Dear Prime Minister,
I am a concerned health scientist who is writing to you in the second Christmas season in which many businesses and lives are being ruined due to your government’s policy on Covid-19.
In this letter I expose the false science underlying the original Nature journal article by Zhou et al (2020).
Zhou et al (2020) claimed to describe a ‘new’ ‘SARS-CoV-2’ virus:
I list the fatal flaws in Zhou et al (2020) which indicate that there is no scientific justification for the type of public restrictions – lockdowns – and ‘vaccination’ programmes for which you have been personally responsible for implementing on behalf of Her Majesty’s Conservative government.
I argue thus because it has not been proven that any new virus has been detected, isolated and /or purified and thus there is no basis for the recent UK government policy approach of lockdowns and vaccinations (https://apps.who.int/iris/bitstream/handle/10665/331329/WHO-COVID-19- laboratory-2020.4-eng.pdf, https://www.fluoridefreepeel.ca/fois-reveal-that-health-science institutions-around-the-world-have-no-record-of-sars-cov-2-isolation-purification/)
The fatal flaws in the paper be Zhou et al (2020) include the following (this list is not exhaustive):
- The clinical history of the patients sampled is unclear. This would be needed for any assessment of any symptons which are unique and specific enough to characterize an illness (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7, https://andrewkaufmanmd.com/sovi/)
- Only seven (n=7) patients comprised the sample which is a very small number calling into question the legitimacy of the claims, the sampling method used and the biased nature of that sample (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7,
- An isolate of the virus was claimed to have been obtained from one patient using cell lines where the patient was cited as having “previous coronavirus” yet the nature of that particular coronavirus was never verified (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7).
- There is no evidence presented to substantiate the claim of isolation / purification of this so called ‘new’ virus (https://www.fluoridefreepeel.ca/fois-reveal-that-health-science institutions-around-the-world-have-no-record-of-sars-cov-2-isolation-purification/, https://andrewkaufmanmd.com/sovi/).
- There are no control groups used in both the claimed identification of this ‘new virus’ where Vero E6 and Huh7 cells were used and the observed cytopathic effects. These deficiencies in experimental design mean that the causation of what was supposedly observed and reported can be attributed to causes other than those claimed, and thus, only represent artefacts of the deficient experimental design (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7 ).
- There are no models used to show that the so-called ‘new virus’ causes any unique disease as the signs and symptoms of ‘Covid19’ are generic to many disease presentations
confounding the differential diagnosis. This would be necessary to fulfil the Koch postulates ( https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3775492/).
- It is claimed that only 0.02% of the Whuan population was affected in the period of time reported which does not constitute an epidemic of acute respiratory syndrome (https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK436002/)
- No electron microscopy photographs from different patients sampled are included (https://www.nature.com/articles/s41586-020-2012-7).
- It is claimed that ‘new virus sequences’ were found yet such sequences can be found not only in different microorganisms but also in different particles, such as extracellular vesicles and lipoproteins, where they could easily have been recombined
10.The design of the PCR test employed primers and probes which cannot detect a virus and may only show a sequence, which can represent recombinant genetic material from different non-viral sources. This has been detailed at length by Borger er al (2020):
- The design of the PCR test was based on an in silico modelled genetic viral sequence not derived from live patients. This fatal flaw was detailed by the actual test designers Corman et al (2020): https://doi.org/10.2807/1560-7917.ES.2020.25.3.2000045
For the scientific reasons mentioned above, I argue that there is neither any pandemic nor any ‘new virus’.
Based on the above I also argue that the erroneous policy decision which your Government has been responsible for under your leadership has been based on the seasonal common colds and influenza, which can develop into serious illnesses in those patients with pre-existing disease.
Based on the above, I further all upon you to end the Covid-19 restrictions and vaccination programme, including restrictions on travelling abroad; all of which have been affecting millions of UK citizens and residents.
I respectfully suggest that your Government refocus on programmes to tackle existing diseases such as COPD, asthma, cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, mental health, drug addiction, smoking related diseases, and sepsis.
Finally I suggest your Government improve the access of patients to primary care, making sure patients can access promptly a GP surgery appointment when in need and train pharmacists adequately so that they can effectively help or signpost patients.
I look forward to hearing from you.
Dr. Ana Pedro BSc (Pharmaceutical Sciences) Kingston University, MPharm (Pharmacy) University of Coimbra, PhD (Cell Biology) University of Valladolid. Post-doctoral research experience at NIH, Bethesda; Champalimaud Foundation and Cornell Medicine. 5 years working as a community pharmacist in the UK and starting-up own pharmaceutical and scientific research company.
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