Will the Covid-19 PsyOp succeed?

From the outset of this story of the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been cautious about coming to conclusions about what’s really going on. The information coming out of Communist China has been corrupted and unreliable from the beginning, and the inconsistent reports and estimates from the American medical experts engaged in virus mitigation have also clouded a clear picture from emerging.

Five weeks into the country’s shutdown due to the coronavirus crisis, however, it looks unmistakably like a big PsyOp – a psychological operation designed to entrance people for the purpose of hidden agendas. The whole thing, in fact, has morphed into what it was intended to usher in – a bare knuckles political-ideological battle for what our future will be like.

There’s a great quote I heard on Friday from a small business owner. She said “I’m no longer concerned about losing my life. I’m concerned about losing the life I've built.”

I have a long career of reporting on the politics of health care as well as national politics. In 2020, we are dealing with both of these areas: the medical issues of Covid-19 and how it is being politically weaponized, including as part of a much larger agenda that fast tracks a global system of surveillance, medical mandates, and control. The essential subtext is the politicization of everything due to this year’s fall elections and the hatred of President Trump by Democrats and the media.

There’s been what I’ve called a flu d’état – a takeover of our supposedly democratic political process by unelected and unaccountable administrative state medical bureaucrats who are deeply and permanently embedded in the system of modern medicine – a collection of businesses that now consumes about twenty percent of the Gross National Product.

Here are several issues that are hardly ever addressed.

First, we hear every day that more and more Americans have now died from Covid-19. As of this writing, the number of fatalities is reportedly approaching 40,000. But have they all really died of or from coronavirus, or with corona virus? In Italy, which was hard hit, there’s a credible medical report that 88% of the deaths were caused by the patients’ comorbidities – one or more serious preexisting conditions which, along with their old age, actually took their lives.

This past week, a study that included researchers from Stanford, released online before publication, reported the results of the testing of over 3,000 representative volunteers in Santa Clara County in Northern California The researchers determined that the infection rate could be between 50-85 times greater than previously thought. If that turns out to be the case, the death rate from Covid-19 will be less than from the seasonal flu.

We just don’t have the correct numbers – from China, which criminally covered them up, destroyed documents, and disappeared the doctors who tried to alert their colleagues and the world. We also don’t have accurate numbers from the United States, either.

This situation here is not necessarily the result of a nefarious cover-up – it’s just the way things go with science and medicine. Medicine, Inc. is not perfect; far from it. Yet we are being asked to trust these fallible self-selected scientific experts with the future of our entire civilization.

Overnight, our society is doing what radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow Green New Deal fanatics have demanded: An almost total end to air travel; personal automobile travel down to a trickle; promises of free health care for all quickly becoming the new status quo; and the ability of people to sit at home without working and receive a pay check from the government. The Democrats want that to continue indefinitely.

Four weeks ago, my first article about the medical leader of the coronavirus Task Force, Anthony Fauci, M.D. and his group of deeply entrenched administrative state medical bureaucrats was published at American Thinker. In fact, Dr. Fauci personifies the system of globalist Big Science. He’s worked for the National Institutes of Health for almost his entire career – over 50 years. I’ve been reporting on him since 1985 when he led the AIDS War. He is as close as anyone could be to the corrupt UN World Health Organization and the vaccine zealots Bill and Melinda Gates – all of whom are exerting undeserved influence on policies relating to the coronavirus and health care policy here in the United States.

Fauci, a darling of the media since his decades as HIV/AIDS czar, is now considered untouchable, his opinions above question. For writing about him, my reporting was seized on and targeted for attack by the MSM at the highest levels (the New York Times twice, the Washington Post in four different articles, Vanity Fair, Politico, New York magazine, and many others). All of them, in a gigantic echo chamber of almost identical Party Line talking points, tried to use me to caricature and diminish critics of the deep administrative state and medical bureaucrats like Dr. Fauci – while of course ignoring the substance of my articles. We critics were also seen as surrogates of President Trump because of our tacit support for his policies to deal with the Covid-19 problem.

