A few days ago I watched a video, Dr. Andrew Kaufman interviewed by Reinette Senum. The comedian Ray Romano in his standup act says to the audience that he had his own TV show, and “you will too” – that is, all of us will someday have a TV show. I suppose that is why Senum has a podcast. She’s a so-so interviewer, but fortunately just let Kaufman go without much interference. I thought that Kaufman was at his best, in fact, was so good that the video would not last on censorious YouTube. I could download the video, but that requires giving money to YouTube every month, and I cannot do that in good conscience.
I had a flash! I use a program called Dragon Naturally Speaking, from Nuance. With that program I can speak into a microphone and watch my words appear on the screen. The program is adapted to me and my nuances, so to speak, so that there are are very few mistakes when it is just me and the mic. There are obstacles, such as names and places, but Nuance has done a really good job of covering as much as possible. For instance, Kaufman mentions Stanford Professor John Ioannidis – Nuance has no clue about that and mangles it. But I knew that would happen and easily inserted the correct spelling. Kaufman also mentions Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, the inventor of the microscope, and Nuance got it right!
So I put the podcast on my iPad comma and laid the microphone next to it comma and let it rip period One thing about Nuance comma is that you have to speak punctuation period all of the various symbols have a name period Would this be a problem question mark Yes comma I thought but I could easily work around it in post production period
Not so. It took hours. Maybe a third of the way though, as I replayed the podcast and edited the text, I wanted out. It was tedious, and perhaps futile as well. Maybe the video will be left alone by our overlords. Maybe I should be outside putting up wood for the winter. Nonetheless, I persisted. Below is the original podcast, and the Nuance rendition thereof. For the transcript I eliminated connectors such as “and” and habits of speech like “you know” and “basically” and “right.” At times I merely inserted my own words where I thought Kaufman was somewhat unintelligible. I did not alter any meaning. I did not use Senum’s questions, which were more like rambling mini-speeches. Here we go.
The role of nutrition in medical education
I think it was about one hour allotted to nutrition, maybe two. But it was basically not really nutrition. It was like “these are the vitamins and minerals. If you have a severe deficiency in this we call it scurvy if its vitamin C.” That was pretty much the information. You now talk about different kinds of foods, what’s the science, what are the questions. They talk about cholesterol but only in in the terms of which drugs lower it – we never asked what cholesterol does the body. It’s not just the gut biome. It is your entire body biome because microorganisms are found almost everywhere. For example DNA sequences from the bacteria in your gut have been found in our own brain cells. It must have gotten there somehow. Every inch of our skin, eyes and upper airway are covered in various types of microorganisms. They serve a vital role in keeping us alive. We can’t live without them.
What is a virus?
Talking about viruses can be very confusing. What they really and are they anything, really? The word virus itself means “poison” and comes from the Latin. It was around long before there were any microorganisms that we knew about. We didn’t know anything about microorganisms until Anton van Leeuwenhoek [Nuance caught that name and spelled it correctly! – MT] discovered the microscope and then saw them under the microscope. We can’t see them with the naked eye. What they say are viruses are even smaller than that. You can only see them with an electron microscope, a fancy and expensive type of microscope that was invented in the late 1930s. It can only view dead, not living tissue. So, we can’t observe the behavior of any particles that small because that microscope technology only can view fixed or dead tissue. That’s a really important point because any inferences we make about how these particles behave is not from direct observation. It is indirect evidence.
So this word virus somehow was used – initially it meant poison – and later on when this microscope was invented they had some diseases that they didn’t find any bacteria associated with and so they thought that there was a smaller microorganism. This was a theory that they caused some these other diseases – polio is one example. They thought it was caused by virus. But after this microscope came out the problem was that they saw damaged tissue from people who were sick, and he saw the tiny little particles. But there is not one particle that was predominant or uniform. In other words, they didn’t see a thousand of one particle that looked all the same and were doing the same thing. They saw a bunch of different kinds of stuff. They reasoned that it was breakdown products of dying cells that are fragments and these little particles. This is been observed repeatedly.
