- See also: COVID-19
Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), colloquially known as the coronavirus and previously known by the provisional name 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV), is a positive-sense single-stranded RNA virus. It causes the respiratory illness known as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).
- This (COVID-19) virus is different from SARS-CoV, which caused severe illness in most infected patients. It appears that many patients have relatively mild illness. These relatively mild cases may recover after one week or so.
- Hitoshi Oshitani (2020) cited in "China’s health officials say priority is to stop mild coronavirus cases from getting worse" on South China Morning Post, 4 February 2020.
- We were preparing for something like this as it's not a matter of if, it is a matter of when
- DrMaria Van Kerkhove, WHO's technical lead on Covid-19 talking about the transfer of viruses from animals to humans according to Coronavirus: A hunt for the 'missing link' host species
- And the people stayed home. And read books, and listened, and rested, and exercised, and made art, and played games, and learned new ways of being, and were still. And listened more deeply. Some meditated, some prayed, some danced. Some met their shadows. And the people began to think differently.
And the people healed. And, in the absence of people living in ignorant, dangerous, mindless, and heartless ways, the earth began to heal.
And when the danger passed, and the people joined together again, they grieved their losses, and made new choices, and dreamed new images, and created new ways to live and heal the earth fully, as they had been healed.”
- Kitty O’Meara, In The Time of Pandemic, The Daily Round, (16 March 2020)
- A pandemic has been declared, but not for the 24,600 who die every day from unnecessary starvation, and not for 3,000 children who die every day from preventable malaria, and not for the 10,000 people who die every day because they are denied publicly-funded healthcare, and not for the hundreds of Venezuelans and Iranians who die every day because America's blockade denies them life-saving medicines, and not for the hundreds of mostly children bombed or starved to death every day in Yemen, in a war supplied and kept going, profitably, by America and Britain. Before you panic, consider them.
- John Pilger, quoted in Here is what legendary journalist John Pilger said about coronavirus outbreak Pilger decries inattention to hunger, malaria and American wars and blockades, The Week, (12 March 2020)
- Three weeks ago, the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee privately warned dozens of donors about the harrowing impact the coronavirus would have on the United States, while keeping the general public in the dark. In a secret recording obtained by NPR, North Carolina Sen. Richard Burr is heard giving attendees of a club luncheon a much different message than most federal government officials, especially President Trump, were giving the public at the time... Sen. Burr sold off up to $1.56 million in stock on February 13th, as he was reassuring the public about coronavirus preparedness.
- There’s one thing that I can tell you about this... It is much more aggressive in its transmission than anything that we have seen in recent history... It is probably more akin to the 1918 pandemic.... There will be, I’m sure, times that communities... have a transmission rate where they say, let’s close schools for two weeks, everybody stay home.
- There are two ways this could go. We could, as some people have done, double down on denial. Some of those who have dismissed other threats, such as climate breakdown, also seek to downplay the threat of Covid-19... Or this could be the moment when we begin to see ourselves, once more, as governed by biology and physics, and dependent on a habitable planet. Never again should we listen to the liars and the deniers. Never again should we allow a comforting falsehood to trounce a painful truth. No longer can we afford to be dominated by those who put money ahead of life.
- George Monbiot, Covid-19 is nature's wake-up call to complacent civilisation, The Guardian, (25 March 2020)
- The Coronavirus is serious enough but it's worth recalling that there is a much greater horror approaching, we are racing to the edge of disaster, far worse than anything that's ever happened in human history... the corona virus is a horrible... can have terrifying consequences but there will be recovery, while the others won't be recovered... If we don't deal with them we're done.
- When the UN security council and the G7 group sought to agree a global response to the coronavirus pandemic, the efforts stumbled on the US insistence on describing the threat as distinctively Chinese... the focus on labelling the virus Chinese and blaming China pursued by the US secretary of state, Mike Pompeo, helped ensure there would be no meaningful collective response from the world’s most powerful nations...
For some US allies, the fixation on words at a time when the international order was arguably facing its greatest challenge since the second world war encapsulated the glaring absence of US leadership. And that absence was illustrated just as vividly by news coverage of planes full of medical supplies from China arriving in Italy, at a time when the US was quietly flying in half a million Italian-made diagnostic swabs for use in its own under-equipped health system and Donald Trump was on the phone to the South Korean president pressing him to send test kits.
