How the media promote fake research on viruses


"My readers know I’ve taken apart the ridiculous hoax called the Zika virus. This hoax isn’t limited to Zika.

So I thought I’d lay out the pattern the media use time after time, with these “epidemics.”

One: An outbreak is announced.

Two: Early on, a virus is named as the cause. H1N1. The coronavirus. Zika.

Three: The press uses statements like these: “The (virus) infection is spreading.” “New cases have been found.” “Transmission by sex is confirmed.” “Highly contagious.” “The World Health Organization has declared a state of emergency.” “A traveler from X, arriving at Y, was found to be infected.” “Carriers of the virus.”


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