Many experts believe the preponderance of circumstantial and molecular evidence suggests SARS-CoV-2 was genetically manipulated in a lab and accidentally released into the human population in Wuhan. Jim Haslam, who has written seven essays on the origin of COVID-19, believes that SARS-CoV-2 was created in the US as a “self-spreading” vaccine intended for bats that are a reservoir for SARS-related coronaviruses, that accidentally leaked during in vivo testing of bats at the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Today we discuss the evidence supporting his theory.
Joe Biden is already the most cognitively and physically impaired President we’ve seen in our lifetime. If re-elected in 2024, Biden would begin his second term at the age of 82. Only one-third of Americans think he has the physical stamina to be POTUS today; even fewer believe he has the mental capacity for the job.
While Biden’s obvious physical and mental decline at age 80 is not unusual or something to be criticized, it’s absurd to ignore it and pretend it doesn’t impact his ability to competently execute the duties of POTUS. For this reason, it’s a matter of public concern and worthy of close examination.
Biden refuses formal cognitive testing and has followed a prudent strategy: it is better to not take a cognitive exam and be suspected of having dementia than to fail the test and remove all doubt. In lieu of cognitive testing, Biden has instructed Americans to observe his performance and draw their own conclusions as to his mental and physical fitness to serve a second term as POTUS.
In today’s episode, I abide by the President’s request. I gather abundant evidence from Biden’s public performance, opinions from expert’s and “knowledgeable informants”, and present the evidence which reflects upon his mental and physical fitness for duty as POTUS. People can draw their own conclusions what that evidence means.
My guest is HealthCare Economist Ron Howrigon. In 2017, Ron wrote Flatlining: How Healthcare Could Kill the US Economy and had some dire predictions for our healthcare system and our economy if substantial changes weren’t implemented. Today, Ron discusses his sequel to Flatlining called: CLEAR! Reforming Healthcare to Save the US Economy. In the movie “Don’t Look Up”, an asteroid the size of Mount Everest is headed toward earth. A group of astronomers warn the President that unless something is done urgently to alter the asteroid’s course, earth will be destroyed. The strategy of the President and her government is, “Don’t look up.” That is, if you don’t look up you won’t see the asteroid on collision course with earth, and somehow everything will be okay. Similarly, as the National Debt continues to soar, an ever-increasing Healthcare Cost is like an economy-destroying asteroid that’s largely being ignored right now. In effect we’re following the “Don’t Look Up” strategy. How do we reign in the cost of US Healthcare, while maintaining access and quality and at the same time providing coverage for all who want it? Stay tuned and find out.
Molecular biologist and immunologist Valentin Bruttel discusses what he believes is compelling molecular evidence indicating SARS-CoV-2 was engineered in a lab. He is the co-author, along with Alex Washburne, and Tony VanDongen of the preprint entitled: Endonuclease fingerprint indicates a synthetic origin of SARS-CoV-2. He recently published a comprehensive analysis of the molecular evidence pointing to a lab origin of COVID-19 in a YouTube presentation entitled: SARS-CoV-2 Origin: How we were misled and how molecular evidence proves it came from a lab.
On 3/17/23, the MSM news cycle was dominated by an incredible claim by a group of international scientists: “new data” from early 2020 linked raccoon dogs at the Wuhan Seafood Market to the origin of COVID-19. When “Raccoon Dog Mediapalooza” commenced, journalists and science reporters had no data, no preprint, and no peer reviewed paper to validate the claims of these scientists. Now we have all three. Independent analysis of the “new data” shows that the international scientists, largely comprised of “the usual suspects,” have once again misrepresented the evidence to support their preferred narrative [a natural spillover at the Huanan Seafood Market] and have co-opted the mainstream media to amplify it. Today, I interview Dr. Steven Massey to discuss #raccoondoggate, the data, what it shows—and more importantly, what it does not show. Spoiler alert: No credible evidence links raccoon dogs to the origin of COVID-19. Period. After interviewing Steve, one conclusion is clear: it is absurd to conclude from the “new data” that an infected raccoon dog at the Huanan Seafood Market is linked to the origin of COVID-19. We answer the question proposed in the first installment of this travesty: Yes, raccoon dogs are the new pangolins! Dr. Massey is a researcher in bioinformatics, metagenomics and genomics, complexity and molecular evolution.
