Coronavirus and the Gates Foundation

William Engdahl – New Eastern Outlook March 20, 2020

Arguably, no one has been more active in promoting and funding research on vaccines aimed at dealing with coronavirus than Bill Gates and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. From sponsoring a simulation of a coronavirus global pandemic, just weeks before the Wuhan outbreak was announced, to funding numerous corporate efforts to come up with a novel vaccine for the apparently novel virus, the Gates presence is there. What does it actually entail?

We must admit that at the very least Bill Gates is prophetic. He has claimed for years that a global killer pandemic will come and that we are not prepared for it. On March 18, 2015 Gates gave a TED talk on epidemics in Vancouver. That day he wrote on his blog, “I just gave a brief talk on a subject that I’ve been learning a lot about lately—epidemics. The Ebola outbreak in West Africa is a tragedy—as I write this, more than 10,000 people have died.” Gates then added, “As awful as this epidemic has been, the next one could be much worse. The world is simply not prepared to deal with a disease—an especially virulent flu, for example—that infects large numbers of people very quickly. Of all the things that could kill 10 million people or more, by far the most likely is an epidemic.”

That same year, 2015, Bill Gates wrote an article for the New England Journal of Medicine titled, “The Next Epidemic: Lessons from Ebola.” There he spoke of a special class of drugs that “involves giving patients a set of particular RNA-based constructs that enables them to produce specific proteins(including antibodies).Although this is a very new area, it is promising because it is possible that a safe therapy could be designed and put into large-scale manufacture fairly rapidly. More basic research as well as the progress of companies like Moderna and CureVac could eventually make this approach a key tool for stopping epidemics.” Moderna and CureVac both today receive funds from the Gates Foundation and are leading the race to develop an approved COVID-19 vaccine based on mRNA.

2017 and Founding of CEPI

A global flu-like pandemic in fact is something that Gates and his well-endowed foundation have spent years preparing for. In 2017 during the Davos World Economic Forum, Gates initiated something called CEPI, the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, together with the governments of Norway, India, Japan, and Germany, along with the Wellcome Trust of the UK. Its stated purpose is to “accelerate the development of vaccines we’ll need to contain outbreaks” of future epidemics. He noted at the time that “One promising area of vaccine development research is using advances in genomics to map the DNA and RNA of pathogens and make vaccines.” We will return to that.

Event 201

By 2019 Bill Gates and the foundation were going full-tilt boogie with their pandemic scenarios. He made a Netflix video which made an eerie imaginary scenario. The video, part of the “Explained” series, imagined a wet market in China where live and dead animals are stacked and a highly deadly virus erupts that spreads globally. Gates appears as an expert in the video to warn, “If you think of anything that could come along that would kill millions of people, a pandemic is our greatest risk.” He said if nothing was done to better prepare for pandemics, the time would come when the world would look back and wish it had invested more into potential vaccines. That was weeks before the world heard about bats and a live wet market in Wuhan China.

In October, 2019 the Gates Foundation teamed up with the World Economic Forum and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security to enact what they called a “fictional” scenario simulation involving some of the world’s leading figures in public health. It was titled Event 201.

As their website describes it, Event 201 simulated an “outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.”

In the Event 201 scenario the disease originates at a pig farm in Brazil, spreading through low-income regions and ultimately explodes into an epidemic. The disease is carried by air travel to Portugal, the USA and China and beyond to the point no country can control it. The scenario posits no possible vaccine being available in the first year. “Since the whole human population is susceptible, during the initial months of the pandemic, the cumulative number of cases increases exponentially, doubling every week.”

The scenario then ends after 18 months when the fictional coronavirus has caused 65 million deaths. “The pandemic is beginning to slow due to the decreasing number of susceptible people. The pandemic will continue at some rate until there is an effective vaccine or until 80-90 % of the global population has been exposed.”

