Saturday, April 11, 2020

Covid-19 Conspiracy Narrative

UPDATE 9/14/2023
The video I previously linked is no longer available. Therefore, in the wake of allegations by the CIA whistleblower that their consulting experts were financially incentivized to trash the lab origins narrative, I will add to this post my published findings on that narrative. I am not making truth claims here. I am merely reporting the lab origins narrative based on my research findings:

Nadesan, M. (2022). Crises Narratives Defining the Covid-19 Pandemic: Expert Uncertainties and Conspiratorial Sensemaking. American Behavioral Scientist.
... Research studies posted February-March aimed at distinguishing the genetic features of the novel coronavirus from SARS and MERS and mapping unique invasive capacities under laboratory condition, resulting in identification of two special features:

(1)   SARS-CoV-2’s optimized receptor binding-domain (RBD), which refers to the way the virus binds with the human angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2) molecule as a result of its unique S protein, far outstripping the capacity of SARS

(2)   The “functional polybasic (furin) cleavage site,” which becomes the target of considerable scientific debate (Coutard et al., 2020). The particular S protein increases the binding power of SARS-CoV-2 to human cells, while the furin, or special enzyme, facilitates its capacity to cleave cell surface proteins to penetrate their exteriors (“How furin,” 2020).

The unique S protein and furin cleavage generated expert debate regarding the probability these features could have evolved naturally. A computational study posted at BioRxiv January 31, 2020 by Indian researchers challenged the natural evolution of the furin feature, stoking controversy leading to the study’s retraction (Pradhan et al., 2020).  More scientific challenges to the natural evolution theme followed (e.g., see Piplani et al., 2020).

The idea that SARS-CoV-2 might be chimeric (i.e., genetically engineered), rather than naturally evolved, was rejected by the study, “Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2,” published March 17, 2020:

Although the evidence shows that SARS-CoV-2 is not a purposefully manipulated virus, it is currently impossible to prove or disprove the other theories of its origin described here. However, since we observed all notable SARS-CoV-2 features, including the optimized RBD and polybasic cleavage site, in related coronaviruses in nature, we do not believe that any type of laboratory-based scenario is plausible. (Andersen, et al., 2020)

Although widely cited by the news-media, the arguments of this paper failed to dispel expert dissent, prompting the WHO Assembly to pass a resolution in May, 2020 to investigate the “source of the virus and the route of introduction to the human population” (cited in Broad, 2020).


2020 U.S. news coverage of the lab peaked mid-April through mid-May when President Trump stated intelligence agencies were investigating an accidental lab release, causing push-back from China. China not only denied the Wuhan lab theory, but also chastised the European Union for claiming Chinese culpability (Brennan, 2020). However, in June the lab narrative suddenly disappeared from U.S. news headlines, overshadowed by Black Lives Matter demonstrations. In contrast, European media continued to query origins. In late April 2020, the staid German newspaper Deutsche Welle (DW) investigated key narrative elements, concluding that “it can't be said for certain that the pandemic didn't accidentally enter the world via the Wuhan lab” (Schmidt, 2020). The BBC also examined evidence for a lab release on May 1, 2020 (Rincon, 2020). Two weeks later, May 13, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared that the world had questions, “particularly” for China regarding origins (Connolly, 2020). In June, U.K. media reported that Sir Richard Dearborn, former head of British’s secret service MI6 (1999-2004), insisted lab origins couldn’t be discounted because of the virus’ peculiarly optimized capacities (Gardner, 2020)....

Nadesan, M. (2021). Technological Utopia, End Times and the SARS-CoV-2 Crisis: A Genealogy of Crisis Ideoscapes and Mediascapes. Communication +1, 8(1).

...the very act of defining a viral outbreak was a highly-expert operation occurring through an assemblage of government and private institutions. Early articulations of a novel coronavirus created symbolic sequencing unity out of viral multiplicity and did so by assigning the multiplicity to a pre-existing coronavirus set (Nadesan, 2022). On February 3, the scientific journal Nature published two studies, one led by Wu (2020) and the other by Zhou (2020), separately identifying the genetic sequence of the newly discovered coronavirus. Careful reconstruction of the history of the Wu publication reveals political particularities. 

 January 5, 2020, before the Nature publications, the genetic sequence for the novel coronavirus was posted and pre-published (January 12) on, an open platform for sharing and discussion of pre-prints, and GenBank, an open-access data repository, by researchers from the Shanghai Public Health Clinical Centre, led by Zhang Yongzhen but ultimately published under Wu (2020). The Zhang-Wu team had reported sequencing results to China’s National Health Commission, but subsequently published online after the commission’s failure to act on their recommendations for control. In seeming retaliation, Zhang’s Shanghai centre was then ordered to close for “rectification” that same day, January 12, by the Shanghai Health Commission (Pinghui, 2020). Despite this rectification, the team’s genetic sequence, MN908947.1 (Zhang et al., 2020) was updated twice, with the second version ( published January 14, and a third version adopted January 18, 2020 ( 

Authorship of the final and peer-reviewed version published in Nature February 3 pages 265-269 included two new authors (Ming-Li Yuan and Edward Holmes). On pages 270-273 of the same issue, yet another publication of genetic sequencing appears, led by Peng Zhou (2020) and including Zheng Li Shi, both of the CAS Key Laboratory of Special Pathogens, Wuhan Institute of Virology. All of these authorities emerge as key figures in online conspiratorial sense-making about viral origins and effects (Nadesan, in press). Controversy over the virus origins was exacerbated by revelations that China had ordered these and other early viral samples to be destroyed in late December, leaving no material traces for subsequent sequencing verification (Chin, 2020). The one, now named SARS-CoV-2, is an operation in the sense described by Badiou. Yet, symbolic excesses have precluded closure and control from the very first articulation despite the behind-the-scenes operations of institutional power.


