by Dr. Joseph Mercola
August 06, 2021
reposted by SOTT
The U.S. government is
seeking to dictate what is truth and what must be
censored to protect the public from dangerous
information. To that end, Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn.,
has introduced a bill that would strip
platforms of their liability protections if their
technologies spread misinformation related to
Anthony Fauci, who has
led the U.S. pandemic response team from the beginning,
admitted he lied to the public about the usefulness of
According to investigative
journalist Ben Swann, Fauci has funded gain-of-function
research to the tune of at least $41.7 million, a claim
Fauci has denied before Congress
Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., has
sent a letter to the Department of Justice asking for a
criminal referral. According to Paul, Fauci lied to
Congress, a felony punishable by up to five year sin
According to Hannah Cox,
content manager for Foundation for Economic Education,
"Fauci’s disastrous track record of misinformation, laid
bare throughout his many rounds with Rand Paul, shows
why the government has no business trying to be a
monolithic source and arbiter of truth"
is much more destructive when it emanates from a monopolistic
'Ministry of Truth'," Hannah Cox, content manager for
Foundation for Economic Education, writes in a July 25, 2021,
"[Anthony] Fauci can't get his own facts straight, yet the
government wants to decide what's 'misinformation' on social
adds, pointing to National Institute of Allergy and Infectious
Diseases (NIAID) director
Fauci's testimony during a
recent Congressional committee hearing in which Sen. Rand Paul,
R-Ky., questioned him about his funding of gain-of-function research
"In his opening
statement, Paul referenced an academic paper3 that
further calls into question the origins of the COVID-19 variant
that upended the world.
hypothesize that the direct progenitor of SARS-CoV may have
originated after sequential recombination events between the
precursors of these SARSr-CoVs,' stated the numerous
scientists and doctors who authored the research.
The data is the
latest in a long line of evidence that has emerged indicating
the viability of the theory that the disease not only came from
a lab, but that the NIH actually funded the laboratory and
research that may have produced it.
But in a May hearing, when originally pressed on it by Dr. Paul,
Fauci denied that his agency funded gain-of-function research at
the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).
Those statements were brought into doubt.
The NIH did fund research at
WIV that analyzed bat specimens collected from caves in China to
study their potential for infecting humans.
The grant was
made in a roundabout way through a nonprofit called EcoHealth."
When pressed, Fauci
insisted he has never 'lied' before Congress, and would not retract
his May 11, 2021, statement in which he claimed the NIH has,
According to Fauci,
the PLOS Pathogens paper 4 Paul introduced as evidence
qualified staff, up and down the chain, as not being
that instead of arguing the actual data, Fauci is now resorting
to semantics around the definition of 'gain-of-function'," Cox
"But even to a
scientific layman it is becoming increasingly clear that Fauci
misled the American public for some time on this matter.
He knew he authorized the
funding and was not forthcoming on that fact - even when asked
by a sitting Senator."
Paul appears none too impressed with the semantics defense and has
publicly called Fauci out as a liar...
In a July 20, 2021,
tweet, Paul said,6
Fauci's NIH did fund the Wuhan Virology Lab. Here's the verbatim
admission from their chief scientist Dr. Shi Zhengli."
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In a follow-up
tweet on that same day, Paul stated: 7
Kevin Esvelt reviewed this paper that was published with
financial assistance from Dr. Fauci's NIH/NIAID and concluded,
techniques that the researchers used seemed to meet the
definition of gain-of-function'."
July 20, 2021, Paul
went on the Hannity program,8 announcing he,
sending a letter to Department of Justice asking for a criminal
referral because he [Fauci] has lied to Congress," a felony
punishable by up to five years in prison.
scientists that were lined up by the dozens to say that the
research he was funding was gain-of-function."
A month earlier,
May 12, 2021, Paul made the same argument, telling Fox News: 9
"What Dr. Fauci
said yesterday was verifiably false. He said no NIH money went
to the Wuhan Institute for gain of function.
Well, the main
doctor there, the one they call... the bat woman... wrote a
paper that MIT scientists have looked at that they said was gain
of function - meaning juicing up these viruses to make them very
potent and infect humans.
