Even though I thought I had answered these questions, smart people who I respect keep asking if the virus is real. So here is another stab at explaining this.
Yes, the virus is real. A misleading CDC/FDA document originally written in February but reposted months later stated there was no “quantifiable” sample of SARS-CoV-2 available. While it might have been true in early February, it has been false since then. Here, CDC tells you how they cultured SARS-CoV-2 and how you can get some–as long as your institution satisfies stringent criteria. CDC’s discussion of its culture technique was published in its own journal, Emerging Infectious Diseases. The article concludes:
We have deposited information on the SARS-CoV-2 USA-WA1/2020 viral strain described here into the Biodefense and Emerging Infections Research Resources Repository, ATCC and the World Reference Center for Emerging Viruses and Arboviruses, University of Texas Medical Branch, to serve as the SARS-CoV-2 reference strain for the United States. The SARS-CoV-2 fourth passage virus has been sequenced and maintains a nucleotide sequence identical to that of the original clinical strain from the United States. These deposits make this virus strain available to the domestic and international public health, academic, and pharmaceutical sectors for basic research, diagnostic development, antiviral testing, and vaccine development. We hope broad access will expedite countermeasure development and testing and enable a better understanding of the transmissibility and pathogenesis of this novel emerging virus.
This virus has been isolated and fully sequenced 125,000 times in countries around the world, both by poor countries such as Nepal, as well as by richer countries such as South Korea and Australia. The methods are described, sometimes in an accessory file.
A large number of people who don’t know a lot about viruses, but were cognizant of the nonsense the public is being fed about most other aspects of the Covid-19 pandemic, understandably concluded there was no virus. Perhaps the government agencies that supplied the information from which they drew this conclusion did so cunningly, with the hope to entrap the unwary.
Thankfully, a New Zealand microbiology professor explains what took place as a result of poor wording in requests for information.
Some people still clamour that Koch’s Postulates have not been met wrt SARS-CoV-2–but they were met, as closely as possible, in animal models like the Golden Syrian hamster. [Why are the Syrians always getting slammed?] You can’t infect a human to test Koch’s postulates, and then publish it, and not be arrested.
What about photomicrographs of SARS-CoV-2? It turns out that some of the early photographs were misinterpretations by their authors and did NOT, in fact, provide reliable pictures of the virus. See this Correspondence in the Lancet about published photomicrographs that mistook endoplasmic reticulum for virus, for instance. (Strangely enough, two of the coauthors of the fabricated Lancet paper damning chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine were coauthors of this Lancet article and response that interpreted photos of the virus incorrectly: Mandeep Mehra and Frank Ruschitzka. They admitted no mistakes either time. I wonder if the Lancet will give them a 3d chance?)
But it seems that good pictures of the virus have been taken. For instance, see figure 2 in this paper.
Please look at the links above before dismissing the virus. We have been given misinformation about masks, lockdowns, tests, case numbers, deaths, asymptomatic spread, duration of immunity, proper treatment, etc. But there truly is a mean new virus out there. It looks like some nasty features were engineered in.
There is Good News
We have vitamins, minerals, and drugs that can effectively manage the infection, particularly when treated early. I don’t doubt that environmental toxins and electromagnetic fields may increase our susceptibility to infection. But the Coronavirus itself can trigger a litany of autoimmune consequences if left unchecked–after 1-2 weeks when it has been left to run free..
Our governments and health officials have simply done every single thing wrong to manage it, greatly prolonging and worsening the situation. But you can successfully take your health into your own hands.
Find a doctor ahead of time who will treat you with effective antivirals so you will be prepared if you do develop symptomatic disease. Keep up the Vitamin D and Zinc and hopefully you will be an asymptomatic case who develops robust immunity. Find out if your state is one of about 25 that has restricted doctors or pharmacies from providing you with chloroquine drugs, and how to manage the situation.
For example, in my state of Maine, the governor has made prophylactic treatment illegal–but treatment once you get Covid is approved for up to 14 days as an inpatient or outpatient. Forewarned is forearmed! Connect with a medical partner now. Work together to create a treatment plan so you will receive your preferred, optimal treatment if you do become ill.