The Forever Virus
Foreign Affairs is the establishment’s journal. Today it is being used for the purpose of cementing in place one false narrative after the other about Covid, while making the (seemingly humanitarian) case for spending lots more money for the US and world response to Covid. And they make sure to push the threat of future pandemics.
Why did I read this article? Because two of the people in my cast of Covid conspirators (see 9 blog posts written starting June 3) are co-authors. What are their themes?
First, Americans should not relax about Covid. (Ignore that man behind the curtain at the NYT telling us that there are fewer new US cases and deaths than at any time since March of 2020.) Covid will never leave the planet, so get used to it (although SARS-1 disappeared, which they don’t mention). Worry about variants. Herd immunity is a myth.
Second, we need to strengthen all the things that in fact turned out to be useless measures during the pandemic, and keep doing them but on an even larger scale.
Third, zero Covid is a myth, because animal reservoirs exist, so even:
if every human on the planet were vaccinated tomorrow, SARS-CoV-2 would still live on in multiple animal species, including monkeys, cats, and deer.
Yet, they also say the US should try to achieve zero Covid. (Internal consistency is not this article’s strong point.)
Fourth, even though in one part of the article (see below) the authors deny meaningful immunity in the recovered, an another part they acknowledge that prior infection does give immunity, negating the need for vaccination:
As of May, barely half of the country was fully immunized. Even allowing for those with natural immunity from prior infection, that leaves about 125 million Americans susceptible to COVID-19.
Fifth, wouldn’t you know it, they want newer and more vaccines.
Everyone should be grateful for the remarkable vaccines that won the race to be first. But the United States and other wealthy countries must nonetheless invest in the next generation of COVID-19 vaccines.
Who are these authors? Ian Lipkin, MD, is a coauthor of the Nature Medicine Correspondence that we now know Fauci, Farrar and Collins ushered into being, to use “science” to enforce the natural origins theory. Except that paper was an illogical load of hogwash. I said the paper was so bad that there must have been a hidden hand behind its creation when interviewed in the movie Pandemic 2: Indoctornation. Lipkin was happy to sign on to the illogical Nature Medicine article, and seems equally happy to sign on to this article, despite its internal contradictions.
Rick Bright, the former head of BARDA, who conspired with the FDA to prevent the use of hydroxychloroquine against Covid in the US, is another author. He had the temerity to brag about it, after Trump fired him. He probably knew Jeremy Farrar (a co-conspirator on the Nature Medicine article with Anthony Fauci and Francis Collins) from Vietnam, where both had previously worked. Then Farrar and Bright went home and got jobs doling out huge pots of money. Bright had a $1.5 billion dollar budget as head of BARDA (aka Biodefense’s NIAID), and Jeremy Farrar, MD, as head of the Wellcome Trust, probably doled out a similar amount yearly. And now, Bright works as a Senior VP at the Rockefeller Foundation, doling out yet more pots of money.
Both Jeremy Farrar and Rick Bright played key roles in suppressing the chloroquine drugs for use against Covid. And now Bright has coauthored this with Ian Lipkin, one of the people Fauci, Farrar and Collins brought in to coauthor the bogus article in Nature Medicine to “prove” the natural origin of SARS-CoV-2. And this article suppresses drug treatments by claiming they were shown to be ineffective.
Larry Brilliant, MD is another author of this article. He too is a guy who had jobs giving out lots of money. He was the founding director of Google.org, Google’s charitable foundation, then President of the Skoll Foundation. He has led an interesting life, going from doctor to spiritual seeker in India with Baba Ram Das to high tech entrepreneur and philanthropist.
Why are they writing this?
1. To plant the narrative that Covid is not going away. Continue being fearful.
2. To continue to suppress the use of hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin, and other “repurposed” drugs that are in fact highly effective against Covid.
3. To push the myth that immunity after infection is NOT reliable:
The pandemic is in many ways a story of magical thinking… governments imagined… that existing drugs could be repurposed to mitigate the disease, and that natural infection would result in durable immunity—all assumptions that proved wrong.
4. To legitimize and get more money for the public health establishment:
The international system for responding to pandemics must also be repaired. As the current crisis has laid bare, that system is dangerously underfunded, slow, and vulnerable to political interference. In a time of rising nationalism, countries need to find a way to work together to reform the global public health institutions that will be responsible for waging this long fight against COVID-19. These bodies must be protected and empowered so that they can work faster than they have.
5. To repeat the Daszak/Fauci meme that humans need to change the way we live, while their argument falls apart when you admit the virus came from a lab and not bat soup:
Sustaining our way of life thus requires deep changes in the way we interact with the natural world
Why do I keep talking about the narratives spun by the co-conspirators I name? Because they have all been reading off the same script. I think the plan is to use these narratives to drive big changes in our way of life. They have done so successfully for the past 15 months. Before we let these malefactors drive us over a cliff, their stories need to be carefully analyzed.