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Ken Wilber: Thought as Passion, SUNY 2003Frank Visser, graduated as a psychologist of culture and religion, founded IntegralWorld in 1997. He worked as production manager for various publishing houses and as service manager for various internet companies and lives in Amsterdam. Books: Ken Wilber: Thought as Passion (SUNY, 2003), and The Corona Conspiracy: Combatting Disinformation about the Coronavirus (Kindle, 2020).


Samantha Bailey and
'The COVID-19 Fraud'

The Corona Conspiracy, Part 35

Frank Visser

It really takes a perverse mindset to turn pandemic preparedness pleas into a plan to enslave and even decimate humanity.

We have met Samantha Bailey briefly a couple of times in this series (see Part 23 and Part 30). She is a "medically trained doctor" from New Zealand with currently 300.000 subscribers on her YouTube channel, generating 16.000.000 views. She makes snappy short videos about the pandemic, but also about other medical topics such as Athlete's Foot, Kidney Stones and Sleep Apneu. From her About Me website page: "Sam is a content creator, medical author & health educator. After training and practicing within the medical system for two decades, she commenced a new phase of understanding and promoting health as a wider concept." She founded a prize-winning online doctor consulting service SwiftMed, after which she became a television presenter for "The CheckUp"—a nationwide New Zealand health show that debunks common health misconceptions.

Samantha Bailey
Samantha Bailey

Wondering what "health as a wider concept" and "common health misconceptions" could mean in this context? Especially since Bailey is mostly known for her aggressive denials of the dominant coronavirus narrative. In her opinion, viruses don't exists (or at least haven't been "isolated" properly), the PCR test is without value and humanity is under attack of a dictatorship headed by Big Tech and Big Pharma.

What is more, together with Stefano Scoglio (see Part 20, Part 23, Part 25 and Part 30) she is co-author of the new, self-published edition of Virus Mania, the Bible of the virus denialists, a book originally written by Torsten Engelbrecht and Claus Köhnlein.[1] I am not sure why she was added as co-author, but presumably because of her "expertise" related to COVID-19. Bailey has clearly joined the circle of virus denialists consisting of Andrew Kaufman, Tom Cowan, Stefan Lanka and company, who often appear together in video interviews posted on social media, either conventional or conspiracy-minded channels such as Odysee and Bitchute.

She is the babe in the boy band, so to speak, high on the conspiracy charts.

YouTube videos by Samantha Bailey.

Under Investigation

Many of Bailey's COVID videos have been deplatformed on YouTube, and she has moved these to Odysee and her own website Now, among these alt medics, being censored by the mainstream media is something of a matter of honor. It shows one is important enough to be silenced, and heightens one's profile as "freedom fighter" and "pandemic truther". However, alternative media platforms have yet to match the number of viewers generated on YouTube.

Recently she has been under investigation by the medical authorities of New Zealand. On her YouTube page she is featured as a "medically trained doctor who makes health videos on questions from her viewers". Are there doctors that are not "medically trained"? Legal aspects aside, Bailey would argue in her defence "that posting videos is not the practice of medicine for which she can be subject to disciplinary action and that such action would infringe her right to freedom of speech."[2] Bailey has been unsuccessful in stopping these investigations.[3]

However, broadcasting COVID disinformation to 300.000 subscribers seems no small matter to me. Unfortunately, in this info-war, as "one person's terrorist is another person's freedom fighter", so one person's conspiracy theorist is another person's "truther"... It all depends on who's side you are on.

‘Virology's double deception’

We will now turn to a more systematic analysis of Bailey's views on the pandemic and the coronavirus. Be prepared for full-blown paranoia.

On her personal website I found an essay written by Mark Bailey (her husband?) and John Bevan Smith called "The Covid-19 Fraud & War on Humanity".[4] Mr. Bailey is a "microbiology, medical industry and health researcher" and Smith is a "business owner, author and researcher". Well, we are used to these credentials by now when it comes to virus denialists. We will assume this summarizes her point of view as well.

In two recent videos on Odysee she reads this paper verbatim:

Dr Mark Bailey and Dr John Bevan-Smith have just published a bombshell paper "The COVID-19 Fraud & War on Humanity". They cover everything behind the fraud - including the players, the PCR, the virology, the modelling and more.

