COVID-19 Meltdown and Pharma’s Big Money Win

COVID-19 Meltdown and Pharma’s Big Money Win

Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute for Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) told Americans on Apr. 1, 2020 that modeling reports suggested COVID-19 infections could eventually “kill 100,000 to 240,000 Americans,”1 2 3 which was considerably less than the worst case 1.7 million mortality figure the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) talked about on Mar. 13,4 and a fraction of the doomsday 2.2 million mortality figure projected by a scientist at Imperial College London.5 6 The next day, Fauci called for an all-state nationwide lockdown7 and CDC officials instructed Americans to cover their faces with cloth masks if they have to leave their homes to buy food or seek medical care.8

On Apr. 6, University of Washington modeling experts, who influenced the setting of current federal and state “social distancing” policies, lowered U.S. COVID-19 mortality estimates from the worst case 162,000 fatalities they predicted on Mar. 26 to about 82,000 deaths.9 10 Two days later, on Apr. 8, they lowered U.S. mortality estimates even further to 60,415 deaths by Aug. 4, but included the caveat “assuming full social distancing through May 2020.”11

With the U.S. economy in meltdown, this week, Dr. Fauci warned that, until a COVID-19 vaccine is available, we have to prepare for a new normal. He said:12

If back to normal means acting like there never was a coronavirus problem, I don’t think that is going to happen until we have a situation where you can completely protect the population.

If you want to get to pre-coronavirus, that might never happen in the sense of the fact that the threat is there,” but I believe with the therapies that will be coming online and the fact that I feel confident that over a period of time, we will get a good vaccine, we will never have to get back to where we are right now.

COVID-19 Deaths by the Numbers

By Apr. 12, 2020, there had been nearly 22,000 COVID-19 related deaths reported in the U.S. population of 325 million people and over 110,000 deaths in a global population of 7.8 billion people.13 According to the CDC, most cases are asymptomatic or mild, including in children,14 unless an individual has an underlying chronic health problem like asthma, obesity, diabetes, autoimmunity, immune suppression, high blood pressure, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or heart disease.15 16 17 18

There are large mortality variations among different countries and similar wide variations in mortality among populations living in different states in the U.S.19 At least one study published on Apr. 5 has found that air pollution subjecting individuals to long term exposure to fine matter particulates greatly increases the risk for death from COVID-19, noting that, “The majority of the pre-existing conditions that increase the risk of death for COVID-19 are the same diseases that are affected by long-term exposure to air pollution.”20

A small increase in long-term exposure to PM2.5 [fine particulate matter] leads to a large increase in COVID-19 death rate, with the magnitude of increase 20 times that observed for PM2.5 and all-cause mortality. The study results underscore the importance of continuing to enforce existing air pollution regulations to protect human health both during and after the COVID-19 crisis.

A Mar. 30 report in The Lancet estimated the overall case fatality ratio in China has been 1.38 percent, but is substantially higher in those over 60 years old.21 Recent published data from the CDC also confirms that mortality in the U.S. is much higher among senior citizens over age 65, rising to 10 to 27 percent for those over age 85.22 The CDC continues to state that individuals at higher risk for serious illness from COVID-19 infection are those over age 65 and “people of all ages with underlying medical conditions, particularly if not well controlled.”23

U.S. COVID-19 Mortality Statistics: Science or Assumptions?

On Mar. 24, the Director of Division of Vital Statistics, National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) operated by the CDC issued a COVID-19 memo Alert with Q&A instructions informing doctors and coroners that “a newly-introduced ICD code [UO7.1 COVID-19] has been implemented to accurately capture mortality data for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) on death certificates.” When determining the underlying cause of death listed on the death certificate, the memo states that:

The underlying cause [of death] depends upon what and where conditions are reported on the death certificate. However the rules for coding and selection of the underlying cause of death are expected to result in COVID-19 being the underlying cause more often than not.

CDC officials make it clear that on cases where the death certificate indicates uncertainty about the cause of death, there likely be no follow up and the death will be listed as COVID-19:

If a death certificate reports terms such as “probable COVID-19” or “likely COVID-19,” these terms would be assigned the new ICD code [UO7.1 COVID-19]. It is not likely that NCHS will follow up on these cases.

Finally, answering the question, “Should COVID-19” be reported on the death certificate only with a confirmed test?” the CDC’s memo emphasizes that lab confirmation of COVID-19 is unnecessary to list the cause of death as COVID-19 on the death certificate:

“COVID-19 should be reported on the death certificate for all decedents where the disease caused or is assumed to have caused or contributed to death.” [boldfaced text was boldfaced in the CDC’s Alert].

In an Apr. 9 NBC “Today Show” interview, Dr. Fauci was asked whether some deaths are being falsely counted as COVID-19 deaths when they are really due to other causes. He replied:24

There’s absolutely no evidence that that’s the case at all. I think it falls under the category of something that’s been unfortunate—conspiracy theories that we hear about every time we have a crisis of any sort. There’s always this popping up of conspiracy theories. I think the deaths that we’re seeing are coronavirus deaths and the other deaths are not being counted as coronavirus deaths… I think there’s more of a chance of missing some that are really coronavirus deaths not being counted.

Economic and Social Meltdown Continues

More than two months after the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 in China as a “Public Health Emergency of International Concern,”25 which was followed the next day by the CDC’s Jan. 31 declaration of a national Public Health Emergency in the U.S.,26 it appears that the government’s pandemic planning efforts spanning four decades failed to prepare federal and state health agencies to respond quickly,27 28 29 30 31 despite federal legislation 32 that ensured substantial annual congressional appropriations to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) since 2006 for pandemic planning.33 34 Right now, COVID-19 testing kits are slowly rolling into the states but in limited quantities,35 36 and health care workers are continuing to report critical shortages of personal protective equipment (PPE) and medical supplies.37 38 39

With almost every state government following federal guidelines and either requesting or ordering residents to quarantine themselves at home—whether they are healthy or sick—families are facing unprecedented economic losses.40 On Apr. 3, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reported huge declines in employment in the leisure and hospitality industries—mainly in food and beverage—but also in healthcare, social assistance, professional and business services, retail trade, and construction.41 Unemployment in the U.S. rose by almost a full percentage point to 4.4 percent, the largest over-the-month rate increase since 1975, with the number of unemployed persons rising from 1.4 million to 7.1 million in March. The BLS report said the sharp unemployment increases reflects the “efforts to contain” the coronavirus in the U.S.

Lower income families without savings and dependent upon hourly wages and part-time work in service professions are hit especially hard.42 Understaffed social service support systems are struggling to cope with significant increases in depression, spousal and child abuse, and calls to suicide hotlines.43 44 45

However, some scientists,46 47 doctors 48 and politicians 49 want quarantines to stay in effect beyond April 31, even though the managing director of the International Monetary Fund Kristalina Georgieva warned on Apr. 9 that the economic fallout of shutdowns is approaching that of the Great Depression.50

We are still faced with extraordinary uncertainty about the depth and duration of this crisis. It is already clear, however, that global growth will turn sharply negative in 2020, as you will see in our World Economic Outlook next week. In fact, we anticipate the worst economic fallout since the Great Depression.

Bill Gates Calls for 10 Week Nationwide Shutdown and Certificates of Immunity Allowing Unrestricted Movement

In an OpEd in the Mar. 31 The Washington Post, Microsoft founder and philanthropist social reformer Bill Gates called for a nationwide federally enforced quarantine for all states that would last “10 weeks or more:”

Because people can travel freely across state lines, so can the virus. The country’s leaders need to be clear: Shutdown anywhere means shutdown everywhere. Until the case numbers start to go down across America—which could take 10 weeks or more—no one can continue business as usual or relax the shutdown.51 52

Several days earlier in a TED interview, Gates talked about how the strict social distancing and quarantine measures in place in the U.S. are designed to prevent a majority of the U.S. population from being infected with and recovering from COVID-19, which confers natural immunity and contributes to herd immunity in human populations. He also stated there will be a need for people to have “certificates” that prove they have either recovered from the infection or have been vaccinated once a vaccine is produced. He said:53

Now we don’t want to have a lot of recovered people, you know. To be clear, we’re trying through the shutdown in the United States, to not get to one percent of the population infected. We’re well below that today, but with expotentiation you could get past that three million. I believe we will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain.

