By Julie Beal
To get to grips with what a virus is, and how a virus is isolated, we first have to explore the history of their discovery.
From a circular signed “The Doctors”, 1876:
“Try re-vaccination – it never will hurt you,
For re-vaccination has this one great virtue:
Should it injure or kill you whenever you receive it,
We all stand prepared to refuse to believe it.”
Sounds familiar, doesn’t it? With the arrival of boosters it’s as if history is repeating itself, but this time it feels like the endgame, and it’s based on a vicious campaign to convince us we all need saving from a virus that doesn’t seem to exist. But how would we ever know if that’s true or not? It’s not as if we can do studies ourselves, so all we can do is rely on the scientific evidence available, but that’s a really tall order – it’s a really complex subject quite simply because viruses are so small! The only thing that everyone agrees on is that stuff comes out of cells. After that, all anyone can do is perform a multitude of experiments to try and figure out what those particles are made of, what they do, and where they came from.[i]
What is a virus? A virus is a biologically-active thing that is studied and described by virologists. They interpret and categorize the particles seen coming out of cells so they’re the ones who define what a virus is. One of the categories they use is ‘exosomes’. Viruses replicate inside a cell, but exosomes do not. Viruses are associated with disease, whereas exosomes are said to be either beneficial or inconsequential.
How did it come to exist? The virologist coaxed it into existence.
Is a virus dangerous? Sometimes. It depends. Apparently, we’re full of viruses but scientists know jack-s**t about most of them. It’s the same for most of the other microbes inside of us. We are so full of microbes, it’s now said we’re only 10% human – imagine that….[ii]
What does a virus look like? Different viruses generally have different appearances when viewed with an electron microscope.
Have viruses always existed? It depends what you mean by virus, but if you mean diseases that are said to be caused by a virus, then yes, probably. And, apparently, 8% of the human genome is ‘viral’. One of these viral sequences is what stops a mother’s immune system from attacking her baby as ‘foreign’.
Do viruses cause disease? Viruses that are cultured and then put into humans or animals are able to cause disease if the dose is big enough. This can be compared to the disease experienced by the sick person, but obviously this is easier when the disease is distinctive.[iii]
The Very Dirty History of Viruses and Vaccines
To really get to grips with what a virus is, and whether or not it’s associated with a particular disease, we have to dig back to a place in time when things were more…. natural. Before doctors got involved. Before Rockefeller. Take smallpox, for instance.
An account written in 1634 by William Bradford described what smallpox was like – people were festering with lesions that oozed into each other, and their skin would just peel off:
“…. they lye on their hard matts, the poxe breaking and mattering, and running one into another, their skin cleaving to the matts they lye on; they turne them, a whole side will flea off at once.”
Apparently, smallpox was caused by a virus, but the nature of that virus started to change, because the practice of ‘variolation’ became widespread during the 1700s. This was the precursor to vaccinology, and it didn’t go well. Doctors got involved and it all got pretty messy because they helped spread disease even more. For instance, an article written in 1764 said the smallpox ‘vaccines’ made more people transmit the disease:
“…. the practice of Inoculation manifestly tends to spread the contagion, for a contagious disease is produced by Inoculation where it would not otherwise have been produced; the place where it is thus produced becomes a center of contagion, whence it spreads not less fatally or widely than it would spread from a center where the disease should happen in a natural way; these centers of contagion are manifestly multiplied very greatly by Inoculation…”
Over 100 years later, things had still not improved, according to this description, written in 1891, of a child who died after being vaccinated:
“Fresh vesicles subsequently formed around the vaccination pocks coalescing with them and causing them to spread. They developed also on the face, head, body, and in the mouth, the latter prevented the child from suckling, and it died exhausted on the 45th day after vaccination.”
It’s clear from this description that the child was suffering a disease that was at least very similar to the original smallpox.
These historical accounts seem far more reliable than anything published after Rockefeller got involved in the 1900s. The above quotes (and several below!) are all taken from a book called, ‘Dissolving Illusions, Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History, by Suzanne Humphries, MD and Roman Bystrianyk, which is full of historical descriptions of disease, and there are several pictures on their website which show people covered in pox! The book describes how, for the first 200 years of inoculation, viruses were obtained using the following process:
- Find a person with smallpox or a cow with cowpox (your best bet is one of those filthy dairies – they get it worse there than they do in the countryside where the cows are in the fields).
- Inspect their lesions then extract some pus from them and put it in a little jar.
- If the creature is dead already, just take what you can anyway. Or maybe try a horse… (Examples of things you could try: “a smallpox corpse, the ulcerated udder of a cow, or the running sores of a sick horse’s heels” – from Dissolving Illusions).