In early February, Kevin McKernan, Chief Science Officer of Medicinal Genomics, was deep sequencing Moderna and Pfizer bivalent booster vaccines to help solve a technical problem with his sequencing process when he made an entirely unexpected discovery: the Pfizer and Moderna bivalent booster samples were contaminated with DNA that contained the Spike protein gene within it. Self-replicating DNA plasmids containing the spike protein gene are an integral part of the manufacturing process to make the Pfizer and Moderna COVID vaccines; they are not supposed to be in the final product injected into humans. Kevin repeated the analysis on Pfizer’s monovalent vaccine [the original COVID-19 vaccine requiring 3 jabs] using multiple different measuring tools and arrived at the same result: Plasmid DNA with the Spike gene contaminating the vaccine. When he measured the quantity of DNA it was an order of magnitude higher than the acceptable limit specified by the European Medicines Agency [EMA] in some lots. Today, I have Kevin McKernan in the virtual studio to explain his research, what he found, and what it means. #Plasmidgate.
On March 17th, at least 17 major news outlets published a story claiming a group of scientists had analyzed new genetic data from Chinese and that data linked raccoon dogs at the Huanan Seafood Market to the origin of COVID-19. At best, it was journalistic misfeasance, at worst it was willful misdirection. At the time “raccoon dog mediapalooza” dominated the news cycle, there was no data, no preprint, nor peer reviewed paper available for independent examination of the scientist’s claims. “Raccoon dog mediapalooza” was based on “quotes” from “the usual suspects”; a cabal of virologists that have misstated, distorted, and/or overstated the evidence pointing to a natural spillover since the beginning of the pandemic. Today, I interview veteran journalist Mike Balter for the insider’s perspective of the mainstream media coverage of the investigation of the origin of COVID-19 since the beginning. Their over-reliance on “the usual suspects” a small group of virologists with clear self interest in the outcome of an investigation into the origin of COVID-19. Mike has been a working journalist for more than four decades and wrote for Science Magazine for 25 of those years. It’s a long interview but filled with many profound insights.
On March 17th, 2023, the news cycle was dominated by the announcement of an “international team of virologists and evolutionary biologists” that claimed to have analyzed data from China that showed raccoon dogs at the Wuhan Seafood Market were linked to the origin of COVID-19. Unfortunately, the scientists were unable to provide the data they had analyzed for independent examination.
Baffling to many was that the data used to implicate raccoon dogs as the reservoir animal for SARS-2, was the same data that had previously been analyzed in a preprint last year. Using the same data, the authors of the preprint concluded that the Wuhan Seafood market was a super spreader location not the location of the origin of COVID-19...
The evolutionary virologists implicating the raccoon dog were the usual suspects. A cabal of virologists that Jonathan Latham refers to as “Fauci’s COVID-19 Origins SWAT Team...” A small group of virologists who’ve tried to maintain the false narrative that science shows that COVID-19 was the result of natural spillover and attacking those providing evidence that suggests COVID-19 originated from a lab. Some of these evolutionary biologists are the same ones that told us three years ago that a virus 99% similar to SARS-CoV-2 had been isolated from pangolins and that pangolins could be the missing link in the natural spillover to humans... They were wrong.
Now, they’re telling us it’s a raccoon dog.
Today, I interview Steven Massey to discuss the claim by “The Usual Suspects” that “the data shows” the racoon dog is the new pangolin. Dr. Massey is a researcher in bioinformatics, metagenomics and genomics, complexity and molecular evolution.
