The individual drugs may be US FDA approved, but the Ziverdo treatment protocol is NOT approved by the FDA.
The FDA certainly does not advocate using Zinc, Ivermectin and Doxycycline against COVID-19 as the Ziverdo Kit website suggests.
Fact #6 : Ziverdo Kit Only Sold By Prescription!
The Ziverdo Kit is manufactured by Windlas Biotech in India, and is a Schedule H prescription drug.
It can only be sold with a prescription, and its use must be directed by a physician.
It was reportedly distributed in the Indian state of Goa, as part of a COVID-19 Home Isolation Monitoring Kit in October 2020, together with a pulse oximeter, thermometer, paracetamol, vitamins, face masks, hand sanitiser and alcohol wipes.
But otherwise, you need a physician’s prescription to purchase it.
Fact #7 : Ziverdo Kit Online Prices Are Ridiculously Expensive!
Despite their advertisement claiming that it only costs US$10 per treatment, the Ziverdo Kit is really very expensive :
LifeSiteNews is promoting ivermectin and the FLCCC, claiming that it has “proved to be incredibly effective at both preventing and treating COVID-19“.
Let’s go through LifeSiteNews’ claims on ivermectin and FLCCC, and see what the FACTS really are!
LifeSiteNews Promotes Ivermectin + FLCCC
The Catholic anti-abortion website, LifeSiteNews, recently promoted ivermectin and the 5-man FLCCC team that created the ivermectin protocol against COVID-19.
The author, Michael Haynes, even suggested that ivermectin “may well have saved” President Trump’s life“, but “has been subject to widespread suppression and misinformation” to “promote financial revenue over saving lives“.
Fact Check : LifeSiteNews Promotion Of Ivermectin + FLCCC
LifeSiteNews is a well-known purveyor of fake news, so it’s not surprising to see them post fake news on ivermectin and the FLCCC.
Let’s go through the various claims LifeSiteNews made about ivermectin and the FLCCC, and find out what the FACTS really are…
LifeSiteNews claimed that the FLCCC team “realized in March 2020” that COVID-19 causes “organ inflammation and blood clotting“, and they then developed their MATH+ protocol.
The truth is Chinese scientists had long noted that inflammatory response and coagulopathy in COVID-19 patients.
Case in point – this 11 March 2020 study published in the Lancet by Chinese scientists showed that :
50% of people who died from COVID-19 had coagulopathy.
90% of inpatients with COVID-19 pneumonia had coagulopathy.
They also suggested that the coagulopathy was caused by :
systemic pro-inflammatory cytokine responses
ACE2 receptors on myocytes and vascular endothelial cells
This multi-centre cohort study was carried out in Wuhan, during the early days of COVID-19 – in January 2020.
Did the FLCCC publish any paper to document and prove their “realisation” in March 2020? No.
Claim #2 : MATH+ Protocol Made Global Standard Of Hospital Care
Verdict : FALSE
LifeSiteNews quoted Michael Capuzzo, who claimed that the MATH+ protocol developed by FLCCC was made the “global standard of hospital care“. That’s not true.
On 2 September 2020, the WHO strongly recommended the use of systemic corticosteroids in patients with severe and critical COVID-19, but recommended against using systemic corticosteroids in non-severe COVID-19.
The MATH+ protocol is made up of Methylprednisolone, Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C), Thiamine (Vitamin B1) and Heparin.
Methylprednisolone is a corticosteroid and is thus part of the global standard of hospital care for COVID-19.
However, the rest of the MATH+ protocol is NOT part of the global standard of hospital care.
LifeSiteNews quoted Michael Capuzzo, who claimed that the MATH+ protocol was recommended against by health bodies throughout the world but subsequently made global standard of hospital care, “courtesy of later studies“.
The truth is the use of corticosteroids to treat the acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) seen in COVID-19 was born out of experience with the SARS epidemic in 2002 and 2003.
So when COVID-19 hit at the end of 2019, Chinese doctors immediately tried to use corticosteroids to treat their patients.
If you look at the 11 March 2020 Chinese study, you can see that the Chinese already succeeded in using corticosteroids in January 2020!
On top of that, the RECOVERY trial tested eight existing drugs in March 2020, including dexamethasone – a corticosteroid.
By June 2020, researchers were able to confirm that corticosteroids like dexamethasone can reduce mortality in severe and critical COVID-19.
The FLCCC did not run a single clinical trial to prove that the MATH+ protocol works better than just corticosteroids against COVID-19.
LifeSiteNews claimed that the MATH+ protocol was “hailed as eminently successful” and the FLCCC doctors were fast becoming “heroes of the pandemic”.
The truth is – the FLCCC had nothing to do with the success of corticosteroids in treating COVID-19.
The Chinese discovered the efficacy of corticosteroids in treating ARDS in SARS-CoV-1 – which is closely related to the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
As early as March 2020, they showed that corticosteroids were effective in improving outcomes for COVID-19 patients. This was confirmed by the RECOVERY trial by June 2020.
That’s why the FLCCC is not being feted. They had NOTHING to do with the discovery of corticosteroids as a treatment for COVID-19.
Claim #4 : Ivermectin Proven To Work
Verdict : FALSE
LifeSiteNews wrote about how Dr. Kory from the FLCCC testified before the US Senate Homeland Security Committee in December 2020 that “ivermectin basically obliterates transmission of this virus” and that “if you take it, you will not get sick“.
Ivermectin has been shown to work against COVID-19 in lab (in vitro) studies, but does NOT improve clinical outcomes or prevent transmission.
Claim #8 : President Trump Was Given Ivermectin Verdict : FALSE
Michael Capuzzo also claimed that former President Trump was given ivermectin, which “may well have saved the president’s life“.
LifeSite co-founder and president Steve Jalsevac suggested that Capuzzo’s claims could indeed be true, even though Capuzzo provided no reference for his claim.
The treatment that former President Trump received when he was infected with COVID-19 did NOT include ivermectin :
Regeneron REGN-COV2 monoclonal antibodies
Pepcid – an antacid
FLCCC Ivermectin Lies : A Sin In Christianity
LifeSiteNews is well-known purveyor of fake news, and devout Christians should be wary about the lies they tell.
As LifeSiteNews is a faith-based Catholic publication, whose many readers and fans are devout Christians, it would be remiss of me not to remind everyone that…
LYING IN A SIN IN CHRISTIANITY
One of the Ten Commandments state that “thou shalt not beat false witness against thy neighbour“.
And the Bible has many verses on lying :
Proverbs 6:17-19 – Haughty eyes, a lying tongue, hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked schemes, feet that are quick to rush into evil, a false witness who pours out lies and a person who stirs up conflict in the community.
Proverbs 12:22 – The Lord detests lying lips, but he delights in people who are trustworthy.
Proverbs 25:1 – Telling lies about others is as harmful as hitting them with an ax, wounding them with a sword, or shooting them with a sharp arrow.
Peter 3:10 – Whoever would love life and see good days must keep their tongue from evil and their lips from deceitful speech.
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Did China really contribute 60% of the vaccine supply to COVAX – the worldwide initiative for equitable access to COVID-19 vaccines?
Take a look at this shocking claim by CGTN Europe, and find out what the FACTS really are!
CGTN Europe : China Contributed 60% Of COVAX Vaccine Supply!
Patrick Rhys Atack from CGTN Europe took umbrage at UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s claim that “the effort to vaccinate the world would only be completed very largely thanks to the efforts of [G7] countries“.
He wrote an article in response called, Who is vaccinating the world?, claiming that China contributed 60% of the COVAX vaccine supply so far.
In his article, he shared this pie chart, showing UNICEF data for the “total doses delivered to [COVAX] by donor country”.
As you can see, he clearly showed that China delivered just over 60% of the COVAX vaccine supply so far.
Or did he?
Truth : China Did NOT Contribute 60% Of COVAX Vaccine Supply
The short and simple truth is – China did NOT contribute 60% of COVAX vaccine supply, and is unlikely to do so even in the future.
Here are the facts…
Fact #1 : Chinese Vaccines Not In UNICEF Data On COVAX
The pie chart was created by CGTN Europe based on UNICEF data, but the truth is – the UNICEF vaccine dashboard actually showed a different story altogether…
The UNICEF data showed that no Chinese vaccines are (currently) part of the vaccine purchases that COVAX made.
315 million doses of vaccines were also donated to COVAX, but UNICEF does not show the breakdown.
But even if all 315 million of those vaccine doses are from China, it would only account for 9.5% of the total COVAX vaccine supply of 3.325 million secured doses.
Fact #2 : COVAX Facility Currently Has No Chinese Vaccine
In the latest COVAX Supply Forecast, released on 28 June 2021, there are eight vaccines in the COVAX portfolio, and none of them are from Chinese manufacturers.
It would be quite impossible for China to contribute 60% of COVAX vaccine supply if there are no Chinese vaccine in the COVAX vaccine portfolio…
Fact #3 : China Only Committed 10 Million Doses To COVAX
On 3 February 2021, China announced that they would contribute 10 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to the COVAX Facility.
Those 10 million vaccine doses finally rolled off the Sinopharm production line on 31 May 2021, as China Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin announced on 1 June 2021.
The 10 million doses would only account for 0.3% of the 3,315 million doses secured by the COVAX Facility – a far cry from the 60% claimed by CGTN Europe.
Fact #4 : China Has Not Contributed Financially To COVAX
The COVAX Facility does not just rely on donated vaccines. It relies primarily on financial aid, which allows it to directly purchase vaccines to distribute.
Currently, COVAX is funded in large part by Western countries and Japan. You can verify this through the latest COVAX donor list.
Even the tiny country of Bhutan contributed to the COVAX Facility, as have many foundations. The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, in particular, contributed US$206 million to COVAX.
However, China has not contributed a single dollar to the COVAX Facility. So it would be impossible that the 60% vaccine supply claim was partly due to monetary contribution.
Bill & Melinda
Why Would CGTN Lie About COVAX Contribution By China?
CGTN is part of Chinese state media, and is directly controlled by the Propaganda Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP).
With China’s aggressive foreign stance in recent years, it is not uncommon to see such fake stories being created by Chinese state media.
Some believe it is part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas – a form of vaccine diplomacy.
Others believe the many fake stories are being created to drown out the negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea.
