Plandemic : Debunked
Go on social media right now and you are destined to run in to someone sharing or promoting a video that has gone viral called PLANDEMIC. They will parrot the points from this video like good little puppets, without taking the time to research who is giving them the information, or the credibility of the information being presented. This video is pure sensationalism and filled with outrageous lies and mistruths. And the information being shared is being shared by someone who is a known charlatan. If you believe in and promote this video, you’ve simply fallen for the trick.
First, who is Dr. Judy Mikovits? Google her name. What do you find? I think the first thing a person should notice that sticks out like a giant red flag is her connection to the anti-vaccine movement. This person has become a hero to a movement that claims vaccines are dangerous, cause autism, and kill people, thusly making her the hero of a movement that has caused a resurgence in long conquered diseases like the measles. The next red flag a person should pay attention to is the word DISCREDITED which always appears next to her name. When a scientist is kicked out of the scientific community and then becomes a champion for conspiracy theories, some might say this is anything but a coincidence. But unlike conspiracy theorists, who connect invisible dots no one else can see, there are dots to be connected here that are as large as planets.
As if the description of the video, which mentions a global conspiracy headed by the Rockefellers with ties to Nazi Germany in World War II, isn’t enough to clue people into its insane agenda, Plandemic follows the straightforward and rudimentary template of a conspiracy theory propaganda film, much the same as others that have come before it like Zeitgeist or Loose Change (videos claiming 9/11 was an inside job). It shows people talking in a darkly lit room making claims they present just on their own authority without any evidence to back them up. It does not give any other perspective. The music is a droning and somewhat ominous keyboard that provides an eery tone for the footage, making it appear to the viewer like they are seeing something that is supposed to be secret. The viewer is intended to feel this way because this is simply cut and paste manipulation tactics 101.
The person who made this movie is not exactly credible either. Mikki Willis has made quite a few questionable “documentaries.” In one of them, he concludes that a filmmaker named Daniel Northcott contracted leukemia and died due to finding a cursed Mayan bone…
Luckily for you, I’ve watched this 30 minute video so you don’t have to. Allow me to walk you through the claims it makes, and why they are blatantly incorrect and dangerous:
Dr. Judy Mikovits
The video claims Judy Mikovits to be “the most accomplished scientist of her generation.” NOT TRUE. She is known to be a fraud who manipulated laboratory conditions to produce her intended results. She was fired from the lab she worked in over concerns of integrity. She has repeated dangerous claims linking autism to vaccines after initially trying to link them to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. While her early career does include some good work researching HIV and AIDS, this good potential was quickly undermined by her pursuits working for a private lab with a biased interest in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
The video claims Dr. Judy Mikovits revolutionized the treatment of AIDS in 1991 with her doctoral thesis. She did publish a thesis and at least one other AIDS study such as this one, but there is no evidence to support that her research “revolutionized” the treatment of this disease.
In this video, Mikovits claims that Big Pharma was behind her being jailed and slandered, and that she was arrested with NO CHARGES and her home was searched WITHOUT A WARRANT. These claims are outlandish, and easily proven to be FALSE. Mikovits was charged with theft. There was a warrant issued out of Washoe County, Nevada. These charges were related to her taking samples and equipment from the lab she worked in without consent, and over concerns that she would destroy evidence. On top of that, she was only in jail for five days, where she makes it seem like she was in prison for years.
The Mikovits SCIENCE scandal
Plandemic sensationalizes Mikovits as a victim by making claims that her published article in the magazine SCIENCE was something that shook the scientific community and that a conspiracy worked to take down her work. This is FALSE. Her paper was found to be manipulated and peer review studies could not replicate her findings. She worked under conditions that were heavily biased to link XMRV to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome because the owner of the institute she worked for had a daughter suffering with the disease. She manipulated the lab to present false positives. Thusly, her paper was retracted from SCIENCE. Mikovits thusly hates Dr. Anthony Fauci because he is the one who ordered the review of her research.
