Cooling the climate alarmist hype re. the Pakistan and Northern India heatwave

Pakistan experienced a heatwave in late April. It’s cooled off a bit now, but due to return in May. Northern India is also experiencing heatwave conditions. Cue the hyperventilative climate alarmist fraternity who just cannot contain themselves whenever it gets extremely hot anywhere on earth:

You get the idea. There’s plenty more where they came from.

It was only to be expected from all the usual suspects. But even Met Office scientists who have in the past staked their professional reputation upon resisting such hyperbole in favour of sober facts and verifiable science, have joined in:

There’s no science in that tweet, it’s just a meaningless, unevidenced jumble of words and phrases conveying the notion that an extreme weather event in Pakistan is basically ‘our’ fault, that it’s dangerous and that we had better stop it by stopping ‘dumping greenhouse gases’ in the atmosphere. It’s a ‘cease and desist’ order by a senior scientist at Britain’s Met Office to stop burning fossil fuels (i.e. stop living, basically) ‘or else the weather will get much worse’. I took him to task over it but of course received no reply:

So, I thought I would delve a bit deeper into the climatological and extreme weather history of this region of the Indian subcontinent in order to try to get a more balanced perspective of this allegedly ‘unprecedented’ heatwave and perhaps offer some explanation of what’s going on, other than ‘!!Arrggghhh, Climate Breakdown, Run For the Hills(TM)!!’.

The heat started building in March, which is unusual, but not unprecedented. If it was truly without precedent it would not have been just as hot, if not hotter, 61 years ago, when few media outlets, if any, were daily ejaculating superlatives re. alleged ‘climate changed’ extreme weather.

Pakistan issued a heat warning after the hottest March in 61 years while in parts of neighbouring India schools were shut and streets deserted as an intense heave wave on Friday showed no signs of abating.

In 1961, when March in Pakistan was just as hot as today, such events generally just happened, they were part of the rich natural variability of our atmosphere and climate. They were nobody’s ‘fault’, least of all your fault, you inconsiderate, SUV driving, gas guzzling, meat eating, gas-fired boiler and cooker owning climate criminal.

In actual fact, in 1961, the world was cooling, so they couldn’t have blamed Pakistan’s very warm spring on man-made global Thermageddon even if they’d wanted to. Therefore, shame upon you for not being around then to blame for the planet’s woes, or, if you were, for hiding in the shadows of a highly inconvenient global cooling which modern ‘scientists’ have almost succeeded in completely erasing from history.

What’s really been happening to the climate in Pakistan since 1961, when the world was deep in the throes of a post-1940s cooling? The actual truth is a lot more interesting and far less alarming than the simplistic narrative we’re being spoon-fed today. Scientists today don’t bother to do science and the press just assume that we are all as moronic, scientifically illiterate and factually challenged as they are. Not all and now, more than ever, is the time to challenge their misinformation and disinformation with science and data, as they push for the hell that is Net Zero.

This study, Rise in Summer Heat Index over Pakistan, was published in the Pakistan Journal of Meteorology. Heat index is how hot it feels and is a vital measure of the impact of heatwaves on the human body. It’s a combination of the relative humidity and actual temperature. As we all know, high temperatures are far more tolerable when humidity is low, much less so when it is high. This is due to the basic physiology of how the human body cools itself, i.e. perspiration. You can perspire much more effectively when humidity is low. To put it coarsely, you sweat like a pig during hot humid conditions, but very little moisture can evaporate and thus cool the skin.

This is what the authors found for the period 1961-2006 for the summer season (May-Sept):

Notice something? Relative humidity has increased significantly. Absolute temperature has not. The maximum temperature has gone up and down over the years but shows very little trend. Humidity, on the other hand, has increased significantly and this appears to be related to a shift in the climate zones over the country:

What seems to have happened is that the extreme heat index region in the south has expanded, whilst the comfort zone in the north has receded. This is largely due to an increase in relative humidity and not absolute temperature. Most of the country remains unchanged though. This is what they’re calling the ‘climate crisis’ in Pakistan and if you believe that the cause is a slight increase in trace gases in the atmosphere due to human industry and transport, you haven’t been paying attention. There could be a number of explanations for this, notably increasing urbanisation, land use and changes in atmospheric dynamics not caused by generalised global warming. So let’s try and get some numbers on this change in Pakistan’s climate.

If alleged man-made global warming was affecting the Pakistan climate, then we would expect to see it showing up as a gradual increase in annual mean temperatures. Here is what we find:

Very little trend from 1901 to the late 90s, then a significant shift upwards in the 21st century. That’s not what we would expect from long term secular climate forcing due to GHGs. It is what we might expect from a sudden shift in climate patterns. What happened in 1998 I wonder? Oh yes, I remember, a very powerful (super) El Nino, which dramatically warmed the globe (entirely naturally), followed by a series of other powerful El Ninos, culminating in the truly dramatic El Nino of 2015-16. Since then, crickets. Note that annual mean temperature in Pakistan has started trending downwards. Even at the height of 21st century warming in 2018 though, the mean annual temperature in Pakistan was 21.82C, just 0.48C hotter than the peak of 21.34C in 1941. This, we are supposed to believe, is driving extreme high temperatures in spring and summer, so extreme in fact that they constitute an existential climate catastrophe which is apparently all our fault. If we don’t start eating bugs, stop travelling, stop heating our homes and preferably stop breathing and breeding by this time next Friday, we’re all doomed, especially the Pakistanis! Hmm, not entirely convinced, I must admit.

The average rise in daily maximum temperatures has increased slightly more than the average annual temperature, most of that since the late 1990s, but even so it still stretches the imagination to believe that this is responsible for ‘dangerous’ heatwaves in this region.

  • Warming in Pakistan was estimated at 0.57°C over the 20th century, but has accelerated more recently, with 0.47°C of warming measured between 1961–2007.
  • Increases in temperature is strongly biased towards the winter and post-monsoon months (November–February). On a sub-national level, warming is also strongly biased towards the more southerly regions, with Punjab, Sind, and Baluchistan all experiencing winter warming in the region of 0.91°C–1.12°C between 1961–2007, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the north experiencing only 0.52°C.
  • The rise in average daily maximum temperatures (0.87°C between 1961–2007) has been slightly stronger than the rise in average temperatures. A concurrent increase in the frequency of heat wave days has been documented, particularly in Sindh Province.

