Discover more from Rounding the Earth Newsletter
More on Marrazzo, Callahan, Malone, Remdesivir, and More Earl(ier) COVID-19 Signals
Plandemonium, Part 16
I have a new principle for research: find the names of independent journalists I haven't been directed to give attention to, then scan their files for good stories, document them in my notes, and analyze the facts that are new to me alongside the old. Bill Rice, Jr. is a case in point.
I almost just got done revealing how Fauci's successor, Dr. Jeanne Marrazzo, directed remdesivir research at the University of Alabama, Birmingham (UAB)---both as a treatment for Ebola and later for COVID-19 as it turns out—and how authorities failed to acknowledge earlier COVID-19 cases among servicemen in the U.S. Navy. As I searched through Rice's substack where I found the article about the Naval cases, I found another of his articles also highly interesting. I believe I may be able to connect additional dots and perspectives.
In 2020, Rice was trying to communicate as a journalist with Marrazzo:
As it turns out, I emailed Dr. Marrazzo in May 2020 when I was trying to get her to investigate two possible Covid “case zeroes” in our own state.
Neither she nor any virus sleuths at UAB took any interest in Tim and Brandie McCains’ almost-certain early cases.
I had not heard of these McCains, but here are the details Rice's earlier work:
Husband and wife have both tested positive for antibodies
First symptoms emerged in mid-December – 2 weeks before Wuhan outbreak
Tim McCain, who almost died, would have been first CV-19 fatality in world
Story has received no national attention
Couple – possible “Patients Zero” in U.S. – has yet to be contacted by health officials
Wife never left hospital, saw first-hand the ‘nightmare’ critical COVID patients endure
Hospital staffers who treated McCain will not comment on his case
Director of nursing previously expressed opinion Tim McCain ‘definitely” had COVID-19
Couple believes lessons from husband’s case could have saved lives
Medical bill exceeds $2 million
ECMO machine credited with saving husband’s life; possibly first case in world
Medical records support COVID-19 diagnosis
Mid-December 2019?! Tim McCain would have been the first official COVID-19 fatality in the world had he died during the first three-ish weeks of his illness. But to be fair, Rice has aggregated hundreds of potential "patient zeroes".
This story brings together so many undercovered details that seem consistent with plandemonium shenanigans—including some topics not covered or barely covered in the "alt media" of the Medical Freedom Movement (MFM):
A conspiracy of silence with respect to controlled information (of numerous types),
Evidence that COVID-19 was not likely a lab leak, or the result of work at a Wuhan lab,
Earlier testing of ECMO/Ventilation on a COVID-19 patient, suggesting authorities already had the opportunity to observe the effects on one or more patients (who knows how many we do not know about?),
And this particular case just so happened to take place in Dr. Marrazzo's backyard. Perhaps an interesting coincidence is that this was also the backyard of Robert Malone's old pal, Michael Callahan, a.k.a. "DARPA's Man in Wuhan".
From UAB's website,
One of Callahan’s major goals was to find a way to replace the traditional egg-based methods of producing vaccines, which can take “eight years to forever” to develop, and six months or more to actually produce. His team launched a project called Accelerated Manufacturing of Pharmaceuticals (AMP), which has found a solution in tobacco plants. Grown in “bug-free hydroponic facilities,” the plants can be easily and rapidly altered to express the needed vaccine products in a matter of weeks. “One 2,000-square-foot chamber consisting of 12 robotically controlled trays can produce up to three million doses of flu vaccine” in a month’s time, Callahan says. The factories are portable, allowing developed countries to quickly acquire domestic vaccine manufacturing capabilities. These factories can be remotely guided and operated by teams back in the United States or elsewhere.
It looks like Callahan has a long history of laying the groundwork for Warp Speed vaccine development. Perhaps just as importantly—and similarly to Marrazzo—Callahan also participated in [supposedly] research that helped establish remdesivir as the standard of care for hospitalized COVID-19 patients.
RTE readers may or may not know that I'm originally from just south of Birmingham. I moved back there in 2007 for six years to build an education program during which my wife did her PhD work at UAB. Then we moved to Texas in 2013. I mention this because when COVID-19 news first began to emerge, my rolodex of doctors whom I called and talked with included a large number from the Birmingham area. This includes high school classmates and numerous parents of the thousand or so students I worked with in Alabama. I sometimes talked to their family members, too. Most of those whom I talked with were straight forward, whether they could help me understand what was going on better or not. But in two or three cases, I got the distinct impression that I was being lied to—or at least being misled. Looking back, I believe that impression is at least part of what motivated me to dig further and talk to more people. By the end of 2020, I had communicated with (just guessing) between 100 and 200 doctors and scientists, which extended away from Alabama and around most of the world's continents.
But it was the conversations with people in and around the Birmingham medical community that gave me uneasy feelings. In multiple cases, I was directly told about connections to USAID or the intelligence community. In retrospect, I dearly wish that my mass note taking effort had started on Day 1 (now I take so many notes I don't have time to organize them all), but I had no idea how deep I would tunnel into these topics. But I will share this uninvited text from a neighborhood friend of my oldest brother's who is now a hospital administrator in Chicago:
I find it amusing, sad, and frustrating that F both tried to blame me for harming people and also to type cast me as somebody working for Big Industry. Later in our exchange, he told me that he gets reports from qualified people who disagreed with my analysis, though oddly he did not bother to forward me any such information. I haven't cashed $200,000 in paychecks from companies I did not build or help build and run in my whole life, and most of that was before I was 22 years old. That's part of the reason I can be free to pursue the work I share in this Substack.
