The post hoc fallacy is the mistaken inference that, if one event occurs after another, the earlier event must have caused the latter.
For example, if I get a sunburn on my nose and then have a car accident, the sunburn must have caused the accident.
In the case of Covid, it is widely assumed that a positive test for the SARS-CoV-2 virus proves that it was the cause of disease symptoms such as:
- Fever or chills
- Shortness of breath or difficulty breathing
- Muscle or body aches
- Loss of taste or smell
- Sore throat
- Congestion or runny nose
- Nausea or vomiting
Are any of these symptoms unique to Covid? No, they are common to all types of influenza.
On Aug. 29, 2020 the NY Times published an article, “Your Coronavirus Test Is Positive. Maybe It Shouldn’t Be.” The article points out that the standard test for Covid, called “PCR,” gives only a “yes-no” result that fails to indicate how much viral RNA is present. PCR tests look for a specific RNA pattern. A swab sample does not have enough material to work with, so it is amplified using a primer based heating and annealing process. Each cycle of this process doubles the material.
“The PCR test amplifies genetic matter from the virus in cycles,” according to the article, “but the number of amplification cycles needed to find the virus, called the cycle threshold, is never included in the results sent to doctors and coronavirus patients.”
In other words, with each amplification cycle the test becomes more sensitive to the presence of any genetic fragment. A positive test result is like saying that Mr. X is in the room based on finding one of his hairs on the floor.
Anthony Fauci, “the number-one Covid expert in the US,” makes a point of saying the PCR test is useless and misleading when the test is run at “35 cycles or higher.” (July 16 podcast, “This Week in Virology”) Yet the CDC and the FDA recommend up to 40 cycles, an amplification factor of one trillion.
The Times found that up to 90 percent of people testing positive carried barely any virus.
That means that up to 90 percent of all the “Covid deaths” were not Covid related.
According to official statistics the United States has the highest number of Covid-19 deaths and ranks 11th for the highest deaths per capita. There have been approximately 262,000 recorded Covid-19 deaths in the United States, 0.08% of the population.
The US numbers are in sharp contrast to Canada’s, where only 10,953 died of Covid as of Nov. 15, 2020—0.03% of the population—of which 10,781 were seniors living in nursing homes.
Why the huge discrepancy? A study published by Dr. Genevieve Briand at Johns Hopkins University notes some critical accounting errors in the US numbers.
Deaths due to heart diseases, respiratory diseases, influenza and pneumonia were simply recategorized as being due to Covid, according to the study. They may have been false positives or simply presumed Covid.
The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) coached physicians to fill out death certificates with a Covid-19 diagnosis even without a lab test.
For months doctors and investigative journalists wondered why state coronavirus death counts included motorcycle accidents, homicides, birth defects, gunshot wounds and thousands of intentional injuries and poisonings. CDC numbers reveal hospitals counted over 130,000 deaths from pneumonia, influenza and heart attacks as Covid-19.
The bottom line is that overall US mortality remained the same in 2020 as in previous years. In 2018 2,839,205 Americans died of all causes. As of Oct. 24, 2020 the US death toll was 2,347,341—82% of the 2018 figure. Where are the excess deaths supposedly caused by Covid?
The phantom virus
But there’s more.
Thomas Cowan, MD, has uncovered what he calls bluntly a “scientific fraud” of the highest order. An article published in June in the CDC’s Emerging Infectious Diseases journal frankly discloses that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has never been isolated.
In fact, rather than isolating the virus and sequencing the genome from end to end, a team of virologists found only 37 base pairs from unpurified samples using PCR probes. There are approximately 30,000 base pairs in the genome of the intact virus, so 37 represents 0.1%. The virologists fed this scanty information into a computer program, which obligingly filled in the rest of the genome.
Actually it wasn’t quite that easy. Different computer programs came up with different versions of the genome, so the researchers had to take a vote to decide on the “official” one.
Then the virologists set out to prove how lethal the “novel virus” was. They inoculated a group of mice, but none of them got sick. In a group of genetically modified mice, a statistically insignificant number lost some fur. That was it.
They couldn’t experiment on people, so they tested a variety of tissue cultures. Three human tissue cultures were inoculated, but the SARS-CoV-2 virus did not grow in any of them. In fact, the virus would only grow in monkey kidney cells that were weakened with two kidney-toxic drugs (gentamicin and amphotericin).
Bear in mind that the PCR test for Covid is based on finding bits of RNA that partially match the hypothetical genome of the SARS-CoV-2 virus, which is harmless to human beings.
My Own Experience
On March 19, 2020 I got a call from a female patient, 40 something, who works as a nurse in New York City. She had developed a fever of 100˚ F and felt a bit run down. Ironically she and her family left NYC the week before to escape the “pandemic.” Naturally she suspected Covid, and a subsequent PCR test would confirm the diagnosis.