On March 8th the Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Pandemic convened their investigation into the origins of COVID-19. Dr Jonathan Latham, “a card-carrying virologist” joins me to perform a warm autopsy on this first Subcommittee hearing on “Investigating the origin of COVID-19.” Dr Latham is the Editor of Independent Science news and the co-founder and executive director of the Bioscience Resource Project. While much of the proceeding was political theater, former CDC Director Robert Redfield continues to unravel the false narrative promoted by Drs Fauci, Farrar, Collins, and a cabal of scientists funded by them. While every scientist testifying at the hearing agreed that it was no conspiracy theory that COVID-19 might have come from a lab, it has becoming increasingly evident there was a conspiracy to mislead and deceive the public that the “science showed” that COVID-19 was the result of a natural spillover and that this was the consensus of scientists. We discuss the preponderance of evidence that points to a cover-up and a carefully constructed disinformation campaign to distract, deceive, and mislead the public’s attention away from extremely risky gain-of-function research that may have led to the pandemic of the century.
Last week, journalists from the WSJ reported that the US Department of Energy [DOE] had joined the FBI in concluding that the COVID-19 pandemic most likely arose from a lab leak in Wuhan. While the DOE assessment is supported by a growing body of circumstantial evidence in the public domain, the cloak and dagger manner in which it was leaked to the Press raises more questions than it answers. Today Sam Husseini and I discuss the DOE assessment—what we know and what we don’t know, the “limited hangout” post 9/11 that manipulated US public opinion to believe Iraq had WMDs, the WHO role in the ongoing investigation of the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and their appointment of Jeremy Farrar as Chief Scientist, and the rapidly evolving “official narrative” on the origin of COVID-19. Sam Husseini is an independent reporter covering WMDs and biowarfare since 9/11.
Last week, Adrian Jones, Daoyu Zhang, Steven Massey, Yuri Deigin, Louis Nemzer, and Steven Quay reported out on an ingenious analysis of genomic datasets from NCBI that indicate a lab in Wuhan was performing potentially risky genetic engineering manipulations on a novel coronavirus that was previously unreported. The manipulation? Inserting a MERS spike protein into a previously unreported coronavirus. MERS has a case fatality rate of over 30%. What is clear from the analysis is that at least one lab in Wuhan was performing risky gain-of-function research on unreported coronaviruses before the pandemic started, the kind that could have created SARS-CoV-2. It also shows that risky GOF research is being conducted in Wuhan that has no identifiable medical benefit, but has the potential to create a pandemic level pathogen. Today I interview Steven Massey, a professor of bioinformatics that has been actively researching the origin of SARS-CoV-2 since the pandemic began and one of the authors of this significant discovery. We discuss the paper, how his team discovered this novel engineered coronavirus from Wuhan, and what it means in the search for the origin of COVID-19...
Jonathan R Latham PhD is a “card-carrying” virologist, the co-founder and Executive Director of the Bioscience Resource Project, and the Editor of Independent Science News. In the first half of today’s interview, we discuss several theories of the origin of COVID-19, Fauci’s COVID Origin SWAT Team, the significance of RaTG-13 and those Mojang Miners, accelerated viral evolution in immunocompromised hosts, and much more. In the second half, we discuss the many unusual features of the 2014 Ebola Outbreak in West Africa that point to an “unnatural” origin, and the many similarities to the COVID-19 outbreak in Wuhan.
Today, I interview independent reporter Jimmy Tobias. Jimmy successfully challenged the NIH to have the redactions removed from Dr Fauci’s emails surrounding his secret deliberations with NIH Director Francis Collins, Jeremy Farrar, and several renown virologists regarding the possible lab origin of COVID-19. We discuss the content of those unredacted emails between Drs. Fauci, Collins, Farrar and a cabal of internationally recognized virologists in the first nine days of February 2020. These emails followed the now notorious February 1st, 2020, secret teleconference arranged by Jeremy Farrar and Anthony Fauci to discuss the unanimous opinion of four renown virologists that the virus responsible for the COVID-19 pandemic had genetic features that looked “potentially engineered” and was “inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory.” Within days of that secret teleconference, these virologists made a 180-degree about-face and wrote a highly influential correspondence in Nature Medicine entitled: The Proximal Origin of SARS-CoV-2 stating unequivocally that the virus responsible for the COVID-19 could not have come from a lab. How the authors of The Proximal Origin Correspondence came to this reversal so quickly and so adamantly without any credible science to justify it was a mystery... until the redactions from Fauci emails were removed.
