Documents held showing SARS-COV2 has been isolated and Causes COVID-19

Public Health England did not have the information requested.

Dear Public Health England,

I would like to see:

All records in the possession, custody or control of Public Health England describing the isolation of a SARS-COV-2 virus, directly from a sample taken from a diseased patient, where the patient sample was not first combined with any other source of genetic material (i.e. monkey kidney cells aka vero cells; liver cancer cells).

Please note that I am using "isolation" in the every-day sense of the word: the act of separating a thing(s) from everything else. I am not requesting records where "isolation of SARS-COV-2" refers *instead* to:

• the culturing of something, or
• the performance of an amplification test (i.e. a PCR test), or
• the sequencing of something.

Please also note that my request is not limited to records that were authored by the PHE or that pertain to work done by the PHE. My request includes any sort of record, for example (but not limited to) any published peer-reviewed study that the PHE has downloaded or printed.

Please provide enough information about each record so that I may identify and access each record with certainty (i.e. title, author(s), date, journal, where the public may access it).”

Yours faithfully,

Andrew Johnson

FOI, Public Health England

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Dear Andrew Johnson,

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Kind Regards,

Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
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FOI, Public Health England

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Dear Andrew Johnson

Please find attached Public Health England's response to your request.

FOI Team
Public Accountability Unit
Public Health England
[Public Health England request email]
www.gov.uk/phe Follow us on Twitter @PHE uk

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Reverend Croad left an annotation ()

They have none because this virus, if real, was used simply used as an excuse for totalitarianism