TCW Defending Freedom has published several excellent insights into the stranglehold of Bill Gates over the UK’s government, media and university research establishments.
It’s remarkable then that the man who has risen to become the unelected global health czar and population control advocate is not being questioned or interrogated on his past more closely. Though we are living through a crisis predicted by Gates and a response triggered by the global health organisations, bankrolled by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which are driving us towards a vaccination and biometric ID solution which Gates has been working on for years, he’s still widely regarded as a benign philanthropist.
James Corbett’s documentary Meet Bill Gates on the man who has been the most influential in shaping the post-coronavirus world shows categorically that he is not.
In this post I focus on Gates’s vaccine obsession and some of his activities around the world, a programme into which he has invested some $10billion and proudly claims to have produced a financial return of more than 20 to one. For some of those on the receiving end the description ‘crimes against humanity’ seems apt: these are the experimental vaccine trials on Third World children for which another man might well have been brought before the International Criminal Court in The Hague.
Those who have watched the available clips of Gates being cross-examined by the US Department of Justice during the 1998 anti-trust case that eventually resulted in his miraculous re-emergence as a ‘philanthropist’ can be in little doubt about the strange character of this man.
It is not just that such huge sums involved would have been better spent in preventing hunger, disease and death by providing running water and other basic necessities, it is that Gates’s obsession with lucrative vaccines is fuelled by a near megalomaniac ambition to ‘save the world’ with a specific technology designed to manage a global vaccination ID enterprise, tied to a digital payments infrastructure, enabling a near-dictatorial control of global health policy.
Examination of some of his past projects suggests to me that in the name of such a cause, or ambition for control, he is prepared to sacrifice many lives. The catalogue of vaccine disasters associated with his projects goes back to 2002, specifically to the MenAfriVac campaign in Sub-Saharan Africa, where Gates’s operatives vaccinated thousands of African children against meningitis. In the village of Gouro, in northern Chad, approximately 50 of the 500 children vaccinated were paralysed. Today critics describe Gates’s practices as ruthless and immoral, some concluding that his idea is to use vaccines to reduce the global population.
Criticism of Gates is most vehement from those in the developing world at the receiving end of his ‘benevolence’. At the forefront is India, where his interventions have continued to cause outrage and where the latest backlash against the Gates Foundation is the result of concerns raised for years by human rights activists and civil society. #ArrestBillGates trended on Indian Twitter in May this year as part of a campaign calling on authorities to charge the Foundation and Gates for conducting illegal medical trials on vulnerable groups in two states. It renewed accusations about the HPV vaccine trial administered on tribal children run by a Gates-funded NGO conducted in 2009 in which the Human Papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine was administered to 14,000 tribal girls aged ten to 14, as a result of which many fell ill and several died. It took place without the consent of their parents, his accusers stated, and was therefore unlawful. Fuller details of this scandal emerged in 2014 in this devastating report here.
Detailing systematic irregularities associated with this programme, critics have insisted the Foundation should be made to take full responsibility. ‘It is also unethical when people championing the cause of vaccines are the same ones who are also investing in vaccine development,’ said V Rukmini Rao, one of the activists who filed a petition before the Supreme Court in connection with the HPV vaccine studies.
It was later found, in addition to the illness and fatalities it caused, that the vaccine’s efficacy had been overestimated.
After the court’s finding that there were ‘ethical failings’ in these HPV trials, the Foundation’s activities were restricted. But this did not last.
Having committed $450million to the funding of a $1.2billion global project to eradicate polio, the Foundation proceeded, in 2016, to fund 32 employees at the Secretariat of India’s National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI).
This is the organisation responsible for the safety, efficacy and introduction of vaccines in India. It had already authorised polio vaccines through overlapping immunisation programmes to children under five; the same polio vaccine programme which resulted in a devastating non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP) epidemic that paralysed 490,000 children beyond expected rates through from 2000 to 2017. In 2017 the Indian government called a halt to Gates’s vaccine regimen and the NTAGI secretariat was removed from the Foundation.
But Gates did not give up. His visit to India in November 2019, and meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, marked the re-entry of the Foundation into India’s Health Ministry. The latest of his highly controversial activities in India is the current Covid vaccination programme.
In 2017, the World Health Organisation (WHO), where Gates is a major influence, also reluctantly admitted that the global explosion in polio is not a wild virus but a predominantly vaccine strain. Outbreaks in Congo, Afghanistan and the Philippines are all linked to vaccines. In fact, by 2018, 98 of the 127 global polio cases for the year were vaccine strain-related, and it is indicative of how serious this is that the organisations now make much of progress in eradicating only what they refer to as ‘wild’ polio.
Gates’s much promoted and lauded malaria eradication programme has also proved dangerously experimental. In 2010, the Foundation funded a trial of experimental malaria vaccine which killed 151 African infants and caused further serious effects, including paralysis, seizures and febrile convulsions, affecting up to 1,048 of the 5,949 children in the trial.
When in 2010 Gates pledged his $10billion for a ‘decade of vaccines’, he said: ‘The world today has 6.8billion people. That’s headed up to about 9billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 per cent.’
If that is still the aim – and with his global Covid vaccination programme now being extended to children as young as five across the world, even more frighteningly ambitious – isn’t it time he was asked what number of children he is prepared to sacrifice in his cause?