So-called “Russian agent” and Sputnik (Russian news agency) contributor Charles Ortel seems busy pushing the “plandemic conspiracy” with his defendant side-kick Jason Goodman. As of late, Jason Goodmen (allegedly a Hollywood “film maker”) has been scraping the bottom of the alt-right conspiracy bowl searching for inflammatory guests. This time it was “Dr”. Judy Mikovits.
As if participating in the closure of the Port of Charleston (South Carolina) wasn’t enough, Jason Goodman now acts as some kind of conspiracy theory cheerleader. Many Internet observers believe that Mikovits is only searching for crack-pot forums to push her old books, while Jason Goodman seeks sensationalized “click-bait”.
For the most part, Mikovits seems to meander through her research papers of 2009 to 2011. Much of her commentary orbits around HIV+ infected blood supplies and other “bio-pharma” folklore. Her interview seems dripping with the Robyn Gritz (former F.B.I. agent) style of “poor me, I got fired”.
As seen below, questions about arrest warrants, civil lawsuits and bankruptcy filings all seem to form a conflagration of a sinister plan conducted by Dr. Anthony Fauci (corona virus response czar), according to Mikovits.
Highlights of the apparent “paranoid” interview include:
- “they’ll kill you if they can..” [time-mark 13:46]
- “they prefer to kill you by suicide..” [time-mark 13:52]
- “criminals like (Dr.) Fauci..” [time-mark 21:50]
- “crime of the millennium” [time-mark 24:57]
Above: Charles Ortel (l) looks at Jason Goodman’s (r) flailing hand gestures
For the most part, Mikovits seems to rely on a photo (below) of Hillary Clinton and Dr. Anthony Fauci (corona virus response czar) from 2011. Citing that she was fired in 2011, Mikovits seems to indicate Clinton/Fauci had something to do with her termination in 2011.
THE PLAGUE OF DISINFORMATION
Many “mainstream” and conventional media analysts see “social media as a vector of disinformation” that has been exploited by profiteers. These profit-driven “disinfo hounds” seem to chase after “clicks” to increase donations, purchases of products (like coffee cups, tote bags, etc.) and Patreon (paywall) donations (see below).
Above: CBS news reporters discuss “social media vectors of disinformation” used by “threat actors”
Above: The CBS reporters discuss “social media attacks” on health care workers, reminiscent of Jason Goodmen’s visits to New York City hospitals to film patients
Media has been produced that liken the Port of Charleston “dirty bomb hoax” as a “social media attack” perpetrated by “threat actors”.
IS “DR.” JUDY MIKOVITS AS DISGRACED AS SOME SAY?
The piece of film which researchers say received millions of Facebook interactions in just a few short days was an interview with the discredited virologist, Judy Mikovits, by a Californian film-maker and new-age “wellness” advocate, Mikki Willis.
Mikovits’s scientific career began falling apart from 2009, when she published a paper in Science attributing chronic fatigue syndrome to the effects of a virus. The paper’s claims did not hold up, it was retracted, and ensuing conflicts between Mikovits and her employer, a private lab, culminated in her arrest in 2012 on charges of being a fugitive from justice, after she allegedly absconded with notebooks and proprietary data. Criminal charges were later dropped, according to reports.
Since then she has alleged she has been the victim of widespread corruption in the scientific community, and has presented antivaxx-friendly autism conferences with baseless theories about how viruses play a role in causing the disease. Many anti-vaxxers believe that vaccines such as the measles, mumps, rubella (MMR) vaccine causes autism in children, a claim that has been extensively debunked.
The claims Mikovits made in the interview – about her own career, the possibility that the virus was engineered by humans, and the proper epidemiological approach to containing it – were serially debunked, not least in Science, which also did a sweeping 2011 postmortem on what led to the publication of her later-retracted 2009 paper.
They also played directly into established anti-vaxxer beliefs, which have become integrated into broader, conspiracy-minded, mostly rightwing anti-lockdown narratives.
Mikovits long ago lost credibility in the scientific community when the journal Science retracted a 2009 article the virologist co-authored claiming her research showed that a mouse retrovirus caused chronic fatigue syndrome .
The controversy helped cost Mikovits her job at the Whittemore Peterson Institute. A few months later she was briefly jailed for allegedly removing a computer, notebooks and proprietary information from the institute although the charges were dropped on technicalities. Mikovits has since claimed she was arrested in an attempt by the “deep state” to stop her revealing the truth.
