There was no immediate link when I began to investigate the Wuhan and Ebrahimi stories. Perhaps the first time that I considered both at the same time was around January 28th when Craig offered to fly me out from Florida to the University of Victoria so I could view the rocks up close. It's a very long trip and the last time (a year earlier) that I flew coast to coast from Oakland to Orlando I picked up a virus and was sick for weeks. During our phone call I wasn't yet concerned about getting the Wuhan virus in the plane, but I was concerned about the flu and about possibly picking up an extraterrestrial virus if I got too close to his specimens. When Craig described his rocks he said they contained embryos, reptiles and human-like faces. He told me that he ate some of one, went temporarily bald three days later, and began to feel like a superman. He thought the rocks had pharmaceutical properties that were worth billions of dollars. None of it seemed believable. I've been to Victoria before. It's a nice town, but in January my home in Cape Canaveral is a lot more to my taste in terms of climate and I wasn't enthusiastic about flying so far to see what was likely just an exaggeration
Despite my reluctance to fly out there, I told Craig that he might have uncovered a biological hazard. What I worried about was a pandemic like the Wuhan coronavirus, and now we have it. But not until late March, 2020 did I begin to suspect that Craig might be Patient Zero for Wuhan. I then organized all his 48 e-mails and a huge number of attachments into a folder and begun a detailed review on March 31, 2020. The first significant item found (see Figure 4 below) is a description of the first meteorite, written not by Craig, but by Dr. Elaine Humphrey at the University of Victoria. Note her conclusion that the rock is of lunar origin and has cold temperature properties that are hard to explain. As will be discussed below, water condensation associated with the main sample may indicate the presence of viruses on it. Craig sent me an article about it on January 28, 2020, but I don't yet know when it was published originally by Dr. Humphrey.
Notes for Figure 1: (1) The reference to Dr. Elanin is likely a typo mistake. Craig is probably referring to Dr. Elaine Humphrey.
(2) The axis term is a transliteration of Wickramasing rather than Wickramasinghe. However, when I put the full last name Wickramasinghe into Google translates at https://translate.google.com/#view=home&op=translate&sl=iw&tl=en&text=Wickramasinghe with the full Wickramasinghe on both sides in English and then listened to its pronunciation it turned out the letters h and e at the end are silent. Google read the named as Wickramasing and that is the transliteration shown as the axis term.
STATISTICAL SIGNIFICANCE OF FIGURE 1. First of all it needs to be understood that Figure 1 is based on an assumption that Dr. Wickramasinghe is guilty of stealing Craig's samples rather than losing them by theft after he failed to secure them properly. Further it is assumed that by dealing falsely with the world about the nature of Craig's find, he is in some way guilty of slaying many people - tens of thousands now, and perhaps millions to come. However, like everyone else, he is entitled as to his day in court. While the statistics on the matrix are not real evidence, the e-mails and press clipping are real evidence. So why include the matrix at all? It's included to get a picture of what is encoded as going on with respect to Dr. Wickramasinghe. While the copies of his e-mails give a precise picture of what this guy had to say, the matrix gives more of a portrait of what he is about, and it's a portrait that is in some way restricted by the need of the Torah Code or its Author to encode everything else that He wanted us to know about an almost infinitely large number of topics. This matrix is not designed to give us a definite answer. Rather, it is intended to show DoD and UK MoD an idea of whether this guy merits a closer look. With this in mind, the most significant a priori term found was HE SLEW (really, AND HE SLEW HIS BROTHER). Against odds of about 160 to 1 it crosses and shares a letter gimel with WICKRAMASING.
Second in significance is the phrase (found four times in Torah) IN THE END OF DAYS. While this mght not be the end, it has that feeling. The entire world is infected, shutting dowm, and leaving us without anywhere to escape to. Governments are not telling us the truth. This phrase was found against odds of about 80 to 1. The word for THIEF is found twice in the open text and once at an ELS going through and sharing a letter gimiel with AND HE SLEW HIS BROTHER and with WICKRAMASING. Odds against finding one THIEF in the open text were about 12.3 to 1. WAR was found in the open text against odds of about 9.3 to 1. Not only are we at war with the virus, but the virus has infected two aircraft carriers. Capt. Brett Crozier of the USS Theodore Roosevelt was fired. His ship is now docked in Guam.There are also two cases of the Wuhan on our other aircraft carrier in the Pacific - The Ronald Reagan stuck in Tokyo. It is also slowing the producting of a new Chinese aicraft carrier in Wuhan. VIRUS is at an ELS against odds of about 3.9 to 1. Overall, the odds against finding this matrix were about 5,852,461 to 1.