My friend Diana West gave me the title of “Paul Revere” on the subject of Dr Fauci, since I was one of the first to criticize him openly. For my writings I’ve taken the heat including a large number of hateful threatening messages on social media with many delivered to me in emails. At my Twitter account, I link to many of these articles that attack me.

Several of my sources – highly credentialed independent researchers inside science and medicine but outside of government – have helped to inform me about the blind alleys that Fauci and his associates are taking us down. One of them is Robert Epstein, Ph.D., the Senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, who has emerged in recent years as the leading critic of Big Tech. He and another of my sources, Brandon Reines, D.V.M., of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh, have offered to debate Dr Fauci. Dr Fauci has never been seriously questioned about what he’s doing and proposing. At the White House press briefings, pretty much all of the reporters in attendance hate President Trump, so they give Fauci a pass. When he goes on any of the TV channels, he is never challenged, either.

So, the challenge to Dr. Fauci goes out again here, as I first mentioned it on the national talk radio show Ark Midnight with John B. Wells last night: Will you debate the issues with Drs. Reinse and Epstein, either one or both of them? They and their work are easy to find. Just Google their names. (Dr. Reines has also written several articles recently for American Thinker, including a blog this morning.)

By the way, neither of these men is a Republican or a Trump supporter. Nor is Robert F Kennedy, Jr. He’s a lifelong high-profile progressive Democrat. And yet he and his organization, Childrens Health Defense, have emerged as leaders in the serious effort to challenge Dr Fauci, Bill Gates, and what they are doing and planning. The MSM has completely ignored the fact that criticism of Fauci is bi-partisan.

Here’s the core of what I am saying: I began reporting on Dr. Fauci in 1985 in the context of the U.S. government’s war on AIDS. The decade before, I started covering the war on cancer and in the 1980s the war on AIDS. Some of the same doctors and medical bureaucrats were the generals in charge of both of these wars. The substance of my reporting documents how Fauci and his colleagues engineered the growth of a massive bureaucracy dedicated to HIV/AIDS, while selling short research into other much more prevalent diseases – deadly illnesses that are not caused by unhealthy personal behaviors.

Several decades later now, things are completely out of whack. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are still the leading medical causes of death. But to this day, thanks to Fauci and his colleagues in government, they receive tiny percentages of funding in terms of people who die from these diseases compared with AIDS, which kills hardly anyone. This should be a national scandal and along with everything else he has done in the case of Covid-19, it should rule Fauci out of a leadership role in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Foreign Policy is an American news publication, founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs. It’s now owned by the Washington Post and the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. An article published there a week ago says it all: “Only Surveillance Can Save Us From Coronavirus –  Big data offers tools to stop the pandemic right now—if we change our definition of privacy.” And what is the purpose of total surveillance? Like the Red Chinese model, it’s mandated behavior and total control of every aspect of our lives.

Bret Baier, the lead anchor at the Fox News channel, reported last Thursday that high-level sources in the administration now have evidence the Covid-19 did in fact escape from the lab in Wuhan, China – but was not initially designed as a weapon. The next day, Gordon Chang said that Chinese President Xi was guilty of malicious intent after he witnessed the potential disaster of the virus’ release. So, he dragged his feet on preventing Covid-19 from being exported because he decided to allow it to “level the playing field” according to Chang with other countries in terms of economic and political impact.

According to Business Insider, on Friday at the White House, Fauci rejected as a “conspiracy theory” the reports that the novel corona virus was created in a Chinese lab.

File photo via YouTube screen grab,cropped

Peter Barry Chowka is a veteran journalist who writes about politics, media, popular culture, and health care for American Thinker and other publications.  Peter's website is http://peter.media.  Follow Peter on Twitter at @pchowka.

