Book Review: The Contagion Myth by Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell


The Contagion Myth by Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell does a great job of investigating the real cause of pandemics – and urges the read to rethink the concept of disease itself.

The Contagion Myth

is a book written jointly by Dr. Tom Cowan and Sally Fallon Morell, who have known each other a long time and who have worked together in many ways, such as in their roles at The Weston A. Price Foundation. Cowan was thrust into the spotlight early on in the COVID scamdemic after this short 10-minute clip of him talking about the 5G-COVID connection went viral (so to speak – although after reading this book, you’ll realize that is a dead analogy). In that clip, he explained how viruses are not the cause of anything, including disease, but rather the excretions of cells that are already poisoned. He also explained, elucidating the ideas of Arthur Firstenberg (The Invisible Rainbow: A History of Electricity and Life), that all pandemics of the last 150 years have been preceded by a marked upstep or advancement in the electrification of the Earth. He has since been a solid voice of reason amidst all the COVID hysteria and fear, calmly pointing out time and time again that the SARS-CoV-2 virus has never been isolated, using mainstream sources and studies such as those from the CDC itself. Before reading further, I encourage any readers who have not already read my article Deep Down the Virus Rabbit Hole – Question Everything to do so, in order to understand the background to many of the themes discussed below, including germ theory and terrain theory.

Contagion: Truth or Myth?

One of the key studies that inadvertently pierced germ theory and the idea of scary, dangerous and lethal germs (be they viruses, bacteria, fungi or anything else) waiting to invade and destroy unsuspecting organisms was the now infamous experiment conducted by Dr. Milton Rosenau, a lieutenant commander in the US Navy. The study, entitled EXPERIMENTS TO DETERMINE MODE OF SPREAD OF INFLUENZA, was published in JAMA in 1919. This article has a good synopsis:

“Perhaps the most interesting epidemiological studies conducted during the 1918-1919 pandemic were the human experiments conducted by the Public Health Service and the U.S. Navy under the supervision of Milton Rosenau on Gallops Island, the quarantine station in Boston Harbor, and on Angel Island, its counterpart in San Francisco.

The experiment began with 100 volunteers from the Navy who had no history of influenza. Rosenau was the first to report on the experiments conducted at Gallops Island in November and December 1918. His first volunteers received first one strain and then several strains of Pfeiffer bacillus by spray and swab into their noses and throats and then into their eyes.

When that procedure failed to produce disease, others were inoculated with mixtures of other organisms isolated from the throats and noses of influenza patients. Next, some volunteers received injections of blood from influenza patients.

Finally, 13 of the volunteers were taken into an influenza ward and exposed to 10 influenza patients each. Each volunteer was to shake hands with each patient, to talk with him at close range, and to permit him to cough directly into his face.

None of the volunteers in these experiments developed influenza. Rosenau was clearly puzzled … The research conducted at Angel Island and that continued in early 1919 in Boston broadened this research by inoculating with the Mathers streptococcus and by including a search for filter-passing agents, but it produced similar negative results. It seemed that what was acknowledged to be one of the most contagious of communicable diseases could not be transferred under experimental conditions.”

In The Contagion Myth, Cowan spends a good length of time (replete with plenty of footnotes) going through all the environmental, electrical and chemical causes of pandemics, convincingly showing that there is no need to invent stories of “killer viruses” when there are so many other obvious factors and causes, such as electrification, radiation, gases (methane, which could the real cause of malaria), chemical poisoning (e.g. DDT, which could be the real cause of polio), bedbugs (which could be the real cause of smallpox), leptospirosis and many more.

Essentially, what the authors are proposing is that so called “contagion” can actually be explained by communal or mass poisoning in an area – by everyone being subjected to the same toxicity/deficiency that gives rise to the disease. A certain cause occurs (people all in the same area are exposed to toxic EM fields, toxic gases or toxic chemicals, or are all subject to poor sanitation) and then a disease arises where everyone shares similar symptoms. There is no need for anyone to “pass” or “catch” anything – at least not on the physical level in terms of particles or viruses. However, the phenomenon of resonance comes into this (see below).

