Sunday, December 20, 2020

The Digital Gulag

Five days until Christmas, and the UK government, via Pravda-esque media (Figure 149.1), spouts ever more lies which should insult the intelligence of not just experienced scientists, but of all thinking individuals. Alas, given that propaganda is meticulously constructed to appeal to emotion not reason, thinking does not enter into it.

Figure 149.1: Pravda, which translates, ironically, as ‘truth’, was the official newspaper of the Communist Party of the USSR. It was made impossible for the Soviet people to distinguish facts from party propaganda. Citizens of the supposedly enlightened West used to laugh at its absurd distortions; and yet, today, more ironically still, those same people have become unsuspecting victims of the same degree of brainwashing. 

Copyright © 1982 Pravda

This week, increasing public scepticism has been countered with the announcement of a new strain of coronavirus which is, supposedly, 70% more transmissible than its predecessor. This might well be true; but such a specific figure would be impossible to determine so soon. True to form, the government has not allowed its calculations to be peer-reviewed. I wonder why not. This melodramatic statement is not, therefore, to inform and educate, but to mislead and perpetuate public fear.

The whole truth is this: all viruses are subject to a Darwinian evolutionary selection pressure not to kill the host. If the host dies, then the viruses within the hosts cells, being obligate parasites, die, too. Therefore, as viruses mutate and subsequently evolve, transmissibility increases, but lethality decreases. Viruses do not have ‘waves’. Even the oft-cited Spanish flu (1918-9) – a true pandemic? – did not have ‘waves’, but involved several infectious agents, some viral, others bacterial. Recent increases in the number of (incorrectly-named) ‘cases’ are largely a consequence of previous lockdowns and vastly increased testing (with a 90%+ false-positive rate). The survival rate remains between 99.8 and 99.9%; and yet, all social and economic life has been systematically destroyed in an unprecedented manner. Why? Hong Kong flu (1968-9), for instance, was far more deadly, but life, sensibly, continued as normal.

Yet another lie is the propagandized myth of asymptomatic transmission. While theoretically possible, and hence giving credence to the notion, it does not occur, as the viral load of an asymptomatic carrier is nowhere near sufficient to cross-infect. This is an example of ‘lying without actually lying’.

It should now be clear to everyone that the staged reaction to COVID’ is a means to an end. That end, however, is neither the eradication of coronaviruses, which would be impossible, nor to save lives, because more deaths have occurred as a result of withdrawn medical care than of extra acute respiratory illness.

It is tempting to conclude that the ulterior end is universal vaccination. This, however, takes us only partway down the COVID rabbit hole. To date, vaccine manufacturers have admitted that their novel vaccines will not prevent viral transmission, but, at best, reduce symptoms for a short period.

Why, then, is mass vaccination being pushed and propagandized so relentlessly, particularly given the ultra-low infection fatality rate? One obvious reason is the potential vast profit for Big Pharma. The other is more insidious still. Personal ‘vaccination status’, stored via digital identification (see ‘ID2020’), is being pursued to render individual liberty conditional (which is surely an oxymoron). Only those with the prescribed vaccination status, digitally monitored by the State, would be permitted to live a normal life. This should disgust every sane and decent human being.

Of course, the scope for digital ID would not stop at medical data. It could be used in conjunction with the monitoring of financial status and just about everything else. Digital (crypto-) currencies are about to replace cash. This will probably happen within five years. As I mentioned in Article 134, the two possible alternatives to cash are bitcoin (decentralized, secure, verifiable and of fixed supply) or a central bank digital currency (CBDC), which would be subject to centralized State control and the whims of corrupt bankers. If the latter wins the day, then all future monetary transactions could be monitored, controlled, taxed, and even terminated, by Big Brother. The freedom that comes with an independent medium of exchange would be lost forever.

I have warned against this outcome in several articles throughout the past few years. Nothing I have learned in the meantime has made me doubt those original haunting conclusions. Humanity is being deviously shepherded through the gates of a digital gulag, and millions of innocents, including some of my own loved ones, seem oblivious to where they are being blindly led (Figure 149.2).

Figure 149.2: The Pied Piper of Hamelin should serve as a cautionary tale with regard to current public acquiescence to the imposition of digital totalitarianism. The identity of the COVID piper should be obvious.

(1868 wood engraving by John LeFarge)

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My use of the term ‘gulag’ is not born of either laziness or hyperbole. It is quite apt. One of the most powerful books I have ever read is The Gulag Archipelago by the Russian writer and political prisoner, Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2008) (Figure 149.3). Its immense power stems from the fact that it is non-fiction.

Figure 149.3: Solzhenitsyn (pictured) wrote:

And how we burned in the camps later, thinking: What would things have been like if every Security operative, when he went out at night to make an arrest, had been uncertain whether he would return alive and had to say good-bye to his family? Or if, during periods of mass arrests, as for example in Leningrad, when they arrested a quarter of the entire city, people had not simply sat there in their lairs, paling with terror at every bang of the downstairs door and at every step on the staircase, but had understood they had nothing left to lose and had boldly set up in the downstairs hall an ambush of half a dozen people with axes, hammers, pokers, or whatever else was at hand?... The Organs would very quickly have suffered a shortage of officers and transport and, notwithstanding all of Stalin’s thirst, the cursed machine would have ground to a halt! If...if...We didnt love freedom enough. And even more – we had no awareness of the real situation.... We purely and simply deserved everything that happened afterward.

