1/ @WHO published current COVID testing guidance on March 19.
apps.who.int/iris/bitstream…

Only two sources in WHO's guidance discuss PCR Cycle Thresholds, both are from China and use CT from 37 to 40.

37 to 40 is now standard driving the case-demic, per NYT:
nytimes.com/2020/08/29/hea…
2/ First source cited in @WHO's COVID testing guidance:
ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/P…

Second source cited in @WHO's testing guidance (PCR cycle thresholds in appendices):
nejm.org/doi/10.1056/NE…
3/ So that's the banal story of how the excessive 37 to 40 cycle thresholds became global standard for COVID PCR testing, driving the case-demic. China's numbers 37 to 40 were simply the only ones included in @WHO's global testing recommendations.
nytimes.com/2020/08/29/hea…
4/ The author of this @nytimes article must know the reason every COVID lab is conducting PCR tests at 37 to 40 cycle thresholds is because of WHO guidance based on two studies from China. Yet, the article never mentions @WHO or China.

Why is that?
nytimes.com/2020/08/29/hea…

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10 Nov
1/ Tom Frieden is another prominent advocate of COVID lockdowns with strong, long-time ties to China, who has spent most of 2020 praising China's lockdowns while disparaging the United States.
2/ Frieden is also a fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, one of America's most elite and well-funded foreign-policy think tanks, notorious for long advocating friendly relations with China.
3/ For example, a quick review of top donors to the Council on Foreign Relations shows a nexus with the board of Tsinghua University, Xi Jinping's alma mater.


Overlap: Paulson, Dimon, Greenberg, Schwarzman, Fink, Muhtar Kent, etc.
cfr.org/sites/default/…
Read 4 tweets
4 Nov
1/ THREAD – THE WORLD ACCORDING TO XI

“The most benign possible explanation for the CCP’s campaign for global lockdowns is that the party aggressively promoted the same lie internationally as domestically”

I don’t believe that explanation.
tabletmag.com/sections/news/…
2/ I doubt the CCP really knew how well its lockdown psyop would work, but everything about its response suggests the lockdowns were part of a larger plan. This was Xi’s plan to make the world China, and what the world would look like if he had his way.
3/ Intellectuals forewarned of tyrants using disease:
"if crime and disease are to be regarded as the same thing, it follows that any state of mind which our masters choose to call ‘disease’ can be treated as crime; and compulsorily cured" - CS Lewis 1948
classic.austlii.edu.au/au/journals/Re…
Read 49 tweets
2 Nov
1/ Thread – “The Hammer and Dance”

On March 18, the German government circulated a CONFIDENTIAL strategy paper referring to the strategy of strict social distancing as the “Hammer and Dance.” The paper was later leaked to a whistleblower website.
abgeordnetenwatch.de/blog/informati…
2/ Anti-lockdown activists likely recall the term “Hammer and Dance” from CCP shill Tomas Pueyo’s viral March 19 article, which appeared one day AFTER Germany’s CONFIDENTIAL strategy paper was circulated on March 18.
3/ The term “Hammer and Dance” or “Hammer and the Dance” was never used before March 19.
trends.google.com/trends/explore…

trends.google.com/trends/explore…

Neither “Hammer and Dance” nor “Hammer and the Dance” appear on Twitter in the disease context before March 19.
twitter.com/search?q=(%22h…
Read 7 tweets
31 Oct
THREAD
1/ This is the question that keeps me up at night. The total failure of the intelligence community to connect China with lockdowns is the most devastating part of this story. I can only speculate as to several explanations, roughly in order of least-to-most concerning:
1. They just don’t know.

Immersed in our anti-lockdown community, it’s easy to forget how niche we are. Intel officials have expressed great interest in my work—it’s meant in part as a tip for them. So intelligence agencies may just not know yet.
2. The cleverness of the lab as decoy.

The CCP has deliberately funded rumors that COVID is a super-brain-eating-bio-weapon, mostly to discredit intelligence officials. Based on my interactions with intelligence folks, this decoy has been very effective.
Read 12 tweets
24 Oct
1/ Last month, it was widely reported that Chinese business leader Ren Zhiqiang was given an 18-year sentence for calling Xi Jinping a "clown."

That's not what happened.

Ren was given an 18-year sentence because he wanted the truth about Xi's lockdowns.
nytimes.com/2020/09/22/wor…
2/ In his essay, Ren was disgusted with Xi's COVID response:

"Trying to cover up the true facts with various 'great achievements,' as if this epidemic began with your written instructions on January 7."

Jan 7 was the day Xi authorized Wuhan's lockdown.
nytimes.com/2020/02/15/wor…
3/ Ren continues: "Why haven’t the January 7 instructions been made public, not yet even today?! How were various national-level meetings able to gather after January 7? Why are you still traveling abroad? Why did you celebrate Spring Festival in Yunnan?…
chinadigitaltimes.net/2020/03/transl…
Read 7 tweets
22 Oct
1/ In his viral March 10 article, Tomas Pueyo predicted:
"in 2–4 weeks, when the ENTIRE WORLD is in lockdown… people won't criticize"

As of March 10:

-India, population 1,384,000,000. Cases: 62

-Pakistan, pop. 222,000,000. Cases: 19

-Bangladesh, pop. 165,000,000. Cases: 3
2/ As of March 10, when Pueyo predicted the whole world would soon be "in lockdown"…

-Brazil, population 213,000,000. Cases: 34

-Mexico, pop. 129,000,000. Cases: 7

-Argentina, pop. 45,000,000. Cases: 19

-Peru, pop. 33,000,000. Cases: 11

-Colombia, pop. 51,000,000. Cases: 3
3/ As of March 10, when Pueyo predicted the whole world would soon be "in lockdown"…

-Nigeria, population 207,000,000. Cases: 2

-South Africa, pop. 59,000,000. Cases: 7

-Uganda, pop. 46,000,000. Cases: 0

-Kenya, pop. 54,000,000. Cases: 0
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