My guest is epidemiologist and biosecurity expert, Raina MacIntyre. Dr MacIntyre is Head of the Biosecurity Program at the Kirby Institute, and Professor of Global Biosecurity at UNSW. Today we discuss her latest book DARK WINTER: An insider’s guide to Pandemics and biosecurity.
We discuss a series of unnatural outbreaks [lab leaks or deliberate misuse] that have occurred over the past 70 years: Sverdlovsk anthrax release, Rajneeshee bioterror attacks, Amerithrax attacks, and others... Raina breaks down the patterns and features they have in common. We discuss the highly unusual features of the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and the 2019 COVID-19 outbreak that raise questions about a possible unnatural origin of these outbreaks.
In every case, the outbreak was initially deemed a natural occurrence by scientists, but later [often many years later] were determined to have had an unnatural origin. Common features in these cases are denial, a cover-up, silence, and often an “information war” led by scientists to control the narrative.
The conclusions are inescapable and unsettling: When it comes to investigating an unusual outbreak, we cannot leave the scientists in charge of the investigation. And second, in an era of widely available synthetic biology, accelerated natural selection, and covert DUROC, we face an existential threat from bioweapons of mass destruction. The odds have already shifted dramatically in favor of any outbreak being due to a lab leak or deliberate misuse rather than due to a natural occurrence.
Today I interview independent journalist Sam Husseini. Sam has covered the COVID-19 pandemic origins since the beginning and covered WMD’s since 9/11. Today, we discuss the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, the origins of the massive escalation in the bioweapons/biodefense arms race, Amerithrax, Dr Fauci, and the concerted disinformation campaign to misdirect the public’s attention away from highly risky biodefense research. We discuss Sam’s latest deep dive into the 2014 Ebola outbreak in West Africa and a possible connection to a US run biodefense lab in Kenema, Sierra Leon.
Just over one year ago, a TOP SECRET “biodefense” research proposal called Project DEFUSE was leaked to the public by DRASTIC. The proposal was originally submitted to DARPA [the DEFENSE ADVANCED RESEARCH PROJECTS AGENCY] on behalf of EcoHealth Alliance in March 2018.
The proposed research would take some 180 previously unreported SARS-like coronaviruses, insert human specific furin cleavage sites into them, and then pass these genetically engineered viruses through Human Airway Epithelium cell cultures to test their pathogenicity to humans.
Experts have called this research proposal “a blueprint” for creating SARS-CoV-2 in a lab.
Principal investigators listed in the Project DEFUSE proposal were Peter Daszak, President of EcoHealth Alliance, GOF-Meister Ralph Baric from the University of North Carolina, and the Bat Lady, Shi Zhengli, from the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Peter Daszak and DARPA have denied Project DEFUSE was ever carried out.
On October 6th, we learned that one of the reviewers of that Project DEFUSE proposal reported that the research was already underway when the proposal was submitted to DARPA in March 2018. Today I review what we know about Project DEFUSE and how that research may provide the missing link in the search for the origin of COVID-19.
Where did Covid-19 come from? Did gain-of-function research cause the COVID-19 pandemic, and could it cause another? Was the vaccine rollout guided more by economics and market factors than equity and medical need? These questions are only scratching the surface. Today’s episode covers all this and more from the key findings and recommendations in that report.
Jeffrey Sachs, Chair of the Lancet COVID-19 Commission and charged with oversight of 11 different Task Forces investigating various aspects of the COVID-19 pandemic, was interviewed on the DEFENDER Podcast and shared his remarkable experiences with one Task Force. Sachs does a scathing takedown of the junk science published in reputable scientific journals that has been used to support the false narrative that “the science shows COVID-19 was the result of a natural spillover.”