Event 201 Players

As interesting as the prescient Gates-Johns Hopkins Event 201 fictional scenario of October, 2019 may be, the list of panelists who were invited to participate in the imaginary global response is equally interesting.

Among the selected “players” as they were called, was George Fu Gao. Notably, Prof. Gao is director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention since 2017. His specialization includes research on “influenza virus interspecies transmission (host jump)… He is also interested in virus ecology, especially the relationship between influenza virus and migratory birds or live poultry markets and the bat-derived virus ecology and molecular biology.” Bat-derived virus ecology…

Prof. Gao was joined among others at the panel by the former Deputy Director of the CIA during the Obama term, Avril Haines. She also served as Obama’s Assistant to the President and Principal Deputy National Security Advisor. Another of the players at the Gates event was Rear Admiral Stephen C. Redd, Director of the Office of Public Health Preparedness and Response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The same CDC is at the center of a huge scandal for not having adequate functioning tests available for testing cases of COVID-19 in the USA. Their preparedness was anything but laudable.

Rounding out the group was Adrian Thomas, the Vice President of scandal-ridden Johnson & Johnson, the giant medical and pharmaceutical company. Thomas is responsible for pandemic preparedness at J&J including developing vaccines for Ebola, Dengue Fever, HIV. And there was Martin Knuchel, Head of Crisis, Emergency & Business Continuity Management, for Lufthansa Group Airlines. Lufthansa has been one of the major airlines dramatically cutting flights during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis.

All this shows that Bill Gates has had a remarkable preoccupation with the possibility of a global pandemic outbreak he said could be even larger than the alleged deaths from the mysterious 1918 Spanish Flu, and has been warning for at least the past five years or more. What the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation also has been involved in is funding development of new vaccines using bleeding-edge CRISPR gene-editing and other technologies.

The Coronavirus Vaccines

Gates Foundation money is backing vaccine development on every front. Inovio Pharmaceuticals of Pennsylvania received $9 million from the Gates-backed CEPI, Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, to develop a vaccine, INO-4800, which is about to test on humans in April, a suspiciously rapid time frame. In addition Gates Foundation just gave the company an added $5 million to develop a proprietary smart device for intradermal delivery of the new vaccine.

In addition Gates Foundation monies via CEPI are financing development of a radical new vaccine method known as messengerRNA or mRNA.

They are co-funding the Cambridge, Massachusetts biotech company, Moderna Inc., to develop a vaccine against the Wuhan novel coronavirus, now called SARS-CoV-2. Moderna’s other partner is the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Head of NIAID is Dr Anthony Fauci, the person at the center of the Trump Administration virus emergency response. Notable about the Fauci-Gates Moderna coronavirus vaccine, mRNA-1273, is that it has been rolled out in a matter of weeks, not years, and on February 24 went directly to Fauci’s NIH for tests on human guinea pigs, not on mice as normal. Moderna’s chief medical adviser, Tal Zaks, argued, “I don’t think proving this in an animal model is on the critical path to getting this to a clinical trial.”

Another notable admission by Moderna on its website is the legal disclaimer, “Special Note Regarding Forward-Looking Statements: …These risks, uncertainties, and other factors include, among others: … the fact that there has never been a commercial product utilizing mRNA technology approved for use.” In other words, completely unproven for human health and safety.

Another biotech company working with unproven mRNA technology to develop a vaccine for the COVID-19 is a German company, CureVac. Since 2015 CureVac has received money from the Gates Foundation to develop its own mRNA technology. In January the Gates-backed CEPI granted more than $8 million to develop a mRNA vaccine for the novel coronavirus.

Add to this the fact that the Gates Foundation and related entities such as CEPI constitute the largest funders of the public-private entity known as WHO, and that its current director, Tedros Adhanom, the first WHO director in history not a medical doctor, worked for years on HIV with the Gates Foundation when Tedros was a government minister in Ethiopia, and we see that there is practically no area of the current coronavirus pandemic where the footprints of the omnipresent Gates are not to be found. If that is to the good of mankind or grounds to be worried, time will tell.