The COVID-19 Fraud & War On Humanity Parts 1 & 2

The COVID-19 Fraud & War On Humanity, Part 1 & Part 2, Nov/Dec 2021.

The authors fully buy into the globalist agenda narrative that the pandemic was planned. Many have warned for the next pandemic, the most famous examples being Bill Gates, Anthony Fauci and Peter Daszak. In his TED lecture in 2015 "Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready" Gates was focussing on Ebola, which killed 10.000 people, primarily in African countries. The next pandemic, he felt, could be "a thousand times worse". We need "germ games, not war games", he quipped.[5]

It really takes a perverse mindset to turn pandemic preparedness pleas into a plan to enslave and even decimate humanity. It is like accusing firefighters who practice their skills in live fire trainings of starting a huge forest fire. But in this paranoid worldview, vaccines are really bioweapons (I kid you not, literally stated on page 4).

True to their virus denalist creed, the authors state:

While debates go on around the world regarding the origins of COVID-19, the latest case numbers, its lethality, and the effectiveness of the so-called vaccines, the participants in these debates seem to take something for granted: that a virus actually exists. (p. 9)

Virology, they claim, is the "Trojan Horse" that makes people believe we are dealing with a real and dangerous virus. And it uses a double deception:

(a) the substitution of the dictionary and scientifically postulated meaning of the noun isolation for its opposite; and
(b) the substitution of the fake proxy of inducing cytopathic effects (CPEs) by inoculating typically abnormal cell lines in vitro for the postulated proxy of infecting a healthy or non-diseased host in vivo to establish causality between the purported pathogen and the disease. (p. 9)

In other words: though virologists frequently use the word "isolation" in their papers documenting the nature of SARS-CoV-2, they have never really isolated the virus, but instead "found" it by sequencing a human sample full of bacteria, germs and human genetic material. And secondly, interpreting the CPE as proof for the presence of a pathogenic virus, where in reality even mock-infected cell cultures show the exact same "damage" (a key claim of Stefan Lanka, see Part 28 and Part 32) is a mistake.

In reality, whole genome sequencing (WGS) has replaced more traditional methods of pathogen detection, and virtually every scientific paper about this topic shows mock-infected control cultures that differ markedly from the infected cultures. That is standard procedure. That completely nullifies these two major objections.

Fun fact: as proof that virology has become more of an arcane black art, they quote Stephen Bustin, world authority on PCR, as saying that it is not his field of expertise but if virology works the way it does, then that's apparently the best way to do it. "To me that's perfectly acceptable and that's the way to do it."[6] True experts know their limitations. Fake experts don't. Incidentally, the interview with Bustin was done by Eric Coppolino, an anti-lockdown activist and... astrologer. I rest my case.

Four Pillars of Fraud

To substantiate these rather startling claims, they list four pillars on which the fraud is based. Let's take them one by one.

#1: Isolation

Virus denialists are completely hung up on the meaning of the term "isolation" when they claim the SARS-CoV-2 "hasn't been isolated". Where in past centuries viruses, such as the Tobacco Mosaic Virus, were isolated by filtering them through tiny pores so that only the virus could pass through them but not bacteria or human cell material, this is no longer state of the art technology. In our days of genomics, viral genomes are assembled by culturing and sequencing samples directly taken from a patient. That may look like a strange process, but apparently, that's the way it is done.

Pathogen detection methods have come of age. Here's an overview of the history of this field of science.

#2: Genomic Sequencing

So it is essentially this sequencing technology virus denialists are skeptical about. It is freshmen-skepticism, as we noticed before. We have covered this in previes chapters (see Part 6, Part 19, Part 26 and Part 32). And it is precisely here that these virus denialists show their ignorant amateurism.

An analogy for these processes would be that you find a million cards on the floor, each with partial sentences. You start arranging them into full sentences and then eventually a story. If some bits don't fit you discard them, and if bits seem to be missing you borrow a paragraph from another story. But how would you know that this was an existing story and not something you had just made up? And why could there not be ten smaller stories in there, or no story at all? In short, you cannot claim to know the story unless you have access to the complete story before you start. And herein lies virology's deception—virologists do not work with a complete genome because they do not work with a complete virus. They work with random bits of biological material and then tell us that it constitutes evidence of a virus. However those of us that examine their experiments carefully can see that here's a problem: there is no material proof of any virus. (p. 21)

How would you know that this was an existing story and not something you had just made up? It is because these "partial sentences" tend to show overlap, and that determines how they fit into paragraphs, chapters and the story as a whole. Having the full story at hand certainly makes the task easier (template-based sequencing) but is not strictly necessary (de novo sequencing). (See Part 26 under "Three ways of sequencing").