Then when the scientists who were trying to find this virus were about to give up, this other scientist came along, [John F.] Enders, and he developed this procedure which they call virus isolation. But it’s not isolating anything. It’s really weird that they call it this word because they do the opposite. What they do is have a culture of cells (these days a lot of times these are monkey kidney cells), and they put antibiotics, which are poisonous, in there with them, and calf serum (which can also be toxic to cells), they put it in a “minimal growth media” – in other words, like a starvation diet. Then they add some body fluid from the sick person. Then they watch this cell grow and after several days it shows cell damage. Then they see particles, because that’s what happens when cells are dying, and they call it a virus.
That’s really what they are saying a virus casuing a disease in humans is. In other words, they’ve never once taken a sample from a sick person, and then directly from that sample purified out or isolated viral particles that are uniform. They could characterize those by looking at the chemicals on the membrane, they can open them up to cleave the membrane and take out the genetic material. They could sequence it and know where it came from. They’ve never done this experiment. It is really strange because they’ve been able to do it for other things.
Symptoms are kind of a different thing, but they’ve taken people with symptoms like respiratory symptoms and taken lung fluid from them. But from that fluid, no, they’ve never purified, isolated out a particle and characterized that. What they did do is take that fluid (mind you that fluid that comes out of her lungs it has hundreds, maybe thousands of different kinds of cells – it might have lung cells, immune cells etc., then there’s different species of bacteria might be in there, and fungus) and they all have genetic material. They take a sample with thousands of sources of genetic material and pull out a few fragments that partially match what they think are viral sequences from some other experiment that they did the same way. But these sequences that they find only match like 18 to 24 bases. They’re 200 to 300 bases long. But they say that the entire genome of the virus is 30 to 40,000 bases long. So were talking about .001% of the representation of that DNA. Just because they find that it matches those 18 and 24 base sequence they say “it’s a virus.” And that’s all there is to it.
How people allow it to happen is one way to look at this, and the other way is to that what is motivating the policies from the government is not really about any illness. I would say it’s about getting control of people.
The way this happens, in terms of people allowing it to happen, is this: How many people do you think ever look at these papers? It’s a tiny fraction of people. Even when I used to do some research back in my MIT days, I’m in a microbiology lab. I remember some grad students talking about virology, the science of viruses, and they said “We don’t we don’t even read virology papers because they’re in another language.” Now that I’ve read a bunch of them (and a lot of other papers) I agree they definitely have their unique language. Basically, nobody wants to invest the time to understand and to see whatever they’re saying. It is like they’re saying “Virologists, they’re ‘out there’.” Some scientists even think they’re really not telling anything of substance.
But so since few people actually look at the procedures and read the papers in detail. When I say read a paper I don’t mean read the introduction and conclusion. I mean read how the experiment was done, step by step, and then looking at the results from that to say what can you learn from this experiment? Are there flaws in it? Are there controls? This so that you know this a good experiment. We should do that with every scientific paper because we definitely cannot trust that just because it’s published it will be valid.
[Senum is] pretty near Stanford University probably heard of John Ioannidis, a world-famous professor there. And he has written a lot about this and one of his most famous articles in PLOS, a high-impact journal, and one of the most referenced articles ever written. Basically it says more than half of all scientific published findings are false. So this applies to virology as well. I feel like it’s my responsibility as a physician in such a serious crisis that I need to go and look at these papers and ask – is this one of the false ones is it legit? So many severe things have been imposed upon us as a result of this.
Let me also say that I know a lot of people are skeptical of my approach and my opinions, for instance, that there is no proof of any virus causing a disease. In order to make good decisions about these policies you don’t even need to go there. You could just assume that this virus does exist and that it does cause illness. None of that is been shown scientifically. You could just assume it because it’s hard not to. All of our lives we’ve grown up believing we get each other sick that viruses make a sick. Even though we never really knew what they really were. Based on that if you just look at the epidemiological data, like how many people have died, clearly died from this disease. The CDC just put out these numbers last weekend. in the entire nation year-to-date it’s been less than 10,000 people.
