“It is obvious that Koch’s Postulates have not been satisfied in viral diseases.” -Thomas Rivers 1937 During the 2003 SARS “epidemic,” the WHO regularly announced updates about their search for the causative agent of what was claimed to be a new disease. On March 27th, 2003, they admitted that the criteria that needed to be… Continue reading Fouchier “SARS-COV-1” Paper (2003): Koch’s Postulates Fulfilled?
This is the final of the four papers used to claim that Koch’s Postulates (four logic-based criteria needed to be met in order to claim a pathogen causes disease), were fulfilled for “SARS-COV-1.” However, as in the other papers used to make this claim, the researchers fail at even fulfilling the first two Postulates. The… Continue reading Ksiazek “SARS-COV-1” Paper (2003)
The Poutanen study/report summarized the initial epidemiologic findings, clinical description, and diagnostic findings for the first probable cases of “SARS” in Canada. This paper was used along with three others as evidence that “SARS-COV-1” fulfilled Koch’s Postulates, a series of four logical requirements developed by Robert Koch in 1890 that were agreed upon by the… Continue reading Poutanen “SARS-COV-1” Paper (2003)
Christian Drosten, a German virologist who helped to create the problematic “SARS-COV-2” PCR test without ever actually seeing a “virus,” was also heavily involved in the original “SARS-COV-1” discovery process. In fact, Drosten was instrumental in setting up the molecular virology methods used today to claim the discovery of novel “viruses” based on genome sequences… Continue reading Drosten “SARS-COV-1” Paper (2003)
On November 16, 2002, the first case of an atypical pneumonia was reported in Guangdong province in the southern part of China. It wasn’t until nearly 4 months later on March 12th, 2003 that the WHO announced a global alert about a severe pneumonia affecting parts of Asia. On March 24th, 2003, a CDC laboratory… Continue reading J.S.M. Peiris “SARS-COV-1” Paper (2003)