Whatever the reasons may be, it is our duty as global citizens to stop the proliferation of such fake stories.
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Did 229 people in Taiwan die from unapproved AstraZeneca vaccine doses donated by Japan???
Take a look at the shocking claim, and find out what the FACTS really are!
Claim : 229 In Taiwan Died From Japan-Made AstraZeneca Vaccine!
An unknown website, called TellerReport, claimed that 229 people died from the AstraZeneca vaccine donated by Japan, which has not been approved by the WHO.
It is a very long article, so SKIP to the next section for the facts.
Taiwan authorities admit that Japan’s donated AstraZeneca vaccine to Taiwan has not been certified for emergency use by the WHO, and netizens on the island are concerned
[Global Network Report] According to Taiwanese media reports such as the China Times News Network, Japan recently donated 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca (AZ) vaccine to Taiwan. Since the start, 229 people have died after vaccination. According to the official website of the World Health Organization (WHO) On the 16th of this month, the new crown vaccine emergency use list/updated information shows that this batch of AZ vaccines from the Japanese factory has not completed the relevant inspections and entered the emergency use list until the 16th. Zhuang Renxiang, a spokesperson for the Taiwan Epidemic Prevention Command Center, confirmed on the 28th that these vaccines have indeed not been certified for emergency use by the WHO, but the use of vaccines is not a necessary condition. In this regard, some netizens questioned, “Our people have received vaccines that have not yet been approved by the World Health Organization. Our’Japan Aid Ambassador’ bowed 90 degrees to thank Japan for letting Taiwan be their human laboratory?”
According to the report, according to the WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process (Status of COVID-19 Vaccines within WHO EUL/PQ evaluation process) updated on June 16th, the AZ Japanese vaccine has not yet completed the relevant inspection list by the 16th. Enter the emergency use list, and its authorization status is still marked: “Anticipated date once all information has been received.” (Wait until all the information is available to confirm).
Zhuang Renxiang said on the evening of the 28th that the use of vaccines must be approved by the health authority in the area where they can be used for vaccination. Whether they have been included in the World Health Organization’s EUL emergency use list is not a necessary condition. He said that the vaccine donated by Japan to Taiwan was approved by the Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare of Japan on AZ’s EUA emergency authorization on May 21 this year, and Taiwan approved and approved the vaccine project of AZ’s Japanese plant on June 2nd. Japan’s AZ vaccine.
Zhuang Renxiang also said that AZ did not submit the Japanese plant’s AZ vaccine application to the WHO until June 15 this year, and continued to provide information to the WHO for review. It is still under review, but it does not affect the use in Taiwan.
This news subsequently caused concerns and misgivings among netizens on the island.
Some netizens questioned, “Taiwanese help Japan clinically test drugs?” “So…we are a large testing site?” “Oh my god, it means that our people have received vaccines that have not been approved by the WHO. We are helping Japan. The ambassador also bowed at 90 degrees to thank Japan for letting Taiwan be their human laboratory?”
“Is this the truth that Japan doesn’t use AZ? Because the information is not complete…” Some netizens said, “To give alms to a vaccine that they dare not fight, the United States is not allowed to fight, and Taiwan kills people, the DPP bends over to welcome it 90 degrees. .”
Some netizens questioned the DPP authorities: “Why didn’t it make it clear to the whole people”; “The super-large proving ground… This is not a selling station or what is selling a station.”
Some netizens also criticized the DPP authorities for the double standard, “The vaccine in the mainland passed the emergency authorization-Chen Shizhong (the commander of epidemic prevention in Taiwan) did not dare to use the vaccine, and the vaccine in Japan did not pass the emergency authorization-Chen Shizhong did the picture card thanks to Japan, I really don’t Knowing what Chen Shizhong has done in the fight against the epidemic other than the first place in the anti-China epidemic?” “Fuck again! The donation of vaccines by the people is so strict.”
Previously, media in many countries have reported on the side effects of AstraZeneca vaccine. On June 10, the Russian Satellite News Agency reported that British researchers found that the adverse effects of the AstraZeneca vaccine include mild thrombotic symptoms, which lead to bleeding.
On the 4th of this month, Taiwan just received 1.24 million doses of AstraZeneca vaccine from Japan. Tainan Mayor Huang Weizhe also declared that this was a manifestation of “Taiwan-Japan friendship”, and he decided to give priority to nearly 800 Japanese expatriates in Tainan to attack AstraZeneca. Before the Japanese flight carrying vaccines took off, Taiwan’s “representative to Japan” Hsieh Chang-ting bowed to the airport to “see off” in the rain. He claimed that these vaccines were timely rain for Taiwan. He was very grateful.
At that time, some netizens questioned, “Is there anything I am grateful for? They don’t use it, and it will expire soon. It’s only a matter of personal affection.” Regarding Japan’s donation of vaccines to Taiwan, netizens were most worried about Japan’s “don’t want and have doubts.” To Taiwan.
No, 229 In Taiwan Did Not Die From Japan-Made AstraZeneca Vaccine
For those who want a short and sweet answer, this is just another example of Chinese propaganda.
The story was intentionally written to mislead people into thinking that both the Taiwanese and Japanese governments are putting people’s lives at risk.
And here are the FACTS and EVIDENCE that this is just fake news fabricated by China :
Fact #1 : Article Was Originally Posted By China News Service
TellerReport is nothing more than a copy + paste website, that just reposts content from other websites.
This article was originally posted by China News Service on 29 June 2021, and TellerReport posted the English version (using Google Translate) on 30 June 2021.
Fact #2 : China News Service Is Chinese State Media
China News Service (ECNS) is the second largest state-owned news agency in China, after Xinhua News Agency.
Formerly run by the Overseas Chinese Affairs Office, ECNS became part of the United Front Work Department of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) in 2018.
That article was therefore written by the Chinese state media.
Fact #3 : WHO Approval Only Necessary For COVAX Facility
Zhuang Renxiang, the spokesperson for the Taiwan Epidemic Prevention Command Center, is correct – WHO approval is not necessary for the use of the AstraZeneca vaccine doses from Japan.
That is because WHO emergency use listing (EUL) is only a prerequisite for the vaccine to be included in the COVAX Facility vaccine supply.
All vaccines, whether they are in the WHO EUL or not, have to be approved SEPARATELY by the health authority of each country.
WHO’s Emergency Use Listing (EUL) is a prerequisite for COVAX Facility vaccine supply. It also allows countries to expedite their own regulatory approval to import and administer COVID-19 vaccines.
Fact #4 : Japan Vaccine Doses Not About To Expire
China News Service ended their article with a claim by “some netizens” that the AstraZeneca vaccine doses from Japan were “about to expire“. That is FALSE.
Japanese pharmaceutical companies only started manufacturing their AstraZeneca vaccines in March 2021, and only received final approval from Japan’s Health Ministry on 21 May 2021.
The AstraZeneca vaccines have an official shelf life of 6 months, so even the first batch manufactured in Japan would not expire until September 2021.
Fact #5 : Japan Submitted AstraZeneca Documents To WHO
It is interesting to note that China News Service (ECNS) claimed that the Japanese AstraZeneca factories did not submit their documents as of 16 June 2021.
That is precisely the day that the Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) submitted their documents to the WHO, but before the WHO updated their database.
The Japanese Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) later submitted the documents to the WHO on 22 June 2021. You can check the status of their submission (PDF) here.
When ECNS posted the news on 29 June 2021, they would have already known that the Japanese had already submitted their documents.
It seems obvious that ECNS intended to mislead the public.
Fact #6 : WHO EUL For AZ Vaccine From Japan Expected Week Of 5 July 2021
China News Service also did not tell you that the WHO anticipates approving the Japanese-made AstraZeneca vaccine doses in the week of 5 July 2021.
That’s because the only thing they need to verify is that the Japanese factories comply with the necessary quality controls.
You can check the anticipated WHO decision date here.
Taiwanese citizens queuing up for AstraZeneca vaccination. Photo credit : Brookings Institute
Fact #7 : 229 People Did Not Die From AstraZeneca Vaccine
The China News Service claimed that “229 people have died after vaccination“, but that is categorically FALSE.
They based their reporting on the Taiwanese VAERS system, which they know are unverified reports, similar to the US VAERS and UK Yellow Card System.
Here are the facts that you need to know (accurate as of 26 June 2021) :
Taiwan has received and used both AstraZeneca and Moderna vaccines.
Taiwan vaccinated 1.926 million people (8.04 percent of the population) from 4 June to 26 June 2021.
The vast majority were senior citizens with chronic illnesses.
223 deaths were reported in total
– 108 women and 115 men between 41 and 101 years in age.
– 176 were over the age of 75
Autopsies performed by the CECC confirmed that they were not linked to the vaccines
– most deaths were related to chronic conditions like heart disease, stroke, kidney disease, hypertension, cancer.
– other deaths involved completely unrelated causes like gastric perforation, peritonitis, intestinal obstruction, septic shock, choking on food and cervical fractures
Malaysia is officially changing the AstraZeneca dose interval, from 12 weeks to just 9 weeks!
Find out how it affects vaccine efficacy!
AstraZeneca Vaccine : 9 Week Dose Interval In Malaysia!
On 30 June 2021, the National Immunisation Programme Coordinating Minister, Khairy Jamaluddin, said that the government will announce a new dose interval for the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
“I will be making an announcement on the new dose interval tomorrow (Thursday, 1 July 2021).”
Just before 6 PM on 1 July 2021, he finally made the announcement :
Based on the recommendation from our Technical Working Group & with greater clarity of the delivery schedule, @JKJAVMY has decided to shorten the dosing interval for AZ from 12 to nine weeks. Those who participated in the first round of AZ will be notified of their 2nd appt soon.
This is likely due to the surge of cases caused by the highly-infectious Delta strain of COVID-19, which has been shown to infect people within seconds of close contact.
A single dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine has been shown to offer very limited protection against the Delta variant, so it is critical for people to get their second dose quickly.
Is it true that the WHO published revised guidelines stating that children should NOT receive the COVID-19 vaccine?
Take a look at these new viral claims, and find out what the FACTS really are!
Claim : WHO Now Says Children Should NOT Get COVID-19 Vaccine!
