A year ago, in January 2020, the city of Wuhan locked down as we all watched on in horror. Around the globe we were glued to our TV screens, watching footage of people falling to the ground. A novel virus, lethal and contagious, was on the loose.
Someone had eaten a bat in a wet market. Something about a pangolin. Humans were now spreading the virus, but we weren’t quite sure how. I was in suspended animation, confused and alarmed in equal measure.
I watched the TV with a furrowed brow, wondering why flights continued to leave a country that had closed off its own cities. A coach full of repatriated UK citizens was on the motorway, heading towards Merseyside. The driver seemed nonchalant; he wasn’t wearing a mask. What if this virus could spread on our shores?
February 2020, picking up my children from school. ‘Will the virus come here?’ my seven-year-old daughter asked. ‘No,’ I replied, and meant it. ‘To London, maybe. But not to our village. We don’t have underground trains, we have lots of space and fresh air. We’ll be fine, don’t worry.’
On our TV screens, what felt like a slow-motion train-wreck continued to unfold. Now, we witnessed scenes in an ICU in Italy. Medical staff were gowned up, as though in a scene from Contagion. Patients gasped for breath, and spilled out into hallways. The health system was overwhelmed, there weren’t enough beds, doctors had to play God and decide who to save.
March, and to our collective horror, the virus was now in the UK. There was a sense of inevitability, but at the same time it felt like a bizarre dream. We sneezed into our elbows and washed our hands whilst singing ‘Happy Birthday’ in our heads. Kids were packed off to school with hand sanitiser in their bags, if you could get hold of it.
After a weekend of being asked to distance ourselves from each other when outside of our own homes, the unthinkable happened and we were suddenly in lockdown.
Shock, and then adjustment. We were all in this together. A few weeks to flatten the curve.
The sun shone and I sowed vegetable seeds with enthusiasm, thinking about how by the time I’d harvest them, this would all be over. We had ample stocks of toilet paper, but we had to buy different pasta and you couldn’t get hold of tinned tomatoes.
Booking an ASDA slot was like securing a concert ticket, and we shared tips on where to buy flour and yeast in WhatsApp groups. I worked, I Zoom called, I baked, I refereed the kids’ fights and swallowed down my guilt about their screen time. We discovered long, circular walks we could go on from our own front door, and my car battery slowly went flat.
When we encountered other people out walking, we did the polite dance of crossing the road to avoid breathing each other’s exhaled air. We had lists of symptoms to look out for. Three coughs and you’re out.
The radio pumped out news and updates. They were developing tests, but the tests were inaccurate. The NHS was short on PPE, and normal people should emphatically not wear masks because masks don’t work (said the WHO and Dr Fauci over in the US).
Deaths, apparently, could be ascribed to Covid-19 even in the absence of tests. Even if the person died of something else. So that we didn’t miss anything… that was important. Autopsies were now unnecessary, cremations were fast-tracked. ‘That’s strange,’ I thought, and continued loading the dishwasher.
Deaths, deaths and more deaths blaring out of the radio and the TV. Deaths in care homes, and why were they not being reported? The following week, they had been added to the figures. We became numb to these numbers.
Not wanting to add to these deaths, we stayed in our gardens so as not to burden the NHS. On Thursdays, we clapped for the NHS. It never felt quite right, a bizarre ritual. My daughter had a medical issue, I couldn’t take her to a GP. ‘What are all the GPs doing?’ I wondered.
We had a glimpse of normality in the summer, and life went on – albeit in a strange, curtailed form. Lockdown was lifted, until local restrictions started. The contact tracing app stalked my phone, appearing in the app store and on Facebook ads: ‘Download me to stop your family dying’.
I resurrected an old flip phone and bought a £1 SIM card, ready to pull out if asked about the app. For the first time in my life, suddenly suspicious of surveillance and protective of my privacy, I turned the location setting off on the apps on my smartphone.
Masks were introduced: They did work, after all. Not for you, but for others. And we all wanted to keep each other safe and protect the NHS. We could spread the virus any time, without knowing it. That was the nature of this strange, new virus. Tests were developed and seemingly, these worked now too. They must have ironed out the kinks that were reported before.
These anomalies were filed away, with a sense of things not being right. It must be due to incompetence. Bloody Tories.
Fast-forward to September, and parents across the land finally exhaled. Children went back to school and parents sat in quiet houses for the first time in months, marvelling at the feeling of being able to think again. The dreamlike quality receded, a strange spell broken, and for the first time I started articulating the questions that had plagued me throughout the spring and summer.
It seemed that others were asking questions too.
