Rare Cancers: It Must Be the Virus, Because SURELY It Can’t Be…

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Respiratory viruses have zero history of causing cancer, as some other viruses do. 

But we are supposed to believe that for the first time a respiratory virus is responsible for a mysterious spike in rare cancers (and so-called “turbo cancers”) being seen in the United States and other Western countries. 


Generally speaking, I have refrained from writing about the apparent link between the mRNA vaccines and cancer, because everything is anecdotal so far, and some increases in cancer in young people actually predate the pandemic and are thus linked to some other, unknown variable. 

But since The Washington Post has written an article linking the COVID virus to an increase in rare cancers, I feel I have a right to comment.

The article is ridiculous. It goes out of its way to link the virus to cancer, while admitting that this would be the first time that a respiratory virus caused cancer. 

Hmm. I wonder what else is unique about the past few years? Unique link to cancer. Unique kind of genetically modified injection. 

Obviously, there can’t be a connection, right? Because these injections are A VERY GOOD THING™ and utterly unquestionable.


It was 2021, a year into the coronavirus pandemic, and as he slid into a chair, Patel shared that he’d just seen a patient in his 40s with cholangiocarcinoma, a rare and lethal cancer of the bile ducts that typically strikes people in their 70s and 80s. Initially, there was silence, and then one colleague after another said they’d recently treated patients who had similar diagnoses. Within a year of that meeting, the office had recorded seven such cases.

“I’ve been in practice 23 years and have never seen anything like this,” Patel, CEO of Carolina Blood and Cancer Care Associates, later recalled. Asutosh Gor, another oncologist, agreed: “We were all shaken.”

There was other weirdness, too: multiple patients contending with multiple types of cancer arising almost simultaneously, and more than a dozen new cases of other rare cancers.

Increasingly, Patel was left with an unsettling thought: Could the coronavirus be inflaming the embers of cancer?

Could it? Perhaps, but what else was happening at that time? And has anybody thought about an alternative explanation?

How about this doctor, who is a big vaccine booster and recommended the COVID vaccine?


Goldman’s cancer, for which he had been getting treatment and which seemed under control, went crazy almost immediately after he got a third shot. He is pretty certain it was because of the shot, despite his having been eager to get it. He is an immunologist, and led the EU’s Innovative Medicines Initiative, so he is hardly a Right-wing crank. 

Serge’s bushy eyebrows furrowed when he spoke with Michel after having seen the scans. (“I will always remember his face, it was just incredible,” Michel told me.) The pictures showed a brand-new barrage of cancer lesions—so many spots that it looked like someone had set off fireworks inside Michel’s body. More than that, the lesions were now prominent on both sides of the body, with new clusters blooming in Michel’s right armpit in particular, and along the right side of his neck.

When Michel’s hematologist saw the scan, she told him to report directly to the nearest hospital pharmacy. He’d have to start on steroid pills right away, she told him. Such a swift progression for lymphoma in just three weeks was highly unusual, and he could not risk waiting a single day longer.

The Washington Post, though, dismisses out of hand the idea that the jab could have anything to do with the spike in rare cancers in younger people post-pandemic. Out of the question. Literally, you may not even ask. 


It simply has to be the virus, even though coronaviruses, the flu, and RSV don’t cause cancer. Never ever. 

But there is no real world data linking SARS-CoV-2 to cancer, and some scientists remain skeptical.

John T. Schiller, a National Institutes of Health researcher and pioneer in the study of cancer-causing viruses, said pathogens known to cause cancer persist in the body long-term. But the class of respiratory viruses that includes influenza and RSV — a family that counts the coronavirus as a member — infects a patient and then typically goes away instead of lingering and is not believed to cause cancer.

“You can never say never, but that sort of … virus does not suggest being implicated in cancers,” Schiller said.

David Tuveson, director of the Cancer Center at Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and former president of the American Association for Cancer Research, said there’s no evidence the coronavirus directly transforms cells to make them cancerous. But that may not be the full story.

Of course, it isn’t the full story. Coronaviruses don’t cause cancer. We know that, since people get them all the time. The common cold is often a coronavirus. It would be rather shocking to discover that, this ONE time, one suddenly does. 

So what else has only happened ONE TIME that overlaps with the pandemic period? I can think of not one thing, can you?


Well, perhaps a thing or two. But not the thing that must not be named.

Weeraratna said that while she believes the Colorado study’s findings are important, they should be interpreted with caution. Studies in mice often do not translate to human experiences. She said it’s also important to emphasize that the research and other recent papers focusing on covid and cancer involve acute infection or long covid; they do not suggest a link between the coronavirus vaccine and cancer — misinformation that some anti-vaccine groups have spread in recent months.

So…coronaviruses don’t cause cancer, except this unique one. And the unique mRNA shot absolutely, positively has NOTHING to do with this unique event in medical history. 

Yeah, right.