Websites like Precision Vaccinations, and antivaxxers on social media, the World Health Organisation (WHO) just published revised guidelines, stating that children should NOT receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
The World Health Organization (WHO) published revised advice on June 21, 2021, clarifying which populations should receive COVID-19 vaccines. The WHO’s website now states, ‘Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.’
Furthermore, the WHO says ‘There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults.’
W.H.O recommends AGAINST cv19 jabs for children and adolescents! Praise the Lord
World Health Organisation (WHO) makes its stand against Covid vaccination for kids and adolescents. #fact
Truth : This Is Old COVID-19 Vaccine Advice By WHO!
However, they have all misrepresented what WHO said. Here are the FACTS…
Fact #1 : WHO Did Not Change COVID-19 Vaccine Advice For Children
Precision Vaccinations and anti-vaccination activists on social media call it “Breaking News” or claim that it was just revised on 21 June 2021 to warn against vaccinating children against COVID-19.
The truth is WHO did not change their COVID-19 vaccine advice for children. Their recommendation on not vaccinating children at the moment had always been in this page, from the very beginning!
But how do I prove this to you?
Using the Wayback Machine, we can see that the earliest archive of this page was 8 April 2021.
Here is a comparison of the WHO SHOULD GET VACCINATED section of the page, as it existed on 8 April and 22 June (today).
As you can see, this section NEVER CHANGED, between 8 April and 22 June 2021. Not a single word was changed!
So all those claims that this is new advice by the WHO is nonsense.
Fact #2 : That Was Outdated Advice By WHO
I can also tell you that even the 8 April 2021 version of this page is outdated advice by the WHO.
The team who posted this page probably forgot to update this section to reflect the changes over time.
Again, how do I prove this to you?
If you use the Wayback Machine to go to the first archive (8 January 2021) of the WHO page on the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine, you will see that it had been updated to say that :
The vaccine has only been tested in children above 16 years of age.
Therefore, at this time, WHO does not recommend vaccination of children below 16 years of age, even if they belong to a high-risk group.
In other words, based on the existing trial results back in January 2021, WHO had already recommended vaccinating teenagers who are 16 years or older!
Fact #3 : WHO Guidelines Based On Science
The WHO has always based their vaccine guidelines on what the trial data says.
They only recommended that the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine be given only to those who are 16 years and older, because the existing trial data at that time proved that it was safe for those who are 16 years and older.
Obviously, the WHO isn’t saying that vaccines are dangerous and children should not be vaccinated. That’s why their original recommendation was “children should not be vaccinated for the moment“.
When new clinical trial conducted on younger children prove that the vaccine is safe for them, the WHO will naturally update its guidance to reflect the new data.
Fact #4 : Pfizer-BioNTech Vaccine Proven Safe For Adolescents
On 10 May 2021, the US FDA expanded the Emergency Use Authorisation (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to include adolescents 12 through 15 years of age.
This expanded EUA was issued based on a randomised, placebo-controlled clinical trial involving 2,260 adolescents in the United States, 12 through 15 years old.
The side effects reported by these trial participants were consistent with those reported in the earlier clinical trial.
pain at the injection site
muscle and/or joint pain
In other words, they were mild and the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine was proven safe in adolescents.
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Did a lab assistant expose how Gilead Sciences covered up the leak of COVID-19 from their Fort Detrick laboratory?
Take a look at the viral farewell note exposing this cover-up, and find out what the FACTS really are!
Claim : COVID-19 Leaked From Gilead Sciences Lab In Fort Detrick!
A document with the filename “Covid -19 Truth_Confession Exposed.pdf” is being shared on WhatsApp, together with this message :
The farewell note by an Ex-Gilead Sciences Fort Derrick Lab assistant who confessed COVID-19 leaked from the lab in Maryland. CDC covered up the facts. Her supervisor Prof Frank Plummer and others who know the facts were all killed and she now fears for her life. Virus was transported to Wuhan by seafood. She apologized to the world.
The PDF document contains the screenshot from an August 2020 post by one “Samantha Hill“, together with a diagram.
Sorry, we played an evil part in the outbreak of COVID-19
I am anonymous, I used to be an American, but I am more of an Indian. I learnt in the University of Manitoba and did some trivial work in the Fort Detrick Laboratory after graduation. My supervisor and I know almost everything about COVID-19, and that’s why he was killed. Now I came back to India. I gather myself up and decide to tell the truth, hoping I will still be alive when all of you learn the truth.
The place I worked was quite mysterious and it is where many military biological weapons and chemical weapons are researched and developed, which is the highest level of confidentiality. Inferiors as me could only be qualified to serve the client company, but I still didn’t have the clearance for all the information about any single experiment.
Gilead Sciences was my No.1 enterprise which I served most. They ever spread MERS in the Middle East so as to test the effects of a new medicine but dodge the federal restrictions. It has been an open secret that they had done experiments with GS-5734 on human being with any safety test, however, this is not what I mainly intend to say.
My supervisor was Professor Frank Plummer who used to be the best friend of Professor Ralph S. Baric. Both of them had made great and significant achievements in bioscience which must be the power entitled by Lord Shiva, but unattainable for us. Professor Plummer was more conservative while Professor Baric was a science-maniac who usually did some highly-risky experiments. I did not understand until now that he probably did not do it out of his own will but was required to do so by Gilead Sciences Inc..
Multiple experiments had been carried out after we learnt that the medicine with code of GS-5734, researched and developed by Gilead Sciences Inc., was quite effective against Ebola. This compound was probably a broad-spectrum antiviral medicine and how it worked was quite special and different, thus we did experiments on a number of a single-stranded RNA viruses, including Lassa fever virus, Nipah virus, Hendra virus, coronavirus. Something special happened when we did experiments on coronavirus. It was not quite clear whether GS-5734 could effectively fight against MERS and SARS. In order to further the research, Adrian S. Ray and Richard L. Mackman from Gilead Sciences Inc. entrusted United States Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases,CDC,University of North Carolina to do researches in different fields respectively, which are the places those papers online came from. The leaders of those projects were Sina Bavari（Therapeutic efficacy of the small molecule GS-5734 against Ebola virus in rhesus monkeys）,Christina F. Spiropoulou(GS-5734 and its parent nucleoside analog inhibit Filo-, Pneumo-, and Paramyxoviruses),Ralph S. Baric(Broad-spectrum antiviral GS-5734 inhibits both epidemic and zoonotic coronaviruses).All the samples of SARS used in our experiments so far have come from the team led by Professor Baric since he is an expert of making SARS， publishing the paper Reverse genetics with a full-length infectious cDNA of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus, which means that he could have SARS virus duplicated without limits since then in 2003. He also offered fundings for Chinese Academy of Sciences for researches and made Zhengli-Li Shi the naïve Snow White who helped him locate gene variation fragments for transforming SARS in Southern China.
In fact, Zhengli-Li Shi has completed the task Professor Baric gave her since the gene fragment SHC014 she discovered in China was adopted by Professor Baric to synthesize into a new type of virus in the Fort Detrick Laboratory in 2015 which is the COVID-19 today.
That is a great experiment, and a huge progress we made in virusology and biology considering that the synthesis of RNA is unprecedent. Professor Plummer had been against this experiment, believing that it went against scientific ethics.however, Professor Baric and Gilead Sciences Inc. insisted that the synthesized virus could be taken as the reference for the original SARS in contrast experiment, and the essential subject for experiments on GS-5734.
As far as I recall, artificially breeding new type of SARS should be a research and development project for developing biological weapons entrusted by Department of National Defense (DOD). However, Gilead Sciences Inc. also had their own secret plan that they would sell GS-5734 to all over the world at a very lucrative price once the virus is leaked and spreads.
To clarify, the global widespread of COVID-19 was not an intentional action done by Gilead Sciences Inc. or DOD but the consequence of an experimental leakage. In May, 2019, there was a leak in our experiment but we were not aware of it until villagers near labs in Maryland was infected, which was monitored by CDC in July 2019. It was too late when we found out that there were serious problems with the waste water treatment system in our lab.
Those speculative facts circulating on the Internet are not totally accurate since the rampant influenza then in South America was not totally SARS-II(COVID-19) but two kinds of viruses spreading at the same time. The outpost labs located in various states did not run tests on the coronavirus due to the interference of CDC.
Based on the advice from Professor Baric, neither our lab nor the military and Gilead Sciences Inc. would admit the source of virus but we all tacitly referred to bats in Yunnan province in China as the source of the virus. This is possible based on the experiments and papers with Chinese scientists’ involvement having proved the gene variation in nature, and the stereo type that SARS-I originated from China.
There were some controversial issues during the spread of COVID-19. In order to ensure the virus would not make irreversible damages, CDC initiated the EVENT201 drill with the assistance of CIA. Despite the unsatisfying performance, Professor Baric believed that SARS-II would not do huge damages to Caucasians in America due to the different distribution of ACE2 in different races. This is the reason why CIA finally decided to withhold the pre-warning of the spread of the virus.
Professor Baric, Gilead Sciences Inc., BlackRock (a subcompany of Gilead Sciences for investment) and CDC are all the decision makers of the whole thing. All the members of the meeting were republicans and report to Office of American Innovation and Jared Kushner.
Then, December in 2019 was the turning point when a sailor who continued to work after being infected by SARS-II, and happened to seal the virus into the package of seafood which was transported into seafood market in Wuhan, China through the illicit market. Unexpectedly, Chinese epidemic prevention departments found out the virus, which, could probably be thanks to their prevention experience of SARS. Otherwise, the viral pneumonia could have been treated as bacterial pneumonia and named as a new type influenza without triggering enough attention.
After Chinese government found about SARS-II, my supervisor Professor Plummer was planning to share with Chinese scientific research institutions how GS-5734 could be adopted to fight against SARS-II, but he was assassinated when he was flying from Kenya to China. And I had to come back to India and hide since I got the news.
As far as I know, some colleagues knowing the truth have been killed during the last few months and some others just disappeared. All the other practitioners bowing to Professor Baric do not dare to express their doubts without the permission of him. Once their doubts was proposed, their career will be over since no publications will accept their papere any longer.
I have no idea how long I will live in this world and I feel so guilty deep down in my heart. I could not let so many lives gone even without being aware of the truth, so I make it known to the public and may Lord Shiva bless all of you. They would of course deny all of it, and even deny my identity or the existence of me. They will do whatever within their power to get me killed. So I would say goodbye right here. Farewell to all of you! I am so sorry!
