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From: D J Blair

Dear Ministry of Health,

New Zealanders were put on house arrest on 25th march 2020 due to covid-19 a virus that has never been scientifically identified. Under Koch’s postulates a virus has never been shown to cause disease nor death. In fact not even the first postulate has been satisfied for any alleged virus illness.
Similarly I find that there is no scientific empirical evidence to prove disease can be passed between people.
Social distancing studies that form the basis of lockdown when reviewed by peers are largely disregarded due to high levels of bias.
There are many fallacies this mass rights abuse is based on but I am happy to comply to all draconian corporate rules (i wouldn't call them laws) should scientific evidence be produced that counters the following:
COVID-19 RT-PCR Test,
1) The current tests, test for RNA sequence not virus
2) There is no gold standard
3) Covid-19 has never been isolated, purified and visualised (only from 1 patient inside a human cell)
4) RT-PCR has never been tested against a gold standard

Yours faithfully,

Dennis

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As for Koch:
"Even in Koch's time, it was recognised that some infectious agents were clearly responsible for disease even though they did not fulfil all of the postulates. Attempts to rigidly apply Koch's postulates to the diagnosis of viral diseases in the late 19th century, at a time when viruses could not be seen or isolated in culture, may have impeded the early development of the field of virology. Koch's postulates have been recognised as largely obsolete by epidemiologists since the 1950s. Therefore, while Koch's postulates retain historical importance and continue to inform the approach to microbiologic diagnosis, they are not routinely used to demonstrate causality."

"Koch's postulates have played an important role in microbiology, yet they have major limitations. For example, Koch was well aware that in the case of cholera, the causal agent, Vibrio cholerae, could be found in both sick and healthy people, invalidating his first postulate. Furthermore, viral diseases were not yet discovered when Koch formulated his postulates, and there are many viruses that do not cause illness in all infected individuals, a requirement of the first postulate."
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch's...

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Kia ora D J Blair

Thank you for your two requests for information under the Official
Information Act 1982 (the Act) to the Ministry of Health (the Ministry)
for:

"New Zealanders were put on house arrest on 25th march 2020 due to
covid-19 a virus that has never been scientifically identified. Under
Koch’s postulates a virus has never been shown to cause disease nor death.
In fact not even the first postulate has been satisfied for any alleged
virus illness.
Similarly I find that there is no scientific empirical evidence to prove
disease can be passed between people.
Social distancing studies that form the basis of lockdown when reviewed by
peers are largely disregarded due to high levels of bias.
There are many fallacies this mass rights abuse is based on but I am happy
to comply to all draconian corporate rules (i wouldn't call them laws)
should scientific evidence be produced that counters the following:
COVID-19 RT-PCR Test,
1) The current tests, test for RNA sequence not virus
2) There is no gold standard
3) Covid-19 has never been isolated, purified and visualised (only from 1
patient inside a human cell)
4) RT-PCR has never been tested against a gold standard"

and

"Please provide empirical scientific proof that social distancing is in
any way effective against any virus (which is inate, not living)
The isolation we suffer is not self imposed as fines and arrest are
threatened, it is house arrest by definition.
The current procedure which is mandatory and fines will be imposed if not
followed would suggest that until now the government has been highly
neglegent in failing to protect us from HIV and AIDS.
Also killer viruses but no serious measures implemented by the state.

Only one of the two scenarios above can be correct so my question is:

Has it ever been scientifically proven that any virus has caused any
disease?
Please provide evidence.

My evidence shows that a virus is the result of disease, not the cause."

The Ministry has consolidated your two requests into a single response in
accordance with section 18A(2) of the Act.

The Ministry does not hold information pertaining to both of your
requests. Please note, the Ministry is responding to COVID-19 based on
World Health Organisation's (WHO) advice and guidelines, as well as advice
provided by New Zealand health officials.

You may wish to refer to publications which are publicly available:

* WHO's website for global research on COVID-19:
[1]https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases...
* Genomics on the virus:
[2]https://nextstrain.org/narratives/ncov/s...
* Detailed report on COVID-19:
[3]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article...
* Koch's Postulates and how its been reviewed in relation to disease:
[4]https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8665474/
* For the limitations of Koch's Postulates for the 21 Century, relating
to viral diseases please refer to:
[5]https://www.virology.ws/2010/01/22/kochs...
 

The Government is committed to the COVID-19 response, including keeping
the New Zealand public well informed.

This is a fast-evolving global situation and the Ministry, along with many
other agencies, have diverted significant resources to support the
response to COVID-19.

The Ministry knows there is significant public interest in COVID-19 and is
responding to the substantial increase in demand for information from
interested or concerned members of the public.

We are working hard to ensure the New Zealand public is fully informed
about the work being done to respond to COVID-19. The Ministry is
committed to transparency and intends to make official information
publicly available as soon as possible.
This includes key advice papers to Ministers, situational reports and may
be of interest to you. For your reference he information will be published
as soon as possible on the Ministry’s ‘Information Releases’ page found
here: [6]https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr....

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1. https://www.who.int/emergencies/diseases...
2. https://nextstrain.org/narratives/ncov/s...
3. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/article...
4. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8665474/
5. https://www.virology.ws/2010/01/22/kochs...
6. https://www.health.govt.nz/about-ministr...

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