Sudden spike in coronavirus cases only means new method of counting

by Jon Rappoport

February 13, 2020

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“All right, people, we want to inflate case numbers in the epidemic. How do we do it? Forget testing for the coronavirus. How about this? We run a test for ‘the epidemic disease’, pneumonia. If any kind of pneumonia turns up positive, we’ll just SAY this is a case of coronavirus, with no proof. Any objections? Good. Get busy.”

Mainstream news outlets are reporting a spike in the number of coronavirus cases in China. The news stories also mention this sudden rise is the result of a new method of counting.

NO tests for the presence of the coronavirus are now necessary, in China. Read that sentence again.

The new method of counting? CT scans (computed tomography scans) of the chest.

The scans are used to diagnose standard traditional lung diseases.

For example, pneumonia.

And pneumonia is called THE “coronavirus illness.”

There is only one problem. Deaths from pneumonia, in China, appear to be 300,000 per year / 3 million per decade (I’m making a major downward estimate, based on correcting an error and referring to a trusted source.) These deaths certainly occurred in time periods before the purported emergence of the new coronavirus. Pneumonia has been around forever.

Get it? A test for ordinary pneumonia—CT Scan—now becomes a test that delivers a diagnosis of “new epidemic coronavirus.”


Ordinary pneumonia has many causes listed in medical literature—bacteria, fungi, various viruses. You can add in massively polluted air, which hangs over major Chinese cities, such as Wuhan. No “coronavirus” needed.

In the rush to diagnose as many people as possible, we have this fake method of counting cases.

In my 1988 book, AIDS INC., I published the new 1987 CDC definition of AIDS. It took up 14 pages. Forcing yourself to plow through it, you would see the CDC was using every trick in the book to inflate case numbers. A person could even be diagnosed without a positive HIV test—a bizarre contradiction, since HIV was supposed to be the hallmark of AIDS. I counted about 25 diseases/infections that could be called indicators of AIDS.

In every so-called epidemic, there is something called a “surveillance definition” of the disease. This is used to cast a wide net of potential symptoms and markers, in order to “identify the possibly infected and therefore contain the spread.” However, quite soon, “surveillance” and “possibly infected” are forgotten, and medical officials and reporters simply take the new expanded case numbers, yielded by the new definition, and report them as real.

More grist for the propaganda mill, for inducing fear, obedience to authorities, and more profits for drug and vaccine makers.

I recall that, during my research for AIDS INC., I queried the FDA about the most widely used diagnostic test for HIV, the ELISA antibody test. A positive-reading test would, of course, imply “AIDS.” Another patient, another case number added to the total.

I received a letter in the mail from an FDA employee. The one page had no printed FDA seal or masthead. Obviously, this person did not want to connect his comment to the Agency. He informed me that the HIV ELISA test was used for checking stocks of blood supply only, and HAD NEVER BEEN APPROVED FOR MAKING AN INDIVIDUAL DIAGNOSIS. His meaning was clear. The FDA refused to certify the test as accurate for individuals. Yet, again, it was the most widely used tool for labeling people “HIV positive” and “AIDS-infected.” It was also the most widely used tool for counting (and inflating) overall AIDS case numbers.

Playing games with people’s lives.

In AIDS INC., I ran this ELISA scam to ground. I found multiple “authoritative medical sources” who offered various formulas for AIDS testing. For example, if the ELISA registers positive, take another ELISA. If that is also positive, then go to the gold standard antibody test, called the Western Blot. But in the medical literature, there are ample references which refute the Western Blot as reliable. It, too, has deep inherent flaws.

Notice that, in both 1987 AIDS, and the latest coronavirus “epidemic,” diagnostic tests which supposedly identify the presence of a virus can be bypassed. This is quite astonishing, when you think about it. After all, the presence of the virus is supposed to be THE sole evidence of an epidemic in the first place.

This is why I’ve published my analyses of SARS (2003) and Swine Flu (2009). In both cases, the virus “disappeared.” Many patients diagnosed with SARS and Swine Flu didn’t have any trace of the virus.

The rabbit hole is deep.

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The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free NoMoreFakeNews emails here or his free OutsideTheRealityMachine emails here.

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39 comments on “Sudden spike in coronavirus cases only means new method of counting

  1. GenaT says:

    Mr. Rappoport – I guess I’m gullible or whatever, but it seemed obvious to me from the first mention of the huge spike in cases that they had either changed the way of counting the cases or the definition of the illness itself.
    I don’t know how long I have been following you, but I do remember you were the first, and for awhile, the only, sane voice on the Zika virus hoax.

