by Jon Rappoport

No More Fake News

March 30, 2020

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This article is intended for close study. I urge you not to jump to an early conclusion about what I’m proposing here. For example, I’m not ruling out the engineering of a virus. But an unusual twist is involved.

This article is also part of a larger position. That position can be defined as:






Among other subjects, this article comments on the hypothesis that the COVID-19 virus is a modified weaponized germ from a lab, either deliberately or accidentally released.

A general comment: weaponizing a virus as an instrument for causing widespread destruction faces a significant barrier. From the get-go, viruses mutate very quickly as they replicate. Therefore, the criminals wouldn’t maintain the viral structure they started with. Ensuring continued lethality would therefore appear to be impossible.

Then there is this: I fully understand that researchers in certain labs are always fiddling and diddling with viruses. That’s their job. The question, in a given situation, is: are they successful at weaponization, even ignoring the rapid mutation factor I just mentioned?


Anything is possible, but so far, what I see is this: when I add up all the reasons people are sick and dying, I don’t see a new germ as the basis.

I’ve detailed, in past articles, all the Chinese cases who have been diagnosed for no other reason than they have pneumonia, a traditional disease of major proportions in China. Studies estimate that roughly 300,000 citizens die of it every year. Which means there are millions of Chinese people who have develop pneumonia each year. Furthermore, the Chinese government quickly abandoned the idea of testing for the purported coronavirus—favoring instead, CT scans of the lungs. A finding of pneumonia was sufficient for a diagnosis of an “epidemic case.” That is absurd on its face. Pneumonia has many causes, none of which requires a new virus.

Then we have the cases in Italy, the second largest reservoir of the so-called epidemic. Here, the deaths occur massively on the side of the elderly, who already have serious prior medical conditions, long term. In the reports issued by the Italian government so far, the people dying are said to “have the virus,” but the conclusion is they’re dying because of their prior medical conditions.

The conventional wisdom, often spouted, is: “the coronavirus strikes the elderly, who are less able than the young to ward it off.” This is a misnomer, deployed to cover up the reality that the elderly are passing away, as they usually do, from the illnesses they already have—no need for a new virus.

I’ve also discussed deaths in Australia and the state of Washington. Again, it’s elderly people. As in Italy, add up their long-term diseases; the treatment of those diseases with toxic medical drugs; the fear engendered by the diagnosis of “COVID”; sudden isolation from family and friends; the use of breathing ventilators, which have their own set of adverse effects, including bacterial pneumonia; and new treatment with toxic antiviral drugs, to “fight the virus”; and you have a terribly potent array of factors which account for the elderly dying. No need for a new virus.

As I’ve detailed in past articles, flu-like diseases (quite often, with no evidence of a flu virus) are traditional in Europe and the US. Their symptoms overlap the symptoms listed for so-called COVID. In recent years, there have been huge numbers of such people with these flu-like illnesses, and many have died—before the emergence of the so-called COVID virus. Again, no need for a unique new virus.

And as far as overall global case numbers of COVID are concerned, a large percentage of these people have been diagnosed purely on the basis of their symptoms, with no test, or via the accepted diagnostic test, called PCR. I’ll cover that test in a moment. Suffice to say, it fails to prove illness is stemming from COVID virus or any virus—but it does create a picture of supposedly swelling case numbers. In a recent article, I’ve quoted the literature of official public health authorities, who themselves admit the test has fatal flaws.

Then we have unexplained relatively small clusters of people who appear to be suddenly falling ill. A closer examination of these people is necessary, to see whether they, in fact, ARE “sudden and unexplained.” If they are, I would suggest investigating whether the rollout of new 5G wireless technology at 60GHz is occurring in those locales. It is possible 5G is causing oxygen deprivation, among other serious effects. And rather than an engineered virus—which has unpredictable effects owing to its rapid mutation—if we’re looking for sinister operations, I suggest that, to cause sensational alarm and bafflement and “proof” that a mysterious event is underway, the intentional seeding of locales with little-known toxic chemicals would be the action undertaken. The effects of chemicals are far more predictable in terms of intensity and duration, and if no one is specifically looking for them, they are undetectable.

Finally, in major cities of China (e.g., Wuhan) and Italy (particularly in the north), highly toxic air quality has been far more than “a serious problem” for some years. This alone would account for huge numbers of people suffering from all sorts of lung conditions, including pneumonia. Pneumonia is one of the cardinal listed symptoms of the “epidemic.” In China, the mix of toxic pollutants in the air is unprecedented in human history, spanning both early and modern eras of industrialization.