She had typical symptoms of an upper respiratory tract infection. Her symptoms were mild, and for lack of a better idea I prescribed Pulsatilla 30C twice a day, which she started on day 2.
The next day her fever continued. She had a sore throat and was coughing up some balls of yellow-green phlegm.
On day 4 she developed extreme lower backache, relieved somewhat by cold compresses. She was very thirsty and had an occasional dry cough.
Clearly Pulsatilla was not helping. The symptoms pointed to Bryonia, which I had her begin taking in a 30C potency twice a day.
Day 5 there were less aches and pains, and she was able to sleep for longer stretches. She still felt weak and tired, but better overall.
Day 6: “Okay”…very tired, she only had about one quarter of her usual energy. She was able to sleep solidly after some initial difficulty falling asleep. Still some aches and pains. Based on the level of fatigue I prescribed Gelsemium sempervirens 30C twice a day.
Day 7: She slept soundly. A fair amount of energy today. No aches or pains since yesterday afternoon.
She said, “I would say that homeopathy was a tremendous help in my recovery. Bryonia did help a great deal turning the corner from feeling sick to being able to get out of bed and live.”
She added: “I took Bryonia once prophylactically the week before I got sick. I feel like that may have helped in lessening (or shortening) the illness. I never experienced full blown respiratory symptoms. A minor sore throat for a day and some sputum for two days, but no shortness of breath. I did have fever, body aches and weakness. I did not take any OTC medication. The first few days I was taking my daily vitamins and probiotic but felt too sick to do that until today.
“The Gelsemium was also helpful in helping me feel like myself again. Today was the first day that I woke up and felt like myself.
“The presumptive diagnosis of Covid-19 was confirmed on Day 7. I isolated myself from my husband and the kids on Day 4, but they had already been exposed by then. Nevertheless, no one else in the family has gotten sick.”
A week later she continued to feel better but reported two lingering symptoms: dry eyes in the evening and waking with a headache at the base of the back of her head. A dose of Phosphorus cleared up the headache in 15 minutes, and the dry eyes disappeared as well.
There was something peculiar about this case, but I couldn’t put my finger on it. Finally, it hit me. Covid was supposed to cause severe breathing problems, due to inflammation of the endothelial cells lining the blood vessels. This inflammation interfered with gas exchange.
But there were no breathing problems in this case. In fact, it looked like any other case of the flu, and the remedies I used were run-of-the-mill flu medicines. So was this really a “novel” virus, I wondered, unlike anything the world had ever seen before?
A Second Case
One can’t jump to conclusions based on a single case, of course. A week later I saw a second case that fit the Covid “profile.”
A hispanic lady, Roberta, 36, wrote:
“I went to bed two days ago feeling mild pain in my throat and a mild pressure on my chest. Around 1:30ish AM I woke up with the most intense chest pain I have ever felt. It was like a large filing cabinet full of stuff was sitting on top of me. I couldn’t breathe very well and could only take shallow breaths through the excruciating pain.
The pain was immense and constant and wouldn’t calm down. There was no break, just intense sharp pain. I felt like I was going to explode or disintegrate. I was cold, shivering, weak, and couldn’t find a comfortable position for relief. Laying down or sitting up was unbearable. Walking was exhausting. I immediately went to my emergency kit and took a dose of Phosphorus 200C and prayed for it to work. A few minutes later I took Antimonium tartaricum 30C and, half an hour later, Rhus toxicodendron 30c (for the painful burning in my muscles).
Slowly I started to feel better. After an hour I repeated Phosphorus 200C, then took Carbo vegetabilis 30C. God had mercy on me, and I was able to fall back asleep within 2 hours or so.
I don’t know what I would have done without homeopathy. I was in distress. I had this feeling, almost like a divine revelation, to turn to homeopathy.
In the morning I took another dose of Phosphorus. I also diluted Antimonium tartaricum in my water bottle and sipped it all day. I felt much better, though I could still feel a ‘settlement’ in my chest…like the chest pain wanted to return but didn’t. I could walk and talk and breathe almost normally.
I am still achy. I had a couple of feverish episodes.
Today I feel like my symptoms have plateaued, but I’d rather have that than get worse. The pressure in my chest has come back to some degree, and my breathing is a little more labored. I feel like I should cough, that I have something in my lungs but can’t bring it up.
I continue to take Phosphorus and Antimonium tartaricum. I started cleaning and doing things—can’t just stay in bed all day. I feel exhausted, though.”
I suggested she discontinue Antimonium tartaricum and begin Gelsemium sempervirens 30C.