The recent CDC rearrangement of Covid data
This is a confusing issue. They didn’t actually change the numbers at the CDC. They just did a different analysis. The way that we always learned about who dies from what is through death certificates. Now this is declared a public health crisis in every state in the country after the World Health Organization announced it as a pandemic. The normal procedure when we have a health crisis is that everyone who dies suspiciously related to the crisis, every single body, goes to the medical examiner for autopsy. They want to be able to learn about the health crisis. How do people die from it? Is it the same thing? What’s causing it? That’s the main way our system has of making those determinations. When you do an autopsy with the medical examiner you can determine the cause of death with a pretty good degree of certainty. That’s the main thing that they do.
In day-to-day life when people die like it’s only under certain circumstances that an autopsy would be performed, as with a suspicious death or if the family requested it, or if it was a rare disease. Usually what happens is that the doctor who is taking care of the person when they die, the physician of record, would fill out a death certificate. They would put the immediate cause of death in and associated conditions. So, for example, you might die of pneumonia, but you had emphysema. If you didn’t have emphysema when you got pneumonia, you really died of emphysema, but the immediate cause is pneumonia.
You also get situations like when someone has cancer. When you have cancer, you don’t die directly from cancer, as if the tumor were to take the place of your heart and your heart can’t beat. The tumor invades your immune system and you can’t defend yourself. You get opportunistic infections and you die of the infection. Did you die of the cancer or the infection? If you had the cancer when you got that infection, you really died of the cancer.
Normally it would be recorded that cancer was the cause of death and the infection was just the immediate condition. For purposes of statistics the CDC would count that as a cancer death. Cancer is the second leading cause of death, according to the CDC.
So that’s how that works normally. Now they changed these policies on for this Covid pandemic. They reverse the autopsy thing and they prevented anybody from sending up bodies for autopsies. That really doesn’t make any sense because even if we knew that it was this virus we still don’t know how it causes people to die from that level of pathology – looking under the microscope. So it really doesn’t make sense.
The CDC and death certificates
The other thing that happened is the CDC issued a guidance, and many state health departments echo the same sentiment. They changed how they how doctors now fill out a death certificate. What CDC was saying is if there is a suspicion of Covid, put Covid as the cause of death. That doesn’t make sense at all. The death certificate is used for vital records and policy. You wouldn’t use you suspicion. You have to have certainty to fill that out. But there were also further instructions that if you have another underlying condition and Covid, you’re supposed to put Covid as the cause of death.
That’s never happened before either. So like that cancer infection case, now it would be the infection being the cause of death and the cancer would be put aside. So this doesn’t really make sense and it’s far off from the normal procedure. Why would you change the procedure in a crisis? The procedures have been established for 50, 75 or a 100.
It’s got to create some suspicion. So what the CDC did last week is that they classified the deaths based on the number of other illnesses, and that those other illnesses would’ve been the cause of death if we filled that the death certificates like we did a year ago. So I’m interpreting that to say that all of the people that had other comorbidities died of those other illnesses. And only the people where Covid was listed as the only cause of death were true Covid-related deaths.
That’s how I’m interpreting that, and that’s how it would be for other illnesses like this. That’s what the truth is. If you if you are in a nursing home and you have end-stage dementia if you just get a cold it could kill you. So it’s irrelevant because the thing is that other condition is really what led to your demise. The CDC is really being truthful, saying we acknowledge that we actually change the entire procedure for cause of death. So we are giving you the data here so you can see the way would’ve been if we didn’t change all the policies we did.
So we have something that less than 10,000 people died from Covid. How many thousand people die from suicide or drug overdoses, car accidents. I know that the suicide rate has gone up a third this year. It’s not something that we would take any measures for. 10,000 deaths we might lead to a charity that pops up. There might be some kind of policy that gives some funding to address that issue, but there would be no taking away of freedoms, there be no shutting down economy.
The brainwashed masses
[Interviewer asks why the American psyche cannot handle the good news that Covid is not a problem.]
Well I think there is a complicated question. I really have spent a lot of time thinking about this and I think the best way to conceptualize this is that almost all of the people in our country and really in almost every country in the world are basically have been brainwashed into a cult. From the time we are very young we are sent off to public indoctrination camps. They call them schools but in the schools what are the real lessons right we learn? Basically, to submit to authority, to ignore our only bodily needs, and ignore our own curiosity. We asked for permission to go to the bathroom. If we are in an educational pursuits that have captured our imagination and passion, as soon as the bell rings we have to immediately drop it. It’s not important and we shuttle on to another space. People can think about this and take it for granted, but this continues all the way through.