From AIDS to COVID – The Same Scam Repeats Itself

I have discussed in other articles how the COVID scamdemic is a repeat of previous scamdemics (e.g. the 1976 Swine Flu scamdemic) but on a much grander scale. There are many fascinating connections and coincidences between AIDS and COVID. COVID paranoia is very similar to AIDS hysteria. In both cases, the official narrative (pumped up by a fearmongering MSM) proclaimed that there was a strange new disease; that this disease was caused by a lethal and contagious virus (HIV or SARS-CoV-2); that the science was settled about its origin and cause; that the cure was from Big Pharma experimental drugs (AZT or Remdesivir) which turned out to be highly toxic and deadly to many; and for both, Dr. Fauci was the ringleader pushing the fraudulent narrative and toxic treatments. In yet another twist, data shows those fake-vaccinated against COVID are more likely to develop immune dysfunction (known as AIDS).

The authors go into this in detail. Here is a quote from the chapter:

“AIDS was not a disease new to the 1970s and early 1980s. In fact, it is the same disease as the condition caused by immune-suppressive drugs used to prevent people from rejecting organs such as a heart or kidney after a transplant. The only thing new about the disease was the appearance of a new type of cancer called Kaposi’s sarcoma. AIDS is not a specific disease at all. It simply means a collapse of the cell-mediated immune system, known, even in the 1970s, to have many diverse causes. With the collapse of the immune system, you see conditions like frequent infections, TB, mononucleosis, peripheral neuropathy, and Guillain-Barre syndrome – all of which often come under the rubric of AIDS.

The new part of the disease, Kaposi’s sarcoma, has been definitively linked to the use of “poppers” (alkyl nitrite drugs), which are immune-suppressive. This drug was used to relax the anal sphincter and facilitate anal intercourse. The vast majority of people who got Kaposi’s sarcoma were gay men who used poppers (never people who ‘acquired the virus’ from any other source). Once the poppers stopped in the gay community, so did Kaposi’s sarcoma.

In spite of forty years of research, no one has isolated an HIV virus from any bodily fluid of a person suffering from AIDS. Not once … No one has ever documented transmission of any purified HIV virus from one person or one animal to another with any resultant sickness. Not once.”

Rethinking the Model of Disease; Resonance as an Alternative Explanation to Contagion

One of the most fascinating chapters of the book is chapter 7, when the authors tackle the difficult question: if contagion is a myth, then how can one explain the seeming transfer of a disease from one person to another (especially childhood diseases like measles or chicken pox, or STDs [sexually transmitted diseases])? The authors explain:

“After starvation and toxicity are accounted for, we can admit that some diseases can be spread by a kind of energetic resonance as predicted by a careful and accurate study of the nature of physical stuff, carried out by Luc Montagnier.

Here’s how the experiment goes: first, one puts DNA or RNA in water (beaker one). Then one puts a collection of nucleic acids (the chemicals that make up the DNA and RNA) in a separate water beaker (beaker two), in another part of the room. Then one introduces an energy source, such as UV or infrared light and shines that on beaker one, which contains the formed DNA or RNA. In time, the exact same sequence of DNA or RNA will form out of the raw materials in beaker two.

There is no possibility of physical connection between the two beakers. The only conclusion one can draw from this simple experiment is that the DNA or RNA in the first beaker has a resonance energy picked up by the second beaker. This resonance energy then becomes the blueprint for the formation of the identical piece of DNA or RNA in the second beaker. This revolutionary experiment is clear and simple – and repeatable.

This formation of DNA or RNA in the second beaker can happen only if both beakers have water in them. Without water, no resonance is possible.”

Cowan then explains how this applies to childhood diseases:

“When one applies this discovery to viruses (or exosomes) said to cause measles, chicken pox, or herpes, it is possible that since these particles called viruses or exosomes are simply packages of DNA or RNA, they emit their own resonant frequencies. In a way not yet determined, each frequency creates an expression that we call a disease; however, the frequency will create what we call illness only if there is a purpose or reason for the illness.