Finally, let’s take a look at the Asian Development Bank’s Climate Change Profile of Pakistan. It’s a very long document but for our purposes we need only concern ourselves with past and present observed changes in climate:

B. Climate Change Trends in Pakistan

11 1. Observed Past Climate Trends

Here is what the authors say:

A significant warming trend of about 0.57°C in the annual mean temperature was observed in the past century from 1901 to 2000 in Pakistan. This increase is less than the mean annual temperature increase of 0.75°C in the past century in the South Asia region.21 A more accelerated trend of warming, with the rise of 0.47°C, was observed from 1961 to 2007 in the country. The warmest year recorded until 2007 was 2004, and the highest increase is observed during winter when the temperature ranges from 0.52°C to 1.12°C (Figure 3). This is in agreement with the pronounced rate of warming observed over the South Asia region in the decade 1998–2007, which was attributed to increase in winter temperature and post-monsoon changes (footnote 21). On a regional basis, the highest increase in winter temperature was observed for Balochistan province, while the northwestern parts of the country showed negative temperature trends in the summer. The annual temperatures in Pakistan increased by 0.87°C (maximum) and 0.48°C (minimum) from 1960 to 2007.

Does that sound scary, even ‘catastrophic’ to you? Moreover, most of the warming occurred in the winter months, when heatwaves are not a thing, and there was even a decrease in summer temperatures in the northwestern region.

In the hyper arid plains, arid coastal areas, and mountain regions of Pakistan, an increase of 0.6°C–1.0°C in the mean temperature was observed, whereas an increase of 0.5%–0.7% in solar radiation was noted over the southern half of the country. In central Pakistan, the cloud cover decreased by 3%–5% with a consequent increase of 0.9°C in temperature. The northern parts of the country outside the monsoon region suffered from expanding aridity during the study period.

Decreases in cloud cover and consequent increases in temperature. Does that sound like demonic anthropogenic carbon dioxide to you? It sure as hell doesn’t to me. But, if all you hyperventilating climate activists and rabid greenies are still desperate to find CO2 responsible for Pakistan’s alleged climate woes, please point out where in this summary the climate doom molecule is implicated:

1. During the last century, Pakistan’s average annual temperature increased by 0.57°C compared to 0.75°C for South Asia, and average annual precipitation increased by 25%. The warming is mainly due to increase in winter temperature.

2. Heat wave days per year increased by 31 days in the period 1980 to 2007. Cold waves decreased in northeastern and southern parts, and increased in western and northwestern parts of the country.

3. Observed sea level rise along the Karachi coast was 1.1 millimeters per year in the past century.

4. During 1960–2007, the following changes were noted:

• An increase of 0.6°C to 1.0°C in the mean temperature over the hyper arid plains, arid coastal areas, and mountains regions of Pakistan;

• A decrease of 10%–15% in winter and summer rainfall in the arid plains and coastal areas;

• A rise of 18%–32% in the summer rainfall over the core monsoon region of Pakistan;

• A decrease of 5% in relative humidity over Balochistan province;

• An increase of 0.5%-0.7% in solar radiation over the southern half of the country;

• A decrease of 3%–5% cloud cover over central parts of Pakistan, and a consequent increase of 0.9°C in temperature;

• The northern parts of the country outside monsoon region have suffered from expanding aridity; • A decrease of 17% to 64% in rainfall observed during the seven strong El Niño events in the last 100 years;

• The minimum temperature in summer over central parts of Pakistan has shown a pronounced warming trend while in the extreme north and south have shown a slight cooling trend in some climatic zones; and

• The coastal belt in general and the Indus delta in particular have not shown any significant warming or cooling trends

Note the mention of those pesky El Ninos again. Climate fanatics hate them because they are natural events which even the tenured ‘experts’ who form the inner circle of the institutionalised and highly consensual climate priesthood cannot link definitively to generalised global warming. Most annoying for them, I’m sure you will agree.

Finally, finally, more for amusement than anything, here is chart of maximum temperatures in Karachi from 1931 until 2018. Spot the extreme high temperature climate crisis? No, me neither.

Grim Forecast: The Pandemic of the Vaccinated Looks Set To Explode

I made a comment on a blog yesterday, regarding herd immunity. Here’s what I wrote:

Permanent herd immunity was never going to happen with a coronavirus like SC-2. What we got in summer 2020 was transient community immunity, where about 15% of the populace were infected and recovered, helped greatly by the warmer weather. That was when Johnson made masks mandatory! Then, as we progressed into autumn 2020, SC-2 became more prevalent, especially as children and students went back to school and university; thereafter a functional seasonal herd immunity of 40% infected was quickly achieved. SC-2 would have been endemic after that, returning each winter season with more or less virulence, but never as bad as the first emergence.
But the public health fanatics and novel ‘vaccine’ fanatics made sure that didn’t happen. They started injecting first the vulnerable with their non-sterilising gene therapies which actually produced a second winter peak in deaths very soon after the rollout. Then they absurdly argued that a demonstrably ‘leaky’ vaccine which did not, could not, ever stop transmission, was the key to obtaining a ‘safe’ herd immunity threshold of 80% and promptly set about injecting anything that moved.
The results are in and they are looking increasingly catastrophic for public health. Instead of providing sterilising herd immunity, the ‘vaccines’ have actually made people MORE susceptible to infection, especially with the Omicron variant. Covid is probably not going away any time soon, neither will it settle down into stable endemicity in highly vaccinated populations. If you want to know the probable reasons why this is, I would suggest reading Geert Vanden Bossche’s latest detailed paper. Once again, he could be wrong, but I fear not.

I sincerely believe that without the mass vaccination campaigns, the pandemic would have been over and done with by the end of winter 2020/21 and the SC-2 virus would now be a stable, seasonally recurrent endemic disease, probably on a par with seasonal ‘flu. The mRNA and DNA ‘vaccines’ have radically altered the course of the pandemic and extended seasonally incoherent waves of rapidly spreading infections and disease indefinitely. Along with the huge, unprecedented volume of serious adverse reactions and deaths soon after injection, we are looking at a public health catastrophe without parallel in the history of pharmaceutical medicine.

