I chose not to watch Plandemic initially mainly because I'd read so many negative stories about it, and because I'm just too damn busy. But lately, with all the weirdness going on in the media, I decided to watch it because it received so much bad press.
This post is not about the overall validity of the video. I have not had time to fully research everything, and I probably won't any time soon. I'm more interested in the media response. This video, which is quite tame by conspiracy theory standards, very tame in fact, downright boring even, has been scrubbed from every major platform. Why?
Even it's Wikipedia page doesn't have a link to the main site for the video! How can an encyclopedia, which, I would think, supports objectivity and critical thinking, not include a link to the video on which the encyclopedia page is about? I may have missed it. Check for yourself: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plandemic . BTW, here's a site hosting the video. It doesn't appear to be run by the producers: https://plandemicvideo.com/.
I've looked into two claims from the video so far. The first is the Bayh-Dole Act, which allows private interests doing research for the US government to acquire patents on inventions they made while under contract with the government. So, with taxpayer money, they invent something, then make billions off the patent while charging those taxpayers a premium. This is all true: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayh%E2%80%93Dole_Act.
The other thing I looked into was a claim in the video that flu vaccine increases the risk of coronvirus by 36%, or something to that effect, and they splash an image of the study briefly. I found the study, and indeed it appears that flu vaccine does make one more vulnerable to coronavirus, if I'm reading things correctly. A quote:
" Vaccine derived virus interference was significantly associated with coronavirus and human metapneumovirus..."
"Examining non-influenza viruses specifically, the odds of both coronavirus and human metapneumovirus in vaccinated individuals were significantly higher when compared to unvaccinated individuals ..."
This is interesting given the recent headlines regarding a push to increase flu vaccine and availability in the coming months: https://www.reuters.com/article/us-health-coronavirus-flu/fears-of-coronavirus-second-w...
I'm just beginning to look at this. There are holes in the video, but the overwhelming negativity with which the media has treated it seems odd.