When Dr. Fauci Said It Wasn’t a Virus
It was October of 2008. Dr. Anthony Fauci and colleagues at the National Institutes of Infectious Diseases in Maryland published a retrospective analysis of the deadly 1918 Spanish flu in the Journal of Infectious Diseases that said it was more likely that bacterial pneumonia rather than a flu virus killed many millions of people around the globe at that time.
The now infamous Dr. Fauci, who “controls the world” with his misdirected about-face pronouncements about lockdowns, not lockdowns, quarantines, face masks and social distancing in the current COVID-19 pandemic, said it wasn’t the flu but rather opportunistic staphylococcus infections that accompanied tuberculosis (TB) infections that led to the millions of reported deaths in 1918.
The Spanish flu of 1918 is etched into the public’s mind as the most deadly pandemic in the modern era to strike human populations. The fear of its return has funded the infectious disease research community for years on end. But to continue with that funding, especially during the current Trump Presidency with budget cutting underway, virologists have attempted to fear monger their funding.
In 2018 Dr. Fauci started warning about a disease that hadn’t occurred yet. Fauci called it Disease X. His infectious disease institute needed $7.5 billion to prevent it. The funding request was a veiled threat. At the time the President aimed to cut funding for the World Health Organization, an underling of the United Nations. Dr. Fauci was inventing a disease before it happened, or in this instance, the mutated COVID-19 coronavirus.
UC Berkeley demographers precede Fauci’s analysis
Fauci’s 2008 report was preceded by investigation done by University of California at Berkeley researchers.
About 80 years after the 1918 pandemic demographers at the University of California at Berkeley reexamined that flu epidemic and found undetected tuberculosis (TB) may have actually caused most of the deaths in that pandemic. Death rates for TB fell dramatically in 1919 and 1920 and for decades thereafter, indicative of a massive die-off of TB patients in that period.
The UC Berkeley disease investigators noted that TB creates a breeding ground for staphylococcus bacteria that likely killed so many people.
An influenza virus is usually not lethal to young people, most of its victims being elderly. However, the typical victim of the 1918 Spanish flu was a man between the ages of 20-40. TB is a major killer of men in that age group. Close contact with factory working males may also have spawned its spread in men compared to women.
Post-infection analysis of the H1N1 gene sequence of the 1918 flu reveals nothing out of the ordinary. So, the virus was maybe just a bystander.
The devastating death toll
In 1918 the world population was estimated to be 1.8 billion people. The Spanish flu killed about 500 million people, or close to one-third of the world’s population. In 1918 the US population was ~103 million and 675,000 deaths from the Spanish flu were reported in the US, or 6.5% of the population.
Fast forward to the COVID-19 pandemic. It is no coincidence that the three geographic centers for the COVID-19 outbreak, Wuhan, China; Modena, Italy and New York City, were battling TB outbreaks in recent times. It would be con
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