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From the moment of " to the rationale for continued lockdowns (see , and ).
The mainstream media have shown themselves only too ready to lob against any and all such non-conformists. However, one does not have to be insensitive to the illness and deaths associated with COVID-19 to recognize that powerful agendas are riding on the coattails of , , and the also approve of making our sovereign rights--whether to earn a living, maintain bodily integrity, congregate to practice our spirituality, enjoy the arts or protect and educate our children--contingent upon our acceptance of these Big Brother measures and .
To make it easier for the public to assess what is happening and what is at stake, Children's Health Defense has put together the following timeline of selected events. We invite readers to consider how these events--some of them seemingly unrelated--and the network of partnerships and relationships that they illustrate have contributed to the unfolding set of circumstances in which we now find ourselves.
Gain-of-function research: COVID-19 has prompted renewed questioning about a long-debated branch of virology that, , scientists benignly rebranded as "gain-of-function" (GOF) research. GOF experiments seek to generate viruses "with properties that " or, stated another way, " to make it more transmissible or deadly." One of the leading proponents of GOF work is Dr. Ralph Baric at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC), a "" and "trailblazer of synthetic genomic manipulation techniques" who specializes in engineering lethal coronaviruses from "." Baric and other GOF enthusiasts argue that this type of viral tinkering is "critical to the development of broad-based ," but critics, such as Dr. Thomas Inglesby (director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security), this putative benefit.
Big Data and Big Telecom: Children's Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Dafna Tachover (director of CHD's "Stop 5G and Wireless Harms Project") wrote on : "5G has almost nothing to do with improving your lives; it's all about controlling your life, marketing products, and harvesting your data for Artificial Intelligence purposes. The 21st century's 'black gold' is data." They note that Bill Gates, along with a number of other players and companies, is helping set up a "microwave radiation-emitting spider web [that] will allow Big Data/Big Telecom and Big Brother to capture what happens inside and outside every person at every moment of life" using a sinister brain-machine interface and other technologies, many financed by Gates. In short, "While the lockdown is a cataclysm for the world economy, it is an opportunity for Gates" and his billionaire brotherhood, ably assisted by an unadmirable fleet of medical and scientist yes-men.
Timeline of selected events
May 18: The U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and 20 states file against Microsoft.
2000: Bill Gates steps down from his position as Microsoft CEO, and Bill and Melinda Gates launch their eponymous .
2000: The Gates Foundation (along with other partners) launches the Global Alliance for , the Vaccine Alliance. The foundation has given to Gavi over the past 20 years.
November: After initially losing the antitrust lawsuit and appealing the decision, Microsoft its case with the DOJ out of court.
November 2002: University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) researcher Ralph Baric publishes a "" in gain-of-function research (studies that alter pathogens to make them more transmissible or deadly, see Notes above), describing the creation of a synthetic clone of a natural .
November 2002: China亿乐彩彩票's Guangdong province reports the first case of "atypical ).
October 28: A by the Baric research group at UNC describes their synthetic recreation of the "previously undescribed" SARS coronavirus. (Writing in 亿乐彩彩票, a scientist states, "The speed of the Baric group illustrates how quickly a qualified team of virologists can create a synthetic clone from a natural virus, and therefore to it. Moreover, that was back in 2003. Today, a qualified laboratory can repeat those steps in a matter of weeks.")
December: Congress approves the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP) Act, which authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human 亿乐彩彩票 (HHS) "to issue a PREP Act Declaration . . . that provides for any loss caused, arising out of, relating to, or resulting from administration or use of countermeasures to diseases, threats, and conditions determined in the Declaration to constitute a present or credible risk of a future public health emergency."
2009-present (and earlier): The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation awards in global health funding to Imperial College London; funding covers areas such as polio, HIV, family planning, malaria, health care delivery, agricultural development, information technology and "public awareness and analysis."
2009: The Gates Foundation funds . Ethical violations include forged consent forms and refusal of medical treatment for the injured girls.
