So many thoughts, so little time…
This is the “smoking gun” – They were doing gain of function research in Wuhan, in cooperation with US agencies, and Fauci knew it. They knew the lab leak hypothesis was plausible from the start, and they flat out lied about it.
GOF stuff was always highly controversial. Many virologists thought it was too dangerous. Others thought it was essential. The essentialists won that debate, and three+ million people died.
One way of looking at this is that it is the single greatest discrete event mass murder in history. No other even comes close. Was it accidental? They say it was. Do you believe them? More specifically, have they acted over the past 16 months in a way that inclines you to believe them?
You want more conspiracy theories? This is how you get more conspiracy theories. I assume we will be hearing soon from those who say something like “This is just a trial run. There are forces who want to exterminate 50% of the world’s population, and this is how they are going to achieve their goals”.
Got an answer to that? I don’t.
Then consider that the very same people who lied about masks and lied about lab leak are, to this very day, actively suppressing the dissemination of information about ivermectin. There is credible reason to think that ivermectin is a flat out miracle cure for Covid-19: It works as a prophylactic, it works as a treatment, it even works a a therapy for “covid long termers”.
And if you get your news from traditional sources, you’ve never heard of it.
If you get your news from Fauxmaha.com, I think I mentioned ivermectin in December. That’s when my brother (the cardiologist) put me on to it. One of his partners did the research, and concluded that ivermectin was the right stuff. This was information that was available as early as August/September 2020.
Why not embrace it? Mostly because the data that supports it’s effectiveness comes from clinical experience from actual doctors, rather than from researchers working in labs. And there is reason to think it’s worse than that. Ivermectin as a Covid cure was discovered almost exactly at the same moment that BigPharma’s vaccines were nearing production. Billions of dollars had been invested in that effort, and along comes this incredibly cheap, incredibly easy to produce, incredibly safe drug that seems to work miracles. Suddenly, those billions looked like they might not produce any return. Can’t have that.
Boil all that down to the bottom of the pot, and you can (safely, IMHO) reach a few conclusions. The biggie is that the idea that our public health apparatus operates in a pure, objective, rational, scientific manner is bullshit. They are captured by the same economic and ideological interests that capture everything else.