F. William Engdahl is strategic risk consultant and lecturer, he holds a degree in politics from Princeton University and is a best-selling author on oil and geopolitics, exclusively for the online magazine “New Eastern Outlook.”

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4 responses to “Coronavirus and the Gates Foundation”

  1. Bill & Melinda Gates :

    Believe it or not, the coronavirus strain that’s currently spreading throughout China and abroad is a patented virus that’s owned by an entity called The Pirbright Institute, which is partially funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. https://www.newstarget.com/2020-01-27-bill-gates-funded-pirbright-institute-owns-coronavirus-patent.html

    Gates Foundation and Planned Parenthood-Style Eugenicism https://www.kingsmeadow.com/wp/gates-foundation-and-planned-parenthood-style-eugenicism/

    Decreasing Population Through Better Health Care?

    As did Sanger, Gates believes in the eugenist Thomas Malthus’s idea that the sustainability of the world’s resources is completely dependent upon maintaining population control. Ironically, Gates believes that improving health care, primarily through vaccinations, will accomplish this. https://www.catholicstand.com/eugenics-in-america/

    Melinda Gates Talks Eugenics
    The founder of eugenics, Sir Francis Galton, a half-cousin of Charles Darwin, formulated the idea that the protection afforded by civil society had prevented the kind of natural selection occurring in Darwin’s Origin of Species from happening in humans, thus perpetuating the existence of weak and feeble-minded people who would have been unable to survive in the state of nature. https://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2012/06/melinda_gates_talks_eugenics.html
    Dr. Short notes that “the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation got into trouble in Niger with some vaccination project being done on 180,000 African women.” “The Gates know that the drug is deadly,” says Short. “Mr. Gates’ father was an ardent eugenicist.”
    An extensive new report by the Rebecca Project entitled “Depo Provera: Deadly Violence Against Women” provides a devastating critique of the unethical and criminal activities of organizations promoting the Depo Provera assault on the world’s poor. Among the many important revelations in the report is the dirty secret of pharmaceutical giant Pfizer’s ties to powerful “intermediaries.” https://www.kingsmeadow.com/wp/gates-foundation-and-planned-parenthood-style-eugenicism/

    Eugenics in America: The Legacy of Sanger and Gates
    https://web.archive.org/web/20200314032153/https://www.catholicstand.com/eugenics-in-america/
    Bill and Melinda Gates: The Couple That Made Eugenics Hip http://techrights.org/2013/07/08/eugenics-in-africa/
    BILL GATES’ PLANNED-PARENTHOOD-PRESIDENT DAD INSPIRED PRO-ABORT FUNDING https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/bill-gates-planned-parenthood-president-dad-inspired-pro-abort-funding

  2. Thank you. I wonder whether the WHO of today is any more trustworthy than the OPCW ?

  3. THE POLITICS OF COVID 19

    From the outset of the spread of this outbreak, the panic and the contagion has been politically motivated.
    By way of this site we have learned Coronavirus has an actual contagion factor of 2. Sars was 4. Measles is 18. Coronavirus has a cure rate of 97.5% for those under 50 it infects. Coronavirus spread is leveling off.

    Does anyone think that there is just possibly a globalist political aspect to the clearly exaggerated government responses to the Coronavirus flu? Trump obviously did not originate it, but he is under attack for it by the MSM.

    A flu pandemic shutting down American industry and commerce for any substantial length of time would have crippling effects on the US economy, and likely in an election year could devastate the chances of any President facing re-election, especially if he was also facing an extremely hostile media. The globalist and vehemently anti-Trump Governor of New York State, Andrew Cuomo, has been doing everything possible to hype up the Coronavirus scare by shutting down industry and commerce in that state. No doubt other anti-Trump governments in the US are following suit.

