Wuhan and the polluted air as a cause of epidemic illness

by Jon Rappoport

February 23, 2020

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At the very beginning of my coverage of the “China epidemic,” I cited evidence that the air quality in Wuhan is chronically dangerous.

Among other sources, I referred to a Yale review which stated that the mixture of toxic elements in the air is unprecedented in human history. The synergistic effects of these individual toxins is unknown.

I also mentioned the large street protests against air quality in Wuhan that took place last summer. These protests were also carried out in other Chinese cities. The government was obviously alarmed at the nascent rebellion.

Those protests are now gone. Because the cities are locked down. It’s all about “the virus” as the cause of illness.

Horrific air quality brings on lung infections of all kinds, including pneumonia. Pneumonia is THE illness attributed to the coronavirus. How convenient.

The Chinese government has recently ruled that testing patients for the coronavirus isn’t necessary for a diagnosis of “epidemic illness.” A CT scan of the lungs is sufficient. If the patient thus shows signs of pneumonia, he is labeled “a coronavirus case.”

Air quality? Brushed aside.

Assessing studies of annual pneumonia deaths in China—covering years long before the supposed emergence of the new human coronavirus—I settled on the estimate of 300,000 deaths a year.

Assuming this death rate is more or less constant, hundreds of thousands of people could now be called deceased “coronavirus cases” without a flicker of interest in the actual cause of their illness. Those CT scans, picking up signs of pneumonia, and absurdly leading to the label “coronavirus,” are a perfect tool for deception.

Recently, I found an article from capitalcambodia.com, dated February 7, 2020: “‘Polluted air’ could be an important cause of Wuhan pneumonia”. It makes some interesting comments about Wuhan air quality. The article also speculates that “the virus” is carried on particulate pollutants, a claim I find completely unsupported—but the remarks about pollution are worth repeating:

“…three factors. First, the increase of static wind in the horizontal direction, which is not conducive to the diffusion and dilution of atmospheric pollutants. Second, the emergence of a temperature inversion layer in the vertical direction, which makes it difficult for pollutants to move upwards and are blocked at low altitudes and near the ground. Third, the increase of suspended particulates in the air. These three conditions are all available during the high incidence period of Wuhan pneumonia.”

“According to data released by the Wuhan Bureau of Ecology and Environment, the moment when a large number of pneumonia cases emerged in Wuhan was during the period from Jan 19, 2020, to Jan 23, 2020, and the Wuhan air during this period was at the stage of serious pollution. The indices are all higher than 100. This means that the outbreak period of Wuhan pneumonia coincides with the severe period of air pollution and this is one of the reasons. The second supporting reason is that the high incidence areas of Wuhan pneumonia coincide with the severe air pollution areas. We observed by randomly taking one day as a sample and found out that the area with the highest level of air pollution in Wuhan was Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market. This shows that even in ‘normal weather’, the air pollution in the seafood market area was the relatively worst area in Wuhan…Therefore, it is not accidental that Wuhan Huanan Wholesale Seafood Market has become a high-incidence area of Wuhan pneumonia…”

You’ll recall that, at first, reports circulated about the coronavirus emerging in that Market and “jumping species from animals to humans.” These reports didn’t mention highly dangerous air pollutants “jumping” into the lungs of humans.

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27 comments on “Wuhan and the polluted air as a cause of epidemic illness

  1. Pft says:

    Not a Doctor but I don’t believe air pollution is the cause of these pneumonia cases. Pollution can make a patient with a respiratory viral infection more susceptible to pneumonia. So an infection is behind this. The question is , is the virus a new virus or not? Even if it is new, it does not seem overly deadly, at least not outside hubei. Mostly a bad cold/flu. And the case mortality rates are at least an order of magnitude overstated because many more patients who were exposed and recovered after mild symptoms were not counted, while I imagine the more serious and dead cases were fully counted.

    Not unlike measles before vaccines when there were 400,000 reported cases and 400 deaths a year, while the actual number of cases was believed to be 4 million a year since almost every child got measles by the age of 10, so the case mortality rate goes from 1/1000 to 1/10,000 depending on if you use reported vs actual cases.