- To perform the inoculation, begin by cutting the arm of the person to be inoculated, so that you draw blood, then rub the pus you collected into the cut.
- The inoculated person may get ill and die afterwards, but if they don’t, you can say the inoculation saved them.
- (A popular alternative to this method was to collect people’s scabs and pus in a jar until there was enough to ‘do the whole town’!)
This method was popularized by Edward Jenner and evolved to become ‘vaccination’. In 1796, Jenner infected an eight-year-old boy with pus from lesions on a milkmaid’s hands, thinking the lesions were due to smallpox. He then did a ‘challenge’ study by exposing the boy to smallpox, and when he didn’t get it, he reckoned that meant he had been successful.
Jenner then spent decades injecting people with what he thought was cowpox, although he may have actually got it from horses, so there was a lot of mixing of viruses/bacteria from different species. The practice became widespread and continued throughout the 1800s – in some towns, a jar would be filled with scabs from various people, mixed with water, then used to ‘inoculate’ everybody.
This means we could have spent about 200 years passaging viruses back and forth between animals and humans, and it seems this process helped shape the nature of many viruses. For example, there were two epidemics of foot-and-mouth disease in the early 1900s, both of which were attributed to the use of vaccines. The first was in 1902 and was linked to the use of “imported cowpox vaccine virus contaminated with the virus of foot-and-mouth disease”, and the second was in 1908, when a disease broke out among cattle, as described in 1915:
“Investigations demonstrated that the outbreak started in calves used to propagate vaccine virus at an establishment near Detroit and that the source of the infection was contaminated Japanese vaccine virus.”
RATS were a sign of the times
As we can see, vaccines have a long and dirty history, and the first two hundred years or so were characterized by passaging of diseased material back and forth between various animal and human hosts, by people who did not yet understand the importance of cleanliness. Even when needles were invented, the vaccines were still made using material from infected animals. Most of this was done by doctors who didn’t think it important to wash their hands, while sewage flowed in the streets, and cities were overcrowded and filthy. For example,
“some inhabitants of New York and Boston in the 1850s lived in dark cellars over-run with vermin…. about a twentieth of the population lived in damp, dark, ill-ventilated, vermin-infested underground rooms.”
The rats were a symptom of the squalor people were living in, as exemplified by this quote from 1883:
“….tens of thousands are crowded together amidst horrors which call to mind what we have heard of the middle passage of the slave ship. To get to them you have to penetrate courts reeking with poisonous gases arising from accumulation of sewage and refuse scattered in all directions and often flowing beneath your feet…. You have to grope your way along dark and filthy passages swarming with vermin.”
The images at the Dissolving Illusions website include a ‘Kill your rats!’ poster from 1917, and several photos of people with different types of disease. The rest of the book shows how hygiene and improvements in living conditions were were what led to improvements in health and thus questions the role played by vaccines.
But when it comes to trying to understand the connection between viruses and the diseases they’re said to cause, we need to be aware that doctors were diagnosing these diseases based on what they could see happening to the patient, and in the years leading up to the wave of disease known as ‘the Spanish flu pandemic’, humanity had been ravaged by the first World War; people were drowning in filth, and diseases such as measles[iv] and meningitis[v] were rife. When the ‘pandemic’ began, doctors did not agree that this was just another case of ‘grippe’ or flu – they were diagnosing people with dengue, cholera, and typhoid. According to one observer, for instance,
“One of the most striking of the complications was hemorrhage from mucous membranes, especially from the nose, stomach, and intestine. Bleeding from the ears and petechial hemorrhages in the skin also occurred.”
Doctors did not have a way to test these people for a virus; and, besides, viruses hadn’t even been discovered yet. However, an official narrative has now been established to explain the diseases that killed people in 1918 and 1919 – it’s now said to have been caused by a mutated bird flu virus called H1N1, but in the end most people died from a ‘secondary’ infection with bacterial pneumonia. The Wikipedia page for ‘Spanish Flu’ shows the amount of effort that’s been put into this narrative. Perhaps that’s because Big Pharma is trying to pull another fast one – they’ve already convinced people that vaccines are what saved humanity from a whole range of diseases, as if it had nothing to do with the improvement in hygiene, and now we’re being asked to believe that humanity needs saving from diseases caused by animal viruses.
