Scientology’s new gospel is Decon7, a commercial surface disinfectant product. David Miscavige has Scientologists dousing everything with Decon7 for photo ops. But here’s the problem: Decon7 is not the solution to the global pandemic as David Miscavige and Scientology seem to be promoting it. Of course, this could be Captain Miscavige, in part, massively overreacting to measles outbreak last year on The Freewinds.
The solution to COVID-19 is a vaccine, and, Scientologists are notoriously anti-vaxxers. The Nation of Islam Chapter of Scientology is even worse in its violent opposition to vaccines. Scientology can douse all of its surfaces, doorknobs, handrails, etc. with Decon7 but this is just a stopgap measure. While surface disinfection is commendable, only vaccinations will handle COVID-19 in the human body.
Bottom Line: It is an odd contradiction to see the Church of Scientology going all in on a chemical disinfectant to battle COVID-19 while its membership is so extraordinarily opposed to vaccinations.
We recommend Tony Ortega’s excellent article: Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s anti-vax activism hits lowest spot ever — with Scientology and the Nation of Islam
FACTS ABOUT DECON7
Decon7 is classed as a pesticide by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The EPA says of this classification:
Under federal pesticide law, products sold for the purpose of killing or repelling bacteria or germs are considered pesticides and, except for narrow exceptions, must be registered with the EPA prior to distribution or sale.
Decon7 is formulated from 7.9% hydrogen peroxide and a detergent. The detergent penetrates the cell wall of viruses allowing the hydrogen peroxide to get inside and kill (inactivate) the RNA. Being a compound, Decon7 comes in two bottles: Part 1 and Part 2. The two parts must be combined when ready for use. The solution has a 45 minute shelf life when mixed. Decon7 can be sprayed in a fog to disinfect rooms or it can be wiped onto surfaces. Personal protective gear must always be used.
Although Decon7’s website claims that its product can disinfect carpet and clothing by creating up to an eight hour barrier, the company’s official press release of April 1, 2020 regarding COVID-19 strictly adheres to the EPA’s List N certification terms (emphasis ours):
D7 (Part 1 and Part 2) has a small enveloped virus claim for the supporting virus, Norovirus, on its current label. D7 has demonstrated effectiveness against viruses similar to COVID-19 on hard, non-porous surfaces. Therefore, D7 can be used against COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for use against Norovirus on hard, non-porous surfaces. Refer to the CDC or OIE website for additional information.
Decon7 Part 1 and Part 2 have only recently been certified by the EPA as effective in killing COVID-19 when used in accordance with the directions for hard, non-porous surfaces.
- D7 Part 1 was added to the EPA’s List N (officially designated as effectively killing COVID-19) on March 26, 2020.
- D7 Part 2 was added to the EPA’s List N (officially designated as effectively killing COVID-19) on April 16, 2020.
Decon7 Systems makes no official claim that its Decon7 Part 1 and Part 2 products can kill COVID-19 on soft porous surfaces such as fabrics, carpets, clothing, bedding, upholstery, paper,. etc. The fabric on Scientology’s Sea Org buses; carpets in Orgs; Sea Org uniforms; and all other soft porous surfaces may or may not benefit from the application of Decon7. In Decon7’s older product literature, the company makes such claims but has not done so under the EPA’s List N certification.
At the microscopic level, soft porous materials have a great deal of surface area full of nooks and crannies that Decon7, or any other cleaner, cannot penetrate down into. Clothing is treated by laundering with detergent or dry-cleaning.
A scanning electron microscope image below shows a cross-section of a carpet sample. Like other disinfectants dispensed by a fogging machine, Decon7 fog cannot be guaranteed to fully penetrate carpeting and upholstery. This is why carpets and upholstery are shampooed using disinfectants and high-pressure vacuums. Moreover, the ever-present problem is that while carpets and upholstery can be shampooed, any subsequent exposure to a person, or persons, infected with COVID-19 (or any other viruses and bacteria) will immediately contaminate the newly-cleaned carpets or upholstery. This is why people must be tested for COVID-19. All the Decon7 in the world will not protect a Scientology Org against an asymptomatic super spreader.
