WITH a new salvific book to promote, How To Prevent The Next Pandemic, it is of no surprise to find Bill Gates doing the promotional media rounds to help squeeze every last drop of doom and gloom out of Covid-19: ‘We haven’t seen the worst of it’, he foretells. Not if he has his way, we haven’t.
The hubristic billionaire philanthropist tells us that Covid-19 could be the last pandemic ever if only we’d do exactly what he, the fourth-richest man in the world, decrees.
What Gates is now advising governments to do is co-ordinate a (Chinese Communist Party-style) universal zero-case approach to any future ‘zoonotic’ pathogen, not just SARS-Cov-2 and its variants.
His great idea (and with reference here to his blog, GatesNotes) is to form a global crack team of Hollywood- Ghostbuster-style pathogen hunters called GERM, the Global Epidemic Response and Mobilisation team (a souped-up SAGE, if you will).
Whilst the GERMs busy themselves modelling the trajectory of an outbreak, governments must pre-emptively close borders, introduce mask mandates and social distancing rules (lockdowns) until the whole world can be vaccinated, preferably within six months – like the Covid-19 pandemic Version 2.0 as outlined in the UK’s own 100 Days Mission report.
Members of GERM, when not tracking Disease X in the steaming jungles of Borneo or the revolting wet-markets of China – Glock 17 pistol on one hip, loaded syringe of experimental mRNA vaccine on the other – or more likely tapping away at laptops from World Health Organisation headquarters in Geneva, or from the University of Chapel Hill in North Carolina, would reside in the home bases of their respective government’s public health agencies.
One no doubt will be the chair of the Pandemic Preparedness Partnership who drew up the 100 Days Mission report, Patrick ‘This isn’t over until EVERYONE is safe’ Vallance. Another, Professor Neil ‘We suddenly realised we could get away with lockdown when Italy did it’ Ferguson.
But back to Gates’s blueprint: ‘If a threat is detected, governments sound the alarm and initiate public recommendations for travel, social distancing, and emergency planning,’ he recommends. ‘They start using the blunt tools that are already on hand, such as quarantines, antivirals that protect against almost any strain, and tests that can be performed anywhere.’
All this against the backdrop of China’s shocking, universally un-condemned, ongoing and yet devastatingly ineffective, brutal zero-Covid lockdowns, no less.
Gates continues: ‘The GERM team would also be responsible for developing a checklist for pandemic preparedness … sounds like such an obvious tool, but very few places had a plan like this in place when Covid hit.’ You’re wrong, Mr Gates. They had it, but chose to abandon it for lockdown.
One of the ways in which GERM – ‘the team that is going to serve the entire world’ (my emphasis) – will develop said checklist is to participate in frequent ‘germ games’, those suspiciously prophetic global pandemic simulations such as Clade X and Event 201.
If you are not by now convinced this man is a certifiable megalomaniac, then you should be.
Who’s going to be writing the cheques for these outbreak response exercises? The billionaire co-founder of Facebook Dustin Moskovitz again? Worl Economic Forum young global leader graduate, and 15th-richest person in the world Mark Zuckerberg? Second-richest person in the world Jeff Bezos? Or the long-suffering taxpayers of Western governments?
After all, governments around the world have already pledged nearly two billion dollars to the unaccountable Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI).
Whilst GERM members parachute into the world’s deepest caves, perform covert biometric scans on jellied shark livers, or simply sit brooding over the mundanity of old-normal life in their government office, eagerly awaiting a Code Red alert from Geneva, Gates says that vaccine manufacturers – and again in accord with the 100 Days Mission report – should be sifting through their library of prototype mRNA vaccines looking for the most suitable candidate for hurried re-engineering.
On that subject, let’s recall the words of Oxford-AstraZeneca heroine Professor Dame Sarah Gilbert at London’s global pandemic preparedness summit in March: ‘The goal of having vaccines ready for use within 100 days in future does not allow for vaccines to be tested for safety and efficacy in Phase Three trials as they were in 2020, but will require a different approach to approvals for emergency use which is yet to be established.’
Gates concurs, saying that: ‘Typically, it takes years to run all the trials necessary to prove that a vaccine is safe and effective. But when an outbreak is threatening to go global, we won’t have years. So we need ways to speed up the process without sacrificing safety and effectiveness.’
Neither was satisfied with the speed of their safeguard-smashing last time around. In future, it looks like we are to leap straight into the unknown without even the spurious caution of emergency authorisation.
An outbreak ‘threatening to go global’ here of course means computer-modelled risk as generated by GERM, and hence the threatened re-introduction of such blunt interventionist tools as lockdowns.
This, as we have seen, amounts to global capture by billionaire eugenicists who either fund engineering of pathogens themselves, or discover and then amplify them. They then set about restricting freedoms for the sake not of personal safety, but for that of the entire planet, as seen through the cracked prism of their everted Utopias.
Gates delights in smugly gloating that in 2015 he had warned that the world was not adequately prepared to contain a global pandemic. Five years later and his wet dream of SARS-CoV-2 made its leap from bats to humans (if you believe a birthday cake open to thematic interpretation: From a laptop to a Petri dish if you don’t), wildly increasing the wealth of the billionaire class to which he, Musk, and all other pioneers of the Fourth Industrial Revolution belong.
Five years prior to his original warning that the H1N1 ‘swine flu pandemic’ was burning itself out, and another five years prior to that, in 2005, Professor Neil Ferguson modelled that up to 200 million people could be killed by the spread of H5N1 ‘bird flu’.
And here is Gates again, now warning that the co-ordinated global response to any future pathogenic threat risks being too slow unless the 100 Days Mission plan is not rigidly adhered to, a plan which, by the way, itself forewarns that: ‘While there is no clear deadline by which we need to be ready for the next major health threat, we believe we should aim to be ready within five years.’
Why all these five-year intervals? Is that how long Transhumanist behavioural experts believe the collective psyche capable of recovering from a public health fear campaign before permitting maximum vulnerability to the next? If so, then Disease X must surely already be in the dish.