More CoronaVirus questions than answers.

Navigating the internet for valuable information to learn more about the CoronaVirus Covid-19 is becoming more difficult.  Why is that?  Because Google and big tech want to control it all.  They have an agenda.  Just like Bill Gates does.  While thousands of websites and social media posts being made, the sheer amount of information with an agenda is frightening.  PoorRichardsNews attempts to compile information and ask questions, and with doing so often might be sarcastic and opinionated.

The crime of hiding this information from the readers worldwide is being conducted though by the tech companies such as Google, Youtube, Facebook and Twitter.  These evil companies do NOT want free flow of information and are attempting to silence those who do not follow their criteria selected.

Do you trust Google, Twitter or Facebook? If you do, you should reconsider that.  These companies that have biased positions on politics and continue to censor and silence many voices.

The internet is flooded with censoring of independent thought and questioning.  Why are independent sources being squashed?  Independence from which an agenda is sorely needed, this is why fake news CNN have lower ratings and volume that other media.

The Covid-19 has really exposed the mainstream media for what it is.  Now the World Health Organization is posting a paid link (That the US Funding probably paid for) to twist the narrative their way, and big tech is supporting it.   (The Chinese virus was not named by it’s locations but instead it was so named by the WHO to Covid-19, so as not to blame China for creating this mess)

It appears to be multiple information sources that are being strewn about that are posted on the internet that have either:

1.) An information agenda (Bill Gates promoting paid vaccines, WHO for more funding, China to cover up the plague they unleashed, large media corporations with China-centric support, liberals with open border agendas, big tech censorship and far right wing conspiracy knuckleheads saying stupid things like that 5G is causing the virus to spread.)

2.)  Something to sell ( like an expensive vaccine or therapeutic drug Remdesivir from Gilead  versus a generic like HCQ or Hydrochloroquine)

3.) Non Transparency and propaganda war conducted by China.  Hiding the information, Doctors, Chinese Citizens disappearing.  Chinese Communists purposely silencing descent.  Western Journalists being expelled from China.  Blaming the US Military games in Summer 2019 conducted in Wuhan.

What is needed is information seeking the truth.  This is difficult but it is not impossible.  As time goes on the truth will be told as to the origin of the virus and the best treatment options for the future.  In the meantime many people have died, many small businesses worldwide are going to be closed and millions will have huge debt, some amount of hunger in the coming months with food shortages and economic disruption.

The key here though is to remain looking forward and hopeful that the future is not all doom and gloom.

Is this Scientific American article a propaganda article written in favor of China?

It sure seems like it is.  Scientific American was supposed to be a respectable publication.

How China’s ‘Bat Woman’ Hunted Down Viruses from SARS to the New Coronavirus

“Wuhan-based virologist Shi Zhengli has identified dozens of deadly SARS-like viruses in bat caves, and she warns there are more out there”- By Jane Qiu on April 27, 2020

The mysterious patient samples arrived at the Wuhan Institute of Virology at 7 P.M. on December 30, 2019. Moments later Shi Zhengli’s cell phone rang. It was her boss, the institute’s director. The Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention had detected a novel coronavirus in two hospital patients with atypical pneumonia, and it wanted Shi’s renowned laboratory to investigate. If the finding was confirmed, the new pathogen could pose a serious public health threat—because it belonged to the same family of viruses as the one that caused severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), a disease that plagued 8,100 people and killed nearly 800 of them between 2002 and 2003. “Drop whatever you are doing and deal with it now,” she recalls the director saying.

Shi, a virologist who is often called China’s “bat woman” by her colleagues because of her virus-hunting expeditions in bat caves over the past 16 years, walked out of the conference she was attending in Shanghai and hopped on the next train back to Wuhan. “I wondered if [the municipal health authority] got it wrong,” she says. “I had never expected this kind of thing to happen in Wuhan, in central China.” Her studies had shown that the southern, subtropical provinces of Guangdong, Guangxi and Yunnan have the greatest risk of coronaviruses jumping to humans from animals—particularly bats, a known reservoir. If coronaviruses were the culprit, she remembers thinking, “Could they have come from our lab?”

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Back in Wuhan, where the lockdown was finally lifted on April 8, China’s bat woman is not in a celebratory mood. She is distressed because stories from the Internet and major media have repeated a tenuous suggestion that SARS-CoV-2 accidentally leaked from her lab—despite the fact that its genetic sequence does not match any her lab had previously studied. Other scientists are quick to dismiss the allegation. “Shi leads a world-class lab of the highest standards,” Daszak says.

Despite the disturbance, Shi is determined to continue her work. “The mission must go on,” she says. “What we have uncovered is just the tip of an iceberg.” She is planning to lead a national project to systematically sample viruses in bat caves, with much wider scope and intensity than previous attempts. Daszak’s team has estimated that there are more than 5,000 coronavirus strains waiting to be discovered in bats globally.

“Bat-borne coronaviruses will cause more outbreaks,” Shi says with a tone of brooding certainty. “We must find them before they find us.” 

https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-chinas-bat-woman-hunted-down-viruses-from-sars-to-the-new-coronavirus1/

So, does this above article have an agenda?  “More research is needed”- so as to scare the reader and to ask for more research money, most all people doing research end their articles that are published with a final conclusion of “Give us more money, so we can continue….”  This is the academic game, publish stuff your entire career and it’s not important if the science is valid or worthwhile, but simply paper pushing.  “Publish or perish” is their mantra.  Of course, research needs to be done as public health depends on basic and specific applications research, but exposing those with agendas needs to be done by more non-technical independent people.  Calling out the shills, the salesmen, the incompetent and so forth.

