That irritating video, with the irritating Dr Mikovits, is being really irritating. We are so irritated that we can’t even–but we must. The misinformation and conspiracy peddling from ‘Plandemic’ is dangerous to the people that are gullible enough not to see through it.
Being sucked in by ‘Plandemic’ does not mean that someone is a bad person, or even that they are stupid. It just means that some bad people succeeded in tricking others.
If your friends and family claim that Dr Mikovitz might be on to something, don’t mock them. Bullying people will only drive them deeper into conspiracy theories, and into closer touch with the people that peddle them. If you are smart enough and educated enough to see through scientific misinformation, then it is your duty to share the facts. There is no ‘truthiness’ during a global pandemic. ‘Alternative Facts’ are just going to get people killed.
The best response when someone you know has been influenced by an ‘Alternative Fact of Dubious Truthiness’ is to acknowledge what they are feeling. They are afraid. They are confused. They may even be experiencing cognitive dissonance. When people are faced with a crisis they do not fully understand, or that they have no control over, they will often come up with a theory to explain why something is happening. Often, this results in a conspiracy theory, rather than fact.
Again, most people that come up with conspiracy theories are not bad people, or stupid. Conspiracy theories are a symptom of low rates of scientific literacy. People are simply trying to make sense of a situation using limited information. If they are provided with additional accurate information, there is a good chance they will change their minds about what is going on.
Take Judy Mikovits, for example. If someone is convinced that she is some well respected scientist, don’t refute that. Simply provide additional information about her. Information like “yes, her work on chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) was published in Science, but since then, new research has emerged. Science actually asked her to retract her article based on this new research:
In the issue of 23 October 2009, Science published the Report “Detection of an infectious retrovirus, XMRV, in blood cell of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome,” a study by Lombardi et al. purporting to show that a retrovirus called XMRV (xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus) was present in the blood of 67% of patients with chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) compared with 3.7% of healthy controls (1). Since then, at least 10 studies conducted by other investigators and published elsewhere have reported a failure to detect XMRV in independent populations of CFS patients.
In this week’s edition of Science Express, we are publishing two Reports that strongly support the growing view that the association between XMRV and CFS described by Lombardi et al. likely reflects contamination of laboratories and research reagents with the virus.Science
There is no shortage of information about Dr Mikovits that serves to discredit her as a reliable expert on Covid-19. For example, tell your friends about the article in Nature that states the virus was natural rather than created in a lab. You might also ask your friends why Dr Mikovits is sure that people who had the flu vaccine were more susceptible to Covid-19 when the study she refers to was conducted years before Covid-19 emerged. Be creative. The material is out there.
Sadly, many ‘Deep State’ refugees no longer trust fact-checker sources such as Snopes, but it is still worth a try to reveal accessible information about why Dr Mikovits ended up in jail. Hint: it wasn’t because she discovered that vaccines were infecting people with deadly viruses. It had more to do with stealing from the lab that fired her.
After Mikovits was terminated on 29 September, she wrongfully removed laboratory notebooks and kept other proprietary information on her laptop and in flash drives and in a personal e-mail account. WPI, a nonprofit organization that’s based on the campus of the University of Nevada, Reno, also won a temporary restraining order that forbids Mikovits from “destroying, deleting, or altering” any of the related files or data.Snopes.com
If there is a conspiracy in this, it has to do with how Dr Mikovits and the people taking advantage of her obvious mental illness are getting access to POTUS. Why are they doing this in the first place?