Note : We added the FAKE overlay to prevent the diagram from being further abused.
No, COVID-19 Did Not Leak From Gilead Sciences Lab In Fort Detrick!
This is yet another FAKE STORY that appears to be part of a Chinese propaganda effort to shift the blame for COVID-19 to the United States.
Let me show you why this is completely made up, and is nothing more than Chinese propaganda.
Fact #1 : This Fake Story Was Posted In August 2020
This fake story was originally posted on a new Facebook account with the name “Samantha Hill” on 11 August 2020.
The writer tried to frame himself as an American of Indian descent, even using Hindi hashtags. But her post gained little traction on Facebook. It was only widely shared on Weibo by Chinese netizens.
It appears to have been resurrected after the United States under President Biden started an earnest look at whether the SARS-CoV-2 virus might have accidentally been leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Fact #2 : The Writer Is Not A Scientist Or American
The writer, Samantha Hill, claimed to be an American who worked as Gilead Sciences lab assistant at their Fort Detrick Laboratory.
However, the Facebook post is rife with numerous scientific and linguistic mistakes, like :
virusology : the proper term is virology
breeding : viruses are not living organisms – they do not breed. They replicate, and we manufacture them in host cells.
villagers : a common term in China, but have you seen Americans call anyone a villager?
SARS II : this is a nonsensical name. The official name for the COVID-19 virus was nCoV-2019, before it became SARS-CoV-2 on 11 February 2020.
practitioners : Americans call them scientists…
These linguistics mistakes suggest that the writer is most likely a layperson of Chinese origin, not Indian and certainly not American.
Fact #3 : Screenshot Was Taken By Creator
The Facebook account was deleted, but the screenshot is now being circulated in June 2021 in the form of a PDF document.
Interestingly, this new screenshot can only come from the person who created the Samantha Hill post.
We know this because the screenshot shows the Facebook privacy selector (marked in red below), which only appears for the post creator!
Only the person who created the post would be able to take that screenshot.
Fact #4 : 赵盛烨 (Zhao Shenye) Could Be The Creator
Samantha Hill claimed to be an American of Indian ethnicity. But I will now show you why “she” is most likely a Chinese man called 赵盛烨 (Zhao Shenye).
As I noted in Fact #3, the screenshot can only be taken by the post creator, “Samantha Hill”.
If you look at the bottom right corner of the screenshot, you will find a watermark – the Weibo handle of 赵盛烨 (Zhao Shenye), who also goes by the name xodn.
And if you take a look at Zhao Shenye’s Weibo page, the latest post (on 14 February 2021) is about Gain of Function (GOF) virus modification by Professor Baric and Dr. Peter Daszak!
Looks like we hit pay dirt! Zhao Shenye could be the mysterious Samantha Hill…
Fact #5 : Fort Detrick Belongs To US Army
Fort Detrick is a massive 13,000-acre campus that belongs to the United States Army.
It is home to the US Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID) laboratory, which China has suggested leaked the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Fort Detrick is completely owned and managed by the US Army Futures Command, and that includes the USAMRIID laboratory.
There are NO PRIVATE laboratories inside Fort Detrick. So Gilead Sciences cannot possibly operate one inside Fort Detrick.
Fact #6 : Gilead Sciences Does Not Have Labs In Maryland
Gilead Sciences Inc. does not own or operate any laboratory in the state of Maryland. Here are the current locations of their US laboratories :
Foster City, California : headquarters and antiviral research facilities
Miami, Florida : respiratory research and clinical development activities
Seattle, Washington : respiratory research and clinical development activities
Fact #7 : Fort Detrick Sterilisation Plant Failed But Posed No Risk
The CDC temporarily shut down the US Army lab at Fort Detrick on 2 August 2019, after finding “biosafety lapses” there.
However, that was not because viruses actually leaked from the facility, but rather :
the lab was no longer able to decontaminate wastewater from its highest security labs.
their steam sterilisation plant was damaged in a flood in May 2018, and they had been using a chemical decontamination method instead.
no disease-causing materials were found outside authorised areas
Fact #8 : Wuhan Was Epicentre Of COVID-19 Outbreak
China’s continuous suggestions that there may have been a leak at the Fort Detrick laboratory is illogical.
If SARS-CoV-2 leaked from Fort Detrick, the city of Frederick in Maryland would have been the epicentre of the initial COVID-19 outbreak, not Wuhan.
Now, this does not mean that the SARS-CoV-2 virus originated at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. It merely means the Chinese claim about Fort Detrick is nonsensical.
Fact #9 : Remdesivir Is Pretty Much Useless Against COVID-19
GS-5734 is the development code name for Remdesivir, and it is pretty much useless against COVID-19.
There were promising early results which led to the US granting it emergency use authorisation on 1 May 2020 for severe COVID-19.
However, by September 2020, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued guidance NOT to use remdesivir in people with COVID-19, as “there was no good evidence of benefit”.
So the idea that Gilead Sciences created the SARS-CoV-2 virus to sell remdesivir is idiotic.
Fact #10 : Gilead Sciences Does Not Own BlackRock
BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management company, and is more than 50% larger than Gilead Sciences by market capitalisation.
BlackRock is certainly NOT a subsidiary of Gilead Sciences, as Samantha Hill claimed. In fact, BlackRock owns about 8.9% of Gilead Sciences shares (as of 29 January 2021)!
Fact #11 : Dr. Frank Plummer Died Of A Heart Attack
Dr. Frank Plummer was not assassinated while flying from Kenya to China.
He died of a heart attack in Kenya on 5 February 2020, where he was attending the 40th anniversary of the HIV research collaboration between the University of Manitoba and the University of Nairobi.
Fact #12 : SARS-CoV-2 Was Detected By Chinese Doctors
The SARS-CoV-2 virus was detected by Chinese doctors, not by “Chinese epidemic prevention departments”.
It appears that Dr. Ai Fen was the first Chinese doctor who “discovered” SARS-CoV-2 when she treated two patients who presented with symptoms of COVID-19.
The test at that time came back as “SARS coronavirus”, so she reported it to the hospital’s public health department and infectious diseases department.
She took a picture of the report, circled the word “SARS” and sent it to a colleague at another hospital in Wuhan. The picture circulated until it reached Dr. Li Wenliang – the famous whistleblower doctor, who sent it forward as a warning to former classmates on WeChat.
Both Dr. Ai Fen and Dr. Li Wenliang were reprimanded for spreading rumours. So the claim that COVID-19 was caught by Chinese epidemic prevention departments is nonsense.
Fact #13 : No Evidence COVID-19 Spread Through Frozen Food
It is plausible that the SARS-CoV-2 can be contracted through fomites – contaminated items or surfaces. That would include food items, both fresh and frozen.
However, WHO points out there has been NO SPECIFIC REPORTS of anyone getting COVID-19 through fomite transmission.
People can (potentially) be infected with SARS-CoV-2 through contact with surfaces.
Based on available epidemiological data, the risk surface transmission is considered to be low.
Cleaning surfaces using soap or detergent is enough.
Risk of fomite transmission can be reduced by wearing masks, good hand hygiene and cleaning.
In addition, imported frozen seafood are sold all over China. If COVID-19 was intentionally seeded through frozen seafood by the United States, it would have sparked multiple outbreaks, not just in Wuhan.
There is also the inconvenient fact that it was discovered later that the first COVID-19 case in Wuhan had NOTHING to do with the Huanan seafood market!
Why Would China Push Fake Gilead Sciences Claim?
With China’s aggressive foreign policy moves in recent years, it is not uncommon to see fake pro-China, anti-America stories being created and shared.
Many believe it’s part of a concerted attempt to burnish China’s image overseas, and drown out negative coverage of China’s controversial Belt and Road Initiative, and their aggressive moves in the South China Sea..
China has also been blamed for not handling the initial COVID-19 epidemic better, and unfairly – for being the origin of this new virus.
Hence, they have been trying their best to deflect blame by casting aspersions unto others, using aggressive Wolf Warrior diplomacy tactics, propaganda outlets like Global Times and CTGN, and their 50 Cent Army.
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Did the CDC issue a comprehensive list of how many viral particles it takes to get infected, and how to avoid COVID-19 infection?
Let’s take a look at the viral message, and find out what the FACTS really are!
CDC Advice On Avoiding COVID-19 Infection?
This is the viral message that is being vigorously shared on WhatsApp, purportedly issued by the US CDC.
FROM : CDC (USA)
The emerging scientific evidence on Coronavirus transmission:
Very low risk of transmission from surfaces.
Very low risk from outdoor activities.
Very HIGH risk from gatherings in enclosed spaces like offices, religious places, cinema halls, gyms or theatres.
These findings that have been emerging for a while need to be applied by people to manage the situation in the best possible manner. T time to reduce panic about surface transmission, and not be too eager to go back to office.
Q – Who is expected to catch CORONAVIRUS?
Q – What does it take to infect?
TO SUCCESSFULLY INFECT A PERSON, THE VIRUS NEEDS A DOSE OF ~1000 VIRAL PARTICLES (vp).
The typical environmental spread of activities:
> Breath : ~20 vp/minute
> Speaking : ~200 vp/minute
> Cough : ~200 million vp (enough of these may remain in air for hours in a poorly ventilated environment
> Sneeze : ~200 million vp
FORMULA SUCCESSFUL INFECTION = (Exposure to Virus x Time)
Being in the vicinity of someone (with 6 ft distancing) : Low risk if limit to less than 45 minutes
Talking to someone face to face (with mask) : Low risk if limit to less than 4 minutes
Someone passing you by, like walking / jogging / cycling : Low risk
Well-ventilated spaces, with distancing : Low risk (limit duration)
Grocery shopping : Medium risk (can reduce to low by limiting time and following hygiene)
Indoor spaces : HIGH RISK
Public bathrooms / Common areas : HIGH FOMITE / SURFACE TRANSFER RISK
Restaurants : HIGH RISK (can be reduced to medium risk by surface touch awareness)
Workspaces / Schools (even with social distancing) : VERY HIGH RISK, including high fomite transfer risk
Parties / Weddings : VERY HIGH RISK
Business networking / conferences : VERY HIGH RISK
Arenas / Concerts / Cinemas : VERY HIGH RISK
The bottom line factors you can use to calculate your risk are:
– indoors vs outdoors
– narrow spaces vs large, ventilated spaces
– high people density vs low people density
– longer exposure vs brief exposure
If you carefully read the “advisory”, you will notice that the first part contradicts the second part.
