Bill Gates’ web of dark money and influence – Part 3: Health surveillance, Event 201 and The Rockefeller connection (1)
Lockdowns, Contact Tracing, Digital Certificates, And Vaccines
Over the last months Bill Gates has made dozens of media appearances where he has called for several controversial “solutions” to COVID-19. Gates says these proposals must be implemented before society can go back to “normal.” From calling for extended lock downs, health surveillance (aka contact tracing) and digital certificates.
The science behind the lock downs has been called into question numerous times by health experts. For example, Michael Levitt, a Stanford University professor who predicted the initial trajectory of the pandemic, stated that he believed the lockdown was a “huge mistake” and may have actually cost lives. TLAV has also exposed contact tracing and the call for an “army” of people to monitor the public as an expansion of surveillance. Coincidentally, it was reported that the Gates Foundation recently invested hundreds of millions of dollars into tech companies like Google, who may end up building the contact tracing infrastructure.
What Gates describes as “digital certificates” sounds identical to what some are calling “immunity passports,” a form of digital identification that will hold an individual’s health data, as well as their vaccine status. During a Reddit AMA, Gates stated, “Eventually we will have some digital certificates to show who has recovered or been tested recently or when we have a vaccine who has received it.” What Gates describes – a digital certificate to prove who has been vaccinated – sounds similar to the calls for passengers to use immunity passports before being allowed to fly.
However, Gates’ statements and philanthropy reveal his primary focus in the “fight for global health:” the promotion of vaccinations for the entire world. Rather than focus on clean water, access to housing, or any number of other proposals to help the world’s poorest, Gates believes that access to vaccines is most pressing. Long before COVID-19 the Gates Foundation has been involved in funding controversial vaccine efforts in Africa and India.
A 2015 report titled Philanthropic Power and Development: Who shapes the agenda?, examines the influence of global philanthropy and provides examples of the undue influence Gates and others can wield. The report outlines much of what we describe in Part 1 of this investigation, including how, “through the placement of Foundation staff in decision-making bodies of international organizations and global health partnerships” the Gates Foundation influences and guides public health policy. The Gates Foundation is a board member not only of GAVI, but also of the Global Fund, the Partnership for Maternal, Newborn and Child Health, the Medicines for Malaria Venture, the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, the TB Alliance, the Stop TB Partnership, and many others.
The investigation also provides detail on Gates’ investments in vaccines and his connections with vaccine manufacturers. As reported in Part 2 of this investigation, in 2010 the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation launched the “Decade of Vaccines” and called for a “Global Vaccine Action Plan.” They also helped created the public-private partnership known as GAVI, or the Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization.
“The Gates Foundation provided an initial five-year pledge of US$750 million as seed money to launch this global public-private partnership in 2000 and has remained its driving force and its largest donor,” the report states. “Between 2000 and 2014 the Gates Foundation contributed 23 percent (US$2,287.94 million) of the total donor funding of around US$9.9 billion.”
The report noted that researchers have been critical of GAVI for following a “Gates-approach” on global health challenges, “focusing on disease-specific vertical health interventions (through vaccines), instead of horizontal and holistic approaches (e.g., health system strengthening).” Additionally, there is evidence that the Gates Foundation’s support of GAVI has encouraged vaccine manufacturers to produce specific vaccines resulting in “over $1 billion to Pfizer and GlaxoSmithKline (GSK).”
The non-governmental organization Doctors without Borders (MSF) has also questioned the GAVI Alliance’s overall impact on vaccine affordability, stating that “the cost to fully immunize a child was 68 times more expensive in 2014 than it was in 2001.” MSF also calls for GAVI to exclude pharmaceutical companies from their board of directors in order to reduce conflicts of interest.
One of the most important takeaways from the investigation is that the Gates Foundation operates a revolving door between Foundation staff and Big Pharma companies like Merck and GSK. The report provides several examples of this revolving door, including Trevor Mundel, the president of the Global Health Division of the Gates Foundation, previously worked with Novartis, Pfizer and Parke-Davis. Mundel’s predecessor, Tachi Yamada, had been an executive and board member of GSK. Kim Bush, responsible for partnership initiatives with healthcare for the Gates Foundation, formerly worked for Baxter International Healthcare Corporation. Penny Heaton, Director of Vaccine Development at the Gates Foundation since 2013, worked before for Novartis Vaccines and Diagnostics and for Merck & Co.