Books by Dr. Wickramasinghe show that this guy likely had more motivation than anyone else to earth to steal these samples:
Interstellar Grains (Chapman & Hall, London, 1967)
Light Scattering Functions for Small Particles with Applications in Astronomy (J. Wiley, 1973)
Solid-State Astrophysics (ed. with D.J. Morgan) D. Reidel Co., 1975
Interstellar Matter (with F.D. Khan & P.G. Mezger) Swiss Astron.Soc., 1974
Cosmic Laboratory (University College, Cardiff Press, 1975)
Lifecloud: The Origin of Life in the Galaxy (with Fred Hoyle) J.M. Dent, Lond., 1978
Diseases from Space (with Fred Hoyle) J.M. Dent, Lond., 1979
Origin of Life (with Fred Hoyle) University College Cardiff Press, 1979
Space Travellers: The Bringers of Life (with Fred Hoyle) University College Cardiff Press, 1981
Evolution from Space (with Fred Hoyle), J.M. Dent, 1981
Is Life an Astronomical Phenomenon? University College Cardiff Press, 1982
Why Neo Darwinism Does Not Work (with Fred Hoyle), University College Cardiff Press, 1982
Proofs that Life is Cosmic (with Fred Hoyle), Inst. of Fund.Studies, Sri Lanka, Mem, No. 1, 1982
From Grains to Bacteria (with Fred Hoyle), University College Cardiff Press, 1984
Fundamental Studies and the Future of Science (editor), University College Cardiff Press, 1984
Living Comets (with Fred Hoyle), University College Cardiff Press, 1985
Archaeopteryx, the Primordial Bird (with Fred Hoyle), Christopher Davies, Swansea, 1986
Life on Mars: The Case for a Cosmic Heritage (with Fred Hoyle), Clinical Press, Bristol, 1997
Cosmic Dragons: Life and Death on Our Planet, Souvenir Press Ltd, London, 2001
Fred Hoyle’s Universe (ed. with G. Burbidge and J. Narlikar) Kluwer Academic Publ, 2003
Comets and the Origin of Life (with J. Wickramasinghe and W. Napier), World Scientific Publ., 2010
A Journey with Fred Hoyle, World Scientific Publ, 2005 (2nd ed. with foreword by Lord Tanlaw, 2013)
Additional Selected Publications of Dr. Wickramasinghe - See the end of this article
INTERVIEWS WITH WICKRAMASINGHE ABOUT THE CORONAVIRUS. On the night of April 5, 2020 I found several interview of Dr. Wickramasinghe on the topic of the coronavirus. I copied the first one from The Cosmic Tusk onto this article below before I had a chance to read it. I also added a warning at the end of the article asking for the Government to pick this guy up for immediate intense questioning. Having said that as I read through what is posted below I will make comments in a dark blue font where necessary. As I see information that isn't worth repeating I'll delete it and just leave a note in dark blue about how many lines were deleted. Credits will be added as necessary. The aim is to get the vital information out fast, and worry about the fancy editing later.
3/28/2020 PROFOUND Brothers of the Serpent podcast with Chandra Wickramasinge.
On November 25th, 2019, Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe made the following stark warning, weeks before the coronavirus emerged.
On the basis of this data, there appears to be a prima facie case for expecting new viral strains to emerge over the coming months and so it would be prudent for Public Health Authorities the world over to be vigilant and prepared for any necessary action. We need hardly to be reminded that the spectre of the 1918 devastating influenza pandemic stares us in the face from across a century.
ROFFMAN COMMENT: This was a bit over a month after a large fireball exploded over Songyuan in Jilin provence in northeast China on October 11, 2019, but no fragments were found from it. It's not likely that he could make this prediction without having a sample. I contend that he had the same sample that Craig and Dr. Humprey sent him. This is all that he had to work with.
