In a 1933 speech, General Smedley Butler (1881-1940) explained that “war is a racket.”The same applies to virology, the branch of science that studies viruses. It has become a racket—a very dangerous racket. War is used to sell weapons that we don’t need and, in just about all cases, destroy and devastate people who have done us no harm. Viruses are used to sell vaccines that we don’t need and give governments power over our lives that they should never have. As is the case with war, virology makes a lot of money for some at the expense of the rest of us.
Many of us are old enough to remember the fear, bad policies, and toxic drugs unleashed due to the so-called HIV/AIDS virus. But AIDS was small potatoes compared to SARS-CoV-2 and its progeny, COVID-19. Many have criticized the absurdity of lockdowns, forcing people to wear masks and take experimental vaccines. Many are happy to embrace stories about SARS-CoV-2 being created in a Chinese laboratory and being released into the environment accidentally or on purpose. But too many have been unwilling to consider the possibility that these killer viruses don’t exist. If you are also too frightened to consider the possibility, then stop reading now. Just take “the blue pill,” to quote Morpheus in the 1999 science fiction classic The Matrix, and go back to sleep. But if you’re willing to take the symbolic “red pill” and see how deep the rabbit hole goes, then read on.
Virology is no longer science
Unlike religion, science deals with the tangible and the verifiable. Viruses are tangible physical objects that consist of nucleic acids (RNA or DNA) encased in a protein envelope. They also contain enzymes that allow them to do some of the nasty things that viruses can do. Unlike bacteria, protozoa, and fungi, viruses are not alive, which is why they can’t reproduce on their own and need to hijack the machinery of a host cell in order to do so.
To determine whether or not a virus exists and causes a disease, it must first be isolated or purified, as explained here and here. This means separating the particles from everything else that’s in a cell culture, which is a soup that contains many different things, including particles that look like viruses but aren’t really viruses. Once isolation is achieved, the viral particles, or pure culture, must be photographed under the electron microscope (EM). The virus can then be characterized by analyzing its proteins and genetic material. Once its existence has been established, it can then be determined if the virus causes a particular disease by applying Koch’s postulates. If said isolated virus does cause a particular disease, accurate diagnostic tests can then be developed using it as a gold standard, along with vaccines if deemed necessary.
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