I followed a couple of Facebook pages which talked about the Coronavirus crisis being a scam, and about freedom. I was surprised to see huge freedom marches in London that were not being reported on the TV. Police were charging at people in riot gear, why was this happening? It felt like an electric shock to my brain, and I couldn’t process this new side of the world that I was seeing.
I started Googling, and puzzled when things didn’t appear, I tried Duck Duck Go. A world of information opened up. Much of it seemed extreme, and didn’t make sense to me. Yet for every few posts I couldn’t relate to, the odd one would stop me in my tracks with a sense of recognition.
I read about a video of a German doctor called Heiko Schoning, who had been about to speak, during a freedom march – he was arrested and bundled into Wandsworth prison. I wanted to know what a doctor could possibly have to say that would be worth arresting him for.
I tracked down the video of this doctor speaking outside Wandsworth prison. I watched it, eyes wide and holding my breath. A light switched on. This didn’t sound like a conspiracy theory, this sounded like economics.
As the autumn progressed, and my newfound awareness of ‘events that were not reported on the BBC’ developed, it seemed that we were being sorted into two groups. On the one hand, you had the majority. People wore the masks, did the elbow-bumps, kept their distance, downloaded the app, and posted proudly on Facebook to say they were self-isolating.
On the other hand, you had… the granny killers.
As a then 40-year-old mum of two who had avoided controversy my whole life, I wouldn’t have expected to find myself in this much-maligned group. I was one of the good people, and I certainly didn’t want to kill Granny. I was worried about Granny: About isolation, loneliness, access to healthcare.
I kept quiet for some time, and my new hobby became searching down information and verifying it from official sources. As a former researcher, I felt equipped to do this. As someone who has always felt compelled to ask questions, it felt essential to do this.
As I went down the rabbithole, following a trail of data that didn’t add up and facts that didn’t make sense to places much deeper and darker – I asked a lot of questions. Some of these were the exact same questions that had occurred to me way back during the dreamlike lockdown period, which I had pushed aside because I didn’t know what to do with them.
These are my questions.
WHO advice and global response
Why did China and the WHO issue advice that SARS-CoV-2 could not be spread by humans, allowing people to travel freely, before reversing this advice?
Why were flights allowed out of Wuhan after the city had locked down?
Why did almost all global governments take co-ordinated (and never seen before) measures to lock down, destroy their economies, deny medical treatment for non-Covid illnesses, and impose heavy surveillance on citizens?
Why have so many countries misattributed cause of death to Covid-19, even for car accidents or suicides within weeks of a positive Covid-19 test?
Why were hospitals in the US incentivised to put people on ventilators, which it later transpired contributed to many unnecessary deaths?
Why were elderly Covid-19 patients discharged from hospitals and straight into care homes, where they went on to infect vulnerable residents in huge numbers? Could this outcome not have been predicted?
Why was a paper published in the Lancet suggesting hydroxychloroquine is dangerous and could kill people, based on giving many times the correct dose – and then retracted?
Isolation, purification and sequencing of SARS-CoV-2
Why do hundreds of freedom of information requests reveal that various government departments have no evidence of the virus having been isolated and purified where the patient sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic material (e.g. monkey kidney cells aka vero cells; liver cancer cells)?
Has the virus ever been genetically sequenced, or is our understanding of the virus reliant on computer models?
Why do all the tests and vaccines rely on sequences for a small number of spike proteins, rather than the full SARS-CoV-2 virus? Where did they get these spike protein sequences from, are they computer-generated?
Prior immunity, asymptomatic transmission and new strains
Why are governments claiming there is no level of population immunity to SARS-CoV-2, when there is evidence that T-cell immunity from previous infection with similar coronaviruses confers immunity to SARS-CoV-2? There are around seven different coronaviruses in circulation in the UK.
Why are governments claiming that immunity from infection with SARS-CoV-2 may only be transient, when people who had SARS in 2003 still have T-cell immunity now – 18 years later?
Why is there a focus on antibody testing as evidence for immunity, when we know the antibody response will fade and yet T-cell immunity will persist?
Why did the WHO change the definition of herd immunity to imply it can only be achieved by vaccination? (Archived old definition here, new definition here). In fact, the revised definition quoted in the linked article is slightly different to what is currently on the WHO website, so it has perhaps been updated again to clarify that the WHO supports herd immunity through vaccination.
Why are governments so committed to the myth of asymptomatic transmission, when the science tells us asymptomatic transmission does not happen – and that pre-symptomatic transmission is not a major driver of any pandemic?