BATS are officially dangerous
The official narrative for the SARS-CoV-2 virus is that a bat infected with a bat coronavirus got close to a pangolin that was infected with a pangolin coronavirus, and that, against all the odds, the two viruses ended up in the same little cell and exchanged genetic material, thus giving rise to a brand new type of coronavirus, which then, also against all odds, managed to infect a human being.[vi] The resulting virus was the rona, and this virus is all the more remarkable because, from a molecular point of view, it’s somehow more able to infect humans than any other species. Not only that, but it’s got the most incredible spike protein and nobody can explain how it got there naturally. And the reason this is important is because the NIH had created a prefusion coronavirus vaccine design, and started to commercialize it in 2018. At the time, there were four MERS vax in development, all of which contained a coronavirus spike. There were two based on mrna (developed by Moderna and Curevac), one using DNA inside Oxford University’s viral vector, one that contained viral particles (Novavax), and another based on DNA in plasmids (Inovio). These are the same four platforms now being debuted for the fake pandemic and nearly all the vax have adapted their spike design to incorporate the NIH’s prefusion design.
There have now been four viruses that are said to have come from bats. First there was SARS, then MERS and Ebola, and now SARS-CoV-2, and each time, the virus is supposed to have ‘jumped’ from a bat to another species, and then ‘jumped’ again to humans. Other outbreaks[vii] were said to be caused by viruses from birds and pigs, aka bird flu and swine flu.
What makes this narrative even harder to entertain is the fact that not only have we been in close contact with a very large variety of animals for the whole of our existence, but that we’ve gone so far as to rub the pus of infected animals into open cuts on our arm, and to culture viruses from animals and other people, and inject them into our veins, and this went on for hundreds of years before mass-produced vaccines were developed.
If animal viruses are such a threat, why is it such a new thing? Why didn’t we get infected by viruses from rats and cows?
All Viruses Come From Cells
Towards the end of the century, scientists had worked out how to cultivate bacteria and they started producing vaccine material in a lab. Louis Pasteur came up with a rabies virus vaccine in 1885 by culturing a specimen in rabbit spinal cords, and there were various antitoxins and vaccines for diseases such as cholera, typhoid fever and tuberculosis. Essentially, researchers were just ‘having a go’ with stuff they didn’t understand. Trials of meningitis vaccines took place in army camps just before the ‘Spanish flu pandemic’. Then, in 1933, scientists isolated something they believed to be an influenza virus (i.e. they thought they’d found the cause of ‘the grippe’): “They took throat washings from patients with influenza symptoms and filtered them through a material that bacteria could not pass through. … Then they tried to infect a variety of animals with the throat washings. Ferrets became ill about three days after exposure and displayed typical symptoms of influenza.”
“In the era before electron microscopes, the flu virus could not be seen, stained or cultivated in test tubes. It was hard even to be sure a given patient actually had influenza, since other microbes caused similar symptoms. Researchers had been raising crops of the virus by injecting the throat washings of human flu patients into ferrets, then more ferrets, then finally into mice, a tricky and time-consuming process.”
After this, chicken eggs were commonly used to grow viruses in, but eventually scientists realised they could use cell cultures, and this enabled large-scale production of viruses for use in vaccines. Nonetheless, cross-species contamination has occurred during vaccine production, due to DNA fragments, contamination with bacteria and other viruses, etc.
Anyhow, all of these methods of growing viruses from samples taken from human beings are referred to in the trade as ‘isolating’ a virus. These days, however, most isolates come from a cell culture – this is just a bunch of cells from some creature or other. Lots of different kinds of animals cells are used (it depends what they’re being used for) and often human cells taken from diseased organs are used too, or cells taken from a human foetus and combined with a virus. If you can get particles to come out of a cell culture and then get it to replicate in another cell culture, you’ve got yourself a virus, especially if it seems to be related to a disease.
The Consequences of Outbreaks
The SARS-CoV-2 virus is the perfect vehicle for accelerating the push for total control of all living things. It’s part of the Agenda 21 ethos of unifying the three ‘E’s – Economy, Environment, Equity. Like all the other outbreaks over the last 20 years, the virus had to have come from animals, and will be used to bring in the global One Health system and numerous other forms of surveillance. Be warned.
It’s a big topic, and it’s all about ‘zoonoses’ and experiments by coronavirus designers, and there’s a lot to do with DARPA and their PREDICT program, but for now, here are some quotes that’ll make you shudder:
“The COVID-19 pandemic, whose zoonotic origin is strongly suspected, underlines how closely human, animal and environmental health are linked. It demonstrates the importance of the ‘One Health’ approach.” (Jean-Yves Le Drian, Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, France)
“COVID-19 has painfully reminded us that the health of humans, animals and the environment around the world is closely connected: Nobody is safe until everybody is safe. This is what we have to bear in mind to prevent future pandemics. The establishment of the One Health High-Level Expert Panel thus marks an important step in the right direction. Germany and France will continue to support the panel’s work.” (Heiko Maas, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Germany)
They were speaking at the meeting of the Alliance for Multilateralism at the Paris Peace Forum, 12 November, 2020.