Chicken pox is a universal way for children to live a long life. Children who experience chicken pox have less disease (and especially less cancer) than do children who haven’t had chicken pox. The same holds for measles, mumps, and most childhood “infectious” diseases.

Why do measles and chicken pox seem to be infectious? One child puts out the message through exosomes that now is the time to go through the detoxifying experience called chicken pox. Other children in their home or class or town receive the message and begin the same detoxification experience. In the end, the children are all better off for having “sung” together.

With an illness like herpes, resonance may also be at play. (Also, a collagen deficiency may contribute to the genital irritations in patients with herpes and other STDs). So when two people come together in the highly charged act of sex, a situation in which this resonance acts strongly, it is no surprise that the couple might resonate together and create identical DNA or RNA, in a manner similar to what occurred in the beaker. To a virologist, this looks like the appearance of a new contagious virus. To a realistic observer, it is two people forging an intimate genetic connection. This observation, rather than proving contagion, teaches us about the mystery we call life. It teaches us again that the materialistic conception of the ‘wily attack virus’ is an impoverished, inaccurate view of the world. And it teaches us to forgo simplistic explanations and look into the deepest mysteries of life if we are to create a world of health and freedom.”

The authors then finish this chapter by encouraging us to rethink the role of the humble virus:

“The discoveries about the resonant properties of genetic material can also help us explain how human and animals adjust to new situations – a new toxin or new electromagnetic frequencies – not by competition and survival of the fittest, but through the harmonizing of shared experience … It’s clear that the theory of natural selection following random mutations cannot explain how humans and animals adapt to new situations in time for these mutations to be useful. So how do we adapt? Our threatened cells produce exosomes containing DNA and RNA, which have a unique resonance. The pattern of this genetic material will quickly pass to others through resonance … This is the role of “viruses” in nature; they are physical-resonance forms of genetic material that code for changes happening in the environment. They provide real-time genetic adaption. It’s a totally ingenious system that we have missed by assuming that viruses are hostile and dangerous. A war on viruses is nothing more than a war on the forward evolution of humanity.”

Other Chapters: Electricification/EMF/5G and the Importance of Proper Water

The authors have some good chapters on the COVID fake-vaccine, the PCR and antibody testing scams and other aspects of the COVID scamdemic. However, what stands out to me, apart from the chapters which question “contagion” and prompt us to rethink health, disease and the role of the virus, are the 2 chapters on electricification/EMF/5G and the importance of water. They go to great lengths stressing how electricification has caused disease ever since it was introduced and augmented over the centuries, and highlight the 5G-COVID connection. I was particularly impressed by their chapter on water, which discusses Dr. Gerald Pollock and Dr. Gilbert Ling who were the first to describe the 4th stage of water:

“Pollack coined the term EZ (exclusion zone) water. Fourth-phase water [has molecules that] form a crystalline structure that can be millions of molecules deep; this structure excludes every mineral and every other type of molecule or chemical from its midst. The water outside the EZ is ‘bulk’ water, which contains minerals and dissolved compounds. It is basically ‘disordered,’ whereas EZ water is ‘ordered’ … EZ water is the perfect ‘structure’ for life processes because this fourth phase water gel can be shaped by the proteins, minerals, nucleic acids, lipids and other substances in our body to form any shape or configuration of gel.”

Cowan goes on to discuss the power of EZ water in healing. This particular section is very interesting, since it highlights how we as humans, composed of around 70% water, are poisoning ourselves, or at the very least causing ourselves disease, just by drinking contaminated, unstructured, disordered or dead water on a daily basis:

“Water consumed by healthy nonindustrialized peoples had four characteristics: First, the water was free of toxins … Today’s water contains chlorine and chloramine, which are toxic to our microbiome, as well as to the rest of our body. Today’s water contains fluoride [and] microplastics … Municipal water contains residues of many pharmaceutical drugs, including birth control pills, statins and antidepressants.