The first part states that there is very low risk of transmission from surfaces, while the second part claims that there is high risk of surface transmission!
Fact #4 : 1000 VP Infectious Dose Was Hypothetical
The claim that only 1000 viral particles of the SARS-CoV-2 virus was enough to successfully infect a person was merely a hypothesis based on what we know about other respiratory viruses.
When Dr. Erin wrote his article in May 2020, NO ONE had any idea what was the actual infectious dose for COVID-19.
Even today – more than a year later, we are still not certain how many SARS-CoV-2 viral particles are required to infect a person.
It could be a few hundred particles, it could be tens of thousands. We simply DO NOT KNOW right now.
Fact #5 : US CDC Never Quantified COVID-19 Infectious Dose Or Risks
Even in the latest official CDC scientific brief on SARS-CoV-2 transmission (updated May 7, 2021), they did not quantify the infectious dose for a “successful COVID-19 infection”.
Neither did the US CDC list what activities are high risks or low risks.
They only state that the “risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection varies according to the amount of virus to which a person is exposed“, and that the risk increases in these circumstances :
Enclosed spaces with inadequate ventilation or air handling within which the concentration of exhaled respiratory fluids, especially very fine droplets and aerosol particles, can build-up in the air space.
Increased exhalation of respiratory fluids if the infectious person is engaged in physical exertion or raises their voice (e.g., exercising, shouting, singing).
Prolonged exposure to these conditions, typically more than 15 minutes.
Fact #6 : Fomite Transmission Possible, But Not Proven
Based on the fact that other coronaviruses and respiratory viruses can be transmitted through fomites – contaminated surfaces – fomite transmission for COVID-19 is certainly a possibility.
There is also consistent evidence that SARS-CoV-2 can persist on certain surfaces for days. That led to early recommendations for sanitisation of public spaces where known positive cases were present.
However, WHO points out there has been NO SPECIFIC REPORTS of anyone getting COVID-19 through fomite transmission.
Did GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) accidentally make COVID-19 in their Wuhan Institute of Virology laboratory?
Find out what this new viral claim (pun intended!) is all about, and what the FACTS really are!
Claim : GSK “Accidentally” Made COVID-19 In Wuhan Lab!
The British multinational pharmaceutical company, GSK (GlaxoSmithKline) is the new COVID-19 villain in town!
This viral message claims to expose their dastardly links to many of the world’s most evil people – Dr. Anthony Fauci, George Soros and of course, Bill Gates!
Check out the viral message below, and read on to find out what the FACTS really are!
THE SNAKES ARE COMING OUT .
The masks begin to fall off ! “The Chinese biological laboratory in Wuhan is owned by GlaxoSmithKline, which (accidentally) owns Pfizer!” (the one who makes the vaccine against the virus which (accidentally) started at the Wuhan Biological Lab and which was (accidentally) funded by Dr. Fauci, who (accidentally) promotes the vaccine ! �
“GlaxoSmithKline is (accidentally) managed by the finance division of Black Rock, which (accidentally) manages the finances of the Open Foundation Company (Soros Foundation), which (accidentally) manages the French AXA !”
Soros (accidentally) owns the German company Winterthur, which (accidentally) built a Chinese laboratory in Wuhan and was bought by the German Allianz, which (coincidentally) has Vanguard as a shareholder, who (coincidentally) is a shareholder of Black Rock, which (coincidentally) controls central banks and manages about a third of global investment capital. “Black Rock” is also (coincidentally) a major shareholder of MICROSOFT, owned by Bill Gates, who (coincidentally) is a shareholder of Pfizer (which – remember ? sells a miracle vaccine) and (coincidentally) is now the first sponsor of the WHO !
Now you understand how a dead bat sold in a wet market in China has infected the WHOLE PLANET !””
Now you know pass it on until whole world knows….
50 Cent Army “Accidentally” Wrote Fake Story On GSK Making COVID-19?
This looks suspiciously like another attempt by China’s 50 Cent Army to divert attention from the possibility that the COVID-19 pandemic was a result of a lab leak.
Needless to say, this is completely FAKE NEWS, with a plot so convoluted that people won’t bother checking, and will just accept as true.
The truth is – EVERY SINGLE SENTENCE is a lie! It is as if the writer was paid by the lie… Interesting!
Here are the FACTS! Share them out, so we don’t become the “useful idiots” they think we are!
Fact #1 : GSK Is A Pharmaceutical Company
GSK is a pharmaceutical company. They conduct research into, and manufacture, drugs and vaccines.
There is no reason for them to operate, much less own, a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory like the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Almost all BSL-4 facilities are operated by governments or universities, because of the high costs and strict regulations.
The two private BSL-4 labs that we know of are operated by the Merial Animal Health in Pirbright, England and the Texas Biomedical Research Institute in Texas, USA.
Essential features of a NIAID Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) laboratory
Fact #2 : GSK Does Not Own Wuhan Institute of Virology
Most research institutes with BSL-4 laboratories are government-owned and -operated.
The Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV) is no different. It is owned and administered by the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), which reports to the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
That is why you can see the acronym CAS behind the name Wuhan Institute of Virology emblazoned on the institute’s facade (see picture below).
Fact #3 : Wuhan Institute of Virology Was Established In 1956
The WIV was actually established back in 1956 as the Wuhan Microbiology Laboratory, under CAS.
It was later renamed as the South China Institute of Microbiology in 1961, the Wuhan Microbiology Institute in 1962, and the Microbiology Institute of Hubei Province in 1970.
It finally adopted its current name – the Wuhan Institute of Virology – in June 1978.
For context – China did not initiate their economic reforms – the Opening of China – until December 1978. And the privatisation of state-owned industry did not happen until the late 1980s and 1990s.
So even history shows that it is IMPOSSIBLE for GSK to own the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Fact #4 : GSK Does Not Own Pfizer
GSK and Pfizer are both publicly-listed multinational pharmaceutical companies. Therefore, they are both owned by their shareholders, not any one particular conglomerate.
In any case, the claim that GSK owns Pfizer is ludicrous because GSK is much smaller than Pfizer!
With a market capitalisation of about US$95 billion, GSK is much smaller than Pfizer with a market capitalisation of over US$215 billion!
In fact, GSK is only the tenth largest pharmaceutical company, while Pfizer is the largest pharmaceutical company in the world.
Fact #5 : NIH, Not Dr. Fauci, Gave WIV A Grant
The US National Institutes of Health (NIH) gave the Wuhan Institute of Virology a grant through the non-profit EcoHealth Alliance.
The EcoHealth grant partially funded WIV’s research into bat specimens collected from caves in China, to study their potential for infecting humans.
This funding was given in the aftermath of the 2002-2004 SARS epidemic, which originated from bats.
However, the grant does not involve gain-of-function research by the Wuhan Institute of Virology.
Fact #6 : BlackRock Does Not Manage GSK
BlackRock is the world’s largest asset management company, and they own about 7.5% of GSK shares (as of 29 January 2021).
However, BlackRock does not manage GSK, which has its own board (helmed by Jonathan Symonds) and its own management team (helmed by CEO Emma Walmsley).
Fact #7 : BlackRock Does Not Manage Open Foundation Company
First of all, there is no such thing as the Open Foundation Company. The fake news creator is probably referring to the Open Society Foundations, which was founded by George Soros.
Secondly, the Open Society Foundations is completely owned by George Soros, and is currently the world’s largest PRIVATE funder of charities and NGOs.
The Open Society Foundations is most certainly NOT managed by BlackRock. It is illogical to make this claim because managing OSF does not allow BlackRock to make a profit for their clients.
Fact #8 : Open Society Foundations Does Not Manage AXA
AXA is a publicly-listed French multinational insurance company, obviously with their own management team.
There is simply no logic (never mind evidence!) in claiming that a private grantmaking group is managing a public-listed company.
Fact #10 : Winterthur Was A Swiss Insurance Company
First of all, Winterthur is not a German company, as the fake news creator claimed. Winterthur is a Swiss company.
Secondly, Winterthur is an insurance company, and thus have no business building laboratories anywhere in the world, much less the Wuhan Institute of Virology’s laboratories.
Fact #11 : Winterthur Was Purchased By AXA
Winterthur was purchased by AXA in 2006, and is today known as AXA Switzerland. It was never owned by George Soros.
Fact #12 : Vanguard Is An Investment Management Group
The Vanguard Group is a private investment management company, that manages funds provided by their customers. In fact, they created the first index fund.
Therefore, it is no surprise that they own shares in Allianz, as well as BlackRock. They basically buy into any company that meets their criteria for profit or indexing.
Fact #13 : BlackRock Does Not Control Central Banks
Central banks are national institutions that are controlled by their respective governments, with different regulatory powers and structures.
There is simply no evidence that even a mega asset management company like Black Rock can control a single central bank, much less central banks all over the world.
In fact, BlackRock was hired by the US Federal Reserve in 2020 to help them manage commercial mortgage-backed securities. In other words, they were working under the control of a central bank, not the other way around!
Fact #14 : BlackRock Does Not Manage ⅓ Of Global Capital
It is true that BlackRock manages A LOT of money globally – US$9 trillion, as of 19 April 2021.
However, that is only 9.5% of the global equity market, which grew to US$95 trillion in 2019.
No matter how you slice and dice it, BlackRock does not manage ⅓ of the global market capital.
Fact #15 : Bill Gates Does Not Own Microsoft
Microsoft has been a public-listed company since 1986, so its shareholders are the owners, not Bill Gates.
Bill Gates himself ceased to be its largest individual shareholder since 2014. When he stepped down from the Microsoft board in 2020, he only owned 1.3% of Microsoft shares!
Fact #16 : Pfizer Is A Public-Listed Company
It is no surprise that Bill Gates is a Pfizer shareholder. Pfizer is a public-listed company, which means ANYONE can purchase Pfizer shares and become a Pfizer shareholder!
Fact #17 : WHO Is A UN Agency
The World Health Organisation is a United Nations agency, established on 7 April 1948, and funded by UN member countries. It was not sponsored by Pfizer then or now.