October 2009: Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), goes on YouTube to declare that serious adverse events for the H1N1 influenza vaccine are "." Months later, serious adverse events such as miscarriages, narcolepsy and febrile convulsions explode in .
January: Bill Gates pledges in funding for the World Health Organization (WHO) and announces "the Decade of Vaccines."
May 18: Senator and physician Tom Coburn calls out Dr. Fauci for "significant progress in HIV vaccine research"--research that has ushered millions into NIAID's coffers. Dr. Coburn , "Most scientists involved in AIDS research believe that an HIV vaccine is further away than ever."
December 30: Dr. Fauci promotes gain-of-function research on bird flu viruses, arguing that the research is . The risks worry other "seasoned researchers."
April 20: Baylor College researchers publish their evaluation of for SARS, concluding that "Caution in proceeding to application of a SARS-CoV vaccine in humans is indicated."
May: The 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), led by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with NIAID, WHO, Gavi, UNICEF and others. Dr. Fauci is one of on the GVAP's Leadership Council.
2014: Dr. takes the helm of PEPFAR (the President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), which Dr. Fauci helped launch (in 2003) and which benefits from generous Gates Foundation support. Birx and Fauci are long-time allies, having worked together during the early years of AIDS and sharing overlapping career paths.
October 7: National Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins announces a "" between NIH and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, including partnering for vaccine development.
October 17: Under President Obama, the NIH for gain-of-function (GOF) research (see Notes) and asks federally funded GOF researchers to "agree to a voluntary moratorium." The funding hiatus applies to 21 studies "reasonably anticipated to confer attributes to .
2015: NIAID, under Fauci, awards a five-year, $3.7 million grant to EcoHealth Alliance (whose director gets credit on subsequent publications for "" rather than scientific work) to conduct gain-of-function studies on the "risk of bat coronavirus emergence." Ten percent of the award goes to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which does "the bulk of the ."
September 24: UNC's Ralph Baric for the creation of chimeric coronavirus spike proteins.
November 9: Baric and the Wuhan Institute's Shi Zheng-Li (the leading GOF coronavirus researcher in China亿乐彩彩票) what some refer to as "the gain-of-function virology paper" (in Nature Medicine), describing their creation of a synthetic chimeric coronavirus. The authors state: "[T]hese data and restrictions represent a crossroads of GOF research concerns; the potential to prepare for and mitigate future outbreaks must be weighed against the risk of creating more dangerous pathogens [emphasis added]. In developing policies moving forward, it is important to consider the value of the data generated by these studies and whether these types of chimeric virus studies warrant further investigation versus the inherent risks involved."
2016: The National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity that "very few government-funded gain-of-function experiments [pose] a significant threat to public health."
February 8: The Modi administration in India with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after researchers blame the Gates-funded polio vaccination campaign for cases of childhood paralysis.
November 30: Shi Zheng-Li and coauthors publish a paper in PLoS Pathogens describing the creation of .
December 19: The NIH and Dr. Fauci's NIAID for gain-of-function research, ending the moratorium that began in October 2014.
December 19: Dr. Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard School of Public Health tells the New York Times that the type of gain-of-function experiments endorsed by Dr. Fauci's NIAID have "done to improve our preparedness for pandemics, and yet risked creating an accidental pandemic."
2019: NIAID awards a six-year renewal grant of $3.7 million to EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology to continue their gain-of-function studies on bat coronaviruses. The renewal is approved "," receiving a "really extremely high priority for funding."
August 14: Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) records show that the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation owns of Crown Castle International Corp., representing the Foundation's second largest tech holding after Microsoft. Crown Castle dominates ownership of throughout the U.S., including cell towers, small cell nodes and fiber.