  2. Alan says:

    Here in Hong Kong, we have around seven or eight thousand deaths of pneumonia every year. And everyone is freaking out over one or two deaths from this corona thingie.

    Of course they can “confirm” any number of coronovirus cases they want, simply by testing (or non-testing) sick people with faulty test criteria.

  3. ZiiNon says:

    I wanted to comment with a link stating that the CDC has come out and said that the test for this coronavirus is faulty and not working. When going back to find the article is has been scrubbed from the internet. Can’t even find it on the CDC’s site anymore.

  4. ZiiNon says:

    As a medical coder, if a patient presents with any one of several diseases, (there is a specific list), it is automatically assumed and coded along with aids, whether the doctor documents aids or not. The patient may present with one of these diagnoses with no prior aids or HIV test being done on them and the disease gets coded along with a mandatory automatic aids code.
    Insightful, curious and strange. No further investigation is given to the cause of that list of diseases. No reason to look beyond aids. Very curious indeed.

  5. “Doctors in Hubei Province should use CT scans to make a clinical diagnosis of suspected coronavirus infections. The testing kits would then be used to confirm the coronavirus infection.”

  6. The above appears to suggest that the PCR tests are done after initial CT screening.

  7. mike says:


    Have you ever thought maybe one reason for the coronavirus is a cover story to explain the rapidly declining economy, that they tout that is so great?

  8. Linda says:

    Thanks so much for your work, Jon. Can you please address a couple of things that seem fishy to me? One, there is a study claiming that the virus can be transmitted via ocular exposure, and two, it is being claimed that there can be up to a 24 day incubation period where the individual is asymptomatic and not only that, if you get the virus, some can get it again, they do not create any immunity to it.
    That seems very unlikely to me. Thanks!

    • cynthia silveri says:

      Casting a wide net with that 24 day incubation period…?

    • Plamen says:

      As functioning organisms, we generate a tremendous amount of toxic by-products. We generate enough carbon dioxide to kill us within a few minutes. If our lungs failed to function, carbon dioxide buildup and lack of oxygenation would overwhelm us quite quickly. We can accommodate only so much carbon dioxide. And this is but one of many waste products. There are trillions of cells in the human body. Tens of billions of these expire every day. They are replaced by new cells. The old cells are broken down by lysosomes, enzymes that reside in a little organelle within the cell itself. Upon cell death, these enzymes break the cell down into many smaller components for elimination. These components are cell debris. Some of these components such as iron, protein, and amino acids are recycled by the body. Some 95% of the body’s iron needs and 70% of its protein needs are met by recycling. Certain other of the body’s needs are met by recycling as well. This will give you some idea as to the immense providence and wisdom of the body in meeting its needs. Other components of the decomposed cell are the RNA and DNA. These are toxic while in the system. If they accumulate as they do in most humans in today’s society, a condition of intoxication (toxemia and toxicosis) exists. These are what medical people call viruses, and they mistakenly attribute to this dead debris the powers of life and malevolence.

  9. Sandman says:

    What about the Japanese cruise ship that’s been quarantined? They’re claiming something in the 300’s of cases. Anybody got anything on that?

  10. John Malatesta says:

    Its estimated that over 4,000 people die a day in China from pollution, sanitation, malnutrition and other diseases — most a attributed to guess what: Lung disease.

    Yet 1,400 people have died from some new virus. Why not fix the 1st virus. The horrible air pollution.

  11. viper says:

    China cracks down on free speech after news of coronavirus leaks

  12. viper says:

    Test for coronavirus in Montana comes back negative
    Results for a Gallatin County person who was tested to see if they contracted the novel coronavirus following travel to China have come back negative, according to a press release from the city-county health department.

  13. The Watchman says:

    Interesting theoretical article from State of the Nation on the virus and 5G
    Linked today in Virus News @
    along with this article and others.

  14. Amanda says:

    Wow, Jon, thanks for all your work on this!

    Fake ways of counting in the furtherance of another epidemic hoax.

    Thanks for including your work on HIV/AIDS–I honestly believe that if people studied what they did with that massive fraud, then they wouldn’t fall for these virus psyops anymore.