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Health authorities are delaying the second AstraZeneca vaccine dose to 12 weeks, but can you ask for an EARLIER second dose? Should you?
AstraZeneca Vaccine : Can You Ask For Earlier Second Dose?
As we reported earlier, the second dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine has been set at 12 weeks in Malaysia, as it is in many other countries.
But you can ask to receive the second AstraZeneca dose earlier than 12 weeks, if for example, you need to travel for work or studies.
The option is not there yet, but it will be made available on the Vaksin COVID website soon.
All AZ second dose appt will be updated soon to 12 weeks. This will be reflected in MySj. 12 weeks is the default. Some still have a shorter interval in their MySj. This will be rectified ASAP. @JKJAVMY will accept requests for shortened interval via website soon.
Recently, CIVDAC went viral with their claims on social media that Ivermectin can prevent or cure COVID-19.
Find out why it has gone viral, and what the FACTS currently are!
CIVDAC : Ivermectin Can Prevent / Cure COVID-19!
CIVDAC – COALITION on INTEGRITY of VACCINES & DRUGS AGAINST COVID-19 – recently went viral when they shared a statement on social media claiming that Ivermectin can prevent or cure COVID-19.
Take a look at what people have been sharing on WhatsApp and Facebook, or scroll down to a fact check of their claims.
11 May 2021
Media Statement on Life-Saving IVERMECTIN against Covid-19
By COALITION on INTEGRITY of VACCINES & DRUGS AGAINST COVID-19 (CIVDAC)
– Dato’ Nadzim Johan, Chairman of CIVDAC
– Brigadier General (Rtd) Dato’ Mohd Arshad Raji, Persatuan Patriot Kebangsaan (PATRIOT)
– Dr Abd Kadir Warsi Mohamed, Persatuan Pengguna Islam Malaysia (PPIM)
– Retired Commissioner of Police Dato’ Shabudin Abdul Wahab, Covid Research Centre (Asian Heritage Museum Group)
– Tunku Azwil Tunku Abd Razak, Gabungan NGO Islam (GNI)
We would like to express our sincere gratitude to Tan Sri Dr Rais Yatim, President of the Senate, for his full support, based on SCIENCE & DATA, on the use of well-proven Asian Wonder Drug called IVERMECTIN, both as a treatment for all Covid-19 patients and for the public to use it for prophylaxis against Covid-19, as outlined in the Open Letter dated 9 May 2021, to the Director General of Health, Malaysia, by Captain (Rtd) Dr Wong Ang Peng of PATRIOT.
IVERMECTIN was discovered in 1975 by Japanese scientist Satoshi Omura who won a Nobel Prize for Medicine in 2015. It has been used Safely and Successful for over 40 years with 4 billion people, mostly in the Third World, for all kinds of tropical diseases. It has been proven, based on SCIENCE & DATA, to be Super-Effective, Super-Safe, Super-Cheap & Super Easy-to-Administer (oral tablet) against all mutated variants of Covid-19.
There is No need for anyone to die from Covid-19, if only he/she is given IVERMECTIN. All the deaths from Covid-19 in Malaysia and around the world could have been avoided if all Covid-19 patients were given IVERMECTIN from the onset of their illness.
This is the clear message, based on SCIENCE & DATA, from independent and renowned world-class Covid-19 experts such as Dr Pierre Kory & Dr Paul Marik from US-based Front Line Covid-19 Critical Care (FLCCC) Alliance, Dr Tess Lawrie and Dr Andrew Hill,. They have no vested interest whatsoever and are only concerned about saving lives and ending the pandemic in a sustainable manner.
Doctors in general are Not considered vaccine or drug experts. Malaysia does not have a human vaccine industry, we missed the chance during the Bio Valley Project (2003-2009). Hence, there are no real vaccine or pharmaceutical drug experts in Malaysia. The closest we can get to a vaccine or drug expert in Malaysia is someone like Senior Pharmacologist Professor Dr Mustafa Ali Mohd, former Deputy Dean of Faculty of Medicine, University of Malaya and former member of World Health Organisation (WHO) Safety Panel for certain food chemicals.
Professor Dr Mustafa is the Senior Technical Consultant for our Covid Research Centre (Asian Heritage Museum Group). He has vetted through the science, studies and data about IVERMECTIN presented by the world-class Covid-19 experts mentioned above and he is completely satisfied that they are accurate and true.
We fully support proven safe vaccines against Covid-19. Safety is far more important than efficacy as there is no point for the vaccine concerned to work on you now but you die or become paralysed or crippled later on.
The experimental chemical gene therapy vaccine, which has been given to about 1.8 million people so far in Malaysia during Phase 1 of the Vaccination Programme, which according to the US Government National Institutes of Health’s website (https://medlineplus.gov/genetics/understanding/therapy/safety/), “can have very serious health risks, such as toxicity, inflammation, and cancer”, cannot prevent Covid-19 infection and it cannot stop the spread of the disease. Yes, this vaccine can reduce the severity of symptoms of Covid-19 but IVERMECTIN can do it much better, with a much lower cost and without the health risks of any side effects now or later on.
There have been numerous cases in the US and other countries, where the loved ones of the critically ill Covid-19 patients have to resort to court action to compel the doctors and hospitals concerned to given life-saving IVERMECTIN to these patients. In all these cases, the patients recovered fully when they were given IVERMECTIN.
The powerful, evil, selfish, hypocritical (with double standard) and imperialist forces overseas who are behind a dirty smear campaign, using their mass media, to dis-inform, discredit (directly or indirectly) and demonise IVERMECTIN, in order to DELIBERATELY deny LIFE-SAVING IVERMECTIN to critically ill Covid-19 patients and to let them die so unnecessarily, should be charged for mass murder and war crimes.
As ASIANS, we must Support and be Proud of our own Asian Wonder Drug, as proven by SCIENCE & DATA, against Covid-19. The government must immediately approved the use of IVERMECTIN, both as an essential treatment for all Covid-19 patients and for the general public for prophylaxis or prevention against Covid-19.
Fact #3 : No Evidence Ivermectin Works Against COVID-19
It is also false to claim that Ivermectin works against COVID-19, much less that it works better than mRNA vaccines.
While mRNA vaccines have been proven in clinical trials involving tens of thousands of people, ivermectin has not been proven in the same way.
In fact, the evidence (as you will see below) is mixed. And the dosage required for a therapeutic effect may be so high, it could be toxic to humans.
Fact #4 : No Court Order Case Recovered From COVID-19 Using Ivermectin
CIVDAC claimed that there are numerous cases where families of critically-ill COVID-19 patients got court orders to administer ivermectin and “in all these cases, the patients recovered fully“.
The most notable case in the US involved Nurije Fype whose daughter Desareta sued Elmhurst Hospital to administer ivermectin. She finally received a court order to have a doctor administer ivermectin every day from 3 May 2021 onwards.
After 13 days of ivermectin treatment, her daughter reported on 17 May 2021 that she is still “recovering”. That certainly does not sound like she has fully recovered from COVID-19 using ivermectin.
A South African court order also forced the South African Health Products Regulatory Authority (SAHPRA) to allow the use of Ivermectin against COVID-19.
However, there is no evidence that the use of ivermectin in South Africa through this court order resulted in a full recovery from COVID-19.
What Do Health Authorities Say About Ivermectin Against COVID-19?
WHO On Using Ivermectin Against COVID-19
On 31 March 2021, the WHO posted an advisory on Ivermectin, recommending that it be only used in clinical trials.
An independent, international panel of experts reviewed pooled data from 16 randomised controlled trials, and determined that the evidence on whether ivermectin reduced death and hospitalisation is of “very low certainty“.
Therefore, the panel cannot recommend the use of Ivermectin outside of clinical trials.
NIH On Using Ivermectin Against COVID-19
The US NIH looked at using Ivermectin against COVID-19, noting that it was shown to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 in cell cultures.
However, they also pointed out that the plasma concentrations needed to inhibit the virus would require doses up to 100X higher than those approved for use in humans!
Therefore, the NIH says that there is insufficient data to recommend for the use of ivermectin in the treatment of COVID-19.
FDA On Using Ivermectin Against COVID-19
On 5 March 2021, the US FDA warned against taking Ivermectin to treat COVID-19, after receiving “multiple reports of patients who… had been hospitalised after self-medicating with ivermectin intended for horses“.
They pointed out that ivermectin can interfere with other medications like blood thinners, and an overdose can cause medical problems, even coma and death.
They also warned people that ivermectin meant for animals are highly concentrated and have vastly different doses than those meant for humans. Taking them can put your lives at risk.
EMA On Using Ivermectin Against COVID-19
On 22 March 2021, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) advised against the use of ivermectin for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 outside of randomised clinical trials.
They pointed out that the clinical studies of ivermectin so far were varied, with “some studies showing no benefit and others reporting a potential benefit”.
They also pointed out that for concentrations of ivermectin to be effective in the lungs, much higher doses than authorised would be needed. Hence, toxicity at such doses cannot be excluded.
KKM On Using Ivermectin Against COVID-19
On 16 May 2021, the Malaysia Ministry of Health (KKM) issued a response to claims that Ivermectin can prevent COVID-19 deaths.
They pointed out that a January 2021 placebo-controlled randomised trial involving 24 non-severe COVID-19 patients did not show any reduction in the proportion of PCR positivity after 7 days of taking 400 mcg/kg of Ivermectin per day.
They also shared that in March 2021, the Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) published a randomised-controlled trial involving 476 adults with mild COVID-19 who were given a 5-day course of Ivermectin. There was no significant improvement in symptom resolution time.
They have initiated a randomised clinical trial (NMRR-21-155-58433) of their own to evaluate the efficacy and safety of Ivermectin in high-risk COVID-19 patients.
But until then, KKM is “not yet able to endorse Ivermectin to prevent or treat COVID-19 illness”.
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There is only one exception – people who received monoclonal antibodies or convalescent plasma as part of their COVID-19 treatment.
They should only get vaccinated after at least 90 days, to prevent those passive antibodies from interfering with the vaccine-induced immune response.
Non-COVID-19 Antibody Therapies
People who received antibody therapies that are NOT specific to COVID-19 – intravenous immunoglobulin, RhoGAM, etc. – can get vaccinated as soon as they have fully recovered from their COVID-19 infection.