Notes:[i]There is a popular misconception that Stefan Lanka won a case which proved the measles virus does not exist. It’s as if people think the judges said, “Yes, indeed, there is no proof whatsoever that the measles virus exists, and therefore we conclude that it does not.” But they didn’t say anything of the sort – instead, the judges ruled according to other facts, based on the wording of Lanka’s offer.
Lanka published his challenge to virologists in 2011; it said: “The reward will be paid, if a scientific publication is presented, in which the existence of the measles virus is not only asserted, but also proven and in which, among other things, the diameter of measles virus is determined.”
The problem with Lanka’s challenge is that is asking for too much, and has a get-out clause; “among other things” is left undefined but besides this, he is asking for the existence of measles virus to be proven in one publication, together with confirmation of its diameter. Demonstrating the diameter would be complicated enough to require at least one study but would a simple measurement be accepted as evidence of existence? Someone called David Bardens accepted Lanka’s challenge and provided six studies which he felt proved the existence of a measles virus, but Lanka refused to pay up and in 2015, Bardens took him to court. Bardens won the case, but according to the German New Medicine website, the reason Lanka still refused to pay was because, “in his opinion these publications did not provide adequate evidence.”
Lanka then appealed the ruling and, also according to the German New Medicine website, the judges ruled that, “Dr. Bardens did not meet the criteria since he failed to provide proof for the existence of the measles virus presented in one publication, as asked by Dr. Lanka in his announcement. Therefore, Dr. Lanka does not have to pay the prize money.” It’s also argued that one of the reasons Lanka was successful was because none of the studies presented by Bardens involved performing control experiments “in accordance with internationally defined rules and principles of good scientific practice”. Lanka has since expanded his theory and now claims that virologists never conduct control experiments, which is not true, and that all viruses are created on purpose by adding toxins to cell cultures, which is also untrue. Proving these statements takes a lot of words and a lot of evidence so it wouldn’t be possible to do it with just “one publication”. His demands cannot be met.[ii]We are symbionts but doctors don’t realise; they barely understand why people get sick because they’re so compartmentalized and the only tool at their disposal is a list of chemicals and interventions which merely seek to treat symptoms. The medical model hasn’t changed because it’s driven and shaped by profit-motives, rather than health, which is why doctors are rarely able to heal anyone. [iii]Take measles, for instance. You can look up pictures on the internet and compare the rash to a chicken pox rash, for instance, and you can see a difference. A measles vaccine was also found to be responsible for creating a measles-like illness in some children. There are many other examples, although most of them are in animals, but the usual finding is that the illness is very similar but not the same. [iv] “…. measles in 1917–18 produced the highest infection rates in 97 years of continuous military surveillance and extreme case-fatality from aggressive bronchopneumonias and other complications. Infection rates were highest in camps whose recruiting areas included rural and remote locales where susceptibility to measles was most common …. The case-fatality of early epidemic empyema reached 90%. At Camp Pike (Little Rock, AR) measles is thought to have killed more soldiers than the 1918 influenza pandemic.” There was no measles vaccine at the time. [v] See, ‘A Report on Antimeningitis Vaccination and Observations on Agglutinins in the Blood of Chronic Meningococcus Carriers’, by Frederick L. Gates, M. D. (First Lieutenant, Medical Corps, U. S. Army. and working for the Base Hospital in Fort Riley, Kansas, and the Rockefeller Institute, 1918). See also, ‘Rockefeller’s Bacterial Pandemic’: “The disease which killed so many was not flu nor was it a virus. It was bacterial….. A 1919 report from the Institute states: “Reference should be made that before the United States entered the war (in April 1917) the Institute had resumed the preparation of anti-meningococcic serum, in order to meet the requests of England, France, Belgium Italy and other countries.” The same report states: “In order to meet the suddenly increased demand for the curative serums worked out at the Institute, a special stable for horses was quickly erected …” An experimental anti-meningoccic serum made in horses and injected into soldiers who would be entering the cramped and unsanitary living conditions of war … what could possibly go wrong?” [vi] The chances of this happening are explored by Alejandro Sousa in ‘SARS-Cov-2 Natural or Artificial? That is the Question‘. [vii] Each and every outbreak ever since SARS in 2003 has led to a genetic vaccine being developed, tests for infection to be trialled, positive results to be reported as ‘cases’ or ‘deaths’, and the strengthening of the zoonoses narrative.