Dr. Anthony Fauci,
director at the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases,
speaks during a Senate committee hearing on the COVID-19 response,
on Capitol Hill in Washington on March 18, 2021.
(Anna Moneymaker-Pool/Getty Images)
My Sister Didn't Have
Two boys died from
unknown infectious diseases days after they were born, and a girl,
Zhen, died from malnutrition during the Great Famine in 1960 when
she was only 3 years old.
However, life was also very beautiful, as I enjoyed the love of my parents and my siblings. I thought it was so unfair that my two brothers did not make it.
As for Zhen, it was
unfortunate, but the Great Famine was a natural disaster, as we were
told by the government. There was nothing anyone could have done
Thanks to the well-tested, safe, and effective vaccines that have been developed, we see far fewer children die from infectious diseases today than 70 years ago.
several dazibaos, communist revolutionary placards,
in downtown Beijing during the Cultural Revolution
in February 1967.
Vincent/AFP via Getty Images)
Also, unlike in China, where information the ruling Chinese Communist Party (CCP) deems harmful is censored, I had access to uncensored information in Canada.
That's how I discovered a phenomenon that could be more deadly than any infectious disease:
I learned that my sister Zhen did not have to die.
After the start of the Great Leap Forward in 1958, in order to please their superiors, local communist officials exaggerated the reporting of their agricultural output, sometimes 10 times or more than the real output.
They then had to collect the harvest in its entirety as tax, leaving nothing for the farmers.
The Great Famine
was largely man-made...
The agricultural experts who verified and praised the fake reports, representing the science as Mao wanted them to,
Some may argue that even though the Great Leap Forward was an abysmal failure, the CCP has changed. Today, CCP officials are well-dressed, smart businesspeople.
Nobody would stoop to
verifying fake reports, even if pressured by their superiors.
They still practice Subjective Science. Facts are not important...
The CCP's narratives are
the only allowed thoughts on SARS-CoV-2, be it the origin of the
virus, human-to-human transmission capability, lockdown measures,
Dr. Fauci: 'I
I thought, how interesting, in China, science is used to serve the Communist Party.
Now suddenly in the United States we have an 'individual' who says he represents science...!
When was this basic
scientific principle replaced by CCP-style science, where a powerful
and influential person claims to represent science, and therefore
cannot be criticized?
I was a true believer in science and devoted my career to vaccine development for two decades, the second of which was with the largest vaccine company in the world at that time.
I always believed in my fellow scientists as being noble, trustworthy, honest, and humble.
So I almost fell out of my chair when I read a research paper in February 2020 on Nature Medicine's website titled "The proximal origin of SARS-CoV-2."
It was written by,
A creative rendition of
SARS-CoV-2 virus particles.
Note: not to scale.
The authors showed that SARS-CoV-2 binds to human ACE2 much better than any computer programs predicted.
This paper, as bad as it
is, has been read 5.64 million times, referenced by 2,123 other
papers, and used by authority figures such as Dr. Fauci to
conclude that the debate on COVID-19's origin is over, and label the
possibility of a non-natural origin for SARS-CoV-2 as a
The scientists took the
existing facts and forced them to fit the preferred narrative, and
also forced the general public to accept it, while silencing all
other opinions and essentially banning scientific debate on the
I couldn't believe prominent scientists like Kristian Andersen and publications like Nature Medicine could betray the very principle of science:
Instead, they used people's trust in science to silence scientific debate and advance their own narrative.
I decided to write to Nature Medicine to complain about the paper and demand a retraction or at least an explanation.
I sent my letter, titled "It is Premature to Conclude that SARS-CoV-2 Did not Have a Lab Origin," by email on April 15 but did not receive a reply.
Then I forwarded my email
to Andersen, the paper's lead author, with no response either.
Is this really happening in America, I wondered...?
On Jan. 31, 2020, Andersen emailed Fauci about the coronavirus, saying,
The next day, a group of people, including Fauci and Andersen, held a secret teleconference.
The Nature Medicine article concluding that,
briefs reporters in San Diego
on Dec. 30, 2020.
Sounds exactly like what
Subjective Scientists would do.
It turns out I wasn't the only one questioning the Nature Medicine paper.
In January 2021, Dr. Steven Quay from Seattle published a paper titled "Bayesian Analysis of SARS-CoV-2 Origin" where he revealed he had written to Andersen on May 25, 2020, questioning his conclusions.
There are so many lessons to be learned from missteps during this 'pandemic', such as the rushed vaccines, the damaging lockdowns, the denial of sound early treatments, the disregarding of natural immunity, and so on.
In my opinion, the most important lesson is that we must get back to science that is fact-based, Objective Science.
Facts and truth are stubborn.
They are sometimes slow in coming, but they do bubble to the surface eventually. Dr. Fauci and company tried very hard to suppress the scientific investigation that SARS-CoV-2 might have escaped from a laboratory.
Now, it has become an accepted possibility, after all attempts to find a natural origin failed.
The issue of natural immunity and how it was cut out of the equation in the fight against COVID is another example of Subjective Science.
It is known to all scientists with even a slight immunology training that a person develops natural immunity after recovering from an infection.
The protection afforded by natural immunity is what all vaccines strive to achieve:
It was extremely anti-science to impose vaccine mandates on the millions in Canada and America who contracted and then recovered from COVID-19.
Now, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control admits in a report released on Jan. 28 that natural immunity against COVID-19 is superior to any of the available vaccine regimens.
It is refreshing, though, to see that the scientific community has started to awaken to the narrative-driven reports in scientific journals.
For example, the prestigious British Medical Journal published an editorial on Jan. 19 titled "Covid-19 vaccines and treatments: we must have raw data, now."
It is a timely call and relates to the very core of the issue. In order to know the science, we have to have the facts.
But don't expect to be able to peruse the raw data on the safety and efficacy of the COVID vaccines any time soon, as Pfizer has indicated that it will not begin entertaining requests for trial data until May 2025.
We paid for the vaccines with our tax dollars (and many paid with their lives, as vaccine-related deaths do happen), but we're asked to just take the vaccine and blindly trust the "representatives of science" like Dr. Fauci,
The agricultural experts in China during the Great Leap Forward did release their data, just no one believed any of it was real.
I just hope people's
trust in scientists today is not in danger of plummeting to that
point. Substantial changes in our scientific funding system are
needed if confidence in science's reputation is to be restored.
That will put us in a
much better position to take on the next challenge Mother Nature may
throw at us...