People who received antiviral drugs like Remdesivir during the treatment of COVID-19 can get vaccinated as soon as they have fully recovered from their COVID-19 infection.
Why Do Some Countries Recommend Waiting 90 Days?
Some countries recommend waiting 90 days, or even longer, before you get vaccinated after recovering from COVID-19.
This is partly done out of an abundance of caution, because the effectiveness of COVID-19 vaccines in people who fully recovered from COVID-19 have not been fully investigated.
This is also partly because supply of vaccines are extremely limited in those countries, and should be prioritised to protect people who have not been infected yet.
Dr. Kate O’Brien (Director of WHO Immunisation, Vaccines and Biologicals) explains that in this short video.
It makes sense to delay vaccination for those who have recovered from COVID-19, as they would have significant protective antibodies for the next 6 months.
Even so, natural immunity from a COVID-19 infection will wane over time, and people who recovered from COVID-19 can get reinfected.
So it is still important to get vaccinated against COVID-19. Please register for your COVID-19 vaccination. It may be delayed, but you will get it eventually.
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Did a Russian autopsy confirm that COVID-19 is not a virus, but a poison that can be cured by existing medicines?
Take a look at this new viral message, and find out what the FACTS really are!
Russian Autopsy Confirmed That COVID-19 Is Not A Virus?
This new WhatsApp message claims that a Russian autopsy has finally proven that COVID-19 is not a virus, but a poison that can be cured by existing medicines.
* Good news to the world … *
* Russia has done a post-mortem autopsy of the Covid-19 patient, a big revelation has occurred. *
Russia became the first country in the world to perform an autopsy (= post mortem) on a corpse of Covid-19 and, after a thorough investigation, discovered that * Covid-19 does not exist as a virus *.
It’s a worldwide scam: * people are dying from “amplified 5G electromagnetic radiation (= poison)”. *
Doctors in Russia have violated the World Health Organization (WHO) law, which does not allow post-mortem autopsies on the bodies of people who have died from Covid-19 to be discovered after a certain time. These doctors made scientific discovery: * we can not assume that it is a virus, but a bacterium that causes death, which causes blood clots to form in the veins and nerves, Cause the death of the patient because of this bacteria. *
Russia has defeated the virus, claiming that “there is nothing but phelia-intravascular coagulation (thrombosis) * and the way to treat it is to cure it”:
1) * Antibiotic pills *
2) * Anti-inflammatory * and
3) * take anticoagulants (= aspirin). *
* This indicates that a cure for the disease is possible *, this sensational news for the world was prepared by Russian doctors by post-mortem autopsy (corpses) of the Covid-19 virus.
According to other Russian scientists, ventilators and the intensive care unit (ICU) were never needed.
Protocols to this effect have already been published in Russia.
* CHINA already knew this, but never released its report. *
Share this information with all your family, neighbors, acquaintances, friends,
your colleagues so that they can come out of the fear of Covid-19 and understand that * it is not a virus, but simply a bacteria exposed to 5G radiation. *
* The cause is to harm people with very low immunity. *
This radiation also causes inflammation and hypoxia. Those who are victims should take Asprin-100mg and Apronix or Paracetamol 650mg.
Because it has been shown that * covid-19 causes the blood to clot, which causes thrombosis in the person and due to which the blood clots in the veins and because of this the brain, heart and lungs cannot obtain oxygen, which makes the person’s breathing difficult and the person quickly dies due to lack of respiratory energy. *
Doctors in Russia disobeyed the transmission protocol and performed autopsies on dead bodies from covid-19.
The doctors opened their arms, legs, and other body parts and after examining them properly, * noticed that the blood vessels were dilated and the veins were full of thrombi, which prevented the flow of blood and also reduced the flow of oxygen. in the body, resulting in the death of the patient *.
After learning about this research, * the Russian Ministry of Health immediately changed the treatment protocol for Covid-19 * and gave aspirin to its positive patients: 100 mg and Empromax.
As a result, the patients began to recover and their health began to improve. * The Russian Ministry of Health unloaded more than 14,000 patients in a single day and sent them home *.
Source: Russian Ministry of Health
Conclusion identical to that of the 2 Italian doctors
Fact #2 : There Is No WHO Law Forbidding Autopsies
There is no such thing as a WHO law that forbids autopsies of any person who died from COVID-19, or any other disease.
The World Health Organisation is an international advisory body. It has no power over individual countries, and therefore, cannot ban post-mortem autopsies in any country.
In fact, the WHO actually published guidelines on how to perform autopsies and manage the bodies of dead COVID-19 patients.
Fact #3 : COVID-19 Is Caused By SARS-CoV-2
COVID-19 is technically not a virus.
COVID-19 is the disease caused by a novel coronavirus, which was initially called 2019-nCoV, before being officially named as SARS-CoV-2.
Fact #4 : SARS-CoV-2 Is A Real Virus
We know that the SARS-CoV-2 is a real virus, because Chinese scientists isolated it and with the help of the University of Sydney in Australia, released a draft sequence of its genome on 10 January 2020.
The complete genome of approximately 30 kilobytes in length was published on 3 February 2020.
You can look at the entire SARS-CoV-2 viral genome that was released by Chinese scientists here.
SARS-CoV-2 genome diagram. Credit : Rohan Bir Singh, MD
Fact #5 : A Virus Is Not A Bacterium
Any half-decent student of biology can tell you that a virus is not a bacterium. They are completely different.
A virus, for example, is not even a living organism. It is just RNA or DNA encapsulated within a protein or lipid shell, and can only replicate within a host cell.
A bacterium, on the other hand, is a single-celled microorganism that can multiply by itself. It is also much more complex, with intracellular organelles and even extracellular appendages.
SARS-CoV-2 – the COVID-19 coronavirus – is a virus, not a bacterium.
Fact #6 : There Is No Cure For COVID-19 (Right Now)
As of 23 April 2021, there is no cure for COVID-19, only vaccines that can help prevent it.
Antibiotics, anti-inflammatory, or anti-coagulant medication cannot cure COVID-19.
Fact #7 : 5G Does Not Cause COVID-19
There is simply no plausible way for 5G technology to create a new coronavirus out of thin air. Simply put – 5G does not cause COVID-19.
Consider the fact that there are COVID-19 cases in every country around the world, but 5G coverage is extremely sparse.
Take a look at this comparison of worldwide 5G coverage (provided by Ookla) and COVID-19 cases globally.
Can you see the complete lack of correlation?
Fact #8 : COVID-19 Can Cause Blood Clotting
COVID-19 can cause a hypercoagulable state, in which a severe inflammatory response triggers localised blood clotting which can become generalised.
It is especially common in severe COVID-19 disease, and has nothing to do with a bacterium, or 5G radiation.
When a COVID-19 patient presents with blood clots, they are treated with blood thinners like aspirin and heparin.
Fact #9 : Empromax Is An Antibiotic
Empromax is one of the brand names of the antibiotic, Cefpodoxime proxetil. It cannot work against a virus like SARS-CoV-2.
There is no evidence that the Russian Ministry of Health (Minzdrav) is using Empromax to treat COVID-19 patients.
They have temporarily approved certain drugs as COVID-19 treatments, but not Empromax :
Favipiravir – antiviral drug that can shorten recovery time
Levilimab – to treat cytokine storm
Fact #10 : Russian Ministry Of Health Relying On Vaccines
The Russian Ministry of Health is relying not on medications, because none actually exist to cure COVID-19.
Instead, they are relying on the two COVID-19 vaccines they developed :
Other regulatory bodies may have their own minimum efficacy rates to licence COVID-19 vaccines. But not WHO.
Claim #5 : The Coronavirus Hides In The Paranasal Sinus For The First Two Days
FALSE. Coronaviruses of any kind, SARS-CoV-2 other otherwise, do NOT go for a 2-day holiday in your paranasal sinuses before infecting you.
That’s pseudoscience bullshit.
Claim #6 : It Takes A Few Days For SARS-CoV-2 To Reach Your Throat And Lungs
FALSE. She is probably confused by the incubation period, which is the time between exposure to the SARS-CoV-2 virus and when symptoms start appearing.
After exposure to SARS-CoV-2, the virus will IMMEDIATELY hijack your cells to replicate. It takes a few days before it infects enough cells, and your body recognises and reacts to the threat, for symptoms to show.
But that doesn’t mean they are on a holiday in your paranasal sinuses, or taking their own sweet time trekking their way to your lungs.
A higher power magnification image shows the structure and density of SARS-CoV-2 virions (red) produced by human airway epithelia. Credit : EHRE LAB, UNC SCHOOL OF MEDICINE
Claim #7 : Steam Weakens / Kills The Virus In The Nose
FALSE. Inhaling steam will NOT weaken or kill any virus in your nose. Inhaling hot steam at 60°C to 70°C can cause burn damage to your nose.
In fact, Dr. Satyanarayana Mysore, the HOD of Pulmonology at Manipal Hospitals reported seeing many cases of scalded airways and worsening asthma due to steam inhalation in March, April and May 2020.
Claim #8 : Steaming Was Promoted In China, Japan, Taiwan To Control COVID-19
FALSE. These countries have NEVER used steaming to control COVID-19. They simply used a mixture of :
physical distancing or lockdowns
mandatory requirement to wear face masks in public
stringent hand hygiene practices
She also FALSELY made the claim that those countries promoted steaming as a way to control COVID-19.
Claim #9 : Using Eucalyptus Oil While Inhaling Steam Works Against COVID-19
FALSE. No medical expert has ever recommended inhaling steam with eucalyptus oil. In fact, they are warning about the dangers of Essential Oil-Induced Seizures (EOIS)!
Dr. Thomas Mathew, Professor and HOD of Neurology at St. John’s Medical College Hospital, said that, “People must avoid adding essential oils, eucalyptus oil and pain balm to water while inhaling steam. These stimulate the brain and cause seizures. We see at least two such cases every month“.
Claim #10 : All The Doctors Are Inhaling Steam + Saying It Really Works Against COVID-19
There are tons of photos of doctors and nurses working in ICU wards, and they all have one thing in common – they are all wearing PPE including face masks and face shields.
There are NO DOCTORS inhaling steam to prevent COVID-19, because IT DOES NOT WORK!!!
