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Dots That Don’t Connect

 
The reaction by the public health apparatus to Covid-19 has left me scratching my head almost since the beginning.  Several things have just never added up.

1) Why the determination to quarantine the healthy?

2) Why the rush to implement widespread policies that reflect a belief in asymptomatic spread when the evidence for it is, at best, anecdotal and, at worst, of Chinese origin?

3) Why has the CDC behaved as if much of what we know from virology is somehow inapplicable where Covid-19 is concerned?

4) Why the months-long determination to discourage interest in Covid-19 origins?

5) Why the sudden late change in the narrative regarding Covid-19 origins?

These and related questions have puzzled me almost from the start.

I offer one possible explanation. I don’t offer it as anything other than an intellectual exercise in trying to understand the head-scratching behavioral phenomenon of public health officials.

The recent reports of a Chinese defector with concrete information about Covid-19 origins may account for the shift in media and bureaucratic narrative. In short, the media and bureaucratic-government complex may be wanting to get out in front of what might be some disturbing revelations.

But more than this, what if some in government have suspected almost from the start that Covid-19 does not have a natural origin? What if Fauci et al have been funding gain-of-function research in Wuhan, as has been widely reported, and that there was from the beginning a genuine fear in some quarters that Covid-19 was synthetic and its clinical progression and behavior was completely unknown?  If some within the bureaucracy feared that Covid-19 had an unnatural origin, and might behave very differently than a natural virus, that could explain the near hysteria and policy prescriptions they have pushed for.

Now, it could just be what some people on the right believe, which is that the political and bureaucratic classes are power-mad and opportunistic. But there did seem to be genuine and widespread fear on the left.

So I’m suggesting an alternative possibility is that the flailing and panicky policy prescriptions that have emerged from official quarters are due to the fact that some officials have suspected all along that Covid-19 is a manufactured virus, and that it may have had unknown and potentially catastrophic behaviors that the world had never seen before.

The CDC has behaved throughout the pandemic like a naughty child with a guilty conscience. It could simply be an amalgamation of bureaucratic incompetence and megalomania. But I do wonder if there are other explanations.

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  1. Bob Thompson Member
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    Is it reasonable to think that the premise you raise was there at the beginning for those having the deepest knowledge and awareness of what had been going on in the Wuhan Laboratory so that great caution was exercised at the beginning. If so, is it also reasonable to think that later when it became clear that we were going to get control of the virus that what had happen presented political opportunity? Would those dots connected explain Fauci’s flip-flops?

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  2. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    I think that you raise an intriguing possibility.   It doesn’t explain why followers of the left were so hysterical, because they also bought into the natural origins theory and therefore common sense would tell them it should behave like other viruses.  But it would explain why the left’s leaders were so afraid.  

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  3. Bob Thompson Member
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I think that you raise an intriguing possibility. It doesn’t explain why followers of the left were so hysterical, because they also bought into the natural origins theory and therefore common sense would tell them it should behave like other viruses. But it would explain why the left’s leaders were so afraid.

    Why would you attribute common sense to followers of the Left, that’s not their pattern behavior? 

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  4. Steve C. Member
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    Fear is a motivator.

    Would you like to be the President/governor/mayor with 1,000/10,000/10,000,000 dead citizens on your watch?

    I hate to be cynical about this…but rather than leaders exercising their best judgement we have a gaggle of politicians and bureaucrats casting about for something to save their phoney baloney jobs.

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  5. Gossamer Cat Coolidge
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    Bob Thompson (View Comment):

    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I think that you raise an intriguing possibility. It doesn’t explain why followers of the left were so hysterical, because they also bought into the natural origins theory and therefore common sense would tell them it should behave like other viruses. But it would explain why the left’s leaders were so afraid.

    Why would you attribute common sense to followers of the Left, that’s not their pattern behavior?

    Point taken.

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  6. MarciN Member
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    Keith Lowery: 3) Why has the CDC behaved as if much of what we know from virology is somehow inapplicable where Covid-19 is concerned?