From the outset of this story of the ravages of the Covid-19 pandemic, I have been cautious about coming to conclusions about what’s really going on. The information coming out of Communist China has been corrupted and unreliable from the beginning, and the inconsistent reports and estimates from the American medical experts engaged in virus mitigation have also clouded a clear picture from emerging.

Five weeks into the country’s shutdown due to the coronavirus crisis, however, it looks unmistakably like a big PsyOp – a psychological operation designed to entrance people for the purpose of hidden agendas. The whole thing, in fact, has morphed into what it was intended to usher in – a bare knuckles political-ideological battle for what our future will be like.

There’s a great quote I heard on Friday from a small business owner. She said “I’m no longer concerned about losing my life. I’m concerned about losing the life I've built.”

I have a long career of reporting on the politics of health care as well as national politics. In 2020, we are dealing with both of these areas: the medical issues of Covid-19 and how it is being politically weaponized, including as part of a much larger agenda that fast tracks a global system of surveillance, medical mandates, and control. The essential subtext is the politicization of everything due to this year’s fall elections and the hatred of President Trump by Democrats and the media.

There’s been what I’ve called a flu d’état – a takeover of our supposedly democratic political process by unelected and unaccountable administrative state medical bureaucrats who are deeply and permanently embedded in the system of modern medicine – a collection of businesses that now consumes about twenty percent of the Gross National Product.

Here are several issues that are hardly ever addressed.

First, we hear every day that more and more Americans have now died from Covid-19. As of this writing, the number of fatalities is reportedly approaching 40,000. But have they all really died of or from coronavirus, or with corona virus? In Italy, which was hard hit, there’s a credible medical report that 88% of the deaths were caused by the patients’ comorbidities – one or more serious preexisting conditions which, along with their old age, actually took their lives.

This past week, a study that included researchers from Stanford, released online before publication, reported the results of the testing of over 3,000 representative volunteers in Santa Clara County in Northern California The researchers determined that the infection rate could be between 50-85 times greater than previously thought. If that turns out to be the case, the death rate from Covid-19 will be less than from the seasonal flu.

We just don’t have the correct numbers – from China, which criminally covered them up, destroyed documents, and disappeared the doctors who tried to alert their colleagues and the world. We also don’t have accurate numbers from the United States, either.

This situation here is not necessarily the result of a nefarious cover-up – it’s just the way things go with science and medicine. Medicine, Inc. is not perfect; far from it. Yet we are being asked to trust these fallible self-selected scientific experts with the future of our entire civilization.

Overnight, our society is doing what radical leftist Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) and her fellow Green New Deal fanatics have demanded: An almost total end to air travel; personal automobile travel down to a trickle; promises of free health care for all quickly becoming the new status quo; and the ability of people to sit at home without working and receive a pay check from the government. The Democrats want that to continue indefinitely.

Four weeks ago, my first article about the medical leader of the coronavirus Task Force, Anthony Fauci, M.D. and his group of deeply entrenched administrative state medical bureaucrats was published at American Thinker. In fact, Dr. Fauci personifies the system of globalist Big Science. He’s worked for the National Institutes of Health for almost his entire career – over 50 years. I’ve been reporting on him since 1985 when he led the AIDS War. He is as close as anyone could be to the corrupt UN World Health Organization and the vaccine zealots Bill and Melinda Gates – all of whom are exerting undeserved influence on policies relating to the coronavirus and health care policy here in the United States.

Fauci, a darling of the media since his decades as HIV/AIDS czar, is now considered untouchable, his opinions above question. For writing about him, my reporting was seized on and targeted for attack by the MSM at the highest levels (the New York Times twice, the Washington Post in four different articles, Vanity Fair, Politico, New York magazine, and many others). All of them, in a gigantic echo chamber of almost identical Party Line talking points, tried to use me to caricature and diminish critics of the deep administrative state and medical bureaucrats like Dr. Fauci – while of course ignoring the substance of my articles. We critics were also seen as surrogates of President Trump because of our tacit support for his policies to deal with the Covid-19 problem.