Second, traditionally consumed water was abundant in vital minerals such as magnesium, calcium, zinc and iodine.

Third, all traditionally consumed water was at least partially structured and organized into EZs because in nature, water moves in vortex patterns. Water bubbles up from the ground in springs, swirls in pools, flows over rocks, and forms eddies and vortices. Water flowing in vortex patterns becomes more ‘coherent,’ becoming increasingly structured. The structure actually persists for some time … Water flowing in vortices also picks up oxygen from the air and becomes more oxygenated. In contrast, most municipal water is stagnant in tanks and then flows through linear pipes with no vortex movement possible.

Finally, traditionally consumed water was exposed to the sounds and wavelengths of the natural world. Water flowing in mountain streams is exposed not just to the minerals, microbes, and other constituents of the forest, but also the sounds and energies of the life of the forest and of the entire natural universe, including the stars, sun, and moon.

It’s clear that most water is sick and toxic and a major contributor to illness. If we are ever to change the course of the disease patterns in our world, it must start with clean, healthy water … Currently the only way that is possible is to purify the water down to the nanoparticle level. This is a monumental task but one that can be accomplished with the proper equipment. It is truly unfortunate, even tragic, that our water must be cleaned and ‘purified’ in order for us to consume it, but until the world wakes up to the fact that poisoning the water is a completely unacceptable practice, we’ll have to take these precautions.”

Final Thoughts

Cowan and Morell’s book is very well-researched and a great read. There is plenty more to say about it – including ideas of how EMF pollution will one day be considered like tobacco pollution is now – but in the interests of keeping this article brief, I will stop here. In my opinion, the book’s greatest contribution, however, is how it challenges the reader to entirely rethink the concepts of virus, contagion, disease and health. For far too long, the masses have been tricked into looking for fake and bogus outer causes of diseases, rather than realizing that health is something that you build, minute by minute, day by day, as evidenced by the strength of your microbiome and immune system, the ultimate defense against disease. This book isn’t just about terrain theory vs. germ theory, although of course that is one basis for it. It’s about realizing that safe and effective vaccination, PCR used as tests for infections, killer viruses and a whole lot of other “scientific” ideas are nonsensical, evidence-free concepts that are holding us back by limiting our perception of Life. This book, like the COVID scamdemic itself, can be a wake-up call to propel you further into deep research about health, disease and the nature of reality – if you choose to go there.


Makia Freeman is the editor of alternative media / independent news site The Freedom Articles, author of the book Cancer: The Lies, the Truth and the Solutions and senior researcher at Makia is on Steemit and Odysee/LBRY.















Makia Freeman January 20, 2022 - 4:08 pm

Yes, it’s all about rethinking the foundations of the Medical Industry, Big Pharma, vaccines, pills and the COVID scamdemic (contagion, germ theory, viruses).

It’s about looking at electrification, EMF and 5G, plus water and food, as the cause of health or disease, rather than exotic fairy tale killer viruses. It’s all about deficiency and toxicity as the basis for health or disease.

Anonymous January 20, 2022 - 4:18 pm
Daniel Miner January 20, 2022 - 5:45 pm

I’ll have to read the book, thanks, Makia.

When my late husband Dan and I were living in Wyoming we both began to experience hot flashes every so often during the day. Maybe not every day but often so that we noticed it and neither of us could find a reason within ourselves for it. They finally stopped and then we saw an article about a new medicine or vaccine for hot flashes. Coincidence? We don’t think so.

Back in the 80s I spoke with a woman in California who told me that they sprayed stuff in the skies through the chem trails, and then they emitted some sort of energy that would close down a chakra or two and then everyone would get sick with flu like illness. She said she was like a canary and could test herself. They weren’t necessarily spraying viruses, but toxins. Delamer Duverus once said that polio is a toxin which comes in through the back of the neck, and think it was Roosevelt who was swimming in a polluted body of water and contacted polio. We were out driving around sight seeing one day with the family and were driving through a neighborhood and everyone of us began to be angry and hateful. We recognized what was happening, and think we prayed it away.