The Gates Foundation and mRNA vaccines
Another interesting note from the report is how the Foundation has a $52 million equity stage in German pharmaceutical company, CureVac. The collaboration is meant to speed up the development of messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines against various diseases, including rotavirus, HIV and respiratory syncytial virus.
The mRNA-vaccine has been discussed as a potential candidate for the COVID-19 vaccine. Specifically, biotech company Moderna Therapeutics is leading the way for mRNA therapeutics and potential vaccines. Moderna’s RNA vaccine program has received $100 million in funding from the Gates Foundation. Moderna’s controversial mRNA vaccine was also developed with a $25 million grant from the Defense Advanced Research Project Agency (DARPA).
As TLAV reported, Donald Trump also appointed Dr. Moncef Slaoui – a former Big Pharma exec who up until recently sat on the board of Moderna – as his “Vaccine Czar” to lead “Operation Warp Speed,” the Trump administration’s effort to fast track a vaccine by the end of 2020. In 2016, Slaoui was appointed to the Board of Directors of Moderna Therapeutics. He resigned upon being appointed to a position in the current US administration.
TLAV writer Whitney Webb recently reported on Moderna’s role in the fight against COVID-19 and their connections to the Gates Foundation:
“The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) announced that it would fund three separate programs in order to promote the development of a vaccine for the new coronavirus responsible for the current outbreak.
CEPI — which describes itself as ‘a partnership of public, private, philanthropic and civil organizations that will finance and co-ordinate the development of vaccines against high priority public health threats’ — was founded in 2017 by the governments of Norway and India along with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Its massive funding and close connections to public, private and non-profit organizations have positioned it to be able to finance the rapid creation of vaccines and widely distribute them.
CEPI’s recent announcement revealed that it would fund two pharmaceutical companies — Inovio Pharmaceuticals and Moderna Inc. — as well as Australia’s University of Queensland, which became a partner of CEPI early last year. Notably, the two pharmaceutical companies chosen have close ties to and/or strategic partnerships with DARPA and are developing vaccines that controversially involve genetic material and/or gene editing. The University of Queensland also has ties to DARPA, but those ties are not related to the university’s biotechnology research, but instead engineering and missile development.”
Webb goes on to detail how Moderna is working with the U.S. NIH to develop a vaccine for the new coronavirus and how the project will be entirely funded by CEPI, which in turn was founded and funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It should come as no surprise that Bill Gates is now openly supporting RNA vaccines. The development of these vaccines — and the overall effort of Operation Warp Speed — is ignoring the already shaky protocols and safety measures for manufacturing vaccines. Operation Warp Speed and the subsequent human trials involving 100,000 volunteers “will compress what is typically 10 years of vaccine development and testing into a matter of months.”
The rush to get the public a vaccine which has not been properly tested is even more worrisome considering Gates’ recent statements about the need to vaccinate the entire world’s population. In a blog on his website, Gate states, “The goal is to pick the one or two best vaccine constructs and vaccinate the entire world—that’s 7 billion doses if it is a single-dose vaccine, and 14 billion if it is a two-dose vaccine.”
Gates’ push for a mandatory vaccine will likely heavily impact the decisions of the WHO, the CDC, and other global health organizations which he funds, influences, or is a board member of. Gates’ funding of a “quantum-dot tattoo” that can store vaccination records has done little to quell dissent and fear of his true motivations.
Despite the heralding of Gates as a hero who has saved millions of lives, the thought of forcing vaccinations has sparked a growing opposition to vaccines and concerns about their safety. Whether it’s the CDC whistleblower, Dr. Andrew Zimmerman’s testimony about the safety of vaccines, or simply the support of freedom of choice – people around the world are skeptical of the safety of the vaccines and the influence of Big Pharma and are not likely to accept a mandated vaccine quietly.
Read the second part of the article
September 14, 2020