    Curiously, CDC for measles used reported case from 1963 to make the case how deadly measles was, while they use estimated actual cases for flu deaths and cases (reported are only a small fraction of the estimates). Whatever numbers helps sells vaccines I guess.

    The whole exercise as you know is a marketing campaign to precondition people for mandatory vaccines against this made up or at least not so awful virus.

    • Alan says:

      I think that “germ theory” is vastly overstated, though. Non-microbe causes of disease abound. I suspect that it is the bad air quality here in Hong Kong making me (slightly) sick (nose irritation).

      • Rtp says:

        You don’t need pollution/poisoning to explain sicknesses if you reject germ theory (although obviously pollution/poisoning explains many cases of illness).

        The most important aspect though is the mind.

        There are a bunch of traumas that can cause respiratory distress but we will start with lung cancer as an example.

        In a “death fright” situation we get extra respiratory capacity (instantly). For an animal that means a few minutes when they run away from a lion. For a human it would probably be something they cannot just run away from (eg being diagnosed with a “fatal” disease).

        This causes overactive lung cells to grow into a tumor and what we call lung cancer. When and if we overcome the trauma we get TB. If we don’t overcome the trauma we die of cachexia (animals escaping lions would never stop and graze and humans in a death fright situation similarly, have no appetite).

        Bronchial disease (pertussis/bronchiolitis) is a territorial fright trauma. If a predator is invading our territory we go into partial respiratory paralysis. This keeps us quiet and so the predator cannot hear us and eat us. In the healing phase we have the coughing fits. (Pneumonia occurs in such people who have a concurrent existence trauma).

        This is just one of a sample of traumas that relate to upper and respiratory organs.

    • Cynthia Silveri says:

      Not a doctor either. But if you look up causes of pneumonia air pollution (in the form of smoking) is a cause.

  2. Marie says:

    You are correct. Throw in the 5G that interferes with oxygen absorption by red blood cells because it counts. These days I can’t tell what’s real anymore.

    • stephen langley says:

      Had to respond to your closing line. “Alice In Wonderland Programming”; nonsense and confusion purposely ‘broadcast’ into societies. Shuts down discernment and thus personal power, so one turns over any decision making to some ‘authority’ and/or their ‘experts’.

  3. Jc says:

    Geo-engineered skies with nano particulates of aluminum and barium sure can’t be helping the cause . And I still believe there is a connection with the effects of flu and the recent 5g ramp up in Wuhan.

  4. Patricia Webster says:

    Jon, your logic and analysis makes sense to me and thank you for it. The media at large is disgusting with its efforts to threaten and sensationalize to be best of its horrendous ability.

  5. Eddie says:

    The Germ Theory is WRONG. Bacteria and viruses DO NOT and CAN NOT cause illness or disease. All acute illness is initiated BY THE ORGANISM to deal with an overload of toxins (usually self-administered — but often, as in the case of e.g. air pollution, beyond the individual’s control) which cannot be eliminated through the normal channels. THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS CONTAGIOUS DISEASE.

    I’ve prepared a five-lesson excerpt feom T.C. Fry’s Life Science Course which relates specifically to this topic:




    • Alan says:

      Eddie, I cannot access your site.

    • stephen langley says:

      Thanks for sharing. This seems to be most plausible. In nature, only weak organisms succumb to disease and/or predators (and we have plenty of those running the show). There is only cause & effect. The keys to health in this era of human history are: 1.) eliminate toxins (chemical & electromagnetic radiation). 2.) [by] only natural means free to all: plenty of oxygen, clean water, sunlight/sun gazing, regular exposure to cold, natural foods and NO FEAR (placebo/nocebo effect… perhaps the most important?). Of course, access to all the natural modalities are under attack by the psychopaths among us. Cheers.

    • Plamen says:

      Eddie, that site is a gold mine! THANK YOU!


  6. Erik says:

    It’s only anecdotal but…from Zero Hedge: “The Italian government said it has 152 confirmed cases, up from three in a matter of days. Three people have died. Authorities have locked down about a dozen small towns and canceled events across the north, including Venice’s Carnival.”

    “Across the north” — then look at this map of the cities in Italy with the worst air pollution.https://www.thelocal.it/20171017/italy-cities-worst-air-quality All in the north, including Venice.



  7. Erik says:

    Not to beat an anecdotal virus to death…but Zero Hedge also reports.