    For those who haven’t looked into the HIV/AIDS fraud:

    Dr Robert Willner Injects “HIV” into himself on TV

    He knew HIV was a harmless retrovirus, so to prove the point, he injected himself with an HIV contaminated needle (from a HIV+ hemophiliac). “When asked why he would put his life on the line to make a point, Dr. Willner replied: ‘I do this to put a stop to the greatest murderous fraud in medical history. By injecting myself with HIV positive blood, I am proving the point as Dr. Walter Reed did to prove the truth about yellow fever. In this way it is my hope to expose the truth about HIV in the interest of all mankind.’ He tested negative multiple times. He died of a Heart attack 4 months later 15th April 1995” (IMO TPTB probably gave him that heart attack b/c the last thing they wanted was for him to continue living and being healthy, which would have exposed their whole “HIV causes AIDS” scam as being nothing but a murderous billion dollar fraud).
    His book:
    More links here:

    House of Numbers

    Nobel Prize Winner Challenges The Myths About Aids

    The Emperors New Virus? – An Analysis of the Evidence for the Existence of HIV (Documentary

    The Greatest Medical Fraud in History – The Pain, Profit and Politics of AIDS- Gary Null

    • Opinionist says:

      Immense thanks for all of these links. My husband / twin soul died of cancer 3 yrs ago. We’d both been lifelong opiate injectors. Until 12 yrs ago, that is. He was from Italy and I’m American, but living in Italy. He’d supposedly been HIV positive for at least 25 years. Neither of us believed the whole HIV/AIDS story, but his immune system was falling apart and he finally gave in to taking “the therapy” in about 2014.

      I’d understood since reading articles in Spin in the 1980s and he’d understood intuitively, that it was all a fraud.

      I wish we’d had internet before 2015 and that both of us could’ve read these articles and watched the videos. That includes Jon Rappoport’s, too. Now I’ll read and watch alone.

      Again, a thousand thanks for posting this. I’d love to take them to the infectious diseases department where he was treated (and who let him die like a dog from cancer) and shove them in the face of the nasty woman who was his “doctor.”

  15. Amanda says:

    Interesting to learn about the problems with ELISA and Western blot.

    Years ago, when we suspected that my sister had Lyme (based on truly bizarre symptoms that didn’t seem to match with anything else), we wend to an infectious disease “doctor” who ordered ELISA and Western blot. But when they ELISA came back saying no Lyme, the Western blot was never done, and the “doctor” said she didn’t have Lyme.

    Since the so-called doctor was of no help to us, we joined healingwell/lyme online forum, where people told us that you can’t trust Western blot (apparently lots of false negatives), and that the best testing for Lyme was Igenix (apparently, that’s what they specialize in–they only test for Lyme). So, we ended up getting the Igenix testing done and it came back positive for Lyme.

    At that point, we were pretty much done with regular “doctors,” so we decided to go the alternative route, and were able to get her better with Borrelogen (natural remedy). The medical system in this country is an absolute joke!!

    • Amanda says:

      Oops, in case anyone suspecting Lyme reads my above post, I forgot to add that in order to get Igenix testing for Lyme, you have to have a doctor sign the paperwork. Our infections disease “doctor” refused, saying that the US govt. does not recognize that lab (which I took to mean that it’s probably a good lab). So we had to go to a special Lyme doctor (LLMD) to get the paper work signed.

      Also, in the case of Lyme, I’m convinced it’s a US bioweapon (two books, Lab 257 and Bitten, tell the story), and they have a vested interest in it NOT being diagnosed. I think the whole purpose of it as a bioweapon is that it’s a great mimicker of various chronic sicknesses (e.g. arthritis, MS, ALS, and others) and it can make the medical mafia a lot of money when it’s not detected.

  16. Oliver says:

    I’ve read the studies on pneumonia. They focus on children and elderly patients which is what you would expect. What about people dying in their 30s with this so called nCov2019 ?

    • Alan says:

      The factors in Wuhan are so bad that they are killing even the prime-aged.

      Added to the air pollution and the 5G is overdosing of antibiotics and possibly a recent vaccine mandate. Or a chemical poison might have been deployed. Even the air here in Hong Kong is sometimes so dirty with strange stuff, that I am suspecting that we might be being chemtrailed.

  17. Protestant says:

    Strange that when I used Microsoft Edge as a browser, it completely blocked this website, warning that it was “dangerous”, “not secure”, “someone is trying to trick you”, “Go back to the Start Page”! So I ditched Microsoft Edge, went back to Internet Explorer, and then had no problems whatsoever!

    • Elsa says:

      The same happened with me, I used another browser, too at the end. (Interesting how they try to prevent us in every way to have and share info.)