October: A report released by NBC News in May, 亿乐彩彩票 , "The analysis of commercial telemetry data in Wuhan suggests the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier than initially reported" and "supports the release of COVID-19 at the Wuhan Institute of Virology." NBC's May 8 states, "there was no cellphone activity in a high-security portion of the Wuhan Institute of Virology from Oct. 7 through Oct. 24, 2019, and that there may have been a 'hazardous event' sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 11."
October 6: On May 5, 亿乐彩彩票, British and French researchers a study estimating that COVID-19 could have started as early as October 6, 2019.
October 18: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security convene an invitation-only "tabletop exercise" called to map out the response to a hypothetical global coronavirus pandemic.
November-December: General practitioners in northern Italy start noticing a "."
December 2-3: Vaccine scientists attending the WHO's Global Vaccine Safety Summit confirm with vaccine safety around the world.
December 18: Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) report the development of a "novel way to record a patient's ," using smartphone-readable nanocrystals called "quantum dots" embedded in the skin using microneedles--this work is by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
December 31: Chinese officials inform the WHO about a of "mysterious pneumonia" cases. Later, the South China亿乐彩彩票 Morning Post reports that it can trace the first case back to .
January 7: Chinese authorities formally a "novel" coronavirus.
January 10: China亿乐彩彩票 makes the of the new coronavirus publicly available.
January 11: China亿乐彩彩票 records its attributed to the new coronavirus.
January 20: The first is reported in Washington State.
January 23: Shi Zheng-Li releases a paper reporting that the new coronavirus is to a strain that her lab isolated from bats in 2013 but .
January 30: The WHO declares the new coronavirus a "."
Jan. 31, 亿乐彩彩票: A group of Indian scientists publishes a finding HIV sequences in the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. The scientists withdraw the study withdrew the study within 24 hours, presumably under some pressure.
February 4: With just 11 people in the U.S. who are confirmed to have COVID-19, HHS issues a , published on March 17 in the Federal Register, that places the new coronavirus under the umbrella of the 2005 PREP Act, making medical countermeasures (including vaccines) immune from liability.
February 5: Bill and Melinda Gates announce in funding for coronavirus vaccine research and treatment efforts.
February 10: French and Canadian scientists publish a paper about the new coronavirus describing an --12 additional nucleotides--not observed in previous coronaviruses. They suggest that the distinct feature "may provide a gain-of-function . . . for efficient spreading in the human population."
February 11: The WHO gives the disease thought to be caused by the new coronavirus : "COVID-19." WHO's Director-General explains, "We had to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also pronounceable and related to the disease."
February 24: Moderna, Inc. sends the first batch of its , mRNA-1273, to its research partner, NIAID.
February 25: Moderna stock shares trade .
February 29: The U.S. reports its .
March 5: Dr. Peter Hotez of Baylor College (who has previously tried to develop a SARS vaccine) tells a Congressional Committee that coronavirus vaccines have always had a ""--a "kind of paradoxical immune enhancement phenomenon."
March 6: President Trump signs an emergency coronavirus spending package, much of which "directly benefit[s] the ."
March 10: Dr. Paul Offit of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia expresses about the push to "rush [a vaccine] through," particularly in the absence of "any history of making a coronavirus vaccine."
March 10: The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard commit $125 million to identify, assess, develop and scale up COVID-19 treatments, forming the . The $50 million in Gates Foundation funding is part of the $100 million in COVID-19 funding announced by Gates on February 5.
March 11: The WHO declares COVID-19 a .
March 13: Bill Gates from the Boards of Microsoft and Berkshire Hathaway to "dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities."
March 16: Neil Ferguson of Imperial College London, scientific advisor to the UK government, publishes his computer simulations warning that there will be COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. unless the country adopts "intensive and socially disruptive measures."
March 16: Dr. Fauci tells Americans that they must be prepared to "" and "hunker down significantly" to slow the coronavirus's spread.
March 16: NIAID launches a in 45 healthy adults of the mRNA-1273 coronavirus vaccine co-developed by NIAID and Moderna, Inc. The trial skips the customary step of testing the vaccine in prior to proceeding to human trials.