Interesting, after decades of very little contact, F offered me a research position at his hospital…just weeks after I started a Facebook treatment discussion group. He did not seem to understand that money wasn't my interest—no such research position could pay as well as what I make any time I focus on trading, and I gave up more in potential trading income during the Bitcoin bull run of 2021 than such a research position could make me in a 40 year career. This was by far the less interesting of the two attempts made to bribe me away from my mission.
I had one zoom conversation with F around late 2020—the first time either of us had seen each other's face in more than two decades. I presented the hydroxychloroquine treatment data to him that I had collected. He talked fast and name dropped very quickly from which I learned that he is friends with both U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murphy and also somebody who was at the the head of USAID (whose name I cannot recall). He even quickly admitted to knowing the history of USAID's relationship with the CIA.
Let's Make a Map
Correct me if any of these relationships are wrong. I don't want to make the same mistake made by Robert "due diligence" Malone, and this isn't personal—it's important.
In case you're wondering, Kirsch's connection to DARPA is via Douglas Engelbart, who just so happens to be the creator of the internet and also…the mouse. Incidentally, Engelbart was ex-Navy intelligence at the time. Anyone else wonder if Kirsch just sort of got the idea for the optical mouse through that guy? And then made his millions selling it to Bill Gates? Never mind.
Kirsch's COVID-19 Early Treatment Foundation also funded multiple studies that explicitly or otherwise tested remdesivir—one of which looks to have hidden safety signals, intentionally or otherwise.
Malone was part of the DOMANE program—which I believe most likely involves pretend computer code—that just happened to pull remdesivir out of the great hat of medicines (and "medicines") to use on COVID-19 patients, and otherwise soaked up resources for testing on therapeutics not named "ivermectin" or "hydroxychloroquine". And that wraps right back around to Kirsch, who also helped fund the absurd Boulware trials on hydroxychloroquine at the University of Minnesota, which failed to mention Boulware's conflict of interest having worked for remdesivir producer Gilead.
One has to wonder if RFK Jr. fully understands the crowd that he has around him.
Why No NYC-Like Case Explosion in Alabama?
We cannot say for certain until we get closer to the hardest forms of evidence. But we have a better and better understanding as to where to look. But given Eric Fecal-Dingleberry's "Holy Mother of God" tweet, we should expect to see lots and lots of COVID anywhere we see any COVID at all.
We might also check the premise of the question. Rice also researched the CDC's downward revision of Influenza-like illness (ILI) just prior to the official pandemic, and noted the record number of school closings due to flu/ILI during the Winter of 2019-2020.
The flu season of 2017-2018 is generally agreed to be one of the worst in four decades in America. This flu season might have produced a similar number of school closings as 2019-2020.
According to a CNN article published on January 26, 2018 (the peak of that flu season), at least 12 states closed their schools. The Wall Street Journal - in a story published a day later - wrote that at least 11 states had closed schools.
Still, these figures are lower than the 15 states I’ve identified. (I’m also certain I didn’t find several or many other states where schools also closed so 15 states is not the definitive number).
I should also note that the 2017-2018 flu season produced the vast majority of its ILI cases in a period of approximately five or six week (around mid-January 2018). ILI cases in that season spiked quickly, but then fell dramatically beginning in February.
In contrast, the flu season of 2019-2020 arrived weeks earlier and had ILI percentages that met or exceeded (often by large margins) the “baseline” expectation for 22 consecutive weeks.
It produced noticeable outbreaks in November, early December, (especially) late December, early January and, particularly-notable from today’s article, in late January/early February. ILI percentages were still elevated in late February/early March right before “official” Covid arrived.
So, where were these school closings heaviest?
If you guessed "Alabama", five points for Ravenpuff. If the CDC's home state (and Alabama's eastern neighbor) of Georgia also came to mind, make it 20 points for Gryffenclaw.
Especially in the South, the biggest spike in ILI cases in many states in America occurred in late December (around Christmas through the first days of January). For example, in the last week of December in Georgia, ILI percentages were 12.2 percent, a staggering percentage).
This is actually the same “off-the-charts” type ILI percentage that affected towns near me … 30 days later in late January.
From The Dothan (Alabama) Eagle on Feb. 7, 2020:
“Southeastern Alabama continues to be hit the hardest, with 12.6% of all doctor visits due to influenza-like illness; that means about 1 in 8 patients were seen for flu-related symptoms from Jan. 25 to Feb. 1.
“12.6 percent ILI visits” is off-the-charts. (Both of my children and I contributed to this eye-opening percentage of doctors’ visits.)
Drop the phrase "lab leak", and add this to my research into the "earlier illness" hypothesis (here, here, probably elsewhere, and I'm sure with numerous other researchers as well). In fact, I won't even say "earlier spread", because I'm less certain than I was two years ago as to the summary cause(s) of illness, for these and other reasons.