Chandra Wickramasinghe, Current Science, November 25, 2019 [See published notification “Space Weather and pandemic warnings?“]
More intriguing is the discovery of bacteria and microbes in unlikely places, such as the stratosphere, 30 to 40 kilometres above the surface of the planet, and more excitingly on the outside of the International Space Station. In the case of the ISS, contamination has been ruled out and the physics suggests that it is not possible for the microbes to have been lofted up from the earth’s surface.
“Viruses, ET and the octopus from space: the return of panspermia,” Stephen Fleischfresser, Cosmos, April 24, 2019
Wickramasinghe is an internationally respected Sri Lankan polymathmatical scientist in his 81st year, who has maintained since his days at Cambridge in the early 1970’s that viruses transit more or less constantly to earth from space and infect our planet’s fauna.
Over the course of the next thirty years Chandra and his dearest friend, the late Sir Fred Hoyle, engaged in an historically significant scientific disagreement with consensus 20th century astronomical, biological and medical opinion. Their evidence for “Panspermia” and disease from space was mocked, their ideas actively suppressed, and their peers abandoned them without responsibly reviewing their work.
Fortunately for the planet Hoyle and Wickramasinghe did not bend to consensus, and published more than 70 papers concerning Panspermia and disease from space in Nature and other journals. None of these articles were adequately refuted or their evidence enthusiastically researched, only mocked and derided.
Well accepted mainstream evidence in support of the ability of life to sustain in and be transmitted from space has grown exponentially since the ancient controversy. For instance, here is biological scum collected from the surface of the International Space Station.
Despite the new evidence their predictions are now forgotten.
Let me be clear: Sir Fred Hoyle and Professor Chandra Wickramasinghe are scientists — not “pseudoscientists,” as libeled by Space.com on March 19th. Fred Hoyle was knighted by Queen Elizabeth for his astronomical contributions and science communication. Wickramasinghe has maintained a lifetime of distinguished global professorships and has continued to publish evidence for disease from space for fifty years, despite being branded a heretic:
ROFFMAN COMMENT: 16 LINES DELTED BECAUSE THEY WERE REDUNDANT FOR HIS CREDENTIALS.
On November 25th, 2019, Dr. Wickramasinghe specifically warned us the Pandemic was coming. After corresponding regularly for two months on Coronavirus, Chandra shared this paper with the Tusk this week in an email, attached without comment as an aside. I suppose he considered it irrelevant right now.
But Chandra’s spot-on warning is relevant. Heretics deserve vindication and Chandra is right. “Superspreaders” and “Community Transmission” are bullshit. These assumptions are unscientific “patches” to the current failed paradigm of virology, akin to “spirits” invoked in medieval times to explain what seemed inexplicable.
In light of this information, there may be very relevant and inexpensive mitigation measures such as widespread outdoor spray disinfection, which deserve reevaluation. Spraying public areas is well underway in many nations, but may be underappreciated as a control measure as the trillions of virus makes “in-fall” from the Troposphere in winter months. For instance, South Korea apparently has a comprehensive spray program, but none is underway in the United States.
ROFFMAN COMMENT: The claim that South Korea was sprayed because of an October, 2019 comet needs to be verified.
But even if it is too late to address this particular scourge in light of the truth, the critical mass of public interest necessary for the public and gatekeepers to finally listen to Wickramasinghe may be at hand. The readers of this post (thank you my friend Graham Hancock) could assist immediately in the re-consideration of this important idea by posting, sharing, liking, and tweeting this interesting science. Perhaps the information will go viral.
ROFFMAN COMMENT: On 12/10/2018 Graham Hancock is discussed on this site on my article Did the Ark Go To Ethiopia via Egypt? My overall impression of his conclusion was not positive.
I apologize for the long-winded introduction and hope you enjoy the wisdom of Dr. Chandra Wickramasinghe below. This exchange will be updated periodically with additional questions and answers as things develop.
Viruses, ET and the octopus from space: the return of panspermia
Previous Tusk posts concerning Wickramasinghe
Three recent Wickramasinghe publications on Coronavirus from space
Click “Research” tab here for bibliography and links to peer-reviewed papers
“No, the coronavirus didn’t come from outer space. We promise.” Chelsea Gohd, Space.Com, March 16, 2020
Protest letter to Space.com
Q&A with Professor Chandra Wickramasignhe
Initial questions answered on February 11, 2020.