Why is the UK government making claims about new strains of SARS-CoV-2 being more transmissible, and more deadly – when the science does not support this at all?
Inaccurate PCR testing
Why was the Corman-Drosten paper on PCR testing published in the journal Eurosurveillance on 23rd January 2020, rapidly and with no peer review? Why, when a team of expert researchers critiqued this paper in November 2020 and exposed ten major flaws, did Eurosurveillance not retract it?
Why are the cycle thresholds of PCR tests never reported? Why have labs around the globe been using cycle thresholds of 35 or higher, which are known to be completely unreliable and likely to detect dead nucleotides rather than an active virus?
Why did Dr Kary Mullis, the Nobel laureate in Chemistry who invented the PCR test, say, ‘with PCR, if you do it well, you can find almost anything in anybody?’ (He was not able to comment specifically on the use of PCR tests in the detection of SARS-CoV-2, as he died in August 2019. He also gives his views on the CDC’s Dr Fauci in this clip.)
Why did Dominic Raab say to Kay Burley, on Sky News, ‘The challenge is that the false positive rate is very high, so only 7% of tests will be successful in identifying those that actually have the virus’? You can read Professor Carl Heneghan and Dr Mike Yeadon’s views on the prevalence of false positives.
If the issue of false positives was known by the UK government, why did they continue using PCR tests at undisclosed cycle thresholds? Why did the WHO only admit that PCR cycles of 40 and above lead to false positives in December 2020, and finally issue guidance to lower the cycle thresholds in January 2021?
Why were tests done by private Lighthouse Labs and in some cases inexperienced staff, when the NHS had a network of labs and trained staff who could arguably have done the job more effectively? Diagnostic pathologist Dr Clare Craig claims we are in a false positive pseudo-epidemic, and explains exactly how the errors in Covid testing can occur.
How to lie with statistics?
Why does the UK government (and others) manipulate Covid-19 case and death statistics, so that both are wildly exaggerated? Ivor Cummins, Joel Smalley, Statistics Guy and AdapNation provide alternative analysis of the same datasets the government relies on. If you pay close attention, you can start to understand how the government figures are manipulated to fit the narrative.
Why throughout the pandemic has a Covid-19 ‘case’ not required symptoms, when illness has never been diagnosed in the absence of symptoms in the past?
Why are repeated covid tests conducted in hospitals are counted as separate ‘cases’?
Why are deaths ascribed to Covid-19, even in instances when it is clearly not the cause of death?
Why has data modelling been used so extensively when it has been shown to be inaccurate, and we have real data to work with?
Why, when you go back and check case and death statistics weeks after an alarming government briefing, do you always find the numbers have been drastically reduced?
Why do coronavirus statistics from the Government dashboard and those reported on the news bear no relation to the Public Health England Notifications of Infectious Diseases (NOIDs) statistics? This article by Aleks Nowak and Dr Clare Craig, with assistance from Joel Smalley and Dr Jonathan Engler, explains the issues clearly.
Why does the government not report deaths in context? When excess deaths in 2020 resemble a typical year overall, why is this context never given? Why does all the government messaging promote fear, rather than inform and empower people?
Where has the flu gone? How can flu cases be lower because of lockdowns, masks and social distancing… and yet Covid-19 cases are high because no one is wearing masks and social distancing? When coronaviruses and influenza viruses spread in the same way, through aerosol transmission?
Why are we repeatedly told that lockdowns work to suppress SARS-CoV-2 when the data shows that for all three UK lockdowns, cases were declining before lockdowns were announced?
Why has the UK government never conducted a proper risk assessment for lockdowns?
Why are we accepting an increase in mental health issues, self-harm and suicides, including in children and teenagers? Cancer patients missing treatment? Poverty and homelessness increasing? Domestic abuse?
Why were hospitals and GPs closing their doors to non-Covid patients even during the summer of 2020, when Covd-19 cases were at their lowest levels and hospitals would have had capacity?
Why do only Covid-19 deaths seem to matter?
Why are countries around the world going billions of pounds into debt, and allowing all but the largest businesses to crumble – for a virus with an infection fatality rate similar to flu? In even the worst flu season, we have never closed down the world and wrecked global economies.
Why are we told to wear masks when the scientific consensus, prior to 2019, was that masks are not effective at preventing viral transmission? Why were we told even by Dr Fauci that masks are ineffective, and yet suddenly the decision was reversed – had the evidence changed?
Why, when the Danish randomised controlled trial of mask efficacy revealed that masks make no difference in transmission of SARS-CoV-2, were mask mandates not reversed?
