A new strain of coronavirus has been discovered. It has the (provisional) name 2019-nCoV. The press informs us daily about how many victims this virus has caused. After SARS, MERS and the zikavirus, 2019-nCoV is presented as a new pandemic. New vaccinations would be urgently needed. “A corona vaccine is coming (but no one knows if it will be on time)” shouts a headline of the Dutch daily Volkskrant on 27 January 2020. This text and similar alarming reports recall images of the fuss over the dangers of swine flu, as a result of which the Dutch government bought 34 million vaccines (€ 7.20 each, about $ 8)—which later turned out to be completely unnecessary.
At the time of the swine flu (2010) an article appeared in the arznei-telegram, an independent journal for German physicians and pharmacists entitled “The sponsored pandemic: The WHO and the Swine Flu”. It highlighted the questionable role of the World Health Organization (WHO). The English medical journal The BMJ was critical of WHO policy and the lack of transparency as well: “Key scientists advising the World Health Organization on planning for an influenza pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms that stood to gain from the guidance they were preparing.”
In the book Deadly Lies: How Doctors and Patients Are Deceived you can read extensively, amongst other health related topics, about conflicts of interest of physicians, advisory bodies and the WHO and their consequences for your health. Is there a similar story ongoing with this new virus and is it once more a sponsored pandemic?
By C.F. van der Horst
Coronaviruses were first discovered in the 1960s. They are believed to be responsible for a significant percentage of all colds (with respiratory problems) in adults and children. In 2003, a coronavirus caused severe acute respiratory syndrome, better known as SARS. In September 2012, a new type of coronavirus known as MERS-CoV (Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus) was identified. Around the turn of the year (2019-2020) a new strain of coronavirus, 2019-nCoV(short for 2019 novel coronavirus) was discovered in Wuhan, China.
Symptoms and treatment
“People with the new coronavirus have lung problems and are short of breath. They also have a fever,” reports the Netherlands National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) on its website. As with most diseases, the current medical approach can only address the symptoms. “There is no specific treatment for coronaviruses, but the symptoms can be treated,” says Dr. Maria Van Kerkhove for the World Health Organization WHO.
Death by serious underlying disorder
On the situation in Wuhan, the WHO reported on January 12, 2020: “Among the 41 confirmed cases, there has been one death. This death occurred in a patient with serious underlying medical conditions. [emphasis added]” In other words, the virus can be fatal to someone who is already very ill. For someone who is healthy and has a well-functioning immune system, the chance that he will become ill is slight. This holds especially true for a fatal outcome.
On January 29, the WHO reported that worldwide the number of people with the virus had risen to more than 6000. 99% of them were in China. The number of deaths had risen to 132.
Coronavirus sparks imagination
The media coverage of the coronavirus seems to spark imagination. Consider the average excess mortality (higher than normal) due to the normal flu. If we look at the past 10 years in the Netherlands, we are talking about an average of 2,000 people a year, a number which includes many elderly with weakened immune systems. What the new coronavirus 2019-nCoV is wreaking worldwide is a joke in comparison. Harald Wychgel, Netherlands RIVM press officer, said on the MSN website: “Of course, the common flu is a more real danger. But we still know little about the coronavirus. That appeals to the imagination of people and media.” It’s precisely that runaway imagination that prompted the Dutch government to purchase the vaccines for the swine flu. Is that the way things are going now?
We know by now that we can’t believe everything the media tells us. This also appears to be the case with reports about new viruses and pandemics. Take, for example, SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) in 2003, when Professor Frank Plummer, director of Canada’s most important virology laboratory, played an important role. In an article in The Scientist, this expert on infectious diseases said that the coronavirus is unlikely to be the cause of SARS. “The coronavirus is definitely around in the environment, it’s definitely circulating,” Plummer said “but the relationship with SARS, based on our data, appears to be fairly weak,”
The New York Times reported that although the World Health Organization proclaimed that the coronavirus SARS-CoV was the cause of SARS, Plummer was not equally convinced. Too many findings were wrong. For example, the researcher found the virus in only 40% of probable and suspected cases. He was surprised that it was also present in 20% of people who were not considered SARS-patients.
Is the WHO jumping the gun?
In concluding that SARS-CoV is the culprit, the WHO was guided by the work of Dutch scientists at the Erasmus Medical Centre in Rotterdam. The team, led by virologist Ab Osterhuis, had experimentally infected some monkeys with SARS-CoV which as a result developed a lung disease identical to SARS. Plummer, however, found it objectionable that the Dutch scientists did not use other monkeys as a scientific control group. He himself had inoculated small animals such as rabbits, guinea pigs and mice with the SARS virus and they remained free of disease. Plummer felt that further study and independent confirmation by other laboratories was necessary before a firm statement about the cause of SARS could be made. On the evidence for the link between SARS-CoV and SARS, he said: “It is less and less convincing as we go along.”