Diamond Princess Study of Asymptomatic Covid-19 patients with Lung Damage

“Of 104 cases, 76 (73%) were asymptomatic, 41 (54%) of which had lung opacities on CT.”

…One important issue is the need to distinguish the natural history of symptomatic and asymptomatic COVID-19 cases presenting with CT abnormalities, including the potential for infectivity and progression to acute severe respiratory distress. More appropriate use of CT will be possible when this information becomes available.

So what does this mean?  Certainly more studies are needed, but this is quite disturbing that people without symptoms of distress in breathing actually have clinical issues present in their lungs.

Does thing mean that people who have contracted Covid-19 and have no symptoms have damage to their lungs?

Is this damage permanent and something to become a problem later in life?

Will it lead to respiratory failure sometime in the future?

https://pubs.rsna.org/doi/10.1148/ryct.2020200110

Lab-Made? SARS-CoV-2 Genealogy Through the Lens of Gain-of-Function Research

“If you hear anyone claim “we know the virus didn’t come from a lab”, don’t buy it — it may well have. Labs around the globe have been creating synthetic viruses like CoV2 for years. And no, its genome would not necessarily contain hallmarks of human manipulation: modern genetic engineering tools permit cutting and pasting genomic fragments without leaving a trace. It can be done quickly, too: it took a Swiss team less than a month to create a synthetic clone of CoV2.”-
Yuri Deigin
Apr 22, 2020

So it was then, in pursuit of arguments against the virus’s lab-madeness, that I got infected by the virus of doubt. What was the source of my doubts? The fact that the deeper you dive into the research activities of coronavirologists over the past 15–20 years, the more you realize that creating chimeras like CoV2 was commonplace in their labs. And CoV2 is an obvious chimera (though not nesessarily a lab-made one), which is based on the ancestral bat strain RaTG13, in which the receptor binding motif (RBM) in its spike protein is replaced by the RBM from a pangolin strain, and in addition, a small but very special stretch of 4 amino acids is inserted, which creates a furin cleavage site that, as virologists have previously established, significantly expands the “repertoire” of the virus in terms of whose cells it can penetrate. Most likely, it was thanks to this new furin site that the new mutant managed to jump species from its original host to humans.

Indeed, virologists, including the leader of coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology, Shi Zhengli, have done many similar things in the past — both replacing the RBM in one type of virus by an RBM from another, or adding a new furin site that can provide a species-specific coronavirus with an ability to start using the same receptor (e.g. ACE2) in other species. In fact, Shi Zhengli’s group was creating chimeric constructs as far back as 2007 and as recently as 2017, when they created a whole of 8 new chimeric coronaviruses with various RBMs. In 2019 such work was in full swing, as WIV was part of a $3.7 million NIH grant titled Understanding the Risk of Bat Coronavirus Emergence. Under its auspices, Shi Zhengli co-authored a 2019 paper that called for continued research into synthetic viruses and testing them in vitro and in vivo:

Currently, no clinical treatments or prevention strategies are available for any human coronavirus. Given the conserved RBDs of SARS-CoV and bat SARSr-CoVs, some anti-SARS-CoV strategies in development, such as anti-RBD antibodies or RBD-based vaccines, should be tested against bat SARSr-CoVs. Recent studies demonstrated that anti-SARS-CoV strategies worked against only WIV1 and not SHC014. In addition, little information is available on HKU3-related strains that have much wider geographical distribution and bear truncations in their RBD. Similarly, anti-S antibodies against MERS-CoV could not protect from infection with a pseudovirus bearing the bat MERSr-CoV S. Furthermore, little is known about the replication and pathogenesis of these bat viruses. Thus, future work should be focused on the biological properties of these viruses using virus isolation, reverse genetics and in vitro and in vivo infection assays. The resulting data would help the prevention and control of emerging SARS-like or MERS-like diseases in the future.

If the above quote might seem vague as to what exactly “using reverse genetics” might mean, the NIH grant itself spells it out:

Aim 3. In vitro and in vivo characterization of SARSr-CoV spillover risk, coupled with spatial and phylogenetic analyses to identify the regions and viruses of public health concern. We will use S protein sequence data, infectious clone technology, in vitro and in vivo infection experiments and analysis of receptor binding to test the hypothesis that % divergence thresholds in S protein sequences predict spillover potential.

“Infectious clone technology” stands for creating live synthetic viral clones. Considering the heights of user friendliness and automation that genetic engineering tools have attained, creating a synthetic CoV2 via the above methodology would be in reach of even a grad student.

But before delving into CoV2 origins, let’s first take a quick dive into its biology….”

Read the entire article here with a direct outbound link to medium.com:

https://medium.com/@yurideigin/lab-made-cov2-genealogy-through-the-lens-of-gain-of-function-research-f96dd7413748

China is tightening its grip on coronavirus research

“Some scientists welcome government vetting because it could stop poor-quality COVID-19 papers being published – others fear it is an attempt to control information.” – Andrew Silver &
David Cyranoski, Nature, April 15, 2020

So is this China sent the virus out of their country and they are now controlling the narrative and people in the west falling for it?

https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-01108-y

To listen to more about the origins of the links above- our thanks go to Bret and Heather of the Darkhorse Podcast.