“Plandemic” fact checked and debunked. Citations and references noted.
Unfortunately, I am not aware of who did this, but please let me know if you find out.
Claim 1: Judy Mikovits worked for Dr. Anthony Fauci
Fact check: She was a research fellow with Francis “Frank” Ruscetti and Dr. David Derse, both at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). Dr. Anthony Fauci is the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease (NIAID). While NCI and NIAID are both institutes within the NIH (National Institutes of Health), she was certainly NOT an employee of Tony Fauci.
Claim 2: She was jailed
Fact check: She was in fact jailed for 5 days related to charges that she removed lab notebooks from her institute (WPI), see below for details.
Claim 3: “Her 1991 doctorial (sic) thesis revolutionized the treatment of HIV-AIDS”
Fact check: Okay, it’s doctoral not doctorial, but we’ll leave that aside. Her thesis has not done anything for the treatment of HIV-AIDS. That would be anti-retroviral therapies, which she had nothing to do with. In fact, it was first published in the Lancet in 1986 (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2869302). She did her thesis on developing a cell-line to study HIV — not exactly a miracle cure (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2187891/pdf/je17151705.pdf). While it’s great thesis work, it did not revolutionize the care of HIV-infected individuals.
Claim 3: “Animal and human fetal tissue use unleashed devastating plagues on humanity”
Fact check: The paper in question allegedly found DNA from a virus (XMRV — xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) in their samples from Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and control samples. Attempts to replicate the finding were unsuccessful. Robert Silverman, a co-author on the study, later found contamination with the viral DNA in the samples, which explains why other labs were unable to replicate the findings. Mikovits and others went on to find no association between the virus and CFS (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22991430).
See the retraction below:
Science issued a full retraction of the study:
“Science is fully retracting the Report “Detection of an infectious retrovirus, XMRV, in blood cells of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome” (1). Multiple laboratories, including those of the original authors (2), have failed to reliably detect xenotropic murine leukemia virus– related virus (XMRV) or other murine leukemia virus (MLV)–related viruses in chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) patients. In addition, there is evidence of poor quality control in a number of specific experiments in the Report. Fig. 1, table S1, and fig. S2 have been retracted by the authors (3). In response to concerns expressed about Fig. 2C [summarized in (4)], the authors acknowledged to Science that they omitted important information from the legend of this figure panel. Specifically, they failed to indicate that the CFS patient– derived peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMCs) shown in Fig. 2C had been treated with azacytidine as well as phytohemagglutinin and interleukin-2. This was in contrast to the CFS samples shown in Figs. 2A and 2B, which had not been treated with azacytidine. Given all of these issues, Science has lost confidence in the Report and the validity of its conclusions. We note that the majority of the authors have agreed in principle to retract the Report but they have been unable to agree on the wording of their statement. It is Science’s opinion that a retraction signed by all the authors is unlikely to be forthcoming. We are therefore editorially retracting the Report. We regret the time and resources that the scientific community has devoted to unsuccessful attempts to replicate these results.” -Bruce Alberts, Editor-in-Chief
1. V. C. Lombardi et al., Science 326, 585 (2009); 10.1126/science.1179052.
2. G. Simmons et al., Science 334, 814 (2011); 10.1126/science.1213841.
3. R. H. Silverman et al., Science 334, 176 (2011); 10.1126/science.1212182. 4. J. Cohen, ScienceInsider (4 October 2011); http://scim.ag/_Mikovits.
She has also made claims that XMRV has associations with Parkinson’s Disease, autism spectrum disorder, and multiple sclerosis; however, there is no research supporting these claims.
Literally no idea how this relates to animal and human fetal tissue, but hey, let’s use buzz words!
Claim 4: “The minions of big pharma waged war on Mikovits”
Fact check: The institute she worked for (Whittemore Peterson Institute, or WPI) filed charges against her alleging she removed lab notebooks and proprietary information from WPI. This is standard policy for every research institute. We’re not allowed to remove our lab notebooks from the lab. For one thing, she could fake data in it while it’s gone. For another, it’s not HER research — it belongs to whomever funded the research — in this case WPI. WPI is not “big pharma” (https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2012/06/criminal-charges-dropped-against-chronic-fatigue-syndrome-researcher-judy-mikovits#)
Whew — only 40 seconds in and it’s already full of fake claims. Let’s keep on going!
Claim 5: “She was arrested and put under a gag order because her ‘discovery’ went against the agreed upon narrative”
Fact check: For questions about her arrest, see Claim 2 and 7 (arrested for stealing lab notebooks — which is in fact, illegal). For the gag order bit — what is this gag order against? What was her “discovery” that went against the narrative? If she’s referring to her now retracted 2009 Science paper, SHE HERSELF went on to confirm that her paper was incorrect — there is no association between XMRV and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome.
Claim 6: “Heads of HHS (Health and Human Services) colluded and destroyed her reputation.”
Fact check: What does HHS have to do with her paper retraction and her taking her lab notebooks from WPI? She’s just throwing in every government agency she can to fire people up against “the institution”. Let’s throw in the department of agriculture, the DNR, heck, let’s blame the DMV! Also, why would they bother to destroy her reputation when she had done it herself by continuing to defend her retracted study?
Claim 7: “They charged her with nothing, but held her in jail.”
Fact check: She was charged with two felonies: “possession of stolen property and unlawful taking of computer data, equipment, supplies and other computer-related property” (https://www.chicagotribune.com/news/ct-met-mikovits-charges-main-20120615-story.html)
Also really loving the dramatic SWAT footage and saying she was “drug from her house”…yeah…she turned herself in (http://mynews4.com/news/local/judy-mikovits-turns-herself-in).
Claim 8: She has no constitution rights or freedoms
Fact check: Last I checked, Health and Human Services couldn’t take away someone’s constitutional rights. I know you can lose some rights if you’re a prisoner (i.e. the right to bear arms, etc), but yeah…this is super unclear to me.
Claim 9: Dr. Anthony Fauci directed a “cover-up”
Fact check: Cover-up of what, exactly? There is ZERO evidence that he took part in any cover-up. Her paper was retracted, and she was accused of taking WPI property from her lab. What did Tony Fauci have to do with any of this? She was at WPI at the time — not NIAID. She’s never even worked at NIAID…
Claim 10: “Dr. Fauci is only saying propaganda during coronavirus briefings”
Fact check: Dr. Fauci is giving the best advice possible given available data. Give me one example of him saying propaganda. Go ahead, I’ll wait… He is telling us to wash our hands, wear face masks, and avoid large gatherings. These are all things you should do when we have a highly infectious respiratory virus on the loose, one for which we have no vaccine.