    I understand the larger point of the post, and I share many of your concerns. But this question has a fairly straightforward answer so I’ll take a crack at it.

    When scientists first realized the virus was circulating and making people sick, it did not seem to them to be behaving as other viruses behave. That changed over time as they were able to sift through the data, but at first it seemed to them to be behaving in extremely unusual ways.

     

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  7. Flicker Coolidge
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    This is an interesting report from SkyNews on the Wuhan lab and curious changes in bats facts concerning it.

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  8. Flicker Coolidge
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    Who knew what and when? The Chinese knew ten years before the Wuhan lab was built that it was going to be a Chinese lab, for CCP purposes. They argued with the French for ten years as to its construction, and I would argue its hidden purpose. The Chinese literally scammed the French into building an “international” research center, and once it was finished the Chinese kept the lab for itself. In the beginning, the Chinese knew virtually nothing about safety and operations, genetic research techniques, of how to run the equipment, or biosafety; running the lab itself was not so much Chinese hubris as born out of a secret Chinese agenda. So they scraped up their spies in Canada and the US and elsewhere and “stole” techniques and viral samples from other labs. They were making new viruses with an eye to making bioweapons. And if they made vaccines for existing viruses, that was a happy plus.

    Every advanced country knew, or their intelligence agencies knew, that this was the point of the Chinese research. Even fauci knew, but he probably thought that they would never use their new biological weapons. Money, power and prestige drove the NIH and EcoHealth Alliance to contribute expertise and funding to the lab. Everyone knew that the Chinese were doing GoF research, and they knew why.

    Bill Gates knew. And if he knew then the CDC and the NIH knew that a PPP would be released either accidentally or deliberately. And thus the Event 201 of Oct. 18, 2019: a pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation in New York. IIRC, the very procedures for world-wide control of a PPP coronavirus pandemic were largely carried out as foreseen and planned.

    The only thing that they didn’t know is the genetic and epidemiological character of the specific virus that would be released.

    But China still had its reputation to guard, and so did those at the NIH and subordinate corporations. And thus the deletion of the Chinese virus data-base, and fauci’s quick e-mails to excuse the pandemic as a natural phenomenon; the cover-up.

    The reaction of the Chinese to its own citizens also supports the idea that the Chinese themselves didn’t know the characteristics of infection and transmission of the virus once it was released. And the overkill in the US’s and the world’s responses was baked into the planned containment policies.

    Then the potential for profits, particularly Gates’, kicked in. And the Democrat/ globalist/ US intelligence services realized the potential for ruining the US economy, controlling elections, and denying the anti-globalist Trump any chance of reelection.

    Continued

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  9. Flicker Coolidge
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    Continued

    Even today, though the effects of the virus look to be less than expected and currently waning, I think there are those who still fear the effects of the virus or its mutations or a second release of a new coronavirus; and also those who want the social disruption of the US; and those who want to make money off the vaccine; and those who want to use closing our own private businesses to further aggregate business interests into fewer and more powerful and monopolistic international corporations.

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  10. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    Gossamer Cat (View Comment):

    I think that you raise an intriguing possibility. It doesn’t explain why followers of the left were so hysterical, because they also bought into the natural origins theory and therefore common sense would tell them it should behave like other viruses. But it would explain why the left’s leaders were so afraid.

    To be fair, some Republicans were equally willing to subject themselves to restrictions based on turning medical science  concepts upside down, because even though  the restrictions flew in the face of actual science, somewhere along the line wearing a mask, social distancing, lockdowns etc, might have “saved a single life.”

    I separate those embracing the official Covid narrative and those rejecting it as having much more to do with whom among us sits and watches mainstream Tv and reads mainstream publications, than the usual party lines.

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  11. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    @CarolJoy

    Steve C. (View Comment):

    Fear is a motivator.

    Would you like to be the President/governor/mayor with 1,000/10,000/10,000,000 dead citizens on your watch?

