Considering the level of threat it actually posed, Covid-19 did not merit the overwhelming global response it has received, Davis argues. As we know, this response has included forced lockdowns, massive social and economic dislocation (leading to mental health epidemics), undemocratic emergency decrees, new invasive forms of censorship, and restrictions of previously guaranteed freedoms, as well as essentially mandated vaccinations — plus, if we continue along this path, enforced booster shots (as Israel has already introduced) and biometric IDs or vaccine passports (as hundreds of thousands in Italy are now protesting against).
Davis writes the book as if he were a lawyer building a criminal case. His research is extensive and includes links to a vast number of science papers, think tank presentations, and supporting articles. He argues, for example, that Covid death rates were inflated to amplify fear and compliance. Unfortunately his rhetorical style is quite heavy-handed, and in many cases, he pushes the logic of his argument too far. Even so, while reading it, a lot of puzzle pieces fell into place for me. While I still consider the idea that this was an intentionally engineered pseudopandemic to be a hypothesis, I find it a compelling and viable one. In what follows, I first want to review the book sympathetically and then explore where I disagree or find myself unsure.
Davis argues: “The pseudopandemic was a psychological operation used to control billions through fear. By looking at this evidence we can identify those who had the means, opportunity and motive to commit the greatest fraud ever perpetrated on humanity.” Davis believes that the virus was pounced on as an opportunity by a conspiracy of super-wealthy, politically powerful interests focused on a particular agenda. They continue to use this fake, or highly exaggerated, emergency to drive global civilization toward the outcome they desire: A dystopian future based on complete corporate control and transhumanist technologies such as genetic modification and microchip brain implants.