I will pull no punches here. This is atrocious: PLANDEMIC Part 1 (Dr. Judy Mikovits). It appears on YouTube under at least two titles. But, they are being taken down as I type. Search for “Plandemic”.
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On Wednesday night, I recorded a video and posted it to YouTube. It was far from perfect, but it exploded in popularity. I did not anticipate the number of views (71,000 and climbing after 36 hours), nor the vitriol that it would generate. I also prepared a shorter, cleaned-up video and loaded it natively onto FB.
I was commenting on an unusually long (>20 min) preview for an upcoming movie called Plandemic. Many other pundits and multiple media outlets have reported on the video (here’s an example from Buzzfeed). You may have a hard time finding a working link. FB, YT, and Vimeo are suppressing the video even though it has tens of millions of views. The director and on-screen interviewer is Mikki Willis, a New-Age Buddhist who had a video go viral a couple of years ago.
The main part of the preview focuses on the life of a woman named Judy Mikovits. There is an entire page dedicated to her at RetractionWatch.org. Snopes has a lot to say about her as well. Many people think she is the golden child of scientific and Christian integrity. But the reality is much more messy. Be careful when interacting with people where Judy is concerned. They will attempt to pillory you (I am speaking from experience).
She has a BS in Chemistry and a PhD in biology. Her thesis had to do with HIV. She is not an important scientist in any sense, but a hagiography is building around her. The video claims her work revolutionized HIV treatment. But the PNAS paper coming from this research has been cited only a few times. I do not know why she was second author on a paper that is supposedly at the center of her doctoral work.
She worked for labs in Maryland, Michigan, and Nevada. Her main claim to fame is a retracted 2009 paper that claimed a virus, XMRV, caused chronic fatigue syndrome. The cancer cells were cultivated in mice before she searched for the virus, providing all sorts of opportunity for contamination. The retraction notice in Science cited “poor quality control issues in a number of specific experiments” and a failure of her lab and others to validate the findings. She has also been accused of fabricating results (duplicate figures).
What a mess: She was fired from her job in Reno, NV, then was arrested in California on an out-of-state warrant (directly contradicting statements she made in the video) and spent five days in jail for theft. She was accused of having laboratory notebooks, a computer, and other things in her possession that belonged to the company, but the lab books may have been locked in her desk the whole time. Charges were eventually dropped. I do not know why. But the director of the lab was in trouble for making illegal campaign contributions and the judge had to recuse himself from the case because he had received some donations from this guy. She then turned around and sued both the company and multiple employees, but this lawsuit was dismissed on technical grounds (she failed to provide documentation in time).
She claims to have discovered evidence that millions of people were being killed, getting cancer, and/or developing autism due to XMRV contamination of vaccines. But note that her 2009 paper had nothing to do with this and there is no other publication record for her to support the claim. A 2006 paper (that she was not part of) incorrectly concluded XMRV was present in prostate cancer cells and has also been retracted.
She wrote a book in 2014 Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth about Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism, and Other Diseases. This week it exploded onto the best-seller list.
She worked under Frank Rusetti at NIH for several years but claims none other than Anthony Fauci told her in an email that she would be arrested if she returned to Rusetti’s lab. Fauci uncategorically denies this allegation.
I anticipate that many people are going to ask us about this. Many others will be influenced by the ideas promulgated in the video and in the upcoming documentary. We are going to have our hands full. I also suspect that the US government has lost the information battle about vaccines. But, for the sake of my fellow Christians I intend on keeping up the fight. If they can get suckered by such malevolent people, they can easily fall into heterodox or even heretical positions. Yet I am afraid I am not up to the task. I am but a loudmouth on a bully pulpit. Soil Deo gloria.