A little knowledge is dangerous, but Plandemic a 26-minute film that does almost everything wrong with the corona virus and how to protect yourself can be fatal.
Plandemic a documentary film that interviewed Dr. Judy Mikovits, a scientist previously best known for withdrawing a scientific article on chronic fatigue syndrome in 2011 . was snapped by YouTube and Facebook, but not before more than 25 million engagements were made on both platforms.
Unfortunately, from the question of whether masks and flu vaccines are the real killers to the cause of the virus plundering something that science is still unable to do responsibly: It only delivers in an uncertain time certain answers ̵
"The virus is really stressful because we can't see it. We don't know if we have been exposed, we don't know where it is," said Brian Houston, director of the Disaster and Community Crisis Center at the University of Missouri: "Conspiracy theories provide security, and this makes some people feel much better in the situation."
However, if up to 25 million people are given the wrong information during the worst public health crisis in a hundred years, people can be injured or worse, let's expose five of the most dangerous lies.
Claim: Judy Mikovits is one of the GOAT scientists.
Truth: Judy Mikovits, unlike the country's leading epidemiologists and health officials, is misleading basic scientific facts.  In the first minute of the film, the narrator says: "Dr. Judy Mikovits was one of the most experienced female scientists of her generation. “This is probably the first and last time that it was called that.
While we can argue all day over who is the reigning GOAT scientist – Tu Youyou, Jane Goodall and Terence Tao have to be in conversation – there is no doubt that Mikovits doesn't even play on the JV team since her only remarkable achievement was withdrawn because "poor quality control" and the fact that her team's results could not be repeated by other laboratories.
The messenger's credibility is important here: Plandemic urges us to put our trust in Mikovits and to ignore the evidence of leading epidemiologists, infectious disease researchers and public health experts who are involved in the rescue the world, as well as the guidelines of the Centers for Disease Control and the Food and Drug Administration.
But you probably shouldn't. I don't even trust Mikovits to teach you for AP Biology, as she says in the documentation that "there is currently no vaccine planned for a working RNA virus," although there are vaccines against RNA viruses such as rabies [ Ebola and Measles, mumps and rubella .
Claim: Wearing a mask gives you the corona virus.
Truth: Wearing a mask can contribute to the asymptomatic spread of the virus.
Mikovits tells us that “wearing the mask literally activates your own virus. You get sick from your own reactivated coronavirus terms, and if it happens to be SARS-CoV-2, you have a big problem. “
It is difficult to disprove that masks do not reactivate coronavirus expressions. since none other than Mikovits seems to know what coronavirus "expressions" are.
Since April 3, the CDC has advised everyone to wear a mask in public, which is a departure from the original instructions from the CDC General Surgeon and WHO . The logic is that we don't know who is asymptomatic because we don't have widespread and quick tests. So we should pretend we have the virus and we don't know it. According to one estimate, 25 percent of all infections are caused by people who do not know they have them. Masks are less about protecting us from other people than it is about protecting others from us.
But the Plandemic conspiracy theory exploits people who are understandably confused about the changing advice on masks. "Scientists need to base their recommendations on the best evidence currently available, but in a situation like this where so much is unknown, this evidence can shift," said Emily Vraga, associate professor at the Hubbard School of Journalism and Mass Communication the University of Minnesota.
In contrast to evidence-based guidelines, conspiracy theories never change. “Conspiracy theories explain things with absolute certainty. They never come back and say that they were wrong, ”said Houston.
But to say that you are wrong is something that responsible scientists and even mature children do when they engage in what is called “learning” and “trying to save lives”.
Claim: Flu vaccines cause COVID-19
Truth: COVID-19 is not the same as seasonal flu and the seasonal flu vaccine never contains corona viruses.
"The game is to prevent therapies until everyone is infected and advance vaccination, knowing that flu vaccines will increase the chance of getting COVID-19 by 36%," says Mikovits.
Mikovits, who denies being an anti-vaccine ("Oh, absolutely not," she replies when asked in the movie) speculates in the document that mandatory vaccines would "kill millions" and cites a military Study on whether flu vaccines cause other diseases.
But this study, which you can read here ] reported that "vaccinated personnel had no significant chance of developing respiratory illnesses" and only showed an association with coronaviruses that cause colds, not with the novel coronavirus, that caused COVID-19.
Since our safest way to stop COVID-19 is a vaccine, we have to take conspiracy theories very seriously, try to keep people from getting it. "There is increasing evidence that the anti-vaccine movement could contribute to conspiracy theories about COVID-19," said Vraga.
Claim: COVID-19 was made in a laboratory like Nuclear Man If you saw in Superman IV that
truth: COVID-19 came from nature.
While Mikovits does not say that the virus was created on purpose, she says: “This family of viruses has been manipulated and examined in a laboratory where the animals were brought to the laboratory, and this has been done intentionally or not intentionally released. “
But already in March, researchers published that examined the genetics of the novel corona virus . otherwise in Nature . The scientists tested COVID-19 against traits of other naturally occurring coronaviruses. "Our analysis clearly shows that SARS-CoV-2 is not a laboratory construct or an intentionally manipulated virus," they concluded.
However, the conspiracy theory is easier to believe because we are more familiar with action films than diagrams rather than functional polybasic cleavages. "The elements of conspiracy theories are also elements of other genres like mysteries and thrillers or soap operas," said Mark Fenster, professor of law at the UF and author of conspiracy theories: secrecy and power in American culture .  The conspiracy theory is also easier to endure than accepting the cold indifference of nature. "I think it is more comforting for some people to think that there is a human agent responsible for chaos and suffering than the alternative explanation: bad things happen in life and we will never be able to change that," said Joshua Hart, an associate professor of psychology at Union College.
Claim: Open the beaches, the healing beaches.
Truth: Crowded beaches can accelerate the spread of the disease.
"Why should you close the beach? ”Mikovits is amazed. "You have sequences in the ground, in the sand. They have healing microbes in the ocean in salt water. This is insane."
Although it is unclear which healing sequences or microbes Mikovits alludes to, it is clear that in early March more than three dozen people attended the Miami Beach Winter Party Festival after reported symptoms or a positive test for COVID-19. If thirty-eight sounds like a small number, do the math: people infected with coronavirus infect between two and three others … infecting two or three others … infecting two or three others Many beaches in Alabama, California, Florida, New Jersey and Texas have closed to promote life-saving social detachment efforts and those that are reopening , have specific distancing guidelines.
But even if we all agree that social distancing is more important than a lazy day on Beach, to prevent people from dying lonely and struggling to breathe for two weeks. We can only continue to fire the fire of the conspiracy theory.
"Conspiracies can be easily made if there are areas of mass consensus," said Jennifer M. Grygiel, assistant professor of communication at Syracuse University. And that's the dangerous thing about a film like Plandemic . The more we all agree that it's wrong, the more some will see it's right – unless the consequences for your health are far more serious than if you think Epstein killed himself.