- We engineered three SARS-CoV-2 viruses containing key spike mutations from the newly emerged United Kingdom (UK) and South African (SA) variants: N501Y from UK and SA; 69/70-deletion+N501Y+D614G from UK; and E484K+N501Y+D614G from SA. Neutralization geometric mean titers (GMTs) of twenty BTN162b2 vaccine-elicited human sera against the three mutant viruses were 0.81- to 1.46-fold of the GMTs against parental virus, indicating small effects of these mutations on neutralization by sera elicited by two BNT162b2 doses.
- It has been fascinating to see how quickly and illogically Coronadoom policy has changed these past two years (masks don’t work, then they do…). This couldn’t happen if the medical community were full of people with any sense of professional responsibility. The nurses don’t have any; the administrators definitely don’t have any. Even the doctors are a strangely subservient crew, given they are members of a profession that prides itself on independence (not as strange when you consider how many are holding green cards).
- Richard Greenhorn, Government by Harem, American Sun, 4 November 2021
- Literally every argument for the Covid vaxxes has proven to be false. They don’t provide immunity. They are not safe. They don’t prevent hospitalization. And now it has been demonstrated that they now increase a Covid patient’s chance of dying.
- Covid has switched from just being a disease that may kill off portions of a firm’s workforce to a useful political weapon. It is a political weapon. Citigroup announced they will fire unvaccinated employees by the end of January. We now know the vaccines do not stop transmission. The Supreme Court rules on vaccine mandates soon. Citi itself likely has a significant slice of employees working remote. What purpose does it serve but to fire politically unreliable employees?
- Henry Delacroix, Resetting the Corporate World, The American Sun, 11 January 2022
- as I’m sure you’ve noticed, the official Covid narrative is finally falling apart, or is being hastily disassembled, or historically revised, right before our eyes. The “experts” and “authorities” are finally acknowledging that the “Covid deaths” and “hospitalization” statistics are artificially inflated and totally unreliable (which they have been from the very beginning), and they are admitting that their miracle “vaccines” don’t work (unless you change the definition of the word “vaccine”), and that they have killed a few people, or maybe more than a few people, and that lockdowns were probably “a serious mistake.” I am not going to bother with further citations. You can surf the Internet as well as I can. The point is, the “Apocalyptic Pandemic” PSYOP has reached its expiration date. After almost two years of mass hysteria over a virus that causes mild-to-moderate common-cold or flu-like symptoms (or absolutely no symptoms whatsoever) in about 95% of the infected and the overall infection fatality rate of which is approximately 0.1% to 0.5%, people’s nerves are shot. We are all exhausted. Even the Covidian cultists are exhausted. And they are starting to abandon the cult en masse.
- The simulated “global health crisis” is, for all intents and purposes, over. Which means that GloboCap has screwed the pooch. The thing is, if you intend to keep the masses whipped up into a mindless frenzy of anus-puckering paranoia over an “apocalyptic global pandemic,” at some point, you have to produce an actual apocalyptic global pandemic. Faked statistics and propaganda will carry you for a while, but eventually people are going to need to experience something at least resembling an actual devastating worldwide plague, in reality, not just on their phones and TVs.
- Many of these people (i.e., the non-fanatics) are starting to suspect that maybe what we “tin-foil-hat-wearing, Covid-denying, anti-vax, conspiracy-theorist extremists” have been telling them for the past 22 months might not be as crazy as they originally thought. They are back-pedaling, rationalizing, revising history, and just making up all kinds of self-serving bullshit, like how we are now in “a post-vaccine world,” or how “the Science has changed,” or how “Omicron is different,” in order to avoid being forced to admit that they’re the victims of a GloboCap PSYOP and the worldwide mass hysteria it has generated.
- The conclusive verdict is in courtesy of a very large and peer-reviewed Brazilian study: Ivermectin is, and always was, a much safer and effective approach to combating Covid-19 than the various vaxxines.
- The virus that would by January 2020 be labeled SARS-CoV-2 was not a black swan, a radically unexpected, unlikely event. It was a gray rhino, a risk that has become so taken for granted that it is underestimated. It was precisely the kind of highly contagious flu-like infection that virologists had predicted. It came from one of the places they expected it to come from—the region of dense interaction between wildlife, agriculture, and urban populations sprawled across East Asia.