Why can you read on boxes of masks that they will not provide any protection against Covid-19 or any other viruses or contaminants?
Why are masks mandated when numerous instances of harm have been reported, from oxygen deprivation to an increase in bacterial pneumonia? There is a wealth of information available, with evidence supporting multiple positions – but it’s clear that masks are far from a benign intervention.
Vaccine trials, safety and efficacy
Why did the vaccine trials only look at severity of symptoms, but not whether people can catch the virus, pass on the virus, or die as a result of it?
Why were animal trials skipped during the development of coronavirus vaccines in 2020, when huge numbers of animals died during previous attempts to develop coronavirus vaccines? Animals which initially tolerated vaccines well died on exposure to a wild coronavirus, due to Antibody-Dependent Enhancement (ADE) or pathogenic priming – which results in an extreme immune response that can be fatal. Given this knowledge, why were animal trials not deemed crucial in 2020?
How did vaccine manufacturers develop a vaccine under a year, when it usually takes seven years or more? How can we possibly have long-term safety information, when the vaccines have not been studied over a long time period? In the absence of a time machine, how is this possible?
Why was Dr Wolfgang Wodarg and Dr Mike Yeadon’s letter to the EU regulators, imploring them to stop the vaccine rollout until further research had taken place, ignored?
Why has the UK government commissioned an Artificial Intelligence ‘to process the expected high volume of Covid-19 vaccine Adverse Drug Reaction (ADRs) and ensure that no details from the ADRs’ reaction text are missed’?
Why will the UK government not publish statistics on adverse drug reactions to vaccines, as they do in the United States with a Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), and as they do in many European countries?
Why do drug companies and anyone else involved in the development, distribution and giving of vaccines have no liability for vaccine injury or death?
Why, when all of the vaccines available only have temporary licences on an emergency basis and are defined as experimental, are people being coerced into taking them?
Why are cheap, well-established and safe treatments ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine being shunned in favour of mass vaccination campaigns?
Why has Dr Tess Lawrie, Director of the Evidence-Based Medicine Consultancy in Bath, written a letter followed up by a video plea to Boris Johnson to licence ivermectin for use in treating Covid-19?
Conflicts of interest and ignoring credible experts
Why is it never disclosed that Matt Hancock, Chris Whitty, Patrick Vallance and Neil Ferguson all have huge conflicts of interest – including shares in vaccine companies?
Why has Professor Neil Ferguson vastly, wildly overestimated the effect of epidemics and pandemics on both humans and animals (e.g. Foot and Mouth, BSE) for the last 20 years?
Why are people branded ‘conspiracy theorists’ for pointing out that the huge list of organisations the Bill & Melinda Gates foundation funds makes for some concerning conflicts of interest? The man who wants to vaccinate seven billion people funds the WHO, the BBC, Kings College London and the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
Why are hugely credible scientists such as Professor Sunetra Gupta and other Great Barrington Declaration signatories, Mike Yeadon, former CSO and VP of Pfizer Allergy and Respiratory Research, Professor Carl Heneghan, director of the University of Oxford’s Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine and Editor-in-Chief of BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine, and many others being ignored, censored and discredited?
Why is the World Doctors’ Alliance, an independent non-profit alliance of doctors, nurses, healthcare professionals and staff around the world who have united in the wake of the Covid-19 response, being ignored, censored and discredited?
Terror and police brutality
Why did the SAGE SPI-B Behavioural Economics team issue guidance on how to terrify the UK population into complying with social distancing, lockdown and other measures? Scroll down to Appendix B on Page 6 for an evaluation grid of various proposed measures. This document tells you a bit more about SPI-B.
Why did the Advertising Standards Agency demand the withdrawal of a series of UK Government coronavirus ads for use of misleading/inaccurate claims such as ‘one in three people are spreading coronavirus without knowing’? It’s difficult to find a copy of these adverts now, but I have seen some of them – perhaps you have too.
Why are police brutally attacking lockdown protestors, in the UK and around the world – through physical beating and the use of water cannons? Why are police harassing people for being outside of their home during lockdown (even when this is permitted), often very aggressively?
Censorship and media blackout
Why has the mainstream media not covered the massive protests in Germany, The Netherlands, Poland, Russia and many other countries – or downplayed the numbers attending such protests?
Why has there been no coverage of Danish protestors managing to overturn their country’s Epidemic Act, which would have allowed forced vaccination, by banging pots and pans for several days and nights outside of the Danish Parliament?