Q: Dr. C, thank you for joining us here at the Tusk. Do you believe person-to-person viral transmission occurs with Coronavirus or other viruses? If the infection comes from space, how do you account for the “close quarters” effect where infection rates run so much higher on cruise ships and such?
It appears that this new virus can be infective only on very close contact. The many cases occurring simultaneously on cruise ships or chalets in ski resorts can be explained if clouds carrying the virus come down in local regions. As for freak “superspreaders” this is a myth based on ignorance. If a group of people were exposed to a cloud of the virus and became simultaneously infected from a non-human environmental source of any kind, there would be a dispersion in the times before illness shows up. That is to say the incubation period would have statistical spread, so one case will appear first. To crown him/her a superspreader with a mysterious power is akin to a medieval myth (explained in the attached article).
This idea was first discussed scientifically by the late Sir Fred Hoyle and me in two books – Diseases from Space (1979) and Evolution from Space (1980). Here we introduced the theory that comets carry bacteria and viruses and that impacts by comets were important for both the beginning of life on Earth and for its further evolution. The first point to make is that the standard view that life originates spontaneously on Earth in a primordial soup or in deep sea thermal vents has no evidence whatsoever to support it. Every experiment that has been done to demonstrate this possibility has been a dismal failure over more than 50 years. The molecular complexity of life – the information content of life – is of an exceedingly specific kind and is superastronomical in quantity, and so the origin of life could not have happened on Earth. A few years ago the very oldest evidence of microbial life on Earth was discovered in rocks dated 4300 million years ago – and this was at a time when the Earth was being relentlessly pounded by comet and asteroid impacts. So there is little doubt now that life on Earth came from impacting comets, and the subsequent evolution of life happened against the backdrop of new bacteria and viruses being introduced via comets, adding new potential for evolution. It is this potential for evolution with new cosmic genes against which Darwinian evolution takes place. So there is no doubt cosmic viruses are in our genes. And this is the reason that new viruses coming from space today can relate to evolved life forms like ourselves.
Q: There is, to say the least, a lot of research and brain power being applied globally to Coronavirus. What are all those big brains and esteemed virologists missing in the data?
It is only relatively recently that scientists have been able to fully grasp the enormous magnitude of the microbial and viral content of the terrestrial biosphere. We now know that a typical liter of surface seawater contains at least 10 billion microbes as well as some 100 billion viruses—the vast majority of which remain unidentified and characterized to date (See here.) Two years ago an international group of scientists collected bacteria and viruses that fell through the rarefied atmosphere near the 4000 meter peaks of the Sierra Nevada mountains of Spain. They arrived at an astonishing tally of some 800 million viruses per square metre per day and an associated slightly smaller tally of bacteria – all of which would of course ultimately fall to the Earth’s surface (eg. Reported here). The assumption normally made is that all such viruses and bacteria necessarily originate on the Earth’s surface and are swept upwards in air currents. But in such a model many horrendous difficulties associated with the upward transport processes of bacteria and viruses are ignored. I think a significant fraction of this vast number of falling microbes must actually originate outside the terrestrial biosphere and come from cometary sources – viruses and bacteria that are expelled from comets.
Further evidence comes from sampling the stratosphere for its bacterial and viral content. By sampling the stratosphere at a height of 41 km, using equipment carried using balloons already in 2002 we arrived at an estimated in-fall from this height of 20-200 million bacteria per square meter per day, and 10 to 100 times more viruses, falling downwards to the Earth. These are facts that cannot be ignored, but all too often they are! So, if we take into account all the facts available to date we cannot avoid the conclusion that vast numbers of bacteria and viruses continue to fall through the Earth’s atmosphere, and it seems inevitable that a significant fraction is of external origin.
Q: How are comets and their debris stream meteor showers related to the hypothesis?
Comets have of course been regarded with fear by many ancient cultures. Almost without exception comets have been thought to be bad omens – bringers of pestilence and death. The evidence for comets being implicated in the origin of life and also of diseases on Earth was intensely controversial when these ideas were first proposed. Now there is a growing consensus that comets are in some way be connected to the origin of life. But most people are still fearful about going any further. But facts tell us a different story. If one looks at all the available facts on epidemics throughout history, comets and epidemics appear to be causally linked.