If empaths can impart illness like they do to me at times, they could also use their telepathic thought projection technology to do the same thing to anyone.

Lynn January 21, 2022 - 9:38 am

Thank you for the thoughtful review. I believe more people than ever are “ripe” for this information. Truth has a certain ring to it that allows it to hold its own against the overwhelming media deceit and fact-checker denials.

I hope this article gets passed around far and wide.

Todd Burgess January 21, 2022 - 10:32 am

Good book, highly recommended.

CK January 21, 2022 - 9:36 pm

An excellent and timely review. “Contagion Myth” was reissued as “Truth About Contagion” (same book) in 2021- perhaps because amazon banned it under the original title- and is now available again on amazon.

The “virus” war recently heated up again. Mercola published an article, claiming SARS-COV-2 exists and then Steve Kirsch got dragged in. Kaufman has an excellent response to the debate. I’m a virus skeptic myself, but I think Mercola, Kirsch and Kaufman are all heroes despite the disagreement.

Arby January 22, 2022 - 8:17 am

I had Mercola (and the major part of the health freedom camp) pegged as fake long ago. Even James Corbett has shown himself to be not solid. He recently did a show, with his associate James Even Pilato, and had a segment in the show about the unrest in Kazakhstan. They didn’t say boo about Kazakhstan citizens (along with almost all Russian citizens) hating the jab mandates and the incoming cattle tag/QR code operations. Not a word. A large alarm bell went off for me there.

Riley Waggaman (Edward Slavsquat is the name of his substack blog) covers Russian and it’s neighbors well. If anyone thinks that Russians are okay with all of this covid pandemic crap, boy are they wrong. Riley bemoans, as well, the way so many in the West (or non Russian West), spout nonsense about Sputnik V being safe. It’s a clot shot every bit as much as any of the other clot shots. It’s creator, Alexander Gintsburg, is a professional scam artist, like Young Global Leader Vladimir Putin himself. Check out Riley’s substack blog ( He’s good.

*I can’t figure out how the ‘link’ feature of this commenting system works. On Off Guardian, it’s simple. Highlight what you want to turn into a link, click the link icon, insert the url, click save and voila. I do that here (and on other sites as well) and it replaces the text with the url, wrecking the sentence in the process. 🙁

Arby January 22, 2022 - 8:04 am

I myself did not think that “The Contagion Myth” was a good book. It was for sure the best ‘bad’ book I’ve every read. I agree with Tom and Sally about viruses and contagion. My favorite quote from the book is on page 73. Before I had read the book, I had the view that, at the bottom of all our trouble right now, was the reality that too many people have decided to use their smarts to do everything in their power to avoid doing honest, productive – benefitting ‘all’ of society – work. That is what the authors had to say about virologists who couldn’t prove the existent of viruses but proceeded to do fraudulent science rather than get honest work.

I greatly appreciated Tom and Sally bringing up interesting ideas that I suspect are based on reality, but my problem is with the presentation. Stuff that is controversial and, not terribly well-supported – not to say unsupported, but just not greatly supported – shouldn’t be presented as though it was fact, end of story. They should have organized their book in such a way that that fact is recognized. Some humility would have helped there. The book was meager. Again, That’s because there wasn’t a lot of supporting information.

Also, As a Christian, I was horrified at Tom’s recommendation to eat blood, something that Jehovah God told us to not do, in both the Hebrew Aramaic part of the Christian Bible and in the Greek language part of the Christian Bible. Tom has no hesitation about talking about God and spirituality and yet he clearly isn’t a proper Christian. I don’t know whether he self-identifies as a Christian, but he can’t believe in both biological evolution (as he does) and in the God of the Bible (which explicitly contradicts biological evolution, as for example, in it’s geneological lists, some which start with Adam).

One of the biggest mistakes (and this ‘is’ a mistake) in Tom’s and Sally’s book is that it says that covid 19 is a harmful effect of 5G. How do smart people like Tom and Sally arrive at that conclusion? As Jon Rappoport notes (, and all of us have seen with our own eyes and heard with our own ears, they are calling everything covid 19, not just illness brought about by electromagnetic poisoning (which I completely agree is real). Sometimes both Tom and Andrew Kaufman are so careless with their language, I’m surprised.