Why is questioning of vaccine safety and efficacy routinely censored on mainstream media and social media? Why are anti-vaxxers vilified? Why is open discussion and debate about vaccine safety and efficacy seen as dangerous? Why are videos from credible scientists, putting forward scientific facts and arguments, routinely pulled from YouTube?
Why does the media report only one side of the argument, favouring the official narrative, with a complete lack of investigation or questioning? Is that what we should expect from ‘news’?
Why is the German/US attorney Dr Reiner Fuellmich, part of the German Corona Investigative Committee, suing organisations in Germany and in class action lawsuits in the US over the fraudulent use of PCR tests? You can view his seminal video, Crimes Against Humanity, or read the transcript.
Why are Michael O’Bernicia and his legal team prosecuting UK Members of Parliament for pandemic fraud under common law? You can find out more on this podcast.
Why are there many other legal cases around the world, and yet we don’t hear anything about them?
Conspiracy theories, or conspiracy facts?
For all of the points I raise below, if you click on the links – take note of the sources I have referenced. The vast majority are from original source material – academic papers in reputable journals, and official websites such as the World Health Organisation.
Why was the Wuhan Institute of Virology doing research on bat coronaviruses and their ability to infect humans? Where was their funding from, and what was Dr Fauci’s involvement?
Why do several scientists claim that the SARS-CoV-2 virus sequence shows evidence of having been manipulated in a laboratory? Alina Chan was one of the first scientists to raise this possibility, but many more have since joined her in questioning the origins of the virus.
Was Dr Christian Drosten (the German virologist who shared his protocol for PCR testing with the world in January 2020) conducting ‘gain of function’ research with bat coronaviruses in 2009 and 2018? Gain of function research refers to altering the genetic makeup of viruses to increase their transmissibility to humans. It’s worth noting that in academic papers, the last author listed is the person who obtained the funding.
Why has Dr Christian Drosten never publicly mentioned this research, which is so pertinent to the current situation? Why does he not mention that very similar coronaviruses to SARS-CoV-2, as shown in the papers linked above, are endemic amongst bats in Europe – making it not such a novel coronavirus after all?
Why was the WHO definition of a pandemic loosened in 2009, so that a pandemic no longer had to cause ‘an enormous amount of deaths’ to trigger pandemic preparedness laws and agreements? This is an archive of the WHO pandemic definition in May 2009, and this is the WHO pandemic definition in September 2009. Does this definition make it easier to declare a pandemic, and why would the WHO want to do that?
Why did the Council of Europe investigate a manufactured Swine Flu hoax, as reported by Channel 4’s John Snow back in March 2010? Why did the former Chair of the Sub-committee on the Health of the Parliamentary Assembly, Dr Wolfgang Wodarg, accuse the WHO of lowering the definition of a pandemic in order for pharmaceutical companies and their shareholders to make huge profits?
Why did global leaders and heads of industry gather on 18th October 2019 to run through a pandemic preparedness planning exercise known as Event 201? Actors read from scripts, and pre-recorded news broadcasts were played. Scenarios were mapped out, and participants strategised their containment response for a respiratory virus pandemic starting in China.
Why does the World Economic Forum want to take advantage of the opportunity for change that a pandemic brings, in the form of a Great Reset? Why, at the time of writing in late January 2021, does the Great Reset video have 22k dislikes and only 4k likes on YouTube?
Why are the World Economic Forum partners – the same global finance, health and technology giants who arguably have caused many of the world’s problems – now calling for a different way?
How did Klaus Schwab, founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, manage to write, proofread and edit his book COVID-19: The Great Reset in just six months, to publish it in July 2020?
What are the United Nations sustainable development goals, Agenda 21 and Agenda 2030? People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace and Partnership all sound very positive. Could there be any negative consequences of these agendas? Can we achieve net zero carbon emissions with the population numbers we have today, or would these numbers have to be reduced – and how could this be achieved?
What is the Rockefeller Foundation’s 2010 Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development document about? This copy is a little easier to read. Does the Lock Step scenario on Page 18, ‘A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback’ bear any resemblance to events of 2020?
You can fact-check my claims, and you should – it’s important not to blindly trust anyone (whether that’s the BBC, a friend, someone with a public profile, or a stranger on the internet). However, Google censors this topic heavily and you will need to use Duck Duck Go to make any progress.
There is absolutely no reason the official ‘Fact Checker’ sites such as Snopes, Full Fact and PolitiFact should be given the status of ‘arbiter of truth’. Due to their funding and purpose, these sites will always side with the official narrative – that is not the same thing as the truth. If you want to fact-check claims, you need to go to source material and make your own judgements.