The distrust of science that’s erupted during the pandemic, particularly medical science, can be traced to a number of causes, including: arrogance; the way patients are related to (often less than warmly, as numbers such that one’s “name” becomes something like “3/5/52”); the raw materialism (“What insurance do you carry?” is often the first question); and the inability of scientists to agree upon a common reality (“Eggs will clog your arteries”; “Eggs are good for you”; “Take a daily aspirin”; “Taking an aspirin every day can be harmful”). And so forth.
Patients have their own questions, starting with: “In all this scientific hubris, if you know so much, where’s the cure for cancer (or at least the common adenovirus cold?).”
Science has given us much. Countless inventions. Countless lives saved with medical technology. Fantastic conveniences. All modern means of transportation and communication can be traced to its innovation. As we speak, a spacecraft is taking pictures from the surface of Mars. In many ways, the medical establishment has responded in an amazing way to the corona crisis.
But the religion that it has become needs to be scaled back to what it once was: service to fellow humans — for their benefit, not chiefly profit.
Scientists are not priests.
They certainly are not God.
And the pandemic has exposed startling truths underlining precisely that last point: No failings could be more glaring or devastating than the strong likelihood the novel betacoronavirus causing Covid-19 escaped from a lab (or labs) due to science run amuck and awash in research money. Most likely, as we all know, is a lab in Wuhan, Hubei, in China, probably the Institute of Virology. (There is a second, the nearby and in fact connected Wuhan Institute of Biological Products, that may also have been responsible.)
The fact that the scientific community has silenced — censored or blackballed — anyone who dared to raise the issue, even with evidence that its august journals normally would accept, has turned a global disaster into a global scandal of historic telling.
In short, to reiterate, there has been a scientific-governmental cover-up of the clear indications a highly dangerous virus taken from nature, isolated, replicated, and stored in freezers, and also very possibly manipulated to make it more lethal, has caused a pandemic that now has killed five million and remains a crisis around the world.
Moreover, it has exposed the chilling possibility that there are yet deadlier viruses in laboratories that, if unleashed, could theoretically end much of or most human life on this planet.
Incredible it is to write such words and yet to know they do not form hyperbole.
This scenario, and the evidence that Covid-19 was generated by humans — at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, at a second lab in Wuhan, and elsewhere (including the U.S. and Canada) — is marshaled with great detail in two chilling books, What Really Happened in Wuhan by Sharri Markson and On the Origin of the Deadliest Pandemic In 100 Years by Dewar Elaine.
In this two-part series (the first focused here today on what occurred, the second later in the week, on a terrifying future possibility), we’ll just present the high-points, in bullet fashion.
— It was known even in small Washington D.C. circles in November 2019, six weeks before China announced it, that something horrible was spreading there. We know for a fact that Wuhan scientist Shi Zhengli was infecting “humanized” mice (rodents with human genes) with a new coronavirus that very year.
— Contrary to what China was reporting, it was not just a few hundred infected and a couple dozen deaths. In both Wuhan and cities like Beijing itself, bodies were stacking up like they soon would in New York. Schools were closed and some apartment buildings nailed shut so the infected could not sneak out. Crematoriums backed up for weeks. Hospital hallways were crammed with patients — in one case up to a thousand. This was no hoax or “fake” pandemic — but neither did it seem like a natural one.
— Hospitals were overwhelmed. The mounds of bodies were so high you couldn’t climb them. They didn’t even take the bodies away, leaving them for days. Yet airline flights out of China continued (28 a day from Wuhan).
— The laboratories in Wuhan were suspected right off the bat (not to play on words) as being under the control of the military, not civilians. That there was a very deadly pathogen to study was apparent in 2012 when workers died in a bat-infested mine — one Wuhan scientists then crawled through, obtaining hundreds of fecal samples. The Wuhan institute was fooling around with a highly dangerous bat virus, RaTG13, that bears chilling similarities with the coronavirus now haunting mankind.
— So severe was the situation that Dr. George Fu Gao, director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, cried in a phone conversation with Dr. Robert R. Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control, on January 3, 2020. (“I think we’re too late,” he wept.) They were too late because the government would allow out no information.