The “education system,” they call it that, but it’s not a place where people develop a passion for learning, where they do their own research, or learn critical thinking and reasoning skills. It’s a place where they go and they are given spoon-fed specific information. That information has been a very biased and one-sided. Over time that body of information that were told to accept as truth shapes us. It gives us a couple of lessons. One is that we shouldn’t question authority, and what they tell us is actually true in terms of our history or culture etc. Science, cosmology all the these things are not to be questioned. Viruses would be one of those things. We all know that viruses make us sick.
This puts us in a state where eventually we give into this. This is the way it is. Then we go to our jobs (inwhich most people are miserable). We get to spend so much of your life working just to survive and then you so exhausted when you come home every day just want entertainment. That has different flavors. Sometimes it involves alcohol, TV, social media, sports – all kinds of things. But it’s just diversions. In other words people are so exhausted they’re not going to come home and be curious about the world and want to learn about all kinds of interesting things. They just want to tune out so that they can recharge and go back to the same thing the next day.
So when we have in a crisis like this people are just ill-equipped to handle it because they’re not used to doing things for themselves. They just kind of follow a routine, being told what to do, and so basically they continue that paradigm.
The role of fear
Now in this case they also use fear as a major player. This all came down at the end of March, the announcement of the pandemic. Then all of a sudden everybody’s locking down. They’re saying you’re going to die. People are afraid to even go for medical treatment because the get sick and die from someone. They changed all the medical procedures in hospitals and nursing homes. Not everywhere, but in certain places where they had a lot of deaths and because of all this fear and panic, and just acceptance of what the authority figure set off the bat, then everyone got in line.
Over time I expected more people to realize that they’re not seeing people dying around them. So why do we have to do all these crazy things? It’s is really interesting but it’s just like if you took someone out of a cult. They’ve been brainwashed and everything they know is false. You try to sit them down and talk rationally and tell them the truth, even if it’s a child, tell them how much you care about them. Then the minute you turn your back they run back to the cult. That’s the cultish quality about it that I get now. Even my own family members – through my whole life they’ve looked at me as like the bright student, the successful one, the smart doctor, and now when the shit’s hit the fan and really what I have to say is important, they can’t even take in the information.
Should we reach out to the masked masses?
I think that it’s not even something worth spending the energy on. The way I look at it is that certain people reached a point that they become open to this material, to the truthful material, to the scientific material. When they reach that point that they are open, that’s why I exist. I want to give this information to those people. I also want to give this information to people who are already aware of the truth and I want to give them more detail about it. I want to drill down to the next deeper level. But I’m also speaking to those people who have an opening. They want to check it out and I want to help them come to the other side. But most of the people right now, including my own family, they’re not open. It’s not possible to talk to them. If they were ready they could come to us. So I say no let them come to me when they’re ready because I’ve never had a successful discussion about any of this.
I think a big factor is cognitive dissonance. If you look at the truth of the situation and realize the government is doing these things without justification, then you have to realize that they are not acting in our favor. They are against us. They are trying to persecute us in some way and that’s really uncomfortable because what does that mean? Do I have to fight a revolution? Do I have to risk being arrested? It is all too uncomfortable. And if I am lucky enough to still have a job, am I going to lose that? There’s risk once you look at this truth. Then you must make sacrifices to live according to that truth, like I did and like you did, I had contract terminated. Most people are not willing to make those sacrifices.
What to do, how to respond?
There are some documents written in the past that were really planning for this event that you can look at and get some clues. There’s the Rockefeller Institute document from 2010 with Lockstep. In there it talks about increasing resistance from the public. They’re fully expecting that. In fact, think they want to bring it about. I think that’s why they’re pushing this divide and conquer strategy, allowing rioting in the cities and pushing for you military troops to come in. If it amps up they could use the military possibly to get full control. So there’s some clues there about what would happen with resistance or how might things might get ramped up.
