This post started out to review the Plandemic movie, because several people had forwarded it to me and asked what I thought. Plandemic is like a mini-documentary in the form of an interview of Dr. Judy Mikovits. It tries to link bad science and Dr. Fauci to the Coronavirus pandemic and there is a cast of other supporting characters consisting of mostly ER doctors who shed light on some of the problems with the COVID data and its interpretation.
My alarm bells started going off pretty early. Dr. Mikovits is obviously smart and has a good command of scientific concepts and language. She has a dual PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology and has authored dozens of scientific papers and worked at the National Cancer Institute and the private Whittemore Petersen Institute (WPI). She said several things that weren’t true and the fact-checking article in the journal Science has a good summary.
In the movie, she repeatedly claims that Dr. Fauci was the mastermind behind suppressing her research on Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and implies that he played a role in her arrest, but it is lacking in details. Her Wikipedia page describes it clear enough.
Overall, I think Plandemic is a heavily biased movie that uses Dr. Micovits' story to discredit Dr. Fauci, the scientific community and "the government" and it doesn't add any evidence like you would need for a good conspiracy theory. Dr. Micovits didn't appear credible to me.
If you want to learn more about Dr. Mikovits, you should listen to this interview by Dr. Joseph Mercola. I watched it and took notes. If you don’t have the 90 minutes to watch the whole thing, then I encourage you to at least watch the first 10 minutes because it is very instructive.
The interview was eye opening for two reasons. First, it reveals that Dr. Mikovits can not offer a cogent summary of what she thinks is causing COVID 19. The ghost of Dr. Fauci is ever-present in her blizzard of loosely connected ideas and theories. It appears that she thinks COVID 19 is caused by a coronavirus created in a Wuhan lab and somehow Fort Detrick is involved. But that’s not all. The disease called COVID 19 apparently also requires prior exposure to other things like tainted vaccines and/or blood from infected cell lines from monkey kidneys, dog tissue and/or the mouse virus called XMRV.
She talks about XMRV a lot. For sure, she thinks, those who are dying of COVID are those who have been previously infected with XMRV and she says there is a lot of data to support that. She is confident that those in Italy received a Flu vaccine that was tainted. She also asserts that XMRV causes Chronic Fatigue Syndrome but her one retracted study is the only one to show that; XMRV or other retroviruses are also linked to autism, Lou Gehrig’s disease, fibromyalgia, lyme disease, cancer, cytopenias, thrombosis, and the cytokine storm. The only consistent theme apparent to me is that she thinks she is persecuted by the FDA, NIH, government and Dr. Fauci.
The second eye opener is that Dr. Mercola appears to embrace all her notions and accepts her barrage as credible.
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