Coronavirus: the definition of “cases” is producing a new level of illusion

by Jon Rappoport

March 5, 2020

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Buckle up. We’re not riding on a smooth superhighway. These roads are extremely bumpy and rough.

Public health agencies and the press are casting out a blizzard of confusing terms:

presumptive cases, infected persons, asymptomatic persons, confirmed cases, containment measures, persons connected to persons who are infected…

It is my understanding that, now, the CDC is lumping together presumptive cases and confirmed cases, and calling them: CASES.

Certainly, that strategy would immediately multiply the total number of CASES and also multiply fear among the uninformed population.

A presumptive case would be a person who has not been tested for the coronavirus; or he has been tested, but the results are not yet in.

Why is he a presumptive case in the first place? There could be several reasons. He has ordinary flu-like symptoms, and his doctor suspects he might be infected by the coronavirus, for no particular reason. He might have come in contact with a person who has been diagnosed as an epidemic case. He might have recently traveled to China—and has or doesn’t have flu-like symptoms. Maybe he has a slight cough…

You can see that “presumptive” is a quite shaky status. It means next to nothing. Nevertheless, in order to “contain the spread of the virus,” he is pinned with that label—and added to the total of CASES.

The press, looking for the next piece of click-bait, sees that, in a particular state or city, there are “25 CASES.” A reporter writes an article. The public is led to sense that, in that locale, a “spread” is occurring. No distinction is made between confirmed case and presumptive case.

Suppose, in a nursing home, where a hundred residents have all sorts of long-term health problems—including flu-like symptoms and respiratory difficulties—two people have been labeled “presumptive cases,” because they were visited by a person who recently returned from China. Now, there is an opportunity to label more residents of the nursing home “presumptive,” because they’re in daily contact with the two “presumptive residents.” Result? There are 13 “presumptive cases,” and when the press discovers this, they characterize the 13 as CASES.

But it gets a lot worse than that. As I’ve been detailing in these pages, the basic test for the coronavirus is called the PCR. A positive result is taken to mean the patient “has the virus.” He is now a confirmed case. However, the PCR has many problems.

The procedure itself is tricky, and unless done perfectly, with great care to avoid contamination, the result is useless. But even when the test is perfect, it says nothing about whether the patient is ill or will ever become ill. Why? Because the PCR never comes to a valid conclusion about how much virus is in the patient’s body actively replicating. And in order to start talking about illness and disease, millions and millions of virus must be at work replicating inside the patient.

Going even further down the rabbit hole, how was the PCR test for the coronavirus developed in the first place? We seem to have an answer from the CDC, offered up to reporters in a February 28 press briefing. A Dr. Messonnier, representing the CDC, said this in reply to a question:

“…please remember that our laboratories developed this [PCR] test kit before there were US cases. We developed it based on the posted genetic sequencing, and it was this test kit that allowed us, to identify the first cases in the United States.”

What does this mean? It seems to means that the CDC accepted the genetic sequence of the “new virus” without having an actual isolated specimen of the virus itself. Is that a problem?

If the police receive a description of a car wreck on a local highway (the sequence), should they travel to the scene and actually look at the wreck (obtain an isolated specimen of the virus)? Should they decide who was at fault (diagnose the first US cases) without investigating (having the actual virus itself in their possession)?

Researchers claiming they’ve laid out the genetic sequence of a virus, and passing the information along to colleagues, is not what you would call proof of anything. Those original researchers could have sequenced another virus. They could have made mistakes. Did THEY ever have an isolated specimen of the virus?

Developing and using a diagnostic PCR test on humans, and then telling them whether they are “victims of the epidemic,” based on received genetic sequences alone, is more than irresponsible. It’s entirely reckless.

If you’ve come this far in the article, and you’re beginning to feel that the whole system of diagnosing people with THE VIRUS is madness, I would agree with you.

Categories of cases are being deceptively juggled and merged, in order to inflate numbers.