Eventually, what we’ll have to have is certificates of who is a recovered person, who’s a vaccinated person, because you don’t want people moving around the world where you’ll have some countries that won’t have it under control, sadly. You don’t want to completely block off the ability for people to go there and come back and move around.

Fauci Agrees with Gates: COVID-19 Natural Herd Immunity Not Wanted

At a Apr. 6, White House briefing of the Coronavirus Task Force, Dr. Fauci confirmed that strict social distancing and quarantine measures are at least partially in place to prevent populations from developing natural herd immunity. He said:54

One issue that’s going to be important and it has to do with somewhat of a comparison, for example, with influenza. We go through multiple cycles of influenza [and] there’s always a degree of background immunity in a population. That will ultimately happen [with COVID-19] if we get a situation where we get back to normal. Now, I hope we don’t have so many people infected that we actually have that herd immunity, but I think it would have to be different than it is right now.

In an Apr. 9 interview on National Public Radio (NPR), Bill Gates returned to the message that some “social distancing” measures have to stay in place “until we get a vaccine that almost everybody’s had.” He said:

What I’m saying, what Dr. [Anthony] Fauci is saying, what some other experts are saying, there’s a great deal of consistency. We’re not sure yet which activities should be resumed, because until we get a vaccine that almost everybody’s had, the risk of a rebound will be there. … As we follow the numbers into May and see if we can get them down to a very low level, then in parallel, this debate about which things have benefits to society and can be formatted so the infection risk is very low, which things should we resume? I do think manufacturing, construction, a lot of things we’ll do, but large public gatherings may have to wait until we have that vaccine.

Governments Make Fast Tracked COVID-19 Vaccines Main Priority

Immediately after the Jan. 30 WHO declaration that a novel coronavirus outbreak in China posed a “public health emergency of international concern,” press releases were issued by the Gates Foundation 55 and World Health Organization (WHO)56 informing the world that experimental coronavirus vaccines already in development would be put on a fast track to licensure for global use.

On Mar. 9, WHO released its COVID-19 R&D roadmap that, according to BioWorld, had been endorsed by “400 experts” and included funding from the European Commission (37.5 million euros), German government (10 million euros) and an additional 46 million euros from the UK government, with 20 million euros going directly to the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) for vaccine development. CEPI committed $100 million to speed up licensure of COVID-19 vaccines but said it was trying to raise $2B more to speed vaccines to market.57

The WHO’s R&D plan stated there was an “urgent need” to fill in scientific knowledge gaps about the “basic biology” of COVID-19 infection and clinical evolution of COVID-19 and its epidemiology, as well as the need to develop appropriate animal models for research because some previous SARS and MERS vaccine studies in animals showed enhanced respiratory disease can occur in vaccinated animals after exposure to the live virus. The WHO roadmap stated, “Evaluating the potential for enhanced disease in humans is critical before [vaccines] can be assessed through larger-scale studies.” 58

By mid-March and early April, the WHO, National Institutes of Health,59 universities, 60 and global pharmaceutical corporations61 had announced development of more than 50 experimental COVID-19 vaccines.62 63 Using vitamin and supplement therapies or currently licensed prescription drugs64 65 66 67 68 69 has taken a back seat to an aggressive push to keep restrictive “social distancing” measures in place until fast tracked experimental vaccines are licensed.70 71 72

Maintaining that the only solution to dealing with the new coronavirus is universal use of a new vaccine,73 74 this single solution approach guarantees even bigger profits in the exploding global vaccine market that has doubled over the past decade from $20B in 2010 75 to $42B in 2018. 76 Dominated by the UK’s GlaxoSmithKline, France’s Sanofi and U.S. drug giants Merck and Pfizer, the vaccine market is projected to double again by 2026 to over $93B.77

There are already reports from Wall Street predicting big gains in Biotech stocks based on multiple companies developing COVID-19 vaccines and new drugs.78 One company, Moderna, which is partnering with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) headed by Dr. Fauci, has seen a 78 percent increase in its stock price since it announced in February that its experimental messenger RNA vaccine was ready for clinical trials.79 The company’s CEO has become a new billionaire overnight.80

Big Pharma Getting More Money to Deliver COVID-19 Vaccines by Late 2020 or Early 2021

Responding to the call by public health officials to lockdown the U.S. with in-home quarantines, Congress passed the CARES Act signed into law on Mar. 27, 2020 that will cost American taxpayers over two trillion dollars. The federal legislation includes $27B for development of COVID-19 vaccines, drug therapies and purchase of pandemic medical supplies. The legislation did not include a cap placed on how much money drug companies can charge and profits they can make on the COVID-19 vaccines and drug therapies they develop with the use of money from the government. Already, there are questions being raised about just how far the price gouging will go when those COVID-19 drugs and vaccines are licensed by the FDA and recommended by the CDC.81

On Mar. 30, the HHS Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response announced that the government is taking steps to “speed the development and manufacturing of vaccines to prevent COVID-19.”82 The same day, Johnson & Johnson issued a press release stating that the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) had awarded J&J’s Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies $1B to establish new U.S. vaccine manufacturing capabilities and additional production capacity outside the U.S and produce a global supply of more than 1 billion doses of the COVID-19 vaccine using AdVac® and PER.C6® technologies.83 J&J plans to initiate human clinical studies in September 2020 and deliver the first batches of vaccine for emergency use authorization in early 2021.84

BARDA was created by Congress in 2006 under the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act,85 legislation that has given billions of dollars to DHHS since then to develop “bioterrorism” and pandemic influenza vaccines.86 That federal legislation also removed all civil liability from pharmaceutical companies for injuries and deaths caused by vaccines and drugs manufactured in response to declared public health emergencies, such as pandemics.87

According to a Mar. 30 Reuters report, Moderna, Inc. “also signed a deal with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The arrangements are part of the federal government’s effort to encourage drugmakers to be able to produce massive amounts of COVID-19 vaccines even before any are proven to work.”88

Earlier in March, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) headed by Dr. Fauci issued a press release on Mar. 16 announcing that a Phase1 human clinical trial conducted by Kaiser Permanente Washington Health Research Institute in Seattle has begun to evaluate an experimental mRNA vaccine for COVID-19 (mRNA-1273) co-developed by NIAID scientists and scientists at Moderna, Inc, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness (CEPI) helped fund the manufacturing of the vaccine for the Phase 1 clinical trial.89

Moderna and NIAID are conducting human trials of the experimental mRNA-1273 COVID-19 vaccine without first conducting animal trials, which has always been an important part of the vaccine licensing process.90 On Mar. 30, Moderna stated that its COVID-19 vaccine might be read for emergency use in some people, including healthcare workers, by the fall of 2020:91

The Company further reported that while a commercially-available vaccine is not likely to be available for at least 12-18 months, it is possible that under emergency use, a vaccine could be available to some people, possibly including healthcare professionals, in the fall of 2020. Any emergency use would be subject to authorization by the appropriate regulatory agencies, based on the emergence of clinical data for mRNA-1273 that would support use of the vaccine prior to licensure.

An Apr. 3 Philadelphia Inquirer article trumpeting that “Coronavirus has created a new golden age for vaccines and Philly is at the heart of it,”92 pointed out at least part of the heavy financial investments the U.S. government has made in vaccine development through BARDA since 2006:

When the original BioShield funding ran out, Congress began a series of annual appropriations totaling about $1.5 billion a year to fund BARDA vaccine development efforts and to build up the emergency medical stockpile. A special $5 billion was appropriated for the multinational Ebola virus fight in 2015.

The [March 2020] CARES Act has multiplied those resources, splitting $27 billion between rebuilding the depleted medical stockpile and BARDA vaccine funding—on top of $6 billion appropriated for those purposes in the first anti-coronavirus bills last winter.

