Over 500,000 Pubmed articles mention "VIRUS" and "control group" or "control samples" or "negative control" or "positive control"
Anyone who tells you that virologists do not use controls is not capable of seeing the obvious.
I’ll just leave this little piece of information here for anyone who would care to see it.
(Click the link to see over 1/2 MILLION articles that mention the standard techniques of science re: studies of viruses.
Those who want to continue to say that virologists do not use controls have a LOT of reading to do.
I stopped listening to Kaufman when he apparently failed to read any comments telling him to use updated Koch's postulates:
Proffering iconoclastic ideas is good. Failure to read criticism is not.
Hey James, You have a PhD, correct? It's really hard for me to understand how you don't grok this. I'm a complete layman in this field (retired computer systems engineer), but I also lack any post nominal letters. I'm a college dropout, and a HS dropout before that. (I had to get a GED to join the USN)
The problem is outlined quite clearly here:
The problem is that every scientific experiment must have an independent variable (e.g, the presence of SARS-CoV-2 in a sample) and a dependent variable (the so-called cytopathic effects (CPE) observed in purported "viral tissue culture").
What we want to ensure is that the observed effect is not an artifact of the experimental conditions. So the control in such a case would be to repeat the experiment with a neutral substance, like h2o, or better yet, nothing at all. THIS HAS NEVER BEEN DONE IN THE HISTORY OF VIROLOGY*.
(* With the exception of the self-published paper by Dr. Stefan Lanka, which showed the CPE effects were found even in the control, meaning THE WHOLE DAMN PROCEDURE IS UNREPEATABLE and thus INVALID)
Anyway, since you are so confident that control experiments have been done on the fundamental axiomatic tools of virology, then you should have no problem becoming a signatory to the Settling the Virus Debate statement.
It's absolutely free, the project has already been independently funded by a generous anonymous donor.
All you have to do is say, "Yes, I endorse the Settling the Virus Debate statement, and its proposal to run a blinded, properly controlled validation procedure of the fundamental tools of virology: isolation, sequencing, SEM photography, and pathogenicity via natural modes of exposure."
So, will you?