She has also been discredited over claims of having made a breakthrough in researching treatment for HIV only for Fauci to hijack it to make money off patents at the expense of millions of lives.
When Judy Mikovits co-wrote a 2009 research paper that linked the mysterious condition known as chronic fatigue syndrome to a retrovirus that came from mice, thousands of sick patients hoping for relief rallied behind her. The scientific riddle was solved, they thought.
Less than two years later, those hopes were dashed when follow-up studies failed to replicate the findings and the respected journal “Science” retracted the paper. Researchers posited that the study’s inaccurate conclusions were the result of contamination of the lab samples, and the theory that a virus might be the source of the still-mysterious condition died.
But Mikovits’s conviction that her theory was correct, and her belief that the top scientific minds in the United States conspired to ruin her career never faded.
She has now again accused the scientific establishment of conspiracy. In a film called “Plandemic”, and in a recently published book that topped the Amazon bestseller chart this week, she makes a false claim: that the doctors and experts shaping public policy in response to the novel coronavirus pandemic have silenced dissenting voices and misled the public for sinister reasons.
The “blockbuster article” of Mikovits’ that this opening refers to was a paper published in the journal Science in 2009 that seemingly tied chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) to a retrovirus called XMRV — a finding that, if true, could be a boon to developing treatment for CFS patients. But “Plandemic” makes absolutely no mention of the fact that, as we detailed in a previous article here at Snopes.com, other scientists couldn’t replicate the results of the study, mounting evidence suggested that Mikovits’ findings were actually the result of lab contamination, questions arose over whether Mikovits’ had misrepresented data, and in December 2011 the editors of Science retracted the paper in full, saying they had “lost confidence in the Report and the validity of its conclusion.”
What “Plandemic” doesn’t mention was that in September 2011, a few months before Science retracted her paper, Mikovits was fired by her employer, the Reno-based Whittemore Peterson Institute (WPI), for insubordination connected with her refusal to share a cell line with a former collaborator, Dr. Vincent Lombardi (the first author of 2009 Science paper that proposed the XMRV-chronic fatigue link). According to an affidavit provided in subsequent legal proceedings by another WPI employee, Max Pfost, after learning of her firing, Mikovits asked Pfost to remove notebooks and samples from WPI’s facility and provide them to her.
In “Plandemic,” Mikovits declares that she was arrested without a warrant and “held in jail with no charges.” But according to contemporaneous reporting, WPI filed a civil lawsuit against Mikovits to compel the return of their “misappropriated property,” and WPI reported the lab notebooks and other materials as stolen to the police force of the University of Nevada at Reno. Mikovits was subsequently arrested as a fugitive in California (where Pfost said she was “hiding out on a boat” to avoid being served in the WPI lawsuit) pursuant to a warrant issued by University of Nevada at Reno police, which listed two felony charges: possession of stolen property and unlawful taking of computer data, equipment, supplies, or other computer-related property.
Mikovits spent several days in a California jail until she was released following an arraignment hearing upon posting $100,000 bail and promising to return to court for a Nevada extradition hearing. She subsequently surrendered to police in Reno and returned some of the notebooks taken from WPI at that time.
Mikovits also asserts in “Plandemic” that the indefinite conspiratorial “they” searched her house without a warrant, yet in her 2014 book “Plague” she described three Ventura County (California) Sheriff’s deputies arriving at the door “brandishing a yellow piece of paper” and informing her that they had a search warrant, and later in that same book she referred to a search warrant for her home in Nevada issued by the Washoe County District Attorney’s office. As well, in “Plague” she mentioned her attorney questioning the court as to “why Mikovits was arrested on a no bail warrant” — thereby describing a specific aspect of the arrest warrant which she maintains did not exist. (A copy of the California search warrant, which includes reference to the existence of a separate arrest warrant, is viewable here.)
Jason Goodman films patients at NYC’s Presbyterian Hospital while accused by Pro Field McConnell physician of obtaining her private telephone number to interfere with patient care — plus new court documents in Steven S. Biss case
“Conspiracy theorist” Jason Goodman attacks Jason Bermas while insinuating that COVFEFE-19 “social engineer” Dr. Cameron Kyle-Sidell (COVID = High Altitude sickness) “doesn’t know if he is a part of a coronavirus medical simulation or not”
To be continued…
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