Experimental COVID-19 Vaccines Using Eight Different Platforms

Coronaviruses are a group of diverse, single-stranded, enveloped RNA viruses that cause a wide range of respiratory, gastrointestinal and neurologic illnesses with varying severity in animals and humans. Most coronaviruses, including those causing the common cold, are not associated with significant mortality, with the exception of Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS-CoV), which emerged in China in 2002, and the coronavirus causing Middle East Respiratory Syndrome (MERS-CoV), which was identified in Jordan and Saudi Arabia in 2012.93 COVID-19 is referred to in the medical literature as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV2) or COVID-19.94

Drug companies and government agencies racing to be the first to license a COVID-19 vaccine, are using different technology platforms to create experimental vaccines: inactivated virus; attenuated virus; protein subunit; virus-like particle, DNA, RNA and non-replicating vector.95 Traditional vaccines contain attenuated or inactivated viruses and bacteria or proteins, as well as adjuvants, such as aluminum, to stimulate an immune response that produces artificial immunity. For example, older viral vaccines for smallpox and measles vaccine contain live attenuated viruses; injectable influenza vaccines contain inactivated viruses; the recombinant hepatitis B virus vaccine is a protein subunit vaccine, while the newer human papillomavirus (HPV) virus vaccine contains virus like particles.

For the past two decades, researchers have been experimenting with new technology platforms, notably ones that introduce foreign DNA and RNA into cells of the body, to develop experimental vaccines for SARS, MERS, HIV and other diseases but, so far, none have been proven effective and safe for humans.96

DNA and mRNA Vaccines: Flying Blind into Uncharted Territory

Gene-based vaccines encode a viral protein from a pathogen (like COVID-19) in human DNA or mRNA. DNA vaccines deliver pieces of DNA into human cells to stimulate the immune system to create antibodies specific to pathogenic proteins without causing disease. DNA vaccines require no culture or fermentation for production and no refrigeration after production because they are made in a lab using synthetic processes, and can be produced in large quantities for less money than traditional vaccines.97

Messenger RNA (mRNA) vaccines inject human cells with mRNA, usually within lipid nanoparticles, to stimulate cells in the body to become manufacturers of viral proteins.98 99 In March 2020, a virologist at Imperial College London told Chemistry World that one advantage of using mRNA technology to make vaccines for humans is that, “Rather than generating proteins in a manufacturing plant and purifying them, you are getting the muscle to do the job and make the protein itself.”100 Like DNA vaccines, mRNA vaccines can be produced in the lab using faster and less expensive process than traditional vaccines. RNA vaccines can be delivered with syringes, nasal spray or needle-free into the skin (patches).

Although neither DNA or mRNA vaccines have been tested in large-scale clinical trials, an Apr. 3 article in Chemical and Engineering News highlights the breakneck speed at which COVID-19 vaccines “are moving new technologies from the computer and into the clinic at an unprecedented rate.” What should be separate pre-licensure phases for proving safety and effectiveness—preclinical animal models, clinical testing, and manufacturing—are now “happening all at once.”101

  • “It’s like building an airplane when you are flying,” said Inovio Pharmaceuticals CEO Joseph Kim.
  • “They have been described as the vaccines of the future,” says Dan Barouch, Director of the Center for Virology and Vaccine Research at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. “However, they have not yet been pressure-tested… The COVID crisis is a great opportunity for those technologies to be pushed.”
  • “It will be the first time that they will be tested in so many people,” says Wim Tiest, a former vaccine developer at GlaxoSmithKline now heading up a COVID-19 program at the Belgian mRNA vaccine company eTheRNA Immunotherapies.

But will spending lots of money to cut corners and speed up licensing of COVID-19 vaccines using experimental DNA and mRNA technology – or other types of new technology—end up putting millions of people at risk for vaccine failures and reactions leading to chronic illness?

There are nagging questions about DNA102 and mRNA 103 vaccine platforms and they are not trivial. According to a 2011 article in Harvard College Global Health Review, DNA vaccine safety concerns include potential side effects as:104

  • “chronic inflammation because the vaccine continually stimulates the immune system to produce antibodies;”
  • “possible integration of plasmid DNA into the body’s host genome, resulting in mutations, problems with DNA replication, triggering of autoimmune responses, and activation of cancer-causing genes;”

According to researchers at University of Pennsylvania and Duke University, mRNA vaccines also have potential safety issues:105

  • Local and systemic inflammation;
  • Stimulation of auto-reactive antibodies;
  • Induction of a potent type 1 inteferon responses, which have been associated with inflammation and potential autoimmunity;
  • Presence of extracellular RNA, which may contribute to edema and pathogenic thrombus formation (blood clots).

Top COVID-19 Vaccine Candidates Being Tested

Following is a selection of companies identified by MarketWatch that are among those leading the race to be the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine licensed for global use:106 107

Inovio Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (US). Inovio’s COVID-19 vaccine (INO-4800) is a DNA vaccine that will be tested in 30 clinical trials in the U.S., China and South Korea in April 2020. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, Inovio has partnered with Philadelphia’s Wistar Institute, Ology Bioservices, Inc. and Beijing Advaccine Biotechnology Co. in China 108 with plans to have 1 million doses of the vaccine ready for further trials or “emergency use” by the end of 2020.

Inovio received a $5M grant from the Gates Foundation to test a delivery device for INO-4800 and a $9M grant from CEPI to accelerate development of the COVID-19 vaccine. In partnership with Florida-based Ology Bioservices, Inc, Inovio secured a $11.9M contract with the Department of Defense for upcoming clinical trials and potential manufacturing of the vaccine for military personnel in the future.109

Describing Inovio’s DNA vaccine, Precision Vaccinations states:110

This one-of-a-kind platform delivers optimized DNA into cells, where it is translated into proteins that activate an individual’s immune system to generate a robust targeted T cell and antibody response. CELLECTRA uses a brief electrical pulse to open small pores in the cell reversibly to allow the plasmids to enter. Once inside the cell, the plasmids begin replicating, thereby strengthening the body’s own natural response mechanisms.

Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (U.S.) J&J is working with BARDA, which has awarded the company $1B, to develop on an adenovirus vectored COVID-19 vaccine using J&J’s Advac technology and PER.C6111 (cell line derived by transformation of embryonic retinal epithelial cells with human adenovirus type 5 E1 region gene) for production.

Phase 1 clinical trials of the J&J vaccine are scheduled for September 2020 and the company is planning to have investigational doses of vaccine available for “emergency use” by early 2021.

Moderna, Inc. (U.S.) In partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), Moderna’s mRNA vaccine is being tested on adults in Phase 1 clinical trials in Seattle with funding from NIAID, BARDA and CEPI. Moderna plans to have vaccine doses available for “emergency use” by the end of 2020.

Pfizer, Inc. (U.S.) and BioNTech (Germany) In a joint venture with BioNTech, Pfizer will develop and distribute an mRNA vaccine produced by BioNTech (BNT-162), expected to enter clinical testing by the end of April 2020 in Germany and the U.S. BioNTech is also testing the vaccine in collaboration with Shanghai Fosun Pharmaceutical Group in China.

Dynavax Technologies Corp. (U.S.) and Clover Biopharmaceuticals (China) China’s Clover Biopharmaceuticals has developed a protein-based subunit coronavirus vaccine candidate (COVID-19 S-Trimer) and Dynavax, a California based biotech company, is providing technical expertise and the company’s proprietary toll-like receptor 9 (TLR9) agonist adjuvant, CpG 1018 for use in Clover’s COVID-19 vaccine.

Dynavax’s CpG 1018 is a synthetic oligonucleotide adjuvant that is used in recombinant hepatitis B vaccine Heplisav-B. Dynavax is also collaborating with Australia’s University of Queensland as part of a CEPI initiative to develop a COVID-19 vaccine.

GlaxoSmithKline plc (U.K.) and Clover Biopharmaceuticals, Inc. (China) GSK has an AS03 vaccine adjuvant system platform that it is making available to Australia’s University of Queensland and to Clover Biopharmaceuticals, Inc., a Chinese biotechnology company that will use GSK’s AS03 adjuvant in combination with a COVID-19 S-Trimer vaccine. S-Trimer is a trimeric SARS-CoV-2 spike (S)-protein subunit vaccine candidate.

Sanofi SA (France). Sanofi is working with BARDA to use its recombinant DNA platform to test a preclinical vaccine candidate for SARS to manufacture a COVID-19 vaccine. In 2017, Sanofi acquired Protein Sciences, which had been developing a SARS vaccine.