And let me remind you again – doctors are WARNING against inhaling steam because it can scald and damage your airways!!!
Claim #11 : Supplements Help Against COVID-19
FALSE. There is no evidence that any supplement can help prevent or cure COVID-19.
Taking multi-vitamin supplements will not help boost your immune system, unless you have a very poor diet.
There’s a reason why they are called supplements – because they are meant to supplement a bad diet.
A good, wholesome diet, will provide your body all the necessary macro- and micro-nutrients it needs.
US President Donald Trump has been promising that America is rounding the turn on COVID-19 almost every single day.
Find out if America is truly rounding the turn, or if Trump is simply spinning around the merry-go-round!
Donald Trump : America Is Rounding The Turn On COVID-19!
US President Donald Trump has been promising Americans that they are “rounding the turn” or “corner” or “bend” for months now.
Here is a truncated timeline of Trump claiming that America truly is rounding the turn on COVID-19 :
August 31 : First mention of “rounding the final turn” on COVID-19 at a Nevada virtual rally.
September 3 : He said, “we are rounding that turn” at a Pennsylvania rally.
September 18 – 24 : He repeated it on a daily basis.
Trump stopped for a while when he caught the virus, announcing his positive test result on October 2.
October 8 – 9 : He started saying that America was “rounding the turn” on COVID-19 again.
October 11 – 27 : After skipping a day, he has repeated the same claims on a daily basis.
The Truth : America Is FAR From Rounding The Turn On COVID-19
Despite Donald Trump’s insistence from August 31 that America is rounding the turn, the truth is America is on a third wave of COVID-19 infections – the largest to date.
Dr. Anthony Fauci prefers to look at it as “an elongated exacerbation of the original first wave“, but no matter how we look at it, “it’s not good news“.
From the day Trump first announced that America was rounding the turn, COVID-19 cases have only surged from 23,204 cases a day to 82,630 cases a day.
The only saving grace – the death rate has remained flat at around 750 per day.
The facts are self-evident, Donald Trump’s claim that America is rounding the turn on COVID-19 is FALSE.
If the trend continues, it is possible that America could see new cases exceed 100,000 per day by the end of the year.
And the death toll is expected to exceed 270,000 by the end of the year.
In short, America is FAR from rounding the turn on COVID-19. Donald Trump is just taking everyone for a spin on his merry-go-round.
The Solution : How America Can FINALLY Round The Turn On COVID-19
There is no easy way to defeat SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, because there is no cure yet and it is highly-contagious.
However, countries like China have shown that it is possible to quickly cut its transmission, and restore normal social and economic activities.
Despite a population 4.3X larger than the United States, China has merely 1% of the cases, and 2% of the deaths in America.
Unless you believe that Chinese scientists and healthcare workers are far, FAR superior to American scientists and healthcare workers, the fault lies with President Donald Trump.
The lack of RESPONSIBLE LEADERSHIP is the reason why America is faltering so badly against COVID-19.
Trump has consistently dismissed and contradicted the advice of scientists like Dr. Anthony Fauci. He even disrupted their efforts by actively encouraging the public not to wear face masks, and to break home quarantine.
Should YOU wear a face mask to protect yourself against COVID-19?
Some politicians insist it is useless. Some health authorities advise us to wear it only if you are sick. Others demand you wear one in public at all times.
What really is the evidence for, or against, wearing a face mask to protect against COVID-19?
This story was originally posted in April 2020, and has been updated due to second / third waves affecting many countries.
Face Mask : What Kind Do You Have?
When people say face mask, they generally mean the 3-ply surgical mask, although some may be talking about fashion masks, or even the N95 respirator.
Fashion masks are usually made from washable cotton and are reusable, but they often lack a filter. The N95 respirator, on the other hand, is designed to filter 95% of particles with a median diameter of 0.3 microns.
For the purpose of this article, we are going to talk exclusively about the 3-ply surgical / medical mask, which has three layers – each with very specific functions :
an outer hydrophobic layer, which repels water, blood and body fluids,
a middle filter layer that is designed to filter bacteria, and
an inner hydrophilic layer, which absorbs water, sweat and spit
The 3-ply surgical mask is the most common type of face mask used in China and most of Asia, to protect against SARS and now, COVID-19.
Is The Face Mask Effective Against COVID-19?
Now, to be clear – studies are still underway to determine if the humble 3-ply face mask is effective against COVID-19. But here is what we know so far…
COVID-19 Is Generally NOT Airborne
First, we should understand that COVID-19 is generallynot airborne, and primarily spreads by droplets, which are significantly larger than the virus itself and fall within 1-2 meters.
COVID-19 droplets can, therefore, be blocked by 3-ply masks or N95 respirators even though the virus itself is smaller than the filter holes!
Face Masks Prevent Face Touching
You can get infected by COVID-19 if you touch your face after touching a contaminated surface with your hand. Hand washing can prevent that, but people often forget to do it, and it is human nature to touch our own faces.
Wearing a face mask helps to prevent face touching, so even if we forget to wash our hands, there is less risk of infecting ourselves with COVID-19.
Face Masks Worked In Asia + Czech Republic
The evidence is strong in many Asian countries, including China, as well as the Czech Republic, that face masks are effective in preventing the spread of COVID-19.
The Czechs are so enthusiastic about their experience, they created this video to spread word that face masks work, even if they are not 3-ply!
Many Asian countries, including China, Singapore and Malaysia, require their citizens to wear one whenever they leave the house.
The Asian and Czech experiences are backed up by a CDC-sponsored study, which showed that surgical masks are as effective as N95 respirators in preventing influenza infections amongst healthcare workers.
This study is important because influenza is a similarly-sized respiratory virus that spreads by droplets too. So it makes sense that face masks would be similarly effective against COVID-19.
Why Did WHO / CDC Recommend Against Wearing Face Masks?
Certain health authorities like the WHO or CDC recommended against wearing face masks to protect against COVID-19, because they feared that :
people would gain a false sense of security, and not protect themselves adequately in other ways like washing hands and avoiding crowds.
Should You Wear A Face Mask To Protect Against COVID-19?
No Community Spread
If there is no community spread of COVID-19 in your country, there is NO NEED to wear a face mask.
As long as health authorities can quickly trace and isolate contacts for testing, the virus is “not in the wild”, and you are very unlikely to be infected.
Keep your face masks in reserve. Using them now could mean you run out of face masks when you actually need them.
There Is Community Spread
Once there is community spread, all bets are off. The COVID-19 coronavirus is problematic because patients are contagious long before they show symptoms.
ANYONE can be COVID-19 positive, even if they don’t have symptoms. That includes you and your family, not just strangers you meet on the street.
To protect everyone, this is the time to start wearing a face mask.
In fact, everyone should be forced to wear a face mask, because it would help prevent asymptomatic / presymptomatic persons from spreading the coronavirus.
During Home Quarantine
One way to reduce the need for face masks is a home quarantine / restricted movement / lockdown.
You do NOT need to wear a face mask while you are sheltering at home with your family.
You only need to wear a face mask during the limited occasions you leave your home to purchase food and other essential supplies.
And you should certainly wear a face mask while accepting food deliveries or parcels from a delivery person.
Don’t Rely Solely On Your Face Mask Against COVID-19!
Now, opinions are definitely shifting towards the widespread adoption of face masks to protect against COVID-19. However, it is important to note that a face mask alone cannot protect you from COVID-19.
You still need to adopt safe practices that health authorities have been advocating to prevent COVID-19 :
Avoid suspected cases or disease hotpots, like hospitals, if possible!
Many people are sharing the shocking news that not only did WHO confirm that COVID-19 is airborne, a Japanese doctor also proved it using a special camera!
Find out if it is true that COVID-19 is airborne, and what the facts really are!
Claim : COVID-19 Is Airborne!
The claim is based on a CNBC article that was released a few days ago, and here is an example. We took the liberty of placing a HOAX overlay to avoid it being further shared as fact.
BREAKING NEWS! covid -19 I confirmed as airborne and remain 8 hrs in air! So everyone is required to wear mask everywhere!! BREAKING NEWS:
Coronavirus – confirmed to be airborne!!! Copper, Steel – 2 hours Paper, Plastic – 3-4 hours Air – 8 hours or more depending on conditions.
WHO reversed their earlier position that Covid virus is not air borne. Pls avoid all public places with aircon especially small or confined ones
This was followed by a similar message, but this time with a video of a Japanese doctor allegedly proving its airborne properties. Again, we placed a HOAX overlay to avoid its abuse.
Is important to wear mask as covid19 is finally certified to be airborne. Japanese doctor using sophisticated camera capture the virus is airborne. Their camera capture 0.1 micro (10’000 times to 1 micro milimeter)
FACT : COVID-19 Is NOT Airborne!
As our HOAX overlay clearly shows – they are both Internet hoaxes. The WHO did not confirm that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is airborne. Neither did a Japanese doctor prove that with his high-speed camera.
In this video, we will explain to you why they are both misleading or completely untrue, with some help from Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove, the head of WHO’s emerging diseases and zoonosis unit!
Don’t Just Read The Headlines!
The problem is people don’t read news… they read headlines. The CNBC article is genuine, but it doesn’t actually say that WHO confirmed that the coronavirus is airborne.
It merely points out that certain medical procedures that healthcare professionals perform may aerosolise the droplets, letting them stay in the air “a little bit longer”.
So these healthcare workers may want to take extra precautions when they are performing those procedures. That is NOT the same thing as WHO declaring that the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is an airborne virus.
And it certainly did NOT state that the virus can survive for 8 hours in the air, longer than even on paper and plastic!
Don’t Trust Videos You Don’t Understand
The Japanese video appears to be a genuine video, but does not show that the coronavirus is airborne.
It appears to be a video about micro droplets that we produce when we sneeze or talk. There is no mention of COVID-19 at all in the video.
WHO specifically addressed this false claim, stating that :
The virus that causes COVID-19 is mainly transmitted through droplets generated when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or speaks. These droplets are too heavy to hang in the air. They quickly fall on floors or surfaces.
You can be infected by breathing in the virus if you are within 1 metre of a person who has COVID-19, or by touching a contaminated surface and then touching your eyes, nose or mouth before washing your hands.
The Aerosol Results Were Created In Very Specific Conditions