Dr. Fauci and the AIDS Epidemic
Mikovits makes the horrific claim that Dr. Anthony Fauci stole her research and suppressed it, thus leading to millions of deaths from AIDS. She is essentially blaming one person for the entire AIDS epidemic, and trying to claim she had come up with a miracle cure. There is no evidence for any of this. This is what we should realize happens to be a gigantic straw man, making an enemy with all the credibility of the boogeyman out of someone who in all actuality is a scientific hero, as Fauci, although not without his faults, has done considerable good in this arena. Look at her motivation here. It is easily seen through. She seeks revenge. Ironically, however, she seems to feel no remorse for claiming she worked in the lab that weaponized the Ebola virus and killed over 11,000 people, even though this is also easily proven to be a lie, as Ebola was discovered in 1976, well before she became a “scientist.”
The Bayh-Dole Act
Mikovits claims that the Bayh-Dole Act allows researchers to gain patents for treatments they discover, and that this is a conflict of interest for the scientific community. This is way more complicated than Mikovits wants us to believe, and again, her reasons are personal. The Bayh-Dole Act allows non-profit organizations to retain patents on their inventions even when found through federally funded research. However, it also allows the federal government to take control of the invention if it is concluded that it is necessary for the public good. During her research into CFS, Mikovits had a 1.5 million dollar grant that she tried to take with her when she left the institute.
Plandemic alleges that Mikovits discovered XMRV and that it is linked to plagues responsible for millions of deaths. FALSE. She did not discover it. This was found by Dr. Robert Silverman. Silverman linked it to prostate cancer, and worked with Mikovits on her study of CFS. He later retracted his own research, admitting that he made errors. There is no evidence to support Mikovits’ claims that this virus is the root cause of everything she wants it to be the cause of. This is sensationalism.
Plandemic and Mikovits goes on at length about their real agenda, which is to make dangerous and misleading claims regarding the coronavirus and the current global pandemic. In a nutshell, here are the claims made:
- Covid-19 had to be made in a lab. FALSE.
- Covid-19 would take 800 years to occur naturally from SARS 1. FALSE. Viruses mutate so fast we have already seen numerous examples occurring in real time. This claim is what the scientific community would likely refer to as BULL****.
- The government is purposefully faking the covid-19 numbers. FALSE. Important to note here, that if you die from pneumonia caused by the flu, the cause of your death is still the flu. This is a conspiracy theory that acts under the presumption that somehow what must be true in the United States, has to be true all over the world. This is impossible.
- Italy was hit harder because it utilized flu vaccines in 2019 containing a strain of h1n1 common in dogs. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???????
- Hydroxochloroquine is the best treatment for covid-19. FALSE.
- People should not be sheltering in place. Nor should they be wearing masks or gloves. GIVE ME A BREAK.
- The MeDiA is Fake News, and people making this Fake News should be put in jail. This is the final point that convinces me this video was funded by the Trump Administration. It is nothing but a HUGE distraction from the myriad ways Trump has failed the American people in a time of absolute crisis, and created a scenario which has caused over 70,000 people in America to die, and still counting. The video runs the gamut of popular Trump talking points, and points fingers at people Trump likes to point fingers at. Coincidence? See how easy it is to jump to conclusions?
Plandemic makes so many false claims, and at such a fast pace, it’s almost impossible to keep up with it. And that is part of the manipulation technique. It bombards you, and overwhelms you with information, making you more susceptible to believe it, because it is stating so many horrific things with such authority how could it not be true? But you need to stop and think. Who are these people? Why should I believe them over the experts? A few of the people speaking in this video are never even given credentials. They are just strangers wearing scrubs. I might as well put on a set of scrubs and make a video myself. Would you believe me if I did?
(EDIT: These “doctors” have been identified. Dan Erickson and Artin Massihi are Urgent Care workers in California and are frequently on Fox News spreading false information. The other “doctor” is a chiropractor named Eric Nepute from St. Louis who is notable for telling people that tonic water is the cure for everything that ails you.)
This viral video showcases the inherent dangers of propaganda and misinformation campaigns. It shows how easily people are ready to believe things because they want to believe them rather than the truth. It shows how people will search for explanations outside the realm of rationality or possibility when their senses are flooded with real fear of mortality. It is important that we as a people do not fall for such instinctual defense mechanisms. It is important that we vet the information we are given and that we refuse to spread this false propaganda narrative. STOP SHARING THIS VIDEO. STOP PROMOTING FEAR. STOP BEING A WILLING PARTICIPANT IN MAKING THE PROBLEM WORSE. Stop it. Just stop.