There are definitely interesting times ahead! I believe we might be at the start of what I’d call ‘The Great Unravelling’ – that is the unravelling of the myth of covid having evolved in bats. This will have repercussions that will affect more than just national covid strategies. The tech giants and their cancel culture will also be severely affected. More on that below.
Firstly though, a rather sweet item of covid ‘news’: the covid MSM are praising – dogs! Sniffer dogs, that is: dogs which have been trained to sniff out covid. They’ve apparently got a 94% rate of being correct. They’re fast and could be able to ‘process’ 300 air passengers in 30 minutes – faster than any ‘quick test’. I’d assume they’re also cheaper than having people pay for those tests. Only people ‘sniffed positive’ will have to have that extra test.
The interesting point about this doggie story is that the six dogs – two of them apparently rescue dogs – had sniffed the 3,500 ‘training’ samples in a double-blind test. Now that sort of test is a proper scientific, medical test set-up – something lacking in the propagation of PCR ‘gold standard’ tests. You can read the articles here, paywalled here and here. I wonder if the covid lemmings will agree to be sniffed by such trained dogs – not doing so surely would be selfish? Anyway – let’s hear it for dogs, helping man since forever!
And so to that ‘Great Unravelling’. We’ve seen how the ‘story of the covid origin’ was manipulated so as to blame bats which had been sold in a ‘fresh meat’ market. We recall that any hint of covid perhaps having escaped from that Bio-Lab in Wuhan has been suppressed. We recall that both China and the WHO staged a collaboration of world virologists resulting in a Wuhan Bio-Lab whitewash. We furthermore reall the numerous removals of any video or tweet or article even faintly criticising the WHO or China in the unsocial media by those tech giants, not least because of directives from e.g. a certain Anthony Fauci, USA.
Now though the MSM are coyly reporting on an equally coy retreat by that same Fauci in the run-up to a WHO conference which will talk about the next steps in that investigation of the covid origins. According to the DT and the DM, this latest scepticism is due to a report that three Wuhan BioLab workers were hospitalised with covid symptoms in November 2019 (link, paywalled link).
Both the DT and the DM refer to an article published in the Wall Street Journal, both quoting from that paper, e.g. on China’s reaction, using the same words when writing about China’s reaction:
“On Sunday, China’s foreign ministry noted that a WHO-led team had concluded a lab leak was extremely unlikely after a visit in February to the virology institute. ‘The U.S. continues to hype the lab leak theory,’ the ministry said in response to a request for comment by the Journal. ‘Is it actually concerned about tracing the source or trying to divert attention?’” (link)
While this comes under ‘they would say that’, especially since they’d already refused the WHO investigators access to that Wuhan BioLab in February, there’s more. This comes under ‘surprise surprise’:
“The Trump administration had said it suspected the virus may have escaped from a Chinese lab, which Beijing denies. A State Department fact sheet released near the end of the Trump administration had said ‘the U.S. government has reason to believe that several researchers inside the WIV became sick in autumn 2019, before the first identified case of the outbreak, with symptoms consistent with both COVID-19 and common seasonal illnesses.’ It did not say how many researchers.” (link)
That sniffy last sentence – identical in the DT and DM – is clearly a belated attempt at pooh-poohing the Trump fact sheet. However, this whole saga becomes rather interesting. I suggest that the Wall Street Journal and in consequence the DT and DM felt free to run with this report because the top ‘denier’ of the ‘lab escape hypothesis’, yon Anthony Fauci, is now recanting. The Times has a brief, disjointed article, smuggling in the reference to those lab workers having become ill in November 2019 right at the bottom, starting with Fauci’s amazing turn-around:
“The leading expert on infectious diseases in the United States has called for a full investigation into what happened in China at the outset of the pandemic, saying that he is not convinced that Covid-19 developed naturally.” (link, paywalled)
Fauci’s remarks came at a conference of ‘political fact checkers’ earlier this month, as The Tmes mentions. What The Times didn’t mention but what was reported in an article in the US conservative publication ‘National Review Online’ is, firstly, this:
