the first large-scale trial of hydroxychloroquine treatment in early disease, after ONLY 20 of the expected 2,000 subjects were enrolled.

    I remember the HCQ trials that I kept harping were being rigged to fail. 1) too late in use, 2) to much given way too late, 3) restrictions on docs bring able to use off label, and others to ensure failure. I remember stating that it would be easy to go back into the Medicare database for infection/survival ratio of Lupus patients on HCQ as a great data point, and even sent that to my congressman, but nothing other than thanks for your information.

    These guys are no better than the lot that got strung up after Nuremberg and should be treated no differently for the deaths and damage they have wrought on us as well as the world.