Novavax, Inc. (U.S.). Novavax’s COVID-19 vaccine candidate (NVX-CoV2373) is a stable, prefusion protein made using Novavax’ proprietary nanoparticle technology and the company’s proprietary Matrix-M™ adjuvant will be incorporated into it to stimulate high levels of neutralizing antibodies.112 According to Novavax, Matrix-M is a sanponin-based adjuvant that contain purified saponin fractions mixed with synthetic cholesterol and a phospholipid to form stable particles that stimulate a strong immune response and “enhancing antigen presentation in the local lymph nodes.”113

Novavax has received $4M from CEPI to develop a COVID-19 vaccine and Emergent Biosolutions, Inc. has indicated it would support contract development and manufacturing of the vaccine. The company plans to start Phase 1 clinical studies by June.

CureVac AG (Germany). CureVac, a German biotech company, which has received 80 million euros in funding from the European Commission, has developed an mRNA vaccine for COVID-19. It is planning to test the vaccine in human clinical trials (Phase 1 and Phase 2) this summer and wants to skip Phase 3 trials so the vaccine can be on the market by this fall.114

Vaxart, Inc. (U.S.). Vaxart is a California based biotech company that has a partnership with Emergent Biosolutions, InC to develop Vaxart’s oral COVID-19 candidate. Based on Vaxart’s proprietary VAAST platform, the vaccine is a room temperature stable tablet that is swallowed and provides mucosal immunity.

Sweden Refused to Lockdown

Sweden, a country with a population of 10M people refused to lockdown its country because of COVID-19 despite heavy criticism. Although Sweden requested its citizens to stay home if sick and practice social distancing when possible, the government did not close businesses, primary schools, restaurants, shops, gyms and recreational facilities, which has prevented the country from suffering the kind of economic meltdown being experienced by most other countries.115

As of Apr. 10, 2020, Sweden has reported 870 deaths from COVID-19 and the nation’s public health agency reported that the numbers of confirmed infections are dropping.


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57 Responses to "COVID-19 Meltdown and Pharma’s Big Money Win"

  1. Nancy Miller   April 13, 2020 at 3:44 pm

    How can theses evil monsters make a vaccine to hurt so many, with no definitive disease?!

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    • patrice   June 2, 2020 at 8:10 pm

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  2. Colorado   April 13, 2020 at 3:46 pm

    One thing is for certain, my state of health is none of the governments business! We will not be even getting tested for this. Oh yes, it’s a hoodwink and they’re all planning on getting rich, exercising unprecedented authoritarianism in the process.

    Anyone know where I can get a nano covid-19 compliance tattoo on the black market? Will pay cash, gold, or silver. Oh wait, I don’t have a single tattoo because that like vaccines, is something I do not subscribe to. Will we also have to get giant red S tattoos on our foreheads if we refuse?

    My name frog. I am in a pot of water. Water is heating up. I am unaware this is happening and although I’m about to boil, I do not jump out of the pot. You’d have to be a special kind of stupid to not see right through this.

    I bought the ‘there is no such thing as a safe vaccine’ 20 pack of 4×4 activist stickers from Know The Risk just the other day, paid a whopping $30 dollars for that. It’s important to spread the message around far and wide right now. Any word when these articles from NVIC and the Vaccine Reaction will be available in news magazine printed paper form? Any word when NVIC will have activist bumper stickers and T shirts available for sale? Will donate to NVIC again soon but really, you’ll need to do more with more resources to protect more people. The time is now. Publish or perish. If they get away with this, the entire body of people whom support groups like NVIC won’t even be able to work or generate income. Tick tock.

    “Safe and Effective! Safe and Effective! Squuuuuuuuuaaaaaack!” (message alongside a parrot in a cage, feathers missing, sickly looking, needles poking out of everywhere.) That’s a bumper sticker I’d buy for myself, and gift to others.

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  3. Paulis   April 13, 2020 at 3:50 pm

    Please help me out with the math but wouldn’t the same rate of death in the US as compared to the 870 deaths you cite in Sweden leave about 30,000 dead here? I saw that their pop is about 10.5 million whereas ours is over 331 million. 30,000 is an insupportable loss if it can be avoided. Social distancing does seem to be helping us avoid that fate though how we exit is very worrying. I’m not sure how many have died thus far here. No fan of the evil ways of the pharma industry but this virus is way more lethal than the flu for lots of people including many who had been considered healthy. I am also worried about the vaccine problems which await us.

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  4. David   April 13, 2020 at 3:51 pm

    Lockdown measures will have to stay in place until we get a vaccine.
    Now there is a surprise. And what will a vaccine do exactly?
    Well it will stop those presently engaged in massaging the figures to make things
    look a lot worse than they are in order to frighten everyone into having a vaccine.
    Or it may be that Gates’s “passport”, you can’t travel without vaccines being up to date.
    That would apply in every country so an enormous increase in vaccine income for Pharma
    mandatory everywhere.

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    • Colorado   April 13, 2020 at 6:17 pm

      Just posted multiple investigate Bill Gates White House Petition links.

      Suggested participation. Please sign. Please forward. Let’s get the investigate Bill Gates petitions all the way to the top.

      The nightmare which is dealing with Microsoft never ends. From now on, everything Mr Gates does in terms of vaccination propaganda will also reflect on the Microsoft brand itself.

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  5. Carpenter   April 13, 2020 at 4:00 pm

    This is very interesting. The US government has presented incomplete health information concerning COVID-19. I am shocked and dismayed that government officials ignore and do not recognize our built-in system to protect us from viruses and many other things—our immune system. It is not mentioned, as if it plays no role in protecting us from pathogens.

    Another thing that government agencies fail to mention that is related to immunity function is nutrition. How can you separate nutrition from health? A proper functioning immune system and poor nutrition are mutually exclusive.

    By government agencies’ lack of supplying very important fact based information to the public such as the importance of nutrition which is suppressed such as vitamin D for ARDS and the efficacy of vitamin C shown against COVID-19, they are failing to properly address the COVID-19 pandemic and lessen its negative health and economic effect.

    I have brought the above information to various agencies, including the CDC, State of Washington Health Department, Governor of New York, President Trump, local news agencies, and etc. but I know of no change in their information presented to lessen the pandemic. As a result, our government and news agencies are significantly neglecting and failing to do their civil and moral duty to protect the citizens, lessen deaths and the economic distress caused by the stay at home proclamations which infringes on our civil rights.

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  6. Antoinette   April 13, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    I listened to a European doctor report on the Wuhan Virus just a few days ago. In that interview, he stated that Bill Gates has bought his way into the WHO through continued, large cash donations, and now sits in the ‘background’ giving directions. Gates, it was said, has an unprecedented amount of his wealth invested in the rapid creation of this Coved-19 vaccination. It is my understanding, that while Gates has long advocated for mandatory vaccination of our children, elders, and eventually, the general population; he has in fact had his own child exempted. With a basic understanding of the Technocrats’ place in our (USA) history, I am horrified with the knowledge of what this man is capable of achieving. I recommend everyone take the time to learn about the Technocrats’ 1930’s push for governance of our precious Republic, while jockeying for power alongside the communist party.

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    • Nicholas   April 14, 2020 at 12:26 am

      Great post Antionette!! Could you please elaborate just a little on the last sentence with regards to “jogging along side the Commies for power”thank you.

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    • redpill   April 14, 2020 at 1:33 pm

      Bill Gates has bought his way into the WHO through continued, large cash donations, and now sits in the ‘background’ giving directions. Gates,

      Gates involvement with the WHO goes back decades. Nothing new and it’s a shame that scientist and doctors are just now being aware of this. Gates also brought the Cochrane Collaboration and through his financial manipulation has managed to remove the original founding members and replaced them with puppets.

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      • Freedom-lover   April 17, 2020 at 3:23 pm

        What I can’t figure out is why our government is taking direction from Bill Gates. He’s not a member of the government, he’s a wannabe. Let him run for an office if he wants to be in a government office.

