I work as an anaesthetist and intensivist and sometimes / rarely the patients who are admitted to intensive care and their families are very upset and would shout at my colleagues, even calling them murderers, because the "virus doesn't exist". Of course my colleagues think they are derranged and privately laugh at these people, but actually there is a reason why, the statement, 'covid-19 is not caused by a virus,' is true. I will explain this now, but it's complex so this post is going to be lengthy, but hopefully easy to read.
First off, having a disease, even a "viral disease", doesn't mean it is caused by what we call a virus. Even though there is a decades long culture of studying viruses, with nobel prize winning scientists, and a whole field of virology and microbiologists who subspecialise in virology - it's possible that they are all wrong. So, put yourself in the mindset that a huge mistake has been made in the understanding of a virus, that all these people are wrong and now I will explain how, and what a virus actually is.
Scurvy used to spread through ships and people must have thought there is some contagion, if we had no knowledge of vit C deficiency, then these days we might have assumed it's a virus. Actually, we probably could relate scurvy to a virus because, what we call a virus should appear in people who have the disease of scurvy... and indeed on land we call this disease, Ebola.
Viruses are part of the communication mechanisms between cells, they contain genetic material in a protein capsule and they have receptors on top that bind to cells. Cells produce it, especially dying cells, to alarm other cells that there is high toxicity in the environment so that they all enter a state of conservation of life, therefore a person in that state will enter that mode and that removes all the energy from the body creating discomfort. So a cell that receives a toxic signal for whatever reason triggers the alarm by excreting what science calls a "virus." To alert others.
If the toxicity is greater than a certain range, then many cells will secrete what is called a virus, which is also a cellular mechanism for excreting or getting rid of internal toxicity. So a person with, let's say, flu, gets like this because of an energy collapse caused mostly by prolonged stress, so their body goes into shock, and other opportunistic organisms take advantage of a weak immune system, I mean bacteria, staph, candid, and so on, which were previously in a state of balance with the body. This extra toxicity causes the excretion of this cellular exosubstance that we call "viruses".
It has two main functions. A.- Give the alarm to other cells, by passing genetic information on, coding the nature of the alarm. (a good example of this, is blood oranges, which start out as normal oranges but when the environment becomes cold this triggers the release of a virus to warn the cells in the orange that it is a certain amount of cold, which triggers the transformation into what we call a blood orange, see: https://youtu.be/Tryg5UCp6fI?t=2942) B.- Excrete the accumulated toxicity inside (when relevant) to try to survive.
So if a cell enters a state of toxicity, like a person's throat cell because they have been breathing cold air for a long time in a state of prolonged stress, then the bacteria in the throat are thrown out of balance by the stimulus of cold and the suppressed or weak immune system. And the cells in the throat will start to secrete what humans call the flu virus. It is the effect of a problem, not the cause, we have it backwards.
Now something else happens ... When a person has a lot of flu, all their mucous membranes secrete that toxicity, that's what mucus is for, to get rid of what the body does not need, more than anything else of toxins of all kinds. So those secretions come out with coughs and sneezes and are full of viruses, but which could be more accurately described as exogenous-type cellular secretions, so these secretions, badly called viruses, are in the air and enter the mucous membranes of another person.
Remember these are alarm signals that something is wrong so these exo-genes enter the other person's biology and that other person's cellular receptors interpret it for what it is ... an alarm, and if that person is also under a lot of stress, that will trigger a chain signal making that person sick too.
But if that other person is not under stress and has a healthy immune system, another person's exo-gene signal will come through and perhaps alarm a group of cells but their body will quickly say, in its own way, that nothing is wrong and that person does not get sick. So that is why some people get the flu and others don't.
It is worth mentioning that when a person is under a lot of stress, it is most likely that the person is not alone under that stress but that their companions, the other people in their family or community are also under it. So the weaker person will begin to excrete that toxicity and start a chain reaction with their entire family for the exo-gene warning signs it gives off.
Now, each type of "virus", that as I have said is only exo-gene, has precise information and precise receptors that can only be coupled to one class of cells and not to others. In other words, it is specific to a species or even to a specific area or group of cells within a body.
That is, if a bird has a disease that attacks the filaments or roots of the feathers, it will secrete those exo-gene signals and they will be in the air, and perhaps a human being breathes it in... The receptors do not match the ones of human cells, so it does not couple and does not pass its information ... Or in the event that if it does... the receiving human cell will say: wait, I have no feathers, this alarm information is for Goldfinches and Swallows .... and will discard the information. This is why a virus is said to be specific to one species or another.
But species, especially those in the same family in general yes they share cell receptors, it is why cats can "get sick" from the flu if a human sneezes. Because even though it is a cat, exo-gene receptors are compatible and if the cat is under stress or favorable conditions, it will also trigger symptoms.
Now if you have a culture of healthy cells in a laboratory culture and you introduce a virus (badly called virus) it will be coupled to the first one it finds and this cell will give off the alarm, secreting more viruses (exo-gene) and it will start a chain reaction which virologists misinterpret as "a viral infection". And this invasion in a laboratory test tube will be dramatic because those cells are not supported by an immune system because they are outside of a body. Also in the case of viral cultures the cells in the medium are starved of nutrients and primed with poisonous antibiotics - i.e., they are under a lot of stress.
Science is in diapers with all of this. I have found some very basic ground works that say there are cellular secretions that "look" like viruses but are not. They do not go beyond that. So, with covid there is no pathogenic virus of any kind. We have it all upside down, mistaking correlation for causation and having little to no knowledge of what "viruses" are. This also implies that the virus gain of function angle is irrelevent, although I have no doubt that such research was conducted, it makes little to no difference in the real world.
But there is more!
So these people in Wuhan or wherever they were, were seeing great toxicity in the bodies of the sick from other things like for example 5G type electromagnetic radiation & air pollution, so they did their human studies ... and found what they call "viruses". And these are only alarm signals triggered between cells because of high environmental toxicity. And ignorant doctors said that was the reason. A virus! And they raise the alarm.
They develop a very basic test to detect certain proteins, which are those of cellular exo-gene secretion and if someone has more than a certain number of them, then they are said to have covid-19. And of course they raise the alarm, they lock up the population, the Chinese start with their outrages, their population is in survival mode and under much, much stress and ... not surprisingly they secrete more exo-gene, they give them the test and surprise they also have covid-19. Lock them up! Then it passes to more people to everyone and there they have their pandemic. That is why it is in part a pandemic of fear, and the numbers are manipulated using silly rules such as everyone who dies of any cause within 28 days of a positive test died of covid etc... And now, the all cause mortality really is going up because of... vaccines and ongoing fear / stress and rebranding the flu as covenza or whatever they are up to these days...
If you want to understand some work that has been done on this front, then I recommend the booklet called Breaking The Spell by Tom Cowan, which goes into more detail about the viral culture and how the field of virology has failed to do the control experiment. To prove his point, he funded the control experiment i.e., doing the viral culture without the virus specimen and got sars-cov-2 out the other end.