Pandemic guess work
In the case of swine flu the cases were counted off-hand. Reporter Sharyl Attkisson of the American TV channel CBS discovered in 2009 that people with flu symptoms in the US were reported as victims of swine flu on the basis of assumptions and estimates. However, without laboratory research identifying the H1N1 virus as the cause of swine flu, it is impossible to determine how many of these people actually had swine flu. Of course, if random flu victims are counted, a pandemic will readily be at hand.
Coronavirus or air pollution?
There’s another, mostly ignored factor that could play a role in lung disease. According to National Geographic, more than a million people die each year from air pollution in China. Wuhan, an industrial city of more than 11 million people, is the most densely populated city in Central China. There have been complaints there for years about serious air pollutionand (yellow) smog that can cause lung complaints—the very reason why many Chinese wear mouth caps (on the pictures in the links one can even see school children wearing them).
On January 30, 2020 at 3 PM code red was in force. This color flash denotes that in the city of Wuhan everyone may begin to experience health effects; members of sensitive groups may experience more serious health effects. The deaths in Wuhan or other parts of China with similar circumstances can therefore (at least in part) be a result of air pollution. The Chinese authorities have to deal with a long history of constantly deteriorating air quality. As an example, CNBC reported that “the air in Beijing is so polluted that breathing it does as much damage to the lungs as smoking 40 cigarettes a day.” These authorities may see a sensational story about a virus as a welcome distraction from the real problem.
Not very contagious
It is reported that the new coronavirus is spreading rapidly internationally. Since 99% of the cases are still in China, that report seems somewhat exaggerated. In addition, the Netherlands RIVM reports: “With what is now known, the disease does not seem to be very contagious. The disease doesn’t seem to be easily transmitted from human to human.” Even if people have travelled from Wuhan to elsewhere despite the travel ban, the chance that they have infected others is therefore very small. So how accurate are the reports about the spread of the coronavirus? Still, the WHO declared the coronavirus a global health emergency, contributing to spreading fear among the world’s population.
Fear of pandemics & experimental vaccines
Insurance and vaccines have something in common. For both, fear has to be sown first. If you insist enough on terrible consequences, you’ll sell your product. For vaccines, pandemics are fashionable to spread fear. We’ve seen it before with SARS, MERS, swine flu, Ebola and the zikavirus.
News agency Reuters reported on January 24th: “With Wuhan virus genetic code in hand, scientists begin work on a vaccine.” These are experimental vaccines. One of the companies involved in the development is called Moderna Inc, a biotechnology company specializing in vaccines based on synthetic messenger RNA (mRNA, messenger ribonucleic acid). mRNA is a chemical messenger that contains instructions for making proteins. The idea is to make a vaccine with instructions from one of the crown-like peaks on the surface of the corona virus (hence the name: corona = crown). It is hoped that when this instruction enters the body, the immune system will produce antibodies against the virus.
However, there is the risk with this experimental technology that the body will produce antibodies against its own cells and cause an autoimmune disease. It is not for nothing that there has never been an approved mRNA vaccine on the market to date. Certainly, with the great rush now being made to develop it, there is a good chance that an entirely experimental product will appear on the market. Who are the guinea pigs?
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Sponsoring
As of January 23, 2020, Moderna is sponsored by the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), a global alliance that funds and coordinates the development of vaccines against infectious diseases. CEPI was founded in Davos in 2017 by the governments of Norway and India, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust and the World Economic Forum.
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) plays a dubious role. In 2012, The Wall Street Journal reported: “The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has purchased shares in nine big pharmaceutical companies.” By investing in Merck & Co., Pfizer Inc., Johnson & Johnson and others, BMGF has a financial interest in the production of vaccines and medicines. According to BMGF’s website, Bill Gates’ plans for the coming 10 years are very clear: “We must make this the decade of vaccines.”
CCN reported that Bill Gates predicted a Coronavirus-like outbreak in 2019. He did this in a miniseries on Netflix, Pandemic: How to Prevent an Outbreak, in which, together with Google’s parent organization Alphabet, he was the big sponsor of the subject of the miniseries: the development of a universal vaccine. “If you think of anything that could come along that would kill millions of people, a pandemic is our greatest risk,” he said.
Interestingly, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is the World Health Organization’s second largest sponsor after the United States. And precisely the “independent” WHO is the source of all the consternation around 2019-nCoV.
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