Right on cue, the Big Pharma-funded mainstream media is propagating fear around the recent report that one man in Abu Dhabi has Middle Eastern respiratory syndrome (MERS), a viral respiratory infection caused by a coronavirus called Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV). Yet, since the first documented case in 2012, there have been 2,605 cases of MERS globally and 936 “associated deaths.” Still, despite the low number of MERS cases over the past 13 years, recent headlines have labeled it a “killer coronavirus,” and the Bill Gates-funded World Health Organization (WHO)—which seeks to control global health—has warned that it expects more incidents of the “potentially fatal” disease to be reported.

In 2017, in a move designed to prop MERS up for future pandemic status, the WHO announced “critical next steps to accelerate the response to the global public health threat posed by MERS-CoV.” The announcement centered around a meeting of more than 130 experts from 33 countries, organizations, and research institutes who met in Geneva to discuss MERS, which typically spreads through direct or indirect contact with dromedary camels, the natural host and zoonotic source of the MERS-CoV infection. According to the WHO—which has relentlessly tracked MERS cases each month for years—MERS-CoV has demonstrated the ability to be transmitted between humans. So far, the WHO notes that observed non-sustained human-to-human transmission has occurred among close contacts and in healthcare settings, with limited human-to-human transmission elsewhere.

Nonetheless, the Abu Dhabi patient, a 28-year-old seemingly otherwise healthy male non-healthcare worker, has no history of contact with MERS-CoV human cases and no recent travel outside the UAE. He also has no known direct contact with animals, including dromedary camels, and has not consumed their raw products. After initially being diagnosed with acute pancreatitis, acute kidney injury, and sepsis, the patient was referred to an intensive care unit (ICU) at a government hospital, where he was put on a mechanical ventilator. Contacted on July 10, 2023, by the International Health Regulations National Focal Point (IHR NFP) of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), the WHO stated that “he deteriorated and a nasopharyngeal swab was collected on 21 [July] and tested positive for MERS-CoV by PCR on 23 [July] 2023.”

After the positive diagnosis using the speculative PCR test, the WHO wasted no time identifying and contacting the 108 people with whom the patient had been in contact. With no family members or household contacts identified by the UAE, the other contacts were monitored for 14 days from the last date of exposure to the MERS-CoV patient. After that time, no secondary cases were identified. Prior to the current case, the last MERS-CoV infection reported from the UAE was in November 2021. The first laboratory-confirmed case of MERS-CoV in the UAE was in July 2013. Since then, the UAE has reported 94 cases of the virus (including this current case) and 12 associated deaths. The WHO highlights a case fatality ratio (CFR) of 13%. Overall, the WHO and the mainstream media puppets report a global CFR of 36% for those diagnosed with MERS.

They also stress that although several MERS-CoV-specific vaccines and treatments are in development, no vaccine-specific treatment is currently available. With mRNA center stage thanks to COVID-19, a crystal ball is not needed to know that a vaccine is not far off. After all, the WHO has declared MERS-CoV a priority pathogen for worldwide research and vaccine development “due to its epidemic potential and the insufficient countermeasures available.” Predictably, Bill Gates‘ Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) is supporting vaccine development against MERS-CoV and other emerging diseases based on platform technologies using DNA, mRNA, viral vector, and protein subunit vaccines.

There is little doubt that the hyped-up fear around one case of MERS-CoV, with its 36% global CFR, will be used to promote vaccination when Gates and his cronies are ready. After all, a deadly disease that has now inflicted someone without a camel in sight is a reason to be frightened. Nevertheless, what the WHO and the media fail to highlight is the fact that, just like with COVID-19, a significant percentage of the patients that have died after contracting MERS-CoV had serious and often life-threatening underlying comorbid conditions. The significance of this truth cannot be ignored.

Indeed, a significant 2019 study in PubMed is recklessly being omitted from the exaggerated MERS narrative. Titled “Prevalence of comorbidities in cases of Middle East respiratory syndrome coronavirus: a retrospective study” and published on November 5, 2018, the study reviewed all lab-confirmed cases of MERS-CoV infection in Saudi Arabia (where the virus is most prevalent) reported to the Ministry of Health of Saudi Arabia between April 23, 2014 and June 7, 2016. The researchers found that patients with comorbidities had a higher mortality risk than those without—a whopping 83.6% vs. 16.4%, P < 0.0001.

Yet, instead of promoting ways to improve the health of society to better prevail over a virus that has killed 936 people over the past 13 years, billions of taxpayer dollars are spent to stoke fear, tinker with viruses, and create dangerous vaccines. With the assurance of more pandemics (thus, more draconian measures), people must pay attention and take charge of their health. In highlighting the significant impact of comorbidities related to surviving MERS-CoV, study researchers confirmed the importance of maintaining good health, stating:

“Of the 281 confirmed cases, 160 (56.9%) involved comorbidities, wherein diabetes mellitus, hypertension, ischemic heart disease, congestive heart failure, end-stage renal disease, and chronic kidney disease were significantly associated with mortality from MERS-CoV and two or three comorbidities significantly affected the fatality rates from MERS-CoV. The findings of this study show that old age and the existence of underlying comorbidities significantly increase mortality from MERS-CoV.”

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Tracy Beanz & Michelle Edwards

Tracy Beanz is an investigative journalist with a focus on corruption. She is known for her unbiased, in-depth coverage of the COVID-19 pandemic. She hosts the Dark to Light podcast, found on all major video and podcasting platforms. She is a bi-weekly guest on the Joe Pags Radio Show, has been on Steve Bannon’s WarRoom and is a frequent guest on Emerald Robinson’s show. Tracy is Editor-in-chief at UncoverDC.com