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        • Michael   April 20, 2020 at 1:18 pm

          And “rich” doesn’t equal “smart” if it did, people like Bezos would be the smartest man in the world and even he admits he’s not that. Many believed that Trump was rich and he got their vote because he was a successful businessman, now we notice he’s not so smart after all but even worse, he lied about being rich.

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        • redpill   April 21, 2020 at 12:16 am

          “What I can’t figure out is why our government is taking direction from Bill Gates”

          The CDC is a for profit agency within the Federal Governmnt. Weird I know. People who work for the CDC can own stock in the pharma industry. In fact, people who work for not only the CDC but also the FDA, NIH, HHS etc. CDC and HHS also manufacture and sell vaccines. The more vaccines they sell the more money their stockholders make. People who sit on the board that makes decisions as to what vaccines are put on the schedule are not suppose to have conflicts of interest aka own stock BUT the head of the committee gives them waivers. Gates is their ambassador to world wide vaccine distribution.

          Money can buy anything. Gates made this statement that was captured:

          ELI5: Bill Gates said in a TED talk that, “The world today has 6.8 billion people, that’s headed up to about 9 billion. If we do a really great job on new vaccines, health-care, reproductive health-services, we could lower that by 10-15%”.

          (How does making people more healthy reduce the population?)
          Innovating to zero! | Bill Gates https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JaF-fq2Zn7I#t=4m33s

          -Bill Gates Is Not a Benign Philanthropist, Quite the Contrary
          http://www.newdemocracyworld.org/culture/gates.html

          -Bill Gates’ Vaccines: UN, WHO, GAVI, ID2020, US CDC All Involved
          https://canucklaw.ca/bill-gates-vaccines-un-who-gavi-id2020-us-cdc-all-involved/

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  7. Robert   April 13, 2020 at 4:49 pm

    Also very informative video on C19:

    https://spiritdaily.org/blog/news/on-the-trail-of-a-potential-lab-source

    (What about talking about med treatment.
    Like the ones spoken by Trump & made by China in video.)

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    • Redpill   April 13, 2020 at 10:00 pm

      Never listen to a man who looked directly at the sun during a solar eclipse and used a sharpie to draw a circle around a state saying it was going to be hit by a hurricane when it wasn’t in the path and it never happened.

      The treatment that tRump has been pushing is showing itself to be dangerous. There have been small studies where participants have had heart issue ad loss of vision.

      -Small Chloroquine Study Halted Over Risk of Fatal Heart Complications
      https://www.nytimes.com/2020/04/12/health/chloroquine-coronavirus-trump.html

      -Chloroquine Is Being Touted As A Miracle Drug For Coronavirus, But There Are Reasons To Be Wary-https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/danvergano/chloroquine-dangers-coronavirus

      -Some Swedish Hospitals Have Stopped Using Chloroquine to Treat COVID-19 After Reports of Severe Side Effects-https://www.newsweek.com/swedish-hospitals-chloroquine-covid-19-side-effects-1496368

      African Americans have been hit pretty hard with this virus but no discussion of this issue by the medicos:
      -Chloroquine Is Not a Harmless Panacea for COVID-19— There’s a real safety concern with malaria drug:
      https://www.medpagetoday.com/infectiousdisease/covid19/85552

      Should this be a concern in the present debate over treating COVID-19 patients? In my opinion, yes. G6PD deficiency is rather common; in fact, it is the second most common human enzyme defect, affecting some 400 million people worldwide. It affects 1 in 10 African-American males in the U.S. It is common enough that it was written into an episode of the long-running TV series M*A*S*H. In this episode, the character Corporal Klinger, who was of Mediterranean descent, became seriously ill after being given an anti-malarial drug. He was found to have hemolytic anemia and an association was made with the drug. The ending credits included a brief commentary on G6PD deficiency.

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      • Aliceb   April 14, 2020 at 12:18 pm

        I agree let’s bring back polio, small pox and measles. How is the “herd immunity” working in the UK? or even USA??

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        • redpill   April 15, 2020 at 8:45 pm

          you know that’s an old TROLL comment. So I will respond with intelligence rather than ignorance which you have shown:

          Let’s start with Polio. The sole cause of Polio in the US for years was the Polio vaccine. Who said that? Dr. Jonas Salk:

          Doctors and scientists on the staff of the National Institutes of Health during the 1950s were well aware that the Salk vaccine was causing polio. Some frankly stated that it was “worthless as a preventive and dangerous to take [26:142].” They refused to vaccinate their own children [26:142]. Health departments banned the inoculations [26:140]. The Idaho State Health Director angrily declared: “I hold the Salk vaccine and its manufacturers responsible” for a polio outbreak that killed several Idahoans and hospitalized dozens more [26:140]. Even Salk himself was quoted as saying: “When you inoculate children with a polio vaccine you don’t sleep well for two or three weeks [26:144;43].” But the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis, and drug companies with large investments in the vaccine coerced the U.S. Public Health Service into falsely proclaiming the vaccine was safe and effective [26:142-5].
          In 1976, Dr. Jonas Salk, creator of the killed-virus vaccine used in the 1950s, testified that the live-virus vaccine (used almost ex
          clusively In the mid-1990s, during a period of less than five years, there were 13,641 documented adverse reactions to the oral polio vaccine. 6,364 of these were serious enough to require hospital emergency room visits. 540 people died. Source: Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS); OPV Vaccine Report: Doc. #14
          [142] Nature, 1997;389:498–501.

          During the 1962 Congressional Hearings on HR 10541, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, head of the Department of Biostatistics of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, testified that not only did polio increase substantially (50 percent from 1957 to 1958 and 80 percent from 1958 to 1959) after the introduction of mass and frequently compulsory immunization programs, but statistics were manipulated and statements made by the Public Health Service to give the opposite impression.
          W8. Hearings before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, Eighty-Seventh Congress, Second Session on H.R. 10541, May 1962, p.94

          In 1976, Dr Jonas Salk, creator of the killed-virus vaccine used in the 1950’s, testified that the live-virus vaccine (used almost exclusively in the U.S. from the early 1960’s to 2000) was the “principal if not sole cause” of all reported polio cases in the U.S. since 1961 (Washington Post, September 24,1976). The virus remains in the throat for one to two weeks and in the feces for up to two months. Thus, vaccine recipients are at risk, and can potentially spread the disease, as long as fecal excretion of the virus continues ( American Academy of Pediatrics, Report of the Committee on Infectious Diseases:1986(Elk Grove Village, Illinois:
          AAP):284–5.

          In 1992, the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published an admission that the live-virus vaccine had become the dominant cause of polio in the United States (Strebel PM., et al. Epidemiology of poliomyletis in U.S. one decade after the last reported case of indigenous wild virus associated disease, Clinical Infectious Diseases CDC, February 1992:568–79). In fact, according to CDC figures, every case of polio in the U.S. since 1979 was caused by the oral polio vaccine (CDC reference above) Authorities claim the vaccine was responsible for about eight cases of polio every year (Institute of Medicine. An evaluation of poliomyelitis vaccine policy options.IOM Publication 88-04(Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences,1988). However, an independent study that analyzed the government’s own vaccine database during a recent period of less than five years uncovered 13,641 reports of adverse events following use of the oral polio vaccine. These reports included 6,364 emergency room visits and 540 deaths (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), Rockville, MD. & IOS. The Polio vaccine coverup COPV Vaccine Report: Document #14. http://www.ios(dot)com/~w1066/poliov6.html)
          Public outrage at these tragedies became the impetus for removing the oral polio vaccine from immunization schedules (Strebel PM., et al. Epidemiology of poliomyletis in U.S. one decade after the last reported case of indigenous wild virus associated disease, Clinical Infectious Diseases CDC, February 1992:568–79)

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        • redpill   April 15, 2020 at 9:47 pm

          Polio is still around just under different names. The CDC, cleaver devils that they are changed the diagnostic criteria. In 1958, the CDC formally adopted the “Best available paralytic poliomyelitis case count” or BAPPCC. The definition changes were so radical, that many doctors publicly stated in medical journals, that it effectively eliminated 90% of what had previous been accepted as paralytic polio.

          The new names for Polio are: Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP), Transverse Myelitis, Viral or Aseptic Meningitis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Spinal Meningitis and others that involve the central nervous system. All are clinically indistinguishable from Polio.