Stories of the sudden spread of plagues and pestilences punctuate human history throughout the millennia. The various epidemics, scattered through history and throughout the world often bear little or no resemblance one to another. But they share a common feature. They often affect entire cities, countries or even widely separated parts of the Earth in a matter of days or weeks.
The Greek Historian Thucydides describes one such epidemic – the plague of Athens of 429 BC thus:
“It is said to have begun in that part of Ethiopia above Egypt….On the city of Athens it fell suddenly, and first attacked the men in Piraeus; so that it was even reported by them that the Peloponnesians had thrown poison into the cisterns…..”
This event from Classical Greece bears striking similarities to the modern events relating to the outbreak of the corona virus in China. Thucydides writes that many families were simultaneously struck by a disease with a combination of symptoms hitherto unknown. The idea of an enemy (the Peloponnesians) poisoning the drinking water rings true to what has happened in the Corona virus outbreak in China.
Very similar descriptions of a sudden onset and rapid global spread is relevant to almost all earlier as well as later epidemics. Extreme swiftness of transmission is hard to comprehend if, as is usually supposed, infection can pass only slowly from person to person or be carried by vectors such as lice and ticks, and more recently, monkeys, bats or snakes. Such explanations are particularly untenable for the many epidemics that occurred before the advent of air travel when movement of people across the Earth was a slow and tedious process.
The general belief, that is by no means well-proven, is that major pandemics, such as influenza, start by random mutation or genetic recombination of a virus or bacterium which then spreads across a susceptible population by direct person-to-person contact. If this is so, it is somewhat surprising that major pandemics tend to be relatively short-lived, usually lasting about a year, and that they do not eventually affect the entire human population, which would not have a specific immunity of any totally new pathogen. We might argue that a primary cometary dust infection is potentially the most lethal, and that secondary person-to-person transmissions have progressively reduced virulence resulting in a diminishing incidence of the disease over a limited period. Infections of a human population could occur directly by contact with “infected” meteoritic dust from an exploding cometary bolide, or indirectly by the original cometary infection passing first to rats, lice, primates, bats, snakes which can act as intermediaries.
One important piece of historic evidence that emerged 101 years ago relates to the great Influenza pandemic of 1918-1919 that caused some 20-30 million deaths worldwide.
Reviewing all the available data Dr. L. Weinstein wrote as follows:
“Although person-to-person spread occurred in local areas, the disease appeared on the same day in widely separated parts of the world on the one hand, but on the other, took days to weeks to spread relatively short distances. It was detected in Boston and Bombay on the same day, but took three weeks before it reached New York City, despite the fact that there was considerable travel between the two cities. It was present for the first time at Joliet in the State of Illinois four weeks after it was first detected in Chicago, the distance between those areas being only 38 miles……” L. Weinstein, New Eng.J.Med, May 1976
The lethal second wave of the influenza pandemic of 1918 thus showing up on the same day in Boston and Bombay defies the realities of human travel at the time. Before the advent of air travel so it was impossible for people to transfer the virus from Boston to Bombay or vice versa. As Sherlock Holmes would have said: “The case is clear as daylight, my dear Watson: a new virus (or genetic trigger for a circulating virus) clearly fell through the skies simultaneously in locations that were separated by tens of thousands of kilometres.”
Over the following 12 months the infective agent probably became dispersed through the troposphere and came down with an expected seasonal modulation across much of the world.
The abrupt appearance in the literature of references to particular diseases is also significant to recall in that they probably indicate specific invasions of new pathogens. Thus the first clear description of a disease resembling influenza was probably recorded in the 17th century AD, while the earliest reference to the common cold in the literature was about the 15th century AD. Also, it is significant that many historic plagues such as the Plague of Athens (described in meticulous detail by Thucydides) have not been linked to easily recognisable modern counterparts.
A realisation that a cause of the kind we propose may be the most plausible possibility was hinted at by the World Health Organization (WHO) Director General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus who expressed concern about the number of coronavirus cases “with no clear epidemiological link”. Whilst the total number of cases outside China remains relatively new independent clusters continue to arise sporadically across the planet and is causing consternation and concern. This is precisely the pattern of incidence that we expect from a meteoroid dispersal model that we propose to represent the most likely cause. Whilst many of the clusters of COVID-19 far from Wuhan have been connected with travel to China, others have not. Of particular importance in this connection is the report of some 730 cases in Japan, over 400 in South Korea, over 100 in Northern Italy and 28 Iran – as on 20 February 2020.
