What is COVID-19
Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that cause respiratory infections. These can range from the common cold to more serious diseases.
COVID-19 is a disease said to be caused by a new form of coronavirus. It was first reported in December 2019 in Wuhan City in China.
History of the virus
On December 31, 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) announced that a mysterious pneumonia was sickening dozens in China. Health authorities in China confirmed that dozens of people were being treated for pneumonia from an unknown source.
On January 11, 2020, Chinese state media reported the first death from novel coronavirus, a 61-year-old man who had visited the live animal market in Wuhan. On January 23, 2020 China imposed strict lockdown in Wuhan.
At the end of January 2020 the WHO declared a global health emergency. On February 11, the WHO announced that the novel coronavirus’ formal new name was COVID-19.
On March 11, 2020, the coronavirus outbreak was labelled a pandemic by the WHO.
A pandemic is a disease that is spreading in multiple countries around the world at the same time.
Read More: Timeline: How coronavirus got started
People with coronavirus may experience symptoms such as fever, coughing, sore throat and shortness of breath. Other symptoms maybe runny nose, headache, muscle or joint pains, nausea, diarrhoea, vomiting, loss of sense of smell, altered sense of taste, loss of appetite and fatigue.
How is it spread
The virus can spread from person to person through:
- close contact with an infectious person (including in the 48 hours before they had symptoms)
- contact with droplets from an infected person’s cough or sneeze
- touching objects or surfaces (like doorknobs or tables) that have droplets from an infected person, and then touching your mouth or face.
The recommended preventative measures include good hygiene, physical distancing, limits on social gatherings, isolation and masks.
Polymerase chain reaction testing or PCR testing is the type of test done for COVID-19. A doctor or nurse doing the test will place a swab on a thin stick in the back of your throat and 2-3cm up into your nose.
Treatment for the putative novel coronavirus is following the same pattern as for SARS. Apart from standard treatment for respiratory conditions, there is a tendency towards providing oxygen to patients more aggressively (e.g. intubation), the use of high dose corticosteroids (e.g. methylprednisolone) and a variety of antiviral medications.
Then there is the other side to COVID-19
The following information is from researcher and author, the late David Crowe
The world is suffering from a massive delusion based on the belief that a test for RNA is a test for a deadly new virus, a virus that has emerged from wild bats or other animals in China, supported by the western assumption that Chinese people will eat anything that moves. If the virus exists, then it should be possible to purify viral particles. From these particles RNA can be extracted and should match the RNA used in this test. Until this is done it is possible that the RNA comes from another source, which could be the cells of the patient, bacteria, fungi etc. There might be an association with elevated levels of this RNA and illness, but that is not proof that the RNA is from a virus.
Without purification and characterization of virus particles, it cannot be accepted that an RNA test is proof that a virus is present.
Scientists are detecting novel RNA in multiple patients with influenza or pneumonia-like conditions, and are assuming that the detection of RNA (which is believed to be wrapped in proteins to form an RNA virus, as coronaviruses are believed to be) is equivalent to isolation of the virus. It is not, and one of the groups of scientists was honest enough to admit this:
“we did not perform tests for detecting infectious virus in blood”
But, despite this admission, earlier in the paper they repeatedly referred to the 41 cases (out of 59 similar cases) that tested positive for this RNA as, “41 patients… confirmed to be infected with 2019-nCoV.”
Another paper quietly admitted that: “our study does not fulfill Koch’s postulates”
Koch’s postulates, first stated by the great German bacteriologist Robert Koch in the late 1800s, can simply be stated as:
• Purify the pathogen (e.g. virus) from many cases with a particular illness.
• Expose susceptible animals (obviously not humans) to the pathogen.
• Verify that the same illness is produced.
• Some add that you should also re-purify the pathogen, just to be sure that it really is creating the illness.
Dr. Tom Cowan M.D. discusses Koch’s postulates: the standard by which scientists and doctors have long determined infectious diseases.
These have not been applied in this case of COVID 19.
In this podcast he explains how we prove there is an infective agent.
If you have a set of symptoms: high fever, rash, stiff neck, and are sicker than you’ve ever been and nothing is done you will die in a few days for example, in the case of meningococcal meningitis.
If you examine the blood of all the people with meningococcus then 100% of them will grow out the bacteria meningococcal in their blood.
No normal people will have this growing in their blood because having this disease in their blood is not compatible with life.
When you take meningococcus and purify it and then you inject it into another person or animal, 100% will get sick and have same symptoms You can do this with a virus as well.
For example people with chicken pox have the same symptoms as each other: 100% of those with chicken pox will have millions of copies of the virus in their blood and in their vesicular fluid.
These millions of viruses can be seen on electron microscope. The culture is then purified and an animal will be exposed and will get the same symptoms.
The RT PCR test
This is a surrogate test and is not intended for identification of viruses. What happens in this test:
A piece of RNA is turned into DNA by the process of reverse transmission.
They postulate if you have evidence of that DNA that means you have infection with that organism
But the problem is that if you haven’t proved that there is infection with the organism in the first place, as Cowan has detailed, you are not able to use this test to demonstrate infection.
They have not proved the virus existence so this testing is not possible.
What does this test show?
It is said that this coronavirus is in the bodies of people who are sick but not all of them. The DNA is amplified through cycles. This copies the original RNA.
There is no way to know how many are false positives. If the amplification is 35 times then it is not enough. Tom Cowan continues:
If the amplification is done 60 times then everyone is positive so you have to find the ‘sweet spot’
In other words amplification at 37 times you start to find it. 40 cycles is too many.
lets say you do the test and set the number of cycles:
a low number of false positives at 39 cycles of 1% means that if you test 30 million people you will get 300,000 who will be positive and then you have an epidemic
The test is totally manipulated.
Further links to information regarding the flawed test kits.