1/5 This @nytimes article by @paulmozur is a smoking gun on the genesis of the coronavirus lockdowns.

According to the article, the CCP launched a massive social media campaign in ITALY to advertise its coronavirus lockdown measures in early March.

2/5 The fact that CCP’s disinformation campaign focused on Italy is crucial. Italy was the first country outside China to lock down. The rest of the world followed Italy’s lead.

3/5 But CCP's campaign wasn't limited to Italy. The article states that this Tweet advertising China's lockdown policy to the world is fake. It has 142,000 likes.

Tweets like this prove CCP was actively selling the world on Wuhan-style lockdowns in early March. Image
4/5 Next, if you search for the URL of that fake Tweet (https: //twitter.com/manisha_kataki/status/1238007207700180992), you'll find it retweeted by many accts around the world.

Each acct is suspicious—they Tweet incessantly about COVID until Floyd's death, then solely BLM.
5/5 The sheer scale of this operation and the number of accounts involved, and its influence around the world, is really remarkable.

Thousands of accounts tweeting incessantly about COVID hysteria, then pivoting to incessant BLM and anti-police propaganda, in every country.
6/5 The day after @paulmozur's NYT article was published, @Twitter suspended over 170,000 fake Chinese accounts.

But none of the fake accounts involved in the ring described above were suspended. This problem is much larger than Twitter acknowledges.
7/5 More than 50 NIH scientists fired due to China ties. Hundreds more under investigation.

By co-opting scientists and academics while aggressively promoting lockdowns through social media propaganda, China made lockdown pseudoscience seem sound.
8/5 Though CCP's influence operations in media, politics, and academia were surreptitious, its stance in support of global adoption of COVID lockdowns was explicit. Here is China's foreign spokesperson promoting strict social distancing among children:

9/5 In speech this morning at @HudsonInstitute, @FBI director Chris Wray says CCP specifically approached local politicians to endorse its COVID lockdowns.

10/5 "in fact, we have heard from federal, state, and even local officials that Chinese diplomats are aggressively urging support for China’s handling of the COVID-19 crisis. Yes, this is happening at both the federal and state levels."

11/5 This collage is a tiny sample of the fake accounts CCP used to popularize COVID lockdowns.

In these Tweets, CCP sends its regards to the world by denigrating every other government in the world, using many dialects, and contrasting them with its authoritarian "success." Image
12/5 These Tweets were easily identified using leads in
@paulmozur's NYT article. nytimes.com/2020/06/08/tec…

Here, hundreds of fake accounts whine about "washing their hands" while China locks down. Nearly identical Tweets are made in many languages.

fake Spanish Tweets— Image
13/5 Twitter responded the following day by saying they'd removed the 170,000 accounts in this campaign. nytimes.com/2020/06/11/tec…

But Twitter lied. These fake CCP accounts, and presumably hundreds of thousands of others, are still doing CCP's bidding.

fake French Tweets— Image
14/5 In cooperation with FBI, National Science Foundation reports between 14-18 cases of undisclosed China financial ties.

This is in addition to the 175 cases of undisclosed China financial ties earlier reported by the NIH, a much larger organization.

15/5 “Sweden—partly due to its own COVID-19 response—has been a prime target of a Chinese campaign portraying Western democracies as weak against the threat. Sweden is one of few countries that ordered no lockdown and put its faith in herd immunity.”

16/5 The fall that shut down the world.

This video of a Wuhan man “falling dead” from COVID went viral in January. Farcical, in hindsight.

17/ In CCP interview, Editor-in-Chief of Lancet praises CCP’s lockdowns:

"not only the right thing to do, but it also showed other countries how they should respond in the face of such an acute threat. So, I think we have a great deal to thank China for"
18/ @WHO was instrumental in pushing world leaders to adopt China's lockdowns and insisting lockdowns not be lifted until strict tracing criteria were met.

Bruce Aylward is the same WHO leader who disconnected a live interview when asked about Taiwan.
19/ South Dakota Governor @govkristinoem famously refused to issue a state lockdown.

Her decision didn't sit well with Beijing. CCP's army of fake accounts began filling her Twitter feed with abuse to punish her disobedience and pressure her to shut down her state. Image
20/ By contrast, the accounts heap praise on governors who tighten lockdowns, like Dan Andrews, gov of Victoria, AUS.

Andrews' long-time staffer attended a high-level CCP academy. An MP leading Andrews' Belt & Road negotiations with Beijing lauded China's handling of COVID. Image
21/ @BorisJohnson initially opted for herd immunity. But on Mar 13, four days after Italy's lockdown, CCP began storming his feed, likening his plan to genocide. These words almost never appear in his feed before Mar 12.