On August 3rd, 2022, the Senate Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Spending Oversight held a hearing to discuss the threat of gain-of-function research and the origin of COVID-19.
Doctors Richard Ebright, Steven Quay, and Kevin Esvelt testified publicly before the committee. In their collective testimony, we finally hear the inconvenient truth about dangerous gain of function research and the mountain of evidence supporting a possible lab origin of COVID-19.
These experts candidly discuss what Doctors Fauci and Collins have never publicly said out loud. The only conspiracy that has been perpetrated against the American people is the coverup of what these scientists have been trying to tell the world for the past two and a half years.
At the Coronavirus Task Force Press Conference on April 17th, 2020, Dr. Fauci establishes a false narrative that “the science” supports one credible scientific hypothesis for the origin of the COVID-19 Pandemic- a natural zoonosis. This episode examines the “nightmare of circumstantial evidence” that Dr. Fauci had to ignore, conceal, and eliminate from his public orations to establish the false narrative and the myriad reasons why, if proven correct, the lab leak hypothesis would be an epic disaster for Drs. Fauci, Collins, and gain-of-functionologists. We also examine the abundant evidence of the behind-the-scenes role of NIH Director Francis Collins in pushing the false narrative, and his efforts to disparage and discredit those discussing the evidence pointing to a possible lab leak by labelling them as conspiracy theorists.
On January 31, 2020, the day after the WHO declared the 2019 novel coronavirus outbreak a Public Health Emergency of International Concern, Big Science in the US and the UK learned an inconvenient truth. An international group of virologists that had been studying the genetic sequence of SARS Coronavirus-2 unanimously agreed that the 2019 novel coronavirus genome was “inconsistent with expectations from evolutionary theory” and contained unusual features that indicated it might have been engineered in a lab.
This shocking revelation prompted Dr. Anthony Fauci to call a secret meeting attended by an international list of “Who’s who” in Big Science, gain-of-function research, and virology to discuss the possible non-natural origin of COVID-19.
Today’s episode examines the events surrounding that remarkable February 1st, 2020, meeting and the expressed opinions of the experts who attended it. From their unredacted emails, only recently made public, we discover that the expert’s opinions on the origin of COVID-19 expressed privately at the February 1st meeting were shockingly inconsistent with what many of these same scientists were saying publicly in the days and weeks following.
That meeting marked the beginning of a concerted effort by Big Science and a cabal of scientists to conceal the inconvenient truth and launch a coordinated disinformation campaign to control the narrative on the origin of COVID-19.
Why is it important to study the origin of the pandemic of the century? Knowing how a pandemic started, is the key to preventing the next one. Unless we learn from history, we’re destined to repeat it.
Today, I interview Yuri Deigin, a biotech researcher, entrepreneur, and founding member of DRASTIC, to discuss the evidence that led him to believe there is a greater than ninety-percent chance that COVID-19 originated from the Wuhan Institute of Virology...
Knowing how a pandemic started is the key to stopping the next one.
A novel bat coronavirus first appears in Wuhan, China in November of 2019. This family of coronaviruses normally reside in bats living in caves 1000 miles south of Wuhan. Understanding where the virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir will help prevent a similar pandemic in the future.
Two competing theories, with vastly different implications, quickly emerged to explain where this virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir. Both are plausible. Both have merit. Episode two critically examines both theories of origin of COVID-19 as of April 2020.
Knowing how a pandemic started is the key to stopping the next one. Understanding where the virus causing COVID-19 originated and how it entered the human reservoir will help prevent a similar pandemic in the future.
SARS Coronavirus-2 first appeared in Wuhan, China in November 2019. There are two competing theories to explain where this virus came from and how it entered the human reservoir. One theory is a natural “spillover” event. The second is the Wuhan Institute of Virology “lab leak” theory. Both are possible. Both are based on circumstantial evidence.
This episode presents an overview of the evidence accumulated since our May 2020 episode, “The Enemy Appears.” In the 20 months since then, much evidence has accumulated on the origin of COVID-19. Unfortunately, it all points to the “lab leak” hypothesis.