The link to Geert’s latest paper can be found here. It’s very technical in parts and I am not qualified to comment on much of what he says, but it does not take an expert to appreciate the grave seriousness of Geert’s warnings or to appreciate that what he is saying is firmly grounded in established epidemiology. GVDB may be wrong, but he’s been right about a lot so far, since first warning of the dangers of mass vaccination with ‘leaky’ vaccines over a year ago. Whether or not his predictions turn out to be correct or not is beside the point. The fact is, his dire warnings have been completely ignored by those ‘experts’ running the vaccination campaigns and that is a matter of serious concern, given his qualifications and experience.

Only now are we hearing from ‘experts’ like Vallance who says:

A coronavirus variant which escapes vaccine immunity could take the world by surprise, Sir Patrick Vallance has warned.

Unfortunately, given his two year history of crying wolf on Covid, few people now believe him, excepting of course the dedicated Covid bedwetters who never want the pandemic or restrictions to end and are happy to be pointlessly muzzled for the rest of their short miserable lives.

Alex Berenson tends to be a bit of a weather vane on things Covid, which is probably why they kicked him off of Twitter. He says:

I spend a lot of time looking at the trees: What’s with infections in Britain? What are the newest myocarditis numbers?

We have reached a strange moment in Covid. The epidemic has now gone on longer than any flu epidemic – yet it shows few signs of easing.

Actually, that’s not true. In poor nations, Covid appears to have vanished as a problem, to the extent it ever was one. Even countries like India that had big Omicron waves didn’t have many deaths.

But wealthier countries now have extraordinary numbers of infections. Scotland just reported that 9 percent of its people were infected at once, equal to about 30 million Americans. All those infections are translating into lots of deaths, too. South Korea has suffered about half of ALL its Covid deaths this month.

So what is actually going on? GVDB provides a possible answer, based on actual science, and it’s not for the spike-hearted.

  • There isn’t even any hope that the current epidemiological situation could lead to herd immunity any time soon
  • There are increasing signs of more generalized immune suppression in vaccinees as indicated by a steadily growing number of reports rising incidences of other respiratory illnesses, other viral diseases and even cancer.
  • There is substantial evidence that Omicron is enabling a highly vaccinated population to exert immune pressure on its pathogenicity

Key message
I SERIOUSLY expect that a series of new highly virulent and highly infectious SARS-CoV-2 (SC-2) variants will now rapidly and independently emerge in highly vaccinated countries all over the world and that they will soon spread at high pace. I expect the current pattern of repetitive infections and relatively mild disease in vaccinees to soon aggravate and be replaced by severe disease and death. Unfortunately, there is no way vaccinees can rely on assistance from their innate immune system to protect against coronaviruses1 as their relevant2 innate IgM antibodies are increasingly being outcompeted by infection-enhancing vaccinal Abs, which are continuously recalled due to the circulation of highly infectious Omicron variants. In contrast, Omicron’s high infectiousness would enable the non-vaccinated to train their innate immune defense against SC-2 while the infectious and pathogenic capacity of the new SC-2 variants would be debilitated in the non-vaccinated for lack of infection-enhancing Abs in their blood. Unless we immediately implement large scale antiviral prophylaxis campaigns in highly vaccinated countries, there shall be no doubt that the pandemic will end by taking a huge toll on human lives.

‘More infectious’ variants have been reported to break through protection against infection conferred by vaccine-induced neutralizing Abs. Although vaccinees have now become more susceptible to infection, their vaccinal Abs still largely protect them from severe disease. However, cases of hospitalization in fully vaccinated people are now increasingly reported in some highly vaccinated countries (e.g., UK, Israel, South-Korea). This could indicate that some new variants are now breaking through protection (against severe disease) conferred by the C-19 vaccines and that it may only be a matter of time before additional mutations are incorporated that allow a more virulent variant to replace Omicron. The evolutionary dynamics of this pandemic are highly suspicious of mass vaccination shifting the course of a natural pandemic by promoting the expansion in prevalence of more infectious immune escape variants.

For those interested in the more technical explanation of what might be happening, here it is:

It has been established that non-neutralizing antibodies (Abs) directed at epitopes comprised within the conserved ‘enhancing’ site within the N-terminal domain (NTD) of S (S-NTD) not only contribute to Omicron’s enhanced infectiousness in vaccinees but are also likely to mitigate disease as the course of Omicron infections is rather mild. As Omicron is highly infectious, individuals are now at risk of rapid re-exposure to the virus. It follows that highly vaccinated populations are now placing more and more immune pressure on the infection-enhancing site within the S-NTD to prevent Omicron from causing systemic disease. I posit that this immune pressure is now at risk of driving natural selection of new SC-2 variants (‘Newco variants’) that will be endowed with one or more O-glycosylation sites that can shield the conserved NTD region comprising the non-neutralizing enhancing epitopes and thereby escape the disease-mitigating effect exerted by the enhancing anti-NTD Abs in vaccinees. Hence, natural selection of mutations enabling more extensive O-glycosylation of spike protein would not only make Newco variants fully resistant to all potentially neutralizing vaccine-induced Abs directed at spike protein (S), and thereby enable an even higher level of viral infectiousness, but also render these new immune escape variants more virulent for vaccinees. As site-specific O-glycosylation of S would abrogate Ab-mediated protection against severe disease in vaccinees, Ab-dependent enhancement of viral infectiousness (ADEI) would now directly translate into Ab-dependent enhancement of C-19 disease (ADED). This would ultimately result in a tsunami of hospitalizations and deaths in highly vaccinated populations whereas the unvaccinated would be better and better protected against the Newco variants thanks to their ‘enhanced’ (i.e., trained) innate immunity and because of reduced infectiousness and trans infectiousness of the virus in the upper and lower respiratory tract, respectively.

Geert makes this plea to his readers, which, given the extreme seriousness of what he is postulating as a possible evolutionary path of the pandemic, is not unreasonable, especially given the current situation in highly vaccinated countries:

Why this call?
I know this is a bad time to share my deep concerns about the future evolution of this pandemic. I know the world is currently getting more than enough of very concerning news; in addition, scary predictions about the future evolution of this pandemic are never welcome. The only reason why I nevertheless continue to express my concerns is that I cannot refrain from urging national and international public health agencies to immediately engage their populations in large scale antiviral chemoprophylactic campaigns, especially in highly vaccinated countries. Given the high infectivity rate that characterizes the spread of Omicron, the rather ‘mild’ course of infections we are currently witnessing cannot be considered the endgame prelude of this pandemic.

What do we get instead? FDA authorising 4th and 5th shots; UK dishing out shots to 5-11 year olds! Even when it has now been proven that Pfizer committed fraud in their trials and covered up deaths and very serious adverse reactions. What dark forces are driving this madness?