Conclusion: All in all, I would say that, if a weaponized coronavirus has been achieved, and then released or accidentally leaked, it is not a success. Far too much of what is being called COVID is explained by the causative factors I’ve just presented.

In fact, if we want to talk about engineered viruses—including what would probably be an easier technical job in the lab—the most successful operation would involve slightly altering a common coronavirus to cause nothing more than a common cold. Then, with a “self-fulfilling prophecy” diagnostic test in hand, people all over the world would test positive; many case numbers would thus be created; and with the non-virus illness-causes I’ve just described, the illusion of a global pandemic would be stitched together—all leading to the real goal: LOCKDOWNS, economic destruction, and the further pacification of the population. A bereft population more dependent than ever on governments and official authorities. A dazed population guided into a heavily technocratic future—wall to wall surveillance, smart cities, Internet of Things, universal guaranteed income tied to social credit score. Most importantly: Assigned energy quotas for every citizen. CONTROL.

Moving on from biowar labs to ordinary labs, has the COVID virus ever actually been DISCOVERED and isolated there by proper procedures? As I’ve written in another article, COVID-19 lacks correct proof in that regard. What I believe is the best method for that job—traditional electron microscope studies on HUNDREDS OF PATIENTS, in a side-by-side controlled test—was never done at the outset. This is convenient, to say the least, if in fact a common coronavirus has been engineered to cause nothing more than a cold. The absence of true isolation and discovery permits such a virus to slip in under the radar.

The widespread diagnostic test for the COVID virus now in use, called the PCR, falls far short of proving that ANY person is sick or will get sick. In other articles, I have proposed a vetting process for the PCR—which should have been done decades ago—in order to show it works or doesn’t work in the real world. This vetting procedure would be suggested by any college science student as obvious and necessary. It has never been carried out. It involves proving the test can determine that a huge quantity of virus, actively replicating in the human body, is present—and therefore, the patient would, in the real world, be sick. Carrying out such a test, on hundreds of patients, in a controlled and blinded setting, AND THEN SEEING WHETHER THE TEST DOES POINT TO ACTUALLY SICK PEOPLE, has never been done. Therefore, claiming the test confirms that COVID virus is causing great damage is unsupported. This, too, is quite convenient, if a common coronavirus that causes nothing more than a common cold has been engineered. In that situation, you would want a diagnostic test that can’t predict or detect serious illness, because the virus doesn’t cause serious illness. The virus is only there as a prop, to create the illusion of case numbers stemming from one source: a harmless COVID-19 VIRUS.

Now, let’s move on to the effects of propaganda.

People say: patients are sick and dying all over the world—so IT MUST BE THE VIRUS. WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE? Aristotle worked out the fact that the effect does not prove the cause. The effect (people sick and dying) does not prove the cause (COVID virus).

And history matters. It offers clues and precedents. We’ve seen dud epidemics in the past blamed on a virus, and yet, embarrassingly, the virus couldn’t be found. BUT WHO CARES, PEOPLE SAY, moved by propaganda. IT MUST BE THE VIRUS. (See my articles on SARS and Swine Flu 2009.)

—People sick, people dying. How many people? Unknown. Massive lockdowns of Chinese cities. Citizens trying to escape. For the global audience, this equals coronavirus, not because they know the virus is the cause—proof is beside the point. The virus is the cause because IT MUST BE. WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?

When brutal air pollution in Wuhan obviously brings on lung disease; and when the primary symptom of the coronavirus is supposed to be lung disease; and when citizens of the city have been falling ill and dying from lung disease long before the virus appeared—does this matter?


When governments and corporations have been using THE VIRUS as a cover story to obscure and explain away their crimes against populations, for decades and decades—does this matter?

When previous so-called epidemics—for example, West Nile, SARS, Zika, and Swine Flu—turned out to be complete unproven duds—does this history matter?


A face on a television screen watched by millions of people says CORONAVIRUS. Therefore, case closed.

