#40: Are viruses real or not?

Against a backdrop of an admittedly wild couple of years with COVID-19, lockdowns, masking, vaccines rushed to market, and statistics that have been shown to be wildly manipulated, perhaps one of the most confusing things are self-proclaimed experts who proclaim confidently that viruses simply don’t exist.

Now that I’ve had no less than three listeners wonder if that claim has any basis in fact, I think it’s time we looked more deeply into it.

As one of the most fascinating diseases I’m familiar with offers some great insight into this question, let’s put the spotlight on rabies to answer this.

Rabies has been plaguing mankind for centuries, long before viruses were even a glimmer in scientists’ eyes.

As it’s such a horrible, scary and usually fatal disease, and one that you’re being told to repeatedly vaccinate against, we’ll use rabies to see if a virus might be involved. 

Or is it simply “terrain” responsible for people dying in the 10’s of thousands from rabies every year?

Links for this episode

Two virologists talking viruses vs exosomes in the context of COVID-19.

Scanning electron microscope images of the rabies virus.

More on Germ Theory vs Terrain from my blog.

Sign on for my free Rabies Short Course if you haven’t already and want to know more about this disease.

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  1. Jeanette on August 29, 2023 at 9:25 am

    Great show

  2. MS on June 11, 2023 at 9:21 am

    Just wondering if now, after even MORE evidence those “viruses” you reference above as existing, in fact do not exist and are not pathogenic and have NEVER been proven to be pathogenic (even if your claim of existence were ever true), if you have altered your position on this?

    • Will Falconer, DVM on June 11, 2023 at 11:55 pm

      Evidence? Or opinion? Huge difference.
      If viruses 1. Don’t exist and/or 2. are not pathogenic, please explain why whenever volunteer vets go into African countries or India and rabies vaccinate as many dogs as they possibly can, the human incidence of rabies (and its death rate) drops to near zero? Did those people somehow get healthier coincidental to the vaccine push?
      Terrain has its place, as I’ve written about, but that doesn’t negate the fact of virus existence nor pathology resulting from them.
      It takes a lot of hubris for those holding that view to think that decades of virus research by thousands of immunologists and virologists worldwide has all either been a ruse or a gross miscalculation.

  3. Ellen Rolfe on March 5, 2023 at 12:44 pm

    I live in Ct. I have Lyme disease and tics are out of control here in Milford Ct. my German shepherd is 3. I wish I knew more about the negative impacts of the vaccines but the VCA is one hospital for the routine use of non core and core vaccines. They are so good at making you feel guilty for saying that you have a lot of concerns about how many vaccines they recommend or scare you in believing they are not safe without the flea and heart worm prevention . I don’t want to hurt my dog as he already is on raw but I am not going to go into that but he had been diagnosed with fribrotic myopathy in the back hind leg . It’s very hard to see my young boy going through this but what do I use for prevention as it does make things a bit hard as he got fleas when I tried natural methods. It’s a law that he has to vaccinated for rabies in nov. I’m just confused about how and what to do ? He also has still despite a raw diet been scratching all the time and I see flaky skin on lower back and he shed so much! I’m just trying my best to help him get better!

  4. Joya on October 11, 2022 at 10:02 pm

    Thank you. So much confusion here with many of the doctors charging money for people to listen to their exosome terrain debates or discussions. Nice to hear some common sense, and for free!!!

  5. Mark Willis on March 30, 2022 at 12:58 pm

    Its not one or the other (germ theory vs terrain theory), its both, and more.

    So much of what is wrong with science* is the assignment of causality from within a world of effects. Is fear a virus? Is ignorance?

    *- not talking about skeptical inquiry based on experiments(experience) to expand understanding of the world inside and around us(nature/god); rather the god whose nature is conveyed only through ordained officially credentialed priests, and never to be questioned, only repeated by programmed robots.

    Knowing requires experience, everything else is beLIEving.

  6. Jeanne on March 30, 2022 at 10:35 am

    You make a grave error with your statement that “virologists have identified viruses for 40 years”, I believe is what you stated. It is clear you need to do some serious research into that. A virus has never yet been isolated and identified nor been able to make a healthy animal or person ill with the same symptoms.

    • Will Falconer, DVM on March 30, 2022 at 10:07 pm

      It sounds like you didn’t follow the links I provided. Listen/read those and then respond please. Explain rabies to me, especially.

      • Jason Holt on April 6, 2022 at 10:37 pm

        Can you prove rabies is transmitted via bites? What percent of dog bites result in Rabies? Which countries/regions experience the highest rabies infections? Could the damage caused by animal bites be proportionately higher in impoverished/polluted regions of the world? If so, rabies may he a mere nutrient deficiency made apparent when a bitten person in these impoverished areas struggles to heal effectively after a bite.

        • Will Falconer, DVM on April 8, 2022 at 12:29 am

          I’ll put this back on you, Jason, as I’ve studied the disease extensively and it’s obvious you have not. If you’re generally curious, you’ll be able to search all these answers out for yourself. Another good place to get smart about rabies is my free Rabies Short Course. A bite from a rabid animal is a completely different phenomenon than any other dog bite! All the best in your research, guaranteed to be eye opening!

  7. Esmerelda on March 29, 2022 at 11:12 am

    Research Amandha Vollmer

    • Deborah on March 29, 2022 at 11:56 am

      Yes! Amandha fan here

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