Natural Herd Immunity Vs. Mass Vaccination

Here is what GVDB says about herd immunity and the natural progression of disease, which basically tallies with what I said in my blog comment above.

It has been reported that vaccinees are, indeed, more susceptible to infection but that this enhanced susceptibility does not translate in more (cases of) severe disease ( It seems, therefore, as if the vaccine is responsible for promoting the vaccinee’s susceptibility to infection while hampering progression of infection to severe disease. This is in sharp contrast to the course of a natural pandemic in an unvaccinated population, in which waves of infection are associated with a substantial surge in morbidity and mortality, typically in the most vulnerable part of the population. These surges are typically followed by a dramatic reduction of the infection rate and it typically only takes a few waves for a natural pandemic to transition into endemicity as this is what it takes to protect the remaining vulnerable part of the population by herd immunity.

So what’s the problem? Folks might be getting infected but they’re protected from severe disease, right? Wrong. As we are seeing, people are still being hospitalised, not in great numbers at the moment, but in increasing numbers, and the vast majority of those are double or triple jabbed. Says GVDB:

Why should we care about lack of herd immunity when infections in vaccinees barely cause any severe disease, let alone death?
A word of caution needs to be said about this naïve question. Whereas Omicron might rather benefit the unvaccinated part of the population, in which repeated exposure to this highly infectious variant is training the innate immune response, this virus is likely to behave very differently in the vaccinated part of the population.
As usual, the devil is in the detail and the detail is often about getting down to the nitty-gritty of the evolutionary dynamics of the interplay between the virus and the host immune system. As this interplay has been profoundly disturbed by thoughtless human intervention, it seems completely counterintuitive that the relatively low hospitalization and mortality rates are the consequence of herd immunity.

GVDB explains why herd immunity can never be achieved with these ‘vaccines’ (even with endless boosters and injections for children) and why this is so dangerous:

In the case of recent natural or C-19 vaccine-mediated boosting7 of vaccinees (or their re-vaccination with an updated C-19 vaccine that better matches the S protein on the circulating variant) or in the case of vaccination of subjects who previously recovered from C-19 disease. In all these cases, previously vaccine-induced Abs will be recalled. The recall will result in disproportionally high titers and/ or disproportionally high binding affinity of non-neutralizing anti-S Abs, which not only outcompete innate polyreactive IgMs but also enhance viral infectiousness (see further below). This implies that in countries with high vaccine coverage rates, vaccinees are now more susceptible to infection with the circulating virus, which is likely to predominantly boost their infection enhancing anti-NTD Abs8. Under these circumstances, additional booster vaccinations are unlikely to change the impact of mass vaccination on population-level immunity and the course of the pandemic.
Consequently, there can be no doubt that the continuation of mass vaccination campaigns, which are now increasingly targeting children and focusing on booster shots (or Omicron-specific vaccinations), will result in a significant loss of the population’s capacity to generate herd immunity.

High Rates of Infection In The Vaccinated Will Exert Unnatural Immune Pressure on SC-2 To Evolve More Virulent Variants

There is substantial evidence that Omicron is enabling highly vaccinated populations to exert immune pressure on its pathogenicity

A highly vaccinated population that continues to be exposed to a SC-2 variant that is largely resistant to neutralization by S-directed Abs will be featured by a steadily increasing prevalence of elevated anti-NTD Ab titers and, therefore, become increasingly susceptible to infection. It is reasonable to postulate that in vaccinees, who are boosted as a result of their exposure to Omicron, especially the infection enhancing anti-NTD Abs will benefit from a strong recall effect9. This would imply that even after having contracted C-19 disease, vaccinees remain highly susceptible to infection while serving as an important source of selective (i.e., Omicron-specific) transmission.

GVDB goes through a very long and technical explanation (involving many ‘temptations’ to arrive at conclusions) which suggests that the current highly unnatural situation with Covid and mass vaccinations may evolve into one where we see wave upon wave of increasingly infectious and virulent SC-2 viral variants sweep through the populace. The mechanism driving this is glycosylation.

How would the O-glycosylated Newcos evolve in a highly vaccinated population and what would be their impact on individual and public health?
From the evolutionary dynamics discussed above, it becomes already apparent that increased population-level immune pressure on the conserved enhancing NTD site will result in natural selection of more abundantly glycosylated and, therefore, more virulent and more infectious variants. Since the O-glycosite mutations, as well as the required accompanying amino acid mutations within the variable domains of NTD, would have to keep up with the steadily increasing immune pressure exerted by the vaccinated population on the conserved infection-enhancing NTD site, both virulence and infectiousness of naturally selected variants would steadily rise too. More infectious and more virulent Newco variants that have a competitive fitness advantage over Omicron would successively be replaced by other Newco variants with an even higher level of infectiousness and virulence and, therefore, with an even higher fitness advantage in the context of a highly vaccinated population. With each more infectious and more virulent selected Newco the number of infections causing severe disease and death would gradually but rapidly increase whereas the corresponding fitness intervals would become shorter and shorter (see fig. 7). In highly vaccinated countries waves would rapidly add up one on top of the other to finally build a massive wave of severe morbidity and death that could last for as long as viral infectivity rates and, therefore, the prevalence of elevated ‘infection-enhancing’ Ab titers rises.

Is he correct? Are his fears plausible? I have no idea. But it is beyond doubt now that ADEI (Anti-Body Dependent Enhancement of Infection) is happening in those who have been jabbed and ‘boosted’ and that this is a highly unnatural occurrence which is the complete opposite of natural herd immunity. That this may lead soon to ADED (antibody dependent enhancement of disease) is a matter which should be urgently investigated and in the meantime it would seem to be a prudent precaution to immediately cease vaccinations and concentrate instead upon the large scale provision of safe preventative antiviral treatments. That’s not happening. Why?

How long have we got before these new, more virulent viruses emerge? GVDB thinks it may be only a couple of months.

How long will it take for more pathogenic SC-2 variants to become dominant?
As the adequate combination of O-glycosite mutations on RBD and amino acid mutations within NTD may take time to select, it is reasonable to expect that it will take ‘some more time’ for the first Newcos to emerge. However, there are several different reasons that make me believe that the virus will now rapidly evolve into more virulent and more infectious variants. In other words, I expect the lag time for a first more virulent variant to cross the valley of fitness and begin to replace Omicron to be rather short (i.e., within 2 months following this date of writing).