I would say the most important thing for us to do is, first of all, learn about what is happening, do our own research, form our own opinion. If you do that, inevitably, you’ll arrive so a similar opinion as we have, to see that all these procedures don’t match the situation, no matter whether you believe in a virus or not. Then you decide I’m not going to follow them anymore. From day one I’ve not followed one procedure or order put for by an illegal executive order. I won’t no matter what happens going forward. If people just do that you don’t have to convince anyone else. You just do it for yourself. You set an example, you walk proud when you’re out in public without a mask. That is going to be what changes this. More people will do that, hopefully, over time. That is, I think, the most important in a way to resist.
We have a local campfire group that is now almost 50 people that we meet every couple weeks. We do some [maskless] shopping trips and we talk about stuff. And so everybody’s talked about their experience with being maskless. They’ve all been intimidated and harassed. Many of the women especially in some situations just put it on to avoid that, which is really unfortunate. It sends the wrong message. I can understand. How much harassment do you want to face? I don’t like going out to the store either because I face it as well. Even though I carry myself in a certain way and am impervious to it to some degree, it eats away at you. People running away. I went to check out some pineapples in the produce section and there was a woman there at the bananas right next to me and she looked up and saw me maskless and she jumped back. She put her bananas down. She thought I must have contaminated them, and she went to different section of the store. It’s kind of like when you’re a kid and you’ve got cooties.
You need to learn to trust yourself, because of what I was talking about earlier with the cult indoctrination. That’s all about deferring your authority and sovereignty and trust to a designated expert or authority. That’s what got us into this situation in the first place. We need to learn how to trust ourselves again, how to think critically about things, how to obtain information like this. In this day and age, it is far easier than it ever was. There was a time when only the wealthy had access to texts in libraries. Now we have the Internet like anyone with just – even the poorest people have smart phones these days. That’s all you need to start doing some research and learning was going the world. So I think people need to start taking responsibility and trusting themselves again and taking charge of their own lives. This instead of just giving away every decision and every conclusion to some talking head on the TV or who has been appointed by some aristocrat or oligarch who does not have our interest in mind.
The Spanish Flu
On early on in this I was doing some research about the 1918 epidemic or pandemic, the Spanish flu but it’s not really from Spain is not really flu, but all that aside right there were reports of anywhere from ten to a hundred million deaths. Big numbers and a big discrepancy in the numbers. Nonetheless, I saw this interview of a woman who was a child that time and still survived. She recorded this interview talking about her experience. All she saw were people dropping dead around her. She said that the cemeteries were essentially full, and people had to very bodies in their yards and had neighbors going to help neighbors bury their family members. That’s what it’s like when you’re in a real pandemic. If you didn’t have the TV, would you know anything is going on right now?
In my research I don’t know what the definitive cause was. I suspect there is more than one cause and might have been regional variation in addition. I think one of the most fascinating and relevant scientific aspects of the 1918 pandemic was that the United States Public Health Service, which still exists today, funded a research group in Boston to study contagion of the Spanish Flu. They recruited 100 prisoners [I think military volunteers – MT] back then they had different rules about science ethics. They said if you participate in the study and you’re alive you’ll get it get a jail free card. That hundred healthy volunteers went to a ward where there all the Spanish patients. They did three experiments that involved sick people coughing up phlegm, sneezing or taking nasal swabs and tears. All the nasty secretions from sick people. In the first experiment they just put it in the mouth and nose and eyes and not one person got sick. In the second experiment they injected under the skin of the people, not one person got sick. In the third experiment they tried to mimic real life situations, like married couples. So they made them sit uncomfortably close together and one would breathe on the others and once again not one person got sick.
Bottom line: “Covid” is not contagious
So, this is one of the only well-done studies on contagion showing that there was zero contagion. They did one study for the Covid on this where someone was an asymptomatic carrier (a meaningless term) but it means someone who tests positive but has the symptoms. They followed that person around for over 400 contacts with people who were negative. Not one of those people converted to a positive test. If you believe the test is reliable, well, there, you didn’t give it to over 400 people. You don’t need to take it any further. So, this thing about healthy people being locked down or having to wear masks – they can’t actually pass it to anybody even if it really exists. So, there’s no reason at all justify it.