My friend Diana West gave me the title of “Paul Revere” on the subject of Dr Fauci, since I was one of the first to criticize him openly. For my writings I’ve taken the heat including a large number of hateful threatening messages on social media with many delivered to me in emails. At my Twitter account, I link to many of these articles that attack me.

Several of my sources – highly credentialed independent researchers inside science and medicine but outside of government – have helped to inform me about the blind alleys that Fauci and his associates are taking us down. One of them is Robert Epstein, Ph.D., the Senior research psychologist at the American Institute for Behavioral Research and Technology, who has emerged in recent years as the leading critic of Big Tech. He and another of my sources, Brandon Reines, D.V.M., of the Department of Biomedical Informatics at the University of Pittsburgh, have offered to debate Dr Fauci. Dr Fauci has never been seriously questioned about what he’s doing and proposing. At the White House press briefings, pretty much all of the reporters in attendance hate President Trump, so they give Fauci a pass. When he goes on any of the TV channels, he is never challenged, either.

So, the challenge to Dr. Fauci goes out again here, as I first mentioned it on the national talk radio show Ark Midnight with John B. Wells last night: Will you debate the issues with Drs. Reinse and Epstein, either one or both of them? They and their work are easy to find. Just Google their names. (Dr. Reines has also written several articles recently for American Thinker, including a blog this morning.)

By the way, neither of these men is a Republican or a Trump supporter. Nor is Robert F Kennedy, Jr. He’s a lifelong high-profile progressive Democrat. And yet he and his organization, Childrens Health Defense, have emerged as leaders in the serious effort to challenge Dr Fauci, Bill Gates, and what they are doing and planning. The MSM has completely ignored the fact that criticism of Fauci is bi-partisan.

Here’s the core of what I am saying: I began reporting on Dr. Fauci in 1985 in the context of the U.S. government’s war on AIDS. The decade before, I started covering the war on cancer and in the 1980s the war on AIDS. Some of the same doctors and medical bureaucrats were the generals in charge of both of these wars. The substance of my reporting documents how Fauci and his colleagues engineered the growth of a massive bureaucracy dedicated to HIV/AIDS, while selling short research into other much more prevalent diseases – deadly illnesses that are not caused by unhealthy personal behaviors.

Several decades later now, things are completely out of whack. Heart disease, cancer, and diabetes are still the leading medical causes of death. But to this day, thanks to Fauci and his colleagues in government, they receive tiny percentages of funding in terms of people who die from these diseases compared with AIDS, which kills hardly anyone. This should be a national scandal and along with everything else he has done in the case of Covid-19, it should rule Fauci out of a leadership role in the Covid-19 pandemic.

Foreign Policy is an American news publication, founded in 1970 and focused on global affairs. It’s now owned by the Washington Post and the richest man in the world, Jeff Bezos. An article published there a week ago says it all: “Only Surveillance Can Save Us From Coronavirus –  Big data offers tools to stop the pandemic right now—if we change our definition of privacy.” And what is the purpose of total surveillance? Like the Red Chinese model, it’s mandated behavior and total control of every aspect of our lives.

Bret Baier, the lead anchor at the Fox News channel, reported last Thursday that high-level sources in the administration now have evidence the Covid-19 did in fact escape from the lab in Wuhan, China – but was not initially designed as a weapon. The next day, Gordon Chang said that Chinese President Xi was guilty of malicious intent after he witnessed the potential disaster of the virus’ release. So, he dragged his feet on preventing Covid-19 from being exported because he decided to allow it to “level the playing field” according to Chang with other countries in terms of economic and political impact.

According to Business Insider, on Friday at the White House, Fauci rejected as a “conspiracy theory” the reports that the novel corona virus was created in a Chinese lab.

File photo via YouTube screen grab,cropped

Peter Barry Chowka is a veteran journalist who writes about politics, media, popular culture, and health care for American Thinker and other publications.  Peter's website is http://peter.media.  Follow Peter on Twitter at @pchowka.