The “gold standard” diagnostic test is fraught with difficulties, and is inherently useless.

And lurking behind all this is the question: who discovered the coronavirus in the first place, and did they ever have an actual specimen of it, a biological reality; or, working from indirect “markers,” were THEY the PRESUMPTIVES, blithely assuming their genetic sequences pointed to an entity that actually exists?

If you think a fraud on this level has never occurred before, read my piece on the 2009 Swine Flu “epidemic,” and consider its potential implications.

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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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61 comments on “Coronavirus: the definition of “cases” is producing a new level of illusion

  1. Dick G says:

    They’re after TRUMP!!!!!!

    by Cliff Kincaid.

    • Plamen says:

      Nonsense, Trump supports vaccination. See this:

      He’s a money man, he’s got his commission.

      • Joz Lee says:

        I am surprised that Trump actually is supporting vaccines.

        • Plamen says:

          And he supports 5G and can’t even wait for 6G

          I want 5G, and even 6G, technology in the United States as soon as possible. It is far more powerful, faster, and smarter than the current standard. American companies must step up their efforts, or get left behind. There is no reason that we should be lagging behind on………

          • Bod LCG says:

            Be careful what you ask for:

            5g has a 60 Ghz range, in addition to the 4g’s bag of cough cough ‘non thermal’ microwave emanations, & shorter wavelength equals more OVERALL electrical smog.

            reason being, prior to 5g, the 60GHz was not utilised for a very good reason.

            it does to Oxygen molecules, [O2] what conventional 3g et al phones did to water molecules [2.4 Ghz] that is, cause them to oscillate, this is not good for Oxygen, and its not good for us, as when the Oxygen molecule is ‘excited’ its Vibrations prevent it bonding to Haemoglobin… not good.

            Best wishes,
            stay calm & Healthy, for
            Health maintained, is better than sliding health due to stress induced reduction of your natural defenses leaving you more open to infection.

            End Note
            the adage ‘think and grow rich’ can be maladaptively changed to think and fall sick.

            for grow and fall, are directions and if ones self is integrated and aligned, then the term
            ‘only thinking makes it so’
            becomes Absolute Truth.

            Think of Good things, Avoid the Bad, Deal with Reality by living in NOW.

          • Rick says:

            Optic fibre was original idea for high speed internet– not pumping microwaves into the atmosphere. WIRED magazine was all about the future of the internet– otherwise they would have called it WIRELESS magazine.

            5G is a world wide disaster at best and a deep-state attempt to depopulate at worst. It’ll have to be stopped.

            Current cellphone towers have huge thick cables running up to those anntennas. The “last mile” of high speed connectivity now being run on 5G can be done with optic fibre… and workstations can once again replace cellphone zombies.

          • John says:

            If you are travelling in US, the so called x-ray machines already works with 5G. Ask them to be searched from the hand held metal detector. You will be getting much lower doses of radiation.

        • Elsa says:

          They are all the same, they are not our true leaders but a kind of slaves to globalist agenda. If you look back on history you’ll find that certain group was always the first to lead changes. Politicians – only a big circus to us – they have no true power but will act as globalist money dictates.

      • From Quebec says:

        He’s a money man, he’s got his commission





        • Plamen says:

          You can do it. See where it takes you. Good luck!

        • Elsa says:

          I am sorry but I think you are wrong. Trump is a big friend of Israel, please tell me what good things came from Israel so far? Peace, knowledge?
          He didn’t accept his salary? So what? He can be paid several ways we can’t see. Look back on history, look back for example on Hitler. He was an out-of-marriage grandchild of Rothschild (or Rockefeller? – sorry can’t recall which one), he kept up war (as big money is in keep up wars), one of his first act was to burn books (including book about contradiction of germ theory) – tells everything. That mad, elitist, psychopaths elite is always a step above us, their people are the leaders of every “-ism”, every intent of us to change things, to control every changes. You can’t trust in Trump or any politicians. We should reset and start a new but I don’t know how.

          • From Quebec says:

            WHY DO YOU HATE Israel? It is America best friends

            Trump will probably be the only politician leaving the White House with less money then when he he came in.

      • Taylor Young says:

        The Trump Administration recently RE-tweeted a message that Trump put out on Twitter in 2014 for a reason. It was a tweet about how a healthy child went to the Dr for scheduled “Health Visit” and received a cocktail of 6 Vaccines at once.
        The child became sick and was never the same again due to Autism. Why would his administration RE-tweet something of his from 2014, if not to plant a seed of where he intends to go once he is not blocked at every turn by corrupt House Democrats, corrupt Judges, DOJ, FBI and CIA! Why do you think the biggest Vaccine Pusher in the World, Bill Gates has stepped down from Microsoft and from several boards around the world. His ticket has been punched. He’s going down, that’s why. Trump is allowing the Deep State to think that he is following along with their “Plannedemic” outline, when in actuality he is using the extra powers he is given to round up and arrest the most corrupt players on the planet.

        This has all been in the works beginning when JFK was assassinated. World Leaders and Military are involved and have been working behind the scenes and building the assets and infrastructure for the “takedown” of the Global Elite Satanists who have been trying to gain complete control through slowly implemented laws brought about by Pandemics and Major Events like 9/11!

  2. Diane Di says:

    I’ll believe it’s the real deal when the elite start dropping, but I certainly won’t hold my breath.

    • From Quebec says:



      • Elsa says:

        You’ll be very disappointed at the end. He is not any better but a kind of look-like-an-escape-channel. If he would be different he would have been murdered long time ago. He speaks for vaccines? No I think that’s the Rubicon – next time look for someone who is against it to put your trust in a better place.

    • DJ says:

      Interesting – I imagine the next step will be some celebrity (maybe Gaga) claiming to be infecting, perhaps even faking a death. Not that pop stars are even in the realm of “elite.”

    • HeyJude says:

      Well do we really know what happened to Jamie Dimon (chairman, CEO of JPMorganChase) who suffered an “aortic dissection yesterday and had emergency surgery”?

  3. Plamen says:

    We live in an era when it is becoming more and more difficult to tell the lies from the truths. In fact, it is just the beginning.

    Modern people are liars!

    They capable of lying straight to your face on any given subject. They have no regard for the truth or for honor, so they will sell out for a very low sum. Most of them will lie for free, since it gives them a thrill.

    Most are caught up in the World Lie because they have been paid to do so. They have been given a job and a car and a house and other perks to keep them quiet: to keep them from stating simply and directly the truths they know. This is how the revolution is squelched. Most people accept the tribute with the understanding they will keep quiet and not make trouble.

    • DJ says:

      While I don’t disagree, I also tend to think that it has always been this way. Heck, they were able to spread the myth in the early part of the 1900s that “DDT is good for me”, literally dousing entire cities with the toxic chemical, then blaming the ensuing health epidemic on Polio. They have been able to convince entire nations of the idea that Islam/Christianity is evil and that the other side should be destroyed. In fact, prior to the explosion of the Internet, it was arguably more difficult to find the truth, it would seem. At least a lot more legwork would’ve been necessary.

    • Bod LCG says:

      Thank you, for highlighting the onslaught of Narcissism, and more sadly its the darker side of that in the behaviour of ‘Gaslighting’

      the dark triad narcissist appears to exist on a spectrum of Overt [bully] and Covert [secretive]

      Both enjoy your pain and I would say, would find your tears delicious.

      Some appear to be naturals, although I have met some who have paid for training?

      Go Figure.

      The only solution?

      Take Action, complacancy is no mans land, believe me!

      Pull them up if lie expected & avoid dealing with them again if situations continue, there is no possibility of conciliation, for they have no remorse.


  4. Plamen says:

    Jon wrote: “And lurking behind all this is the question: who discovered the coronavirus in the first place, and did they ever have an actual specimen of it”

    Jon, can you please, clarify something for me because I am getting mixed signals.

    Where do you stand in terms of the idea that there’s no virus at all?

  5. Sarah says:

    Thats what I ask myself every day about these drive through testing places. Wouldn’t every single one have potential to be contaminated. It doesn’t seem like a strategy that would be very accurate. The people running the test would breathe and contaminate everything. The US magically not having all these tests everyone else is running cause they are “faulty”, sending tests the the cdc for confirmation. If there was any actual sick people the media would be all over trying to talk to them…nope they want to keep their “privacy”.

  6. John Malatesta says:

    The latest .. now dogs have the Coronavirus in china from humans . Absolutely hilarious and yet sad people are so easy to believe the lies.

    Now the dogs are going around with masks on..????

  7. From Quebec says:

    Of course they are AFTER TRUMP




    • Destal3 says:

      I believe you Quebec, and I support Trump. He knows what the real Coronavirus game is.
      However, I do wish he’d stop pushing 5G – after all, he didn’t allow it at Mar-A-Lago, which bothers me.

  8. NC says:

    When PCR was employed to test for HIV, Kary Mullis (who received a Nobel prize in chemistry for PCR development) said “You can’t use it for that”. He then proceeded to investigate HIV and could not find any evidence for it having been properly isolated. No longer are viruses properly isolated and confirmed to “cause” diseases. These short-cuts like PCR, Western Blot, Elisa, are not accurate and many many things in a person’s lifestyle can create a positive result. Junk science…

  9. Thomas F. Stevenson says:

    Jon Could you comment on the significance or lack there of of this recent article. It would appear there is such a virus that they claim they can study. Would appreciate your response.

  10. Michele Wolf says:

    Perhaps can we also talk about the astronomical amount of money that is being made in this “panicked” and “manipulated” Stock Market $$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$,$$$

    • Elsa says:

      Something like this. Here in UK they are started to mention bail out businesses – as this short time was so expensive as our 3 years long battle for Brexit – really? What a joke. They will kill elderly and poor no matter what. In a name of a new pandemic they will use taxes to fill up the gap, means in UK many elderly dies simply because can’t pay for heating or proper food (no quarantine or even a blink, that’s ok to then somehow).

      We must resits. Now. We have to share info quickly and efficiently if wish to survive and beat these bunch of psychopath elitist. Take time to enlighten your friends and neighbours, NOW!

  11. # 1 NWO Hatr says:

    lol… he already drained the swamp.

    He replaced it with a sewer.

  12. Bettina Heinz says:

    interesting comments on PCR (rRT-PCR) of not being reliable.
    Kary Mullis did not fully believe in them. Sadly, he died August, 2019 of pneumonia. He would have had interesting comments concerning this “new” corona virus.

  13. Elsa says:

    I’ am so upset, please forgive my poor english but I so wish to speak out freely my thoughts. I live on fear, day-by-day, foreign in a country, “pissing opposite to wind”, I built my very small business / hobby despite of modern believes, a cat breeder who cares. They thought me a lot. We are the living example that everyone is surprisingly healthy without vaccines, chemicals, drugs but kept on quality, species appropriate food. We are vaccine free from 6 years and never ever would imagine how life can be better without it. But we are pissing to the wind, struggling overworking and overspending to survive. Get a grip. No new virus, they don’t have the technique to even watch living, moving processes (isolated, breed, able to infect) – the whole stuff is a big lie, so big you are probably reluctant to believe – but a lie nevertheless.
    I think we are seriously running out of time to resist. I might be cruel but blame the parents who let their children became a crippled one, autism or other serious condition but still no have freedom on vaccination. I mean what the heck is wrong with you? If you really care, shouldn’t you pick up a fight to reach to be able to choose vaccinate or not? And so on. This lazy, weak attitude will kill us all sooner or later, sorry.

    • Bod LCG says:

      Stay strong, Elsa.
      It is the ‘quasi communist’ era in the west, we are over legislated, and added to this legislature, is vaccine rulings that mandated vaccine schedules amongst kids prior to acceptance in schools that is swelling Autism.

      compounded with compulsory vaccinations for health workers, it makes it more difficult to avoid the jab.

      For as you mention, Avoidance [of vaccines and their adjudivants] is best!

      Best Wishes and I feel those who have vaccines should be aware of the fact, ‘they’ compromise your immune system to work, not a good idea, during a panhandled pandemic!

  14. Lance says:

    Iran was last on the list of 7 countries that the Pentagon was told they were going to “take out” shortly after the events of 9/11 according to a statement made by former NATO Commander, General Wesley Clark a couple years ago. The “mission” was supposed to have been “accomplished” in 5 years, but obviously this hasn’t happened. As of today, its been reported that an Iranian Republican Guard Commander stated, “WE WILL DEFEAT CORONA, WHICH MAY HAVE BEEN CAUSED BY A U.S. BIOLOGICAL ATTACK.” This was reported on FirstSquawk @FirstSquawk on Twitter about 15 hrs ago. Fake news? About an hour ago the US State Dept. Sec. of State Pompeo stated concerning Iran, “The regime must immediately cooperate with the and fully comply with its IAEA safeguards obligations. All nations must hold Iran accountable to its own commitments.”
    Its also being reported that Iran’s Health Ministry confirms 591 new cases of coronavirus in past 24 hours, including 15 new deaths. So far 3513 are infected and 107 have died including the top adviser to Iran’s Supreme Leader, Hossein Sheikholeslam, after being infected by the coronavirus, which was reported on Fox News today. More fake news? For sure, the media is hyping the fear of this so-called “virus”, but it appears (if all of this is true) it may NOT be for the reason’s most people are being led to believe.

    • Rick says:

      I think I read somewhere that Iran is installing and activating 5G just like everyone else– so microwave radiation sickness will hit them too.

  15. Pam says:

    This whole virus thing is an excuse to again bring fear and then shut everything down. You will be vaccinated whether you want to be or not and then be shuttled to some center and never be heard of again. It is a reset and an annihilation of the world population…
    I Always wondered what the Georgia Guide Stones met…I think the answer is rearing its ugly head……
    And to be honest, I think we should be very afraid of what this one world order is trying to shove down our throats…….literally.

  16. Greg C. says:

    All fears will melt away, like the original www, the wicked witch of the west, if we find the secret within ourselves. What a state people are in, consumed with so many fears. I always thought that Patton was right to slap that soldier – fear is more contagious than any germ could possibly be.

  17. bhicks says:

    This is if you believe that testing is actually working..

    MSNBC mentioned that South Korea has the most scientifically accurate measure of fatality rate, due to the large number of testing going on, and how comprehensive it is. It appears to be at just above 0.6%. Some virologists quoted in the article believe it will be as low as 0.5% once more testing is done, another believes that it will go up in South Korea, within 3-4 weeks, since it takes 1-3 weeks for a patient to die, so too soon to tell. Yet, I think the point of the South Korea testing, which is mentioned in the article is that many people who have tested positive are not in critical condition at all, which means the fatality rate is still probably much lower than initially reported (3.4% by CDC/WHO)

  18. Greg C. says:

    The video linked below is not interesting at all. The opposite of interesting isn’t always dull, however. Sometimes, interesting’s opposite helps to disengage unwarranted interest. What’s the story? everyone is asking. In this case, the story is simply a number … totally meaningless, which brings home just how much we are invested in chasing something that we really, really hope has an explanation at the core. It doesn’t.