In 2009, in La Gloria, Mexico, on a giant commercial pig farm, pig feces and urine are allowed to bake and steam and bubble in the sun. These deposits are called lagoons. They’re so large, you can see them from outer space. Toxic chemicals are routinely sprayed and laid out like whipped cream on the lagoons. Workers are falling ill. New workers are brought in to spray even more toxic chemicals. Workers die. Then the Centers for Disease Control sends in their tuned-up virus hunters to look for the germ causing the “mysterious” illness. They claim to find a Swine Flu virus. IT MUST BE THE VIRUS. WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE? THE DECAYING PIG SHIT AND URINE? The layers of poisonous chemicals? Don’t be ridiculous.

Later, in the summer of 2009, CBS investigative reporter Sharyl Attkisson discovers that the overwhelming percentage of tissue samples from US Swine Flu patients are coming back from labs with no sign of ANY KIND OF FLU. The virus isn’t there.

And yet, of course, we have this, written in the summer of 2009: From “The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has a patent for, Genetically Engineered Swine Influenza Virus and Uses Thereof (patent #8124101). It was filed in 2005 for approval. The makers of the human variant of the swine flu virus waited until the patent was finally approved in January of 2009, before unleashing the virus into the wild. The makers of the swine flu vaccine had begun the lengthy patenting process long before the swine flu supposedly existed, which means that the outbreak was no accident, and the virus is clearly not natural. Patents only apply to man-made items, and natural things cannot be patented. The virus conveniently went public only after its vaccine patent was approved, after patiently waiting 3 years for that to happen. The pandemic was declared just five months after the patent was approved, in June of 2009. The tremendous hysteria following the outbreak was promoted by the same groups who had invented this genetically engineered virus. The word ‘invented’ was actually used to describe the virus in the patent application.”

What do you know about that? Back then, there were reports that the Swine Flu Virus—which couldn’t even be found in the overwhelmingly number of US patients—was actually a biowarfare germ. Sound familiar? Swine Flu was a DUD.

Another epidemic that was going to infect the world? West Nile Virus. Another dud. But here from an old article: “None of these theories [about West Nile] has deterred Vermont Senator Patrick Leahy from urging federal officials to determine if the introduction of WN virus is a terrorist attack. On September 12, 2002, Leahy declared: ‘I think we have to ask ourselves: Is it a coincidence that we’re seeing such an increase in WN virus – or is that something that’s being tested as a biological weapon against us’.” Sound familiar?

And here, from an old article at, a piece about another epidemic dud, SARS 2003 (800 people died out of 7 billion, and WHO researcher, Frank Plummer, told the press they couldn’t even find the virus in all but a few Canadian patients): “The virus of atypical pneumonia, better known as SARS, or Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome, was created artificially, possibly as a bacteriological weapon, Sergei Kolesnikov, academician of the Russian Academy of Medical Sciences, told a press conference in the Siberian town of Irkutsk on Thursday, the Russian RIA Novosti news agency reported.”

“According to Kolesnikov, the virus of atypical pneumonia is a synthesis of the viruses of measles and infectious parotiditis or mumps, the natural compound of which is impossible. This can be done only in a laboratory, he said.”

“Kolesnikov added that in creating bacteriological weapons, a protective anti-viral vaccine is, as a rule, worked out at the same time, so a medicine for atypical pneumonia may soon appear.”

“He did not, however, rule out the possibility that the virus could have spread accidentally as a result of “an unsanctioned leakage” from a biological weapons laboratory.”

Sound familiar? And yet the “epidemic” was a dud.

I would take these duds, and the concomitant warnings of engineered pandemic viruses, as further evidence that, if any engineering was going on, it was the “lite” version I’ve described in reference to COVID-19: the duds were previous attempts to stitch together the illusion of a pandemic—attempts that fell short of success, or were designed as smaller test runs leading up to what we have now.

The ceaseless propaganda promoting “deadly viruses” is essential to creating the pandemic illusion…and sometimes you can see through the illusion in graphic terms. Quite, quite clearly. In 1987, a doctor calls me, while I’m writing my first book, AIDS INC. He tells me he’s built a small AIDS clinic where a group of poverty-stricken patients can rest in clean surroundings, eat nutritious food, and grow beans and sell them for a small amount of money. This doctor is mainstream. He’s given his patients no medical treatment. He knows that THE VIRUS, HIV, is said to be a remorseless killer. But, he tells me, all his patients have recovered; they no longer have symptoms. They’re healthy. He’s puzzled, confused, and distraught. He asks me, “What should I do next?” He knows the AIDS drugs are highly toxic. He senses that giving them to his now-healthy patients would bring on a disaster. Oh but you see, according to the propaganda masquerading as science, IT MUST BE THE VIRUS. WHAT ELSE COULD BE CAUSING THESE PEOPLE TO BECOME SICK IN THE FIRST PLACE? Drinking the water in their villages—water mixed directly with sewage? Hunger? Starvation? Toxic vaccines pushing their depleted immune systems over the edge of the cliff? Don’t be ridiculous. IT MUST BE HIV.

