The Trout in the Milk
When I spoke to Poornima Wagh last week, a claimed double Ph.D., she didn't know that there were multiple versions of SARS-CoV-2 in the genetic libraries. There are currently 12 million of them.
Dear Friend and Reader:
Thoreau once said that some circumstantial evidence is compelling — such as when you find a trout in the milk.
Poornima Wagh is not merely claiming she attended the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) and did not get a degree, as some suggest is possible.
She is saying she received two simultaneous Ph.D.s in just four years, based on one thesis — an academic impossibility. (She purportedly did this while working full-time elsewehre.) There is no trace of them anywhere inside or outside her claimed institution. She claims credentials she does not have, and did not claim to have until as recently as this year.
But most incredibly, she claimed to not know — as of last week — that there were multiple versions of the SARS-CoV-2 genomes in existence. Six different ones were used to create the WHO test design, and there were 28 on record as of early 2020.
Old-school investigative reporting. Worth reading — and worth supporting.
Claims Faculty Manipulation in her Doctoral Exam
She also said that a faculty member “pulled strings” to get her her doctorates. That alone would be an academic scandal. Further, she says that her study disproved the existence of Malaria and further proved that it was a vitamin deficiency — which would overturn half of the curriculum of her claimed institution.
She should publish that dissertation — it would surely save lives.
On Thursday, September 1, the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) confirmed with me: “Nobody with the last name Wagh, including as part of a hyphenated surname or as part of a surname containing the letters in that order, has obtained a degree from this institution.”
To those who state there is some kind of conspiracy to delete her records, then “Dr. Wagh” can easily produce her diplomas, her thesis or her transcript if she has them.
The world is waiting.
The FBI Ate Her Homework, and Then Her Teacher Died
Wagh is special as she asserts a double doctorate from LSHTM, and NIH (United States federal government) affiliation — the area where Anthoni Fauci serves as well. He currently leads one of the institutes — the one that would have given its approval, as SARS-CoV-2 is an “infectious disease.”
She claims to have personally proved the nonexistence of the virus from an astounding 1,500 samples of lung lavage from “covid positive” pneumonia patients (of which she claims that 756 were analyzed) in the United States— and to have written a scientific paper about this that she will not produce.
If it exists, this study would rise to the top of the list of the most famous papers in all of virology.
Then she says her backing data were taken away by the FBI even though she was proceeding under NIH go-ahead. She further asserts that the principal investigator on the study has mysteriously turned up dead in Costa Rica — which she learned last week. But she will not reveal the name of this person.
Says CDC’s Robert Redfield Tried to Shut her Down
If all of this is not a tall enough tale, Wagh claimed to have spoken to then-CDC director Robert Redfield personally, whom she said in one interview ordered her to quash the results other study “proving" non-isolation.
Then top presenters such as Dr. Lee Merritt and independent filmmaker Regis Tremblay ran her up the flagpole unquestioned, and nobody in a position scientific authority points out the gross errors in her statements. Then they don’t retract her broadcasts. Merritt is even defending her. Neither have retracted their videos.
This story is about standards and practices in the new media as much as anything. And it’s a study in how gullible the public is, particularly the “covid truth” movement.
Admits Ignorance of Multiple ‘SARS-CoV-2’ Sequences
Regarding her “scientific" assertions, the opinions of a scientist are not the findings of science. All scientists must present their data if their claims are to be accepted. That is the whole point of science.
Apart from any specific and unverifiable experiment she claims to have conducted, let’s consider just one detail that is verifiable.
In our discussion on Friday, Aug. 26, 2022, Wagh — while claiming to be an accredited virologist and infectious disease specialist — said this was the first time she was hearing that there were multiple in silico sequences of SARS-CoV-2 ! In late 2022!
She said she thought there was only "Patient Zero” (the term for the first claimed AIDS patient, and who died in 1984). And Patient Zero, about whom she admits she knows nothing, is what she claims she was trying to match against in her experiment on 756 lavage samples.
She had no idea there were multiples even though she claimed to be using the Blast database, where most of them are! She did not know the accession number of the virus she was trying to replicate.
Corman and Drosten used Six Sequences in January 2020
Drs. Victor Corman and Christian Dosten in their now discredited Jan. 23, 2020 Eurosurveillance paper establishing the World Health Organization’s PCR assay (the Corman-Drosten paper) said they used six in silico sequences to design their PCR assay.
Like it or not, it is one of the most famous papers in the history of virology, and it was world famous out of the gate. It claimed the reality of the pandemic and established the world’s first publicly available PCR assay for SARS-CoV-2. It was a matter of international public record.
In fact by that same week (the last week in January 2020) there were at least 28 in silico sequences of “SARS-CoV-2” documented. Today there are 12 million versions of in silico "SARS-CoV-2” transcripts deposited into genetic libraries.
This is the whole problem. There is no original to match against — and everyone knows this — except for Poornima Wagh.
In the original version of this article, I said that the Corman-Drosten paper proved the reality of the pandemic when it only claimed to. That paper has since been discredited as a work of scientific fraud by an independent peer review team.
You may read more about it and other important late 2020 developments here.
Even if She is a Scientist, She is a Disgrace
Someone claiming to be working as a virus investigator — tasked with finding the particle — under the authority of the federal government — says she not only did not know that at the time of her experiment; she did not now it in late 2022.
She admitted openly that she heard about multiple versions of in silico sequences from me — for the first time, last week. She thought there was just one, on the day there were 12 million.
She claims to have been a lab technician and does not know the difference between lavage fluid and supernatant. She gets her facts wrong on the very basics of the sequencing process. She thinks you can see the little flecks of RNA floating around in the sample. She is grossly ignorant of the facts of her own profession.
This is all like someone getting on TV claiming to be an orthopedics expert and boldly stating that the femur is in the elbow — or that there are 16 bones in each foot — one for each toe. It’s like a sportscaster claiming the New York Yankees scored a touchdown.
It’s a lot worse than that.
Eric F. Coppolino
FULL JOURNALISTIC BIO
Eric Francis Coppolino is in his 39th year of exposing scientific fraud and corporate crime. He is a specialist in mass poisoning incidents and associated lawsuits.
He is the founder and editor of Covid19 News, and the author of the Covid Chronology, a day-by-day account of lockdowns and claimed pandemic back to 2006. He hosts Planet Waves FM on the Pacifica Network and has covered covid every day for the past 916 days.
He began his investigative career at age 19 as a student journalist exposing New York State’s plan to re-habitate the contaminated Love Canal Neighborhood in Niagara Falls, NY, where 750 homes and two elementary schools were built on and around 23,000 tons of chemical and nuclear waste.
His later investigations have focused on the manufactures of industrial toxins — PCBs, dioxins and herbicides focusing on GE, Monsanto, Westinghouse, the U.S. EPA, the FDA and the New York State Department of Health.
His investigative journalism has been published by Sierra Magazine, The Ecologist, The Village Voice, the Las Vegas Sun and many other newspapers and magazines. He has also written for the New York Daily News, the London Daily Mirror and Daily Mail; and The New York Times has done several articles about his journalistic efforts exposing toxins.
He has written for the media criticism journals Extra! (published by Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting, or FAIR) and Lies of our Times. Early in his career, he served as the editor of Health Professions Report, and of the New York Education Law Report.
He is accredited by the International Federation of Journalists, the National Union of Journalists, and the Pacifica Network; and in the past has been accredited by the European Union (at the presidential level) and the New York State Capital.