Are the non-vaccinated at risk? GVDB doesn’t think so.

In healthy non-vaccinated individuals, O-glycosylated Newcos will only cause asymptomatic to mild disease

In conclusion: For the vast majority of the unvaccinated, the price to pay for training of their innate immune effector capacity will not exceed mild to moderate upper respiratory symptoms. For this part of the population, new, more densely O-glycosylated variants could even be considered improved editions of a ‘live attenuated vaccine’ due to their steadily increasing intrinsic attenuation (because of the growing O-glycosylation).

This is not the time for an ‘I told you so moment’ so I can only recommend to those who are jabbed, then please don’t get any more shots and think very carefully about provisioning yourself with any anti-viral treatments you can get your hands on.

There is much I have left out here in GVDB’s very long paper, but I do recommend you struggle through to read it all. It may actually save your life.

Not Incompetence, Genocide.

This tweet has got me temporarily banned from Twatter:

This one got the ball rolling:

It was made in response to this, from Clare Fox:

It’s pretty obvious that Twatter are going flat out now to try and hide the horrifying truth about the mass murders which have been committed by Big Pharma in league with governments and to protect the criminals responsible. They banned Nick Hudson today for tweeting this:

As more and more people die from the ‘vaccines’ and as it becomes universally acknowledged that lockdowns claimed far more lives than they ever saved, the perpetrators and accessories of these crimes against humanity are getting very nervous and very desperate to try and cover their tracks. It’s not going to work. You can’t hide a truth this awful, this enormous. In Australia, the truth is being spoken plainly and clearly by some brave politicians. Just watch this video. It’s mind blowing.

Here’s the website where you can find the video and full transcript:

Here are a few choice quotes from that transcript:

COVID vaccine injuries are hidden behind anonymous government data, while supposed COVID virus harm is splashed across prime time.

Douglas James Roberts died after taking AstraZeneca. His family are concerned that his GP didn’t warn him of the side-effects of the vaccine. In other words, no informed consent was obtained. Neurosurgeons at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital attributed his death to a stroke, despite no family history and a clean bill of health. They refused to report his death to the TGA—refused!

The Australian Health Practitioner Regulatory Agency, Ahpra, has been bullying medical practitioners into not reporting or even for talking about the harm they’re seeing. The TGA erased 98 per cent of the 800 vaccine deaths—98 per cent erased!—that physicians reported. The TGA did so without autopsy or suitable consideration of all the patient medical data. TGA, ATAGI and Ahpra are the three monkeys of the pharmaceutical industry: hear no evil, see no evil, speak no evil.

Section 22D(2) of the Therapeutic Goods Act 1989 requires the Secretary of the Department of Health to ensure the quality, safety and efficacy of the vaccines were satisfactorily established for each cohort for which the provision of approval is being granted. Data recently revealed in court papers in the United States clearly shows that vaccine harm was apparent in the clinical trials that Pfizer, BioNTech and others conducted. This information, if ATAGI had bothered to ask for it, should have resulted in a refusal of the application for provisional use. No data was provided to the secretary regarding individual test subjects—technically, anonymized patient clinical data. No independent analysis of the fundamental issues surrounding novel mRNA vaccines was conducted in Australia—none in Australia! Instead, the secretary took Pfizer, AstraZeneca and Moderna’s word for it.

I will say that again: the secretary took pharmaceutical companies’ word for the safety of their products. 

The situation is the same in the UK. The MHRA approved Pfizer’s mRNA ‘vaccine’ for emergency use without even bothering to analyse Pfizer’s own (fraudulent) trial data!

Staggering. Claire Fox argues that the response to Covid by governments has been largely an issue of incompetence and she defends the safety record of the vaccines according to her own ‘research’. I don’t believe that governments the world over could have been so universally coordinated in their incompetence and the evidence we have certainly suggests that is highly unlikely. I also don’t believe that Claire’s research could have been so incompetent that she managed to completely ignre the evidence in front of her eyes.

Mention should be made of the TGA’s decision to ban safe, fully approved and widely accepted alternatives to COVID-19 vaccines. This includes hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin; vitamins, minerals and natural antivirals; as well as proven messaging around healthy eating and lifestyles. The decision to ban proven, safe, affordable and accessible alternative treatments that are working around the world was taken to ensure the fastest and widest-possible adoption of the vaccines. The TGA’s own customers fund the TGA. That means pharmaceutical companies fund their own product’s approval. That fails the pub test. Where are the checks and balances? There are none.

Whistleblowers to the British Medical Journal provided reports of inadequacies, irregularities and possible fraudulent practices in the Pfizer vaccine trial—you know, the same trial for which the TGA took Pfizer’s word. From a modern immunological perspective, two frequent vaccines for respiratory viruses run the risk of desensitising the immune responses to the virus, and that leads to hypoimmunity and worse illness than without the immunisation. To put that simply: repeated vaccination is doing more harm than good.

To the Prime Minister, the health minister, the federal health department and all those in the Senate and the House of Representatives—all of you who have perpetrated this crime—I direct one question: how the hell do you expect to get away with it? We’re not going to let you get away with it. We won’t let you get away with it. We are coming for you. We have the stamina to hound you down and we damn well will.

There is absolutely no doubt whatsoever that this is not a cock-up, it is a conspiracy, a conspiracy so malign, so evil, that the perpetrators of these crimes and their co-conspirators have knowingly committed, or allowed to be committed, mass murder. I call it genocide, whether it be an incidental genocide in pursuit of political or financial gain, or whether it be an intentional genocide, of itself. It doesn’t really matter that much which option you go for. Malign intent has been established. Fraud has been established. Intentional mass murder has been established. Twatter is part of that conspiracy. They need to be tried as accessories to commit crimes against humanity, including genocide.

Update: 31st March 2022

John Bowe, who was included in the conversations above has also been censored by Twitter and has consequently closed his account in protest. I wonder what he said?

Babylon Bee Banned From Twitter: Oil and Gas Authority Steps Quickly Into the Breach

The UK Oil and Gas Authority tweeted this just over an hour ago:

I was initially bemused:

Here is that chart:

But it’s all OK. False alarm folks. Apparently the Babylon Bee was recently censured by Twitter for ‘hateful conduct’, i.e. being caught red-handed in the act of spreading humour, satire, irony and wit – about a certain trans person in the US being named ‘Woman of the Year’

The Oil and Gas Authority got wind (pun intended) of all this and decided that, if the Babylon Bee was looking at permanent suspension on Twitter, then they had best start sharpening their satirical skills. Hence this morning’s tweet. That’s a relief, I’m sure you’ll agree.