    There is no doubt now that the Chinese government deliberately hyped up the Coronavirus panic by making fake-news videos and having them go viral through the media to the West, while they knew it had a low contagion risk and only the very elderly were really at risk. The PRC government of President Xi tightly controls all news in and out of China. But why would Xi have his government so deliberately and blatantly exaggerate the Wuhan flu outbreak a few months back with fake-news footage of even young people keeling over in the streets as if stricken with the Black Plague, and then react as if it were a level 20 contagion threatening death to everyone, with footage of crowds of people being herded into buildings by police in virus-protective gear and locking them in from the outside?

    Xi may have had other motives for such deliberately-generated fake news by his government agencies, but the fact is that the only government in the world which has imposed massive tariffs against China and is trying to relocate entire industries back in their homeland is the US government under Trump. No other Western government seems concerned about the massive trade deficits with China and the ever-increasing outsourcing to that nation. No other Western government but that of Trump’s seems to see China as a growing military threat.

    Does globalist Bill Gates want to see Donald Trump re-elected? Not on your life. Despite the fact that last November Gates started saying neutral things like he might vote for Trump, this sudden posturing is clearly bogus after years of calling him stupid and an idiot. Microsoft which is heavily invested in China with its huge outsourcing of capital, industry, and technology has stridently opposed Trump’s tariffs against China. Last summer Gates and Microsoft ridiculed Trump’s tariffs. It is clear that Microsoft has huge monetary interests at stake should Trump be re-elected. A Biden government will be globalist, pro-free trade, pro-China and likely drop all such tariffs. Globalism and free trade remain the most divisive issue concerning not only China and the US but also with many outsoured corporations such as Microsoft.

    In October 2018 the Gates Foundation organized Event 201 bringing big Pharma, Gates vaccination, mainstream media, and health agency representatives together in New York to simulate what each organization would do if there were a “Coronavirus” pandemic. The exercise simulated just what coincidentally began to occur in Wuhan, China about a month later, and what would happen around the world, outlining measures for massive quarantine measures and brining in the national guard, and that government and industry cooperation would be needed to administer the vaccination programs. In the later part of the “simulation” the main discussion centered on shutting down the internet.

    Event 201, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vm1-DnxRiPM&t=7s

    To date in the US there are 26,908 COVID 19 (Coronavirus) cases and 348 deaths. According to US CDC statistics approximately 28.6 million flu illnesses each flu season in the US and approximately 33,700 flu-related deaths, based on a 9-year average since 2010. Like with the Coronavirus flus which make up anywhere from 5% to 16% of the flu viruses making the rounds each flu season, there is no evidence to suggest that the present COVID 19 (Coronavirus) is not in that range. All flus to varying extents put people with serious health conditions and especially the aged over 80 with heart &/or lung problems, far more at risk than the rest of the population.

    Is the pandemic Italy politically motivated and if not then why the high number of deaths due to the virus in that nation? Italy appears to be reacting not politically but to what is really there. The areas in Italy hardest hit were the areas people were VACINNATED in a vast vaccination program a few months ago in the very towns where people are now suffering the most from the present Corona virus. Vaccinations for Meningitis was one of the vaccinations given. Italian people were afraid they would be infected by the numerous African immigrants in norther Italy. This would explain, at the moment, why there are very few infections with the immigrants, both African and Chinese, who were not vaccinated in those areas. There is ample scientific and medical evidence that vaccinations in disrupting the immune system to protect from one disease can make immune systems more susceptible to other diseases and disorders.

  4. Stalin and Hitler were only apprentices in comparison to todays mass murderers ;the university trained genetic engineers and the Billionaires philantropists ,
    that’s what the bought off mass media calls them. They hide their genetic research in third world places like the Ukraine , Georgia ad Sierra Leone .
    They pay university trained experts in genetic engineering that for sacks of money could engineer viruses aimed at the mass murder of certain ethnic groups or humans in general .
    The amazing thing, is that the mass media and the laws have not caught up with the new generation of mass murderers . If there was justice in the world somebody would line them up against the wall .