An investigative analysis takes apart a hackneyed piece of propaganda authored by an international alt-right clique with links to the Pentagon.
by Raul Diego
Part 4 - Footnotes don’t make it real
After a poorly executed introduction, the other arguments become even more transparent. Perhaps none more than the one that immediately follows the opening salvo, where a visit by Xi Jinping to Imperial College London in 2015 to announce a collaborative research project involving “nanotechnology, bioengineering… and public health” between the UK and China ostensibly portends another public health coup by the Asian superpower.
Citing the publication of a study five years later reporting the “initial” efficacy of social distancing in the fight against the disease, the authors insinuate that, once again, China has bested the West by introducing the idea of social distancing.
Yet the Bush administration was already discussing social distancing and other pertinent public health control measures in the White House as early as 2003. Former special assistant to President George W Bush and senior director for bio-defense on the Homeland Security Council, Dr. Rajeev Venkayya, claims to have come up with the concept himself in this virtual press briefing of Big Pharma CEOs in March 2020.
In their efforts to cast Neil Ferguson, the scandal-plagued epidemiologist of Imperial College who shaped much of the UK’s initial Covid response, as Xi Jinping’s stooge, the authors cite a Business Insider article that refers to assertions made by the “U.S. intelligence community” directly contradicting the results of the aforementioned study. A closer look at the citation shows that the article refers to a Bloomberg piece, which in turn revealed the identity of the intelligence official behind the claim to be none other than Mike Pompeo, still CIA director at the time and possibly the biggest China hawk in the Trump administration.
Adding intellectual insult to injury, Pompeo’s beef revolved around the exclusion of asymptomatic cases for the purpose to bring the number of reported cases down. A fact left unmentioned in the letter as it would not only undermine the prior assertion but also another accusation further down in the write-up; namely that the CCP was the driving force behind the asymptomatic furor that justified the ongoing mask frenzy, which Anthony Fauci has continued to fully, even doubly, endorse.