Could you summarize the most important facts with regard to COVID-19 outbreak and how they relate to your long standing theory of disease from space?
- On October 11 2019 a meteoritic bolide (probably fragment of a comet) exploded in a brief flash in North East China. We think it probable that this bolide contained embedded within it a monoculture of infective COVID-19 virus particles that survived in the interior of the incandescent meteoroid seen in Fig 1. Although the fireball lit up the skies some 2000km north of Wuhan (the epicentre of the new virus outbreak) parts of the bolide would have, in our view fragmented before ignition and non-destructively dispersed as fine (virus-carrying dust) over Wuhan and a wider surrounding area. From the broad range of arguments that we shall develop in this article we consider the seemingly outrageous possibility (no doubt outrageous to many readers) that literally hundreds of trillions of infective viral particles were then released embedded in the form of fine carbonaceous dust from the flash-exploded bolide.
- In late November to early December 2019 first human cases 2019-nCoV appear in the Wuhan region and its environs (by all accounts unrelated to Wuhan meat and seafood market).
- Isolates of virus that have been now studied in many laboratories show very low or no mutation indicating that the incoming virus is essentially a “monoculture”. This is dramatically different to the picture one gets if the main spread of the virus was through affected victims replicating the virus and spreading copies which inevitably would show mutations over a broad sample of isolates. Everyone in the Wuhan region would have been exposed to essentially the identical virus (including many animals , such as mammals, snakes and even perhaps vegetation).
- Unsubstantiated claims that people pass on the virus to others without, or before, they show any symptoms implies a very strange pattern of epidemiological behaviour forcing difficulties with the straight forward infective model of human-to-human transmission. On the other hand, the meteorite hypothesis is consistent with a wide regional “environmental” contamination which may include clothes, hair, cars, side-walks, trees, grassland, surface water pools and water reservoirs.
- From a crude look at the evidence it is amply clear that some degree of human-to-human transmission might have occurred, yet it is low or difficult, or confined to intimate family contacts. In the latter instance the contact transfer model is somewhat confused by the fact these intimate social units may have shared or sampled the same infected space.
- It is also significant that passengers on cruise ships in the China sea and beyond have also been affected without significant evidence of intimate contact with infected individuals. A similar phenomenon was also noticed during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic when outbreaks were recorded in groups of people who were essentially in isolation at sea over many weeks.
- A very wide area in China is suspect to be contaminated by viral infall and this area is now evidently been quarantined – an operation that would probably have been done rationally based on Chinese government sampling for COVID-19 RNA sequences.
- Foci of COVID-2019 including instances of no detectable epidemiological link to China have now been identified in countries distant from the Wuhan centre. These include 730 in Japan, over 400 in South Korea, over 100 in Northern Italy and 28 Iran.
The predominant localisation of the virus within China is the most remarkable aspect of the disease, the first cases of which probably began to show up from November 2019 onward. The fatalities reported so far appears to be confined to individuals, particularly the elderly, with underlying health problems, and the death toll so far is said to be less than the thousands who have died in the US in the past 3 months from seasonal influenza.
But I think the evidence is overwhelming that the spread of this virus occurs primarily to environmental contamination – the air and surfaces contaminated with falling virus.
The factors governing the actual pattern of global incidence for any particular extra-terrestrial invasion could be complex. If bacteria or viruses are dispersed in a diffuse cloud of small particles, the incidence of disease may well be global. On the other hand, a smaller disintegrating aggregate of infective grain clumps falling over a limited area of the Earth’s surface could provide a geographically more localised outbreak of disease. This may have been the case for the Plague of Athens in 429 BCE and the Coronavirus (COVID-2019) outbreak in recent weeks. Systematic effects such as air currents over the Earth’s surface could also be relevant in controlling the transport and dispersal of clumps of infective particles.