Tragically, the abuse worked, and UK locked down Mar 23. Image
22/ The bold-faced lie of lockdowns is "China controlled the virus." It's an obvious lie—China's data is manifestly forged. But CCP normalizes this Orwellian lie by demanding every elite publication and journal repeat it, transforming the snake oil of lockdowns into "science." Image
23/ Physicist Yaneer Bar-Yam has spent months uncritically cheerleading China's lockdowns—including CCP's genocidal lockdown in Xinjiang—and promoting China's obviously-fraudulent data.

In February, Bar-Yam launched a website recommending strict lockdowns in 18 languages. Image
24/ Hard to think of any place more ill-suited to a total lockdown than Africa, but that's exactly what CCP's fake accounts demanded of South African President @CyrilRamaphosa on March 22. The next day, they got what they wanted, and Ramaphosa announced a total lockdown. Image
25/ India is a key rival of China, so CCP disinformation there is especially nasty.

On March 23, CCP's army of fake accounts implored PM @PMOIndia to lock down India and order the army to "shoot on sight" to enforce it. The next day, Modi announced a destructive lockdown. Image
26/ On Dec 30, Li Wenliang warned friends of a new SARS-like illness in a message that went viral, causing widespread anger at CCP in China.

On Jan 7, Xi informed his innermost circle that the situation in Wuhan would require their personal supervision.
27/ Two weeks later, the CCP locked down Wuhan based on Xi's philosophy of 'fangkong,' the same hybrid of health and security policy that inspired the mass 'quarantine' of over one million Uyghurs 'infected with extremism' in reeducation camps.
28/ International COVID hysteria began two days later with a viral tweet by Eric Ding calling the coronavirus R0 'thermonuclear,' the first of many dubious tweets by the previously-unknown Ding, prompting a prominent colleague to call him a 'charlatan.'
29/ The Politburo co-opted Li Wenliang’s fame for their own ends, declaring him a national martyr and ensuring the haunting image of Li on a ventilator—which are now known to be counterproductive—was carried by every major news outlet and seared into the world's memory. Image
30/ It seems CCP didn't need to buy Bill Gates. In Gates' words:

"China, on the other hand, 'did a very good job of suppressing the virus,' thanks, in part, to the 'typical, fairly authoritarian' approach and the 'individual rights that were violated.'"
31/ The Wuhan Lab and CCP's fake "whistleblowers" hyping a "man-made super-virus" have been key psychological decoys, distracting hawkish intelligence officials and filling them with the same irrational fear that popularizes CCP's indefinite lockdowns.
32/ In its Feb 24 press conference, @WHO summarily concluded China's lockdowns "save lives" and thus began selling them to every other country, regardless of how many cases those countries had—but most Chinese cities outside Hubei stayed open.
33/ On March 15, bots began wildly sharing a YouTube video they called a "message from the future" showing Italians with "a message to themselves from 10 days prior" gaining 8,300,000 views.

It said, "the US, England, France, Spain and Germany are about 9-10 days behind Italy" Image
34/ In his viral March 10 article, Tomas Pueyo predicted:
"in 2–4 weeks, when the ENTIRE WORLD is in lockdown…"

Yet by Mar 10, the developing world had almost no cases, and @WHO hadn't declared a pandemic. But 4 weeks later, Pueyo proved "clairvoyant"—entire world in lockdown. ImageImageImageImage
35/ Chinese business leader Ren Zhiqiang was sentenced to 18 years in prison over an essay in which he demanded the truth about Xi's lockdown orders.

"Why haven’t the January 7 [Wuhan lockdown] instructions been made public, not yet even today?!"
chinadigitaltimes.net/2020/03/transl… Image
36/ The largest gift in the history of Harvard’s Chan School of Public Health came from a “pawn of the CCP” “cheerleader for a government responsible for significant humanitarian crises” through shell companies—the largest was named in the Panama Papers.
thecrimson.com/column/for-sal… Image
37/ In 2015, Xi personally visited Imperial College—the most influential and alarmist COVID modeler and "China's best academic partner"—for "new UK-China education and research collaborations" including "nanotechnology, bioengineering…and public health."
38/ Four weeks before visiting Imperial, Xi personally visited Microsoft in Seattle for a "new partnership between the University of Washington [home of IHME, second-most-influential COVID modeler] and Tsinghua University… a new model for collaboration"
washington.edu/news/2015/09/2… Image
39/ Underlying the "science" of lockdown is the concept of "asymptomatic spread"—a major departure from prior knowledge—without which the scientific case for lockdowns falls apart.

All studies showing significant asymptomatic spread have come from China.
40/ Only three sources in WHO's current COVID testing guidance discuss PCR Cycle Thresholds—all are from China and use 37 to 40 CTs.