      “HOURS of misery in coronavirus lockdown at Heathrow: Passengers tell how family of eight from Malaysia were screened off by staff in hazmat suits aboard one of EIGHT flights quarantined simultaneously”

      While in a comment a person stated that working on the Heathrow, flights from China still can come if belongs to the Chinese flight company. This is getting more and more fishy but of course I am, too, afraid where will it end.

      • Protestant says:

        You are right, Elsa—the Illuminati efforts to block websites like this shows that Jon Rappoport is telling the truth. The Voice of Europe website was also taken down a few weeks ago, and I though we’d never see it again, but they fought their way back.

        All of humanity is awakening…

    • Anonymous says:

      The reason that internet explorer let you is that Microsoft is ditching internet explorer in favor of the newer Microsoft Edge that runs on Chromium, internet explorer is no longer supported, so they don’t really care what you do on it as long as it isn’t illegal.

  18. sistemics says:

    Jon, I’d love to hear you on David Crowe’s “Infectious Myth” podcast. He has just published an 11-page report on the Coronavirus and you both are clearly on the same wavelength.:

    You two would make a great informative show that we could share to our friends.

  19. Sid Spaniel says:

    This virus scare is total BS, its normal but highly contagious flu that is really only a risk to non-whites, in the same way as SARS and MERS were. Asians and browns have far higher levels of ACE2 receptors in their lungs so only they are at risk of developing pneumonia at a higher rate due to this flu virus. They are inflating the death rates by discounting form the figures all those CONFIRMED infected but without showing symptoms (asymptomatic) – that hides the fact its a 1 to 2% death rate (normal for flu) and creates a panic by making it look like 1 in 4 die. Its to give the crooks in power something to blame the upcoming market crash and 2020 bank bailouts on – to disguise the fact they’ve robbed us all yet again!!!
    Don’t fear this virus – fear the mandatory vaccine waiting in the wings – ask yourself why they need the entire planet to take the exact same vaccine the same year as they roll out the 5G network. Your body is going to become a part of “The Internet of THINGS”
    Notice how your politicians and other “elite scum” on MSM dont look even slightly worried – as if those cowards have iron wills and courage you dont. They’d nuke you all to save their own asses – yet they’re busy making off like bandits in all the pandemonium. London Fashion Week features designer facemasks on the catwalk this year – designed and manufactured months ago!!!
    Enjoy the show folks – because that’s what it is, a show.

  20. Spiritof42 says:

    It strikes me that the Chinese government’s overreaction to the so-called corona virus parallels the US government’s reaction to 911. Both, I believe, are false flags. We know from hindsight that 911 justified wars and an expansion of State powers. I can only guess what the end game is in China. The central question is: why would the Chinese cripple its economy? If this continues long enough, they’re going to kill off a lot of people. Is that the intent?

  21. Alan says:

    Quote from mainstream news article:

    “If you didn’t know about this outbreak, you’d read the scan and you would just say, ‘Okay, this patient has pneumonia,’ because that’s the most common thing we see,” [Lakhani] said.

    Effectively confessing that one cannot tell apart typical pneumonia from Coronavirus through a CT scan.

  22. Steve says:

    Great reporting as usual.
    Topic for consideration:

    Even though this story has the usual “conspiracy theory” setting, the concept itself might shed some light on the drastic measures being implemented in Wuhan. Is Coronavirus a cover for something else?

    CORONA UNMASKED: Chinese Intelligence Officer Reveals True Magnitude of China’s Fake “Coronavirus” Crisis

    Read this article. (scroll down)

    • Bob says:

      Good script for a science fiction movie. Especially amused: I felt the stench of corpses and vomited me !!!! A good screenwriter from Hollywood disappears !!!

  23. Opinionist says:

    I believe, as many do, that the whole “Coronavirus” story is false. There seem to a number of different reasons for what they’re doing and I haven’t yet made up my mind about which one I like best. Jon Rappoport’s reporting on it has been the only information that I’ve been following and sharing like crazy, too. From the responses I’ve received to these posts, it seems that I’m far from the only one who agrees with all of the posts. Thankfully, there are plenty of us who realize that we’re being manipulated. Again!!

    • steve stars says:

      I like Jon’s investigative reporting and as a long time HIV investigative reporter, I have come to the conclusion that HIV is a massive Fraud and dangerous Scam.

      I tend to downplay these threats. But I think we may be seeing a cover up in Wuhan for something very dangerous, and there are now compounding details that would indicate a major bio-threat has occurred and China is covering it up.
      They refuse to let US virologists in to help or investigate. Senator Tom Cotton explains:

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