Christian Drosten, a German virologist and wunderkind, signed the (lab origin coverup) Lancet letter, and designed the PCR test for Covid that has been touted by the WHO and used around the world. His PCR test has been challenged by European scientists and physicians. His PhD is said by some to have been faked.
How, then, did he become a full professor at the University of Bonn and, at 35, head of the Institute of Virology at Charite Hospital?
Drosten, from Germany, was pulled in on the coverup. Was this because his PCR test was already part of an unsavory conspiracy? He was trusted, and he had a role. We don’t know what it is, yet.
My guess is that during the weekend of February 1, the Lancet correspondence, the Nature Medicine correspondence and the National Academy of Sciences letter were planned together as the solution to the coverup by Fauci/Farrar/Collins. They had a cadre of trusted operatives, and called them in to help. Perhaps they already had a disreputable history together, in which the code of Omerta functioned.
We do not know who gives Fauci, Farrar and Collins their orders.
In 2020, Drosten became the face of Covid in Germany in the same way Fauci became the face of the pandemic in the US. According to an April 2020 puff piece in Science magazine,
Drosten’s podcast has given him real influence, says Marcel Fratzscher, head of DIW Berlin, an economic research institute. “At this point, if Drosten says it is too early [to open up], that carries as much weight as Merkel saying it.”
The Science article also said,
“But Drosten wants his research to save lives. Large cardboard boxes in his office hold supplies of two medicines waiting to be tried in the clinic. One is camostat mesylate, a pancreatitis drug approved in Japan that Drosten and others found can prevent both SARS-CoV and SARS-CoV-2 from entering cells. The other drug is niclosamide, used to treat tapeworms and other parasites. In a paper posted on the preprint server bioRxiv this month, Drosten’s colleague Marcel Müller showed that SARS-CoV-2 interferes with the cellular recycling process called autophagy. It’s unclear how exactly that benefits the virus, but niclosamide counters the interference. Treatment with the compound reduced SARS-CoV-2’s growth in cell culture by 70%, the authors write. Drosten hopes to start to enroll patients soon in a trial to test a combination of the two drugs.”
This paragraph enables me to transition to a very important point that I have not seen anyone else write about. I am talking about the tremendous benefit conveyed by the pandemic to the drug/vaccine research enterprise. Normally it costs many millions of dollars to test one drug–perhaps over a billion if it is a new chemical entity.
But, as long as you can pretend that there are no effective drugs to treat Covid, you can keep testing drugs on human beings. That is why the Recovery and Solidarity trials continue to enroll hapless subjects, instead of treating them with drugs that actually cure the disease.
Here is Drosten, with cartons of two old drugs he wants to test in humans, one of which was only 70% effective at killing virus in the lab. Why not use a drug like ivermectin that is practically 100% effective at killing virus? It would be both unethical and very expensive to test drugs outside the pandemic if it were admitted that a Covid treatment already existed.
But if you pretend there are no effective treatments, the treatment trials for Covid turn into charity affairs. Very little data are collected, so the investigators cannot be shown to have harmed the patients. But sufficient data are collected for a future regulatory review.
I wrote about this with respect to the Solidarity trial in my long article on the hydroxychloroquine false narrative. Countries donate tax dollars, and charitable institutions donate, and a variety of drugs can be tested. It doesn’t seem to matter that almost all fail to cure the patient. The failures keep the pandemic fear going. Testing is likely being done to gather human data for possible future uses of these drugs, perhaps for a completely different purpose. Drug companies own most of the patents.
On the other hand, there also may be a role for these trials as a delaying action… slow-rolling a response until vaccines or whatever are available.
So how do these drug trials help the pandemic purveyors?
- They keep the public terrified over the lack of a cure, despite trying so many possibilities
- They delay the end of the pandemic
- They test drugs for the pharmaceutical industry and its minions at taxpayer expense
- The trials are conducted more rapidly than normal, because a large number of centers enroll patients, who agree to be experimental subjects because they are conned into thinking it’s for the good of humanity
- Probably there are enormous kickbacks involved
The wunderkind Drosten appears to be in the thick of the coverup. Had a Covid cure been acknowledged, he would have lost the opportunity to do the drug trials on sick human guinea pigs. And many fewer people would be using his PCR test.