37 to 40 is now excessive global standard producing 90% false positives per NYT—endless casedemic.
nytimes.com/2020/08/29/hea… ImageImageImageImage
41/ Christian Drosten led creation of the world's predominant COVID PCR test using "in silico (theoretical) sequences, supplied by a laboratory in China." It was accepted, without real peer review, the same day @WHO confirmed human-to-human transmission.
cormandrostenreview.com/report/ Image
42/ In Yale study on accuracy of various institutions' COVID models, Imperial College, "China's best academic partner in the west," consistently had BY FAR the largest median percent error (MAPE), driven by consistent "tendency to overestimate mortality."
medrxiv.org/content/10.110… ImageImageImage
43/ In March, @WHO released guidance recommending early "invasive mechanical ventilation" as the "first choice" for COVID patients based on "Chinese expert consensus," citing Chinese journals. Doctors abandoned this guidance after it killed thousands.
44/ Neil Ferguson reflects how China's lockdowns inspired him:

“It’s a communist one party state, we said. We couldn’t get away with it … then Italy did it. And we realised we could… If China had not done it, the year would have been very different.’”

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24 Jun
Thread - FAQs

A thread full of my answers to frequent and interesting questions about the CCP's lockdown fraud, CCP influence and my work in general. 1/
Q: How many western leaders knew about COVID and lockdowns in advance?

I think very, very few. The whole fraud was about aligning global elites’ financial and egotistical self-interest with perpetuating lockdowns—turning them into CCP assets for all intents and purposes. 2/
Q: Could lockdowns have all been caused by groupthink?

It’s possible. There’s no question groupthink is responsible for 99% of this, but it’s hard to ignore the abundant evidence of CCP influence on the world’s lockdown policies. 3/
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8 Jun
Thread - Total Number of People in US and UK Killed by Lockdowns

This is a vital number, and difficult to come by. In this analysis, I've taken excess deaths by age in the US and UK and compared to excess deaths by age in Sweden to determine total killed by lockdowns.
The first step is to determine total excess deaths by age by country for 2020. This data is surprisingly hard to come by—obscured for political reasons—but it's available in the supplements to this recent BMJ Study.

Supplements: bmj.com/content/bmj/su…
Next, since the population of the USA is about 32.1x that of Sweden, we multiply total excess deaths for each age group in Sweden by 32.1 to predict what excess deaths in the USA would have been without lockdown mandates.
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21 May

This article by Donald McNeil is solid confirmation of what many of us long suspected: national security agencies went along with lockdowns based on bad intel that COVID was a super-virus leaked from a lab.

THAT SAID, McNeil’s article is awful. 1/
McNeil’s article is everything wrong with the lab leak investigation. First, as background, McNeil is the man who wrote the first @nytimes article urging the world to copy China’s lockdowns. He’s one of the most responsible for shutting down the world. 2/
The first thing to note is that McNeil’s article, and the lab leak theory, are being wholly endorsed by Peter Hotez and other lockdown fanatics. Hotez wrote in Nature Magazine advocating treating vaccine resisters as terrorists.

Not good people. 3/
Read 15 tweets
20 May
And yet again, Leana Wen, who immigrated to the USA from China under political asylum—famous for her video advocating ongoing lockdowns solely as a "carrot" to promote vaccine uptake—continues encouraging totalitarian vaccine verification measures.
Exhibit D: Leana Wen endorses the CCP's favorite conflation of the Chinese Communist Party with China, and even Asia itself—crucial to the CCP's ability to operate above the law.
Exhibit E: Leana Wen: "It needs to be hard for people to remain unvaccinated…Mandates by workplaces, by schools, I think it will be important to say…you have to sign these forms, have to get twice weekly testing…make getting vaccinated the easy choice."
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19 May
This week's embrace by many chief lockdown supporters including @DrEricDing @MollyJongFast @DPJHodges & @chrislhayes, plus mainstream media including @washingtonpost @CNN & @60Minutes, of the narrative of UFOs and space aliens is, sadly, all too real. And sadly not surprising. 1/
The lockdown narrative is rooted in the mainstream embrace of science fiction. A super-virus so deadly it caused instant death in Wuhan (but nowhere else) until Xi’s 2-month lockdown of Wuhan eliminated it from China so we now need indefinite lockdowns. 2/
That the most vocal lockdown proponents jumped on the UFO fad reveals not only their underlying cynicism, sycophancy and contempt for their followers on which the lockdown narrative always depended, but also their loosening relationship with reality. 3/
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11 May
1/ @RandPaul is doing great work taking Fauci to task over COVID, but he's playing right into the CCP's hands with this lab narrative.

A thread on why the lab leak theory is controlled opposition, and why we need to stay focused on the lockdown fraud.
First, scary GoF lab leak stories fly in the face of the goal of ending lockdowns, and also what we now know about this virus’s IFR being 0.15%. Anti-lockdown activists who support the lab leak theory have never convincingly addressed this contradiction.
Second, virus lab leaks are not rare. Sure, maybe the virus came from a lab. But other than the “gotcha!” of proving the naysayers wrong, this means nothing, because it doesn’t prove criminality on the part of anyone except maybe a few scientists.
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