September 14, 2023: I don't know what is real but I do know what is false and the zoonotic transfer narrative has the least evidence supporting it as compared to the Wuhan Lab and Fort Detrich narratives, the latter of which is discussed in the first article cited above.

You decide what is real....


Definitely worth viewing:

Make your own judgment....


  1. It could certainly be bio-engineered, they have already done it for SARS, as early as 2015 and maybe earlier.

    But the conspiracy is not whether natural or engineered, the conspiracy is how the crisis is being put to use.

  2. There are 2 things in this "documentary" that give me goosebumps: 1), the interview Dr. Sean Lin, and 2), the statement of Gordon Wang regarding war between CHina and Us.
    1), because the interview is so highly cut and edited, it almost looked like unreal to me. Is that a deep-fake?? Or is it just my computer?
    2) The notion of these 2 major powers, US and CN, to be at war with each other, is more dangerous than anything else. The West has IMHO underestimated the real power of CN for a long time, and this lies in the possibility to keep focused on certain goals for long periods of time due to the dictatorical regime. One of these focal points was getting strength and power on the international scale, and that necessitates a strong military.
    Whether SARS-CoV2 spilled from a lab or a bat seems to be a sideline compared with the outcome of a direct war between CN and US. Beware the Hawks!

    1. Agreed that the hawks are BANDING DRUMS OF WAR. The coronavirus story of an accidental release of a chimeric virus actually implicates the US and Australia as the source of two important mutations. It is a narrative of collective responsibility.

      However, the video that is linked above marginalizes the back-history of the virus in the US and Australia (although mentioning that Obama ended gain-of-function work because of concerns about coronavirus risks).

      The emphasis on the China part of the story in the video reflects the hawk narrative....

    2. Banging not banding. Maybe they are banding together to bang drums.

  3. The powers that run america, are ignoring the great nuclear power plant, fire and meltdown risks. They have accelerated the risks since fukushima. They have added fuel to the fire of nuclear confrontation, through tactical nukes and first strike paradigms. 

    The countries with major nuclear meltdowns, have only slipped further into risk of nuclear self-destruction and nuclear-world pollution from the economic hardship and political problems caused, by their meltdowns ie Japan and Ukraine. Ukraine has nuclear powerplants, seriously on the verge of going off.
    The same can be said of Russia and America if they have major nuclear accidents or, as they continue to allow risks to grow exponentially in times of dangerous demagougery and authoritarianism.

    There is the looming risk of nuclear war in times of destabilized nuclear armed and nuclear powered countries.

    There are multiple reactors and reactor cores in space now. There is  other non-nuclear garbage in space now, along with  nuclear garbage from plutonium batteries.

      The density of unstable-clumped, space garbage has grown tremendously in the past 40 years. Any large disruption, can spiral a major storm of large to microsized debri into any one or more of the multiple reactor cores in space and send them plummeting to earth. The danger is far more impending, than asteroid risks.

    They will have to put up 40,000 satellites, to make  5g work. Asteroids are not our greatest short term threats from space.
    There is enough nuclear pollution in the biosphere, to have devastating effects on our immune systems and genome, yet no one speaks of it in relation to the covid pandemic.

    A perfect storm of nuclear induced-extinction. What a tragic-painful and sad way, to end human life and most all life, on earth.

  4. Copyright by
    Nicholas Gordon

    Voices of the dead are all around me.
    Everyone alive seems much less real.
    The smoke and screams and bombs and blood surround me,
    Enduring through the love I still can't feel.
    Reality is rarely in the present
    As truth and falsehood are defined by pain.
    Nor can I stand one moment that is pleasant.
    Sanity to me just seems insane.
    Death is more attractive than a wife,
    And loneliness a far less lonely life.
    Yet I must turn and somehow live again.

    Copyright by Nicholas Gord

  5. The video above doesn't play now, but this is probably related:
    The Misinterpretation of Viruses Part 2 –
    The beginning and end of the coronavirus crisis
    By Dr. Stefan Lanka
    Translated from German by James McKumiskey
    YummyDoctor has many interesting videos, here's one:

  6. Please read Virus Mania, Bechamp vs Pasteur (Hume) and Good-Bye Germ Theory to begin your re-education. The immune system was only named so to describe the lymphatic system. Our entire body has a defence system RUN BY MICROBES. Our body has 3 times more microbial cells than our OWN cells. Germs are not the cause, they are the RESULT. page not found now)

    What is happening here is a TAKE OVER for our freedoms! They have PREPARED this grand hoax upon us all. Please understand we are not each others enemy! THEY ARE THE ENEMY! And they have lied for hundreds of years to us! Research the Rockefeller take over of medicine and the Flexner Report. The time to AWAKEN is now. page not found now)

  7. In flu Enza aka "Spanish flu" ~ How 50 million died in 1918 due to vaccines
    I didn't know that until lately.


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