You may have recently come across a video on YouTube called Plandemic featuring a virologist claiming to have been persecuted by “Big Pharma” and the “Deep State” for exposing their plan to spread disease. If you believed this 26 minute video, I am sad to say you have been duped.
Here is a critical breakdown of all the false information contained within the documentary and the sources showing it is incorrect.
1. The only “medical expert” interviewed is Judy Mikovits who is a well-known anti-vaccine activist and made unsubstantiated, unproven claims of vaccine contamination as well as having been previously arrested for stealing from a prior employer (WPI). She claims she was “imprisoned” for this but only spent 5 days in jail for stealing, not for her research. - https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/scientist-vaccine-jailed/
2a. She was never placed under a “gag order” as she claimed. She was prevented from destroying the evidence of her misconduct:
On 7 November, a judge from the Nevada court granted a request for a temporary restraining order against Mikovits to prohibit her from "destroying, altering, disseminating, or using trade secrets and confidential information." The order contended that "immediate and irreparable injury, loss, or damage will result to WPI if it does not get this relief." - https://www.sciencemag.org/news/2011/11/controversial-cfs-researcher-arrested-and-jailed
2b. Mikovits troubles stemmed from a contaminated study she conducted and refused to retract linking a “novel mouse virus” to CFS. “After Mikovits and her research team's Science study appeared in October 2009, many other groups around the world reported that they could not find the mouse retrovirus, dubbed XMRV, in people who had CFS. Mikovits and colleagues subsequently participated in a multilab study that resulted in a September Science Express paper describing how none of the teams could reliably find XMRV in blinded samples from CFS patients. One lab Mikovits collaborated with in the 2009 Science report simultaneously retracted its contribution after discovering that a contaminant explained its XMRV findings.” Much of the research used by Mikovits was also later retracted. -
2c. The paper was later retracted. In the retraction, Bruce Alberts, the editor-in-chief, wrote that there “is evidence of poor quality control in a number of specific experiments in the Report” and noted that other studies couldn’t replicate the findings. “Science has lost confidence in the Report and the validity of its conclusions. We note that the majority of the authors have agreed in principle to retract the Report but they have been unable to agree on the wording of their statement,” Alberts wrote. “… We are therefore editorially retracting the Report.” - https://science.sciencemag.org/content/334/6063/1636.1
2d. Dr. Ian Lipkin was assigned by NIH czar Anthony Fauci to settle if there was any merit to the connection between XMRV and CFS. Mikovits participated in Lipkin's study and concluded that it was "the definitive answer. ... There is no evidence that XMRV is a human pathogen." -
3a. Dr. Fauci and writer Larry Kramer are actually good friends now, despite Kramer’s earlier writings. Kramer, who spent years in a constant rage at Fauci, now calls him “the only true and great hero” among government officials in the AIDs crisis. Kramer later told PBS that when he finally met Dr. Fauci in person, he was extremely receptive to the plight of the LGBTQ community and even put members of the community on NIH committees to get their feedback on how to help fight HIV/AIDs. According to Kramer, “That was the beginning of a major turning point. Dr. Fauci has become the only true and great hero in all of this, in the government, in the system. … I acknowledge him every chance I can, because we certainly got off to a rocky start.”- https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/20/how-anthony-fauci-became-americas-doctor
3b. Doubts have been raised if Mikovits ever did work with Fauci. (Though she did work under Lipkin who was assigned to check the XMRV research by Fauci. See 2d.) She has long been part of a movement though to “Fire Fauci” and has accused him of blocking her “research” (how does someone without access to a lab do research?) into a “mouse virus” that causes cancer. - https://www.vice.com/en_ca/article/wxevj5/the-coronavirus-truthers-dont-believe-in-public-health
4. Dr. Fauci did not have any control over drug approval during the HIV/AIDs epidemic and much of the anger of the LGBTQ community was wrongly placed on him because he was at the forefront as Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases. - https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2020/04/20/how-anthony-fauci-became-americas-doctor
5a. The Bayh-Dole Act of 1980 allows university and non-profit researchers to retain ownership of patents that result from federally funded research which they may then license those patents to private companies. These private pharmaceutical companies are the only ones that have the staff and resources to turn these ideas into a product. If a university or non-profit research did discover a cure to COVID-19, they would not have the ability to begin mass producing a vaccine without going to a pharmaceutical company. The Bayh-Dole Act actually helps with discovering a vaccine. If that pharmaceutical “company fails to produce a product that has been developed using federal funds, or if it cannot produce sufficient quantities to reasonably satisfy the ‘health and safety needs’ of the U.S., the government can exercise what are known as ‘march-in rights’ compelling the patent holder to grant a license under the patent(s) to others.” -
5b. Dr. Fauci has all his patents assigned to the U.S. government rather than making money off them. All bonus money (only $45,000) was donated. “Dr Anthony Fauci told the BMJ that as a government employee he was required by law to put his name on the patent for the development of interleukin 2 and was also required by law to receive part of the payment the government received for use of the patent. He said that he felt it was inappropriate to receive payment and donated the entire amount to charity.” - https://patents.justia.com/inventor/anthony-s-fauci
6. Judy Mikovits claims Bill Gates has killed millions with his global vaccination program. There is no evidence of this. - https://www.news18.com/news/buzz/fact-check-no-india-is-not-suing-bill-gates-for-wrongful-polio-vaccination-deaths-2595499.html
7a. Judy Mikovits claims that there are no vaccines against RNA viruses. RNA viruses are rapidly mutating and therefore tougher to make vaccines against but there are several vaccines for RNA viruses already including rabies, measles, polio, etc.. - https://www.annualreviews.org/doi/10.1146/annurev.mi.41.100187.002205
7b. mRNA vaccines are already in trial though and showing promise. “mRNA vaccines would also be safer than the weakened viral or protein-based vaccines because they do not carry the risk of the injected virus becoming active, or a protein contamination.” - https://theconversation.com/coronavirus-a-new-type-of-vaccine-using-rna-could-help-defeat-covid-19-133217
8. Judy Mikovits claims to not be anti-vaccine but she has published several anti-vaccine books (“Plague of Corruption” and “Plague”) and is a celebrity to the anti-vaccine movement. Even her publisher admits that they are an anti-vaccine publishing company. She is commonly featured on conspiracy websites like InfoWars and Natural News as being someone who believes vaccines cause autism. She has also co-authored books with “vaccines cause autism” advocate Kent Heckenlively and the foreward in her book “Plague of Corruption” is written by notorious anti-vaccine advocate Robert F. Kennedy Jr.
9a. Judy Mikovits claims that the virus “cannot be naturally occurring” and was “manipulated.” She claims it experienced “accelerated viral evolution.” All of these claims are made without her having access to a research lab and presenting absolutely no proof of these claims. In fact, studies by several nations have shown that the virus developed naturally: