“Help me. I stopped believing in the virus.”

by Jon Rappoport

January 13, 2022

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Elsie Crane, a 43-year-old software developer, was referred by her doctor to a psychiatrist, Dr. Mellon Dome.

So, Ms. Crane, reading your chart, I see your doctor suggested you see me because you stopped believing in SARS-CoV-2.

Yes. He said I was having unusual symptoms. A sense of relief, euphoria, and possibly an inflated sense of my own importance.

Well, euphoria can be dangerous. Have you stepped out in front of traffic lately?


Do you have a desire to jump off a rooftop and fly?

No. Although I recently skipped along our driveway to my car. I don’t usually skip.

When did you stop believing in the virus?

It’s hard to pinpoint the moment. I was watching a cooking show a few weeks ago. The host was making a shrimp dish. I fell asleep and had a dream. Dock workers were throwing cases of vaccine vials into the ocean. When I woke up, I felt lighter. My daughter called from college. She said she was taking a leave from her studies and coming home. Her thesis advisor had just been fired for writing an article defending the 1st Amendment. I miss my daughter. I was glad she was coming back.

And then you stopped believing?

I think it was around that time.

Did something traumatic happen to you?

No. I lost my cat for a few hours, but I found her in the living room closet.

Any marital problems?

No. But I haven’t told my husband I stopped believing.

Why not?

He wears a mask when he goes out in the backyard to work in the garden.

I see. So I would call what you’re experiencing a spontaneous suspension of belief.

Is it serious?

It could lead to irrational actions. We don’t have a mental disorder label for it yet, but I have seen it in a few patients. It’s a regression into childhood, basically. A person abandons responsibility.

I don’t feel like a child.

You wouldn’t. That’s part of the syndrome.

Can it be reversed?

We can treat it with medication. But the drugs don’t restore your belief in the virus.

And that would be the goal? I believe in the virus again?

Are you vaccinated?

No. I was ready to do it, because my husband insisted, but then…if I don’t believe in the virus, why would I take the shot?

Yes. I understand. Let me ask you something. Have you taken any trips lately?

Why, yes. I went to visit my sister in Arkansas a couple of months ago. She lives out in the middle of nowhere with her dog. We went for long walks in the woods, did some fishing. It does me good to get away once in a while, and she needs the company.

And I assume you didn’t watch much television while you were there.

None. Sally doesn’t have a TV.

All right. Now we’re getting somewhere.

Where is that?

You see, you fell off the radar, so to speak. I’m going to prescribe a course of operant conditioning for you. It’ll help you get back on track. OP is training for the mind. It reminds you of important concepts and ideas. How many TV sets do you have in your home?


Good. I want you to have them all on all day, tuned to the news shows. Not the news talk—just the straight news. Sit and watch for at least three hours a day. Do you read news?

We get a local paper. I sometimes go to the BBC website.

Good. Every day, search out and read articles about the pandemic. At some point, you’re going to feel a slight bump.

A what?

As if you’re sitting on a train in the station, and then it starts to move. That bump will tell you you’re back in sync. You’re accepting the information you’re getting.


Aside from your husband—he’s something of an oppositional figure for you—do you have a friend who really believes wholeheartedly in the vaccine and the danger of the virus?

Betty. She and I went to college together. She lives near me.

Good. Spend time with Betty. Talk with her. She’ll be an important ally.

I keep hearing stories about people who took the vaccine and had severe reactions. Some of them wound up in the hospital.

We all hear those stories. You have to ignore them. When you encounter one, say to yourself, “This is not real.” Repeat it several times. Gradually, your reaction to the stories will flatten out. You won’t be affected. I’m going to give you a link to an audio presentation. Every night, before you go to sleep, start the audio on your computer. Put on headphones. The audio will play and repeat all night while you’re asleep.

What’s on it?

Statements strung together in a loop. Some of them are from Dr. Fauci. Others are pandemic news clips from CNN. Three weeks of this every night should help.

All right. Should I have sex with my husband?

That’s an odd question.

Well, we enjoy sex. Sometimes, afterwards, I feel, I don’t know how to describe it, “free from concerns.”

I see. Would your husband object to taking a break from sex for the next month?

I don’t think so. If I say it’s temporary and part of my therapy, he might be all right with it. He respects the advice of doctors. He once wanted to be a doctor. But then he went into the shoe business.

Do you exercise?

I go to the gym three times a week. We have equipment at home. I ride the bike every morning.

How do you feel after exercising?


Well, producing endorphins and adrenaline can be counter-productive to the operant conditioning program. So for the next three weeks, don’t exercise. Again, it’s only temporary. And try to include more fat in your diet.

I don’t want to gain weight.

Don’t worry. If you put on a few extra pounds, you’ll be able to shed them easily. Do you go to church?

Every Sunday.

What’s that experience like for you?

In the last year, I’ve started to feel bored. Our pastor tends to repeat himself. As if he’s covered everything he has to say, and now he’s just going over it all again.

Keep going to church. It’ll contribute to the conditioning program. Church has a pacifying effect. It smooths out rough edges. Can you volunteer at a local school?

I suppose so. What would I do?

Help out with managing the children in their after-school programs, those that are conducted indoors. The children wear masks. You’ll need to wear a mask, too. Masks help. They condition you to accept the virus.

I see. Should I wear a mask at home, too?

For at least two hours a day. Masks promote togetherness. A sense of viral community.

I suppose you want me to take the vaccine.

Of course. But you’ll do it in your own time. One day it’ll occur to you that you need to. A natural reflex.

And that’s when I’ll know I believe in the virus again.


What about movies? I like to watch movies.

My secretary will give you a list. Movies about epidemics, outbreaks, deadly viruses. Are you on social media?

I have a Facebook page.

Post little news excerpts describing the danger of the virus and the need to get vaccinated.

Wow. This is a pretty extensive operant conditioning program.

It has to be. You need immersion. You need wall to wall exposure to correct messaging.

I see. And pretty soon I’ll be back where I was before I stopped believing?

I hope so. I’m optimistic. Yours isn’t what I’d call a serious case. You happened to run off the tracks. We’ll try to get you back on.

What about my feeling of euphoria? Will that go away? Will I feel like skipping along the driveway to my car?

That’s part of the problem. The euphoria makes you think you’ve discovered something important. When you resume your life as it was, that mood will dissolve, and you’ll be all right again.

It’s too bad. I like the elevated mood.

We all do. That’s our delusion. But then we recover.

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Jon Rappoport

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.

27 comments on ““Help me. I stopped believing in the virus.”

  1. Diane says:

    A beautiful example of how programing works. Well done!

  2. Jim says:

    Hilarious 😂 .

    HOWEVER, with the Incredible Power wielded by the MSM, they are very likely to use this method to treat anyone who has “Awakened”.

  3. Opie Poik says:

    If “1984” had a medical theme . . .

    “Winston had overcome his vax hesitancy. He finally loved Big Science.”

  4. Opie Poik says:

    “At one time I had given much thought to why men were so very rarely capable of living for an ideal. Now I saw that many, no, all men were capable of dying for one.”
    ― Hermann Hesse, Demian

  5. Gargee Vidyarthi says:

    Excellent piece

  6. John Riddle says:

    The euphoria comes when you get it, lose your sense of smell and taste, and after a week, get better and your senses come back and you no longer have to worry about it.

    • Orpheus Owl says:

      Hmmm, that would be a real trick to “get it,” since the “virus” doesn’t even exist.

      And if you believe it exists, then it’s possible for you to “get it” as many times as you get food poisoning (aka flu) or a bad cold.

      • Ed says:

        Berenson’s and Kirsch’s Substacks have many deluded virus believers who claim that they “had covid”. When I posted that the virus is imaginary, some of them responded that they “had covid” and that it wasn’t their imagination. There’s no hope for such ninnies.

  7. Doug says:

    The craziest part is that you are not far off.🧐

    Good one Jon!😂😂😂

  8. Shelly says:

    Painfully true in so many ways.

  9. Opie Poik says:

    No More Fake News, meet No More Real News Allowed:


    “Meet Taylor Nichols, MD: He’s the co-founder of an organization, No License For Disinformation (NLFD) that is dedicated to making sure that doctors aren’t allowed to speak freely.”

    • George McFetridge says:

      I think that this signals the fraud falling apart because I detect extreme defensiveness in the strategy.

  10. Danielle Belliard says:

    Thank you so much for the laugh Jon.😂 My daughter came out of her room as she was earing me laughing. Much appreciation.

  11. Paul says:

    I Will NOT Be Destroyed
    By This Administration !

    Due to the ongoing vagaries of
    The Covid Phenomenon,
    I decided that my wife & myself deserved a properly served meal, at a fine restaurant.

    So we put on our finest duds & proceeded to our favored establishment.

    At the restaurant door, we were met by the maitre d’, who informed us, due to our Status, that we could not, & would not under any circumstances, be seated.

    Well…I have never been so humiliated before in my life. I protested with the greatest vigor, but I was told it was the Establishment’s policy.

    Not wanting to crush my wife’s dreams, & feeling like I needed to come through for her, I immediately moved into my Clark Gable mode, & said to her, “Darlin’, I got this.”

    I gently walked her back to the car, courteously opened the door, helped her into her seat, as she was reeling with the abandon of societal disapproval.

    I entered the car, put on my seatbelt, pulled the belt tight securing myself forthwith, threw her a look of complete certainty, in preparation for my improvisational move.

    Her eyes became moist with my command of the situation.

    I started the vehicle, reeved the engine to high screaming pitch & revolution, then drove carefully around the corner to the take out window.

    Upon ordering, I snapped demandingly & without compromise:
    “And super-size THAT!!!”

    Also…, I had a coupon.

    • Donella says:

      A lot of people are very proud – even anxious – to show off their QR code, but I keep wondering how humiliated they would be if the policy was to prohibit vaccinated persons into their establishment.

      • Kieron says:

        I found a mock-up of a QR code displaying a fist with a raised middle finger. I haven’t yet used it but my city just 2 days ago instituted a mandate for all restaurants, eateries, cafes and bars must require patrons to obey “Papers, please!” on command, so I may yet get a chance to use it.

  12. Luther says:

    Does this sound like you, waking up tired of the disinformation about a COVID-19 (that does not exist except as a computer programme!)? You get it rammed into your brain everyday, along with another tall tale about a new ‘variant’ to urge you to take a vaccine (not really a vaccine, but possibly a bio-weapon!) from a test that cannot test for any affliction. Reminds you of the “Twilight Zone” doesn’t it, but welcome to life in 2022!

    The lies are catching up with Fauci, Gates, The WHO and the CDC so the olny recluse they have is to keep you in the trance that says “SARS Cov-2 is coming for you, and your little dog too!”.

    Stop believing in the lies and a mask won’t protect you from a ‘virus’, rather a disease that does not exist!

    Dr. Robert Malone who developed the mRNA, which is not supposed to be used humans has own he lid off the fallacies reported by the lame-stream media!

    WISE UP!

  13. Donella says:

    Rod Serling, “Imagine if you will, a spontaneous suspension of belief.”

    Thank you Jon. I thoroughly enjoyed this piece this morning!😄

  14. Orpheus Owl says:

    That’s great to know that even the hicks out in the middle of nowhere still eating shrimp and believing fishing is a “sport” are waking up to the Lie that the Cooties Virus exists.

    Soon it will catch on everywhere.

  15. Larry C says:

    I found myself actually laughing the other day. It wasn’t a boisterous laugh, nor a knee-slapper, but more of a titter, or a small belch and it lasted no more than a few seconds…but it was totally out of keeping with the serious demeanor I try to maintain in these Deadly Serious Times, and this involuntary,
    unsanctioned, and thoughtless gesture has me deeply concerned…

    For the love of God…SOMEBODY HELP ME, PLEASE!!!

  16. Alexander H. says:

    Breaking: Supreme Court Blocks Biden’s OSHA Vaxx Mandate for businesses

    This means; YES! all employers including Starbucks, all universities or colleges with over 100 employees that required or mandated any covid vaccine, all of the cv-19 vaccines and boosters, over the last 24 months, can now be sued into oblivion!!! Lol Thank you. SUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES

    And.. Breaking news update!! “Covid-19” never proven to exist anywhere across the world as of today 1/13/2022!!! No mention of this FACT anywhere in any of the 26 state attorney general lawsuits. Wonder why? If one state AG did mention it, combined with the evidence in articles and in article comments, and also below, all on Jon’s blog, here is some of the most damning;





    …the CMS mandate would have been struck down by the Federal U.S. Supreme Court too!!

    To all University presidents and college boards of trustees… Lol… GET YOUR BANKRUPTCY ATTORNEYS ON RETAINER NOW!!!!…prediction; combined 100s of billions of dollars in damages (both university and also with you personally as plaintiffs) over the next 3+ decades!!! Stupid MFs. TV Commercial: Required by your employer or university as a consumer-student-employee to take the experimental covid vaccine or covid vaccine booster and you were injured or harmed? Call 1800-Law-Firm! $$$$$$$$

    Other RELATED Breaking News-Update; for AGs and all American’s across the United States of America: 159 health/science institutions globally all failed to cite even 1 record of “SARS-COV-2” purification, by anyone, anywhere, ever!



  17. Roundball Shaman says:

    “Help me. I stopped believing in the virus.”

    When people are empty of spirit and useful purpose we are subject to all forms of mind viruses polluting our thoughts and bodies. And when we forge a belief in them and make it part of our default thinking, we are on a one-way trip to the Land Fill of Life.

    “I lost my cat for a few hours, but I found her in the living room closet.”

    Cats are smart. The closet might be good place for all of us to ride things out until some kind of sanity returns to people’s heads.

    Cats are also territorial. We’ll have to get their permission first.

    “I want you to have them all on all day, tuned to the news shows. Not the news talk—just the straight news. Sit and watch for at least three hours a day.”

    So, unbridled torture is now a codified mental health treatment?

    “Should I have sex with my husband?”

    Only if His Most High Holiness Pseudo Science Doc Fraudci says its OK. But don’t enjoy it too much. Breaks the prevailing narrative of prevailing depression and hopelessness.

    “Keep going to church. It’ll contribute to the conditioning program.”

    Church IS a conditioning program.

    “Should I wear a mask at home, too?”

    Several. Fully cover your eyes, mouth, and ears. That’s exactly what The Dark Powers want from all of us. And just maybe, one of our other body areas as well if we don’t get the Doc’s permission.

  18. stephen langley says:

    Brilliant ! hilarious beyond calculation… even if poignantly so. Nevertheless, a real mood lifting immune system “booster”. Reading this one actually evoked a memory of a feature in the old Readers Digest, “Laughter Is The Best Medicine”. Thank you, friend of humanity… methinks you have a bright future in the literary arts. Cheers.

  19. Opie Poik says:

    You Must Not ‘Do Your Own Research’ When It Comes To Science (Forbes, Summer 2020)


    Just trust experts, you unwashed fugnoramuses, while Chez Klaus Schwab-Davos fattens you for slaughter.

  20. AJ says:

    The frightening reality is this is actually happening. How sane people can lose themselves to the unadulterated fantacy of this nightmare,


    Never been a follower, joiner,or groupie.

    There is always a solution to situations to better deal with and control them. And to maintain your independence you have to search for the solution. Nothing is perfect, but accepting being forced to comply is loss of complete self respect and freedom.

    You are your light in the dark. Make sure you have a flashlight.

  21. lamberth says:

    > “A sense of viral community.”



    Thanks for the laughs Jon.

  22. gina says:

    I tend to side with the researchers who state that a virus is nothing else than cell exosomes – then I hear this: “The real question is … has it been isolated from a HUMAN subject w/o passing it through (say) Monkey Kidney Cells? Because there is plenty of evidence out there that says it hasn’t been isolated directly (no intermediaries) from a HUMAN subject.”

    According to Kirsch, the scientists he spoke with did not agree that this was a concern, and “Sabine Hazan verified that the sequence of the virus obtained from ATCC [the American Type Culture Collection, a global resource center for reference microorganisms] matched exactly what she found in people who have the virus.”9

    As noted in Hazan’s paper, “Detection of SARS-CoV-2 From Patient Fecal Samples by Whole Genome Sequencing”:10

    “Study participants underwent testing for SARS-CoV-2 from fecal samples by whole genome enrichment NGS [next-generation sequencing] (n = 14), and RT-PCR nasopharyngeal swab analysis (n = 12).

    The concordance of SARS-CoV-2 detection by enrichment NGS from stools with RT-PCR nasopharyngeal analysis was 100%. Unique variants were identified in four patients, with a total of 33 different mutations among those in which SARS-CoV-2 was detected by whole genome enrichment NGS.”

    Dr Mercola had a video on his site. I find it confusing. Then again I do not really care about all the hype especially the “information” spread about this latest lab made thing. Just interesting. Can’t wait until science changes it’s mind on this as well!

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