Interesting references Dan. I forgot about the French guy - Nobel prize winner no less.
Other refs show how bio-tech companies profit from viruses - even when their vaccines are rubbish. They do have a vested interest. Taiwan seems to have proven that all you need is a cheap mask - not billions of dollars thrown at drug companies to find a technical solution that never seems to actually work.
As you pointed out before, the heavyweight attacks on anyone going off script is the thing that gets your attention.