She wrote this paper and, in
the paper, acknowledged her funding came from Dr. Fauci's group,
the NIAID, which is part of NIH.
So, he is verifiably telling
you something that is not true. In the grant application... it
says it is for gain of function...
Fauci came to Congress
yesterday and lied."
WIV Deleted US Research Partners from Website
Before March 2021, NIAID collaboration and funding of research at
the WIV could easily be verified simply by visiting the WIV's
website where it listed its research partners.
after Fauci testified in a Senate hearing in March 2021,10
the WIV suddenly deleted mentions of its collaboration with the
NIAID/NIH and several other American research partners.
As of March 21, 2021, the lab's website listed the following
U.S.-based research partners:
of North Texas
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Wildlife Federation 11
The next day, only
Alliance and the University of Alabama.12
At the same time,
the WIV also
deleted studies with hallmark descriptions of gain-of-function
research on the SARS virus.13
According to investigative
journalist Ben Swann,14
the NIH/NIAID has funded
gain-of-function research to the tune of at least $41.7 million.
Up until 2014,
this research was conducted by Dr. Ralph Baric at the
University of North Carolina (UNC).
In 2014, the U.S.
government issued a moratorium on federal gain-of-function research
funding due to safety, ethical and moral concerns raised within the
At that point, NIAID funding for this kind of research started being
funneled through the EcoHealth Alliance to the WIV.
documents he believes prove that Fauci lied to Congress, including a
paper15 titled "SARS-Like WIV1-CoV Poised for Human
Emergence," submitted to PNAS in 2015 and subsequently published in
In this paper, the
authors state that:
results from these studies highlight the utility of a platform
that leverages metagenomics findings and reverse genetics to
identify prepandemic threats.
WIV1-CoV, the data can inform surveillance programs, improve
diagnostic reagents, and facilitate effective treatments to
mitigate future emergence events.
building new and chimeric reagents must be carefully weighed
against potential gain-of-function (GoF) concerns."
At the end of that
paper, the authors thank,
Shi of the Wuhan Institute of Virology for access to bat CoV
sequences and plasmid of WIV1-CoV spike protein."
They also specify that the research
was supported by the NIAID under the grant awards U19AI109761 and
U19AI107810, which together total $41.7 million.
Grant Letter Dispels Semantics Defense
A letter16,17 from the Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) to the director of proposals at
UNC Chapel Hill,
discussing grant U19AI107810, also puts a kink in Fauci's attempt to
change the definition of gain-of-function, and stands in direct
challenge to his claim that the NIAID has never funded
gain-of-function research, and that Baric's research never involved
The October 21,
2014, letter states, in part:
determined that the above referenced grant may include Gain of
Function (GoF) research that is subject to the
recently-announced U.S. Government funding pause...
The following specific aims appear
to involve research covered under the pause:
Project 1: Role of
Uncharacterized Genes in High Pathogenic Human Coronavirus
Infect - Ralph S. Baric, PhD - Project Leader. Specific Aim
1. Novel Functions in virus replication in vitro. Specific
Aim 3. Novel functions in virus pathogenesis in vivo."
'Fauci Found It Appropriate to Lie'
certainly not be the first time Fauci has been caught giving the
American people false information," Cox writes.18
"From the very
beginning of the crisis, Fauci found it appropriate to lie to
the people and control valuable information around the
She goes on to
highlight Fauci's ever-changing opinion about mask wearing.
shows face masks do not prevent viral illnesses.19
COVID-19-specific research20,21 from Denmark, which found
that mask wearing may either reduce your risk of SARS-CoV-2
infection by as much as 46%, or increase your risk by 23%.
majority - 97.9% of those who didn't wear masks, and 98.2% of
those who did - remained infection free.
Among mask wearers, 1.8% ended up testing positive for
SARS-CoV-2, compared to 2.1% among controls.
removed those who did not adhere to the recommendations for use,
the results remained the same - 1.8%, which suggests adherence
makes no difference.