  19. Alex says:

    Thank you Jon. You always put me at ease whenever the fear starts kicking in. We can win this like anything else with love and no fear. We have the power within ourselves. Meditate and start sending love to all to eliminate any fear. We should always be on top of our health in any way but don’t let fear lower your vibration and make this thing bigger. Let’s dissolve it by continuing to live our lives as is. We should be conscious about the situation but not consumed in this. The system is always against us and don’t allow them to control you and live your life in fear. And whatever you do don’t vaccinate!! Thank you again! Lots of love

  20. marlene says:

    TRUMP 2020 MAGA There’s NO OTHER CHOICE! So stop your whining and wake up!!

  21. William says:

    The first 60K cases of AIDS were presumptively diagnosed prior to Gallo’s useless “HIV test”. And they were tabulated cumulatively to pile up case numbers and create the impression of an ever-expanding epidemic. In MA where I live if someone tested “HIV positive” and then died the cause of death was automatically listed as AIDS. HIV+, hit by a truck, died due to AIDS. HIV was the template for virtual epidemics, the worst kind because they can be whatever they say they are.

    AIDS is now passe, they shifted it to Africa which was said to be in the midst of an “epidemic of Biblical proportions” affecting primarily young sexually-active adults. Yet the population of Africa continues to expand robustly.

    So this may be the big one, HIV/AIDs provided the propaganda preparation for the ignorant mystified masses.

    Trump is doing what he can to downplay it but his hands are tied. So I think there is at least a 50-50 chance of mandated vaccines, especially here in MA where the MEHPA regs are truly draconian requiring only a declaration of emergency by the globalist bonehead of a governor.

  22. Misha says:

    Hi excellent article Jon !

    1) where is the killer virus ?
    Because PCR will not tell you that the secuence is from a virus called covid that was seen under electron microscopy
    2) where is the paper that shows the connection between that sequence as the cause of the respiratory problem
    3) Is that sequence the cause or the consequence of an illness?

    But, WHO cares right ?

    Look :

    “today you don’t need to get the virus in hand” said Tony Fauci

    Coronavirus Infections—More Than Just the Common Cold

    ” .. Howard Bauchner: Hello and welcome to this author interview and I’m told that we’re also streaming live. This is Howard Bauchner, Editor-in-Chief of JAMA, and I’m here with Tony Fauci, who is the director of National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases of the NIH. Welcome, Tony.

    HB: You know, Tony, about a year, 18 months ago, you wrote a wonderful viewpoint for us about the ability to accelerate the development of vaccines. It was extraordinary. You showed this incredible table or figure that vaccine development, when it’s emergent, has come down from 18 or 24 months down to 3 or 4 months. If the cases in China spread and it does become a global epidemic, where would we be with vaccine development for this condition?

    AF: The Chinese, when they made the diagnosis and showed it was a coronavirus, they put the sequence up on a public database. As you well know and as I mentioned in the article that I wrote as the viewpoint, today you don’t need to get the virus in hand. All you need is the sequence because the platforms that we use in vaccinology now are generally all gene-based or molecular biology recombinant DNA technology-based. So, we partnered with a company called Moderna that specializes in messenger RNA platform. We got the sequence. The protein to which we want to make antibodies is the spike protein of the coronavirus….”

    “today you don’t need to get the virus in hand”

    Tony Fauci

    Yes we know… no need to isolate and make EM of a new killer virus
    Lets just say we got a sequence

    Same old song…

  23. J.M. says:

    My father (last year) had a procedure done. He refuses to take the flu shot every year since he and my relatives all GOT THE FLU FROM THE SHOT(but sadly he’ll take others they dole out). So, he got an infection soon after this procedure and he went to the ER. The doc asked the nurse if he had been given a flu shot (no), so without doing ANY testing of ANY sort, he said that my dad had the flu!
    And people think these authorities are to be blindly followed?!? Their errors are the third leading cause of DEATH in the USA, but we are to just go along like good little mind controlled drones and never ever question their authority or faulty knowledge base.

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