In an interview, a famous New York doctor tells me all scientists agree that HIV is the cause of AIDS because, well, the scientists who don’t agree can’t get their findings published. He’s telling me all VISIBLE scientists agree.

Several years ago, during the Zika virus hysteria (another dud epidemic, of microcephaly, that surely would “decimate populations”), researchers in the epicenter, in Brazil, report that only between 10 and 15 percent of Zika patients have any trace of the virus—they can’t find it in the other patients. This amounts to a bald confession that Zika is eliminated as the cause of disease in pregnant women. But no one listens. IT MUST BE THE VIRUS. WHAT ELSE COULD IT BE?

Well, it turns out it could be ANY INJURY OF ANY KIND TO A PREGNANT MOTHER—causing her baby to be born with a smaller head and brain damage, called microcephaly.

But here, in a 2016 article from, we have this: “It’s [Zika virus] being spread by genetically engineered mosquitos. Is it the latest example of US biowarfare? America’s sordid history suggests it.”

If it was being spread in that fashion, it wasn’t working to cause disease. It was a failure. But as propaganda, it was a success.

And of course, the World Health organization hit the hysteria button at the time with their own brand of propaganda. From, January 28, 2016: “The World Health Organization will convene an emergency committee in Geneva on Monday to discuss the mosquito-borne Zika virus, which the organization’s head said is spreading ‘explosively’ and which many doctors and health officials believe is linked to an unprecedented outbreak of babies born with small heads in Brazil…’The level of alarm is extremely high,’ WHO Director-General Margaret Chan said in remarks to the public-health agency’s executive board…WHO’s announcement underscores the speed with which a virus that began as an obscure tropical malady afflicting Africa and then several remote Western Pacific islands has transformed into a major international health concern, particularly in the Americas.”

Dud. If WHO could squeeze out more fear, NOW, in 2020, about an ever-expanding Zika crisis, don’t you think they would? Even THEY’VE given up the ghost on that campaign. Meaning: they achieved their goal of creating alarm and public acceptance of THE VIRUS one more time. No need to go further for the moment.

The key event in the current COVID operation was the sudden Chinese government lockdown of 50 million citizens overnight in three major cities. That was the signal the CDC and the World Health Organization received with open arms.

“Well, they broke the ice. This is what we’ve been waiting for. This is now a model we can sell. Lockdowns on a massive scale.”

And they did sell it.

As I discovered in 1987, when I was researching AIDS, the basic epidemic con involves grouping all sorts of people and groups who are suffering from different traditional diseases, environmental toxicities, and certain new NON-VIRUS conditions UNDER ONE UMBRELLA LABEL. And then saying they’re all sick because of one virus. That is the central illusion.

Finally, I need to make a general comment about the effects of viruses on humans. These effects have been vastly overrated. Consider the proponents of the so-called “hot zone” hypothesis. For many years, they’ve claimed that viruses coming out of rainforests and traveling, in the modern age, to distant countries would cause horrific consequences—in the form of a cascade of MANY new diseases.

Why? Because the immune systems of people, unacquainted with these novel germs, would lack the capacity to ward them off. But that prediction has not come to pass.

The hot zone advocates have also failed to mention that the reverse vector of travel should also result in massive epidemics: in other words, viruses which are routinely carried by Americans and Europeans—and cause them no harm—should be decimating native peoples in rainforests, since the “more civilized” people travel in great numbers into jungles. The decimation has not come to pass. Native peoples have been uprooted and damaged by industry, but they haven’t been wiped out by American or European viruses.

In fact, when you think about it, all countries and locales tend to have their own viruses which are endemic and harmless to locals, but when carried to other lands, should be wreaking havoc.

But they aren’t. We should all be dead many times over. But we aren’t.

The hot zone fear stories should also be dead by now. But they still attract adherents.

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Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALEDEXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.