Follow-up day 4:
“I slept most of the night but woke up a few times thirsty and had some sips of water. I feel much better this morning—no pain in my throat, and my lungs feel a bit less stuffy. There’s a ‘tickle’ in my lungs, almost like an itch.
I will take two doses of Phosphorus and one of Gelsemium today.”
Day 5: “I continue to feel the best in the mornings and sometimes go back a bit, but I lie down and feel better.
Last night my husband started having pain in his chest and difficulty breathing, but not to the point that he needed assistance. I gave him Phosphorus and Gelsemium. He had a good night’s sleep, and the pain in his chest is not there any longer, though his breathing is about the same.
I have two toddlers, and they are also showing very mild symptoms. I am giving them Phosphorus, Bryonia and Gelsemium, alternating at 6 hour intervals.”
Day 6: “Everyone seemed to do just fine. Kids seem much better too. Their energy levels are normal, their water intake/urination is normal as well. Husband did great with the Bryonia in the middle of the day. He was impressed, so I think I might have him on board (ha ha). The pressure in his chest is not there anymore, and his breathing is almost back to normal. His energy levels have also improved.
I felt less energetic as the day went by, but I also took Cold-EEZE (zinc gluconate lozenge) several times during the day (one every 2 hours), and that helped my throat. I have been coughing a little more, but still sporadic. It’s a dry cough. In the middle of the night I woke up and noticed my breathing was a bit labored (not an emergency), but didn’t take anything and went back to sleep. My energy levels are a bit lower this morning.”
Day 7: “I woke up in the middle of the night with discomfort in my breathing/chest. Not enough to be an emergency. Was able to go back to sleep after a bit. Besides that we all seem to be doing great with the protocol.”
So here was a conundrum. A whole family gets the same virus, two adults and two children. Everyone recovers nicely in three days except Roberta. Why?
As it turned out, Roberta was suffering from gall bladder pathology as well. Her gall bladder was filled with stones, and by the time the problem was diagnosed it was too late to treat it homeopathically. She ended up having surgery.
Based on the severity of Roberta’s breathing issues she probably had pneumonia, to which she was susceptible because her immune system was already weakened by the gall bladder pathology. That is my hypothesis. Alternately, you can argue that her breathing issues were caused by an imaginary virus.
All in all I treated 12 “Covid cases” in the spring of 2020. All of them cleared up within three days or so with the same medicines enumerated above. In June the flow of cases dried up, and although I saw some upper respiratory tract infections in the fall, none of them were positive for Covid.
Admittedly 12 cases is a small sample size, but Homeopathy Help Now (HHN), a coalition of professional practitioners that treated over 600 cases of Covid, saw the same pattern. New cases dried up in June, and only the complex cases with comorbidities required ongoing treatment into the summer.
What about the Coronavirus “Second Wave”?
If media reports are taken at face value we are now in the midst of a resurgence in Covid cases. According to the narrative, the death rate is still higher than many infectious diseases, including the flu, and those who recover can suffer complications for months or even longer.
Here again the post hoc fallacy is clear. An increasing number of people take the PCR test, so there is an increasing number of false positives. People treated in the hospital with new drugs such as Remdesivir do poorly, and the virus gets blamed. Meanwhile, patients treated with the generic, tried-and-true drug hydroxychloroquine recover. This fact was clearly demonstrated in Switzerland, where on May 27 the government banned outpatient use of hydroxychloroquine for COVID-19. Around June 10, COVID-19 deaths increased four-fold and remained elevated. On June 11, the Swiss government revoked the ban, and on June 23 the death rate reverted to what it had been beforehand.
In the US, the FDA banned the use of hydroxychloroquine for Covid-19 in June. It has yet to revoke the ban.
History repeats itself
It may be instructive to look at how the CDC presented a previous “epidemic.” In the summer of 2009, the CDC was claiming there were thousands of Swine Flu cases in the US. But secretly, the CDC had stopped counting cases of Swine Flu.
A star investigative reporter at CBS, Sharyl Attkisson, decided to find out why.
“We discovered through our FOI [Freedom of Information] efforts that before the CDC mysteriously stopped counting Swine Flu cases, they had learned that almost none of the cases they had counted as Swine Flu was, in fact, Swine Flu or any sort of flu at all! The interest in the story from one [CBS] executive was very enthusiastic. He said it was “the most original story” he’d seen on the whole Swine Flu epidemic. But others pushed to stop it, and in the end no broadcast wanted to touch it. We aired numerous stories pumping up the idea of an epidemic, but not the one that would shed original, new light on all the hype. It was fair, accurate, legally approved and a heck of a story. With the CDC keeping the true Swine Flu stats secret, it meant that many in the public took and gave their children an experimental vaccine that may not have been necessary.”