- Adam Tooze, Shutdown: How Covid Shook the World Economy (2021), pp. 4-5
- Although the new (SARS-CoV-2) coronavirus is related to the virus that causes SARS, so far (as of 20 January 2020) it lacks the transmissibility of SARS.
- They have no evidence snakes can be infected by this new (SARS-CoV-2) coronavirus and serve as a host for it. There's no consistent evidence of coronaviruses in hosts other than mammals and Aves (birds).
- Paulo Eduardo Brandão (2020) cited in: "Why snakes probably aren’t spreading the new China virus" in Nature, 23 January 2020.
- I have thought for a long time that the most likely virus that might cause a new pandemic would be a coronavirus. We don't yet know how contagious it (SARS-CoV-2) is. We know that it is being spread person to person, but we don't know to what extent.
- Eric Toner (2020) cited in "The U.S. Scientist who Predicted Coronavirus could Kill 65 Million People–Three Months before the Outbreak in Wuhan, China" on Electroverse, 25 January 2020.
- Calm, calm down. The (SARS-CoV-2) virus has become rampant. Everyone here is anxious.
- Gao Fu (2020) cited in "China Urges Calm Over Virus During ‘Critical Period’" on The Wall Street Journal, 26 January 2020.
- In my view it is premature to conclude, on the basis of the evidence currently available (as of 29 January 2020), that the new (SARS-CoV-2) virus can be transmitted before symptoms appear.
- Mark Woolhouse (2020) cited in "Here's The Science on How Serious The Wuhan Coronavirus Outbreak Actually Is" on Science Alert, 29 January 2020.
- The coronavirus in SARS or the coronavirus in MERS are in the same family of virus with the new (SARS-CoV-2) coronavirus.
- Yuen Kwok-yung (2020) cited in "China coronavirus: Hong Kong professor Yuen Kwok-yung says effectiveness of drugs could be judged within weeks, with tests due to start in city" on South China Morning Post, 29 January 2020.
- In the last few days the progress of the (SARS-CoV-2) virus, especially in some countries, especially human-to-human transmission, worries us (World Health Organization). Although the numbers outside China are still relatively small, they hold the potential for a much larger outbreak.
- Tedros Adhanom (2020) cited in "Coronavirus: Death toll rises as virus spreads to every Chinese region" on BBC News, 30 January 2020.
- The longest incubation period (of the SARS-CoV-2) is 14 days.
- Zeng Guang (2020) cited in "We must avoid losses caused by fear, overreaction: top epidemiologist" on Global Times, 30 January 2020.
- Based on the virus genome and properties, there is no indication whatsoever that it (SARS-CoV-2) was an engineered virus.
- Richard H. Ebright (2020) cited in "Experts debunk fringe theory linking China’s coronavirus to weapons research" on The Washington Post, 31 January 2020.
- What I am thinking might be happening here is not that people have been infected for some time with this (COVID-19) virus, but that it is finding a new niche rather more slowly and that could ultimately cause more of a problem than we have seen with other diseases because it is not so spectacular early on in its evolution.
- Trevor Drew (2020) cited in: "Virologist heading coronavirus vaccine efforts warns the killer disease could mutate and become even deadlier - as Qantas jet waits on standby to fly stranded Australians out of Wuhan" in Daily Mail, 31 January 2020.
- Because these (SARS-CoV-2) viruses have not been circulating in humans before, specific immunity to these viruses is absent in humans.
- Bart Haagmans (2020) cited in "The genetic code of the Wuhan coronavirus shows it's 80% similar to SARS. New research suggests a potential way to neutralize the virus." on Business Insider Malaysia, 3 February 2020.
- Wuhan Coronavirus has three features: it is an RNA virus that mutates easily, it is more contagious than SARS, and it can spread from an asymptomatic person. This means that even someone who has recovered from the virus can transmit it, making it more difficult to curb its spread.
- Hsieh Shie-liang (2020) cited in "Coronavirus could be unkillable: top Taiwanese researcher" on Taiwan News, 3 Febfruary 2020.
- Research shows a (SARS-CoV-2) virus on a smooth surface survives for several hours. It can survive for days with suitable temperature and humidity. For example, it is suitable for it to live in a 20°C air-conditioned environment or in 40 to 50 percent humidity. Some researches have shown previously discovered coronaviruses can possibly survive for five days.
- Jiang Rongmeng (2020) cited in "No evidence of coronavirus transmitting via faecal-oral route: Expert" on Malaysiakini, 4 February 2020.