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In Times of Uncertainty, Who Can We Really Trust?

In these times of uncertainty, the public just wants real answers. People are finding it very hard to trust others in regards to their own health and safety, and some feel that our own government is now questionable. The release of the COVID-19 conspiracy video, Plandemic, was all over social media. It was then removed from Youtube, as some believe it revealed what may be going on behind closed doors.


The viral video was roughly 26 minutes long, that apparently uses, “a host of false and misleading claims about the novel coronavirus pandemic and its origins, vaccines, treatments for COVID-19, and more,” according to The video is an interview with a former chronic fatigue researcher, Judy Mikovits, who has lobbed a number of accusations against Dr. Anthony Fauci, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director. 


Many people, including myself, are not sure what to believe anymore. Those who watched the video were baffled when Mikovits stated that she was held in jail, but with no charges. This statement is false because she was in fact held in jail for illegally taking computer data and related property from WPI, but the charges were dropped, because of legal troubles faced by her former employer. 


Mikovits also stated, “[Fauci] 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 and … the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. These investigators that committed the fraud, continue to this day to be paid big time by the NIAID.” Science Magazine debunked this statement in an article saying, “It’s not clear which fraud and what cover-up Mikovits is talking about exactly. There is no evidence that Fauci was involved in a cover-up or that anyone was paid off with funding from him or his institute. No one has been charged with fraud in relation to Mikovits’s allegations.” which raises many red flags. 


“Scientific estimates suggest the closest virus to SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, is a bat coronavirus identified by the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV). Its “distance” in evolutionary time to SARS-CoV-2 is about 20 to 80 years. There is no evidence this bat virus was manipulated.” reported Science Magazine. When asked where she thought this virus occurred, Mikovits said that the virus occurred between the North Carolina laboratories, Fort Detrick, the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, and the Wuhan laboratory, but there is no real evidence supporting that accusation. These are just a few of the many statements made by Mikovits that don’t add up. 


Something that does not sit well with me is the fact that YouTube continuously keeps removing the video from the website. According to an ABC News 27 article, the reason for removing the documentary according to these social media platforms includes “halting the spread of misinformation” and for “violating the community guidelines.” These guidelines include: 


Nudity or sexual content
Hateful content
Harassment and cyberbullying
Child Safety
Harmful or dangerous content
Violent or graphic content
Spam, misleading metadata, and scams

But how exactly does it violate these guidelines? If the video does in fact contain inaccurate information, there is no reason for the platform to remove it because there are countless videos on YouTube that spread fake news that are uploaded daily that do not get removed. This does not justify the removal of the video. 


Truthfully, I think some of this information is true. Of course the virus is real and it is harming people, but this was not a sporadic event to occur, and I believe that this was an attack on the public with the sole purpose of killing and controlling us. As for the removal of the video, there is some truth to it that the government does not want us to know. For now, I guess we will all continue to stay home to keep ourselves safe, lower our immune systems, then eventually be back to square one once we think it’s all over.