Monday, February 1, 2021

Is the Virus Real?

I continue to be asked if the virus is real.  I answered this question in 2 prior blog posts, below.  But Off-Guardian has a new article claiming the virus is fake, and I was again asked to comment.

Here is a description of its culture and isolation, with additional details in the supplementary materials, for those who continue to clamour for it

Since I have explained some technical aspects in the two prior posts, I will be brief.  Please read John McGowan's comment to the second post for greater detail, which helps debunk the Off-Guardian article.

1.  There has been tremendous falsification of information on almost every aspect of the pandemic.  I don't think there is much question about that, and I understand that it makes people appropriately suspicious about the reality of the virus, too.  Particularly when people with MDs and PhDs after their names claim it does not exist.

2.  I am willing to go on record to say that Andrew Kaufman, MD (a psychiatrist, not a molecular biologist, who got his undergrad degree in the same department I did at MIT--Biology) who is quoted in the piece, is wrong and ignorant, besides. As are others.

3.  Here is the key argument:  I have challenged those who deny Covid is caused by a real virus to explain what, exactly, is causing these symptoms if it is not a virus.  One suggested toxins.  Or 5G.  

  • Well, toxins and 5G and exosomes are not contagious, but this disease is.  
  • It has a very predictable incubation period, averaging 6 days.  
  • Properly used PPE protects the wearer from exposure. 
  • It causes mostly similar syndromes in those who get very ill.  
  • The syndrome, while relatively unique, is similar to that caused by SARS-1 in 2003.  
  • The illness responds well to antiviral drugs.  Patients get better quickly when viral-killing protocols, including hydroxychloroquine or ivermectin, are used early in the illness. 

These simple facts, along with the arguments I have made in the two linked blog posts, confirm that we are facing an infectious disease, and it is caused by a virus.

4.  Hundreds of thousands of whole genome sequences (maps of every nucleotide in the virus' RNA) have been uploaded by scientists in scores of countries to international databases, each with its own local mutations.  You would need to isolate and grow these viruses in order to sequence them.  Saying that all these sequences are false requires that thousands of scientists are lying, together, about the work they have done.  Since these scientists are from the US, China, Russia, and everywhere else, getting them all to tell the same lie would not be simple.

5.  Did this virus originate in a lab?  Almost certainly. Was it spread deliberately?  I don't know.  It could have been accidental.  If it was spread deliberately, who did it?  I don't know that either.

If you approach this question by asking who had the means, motive and opportunity to commit such a crime, we can at least begin the discussion.

a.  Means:  Scientists in multiple countries, including the US and China, had the means to produce a virus like this.

b.  Motive:  who is benefiting from the pandemic?  The $US dollar, Amazon, Elon, Facebook, Zoom, Twitter and the surveillance state, for a start.

c.  Opportunity:  Since the world military games were held in Wuhan in October, military staff from dozens of countries had the opportunity.  Wuhan is also an international trading center. Maybe anyone visiting Wuhan last fall had an opportunity. 

If this theory is so easy to debunk, why does it keep popping up?  I am starting to wonder if it isn't a psyop, repeatedly inserted into the discourse to stop people from looking into the true origin of the virus... looking into the funders of Gain of Function research on coronaviruses at NIAID and elsewhere... and looking into what exactly they were trying to do, and for whom...

Those are the important questions, particularly in terms of avoiding a repeat lab-derived pandemic.

Please don't waste any more of your time on the "fake virus" hypothesis.  We don't have the time or luxury to fight each other.  We need all hands on deck to turn back the Great Reset (whatever it is supposed to be) and regain sane control of our societies.


Unknown said...

Thank you so much for your article. Objectively speaking you know that this is not a good reason as to justify that the virus is real "Saying that all these sequences are false requires that thousands of scientists are lying, together, about the work they have done. Since these scientists are from the US, China, Russia, and everywhere else, getting them all to tell the same lie would not be simple."
It is very easy to fire or discredit those that don't want to follow orders. For example in the case of lockdowns and mask wearing. I dont need to have a degree to know that they don't work. Many scientists are against them, yet the world is coerced into these ridiculous, non-sensical measures. The way the world is set up makes it easy to bully everyone into compliance unfortunately.

I am not sure what your views are on the vaccine, but I can say from my observations that to take it would be a grave error. Why is it that the thousands of scientists and doctors who are free are not speaking against it? Are we to assume that the vaccine is safe?. Are we to think that they want to keep their employment? Is the vaccine providing great and clear benefits against the disease? I don't see this at all. I see the vaccine causing more issues and coincidences. The death of many after taking the vaccine is one of those coincidences. Here is an article talking about the coincidental death of 761 elderly who took the vaccine and died shortly after. Should I trust scientists? Should I trust govts? Should I trust priests? Do we trust in science or in religion called "science".
I mean no disrepect, but the future of our humanity depends on our critical thinking. Our very lives are at stake

Sanguine said...

Dr. Nass, I love your blog. However, I haven't seen you debunk the problems I see in the articles you post claiming virus isolation. The one you posted in this blog uses Vero cells. Here is the latest statement from Dr. Cowan and Dr. Kaufman.

Meryl Nass, M.D. said...

Hello Sanguine

I believe I have listened to them enough. The bottom line is that this disease goes from one person to another. My son got it from a colleague. They were in a small room together for 45 minutes. The colleague had no symptoms but developed symptoms the next day. Five days later my son got it. My patients tend to get it from a family member who became infected about a week earlier.

We don't need to invent new causes of disease or argue about monkey kidney cells. This disease is CONTAGIOUS. It runs a predictable course, like other INFECTIONS.

Unknown said...

So glad I found This post. I will make my comment short.
I am 81 and currently living in Mexico, partly to avoid the vaccine pushes in the US, especially on the West Coast.
I already took Ivermectin as a preventative. Useless? Not sure.
I also read PCR is not very useful over all so avoided it to date.

Hope more intelligent and honest professionals tell the FDA to get a clue.
They say Ivermectin is not useful for Covid. Forget their exact words.
Mary Nelson

Meryl Nass, M.D. said...

Ivermectin is the most effective drug so far identified to treat covid, but there are many others with some efficacy.

Anonymous said...

"Please read John McGowan's comment to the second post for greater detail, which helps debunk the Off-Guardian article."

I can't find John McGowan's comment to the second post now (due to website restructuring?) and missed it at the time it was posted. Would you be kind enough to repost it somewhere now (possibly even in these comments)? As you are probably aware, the "no virus" psyop is still going strong in internet comments sections, and it would be helpful to read this piece which you have recommended.

Thanks in advance!