Decon 7 can cause skin burns and irreversible eye damage if proper personal protective equipment is not worn when applying the chemical. The Material Safety Data Sheet for Decon7 calls for the wearing of personal protective gear and a disposable full-body Tyvek suit when applying it in an area.
Decon7 is a robust product developed by Sandia National Laboratories and commercialized by Decon7 Systems LLC. However, Decon7 is not the panacea as Scientology seems to think it is.
Decon7 Systems LLC has not gone without its problems. In 2019, the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) fined Decon7 Systems LLC $200,000 for misbranding and misrepresenting its product:
Scottsdale, Ariz. – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a settlement with Decon7 Systems LLC (Decon7) related to two pesticides (disinfectants) produced by the Scottsdale company that were not registered with the EPA and were labeled with false and misleading claims about their safety and efficacy. The company also exported the unregistered pesticides without the necessary notifications and failed to comply with reporting obligations following a Stop Sale, Use or Removal Order (SSURO) issued to the company in 2018. Decon7 has agreed to pay a $200,000 civil penalty and has corrected all identified compliance issues…
Decon7 sold “D7 Part 1” and “D7 Part 2,” pesticides that are combined to disinfect hard nonporous surfaces, with misleading efficacy claims to kill all bacteria, viruses and fungi. The products also had false and misleading safety claims, which created the incorrect impression that the products were noncorrosive and nontoxic. The products’ formulations in fact could have caused skin burns and irreversible eye damage. The products’ labeling also claimed the products were used by various federal government agencies to clean up buildings following anthrax attacks, implying that the federal government recommends or endorses their use.
As noted in our recent piece, David Miscavige’s attorney Jeff Riffer wrote a legal threat letter to Marlow Stern at the Daily Beast. In this letter, Miscavige used Riffer as a mouthpiece. Miscavige wants the entire world to know that he has been way ahead of everyone in handling the threats posed by COVID-19. Mr. Riffer made this laughably ridiculous statement:
The world would be in a better condition today had governments and other organizations timely followed Mr. Miscavige’s lead.
Right. The governments of the world could have averted catastrophe had they taken the advice of high school drop out Miscavige as to how to handle a pandemic. Dr. Fauci should have called Dr. David Miscavige.
David Miscavige has a big button on self-importance. He has many times claimed to have saved the world. In July 2018, the self-aggrandizing Scientology Dictator paid a retired Colombian Police General for a medal. As reported by our good friend Pete Griffiths on Facebook, the fake proclamation declaring Miscavige a hero is nauseating (emphasis ours):
The National Colombian Police presented “a medal of the highest honor to the ecclesiastical leader of the Scientology religion, Mr. David Miscavige, for “saving humanity from violence, evil, terrorism, drug dealings and all the negative factors that threaten it… In an official presentation ceremony held at the launch point and final stop of the Maiden Voyage in Bridgetown, Barbados, National Colombian Police General Carlos Ramiro Mena Bravo presented Mr. Miscavige with the Brigadier General Jaime Ramírez Gómez Inspector General Transparency Medal. The award is among the most prestigious of the National Police and represents ‘courage, bravery and honesty’ and the ‘display of the highest ideals, morals and ethical values.’”
David Miscavige is so deluded that he actually believes he deserves a medal for, “saving humanity from violence, evil, terrorism, drug dealings and all the negative factors that threaten it.” This is so completely absurd that the language itself is an indictment of David Miscavige’s uncontrollable narcissism.
The vainglorious Scientology Dictator had his fake Navy and his cash barge The Freewinds serve as props in the background to this lunatic cultic charade:
Does Scientology leader David Miscavige think Decon7 is the physical universe analog of the OT levels? Just as the OT levels zap all BT’s and BT clusters, Decon7 zaps all germs and viruses. This is an A=A=A. Still, Scientology disinfecting surfaces with Decon7 to stay safe shows a rudimentary grasp of science. If the thinking of Scientologists can be shifted to realizing that vaccines are the answer to COVID-19 then real progress will have been made.
The Decon7 Material Safety Data Sheet:
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