          Smallpox was not eliminated by a vaccine. The foremost authority on the disease Dr. Thomas Mack told the Bush White House, which wanted to implement the vaccine when he stared the Gulf War this:
          -Dr. Mack’s presentation to the CDC June 19-20, 2002.
          http://www.vaclib.org/news/drmacks.htm
          *” In fact, were there no smallpox eradication program, my guess is that smallpox would have died out anyway, it just would have taken a lot longer.”
          *”Unexposed community members have negligible risk. There is a substantial risk from a vaccine, as you’ll hear in a moment. It is the single most dangerous live vaccine.”*
          *”If people are worried about endemic smallpox, it disappeared from this country not because of our mass herd immunity. It disappeared because of our economic development. And that’s why it disappeared from Europe and many other countries, and it will not be sustained here, even if there were several importations, I’m sure. It’s not from universal vaccination.

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        • redpill   April 15, 2020 at 10:08 pm

          Measles? Try and keep up:
          “During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences (R. J. McNall, unpublished data).” [1]
          Rapid Identification of Measles Virus Vaccine Genotype by Real-Time PCR-https://jcm.asm.org/content/55/3/735.

          Also:
          Is There a Correlate of Protection for Measles Vaccine?
          Stanley A. Plotkin
          First-Plotkin, the Godfather of Vaccines wrote thi for the first time:
          *** the vaccine gives an attenuated infection, and it is not the case that antibody levels remain permanently elevated in vaccinees. The current situation is responsible for reevaluation of the long-term efficacy of measles vaccine.***

          Say What??? A vaccine gives the person an INFECTION? So forever the vaccine cabal has been saying VACCINES DON’T INFECT.

          Plotkin also writes this:
          Genotypes B3 and D8 are now circulating, and these viruses are not as well neutralized by antibodies to the vaccine genotype (ie, genotype A) as by antibodies raised against the new strains [9]. Even more importantly, a minority of vaccinees lose antibodies with time and thus become susceptible to infection with wild measles virus. Cherry and Zahn have recently shown that 11% of measles cases in California occurred in vaccinees who received 2 vaccine doses [10]. A study done in Spain observed that, between 2003 and 2014, 132 measles cases were observed in 2-dose vaccine recipients.

          So the vaccine, which is genotype A can’t fight against genotypes B3 & D8. Bottom line, overvaccination has caused mutation in the original vaccine and now children are being vaccinated and infected by the vaccine and have no protection at all.

          Bring Measles, Smallpox and Polio are back compliments of the CDC and the pharmetutical industry. Or should I say-they have never left.

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  8. Kelly   April 13, 2020 at 4:58 pm

    With so many thoughts, fears, doubts, and eye-brow raising thoughts incited by this information, I have one simple question everyone might ponder: Why is Bill Gates in any position to determine when “we”, collectively, can gather or not? He’s not a politician, doctor, scientist, or other expert of any kind, he has not been voted into any office, he has not been conferred any power over anything. He is simply a tech-geek with a lot of money, does that somehow give him power over the globe’s population, our health, freedoms, medical choice, or anything else?

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    • Kate   April 13, 2020 at 10:22 pm

      He’s actually not just a tech geek. His father was once head of Planned Parenthood, his parents both eugenists, and they themselves were very wealthy. Bill Gates was taught to have the goal of reducing the population and in his Ted talk he says vaccines are one way to do just that.

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  9. Lisa   April 13, 2020 at 5:18 pm

    I have to agree with the sentiments of Carpenter response above. We need to elevate the conversation about how best to support the immune system. Adults are dying from this most likely because of the unchecked inflammation we have in our current human population: all from poor industrial diets, toxins and lifestyles that do not promote health. All of the non conventional groups (eastern and western herbalists, osteopaths) have come forward with ways that support the immune system. Neither the governments nor medical industry want to hear it. Rather that argue about how to interpret the % dying as a real threat vs no threat, we need to be screaming about the ways to support our immune system. This will NOT be the last organism to come through the population. We are a globally connected world now and our earth is extremely out of balance. Let’s focus on the right things!

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  10. DC   April 13, 2020 at 5:54 pm

    According to the CDC last flu season 2018/2019 there were 34,200 deaths, compared to how many deaths so far? And the flu season is ending. The numbers don’t add up to lock down 96% of the U.S. economy.

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  11. Colorado   April 13, 2020 at 6:05 pm

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/stop-id2020-investigate-bill-gates-assets-stocks-and-companies

    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-call-investigations-bill-melinda-gates-foundation-medical-malpractice-crimes-against-humanity

    For your consideration. White House Petition. Investigate Bill Gates.

    And this one, because, voter fraud is real.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/we-american-people-demand-paper-ballots-november-2020-federal-elections

    Agree that lockdown orders are unconstitutional? Sign this.
    https://petitions.whitehouse.gov/petition/remove-state-executive-orders-are-violating-us-constitution

    There were a lot of good ones, I signed a dozen today including; expel congress whom engaged in insider trading before lockdowns, do not send stimulus checks but cut taxes instead, stop fed money printing, and a few others. Cheers.

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  12. Tim Lundeen   April 13, 2020 at 6:21 pm

    An excellent protocol for treating covid-19 from Dr Paul Marik, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, VA: https://www.evms.edu/covid-19/medical_information_resources/

    “It is important to recognize that COVID-19 does not cause your “typical ARDS”… this disease must be treated differently and it is likely we are exacerbating this situation by causing ventilator induced lung injury. “

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  13. Don   April 13, 2020 at 6:27 pm

    The plain fact is that we don’t have a good handle on the case fatality rate of this virus, but it’s likely akin to the flu of 1968, which we did not lock down for and we somehow survived. In fact, in a paper published in the New England Journal of Medicine is February, 2020, Dr, Fauci himself, contrary to his other public statements, said as much:

    “On the basis of a case definition requiring a diagnosis of pneumonia, the currently reported case fatality rate is approximately 2%. In another article in the Journal, Guan et al. report mortality of 1.4% among 1099 patients with laboratory-confirmed Covid-19; these patients had a wide spectrum of disease severity. If one assumes that the number of asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases is several times as high as the number of reported cases, the case fatality rate may be considerably less than 1%. This suggests that the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza (which has a case fatality rate of approximately 0.1%) or a pandemic influenza (similar to those in 1957 and 1968) ….” https://www.nejm.org/doi/full/10.1056/NEJMe2002387

    The BMJ found that 4/5’s of case are asymptomatic, and this again would put the case fatality rate closer to that of a bad flu. https://www.bmj.com/content/369/bmj.m1375 Other reputable sources say the same thing.

    In a 24/7 news cycle focused on COVID, of course we’re going to get upset about it. Imagine if we had had the same focus on the 10,950 people who died each year in the US from drunk driving: we’d have shut down all the bars and banned alcohol in restaurants because those deaths put in front of us day-in-and-day-out would have been intolerable.

    Sweden is allowing the healthy population to go out and get infected, and in the long run they’ll be better for it and will at least have preserved some semblance of civil society without undue government crackdown and authoritarianism.

    NYC is turning out to be an anomaly, but I’m not sure I’d trust the numbers in a city whose rating agencies fudged the numbers in home mortgage tranches and thereby were key players in that earlier financial meltdown.

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  14. jenna   April 13, 2020 at 7:00 pm

    How can we all stand up against these awful powerful people?

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  15. Brian James   April 13, 2020 at 7:04 pm

    Apr 13, 2020 Was There Foreknowledge of the Plandemic? – Questions For Corbett

    From Event 201 to the intelligence “failures” to CEO resignations, QE4, and bioweapon research, James explores the many lines of evidence pointing to the fact that this pandemic was planned in advance.

    https://youtu.be/AD0NR_NZlNc

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  16. Janelle   April 13, 2020 at 8:28 pm

    Specifics concerning Moderna’s vaccine currently being tested on volunteers in Seattle: Moderna, working in conjunction with Kaiser-Permanente Research, identified the ‘nodes’ of the corona virus as being a protein (named ‘spike’) which is the ‘key’ which unlocks and enables virus entry into the cell. A genetically modified messenger-rna was developed which would turn ‘the body into a mini factory’ to produce this ‘harmless protein’. Once this isolated protein is unleashed, the theory anticipates an immune response of antibody production specific to this protein; when then presented with the actual virus and its attached protein nodes, those created antibodies will recognize the protein to in turn destroy the virus. A novel isolated protein which permeates cell walls being given access to my body raises big red flags, not to mention its similarity to the process of genetically modifying plants to internally produce pesticides. And exactly how and when does this cell-accessing protein production get turned off? Long term ramifications for the body and progeny?