In particular certain latitude belts might well be more favoured than others for either the accumulation and/or the settling of these particles, or indeed for their avoidance. High mountain ranges such as the Himalayas and the Alps that puncture the troposphere would be ideal locations that act like “bath plugs” for draining clouds of particles. So also would arctic regions, where the troposphere is particularly thin (6-7 km) during the winter, be first sites of descent. It would not be surprising to find a surge of cases of COVID-19 reported in the future in any of these geographical locations. Indeed, during the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic, arctic communities in Alaska far removed from major population centre were “mysteriously” struck; and like in some current situations reported for COVID-19 no epidemiologic link could be traced to distant centres of infection.
What is clear from the emerging data relating to the COVID-19 outbreak is that its spread is by no means easy via the normal person-to-person transmission routes – eg droplet diffusion. However, a geographical localisation is evident in clusters that range in size from small to huge, clusters that now seem to be spread over a global scale. What we think is important to do is to begin to think in terms of environmental contamination of villages, towns and cities, rather than sources of virus carried by infected individuals alone.
Q: Chandra, I have noticed many nations are spraying disinfectant in public areas, but not the US. Does your comment above suggest the United State should spray disinfectant in order to remove the virus from public spaces? I thought Coronavirus did not live long on surfaces, or is still falling in?
I think it is vitally important that we approach such questions with humility. There remains much about this virus – its origin and modes of spread that is very poorly understood. The prevailing confidence of “expert” opinions stems firstly from the assumption that the virus is known to have originated via animals, or perhaps a sequence of animals. This is far from proven; and if this one assumption turns out to be wrong all that rests upon it is open to serious question. Ongoing genetic studies that are currently being carried out by my collaborator Ted Steele, who is a distinguished biomedical scientist, is showing this could not be true. The alternative view that scientists have been taught to disregard as being crazy and inadmissible is that it came from space. Following the work that was started in the late 1970’s in collaboration with the late Sir Fred Hoyle I have examined the epidemiology of many epidemics of respiratory viral diseases over several decades and presented a cogent case to say new viruses, in many instances, have an extraterrestrial origin. This sounds crazy and science-fiction like only because we have been locked into a paradigm of Earth-centred biology and Earth-centred evolution. There is now growing evidence for life – its origin and all its evolutionary history – being inextricably linked to the universe at large.
A major paradigm shift is now staring us in the face, and we are trying desperately to resist it at all cost. If the Earth’s biosphere extends to infinity – as is now absolutely clear – the concept of COVID and other viruses coming from space is no longer to be considered impossible or outrageous in any way.
I believe there are good arguments for asserting that the present pandemic was a combination of several massive infall events (infall of virus laden dust) over the general latitude belt 40-60 degrees north followed by contagion and person to person spread. We have argued that the sudden onslaught starting in China and moving to South Korea, Iran, Italy looks very much like such events. In these cases, one has an instinct to think that surface cleaning will have an effect. The Chinese were seen disinfecting road surfaces, exterior of buildings – everywhere – with high speed jets of disinfectant. This may well have worked in their favour.
Q: Is there reason to believe that unprecedented attention and data gathering, and subsequent epidemiological follow-up studies, may reveal flaws in the current paradigm so egregious that the scientific thinking is forced to shift to disease from space?
I believe that in the fullness of time this will be so. Neglecting to admit our biological connection with the external universe could be a matter of life and death for humanity. We have stated many times that the technology for monitoring the stratosphere for incoming viruses does indeed exist at the present time. Having a stratospheric surveillance programme in place could forewarn us of future pandemics before they hit the ground and hit us hard. A paradigm shift towards admitting our cosmic connection and cosmic destiny is in my view long overdue.
Thank you, Chandra Wickramasinghe.
Readers please note the Q&A will continue and this post will be updated periodically as things develop. The most recent questions were asked on March 22nd, 2020.
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- rodchilton says:
March 26, 2020 at 10:54 am
Extremely interesting theory, that should, but will not be noticed by those that are subjecting our planet to the ridiculous hysteria prone measures that are likely to have much longer effects to our economic infrastructure and to the well being of all.