Put differently, if we only had single letters or words, or even only partial sentences, it would be next to impossible to assemble these in the correct order. But if these partial sentences overlap, because we have multiple copies of these fragments that are cut off at different points, we are saved. That makes all the difference.

[This is a first sentencee.]    [This is a second sentence].

[a first sentence. This is a second]

The second fragment shows the two sentences go together.
(Of course, in sequencing the fragments are much longer).

Whole genomic sequencing is NOT a matter of fitting separate letters together, as this illustration from Part 2 disingenuously suggests:

Virus denialists typically don't seem to get that elementary point about sequencing.

#3: PCR

PCR tests can only be devised when the full viral genome is available—even in the absence of the virus itself, as Christian Drosten's team demonstrated (see Part 20). When short and unique sequences are selected for the construction of primers and probes, viruses can be detected in human samples, to the exclusion of other similar viruses (again, as demonstrated by the Drosten team, which tested their PCR on dozens of respiratory viruses). But if there is no virus, and hence no viral genome, what else does the test respond to, I would ask? Here virus denialists claim—without any empirical evidence—this can only be human genetic material, or these positives are claimed to be "built-in" to the test, but they can't explain why the percentage of positive tests fluctuates wildly both between and with countries over time (Part 29).

Exactly what one would expect if there's a real virus waxing and waning in a given country. This is by far the most economic explanation of the data at hand.

#4: Outbreak modelling

Finally, if there is no virus or viral genome and PCR tests are invalid, what to make of the spread of the virus and its many variants? The authors point to the often exaggerated predictions epidemiologists came up with at the start of the pandemic, but looking back in December 2021, a total, probably underestimated figure of 5.000.000 deaths is hardly an exaggeration.

But the authors are adamant:

While confusion and debate rages over these models, why the "virus" behaves so differently in different places, whether there is excess mortality, and whether the "vaccines" are effective, it is all a distraction. If one examines Fan Wu et al.'s origin paper and all those that have followed, the truth is that "SARS-CoV-2" has not been shown to exist. There is no such thing as "COVID-19" outside of a malevolent narrative foisted onto mankind. (p. 32)

One has to be extraordinarily creative to explain these numbers of excess deaths in various countries in the absence of a disease-causing virus. I haven't seen plausible alternative explanations from virus denialist corners, except that they suggest many deaths can be explained by medical maltreatment, vaccines(!) and the propagation of fear. Ah, so we all die because we are made afraid for that event? What about the long list of health-gurus or vaccine-refusers that have fallen victim to COVID-19?

Summary and conclusion

The summary provided by the authors is worth repeating in full:

  • The COVID-19 fraud is the work of international elites, the pharmaceutical industry, and complicit politicians working to a globalist agenda, the purpose of which appears to be the extinguishing of human rights and freedoms and the dismantling of democracy for purposes of controlling populations and the extortion of vast sums of money from countries on the basis that a disease, COVID-19, invented by the WHO, poses a serious threat to their populations.
  • Foundational to this agenda is the fraud that a novel coronavirus called SARS-CoV-2 has been found in and isolated from human subjects and shown to be causative of a disease called COVID-19. None of this has happened.
  • The proposed remedy for this supposed killer virus is a spike protein produced by a genetic sequence that is not found in nature but in a US patent from 2007. The "vaccines" based on this sequence have killed many thousands of people around the world and maimed and injured millions more.
  • The statistical basis of this phantom pandemic has been determined by the misapplication of a PCR method that has no established diagnostic (clinical) specificity. It has not diagnosed a single case of a novel illness and has only produced meaningless "COVID-19" case numbers.
  • Accordingly, the New Zealand Government is complicit in the worldwide COVID-19 fraud and thereby stands accused of reckless criminality, including human rights abuses, crimes against humanity, democide, acts of terror and mass murder. (p. 33)

In their Conclusion they urge the readers no longer to comply with government measures, in a peaceful way, but also express their wish "to encourage further investigation into the legitimacy of the methodologies being employed by the establishment virologists, as well as the misapplication of the PCR in clinical diagnostics." (p. 35)

Perhaps it would be more relevant if they start studying the methodologies they so lightheartedly misrepresent and reject, before succumbing to their prophecy of doom.