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  17. Ap ab   April 13, 2020 at 8:35 pm

    One nation not only under drugs but a N.W. O. Geek named Bill Gates will force vaccination certification, what’s next? How about our own body’s immunity and how to get our selves healthy enough with less obesity ect…

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  18. wrusssr   April 13, 2020 at 9:54 pm

    Fauici has revised his estimated “millions” down to 60,000, and hinted at half that. Meanwhile, every 70-90-year-old nursing home resident that dies, dies from COVID-19.as they try desperately to get corona death figures up to at least be compatible with annual flu deaths. Recently, a younger skydiver forgot to put on his parachute before he jumped. The coroner ruled he died of COVID-19 on the way down.

    No matter. The millions-of-deaths boogeyman figure accomplished its initial purpose of shutting down the globe so the international banking cabal, headquartered in a one square mile area in the middle of London–it’s called The City . . . the richest square mile on earth with an estimated worth/control over some $600 trillion–could bankrupt the world’s nations, change out their worthless paper currency (backed by nothing) which they exclusively printed (for the cost of paper, ink, and press-time) and sold to all nations at face (or key stroke) value with perpetual (un-pay-back-able) long-term interest so they could foreclose on the nations’ hard assets (gold, silver, minerals, gas, oil, land, etc..) which they required as collateral for the country’s monopoly money ‘loans’ that they’re in the process of using to purchase the globe.,

    Thus they were able to buy/control the world’s hard assets for pennies on the dollar–the bankers’ goal from the beginning when Socialist Woodrow Wilson sold this right, his soul, and America out in exchange for his signature on the Federal Reserve Act that gave the London bankers the charter for their central bank in America–The Fed
    .

    During this so-called “virus lockdown” they will replace everyone’s currency with a crypto currency of some type so the public will no longer have to handle all that “. . . corona contaminated cash.”

    Get it?

    Did I mention our founders deliberately wrote it into the Constitution that only congress could coin (print) America’s money? In this manner, the country could always control its own debt.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djJTbrF3Rx0andfeature=emb_logo

    H. G. Wells book, Anticipations. Last 2/3 outlines in detail “The Plan.”
    http://www.gutenberg.org/files/19229/19229-h/19229-h.htm

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djJTbrF3Rx0andfeature=emb_logo

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  19. Kate   April 13, 2020 at 10:25 pm

    The only way to fight back against this mandatory vaccination policy that will likely come into effect (or Bill Gates’ idea that we will need “immunity cards” to be able to move freely) is to have a massive number of people refuse to take it.

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    • Melinda G Gladstone   April 14, 2020 at 6:00 am

      Kate, We MUST fight back. I cannot be vaccinated, neither can my son. He already has seizures because of the childhood vaccines. Yet, these people who are involved have NO issues or their family members! Why??? They DON’t Vaccinate their own!!. There is a special place in HELL for them.

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  20. David L   April 13, 2020 at 11:21 pm

    The official Ted Talk now has edited out the line where Bill Gates says “So eventually there will be this digital immunity proof that will help facilitate the global reopening up.” http://libertyfight.com/covid19.html

    As countries begin to lift coronavirus lockdowns, biometric identification can help verify those who have already had the infection, and ensure that the vulnerable get the vaccine when it is launched, health and technology experts said. A biometric ID system can keep a record of such people and those getting the vaccine, said Larry Dohrs, Southeast Asia head at iRespond, a Seattle-based nonprofit that launched its technology last month. “We can biometrically identify the individual and tie them to the test results, as well as to a high security document. The person then has ‘non-refutable’ proof that they have immunity due to antibodies in their system,” he said. https://fr.reuters.com/article/healthcareSector/idUKL8N2BV0BI

    ID2020 Alliance partners include Irespond, Accenture, CARE, City of Austin, FHI360, Gavi, Hyperledger, IDEO.org, Kiva, Mercy Corps, Microsoft, The Rockefeller Foundation, Simprints, UC Berkeley’s CITRIS Policy Lab, and the UN International Computing Centre. https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/id2020-alliance-launches-digital-id-program-with-government-of-bangladesh-and-gavi-announces-new-partners-at-annual-summit-300921926.html ID2020 — a project initiated by the Rockefeller Foundation, Bill Gates and Microsoft, transnational pharmaceutical corporations, and technology firms — is pushing the concept that every human on the planet needs biometric verification because “to prove who you are is a fundamental and universal human right,” according to the ID2020 website. Is a worldwide mandated vaccine for covid-19 a basis for rolling out the digital id?

    Bill Gates: We need global government (2015) https://web.archive.org/web/20160409111411/http://evangelicalfocus.com/lifetech/344/Bill_Gates__We_need_Global_Government
    Lockstep p18 rockefeller A Coronavirus-like Pandemic that becomes trigger for a world of tighter top down government control and more authoritarian leadership. http://www.nommeraadio.ee/meedia/pdf/RRS/Rockefeller%20Foundation.pdf
    And possibly even beyond…Bill Gates backs 1 billion plan to cover earth with big brother satellites capable of streaming ‘live and unfiltered’ HD footage of the planet.
    https://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-5634953/Bill-Gates-backs-1-billion-plan-cover-Earth-Big-Brother-satellites.html

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    • David L   April 14, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      A representative of non-profit iRespond, which reached its official launch last month, says biometric ID systems can help keep track of those individuals, as well as those who have been vaccinated, once a vaccine is developed and released. “We can biometrically identify the individual and tie them to the test results, as well as to a high security document. The person then has ‘non-refutable’ proof that they have immunity due to antibodies in their system,” iRespond Southeast Asia Head Larry Dohrs told the Thomson Reuters Foundation. “It would be a very valuable credential.” iRespond already provides biometric digital ID to refugees and stateless people to enable healthcare and other services.

      Center for Global Development Senior Fellow Prashant Yadav notes that with more than 1 billion people in the world not having a means of proving their identity, according to World Bank figures, it will be a massive challenge for governments to determine who has received the vaccine. “The initial COVID-19 vaccine supply will be limited, so it will be essential to verify each dose reaches a real patient. Corruption, leakage, and even accidental duplication waste precious supply and are deadly,” he said.

      “Biometric digital IDs can be a gamechanger. They can help governments target population segments e.g. healthcare professionals or elderly population, verify people who have received vaccination, and have a clear record.” Simprints CEO Toby Norman tells Reuters that most systems are based on fingerprints, though his company, which is also a non-profit, is now developing a touchless system with face or palm scans.