March 17: The Nation publishes an analysis covering , describing "close to $2 billion in tax-deductible charitable donations to private companies," including GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and "close to $250 million in charitable grants . . . to companies in which the foundation holds corporate stocks and bonds," including Merck, GSK, Sanofi and other pharmaceutical corporations. A critic states that the foundation has "created one of the most problematic precedents in the history of foundation giving by essentially opening the door for corporations to see themselves as deserving charity claimants at a time when corporate profits are at an all-time high."
March 22: U.S. bioweapons expert Dr. Francis Boyle repeats earlier statements that the purpose of Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs such as the Wuhan Institute of Virology "is the research, development, testing and stockpiling of offensive biological weapons" and that the new virus is a "weaponized" SARS coronavirus that out of the Wuhan BSL-4 lab.
March 24: Bill Gates announces significant funding for a company, EarthNow, that will blanket Earth with $1 billion in .
March 26: Microsoft announces that it is acquiring , a company focused on 5G and "edge computing."
March 26: Dr. Fauci publishes an in the New England Journal of Medicine (with senior NIAID official H. Clifford Lane and CDC director Robert Redfield), stating that "the overall clinical consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of a severe seasonal influenza," with a case fatality rate of perhaps 0.1%.
March 27: President Trump signs the CARES Act into law.
March 27: Children's Health Defense publishes its , "Dr. Fauci and COVID-19 priorities: therapeutics now or vaccines later?" Shortly thereafter, Mailchimp with no advance notice and no violation of Mailchimp's rules.
March 29: President Trump extends nationwide social distancing guidelines until April 30.
March 31: White House coronavirus advisors Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Fauci cite models showing a potential coronavirus deaths "even if the country keeps stringent social distancing guidelines in place." Fauci describes social distancing and lockdowns as "inconvenient" but "the answer to our problems."
April 2: Bill Gates states that a coronavirus vaccine "is the that will allow us to return to normal."
April 3: Forbes reports that Moderna's CEO has become an after the company ended 2019 with a net loss.
April 6: Dr. Fauci describes a COVID-19 vaccine as a "showstopper" and states, "I hope we don't have so many people infected that we actually have . . . ."
April 9: Dr. Fauci states that the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus "looks more like the [range]," adding the "models are really only as good as the assumptions that you put into the model."
April 9: The Gates-funded Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) reports that are in the pipeline.
April 9: Children's Health Defense "Gates' globalist vaccine agenda: a win-win for pharma and mandatory vaccination."
April 11: Children's Health Defense "Here's why Bill Gates wants indemnity… Are you willing to take the risk?"
April 15: Bill Gates pledges another $150 million to coronavirus vaccine development and other measures. He states, "There are people on the planet. We are going to need to vaccinate nearly every one."
April 16: Moderna announces up to in funding from the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to speed up the mRNA-1273 vaccine's development.
April 18: Professor Luc Montagnier, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for his discovery of HIV, appears on French television and states that SARS-CoV-2 has been "manipulated" to include . Professor Montagnier asserts that this "meticulous" insertion could only have been carried out in a laboratory. raise similar questions about the origins of SARS-CoV-2.
April 18: News outlets report that the country's first coronavirus tests are ineffective due to and the CDC's violation of its manufacturing standards.
April 21: Washington State announces plans to have a 1,500-person in place by mid-May.
April 23: Researchers issue a preprint reporting "direct evidence" of different SARS-CoV-2 genetic variants.
April 23: News outlets report that American billionaires' wealth during the first few months of COVID-19.
April 23: Children's Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. publishes "The Bill Gates effect: WHO's killed more children in Africa than the diseases it targeted."
April 24: The NIH the funding awarded to EcoHealth Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology for gain-of-function research on coronaviruses (funding awarded continuously since 2015). The NIH and Dr. Fauci decline to comment.