— Chinese may have known about the spread as early as September — if not earlier.
— By January 25, 2020, when the first U.S. case was confirmed in Washington state, the virus already had been spreading undetected across the U.S., including in the nation’s largest city.
— Both Dr. Anthony Fauci and President Donald Trump claimed China was acting transparently, when, whether or not they knew it, the opposite was true.
— Chinese medical and lab experts began disappearing. Some have never resurfaced.
— From the early days on, it was made clear that America through both the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Defense Department was among the dozen or so nations that had helped fund research with coronaviruses in China, despite Dr. Fauci’s claims to the contrary.
— Some of that research was “gain-of-function” — making viruses more transmissible and lethal, with the rationalization that knowing how bad viruses could get would help prepare nations for a pandemic — when it appears the research instead created one.
— Scientists around the world, many soaking up government research money, were immediately alarmed that such funding would be slashed and that science would be given a black eye, or worse, if the public suspected a lab origin — that it was a creation of science.
— By May of 2020, Dr. Gao admitted that “at first, we assumed the seafood market might have the virus, but now the market is more like a victim. The novel coronavirus had existed long before.”
— Suspiciously — to say the least — the Wuhan institute was not only doing aggressive “gain-of-function” research, and not only had the world’s largest collection of bat viruses, but the SARS-CoV-2 virus was almost perfectly adapted for transmission to humans (usually it take a virus many mutations to so adapt).
— While Trump corrected his stance on China, and his secretary of state spearheaded exposure of the Wuhan labs, the liberal media has largely chosen to stay away from this critical issue.
— When the structure of the virus’s spike protein was fed into a supercomputer to see what animals it best fit, “strangely, humans came out at the very top of the list,” said one scientist, Nikolai Petrovsky of Australia, who later studied it. “That was not what we expected, as the animal that transmitted should have been at the top of the list. The virus spike protein looked like it couldn’t have been better designed to fit the human [cell receptor known as] ACE2.” He concluded by saying, “Go figure.”
— There has been found no credible natural ancestor of the virus — right to this very moment. It seems a “spike” was inserted on the “backbone” of a coronavirus.
— Eminent U.S. virologist David Baltimore called it a “smoking gun”: The virus was the only of its class to contain what they call a “furin cleavage site,” and it was located “at a position that previously has been used to engineer coronaviruses having enhanced infectivity.”
— Some of the technology in fashioning more deadly viruses is so simple, said Dr. Ronen Shemesh, that it would be “an easy task for a third-year student,” once an instructor had planned it. It was well-known that “scientists in the U.S. and China were publicly making viruses like SARS and MERS more virulent,” in the words of another expert.
— Since 1992, laboratories have been putting those furin cleavage sites into viruses — “11 different laboratories, 11 different experiments,” as Dr. Steven Quay, once on the faculty of Stanford University, put it.
— Perhaps the leading research in coronavirus gain-of-function research, Dr. Ralph Baric, at the University of North Carolina, worked closely with the Wuhan lab and pioneered what he called the “no-see-um” genome in the early 2000s — whereby no one would be able to detect manipulation. This is one of the most cynical, and sinister, things we’ve ever seen in science.
This is beyond appalling. And while many have much to answer to — including the U.S. National Institutes of Health — the chief blame is with Chinese officials and that nation’s star virologist, Shi Zhengli. All parties, especially Peter Daszak of Eco-Health Alliance in New York, who orchestrates such funding (and then, at least with covid, worked feverishly to cover it up), should be held accountable, exposed for what was at best incompetence and ridiculous risk-taking, in some cases perhaps even utter disregard in what seems to be shaping up the greatest blunder in the history of science. The actions taken by a number of scientists border on the criminal.
We’ll continue this in the next part, focusing on the research China — and other nations — are currently conducting — including alteration of viruses to target specific ethnic or racial types.
[Footnote from the 1990 Prophecy: “”My greatest nemesis is science, even more so than the media. The science that alters life, the science which creates a counterfeit heaven, the science that toils with the womb and genes, the science that has filled the air with the power of the enemy, the science which creates chemical witchcraft and fouls the earth, the science which seeks to create life but cannot in actuality even sustain it, the science which has denied God.”]