      Concerns about abuse of biometric and other identity data by governments and private companies require certainty about what data is used for, for how long, and when it will be deleted, according to Norman. Simprints is also a partner in a collaboration involving vaccine alliance Gavi and NEC, aiming to deploy scalable fingerprint identification for children. A pair of executives from the company also discussed the challenges of identifying the billion people without legal identity, many of whom are children, in a deep dive into the subject last year. “National governments don’t have a very good record of giving up new powers once a crisis has passed,” Norman notes. “Technology we use for disease surveillance today should not become tools for state surveillance at a later date. https://www.biometricupdate.com/202004/biometrics-could-help-identify-those-with-antibodies-and-needing-vaccines-as-coronavirus-lockdowns-lift

      Global biometrics market to surpass $45 billion by 2024 https://www.biometricupdate.com/202003/global-biometrics-market-to-surpass-45b-by-2024-reports-frost-sullivan

      As a founding partner of Gavi, the Gates Foundation has brought international attention to the cause of immunisation and has made several commitments to Gavi, totalling USD 4.1 billion to-date. In 2000, the foundation made an initial USD 750 million commitment to the Vaccine Fund, which was catalytic in bringing other donors to support vaccine delivery and creating Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. https://www.gavi.org/investing-gavi/funding/donor-profiles/bill-melinda-gates-foundation

      The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has donated more than $21 million towards developing a vaccine technology that uses a tattoo-like mechanism which injects invisible nanoparticles under the skin that is now being tested in a vaccine against the virus that causes COVID-19. The microneedle technology is also being wed to injectable technology, funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, which embeds under the skin a vaccination record visible by near infrared light that can be read by smartphone technology. The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is funding the technologies with aims to enable them in “house-to-house” vaccine campaigns undertaken by people with “minimal training.” https://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/bill-gates-and-intellectual-ventures-funds-microchip-implant-vaccine-technology1

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  21. Ginger   April 13, 2020 at 11:25 pm

    It is refreshing to read everyone’s posts here. Kelly, you succinctly outline why I am very concerned with this Bill Gates person. That is exactly right- he is not elected, he has no formal training in medicine or biomedical science. He has a lot (A LOT) of money to push his agenda forward and so he does….. I also agree with Lisa. A quick review of what IS being suggested reveals that the govt bureaucracy absolutely does not have our health interests in mind at all as they push this agenda forward. Our ‘health’ is multifaceted and includes social, emotional, financial, spiritual and prevention health. Not just infectious disease. Then, when the numbers don’t add up and they are pushing for even more restrictions for longer times (and why is any politician listening to them anyway?), so the “restrictions” just have to be in place until they can get their vaccines to market? I agree with the commentator above who said that it is a special kind of stupid not to see this farsical show for what it is. Any politician that follows the dictums of the likes of these clowns Gates and Fauci should be run out of town on a rail come November.

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  22. Christie   April 13, 2020 at 11:59 pm

    Surprising to see today . Ellen DeGeneres posted on her Instagram about an interview with Gates today. There are literally thousands of comments from the people and the utter hate and mistrust they have towards Bill Gates. I was shocked to see that 90% of the posts were chastising him and Ellen. Same thing on his Instagram posts. I just hope everybody stands up and we don’t hide behind the screen.

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    • Vicki Takacs   May 24, 2020 at 9:19 pm

      Same thing happening on Twitter. I wish some alternative media would interview someone in India who is informed about what Gates did there. Same with Africa. The CDC telling anyone anywhere what to do is insanity when they were exposed by that lawsuit in 2018. They had been lying to the world for over 30 yrs about the studies they had showing the safety of vaccines. They had no safety studies which Robert Kennedy Jr proved so why are they not fined until their eyes bleed and shut down? These corporations do these things and go right back into the lab. Why do they not have to repay Americans for the money taken from us to pay the victims of these vaccines? Then too their owning 56 vaccine patents is criminal. You either go on advising as the CDC and sell off the patents or keep them and stop being the CDC. People just accept this dirty double dealing like it’s no big deal, but it is. That lawsuit should be on billboards worldwide and there should be commercials running 24/7. Why do we not rent a billboard and pay for a commercial? Why do Americans never fund such a thing? Lawsuit exposes CDC lies about vaccine safety.

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  23. Mike   April 14, 2020 at 3:30 am

    Del Bigtree’s “Highwire ” (can be found on YouTube )also has information that is enlightening to the mass media information that we have been getting from the likes of Fauci , Birx and Gates.

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  24. Joel Chudnow   April 14, 2020 at 4:25 am

    Will healthcare workers, military & grocery employees be whacked in September
    by fast tracked experimental vaccine injections???
    Using FEAR, the egomaniacal greedy and powerful will force this upon the world!
    Safety is just a word to throw around and ignore.

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  25. Sandy Lunoe   April 14, 2020 at 4:45 am

    A major side effect of corona virus vaccines is total control over populations.

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  26. Melinda G Gladstone   April 14, 2020 at 5:58 am

    There is a special place in hell for these people

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  27. Chris   April 14, 2020 at 8:00 am

    This is a tyrannical power grab by the power elite. We are now a step away from Nazi Germany. Don’t believe anything you hear from the media. It’s all owned by the power elite. Eat natural foods. You must carefully verify everything for yourself. There are no lies nor treasonous acts below these people.

    You are healthy! Get fresh air, get pure, unflouridated water, and get exercise. Have parties. Hug your neighbor. Shake hands with your customers. Rise up and be free!

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  28. taxSlave   April 14, 2020 at 9:07 am

    Thank you for compiling all of this information. Excellent! The reality of this medical tyranny is horrible.

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  29. Brian James   April 14, 2020 at 11:29 am

    April 10, 2020 US Deaths In March 2020 DOWN 15% From Average Of Prior Four Years!
    What is going on? After shutting down the government and killing the greatest economy in the world due to deathly estimates from specialists on the coronavirus, the data is showing that this may be one great big mistake or hoax.

    https://principia-scientific.org/us-deaths-in-march-2020-down-15-from-average-of-prior-four-years/

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  30. Natalie   April 14, 2020 at 5:46 pm

    Don’t miss this bombshell: Fauci EXPOSED By China’s WORST Kept Secret That Leads DIRECTLY To Obama’s Desk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-9D59HeeYBY
    In league with Fauci as head of NIH, the Obama Admin gave $ 3.7 million to the Wuhan virology lab to fund research on conona virus experimentation in bats.
    That was in 2015 after concerns from US scientists about bioweaponry research caused a moratorium in the US to be called on such research.
    SO why did the Obama admin then transfer funds to China to continue that research?
    And why has Fauci failed to mention that?

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  31. Maudie Swaggerty   April 15, 2020 at 2:14 pm

    Thanks for this inspirational and very well written article. I want to add how I lost weight effortlessly with a 100 natural product: https://bit.ly/2K9E82N

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  32. Brian James   April 16, 2020 at 1:34 pm

    A excellent article! Apr 16, 2020 Dr. Ron Paul Interview: Bill Gates & Tony Fauci Are Determined To Run The World by Vaccines

    Dr. Paul and Spiro discuss the current coronavirus crisis and the political, social and economic fallout effecting millions of Americans, as people begin to display resistance to the government lockdown response.

    https://youtu.be/LKkByA7nC4U

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  33. Robert   April 16, 2020 at 1:42 pm

    Please read article about Bill Gates:

    https://spiritdaily.org/blog/news/rfk-jr-attacks-gates-over-vaccines

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  34. Brian James   April 16, 2020 at 5:17 pm

    Apr 16, 2020 Corona Virus, Economic & Social Collapse: Prof. Michel Chossudovsky

    Corona Virus, Economic & Social Collapse: Bankruptcy, Debt & Poverty.

    https://youtu.be/kFZ2Ba5acIk

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  35. Brian James   April 18, 2020 at 11:36 am

    WHO is behind this exercise and this all it is!

    Nov 4, 2019 Event 201 Pandemic Exercise: Segment 4, Communications Discussion and Epilogue Video

    Event 201 is a pandemic tabletop exercise hosted by The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security. The exercise illustrated the pandemic preparedness efforts needed to diminish the large-scale economic and societal consequences of a severe pandemic.

    https://youtu.be/LBuP40H4Tko

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  36. MOS   April 18, 2020 at 5:32 pm

    I would like to see money and effort go towards infrastructure, making sure our water and food sources are safe and education to help individuals take ownership of their health and wellness. Health comes from within not from a pill or vaccine. I would also like to have the truth but where ever there is power or money the truth will be unlikely. The money and power have become more important than the people. Why haven’t we solved problems like autism, cancer and other health issues? Most likely because the cause or solution leads back to the money and power.

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  38. Akshay N   October 17, 2020 at 3:16 am

    According to the global COVID-19 Vaccine Market report published by Value Market Research, the market for the COVID-19 vaccine is showing great promises since many pharmaceuticals and scientists are working around the clock to generate the “magic formula “. This formula could save the world from the pandemic which is taking its toll at a global level. The coronavirus vaccine market is driven by the reporting nature of these viruses at regular intervals. The effect of the coronavirus on the global population is disastrous and hence the vaccine market is bound to grow due to the increased investments by the government. The challenge faced by this market will be the production volume since this virus is highly infectious.

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  39. Loren Marevka   October 22, 2020 at 11:03 pm

    world is changing

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