Appendix 1: "A Farewell to Virology"

Mark Bailey published a large paper - 67 pages - without irony called "A Farewell to Virology (Expert Edition)".[7] It was lavishly praised by Tom Cowan as "the most important paper that has been written about, well, this whole subject of the last two years. It is brilliantly and clearly written. Of course, you have to think a little bit... It goes over everything to do with how one knows there is a virus, how it has not been demonstrated that there are lab leaks, all the rest of it... It is a real effort, a heroic effort for humanity."[8]

If this is taken to be the most sophisticated statement around on virus denialism, it is disappointingly dyslectic on the subject of whole genomic sequencing. Bailey simply dismisses sequencing as a method of virus detection, whereas current virology fully relies on that technology. For him, metagenomic sequencing is "virology's final gasp." Viral genomes are merely digital fabrications, instead of accurate measurements of molecular sequences found in nature.

It is pointed out that with regard to virology, a far bigger concern than "computing resources" is that a process that can be employed for sequencing genetic material of known provenance (e.g. human, bacterial, and fungal cells) has morphed into algorithmic assembly of genetic fragments of unknown provenance...
It would seem that the combination of massively reduced sequencing costs and shortened time frames have accelerated the descent of virology into further anti-science, for which humanity is paying a very dear price for non-existent viruses that are invented at will and used as excuses for spurious interventions and enslavement. (p. 63)

Here's the crux of his critique:

Once again however, if nobody can culture or physically isolate alleged viruses, how can various genetic sequences in environmental samples be claimed to come from them? (p. 64)

A legitimate question, from the standpoint of layman's skepticism. But virological science just has moved on. In past chapters we have argued that viral genomes are exquisitely precise, recognizable as viral for those who can read them (see Part 6), viral variants are evidence for viral mutations and not just measurement errors or "failures to reproduce the index genome" (see Part 31), and lab leaks are definitely possible, if extermely rare (see Part 36).

Check out: 27 Covid-19 Myths &
83 Vaccine Myths from
To all those who claim SARS-CoV-2—or any virus—does not exist: the virosphere consists of 4 realms, 9 kingdoms, 16 phyla, 2 subphyla, 36 classes, 55 orders, 8 suborders, 168 families, 103 subfamilies, 1421 genera, 68 subgenera, 6590 species. Take that.

A summary of early parts of this series has appeared in the Dutch magazine Skepter 33(3), September 2020, as "Viruses don't exist" (covering Parts 1-5). German: Skeptiker (December 2020); English: (January 2021)

[1] Torsten Engelbrecht, Claus Köhnlein, Samantha Bailey, Stefano Scoglio, Virus Mania: Corona/COVID-19, Measles, Swine Flu, Cervical Cancer, Avian Flu, SARS, BSE, Hepatitis C, AIDS, Polio, Spanish Flue - How the medical industry continually invents epidemics, making billion-dollar profits at our expense, Books on Demand, 2021, 516 pages. Original German edition: Virus-Wahn, 2007. The new edition has forewords by Etienne de Harven, "Pioneer in Virology", Kelly Brogan, "Holistic Psychiatrist" and Andrew Kaufman, "Physician-Scientist". It is heavily referenced, with 1456 endnotes.

[2] "BAILEY v THE MEDICAL COUNCIL OF NEW ZEALAND [2021] NZHC 3168 [24 November 2021]"

[3] Wellington district courts reporter, "Doctor fails to stop investigation into Covid-19 misinformation videos",, Nov 24 2021.

[4] Mark Bailey and John Bevan Smith, "The Covid-19 Fraud & War on Humanity",, November 11, 2021. (PDF)

[5] Bill Gates, "Bill Gates: The next outbreak? We're not ready", 43,083,321 views, TED2015, March 2015.

[6] "Planet Waves FM Interview with Stephen Bustin, conducted by Eric F. Coppolino", New York, Monday, February 1, 2021, Full transcript posted on

[7] Mark Bailey, "A Farewell to Virology (Expert Edition)",, Sep 15, 2022.

[8] Tom Cowan, "Dr. Tom Cowan interviews Dr. Mark Bailey",, Sep 22, 2022.

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