- Patrick Underwood says:
March 26, 2020 at 10:54 am
If hundreds of millions of viruses and bacteria are impacting every square meter of the atmosphere, then the same thing is happening to every square meter of every spacecraft in earth orbit. It should be (relatively) easy to detect this level of contamination using an ISS-based experiment or even a dedicated spacecraft, and given the huge numbers stated, even a cubesat might be able to do it for a few million dollars. Take a sterilized adhesive or foam sheet into orbit, expose it for hours or days, cover it back up and protect it, then use an onboard microscope or other detection equipment (or a conventional lab assessment, in the case of a recoverable spacecraft) to determine if any such particles have been captured.
This seems like an ideal application for an inexpensive, ride-share cubesat.
In fact, given the Space Shuttle operated in orbit with its payload bay open for weeks at a time, all the surviving orbiters should be chock-full of such material, as it would have been protected by the closed payload bay during reentry. And, every surface of the ISS should be covered with biological material. Parts that have been exposed for months or years are sometimes brought into the habitable volume of the ISS. There’s also the suits used by spacewalking astronauts. Have any of these things ever been tested for extraterrestrial contamination?
- Patrick Underwood says:
March 26, 2020 at 10:54 am
p.s. everything after this: “What we think is important to do is to begin to think in terms of environmental contamination of villages, towns and cities, rather than sources of virus carried by infected individuals alone.
- Alexander Joshua Davis says:
March 26, 2020 at 10:54 am
Any thoughts on the various “near-miss” asteroids and comets that are rapidly approaching us from now till the end of May? Especially Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS that has an environment 400x times the size of the Earth?
Are we going to have an impact(s)? Could it’s debris field cause illness, block sun from our atmosphere etc…?
Ever since this “pandemic” was announced, I have been very fearful that it was all a coverup for a far more serious incoming event.
- Jason Robo says:
March 26, 2020 at 4:13 pm
Interesting stuff. If this is the case I still think factory farming provides unusual mutation points for disease. Dr. Greger was on top of this angle over a decade ago in this presentation and his book Bird Flu is free online.
- George Varros says:
March 27, 2020 at 6:25 am
There are currently no scheduled “near-miss asteroids and comets that are rapidly approaching us from now till the end of May”
spaceweather.com keeps a tally of the close approaches for potentially hazardous asteroids on their main page. It’s well worth the daily visit.
- Alexander says:
March 27, 2020 at 10:21 am
Well I mean there was a 1,500ft asteroid that skimmed by about 4,000,000 miles less than 12 hours ago. Comet C/2019 Y4 ATLAS is the one to watch out for, it’s huge size and extremely lengthy tail mean the chance of encountering it’s “left-overs” either on it’s first pass infront of our planet, or on it’s return out of the solar system is pretty high.
March 28, 2020 at 12:51 pm
Why does this virus have a patent number? Why does it contain elements of the AIDS virus. All this reported in several sources. A patent number indicates an owner. Who claims to be the owner?
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- LAZER-EYE says:
April 5, 2020 at 3:37 pm
This vision of the virus is innovative and well worth investigating. But i think it has a major flaw. The primary means of transmission is not by touch but through the air. Touching a person with the virus can be easily neutralized simply by washing your hands. Covid 19 is surrounded by a fat sheath and just a bit of soap will dissolve this sheath and kill the virus, no disinfectant needed. The real problem is that Covid 19 is one of the tiniest and lightest viruses known to science, being only 2 microns in size. This means that its primary means of transmission is through the air. It can float on a breeze for 3 hours or more. It follows that staying 6 feet away from the next person is just an arbitrary figure the medical industry pulled out of its hat. Whether you are 6 feet, 60 feet, or even 600 feet, if you are downwind you can catch the virus from me and vice versa. As for the pronouncements of the medical industry and their lackeys, the pharmaceutical industry: caveat emptor!
- Barry Roffman says:
April 5, 2020 at 8:33 pm
Wickramasignhe received meteorite samples from Craig Ebrahimi back in early 2019. They were forwarded to him by Dr. Elaine Humphrey at the University of Victoria. The meteorites were recovered from under water just off the coast of Sooke, British Colombia. According to Dr. Humphrey one sample “is a weird rock: The surface face takes away heat and is so cold, water condenses onto it, even after the rock has been in room temperature for months.” Viruses can cause this behavior. E-mails from Wickramasignhe reveal that he thought that the samples were a cure from space, and that they were “stolen” from his home in Sri Lanka. This guy needs to be picked by the Government for immediate intense questioning.
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