Among those who reported
wearing their face mask "exactly as instructed," 2% tested
positive for SARS-CoV-2 compared to 2.1% of the controls.
Back in March 2020,
Fauci was on the right track, publicly stating that masks cannot
prevent viral infection.
The video above
features one such appearance.
At the time, Fauci
stated 22 that,
not be walking around with masks" because "it's not providing
the perfect protection that people think that it is."
individuals and health care workers were urged to wear them.
Fauci even pointed out that mask wearing has,
consequences" as "people keep fiddling with their mask and they
keep touching their face," which may actually increase the risk
of contracting and/or spreading the virus.
In February 2020,
Surgeon General Jerome Adams also
sent out a tweet
urging Americans to stop buying masks, saying,
they are "NOT
(He has since
deleted that tweet.)
Adams also warned
that if worn or handled improperly, face masks can increase your
risk of infection. 24
Fauci Admits Issuing Intentional Misinformation
By July 2020, Fauci admitted his initial dismissal of face masks was
an intentional fib, as there was a shortage of personal protective
equipment (PPE) at the time and he wanted to ensure there would be
enough for frontline workers.25
"If we listen
to Fauci's account, he essentially believed it was alright to
prioritize some lives over others and lie to people in the
process," Cox writes.26
This is a classic illustration of
the use of what Plato
calls the Nobel Lie.
It is fine to lie as long as it is
for the greater good. Fast-forward a few weeks, and by the
end of July 2020, Fauci suggested adding goggles and full face
shields, in addition to a mask, ostensibly because the mucous
membranes of your eyes could potentially serve as entryways for
viruses as well.27
Interestingly enough, a March 31, 2020, report28 in
conjunctival specimens (i.e., specimens taken from the eye) in just
5.2% of confirmed COVID-19 patients (two out of 28).
What's more, contamination
of the eyes is likely primarily the result of touching your eyes
with contaminated fingers, and if you wear goggles or a face shield,
you may be more prone to touch your eyes to rub away sweat,
condensation and/or scratch an itch.
Around December 2020, recommendations for double-masking emerged,29
gaining momentum through extensive media coverage as we moved into
the first weeks of 2021,30 at which time Fauci agreed
that wearing two masks instead of just one was "common sense" as it
would likely provide greater protection.31
By early May 2021, Fauci introduced the suggestion that we might
also start wearing face masks during influenza season after the
COVID-19 pandemic recedes,
"to help avoid
spreading or contracting respiratory illnesses like the flu."
Fauci also insisted parents should continue to mask children aged 2
and older, saying:32
children of a certain age greater than 2 years old should be
No doubt about
That's the way
to protect them from getting infected, because if they do, they
can then spread the infection to someone else."
No new scientific
evidence to support masking against respiratory viruses has been
Cox also points out
that Fauci recommended nationwide school closures even though
published science showed children are largely immune33,34
to SARS-CoV-2 infection and are not significant vectors for spread.35
More recent research36
shows children, when infected, also have a survival rate of 99.995%.
Government Nominates Itself as Ministry of Truth
"To add insult
to injury, the government has nominated itself as the sole
arbiter of truth when it comes to information on the coronavirus",
Administration has claimed misinformation on social media
platforms is 'killing people' and has openly been pressuring
Facebook to remove posts that do not align with their
concerning for multiple reasons.
foremost, it is a violation of free speech and the free market
for the government to tell any private business how to run its
operations. Plain and simple.
Additionally, the government has
no business being in a position of determining what the truth is
or is not.
They've been caught lying more
times than we can count and are likely to continue, given how
misleading the public often serves to increase their own power.
government's track record of inaccuracy by no means begins with
COVID, but has certainly grown with it. This is the last entity
we should trust with a monopoly over information.
disastrous track record of misinformation, laid bare throughout
his many rounds with Rand Paul, shows why the government has no
business trying to be a monolithic source and arbiter of truth."
Senator Introduces Bill to Force Online Censorship
July 22, 2021, The Wall Street Journal 38 reported Sen.
Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., has introduced a bill,
"that would strip online
platforms such as Facebook Inc. and Twitter Inc. of their
liability protections if their technologies spread
misinformation related to public-health emergencies, such as the
protects internet platforms from lawsuits arising from content
generated by users and third parties.
would create an exception to this law, the Health and Human Services
department (HHS) would be responsible for dictating what health
information is true and what is misinformation.
Internet platforms would then be required to censor accordingly or
face potential litigation. Time will tell if this bill will pass and
stand up to legal scrutiny.
As noted by Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas in an April 5,
2021, ruling39 in which he weighed in on the ability of
social media giants to control free speech,
cannot accomplish through threats of adverse government action
what the Constitution prohibits it from doing directly."
After Censorship, Will Social Credit System Be Far
If government censorship becomes law, will a social credit system
based on government narrative adherence be far behind?
"We need to act
now to block Britain's social credit system," columnist Ross
Clark writes in a July 24, 2021, Spectator article.40
While Ross Clark, just
12 days earlier, had estimated it might take two to five years for a
British COVID vaccination passport scheme to transition into a
full-blown social credit system like that of China, in reality, it's
already being rolled out.
it was reported that the government is planning to introduce a
health app in January which will monitor our shopping, our
exercise levels, or intake of fruit and vegetables - and reward
us with virtue points which we can exchange for discounts, free
tickets... and other goodies," Clark writes.41
whole world is acting in lockstep - as described and recommended in
Rockefeller Foundation's 2010 "Scenarios for the Future of
Technology and International Development" report 42 -
it's probably only a matter of time before the same kind of social
credit score "carrot" gets dangled in front of our faces here in the
First Comes the Carrot, Then the Stick
Looking back, it's easy to see how the carrot and the stick have
been intermittently used to herd the population toward a desired
everyone injected with SARS-CoV-2 spike producing mRNA is clearly
one goal, it's not the only one.
As indicated by Clark, a social credit system that grants outside
agencies complete control over your life is also being introduced,
one small step at a time. And, like with the COVID jabs, carrots to
get people to voluntarily embrace this social credit system are
The stick will come
out later, as it has with the COVID shots.
ABC News panelist Margaret Hoover recently told George
Stephanopoulos she thinks government ought to make life
"almost impossible" for people who reject the COVID shot.43
To that end, she suggests making
COVID injectables a requirement for government-provided health and
financial services, such as VA treatment, Medicare, Medicaid and
Social Security payments,
"because... we are going to
have to take care of you on the back end."
PayPal to Block Certain Financial Transactions
Those relying on Social Security aren't the only ones who might
begin to feel the sting of the stick.
More than 150
health care workers were recently fired from Houston Methodist for
refusing the experimental COVID jab,44 and many other
professions face the same "jab or job" dilemma.
PayPal is also using the stick against the self-employed and small
businesses that aren't toeing the desired line.
partnered with the Anti-Defamation League's Center on Extremism,
how extremist and hate movements in the United States take
advantage of financial platforms to fund their criminal
activities," Reuters reported, July 26, 2021,45 with
the aim of "disrupting" such transactions.
"PayPal to Research Transactions That Fund Hate Groups, Extremists,"
had originally included the word "Blocking."
that PayPal will actually block the financial transactions of those
suspected of harboring anti-government sentiments was too great a
truth bomb for the average Reuters audience?
Targeted entities include
individuals and companies suspected of supporting white supremacy
and anti-government narratives, and anyone spreading information
and/or profiting from,
racism, anti-immigrant, anti-Black, anti-Hispanic and anti-Asian
The information collected will be shared with other financial
institutions, law enforcement and policymakers.
It doesn't take a
genius to deduce where this might end up, considering intelligence
agencies are already deploying sophisticated cyberwarfare tools
As reported by
Whitney Webb in an article for
Unlimited Hangout: 49
American state intelligence agencies are 'weaponizing truth'...
in a recently announced 'cyber war' to be commanded by
AI-powered arbiters of truth against information sources that
challenge official narratives."
While it can cause
discomfort, the best defense is a peaceful offense.
If you don't like
where things are headed, peaceful disobedience is
likely to be the most effective way to push back, be it against,
all of the above.
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