FDA/CDC ‘Hawks’ Miss Safety Signal The Size Of A Double Decker Bus – Should Have Gone To Specsavers.

I read this article from Steve Kirsch with mounting incredulity. Even me, who prides myself on my highly elastic and accommodating credulity in these extraordinary times where assumptions and preconceptions are challenged (and often shattered) daily.

The data was in public view in January 2021 that the vaccines were too unsafe for use in humans. By February, it was even more obvious. To this day, the CDC has never acknowledged this safety signal.

Steve is referring in particular to pulmonary embolisms reported to VAERS (although any one of numerous other serious adverse events should have rang the same alarm bells). Here is what the data reveals a couple of months plus into the rollout:

So, by the end of February 2021, there were 685 cases of pulmonary embolisms reported to VAERS post Covid vaccination vs thirteen reports of PE reported to VAERS for the previous five year period for all vaccines.

The COVID vaccines have rates of PE over 1,000 times normal in all age ranges and we had that data in January 2021.

That is a humongous safety signal which is impossible to miss, but somehow the ‘hawks’ at the FDA managed to achieve the impossible, as Dr Mike Yeadon points out on Gettr.

I don’t believe in miracles nor do I jump at extremely improbable explanations for events in order to avoid stating the obvious. Applying Occam’s razor to this apparently absurd situation, we must conclude the following: the FDA/CDC knew by the end of January 2021 that these ‘vaccines’, authorised for emergency use, were extremely dangerous in comparison to all other previously authorised vaccines. They ignored the evidence before their eyes, even sought to discredit and downplay the results of their own safety monitoring system. In so doing, they deliberately and knowingly placed millions of lives at risk. They even supported mandating these potentially lethal jabs. This is criminal malfeasance/medical negligence on a historically unprecedented scale and does in fact constitute a crime against humanity. But as Steve says, nobody wants to know:

There is simply no way to explain how the CDC and FDA refused to tell people about it when they knew it was happening. And they can’t say they didn’t see it since it was so obvious. If they say they never saw it, they are incompetent.

Now you know why nobody wants to talk to me. The mainstream press will never report on this. Congress will never have an investigation into this until Senator Ron Johnson is back in the majority in the Senate.

No Democratic member of Congress will return any of my calls.

I guess they think if they avoid the issue people will forget about all the people who have died or were permanently injured. And the mandates to get vaccinated (and wear masks) will continue until everyone is fully vaccinated and fully boosted.

Pfizer just asked the FDA for permission for dose #4. There is nothing we can do to stop this because nobody with any authority who is empowered to make a change will listen or look at the facts. It will all be rubber-stamped as before. Facts don’t matter.

Depressing. But we must keep fighting to reveal the truth.

The Cat Has Caught Up With What I Was Saying About Covid & Climate In 2020

Not wishing to blow my own trumpet, I shall content myself with strumming gently and forlornly upon my own little violin. I was saying nearly two years ago (actually it was two years ago) that Covid and Climate Change were basically two sides of the same coin and both thus essentially socio-political agendas hijacking ‘science’ in order to inject their false prospectus deep into our lives (and even, as it turned out, our actual bodies). Very few listened to me and quite a few criticised me, often in less than polite terms.

In April 2020 I wrote this article:

They got it wrong the second time because they relied upon an epidemiological model (adapted from an old ‘flu model) which predicted 510,000 deaths from a virus which we knew virtually nothing about. Professor Neil Ferguson at Imperial College, London said ‘DO SOMETHING OR PEOPLE WILL DIE!’ So the government did something and people still died, not in their hundreds of thousands, but, it would seem, in numbers probably irrespective of a lockdown which was initiated too late in the day and was nowhere near strict enough to have a measurable effect on what is probably an exceptionally contagious virus. American IMHE modellers got it wrong a third time, predicting loads more deaths in the UK and the US, even in lockdown, than actually occurred.

People are still scared by Covid-19; they’re scared of dying, naturally, not in many years’ time because of bad weather, but next week, due to some horrible illness which probably escaped from a lab in Wuhan, China. The government and the Medicine Men currently in control of control of government decision-making, use that fear to control us and to convince us of the legitimacy of their policy. 

Climate change modellers never get it wrong, simply because even when their models don’t agree with reality, this is either because the observations are wrong, or because they still ‘do a reasonable job’ of modelling past and present climate change (especially when inconvenient ‘blips’ are ironed out by retrospective adjustments to the data), but principally because the subject of their claimed modelling expertise lies many years off in the future – climate change to be expected in 2050 or 2100, when the real impacts will begin to be felt. Imperial’s and IMHE’s worst case scenarios look way off, just weeks after they were proposed and after governments acted on the modeller’s advice. Their assumptions are being rapidly challenged by new data and research. Nothing similar happens in climate change land. Their worst case scenario (RCP8.5), though comprehensively debunked, still lives on and is still being defended by Met Office scientists on the basis that ‘carbon feedbacks (however unlikely) cannot be ruled out’.

Then in July 2020 I followed up with this:

It is an article of faith: climate change is dangerous. Dare to criticise that view and, as a non scientist, you will be labelled a ‘climate denier’ and a crank. As a scientist, you will also be called a denier and a crank, as well as being ex-communicated, ostracised, hounded, disciplined, humiliated, vilified, cancelled, forced out of your job even. Dare to question the validity of epidemiological models which portray Covid-19 as a killer pandemic which, without lockdown, will cut through the populace like a knife, claiming hundreds of thousands of lives and overwhelming health services and you are similarly frowned upon by the prevailing epidemiological oligarchy.

As you can see from the comments, it didn’t go down too well because by then we were deep into mass formation psychosis territory.

But fast forward to 2022: the catastrophe of governments’ insane reliance upon Russian oil and gas and the fallout from the batshit crazy decisions by European governments to abandon nuclear generation and domestic fossil fuel extraction in order to virtue-signal a ‘just’ transition to ‘clean green energy’ in order to ‘save the planet’ have become all too obvious. Business, industries and domestic energy consumers are hurting badly, especially after governments already nuked their economies with idiot, absurd, equally catastrophic Covid ‘mitigation’ measures.