On November 12, 2009, WebMD announced that, “Shockingly, 14 million to 34 million U.S. residents—the CDC’s best guess is 22 million—came down with H1N1 swine flu by Oct. 17 .” (“22 million cases of Swine Flu in US,” by Daniel J. DeNoon).
22 MILLION cases. Based on nothing. Based on a virus that wasn’t there.
Why would the CDC deliberately perpetrate such a hoax? One reason was to sell a new Swine Flu vaccine.
Anthony Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease official, shilled for the fast-tracked Swine Flu vaccine on YouTube, reassuring viewers that serious adverse events were “very, very, very rare.” Shortly thereafter the vaccine went on to wreak havoc in multiple countries, increasing miscarriage risks in pregnant women in the U.S., provoking a spike in adolescent narcolepsy in Scandinavia and causing febrile convulsions in one in every 110 vaccinated children in Australia—prompting that country to suspend influenza vaccination for children under five.
Funny how history repeats itself… Now we have version 2.0 of the same hoax, with the improvement that testing will inflate the case numbers ad infinitum.
Where is the genus epidemicus?
It is an axiom of homeopathy that every epidemic has one or a small number of medicines that match its dynamic symptoms and will cure most cases.
No one has been able to identify such a medicine for Covid, however. Jeremy Sherr and his coworkers analyzed over 200 cases and found that the most often prescribed remedies were the usual standbys for upper respiratory infections, chiefly Phosphorus, Bryonia, Phosphoricum acidum, Arsenicum, Antimonium tartaricum and Gelsemium.
Massimo Mangialavori treated 84 cases with Chininum muriaticum, Grindelia and Camphora. Divya Chhabra recommended Cimex lectularius. None of these remedies were used by Homeopathy Help Now, however, partly because they were not readily available in stores.
In contrast, during the famous Spanish flu epidemic after World War I Gelsemium was practically the only remedy used.
Is Covid a true epidemic, then, or just a seasonal wave of flu combined with a number of unrelated cases?
There is no doubt that the majority of people live in fear of Covid. My experience and that of homeopaths around the world is different. Even patients over 60, such as myself, have recovered quickly with benign treatment.
In 2014, the first Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) meeting was held at the White House. The US Health and Human Services Department, the World Health Organization (WHO), the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Global Alliance for Vaccination and Immunization (GAVI) and health officials from dozens of countries decided to create a “health security” agenda for the world. Its main thrust was to use arguments of “health emergencies” and “security threats” to bypass informed consent laws and constitutional rights in order to impose mandatory vaccination on the entire population of the planet. This is now happening before our eyes.
Top scientists around the world are increasingly speaking out against the Covid hoax. A top Canadian doctor specializing in pathology, Dr. Roger Hodkinson, told the Edmonton city council in November: “There is utterly unfounded public hysteria driven by the media and politicians. It’s outrageous. This is the greatest hoax ever perpetrated on an unsuspecting public.
“There is absolutely nothing to be done to contain this virus other than protecting your more vulnerable people. It should be thought of as nothing more than a bad flu season. This is not Ebola. It’s not SARS. It’s politics playing medicine. And that’s a very dangerous game.”
Similarly, Dr. Michael Yeadon, a former Pfizer Chief Science Officer, said in an interview on Sept. 12 that “the pandemic is fundamentally over.”
“Were it not for the test data that you get from the TV all the time, you would rightly conclude that the pandemic was over, as nothing much has happened. Of course people go to the hospital, moving into the autumn flu season…but there is no science to suggest a second wave should happen.”
“In the data for UK, Sweden, the US, and the world, it can be seen that in all cases, deaths were on the rise in March through mid or late April, then began tapering off in a smooth slope which flattened around the end of June and continues to today. The case rates however, based on testing, rise and swing upwards and downwards wildly.
“The survival rate of COVID-19 has been upgraded since May to 99.8% of infections. This comes close to ordinary flu, the survival rate of which is 99.9%. Although COVID can have serious after-effects, so can flu or any respiratory illness.
“The ‘novel’ COVID-19 contagion is novel only in the sense that it is a new type of coronavirus. But there are presently four strains which circulate freely throughout the population, most often linked to the common cold. They all have striking sequence similarity to the new coronavirus.”
Hence, much of the population already has, if not antibodies to COVID, some level of “T-cell” immunity from exposure to these related coronaviruses, which have been circulating long before COVID-19.
A major component our immune systems is the group of white blood cells called T-cells whose job it is to memorise a short piece of whatever virus we were infected with so the right cell types can multiply rapidly and protect us if we get a related infection. Responses to COVID-19 have been shown in dozens of blood samples taken from donors before the new virus arrived.
“It is now established that at least 30% of our population already had immunological recognition of this new virus before it even arrived…COVID-19 is new, but coronaviruses are not.”
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