“The comments mark a shift from Fauci’s earlier position: In May 2020, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) director largely dismissed the theory that the novel coronavirus could have leaked from a lab.“If you look at the evolution of the virus in bats and what’s out there now, [the scientific evidence] is very, very strongly leaning toward this could not have been artificially or deliberately manipulated,” he told National Geographic at the time.” (link)
Keep that on file – it’s so easy to forget, just as easy as forgetting that Fauci was anti-Trump from the get-go. There’s more, and this is also a ‘must-keep’ because our MSM will be too skittish to quote it. It goes to the actual reason why Fauci and consorts so strenuously denied any possibility of covid being a lab escape:
“[Sen] Paul blasted Fauci during the hearing for continuing to defend gain-of-function research — which involves making viruses more infectious and/or deadly — despite the possibility that the novel coronavirus leaked from a laboratory that was performing such research in Wuhan, China. Paul asked Fauci if he still supports National Institutes of Health funding for the Wuhan Institute of Virology, where scientists performed gain-of-function research on bat coronaviruses. The EcoHealth Alliance diverted$600,000 in grants from the NIH to the WIV in the form of sub-grants from 2014 through 2019, for the purpose of studying bat coronaviruses.” (link)
Sen Paul got his material regarding ‘gain-of-function research’ and the funding of that Wuhan Lab from a most brilliant report published earlier this month by the renowned writer and science editor Nicholas Wade – see here, but be aware that ‘woke wiki’ had to smear him as a matter of course.
You can find his outstanding report here. It is lengthy and ‘sciency’ but I urge you to persevere and read it. You’ll learn all about this ‘gain-of-function’ research – something which is sickening in itself. You’ll also learn how and that those involved in funding this research were, surprise surprise, the same people who influenced that WHO whitewash ‘investigation’. And you’ll find the references on the funding of that lab and that research by, yes, Faucii’s institutions even though he strenuously denied this when questioned by Sen Paul:
“I do not have any accounting of what the Chinese may have done, and I’m fully in favor of any further investigation of what went on in China,” Fauci said. “However, I will repeat again, the NIH and NIAID categorically has not funded gain of function research to be conducted in the Wuhan Institute of Virology.” (link)
Nicholas Wade describes how far too many world renowned virologists kept silent about this lab escape hypothesis, for reasons such as fear of losing funding. He points out that MSM science writers were ‘following’ the scientists’ explanations. He points out that the whole anti-Trump climate engendered during 2020 meant questions weren’t asked that ought to’ve been asked.
I believe this seminal report will have repercussions far beyond the ‘lab origin’ hypothesis. Mentioning that the ‘fact-checker’ “politifacts” has now withdrawn their ‘lab origin fact check’, Judith Curry – well known to all us old ‘climate change’ warhorses – wrote yesterday:
“What is concerning about this episode is not so much that a consensus has been overturned, but that a fake consensus was so easily enforced for year. This occurred during a key period when understanding the origins of the virus had implications for how it could best be fought. Scientists who understood that there was a great deal of uncertainty surrounding the origins of the virus did not speak up.” (link)
Just so! I fervently hope that all these reports will become the start of the ‘Great Unravelling’, with consequences for covid policies from lockdowns to tests to vaccinations, provided our scared MSM covid science editors get a grip and do what they ought to have done from the beginning: question our covid emperors and the SAGEs. After all, now that Fauci himself has put the ‘lab escape’ hypothesis back on the table, it ought to be ok to talk about it.
In comparison, the Cummings hearing about which the MSM are all getting their undergarments in a twist pales into insignificance when compared to this scandal – a scandal on which these science editors have been sitting for weeks. Perhaps Fauci’s recanting might make some of them a bit more courageous?
The time has come to shout out loud everywhere that the covid emperors are utterly nekkid and have been for a long time.
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