Enter the Cat:

zero carbon and zero covid are the same grift

the covid grift and the climate grift have an astonishing amount in common. it’s why it’s so easy to pivot from one to the other.

they both use hallucinatory models of imminent catastrophe that fail to conform to reality to generate scare stories and emergencies as a pretext for collectivist and globalist action and mandate.

they both make outlandish demands to change lives and lifestyles but only in VERY specific ways.

they focus entirely on that which necessitates control and submission and exclude with utter vehemence anything that actually works.

they are not about solving problems and never were.

they were everywhere and always about just one thing:

“accumulating power in the form of unaccountable socio/political authority and rent seeking wealth for the cronies that backstop it.”

and it’s the exact same playbook. hell, half the plays the covidians ran were drawn up by the climate crowd 20 years ago. it was a full blown carbon copy. (sorry)

So, it’s welcome aboard to the El Gato Malo feline, but the German Shepherd got there first by quite a wide margin (actually, that should be Alsatian because we’re using politically correct wartime terminology now).

C J Hopkins: Revenge of the Putin-Nazis!

I just had to cross post this brilliant satire from C J Hopkins and include some choice quotes:

And they’re back! It’s like one of those 1960s Hammer Film Productions horror-movie series with Peter Cushing and Christopher Lee … Return of the Putin-Nazis! Revenge of the Putin-Nazis! Return of the Revenge of the Bride of the Putin-Nazis! And this time they are not horsing around with stealing elections from Hillary Clinton with anti-masturbation Facebook ads. They are going straight for “Democracy’s” jugular!

Yes, that’s right, folks, Vladimir Putin, leader of the Putin-Nazis and official “Evil Dictator of the Day,” has launched a Kamikazi attack on the United Forces of Goodness (and Freedom) to provoke us into losing our temper and waging a global thermonuclear war that will wipe out the entire human species and most other forms of life on earth!

I’m referring, of course, to Putin’s inexplicable and totally unprovoked invasion of Ukraine, a totally peaceful, Nazi-free country which was just sitting there minding its non-Nazi business, singing Kumbaya, and so on, and not in any way collaborating with or being cynically used by GloboCap to menace and eventually destabilize Russia so that the GloboCap boys can get back in there and resume the Caligulan orgy of “privatization” they enjoyed throughout the 1990’s.

No, clearly, Putin has just lost his mind, and has no strategic objective whatsoever (other than the total extermination of humanity), and is just running around the Kremlin shouting “DROP THE BOMBS! EXTERMINATE THE BRUTES!” all crazy-eyed and with his face painted green like Colonel Kurtz in Apocalypse Now … because what other explanation is there?

Or … OK, sure, there are other explanations, but they’re all just “Russian disinformation” and “Putin-Nazi propaganda” disseminated by “Putin-apologizing, Trump-loving, discord-sowing racists,” “transphobic, anti-vax conspiracy theorists,” “Covid-denying domestic extremists,” and other traitorous blasphemers and heretics, who are being paid by Putin to infect us with doubt, historical knowledge, and critical thinking, because they hate us for our freedom … or whatever.

Ukraine Does NOT Have a Nazi Problem: That’s Just Russian Disinformation

The BBC was spreading this Russian ‘disinformation’ in the Pre Covidian Era, but that was then. Now such propaganda would obviously hinder the hysterical blue and gold virtue-signalling warmongers in their efforts to escalate a regional conflict into a full blown ‘safe and effective’ world war 3 involving major nuclear powers. We can’t have that.

Just because Ukraine is full of neo-Nazis, and recent members of its government were neo-Nazis, and its military has neo-Nazi units (e.g., the notorious Azov Battalion), and it has a national holiday celebrating a Nazi, and government officials hang his portrait in their offices, and the military and neo-Nazi militias have been terrorizing and murdering ethnic Russians since the USA and the Forces of Goodness supported and stage-managed a “revolution” (i.e., a coup) back in 2014 with the assistance of a lot of neo-Nazis … that doesn’t mean Ukraine has a “Nazi problem.” After all, its current president is Jewish!

Yeah, quite right, what have the neo-Nazis ever done for Ukraine?

Welcome to the new reality … a “reality” in which “history has stopped [and] nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.” Yes, I know you are sick of me quoting Orwell, but, given the circumstances, I cannot help it. Just reflect on how seamlessly GloboCap segued from the Apocalyptic Pandemic narrative back to the Putin-Nazi narrative, which had seamlessly replaced the War on Terror narrative in the Summer of 2016, and how instantly the New Normals switched from hating “the Unvaccinated” to hating the Russians, and then scold me again for quoting Orwell.

Well worth reading the entire article.

In the Midst of a Massive Avoidable Energy Crisis, the UK Government Intends to Pour Millions of Tons of Concrete Down Usable Fracking Wells

You might be forgiven for thinking either that the British government has gone stark raving bonkers or it has decided to sabotage the economy. Those are the only two rational explanations I can think of to explain the behaviour of our government, and they may not be mutually exclusive. I actually found it hard to believe this tweet by Steve Baker, but this is what ministers are actually planning.

The Sun has the story:

ANGRY Tory MPs have blasted a minister’s claims that two UK fracking sites have reached “the end of their useful life”.

Energy giant Cuadrilla is due to concrete over its two wells in Lancashire next week.

It has been ordered to do so by the Oil and Gas Authority in a ban on the gas extraction technique.

But MPs want that decision overturned and fracking to be given the green light again.

Absurdly, Greg Hands is claiming that these wells are being capped because they are ‘at the end of their useful life’ but the truth is they hardly even began to exploit their useful reserves before the fracking ban was introduced.

Energy minister Greg Hands told MPs late last week: “Gas wells need to be safely decommissioned at the end of their useful life.”

But Steve Baker hit back: “The minister’s suggestion that these wells are at the end of their useful life is outrageous. They are nowhere near the end of their useful life.

So, another massive lie by a government minister.

Why is the government rushing to decommission these wells which have the potential to re-energise the UK in the midst of this crisis and bring down energy bills for consumers and industry? Why? To my way of thinking, it is an act of economic sabotage and treason no less. Not even ‘away with the fairies high on batshit crazy green ideology’ adequately explains this decision. If it does go ahead, and the protests of Tory MPs are ignored, British interests will be very seriously damaged and consumers will pay a very heavy price for this deliberate policy of putting beyond use our natural gas reserves precisely at a time of acute energy crisis, perhaps the worst in history.