    “Iran has confirmed eight deaths related to the coronavirus, the most outside of China, media reported Sunday.

    Turkey, Pakistan close borders with Iran as confirmed cases soar”

    Well, gee, look at this real-time polluted cities map http://aqicn.org/map/europe/ Move your cursor over to Iran and hover it above various cities in Iran. Oops. Of course, here, we don’t know where the reported cases in Iran have occurred.

  8. Misha says:

    The short-term effects of air
    pollutants on respiratory disease mortality in Wuhan, China: comparison of time-series and case-crossover analyses
    Here :


  9. A Bingham says:

    Hi Jon. The cambodiacapital.com link gives me a 404 (page not found). Can you post a copy of the actual article somehow on your website? thank you.

  10. Corona Epidemic Denier says:

    Does not matter which country or experts use the term “confirmed cases,” they are liars. There is no test for the presence of corona virus – zero, nada, nil, does not exist! Even if the virus has been isolated, and I’ll just say it hasn’t been, any anti-body/antigen test developed from that magic find is so nonspecific as to be useless. Same with PCR tests – all left up to the imagination of a tech as to whether a given virus is present or not. Even if a virus is correctly identified in a sample it in no way implies the presence of disease, past, present, or future.

  11. John Malatesta says:

    Chicken little always said the sky is falling.. the sky is falling .

    He was almost right. It’s what is falling from the sky. Toxic pollution, chemtrails , etc… Thousands a day die in china alone from lung disease , I wonder how many in the USA are sick from chemtrails.

  12. Bill W says:

    You were one of two or three sane minds that didn’t sound the chicken little alarm

  13. Peter Grafström says:

    Daniel Estulin like Jon, seems to have doubts about the virus narrative but I havent tried to inform myself about his precise views. However he says in a webcast if I understood, that the chinese leadership was planning to get rid of the western liberal component of the chinese government after the New Year celebrations which if true casts added suspicion against the globalists for being behind the calamities attributed to the virus.
    He suspects the British.
    And that does make sense since the prime suspects are the US and China so a third party, sitting on the fence, could provoke a vendetta between the US and China.
    If true it would be in line with Britains power of balance strategy as demonstrated previously in playing Russia and Germany and Japan and the US against each other.
    On the other hand, if the virus theory is believed by China any counterattack might hurt the British as well.
    So in order not to backlash the chinese would have to be directed to use other means that ethnic bioweapons.
    Apparently the chinese representative for the western liberal component, Premier Li Keqiang, seems to be somehow in charge of prevention and control of the Covid-19 epidemic, and one might see it as a role well suited for making him a ‘saviour of the people’?
    The globalist would want to get rid of Xi Jinping and the globalists darling Li Keqiang would take over.


  14. Loni_bomba says:

    This is so crazy. I had this same suspicion after learning about temperature inversions and the smog event in 1952 London as well as the event in 1948 Donora, Pennsylvania and have been looking into it all last night and this morning. I also have been reading about Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6) and feel their possibly may be a connection. I searched for temperature inversion in Wuhan and found this. Wow. I’m not the only one who suspects this.The powers that be are using this manufactured “virus” as an opportunity to carry out many agendas IMO.

  15. Alexander says:

    As usual, psychopaths in high places plays games with each other, while we the people suffers quietly, in bafflement, and try to survive as best as we can.

  16. Alexander says:

    Something occurred to me. There’s all forms of weaponized things… weapons of mass destruction… chemical warfare… muslims invented weaponized rapes. Then it follows, weaponized religions. Weaponized psychological. Then there’s weaponized chemtrails. Weaponized water (fluoridation), etc. Then here’s this new form of weaponized fake “virus” to cover up something else that has been long in the making, perhaps deliberately by the powers-that-be-psychopath… weaponized AIR POLLUTION, created from unfiltered FACTORIES, etc. Truly, the psychopaths care nothing about advancing mankind to the stars, where we’d be living like Star Trekkers, a true Golden Age… prosperity, peace, working together to solve all problems, making our lives rich… nope, these psychopaths at the top just don’t fucking care, they just wants to fuck everyone over and constantly schemes up ways and means to robs us all, of our wealth, of our lands, of our time… fucking arseholes.

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