Lynn January 22, 2022 - 10:03 am

There’s always room for nitpicking I suppose, but Cowan, Kaufman, and Fallon have been key participants in the effort to get at the truth about viruses, contagions, and the true cause of diseases.

Considering the sheer scope and magnitude of deception we’re dealing with in the mainstream establishment, your criticisms of Dr. Tom Cowan and his book are petty at best.

Tim Kennedy January 30, 2022 - 12:29 pm

Where in the bible does Jesus speak about “Jehovah God”?, where in the bible does Jesus speak about “Adam”? Who/what says that GOD is limited to expressing ITSELF in one book or source? Did Jesus say that? Or is it you and (your judgement of) “proper Christians”. What did Jesus say GOD IS?
Romans 14:2
“Accept him whose faith is weak, without passing judgment on his opinions. For one person has faith to eat all things, while another, who is weak, eats only vegetables. The
one who eats everything must not belittle the one who does not, and the
one who does not eat everything must not judge the one who does, for
God has accepted him.”.
“I am convinced, being fully persuaded in the Lord Jesus, that nothing is unclean in itself. But if anyone regards something as unclean, then for that person it is unclean.”.

Untruth is the only “virus”…

Anders247 January 22, 2022 - 10:16 pm

Great review, great book. I read this one earlier last year as well.

Sharkhunter January 23, 2022 - 7:18 pm

It’s all starting to come together for me. That treatments that work like Ivermectin and the chloroquines are anti parasitics made me wonder why there is extreme opposition to them, which I initially thought was down to sheer greed. Now that we see parasite like objects in the “non vaccines” it looks like the anti parasitics are a treatment against the “non-vaccines”, although as a layman I could be completely wrong. Thanks to all involved in presenting the information in a way that gives me an understanding and allows me to think for myself. It would be interesting to look at other effective treatments that have been censored to reverse engineer what they may be interfering with in the “non – vaccines”

tomonthebayagain February 6, 2022 - 11:10 pm

Cowan is a quack that surrendered his license to practice a year ago.

Junious Ricardo Stanton February 11, 2022 - 10:34 am

Thanks for this vital information. In my opinion this verifies the ancient cosmological idea that everything in the universe vibrates at varying frequencies, everything whether it is animate or “inanimate” vibrates. Yes clean safe water is crucial for optimal health but so are eating nutritious foods, effective waste management/sanitation systems and controlling our vibrations. We consciously control our vibrations by monitoring and regulating our thoughts and emotions, being mindful of our responses to what is going on around us. There are toxic people we need to avoid and energy vampires we should stay away from!
The types of energy in our physical environment colors, sounds (music) light etc. do impact our moods and health.
Keep in mind cures for many “diseases” are being withhold, suppressed or ignored. Anton Mesmer proved that magnetic (electromagnetic) energy can heal so did Dr. Royal Rife. Rife was demonized and his treatment suppressed because it posses an existential threat to Big Pharma and undermines the bogus notion germs cause illness; which cut into the essence of the Rockefeller medicine mafia mantra.
Ancient wisdom exhorted the people to “life up your heads” they didn’t mean hold your head up, walk erect although that is important; they meant raise your vibrations, elevate you consciousness. This is a key to optimal health and well being. The earth has its own frequency called Schumann Resonance when we resonate in harmony with it, we are well. The problem is technology is altering this frequency which is throwing us off balance and putting us in disharmony with the universe and negatively impacting us on so many levels.

Unlcuky13 December 9, 2022 - 11:57 pm

Monadnock Report August 17, 2023 - 8:55 am

“The particles identified by virologists as “viruses” have never been proven to be pathogenic contagions.”

*drop mic*
*pick up mic*

“The only impetus for “vaccination” is virology.”

*wait for the “why would they fake that” trillion-dollar answer to sink in*
*smash mic into pieces*

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