This government will then have two deliberate acts of economic sabotage under its belt: lockdowns and the scuttling of our gas reserves. We might want to ask ourselves in that case whether Putin is the greater threat to national security or own government is.

Ivermectin: How ‘Ghost Authors’ Played Down Hugely Positive Data In Dr Andrew Hill’s Review of Trials For The WHO.

In October 2020, Dr Andrew Hill was tasked with presenting evidence to the WHO on the effectiveness of Ivermectin as an early treatment for Covid-19 disease. He agreed to work with Dr Tess Lawrie, Pierre Kory and others who had performed trials with this cheap, repurposed, unpatented drug, to publish a paper. Those trials were very promising indeed. But Hill went ahead early, without Tess and the others, and published the paper as a preprint which, whilst it highlighted the clinical effectiveness of Ivermectin, mysteriously and inexplicably recommended that further randomized larger trials be conducted before any authorisation was granted. This was when many people were dying in hospital and was just before the introduction of the ‘safe and effective’ vaccines.

Here is a video made by Tess Lawrie in the form of a letter to Andrew Hill and it contains a record of their earlier exchange on Zoom re. the paper published by Hill, where Tess Lawrie questions him about its conclusions. It is quite frankly mind-blowing and proves almost certainly that Hill was ‘leaned on’ by persons unknown to seriously downplay the positive news about Ivermectin. We can speculate as to who those unknown persons were but it is without doubt that, if Ivermectin had been approved as a cheap, safe treatment for Covid-19 disease, then the emergency use authorisations for the ‘vaccines’ would not have been justifiable, nor for that matter would seriously damaging lockdowns.

Millions of lives across the world would probably have been saved if Ivermectin had been licensed for use in late 2020. But it would seem that an unholy alliance of corporate interests with political interests made sure that this drug was banned and ridiculed by the media and ‘influencers’ as a ‘horse dewormer’. Hydroxychloroquine was similarly discredited earlier after Trump advocated its use. In that particular case, the Oxford Recovery trials ‘proved’ it was ineffective by administering it in lethal overdoses to seriously ill Covid patients. It was pretty obvious that they would pull out all the stops to prevent Ivermectin being licensed for use just before the miracle mRNA and DNA based ‘vaccines’ were to be rolled out.

Almost Certain Proof That The Wuhan Virus Spike Protein Was Bio-Engineered


A BLAST search revealed that a 19 nucleotide portion of the SARS.Cov2 genome encompassing the furin cleavage site is a 100% complementary match to a codon-optimized proprietary sequence that is the reverse complement of the human mutS homolog (MSH3).

Among numerous point mutation differences between the SARS-CoV-2 and the bat RaTG13 coronavirus, only the 12-nucleotide furin cleavage site (FCS) exceeds 3 nucleotides.

Based on a recent publication describing insertion variants of SARS-CoV-2 (1) we would like to bring the attention to our recent findings related to the sequence of the furin cleavage site (FCS) in SARS-CoV-2 Spike (S) protein. The SARS-CoV-2 causing the COVID-19 pandemic (2) has 82.3% amino acid identity to bat coronavirus SL-CoVZC45, 77.2% amino acid identity to SARS-CoV, and 96.2% genome sequence identity to bat coronavirus RaTG13. While numerous point mutation differences exist between SARS-CoV-2 and RaTG13, only one insertion and dissimilarity exceeding 3 nucleotides (nt): a 12-nucleotide insertion coding for four amino acids (aa 681-684, PRRA) in the SARS-CoV-2 S protein has been discovered. This polybasic FCS differentiates SARS-CoV-2 from other b-lineage betacoronaviruses or any other sarbecovirus (3). An FCS addition enhanced the infectivity of SARS Co-V-2 in 2019

Let’s summarise what this is telling us:

  1. The SC-2 virus originating in Wuhan is genetically very similar to a bat coronavirus except for the furin cleavage site on the spike surface protein, which differs from all other betacoronaviruses.
  2. The furin cleavage site is responsible for enhancing the infectiousness of the Wuhan virus.
  3. Remarkably, the 19 nucleotide RNA sequence encompassing the furin cleavage site is an exact match to a proprietary (patented) sequence registered in the BLAST database!

The authors calculate the chance of 3. happening randomly:

The correlation between this SARS-CoV-2 sequence and the reverse complement of a proprietary mRNA sequence is of uncertain origin. Conventional biostatistical analysis indicates that the probability of this sequence randomly being present in a 30,000-nucleotide viral genome is 3.21 ×10−11

That’s 1 in 32,000,000,000,000, i.e. there is a one in thirty two thousand billion probability that this exact match occurred by chance!

But it gets better:

The presence in SARS-CoV-2 of a 19-nucleotide RNA sequence encoding an FCS at amino acid 681 of its spike protein with 100% identity to the reverse complement of a proprietary MSH3 mRNA sequence is highly unusual. Potential explanations for this correlation should be further investigated.

This highly unusual occurrence just happens to involve a US patent lodged in 2016 by Moderna Therapeutics who just happen to be one of the companies who developed a ‘vaccine’ in record time based on an mRNA molecule which codes for the original Wuhan spike protein, including the furin cleavage site sequence which Moderna patented 3 years earlier. What are the odds of that happening?

I shall state the most obvious explanation for these odd ‘coincidences’:

The US funded and/or was involved in gain of function research on a bat coronavirus, which involved genetically engineering the furin cleavage site to make the virus highly infectious and transmissible by humans. This bio-engineered virus ‘escaped’ from the lab at Wuhan and went global very quickly. Almost immediately, Moderna, Pfizer, Astra Zeneca and Johnson & Johnson began work on creating a gene-based ‘vaccine’ which would cause the body’s cells to manufacture a slightly modified version of the SARS-CoV-2 man-made spike protein. Governments around the world coerced and even mandated more than a billion people to get injected with these experimental, man-made ‘vaccines’ which were supposedly ‘safe and effective’ against the man-made Wuhan coronavirus – but both the virus and the ‘vaccine’ involved the harmful intrusion into the body of the cyto-toxic, hyper-inflammatory, bio-engineered spike protein. The Pharma companies made billions and the politicians ordered the police to kick in the heads of anyone who didn’t like the idea of being forced to be experimented upon with another bioweapon so soon after being exposed to the first bioweapon originating in a Chinese lab.