Copyright © 1989 Steve Liss/LIFE Images/Getty Images

Vaccination macht frei? No! We must not walk into the trap.

Copyright © 2020 Paul Spradbery

Sunday, December 13, 2020

COVID-19: The Most Crucial Question

Most research scientists worldwide belong to one or more online chat groups. The groups serve as, if you like, WhatsApp for scientists’, where we can share news and views, as well as our own publications (without others needing to pay for access via the normal channels). These platforms are a godsend to us all. If I am puzzled by something, I can raise the issue online and, almost immediately, other scientists, from anywhere in the world, will respond to help. It saves much time, energy and money.

Naturally, this year’s chat has been dominated by COVID-19. Hence, I have been privy to information that is either not published or ruthlessly suppressed by online gatekeepers when it is. The universal view is that, given its (provisional) infection fatality rate of between 0.1 and 0.2%, COVID is not, and never has been, a pandemic. Furthermore, it is abundantly clear to us all that data relating to infections, cases and deaths have been systematically inflated as a means to a political end.

While scientists are generally frank – sometimes even quite blunt – within the groups, many are fearful of putting their names to counter-narrative evidence. Any anonymously published accounts, inevitably, invite knee-jerk accusations of ‘fake news’ or ‘disinformation’ from government or corporate media shills. This is something we have to accept.

The following message was sent to me by a ‘coal-face’ clinical scientist from California. I know his name, of course, but am, understandably, not prepared to make it known. He has a PhD in Virology and Immunology, and is happy for me to publish his unattributed views. They relate to the ongoing debate regarding whether the virus (SARS-CoV2) has ever been fully isolated and purified, which is essential to proving whether it is actually responsible for any presumed illnesses.

(I) have tested 1500 "supposed" positive COVID19 samples collected here in S. California. When my lab team and I did the testing through Koch’s postulates and observation under a SEM (scanning electron microscope), we found no COVID in any of the 1500 samples. What we found was that all of the 1500 samples were mostly Influenza A and some were influenza B, but not a single case of COVID, and we did not use the B.S. PCR test. We sent the remainder of the samples to Stanford, Cornell, and a few of the University of California labs and they found the same results as we did, no COVID. They found influenza A and B. All of us then spoke to the CDC and asked for viable samples of COVID, which CDC said they could not provide as they did not have any samples. We have now come to the firm conclusion through all our research and lab work, that COVID19 (the disease) is fictitious. The flu was called COVID and most of the 225,000 dead were dead through co-morbidities such as heart disease, cancer, diabetes, emphysema etc. and they then got the flu which further weakened their immune system and they died. I have yet to find a single viable sample of COVID19 to work with. We at the 7 universities that did the lab tests on these 1500 samples are now suing the CDC for fraud. The CDC has yet to send us a single viable, isolated and purifed [sic] sample of COVID19. If they can’t or won’t send us a viable sample, I say there is no COVID19. The four research papers that do describe the genomic extracts of the COVID19 virus never were successful in isolating and purifying the samples fully. All four papers only describe small bits of RNA which were only 37 to 40 base pairs long which is NOT A VIRUS. A viral genome is typically 30,000 to 40,000 base pairs. With as bad as COVID is supposed to be, all over the place, how come no one in any lab world wide has ever isolated and purified this virus in its entirety?

In summary:

(1) Although the existence of the virus is proven, its causation of illness is not.

(2) Flu deaths in the US have been routinely recorded as COVID-19.

Similar deception has occurred in the UK, where there are, on average 10-11,000 flu deaths per year. This year (Jan to Aug), there have been fewer than 400. Therefore, in 2020, either flu has been magically eradicated, or its typical 10-11,000 deaths have been listed as ... something else.

Honest debate continues (Figure 148.1).

Figure 148.1: The last entry is the crux: for cause (SARS-CoV2) and effect (COVID-19) to be proven, Koch’s Postulates must be satisfied. These are four standard criteria designed to prove a causative relationship between a microbe and a disease. Thus, the virus must be introduced from ill to healthy subjects and a differential clinical diagnosis established beyond doubt. Such an experiment raises serious ethical questions, discussed at length at:

Copyright © 2020 ResearchGate

Therefore, despite the universal assumption that a novel coronavirus has caused mass deaths, there is, to date, no scientific proof that so-called ‘COVID deaths’ are not a complete fabrication. After all, the total number of deaths owing to acute respiratory illness (coronavirus, seasonal flu, bacterial pneumonia etc.) for 2020 is statistically the same as for 2019. Professor John Ioannidis of Stanford University, one of the world’s leading epidemiologists, concluded likewise:

‘If we had not been told about a new virus out there, and had not checked individuals with PCR tests, the number of total deaths due to influenza-like illness would not seem unusual this year. At most, we might have casually noted that flu this season seems to be a bit worse than average.

The truth is as I have said: there has been no pandemic.

Copyright © 2020 Paul Spradbery