    I hate to be cynical about this…but rather than leaders exercising their best judgement we have a gaggle of politicians and bureaucrats casting about for something to save their phoney baloney jobs.

    The fact that the president of Belarus recently revealed he was offered on behalf of the nation over 950 million dollars for his agreeing to accept lockdown provisions, masking up, social distancing and forced vaccination for his citizens, and he refused to take the money, indicates that huge monies are in play.

    Sure he wouldn’t have gotten all of the almost one billion bucks – but that is a big enough sum that a slush fund or two could have kept him head and shoulders above where he is in terms of wealth.

    Anyone who believes Gov Newsom spent one billion dollars on a no bid contract for masks made in China, and didn’t weasel a significant pay back amount for himself is not thinking clearly.

    The Belarus president has not yet suicided. But in return for this man’s willingness to have his nation avoid the economic harm that befell those nations where repressive CVID measurers were undertaken, the Western media has turned on him. They have relentlessly played up an incident where in he had a plane carrying a “journalist” leaving this nation’s airspace return to the airfield so that journalist could be arrested.

    Never mind that the USA colluded with Sweden to have Assange brought down. Somehow hypocrisy never gets mentioned. 

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  12. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
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    @CarolJoy

    MarciN (View Comment):

    Keith Lowery: 3) Why has the CDC behaved as if much of what we know from virology is somehow inapplicable where Covid-19 is concerned?

    I understand the larger point of the post, and I share many of your concerns. But this question has a fairly straightforward answer so I’ll take a crack at it.

    When scientists first realized the virus was circulating and making people sick, it did not seem to them to be behaving as other viruses behave. That changed over time as they were able to sift through the data, but at first it seemed to be behaving in extremely unusual ways. It did behave oddly in some unusual ways and in some laboratory circumstances, but as time went on, scientists could see that in most ways, it behaved like other viruses they were familiar with. However, that was not apparent to them at first glance.

    My daughter is a veterinarian who was sidelined at the beginning of the pandemic’s arrival in Manhattan. She had little else to do for a few weeks but read copious journal articles about this new virus. :-) She said that, because of the Internet, the public was watching scientists in action. The scientists’ understanding was evolving right before our eyes. She and I found that to be exciting. :-)

    Much of what we were told was BS.

    We were told that COVID brought about a cytokine storm unlike any adverse medical event ever witnessed before.

    I have friends who were nurses in the 1980’s and they witnessed such events happening among a certain proportion of people with the regular old flu. Once a flu gets completely out of hand, this event can take place.

    In any event, a majority of the cases where the cytokine storm descended to ravage the patients bodies would have been avoided in the US if the remedies for COVID had been encouraged and employed. However, these remedies were withheld from us. But Fauci pretended they did not exist. I will never forget the look on his face when Trump issued the term “HCQ” for the first time. Fauci looked like he had been sucker punched.

    It turned out Fauci knew that HCQ protocols would have worked as he co authored a paper back in 2005  on the efficacy of HCQ against corona viruses.

    As far as people who have experienced lasting side effects from COVID, these effects  may be the result of their bodies being slammed with up to 18 drugs in a ten day period, including the anesthesia for the ventilators, fentanyl and rocephin. It has long been claimed by some in the medical community that rocephin should never be used in a respiratory illness.

    Again had we used the actual remedies, the fatality rate would have been some 83% less. The severity of the cases would also have been minimized.

    COVID was used as a control mechanism. Period.

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  13. CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill Coolidge
    CarolJoy, Not So Easy To Kill
    @CarolJoy

    Flicker (View Comment):

    Continued

    Even today, though the effects of the virus look to be less than expected and currently waning, I think there are those who still fear the effects of the virus or its mutations or a second release of a new coronavirus; and also those who want the social disruption of the US; and those who want to make money off the vaccine; and those who want to use closing our own private businesses to further aggregate business interests into fewer and more powerful and monopolistic corporations.

    Any and all mutations of the virus will be blamed on the un-vaccinated.

    Even though many of us have already had Covid, survived it and cannot possibly be responsible for the virus mutating.

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