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Are the claims made in the ‘Plandemic’ video documentary true?
False. Several of the key claims made in the video have already been disproved.
In recent weeks, a 26-minute documentary titled, ‘Plandemic: The Hidden Agenda Behind COVID-19,’ has flashed across social media platforms. The video is a deep-dive into a number of conspiracy theories around COVID-19 and the underhand role of the pharmaceutical industry in the current crisis.
The main bulk of the video is an interview with Judy Mikovits, a former chronic fatigue researcher with a track record for propagating conspiracy theories. The video makes a number of claims each with varying degrees of mistruths and falsehoods.
The opening part of the video focuses against Dr Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, USA. It claims that Dr Fauci worked with other doctors in the 1980s to ‘take credit and make money’ from the AIDS epidemic. However, the claims were totally unfounded and when pressed by journalists since the launch of the video, Ms Mikovits had no evidence to support this claim.
Ms Mikovits also claims COVID-19 was ‘manipulated’ in a laboratory and not ‘naturally occurring.’ In truth, while the exact origin of coronavirus is not known, scientists have strongly indicated it was not created in a laboratory or manipulated. For more information about whether the virus was leaked from a Chinese laboratory, please see our previous article on this story.
Ms Mikovits also claims that those who have had flu vaccines have been injected with coronaviruses. This statement has been proven to be incorrect by a number of highly regarded academic sources. Dr Paul Offit, Director, Vaccine Education Centre, Philidelphia, USA, has said her claims are simply not true, while research from Nature Medicine has since debunked the theory.
Ms Mikovits argues that ‘the flu vaccines increase the odds by 36% of getting COVID-19.’ However, no clinically approved study has made the link between the flu shot and the elevated risk for COVID-19.
As for treatments, the video asserts that antimalarial drug hydroxychloroquine is ‘the most effective medication to treat’ COVID-19. Ms Mikovits says hydroxychloroquine is ‘effective against these families of viruses,’ referring to the family of coronaviruses, such as COVID-19, but governments are ‘keeping it from people.’ However, clinical research shows there is insufficient data to recommend either for or against using chloroquine or hydroxychloroquine for the treatment of COVID-19.
Origins of Claim
FULL TEXT OF CLAIM
Interviewer: The man who is heading the pandemic task force, was involved in a cover-up.
Dr. Mikovits: He directed the cover-up. And in fact, everybody else was paid off, and paid off big time, millions of dollars in funding from Tony Fauci, Tony Fauci’s organization, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease. These investigators that committed the fraud continue, to this day, to be paid big time by the NIAID.
Interviewer: And the whole world is listening to his advice for how to handle this current pandemic. How do we know that what he’s saying is what we need to be learning?
Dr. Mikovits: What he’s saying is absolute propaganda, and the same kind of propaganda that he’s perpetuated to kill millions since 1984.
Interviewer: Do you believe that this virus was created in a laboratory?
Dr. Mikovits: I wouldn’t use the word “created,” but you can’t say “naturally occurring” if it was by way of the laboratory. So, it’s very clear this virus was manipulated. This family of viruses was manipulated and studied in a laboratory, where the animals were taken into the laboratory. And this is what was released, whether deliberate or not. That cannot be naturally occurring.
Somebody didn’t go to a market, get a bat. The virus didn’t jump directly to humans. That’s not how it works. That’s accelerated viral evolution. If it was a natural occurrence, it would take up to 800 years to occur. This occurred from SARS1 within a decade. That’s not naturally occurring.
Interviewer: And do you have any ideas of where this occurred?
Dr. Mikovits: Oh, yeah. I’m sure it occurred between the North Carolina laboratories, Fort Detrick, US Army Research Institute of Infectious Disease, and the Wuhan laboratory.
Interviewer: Is it safe to say that anything that cannot be patented has been shut down intentionally because there’s no way to profit from it, all these natural remedies that we’ve had forever?
Dr. Mikovits: Absolutely, that’s fair to say. And that’s exactly what’s going on in COVID-19. The game is to prevent the therapies till everyone is infected and push the vaccines, knowing that the flu vaccines increase the odds, by 36%, of getting COVID-19?
Interviewer: Where does that data come from?
Dr. Mikovits: A publication last year, where the military who had been vaccinated with influenza were more susceptible to coronaviruses. Coronaviruses are in every animal. So, if you’ve ever had a flu vaccine, you were injected with coronaviruses. And then, to put on a mask …
News Anchor: In a survey polling nearly 2300 doctors in some 30 countries, hydroxychloroquine was ranked as the most affected medication to treat the virus.
Dr. Mikovits: The AMA was saying doctors will lose their license if they use hydroxychloroquine, the antimalarial drug that’s been on the list of essential medicine worldwide for 70 years. Dr. Fauci calls that “anecdotal.”
Dr. Fauci: Anecdotal data.
Dr. Mikovits: It’s not storytelling if we have thousands of pages of data saying it’s effective against these families of viruses. For $0.50 a dose we could protect a thousand people for seven days, two doses a day, with one $600.00 vial. And that hasn’t been done.
This is essential medicine, and they keep it from the people. Not only now, but back in autism with our discovery, there was an old antiviral drug, hundred-year-old drug called suramin — on the WHO list of essential medicine. It literally gave kids with autism a voice, a life. What did Bayer and Monsanto do? They took it away from everybody, you couldn’t get it to save your life right now. And we tried, believe me, every way we could.