April 27: Former FDA head Scott Gottlieb (now with Pfizer) and former Medicare/Medicaid official Andy Slavitt urge the Trump administration to dedicate $46 billion to .
April 28: A Newsweek article , "Dr. Fauci backed controversial Wuhan lab with U.S. dollars for risky coronavirus research." Fauci does not respond to requests for comments.
April 29: Bloomberg publishes a story about President Trump's "Operation Warp Speed," a planned pharmaceutical-government-military collaboration to for a coronavirus vaccine.
April 30: Bill Gates writes that "the world will be able to go back to the way things were . . . when has been vaccinated against coronavirus." Gates also states that "Governments will need to expedite their usual drug approval processes in order to deliver the vaccine to over 7 billion people quickly."
April 30: Dr. Fauci states that it is "doable" to have of a coronavirus vaccine available by January 2021.
May 1: Dr. Thomas Inglesby (director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security), discussing gain-of-function research, states that "laboratory systems are , and even in the greatest laboratories of the world, there are mistakes."
May 1: Democratic Representative Bobby Rush of Illinois introduces the ("HR 6666: COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, and Contacting Everyone"). The conspicuously vague Act would allocate $100 billion to CDC-hired entities for contact tracing and "other purposes," including family separation. (See also May 15.)
May 4: Bill Gates pledges another $50 million toward COVID-19, for a total of in commitments.
May 4: President Trump states that the U.S. will have a coronavirus vaccine .
May 5: British and French researchers "Emergence of genomic diversity and recurrent mutations in SARS-CoV-2," suggesting that the recurrent mutations detected "may indicate ongoing adaptation of SARS-CoV-2 to its novel human host."
May 5: Neil Ferguson from the UK government's Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE) after flouting his own social distancing rules. The married lover with whom Ferguson has his trysts works for an "loosely connected with Bill Gates, through the World Economic Forum."
May 5: Children's Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. publishes ": can they be trusted with COVID?"
May 6: An anonymous software engineer (ex-Google) pronounces Neil Ferguson's COVID-19 computer model "."
May 7: Business Insider reports that Americans have filed for unemployment over the seven-week period since COVID-19 restrictions began.
May 7: NPR reports that 44 states and the District of Columbia have plans to deploy a contact tracing workforce of .
May 8: NBC News releases a private report describing an unconfirmed shutdown of the Wuhan Institute of Virology in .
May 8: Children's Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Dafna Tachover (director of CHD's "Stop 5G and Wireless Harms Project") publish "The brave new world of ."
May 11: UK chief medical officer Dr. Chris Whitty (an insider who has received millions in malaria research funding from the Gates Foundation and who endorses as a useful public health intervention) states that COVID-19 is "."
May 13: Australian researchers report that "SARS-CoV-2 is uniquely adapted to infect humans, raising important questions as to whether it arose in nature by a rare chance event or whether its origins ."
May 14: Microsoft announces that it is acquiring UK-based "to expand its Azure 5G strategy."
May 15: The House passes the 1,815-page, $3 trillion ("Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act"), sneaking in portions of the TRACE ACT that would funnel to the CDC for "coronavirus testing, contact tracing and isolation measures."
May 18: Moderna announces interim results from the Phase 1 trial of its mRNA-1273 coronavirus vaccine. The company reports that (20%) experienced Grade 3 systemic adverse events following a second dose. (The Merck Manual defines Grade 3 as "severe or medically significant but not immediately life-threatening; hospitalization or prolongation of hospitalization indicated; disabling; limiting self care.")
May 18: Discussing the interim results from Moderna's Phase 1 trial of its mRNA-1273 vaccine--co-developed with NIAID--Dr. Fauci states: "I must warn that there's also , where certain vaccines can actually enhance the negative effect of the infection."
May 18: After describing its interim Phase 1 results as "promising," shares of Moderna stock soar 25%, closing at a "." The company's stock has gained 241% since the beginning of 亿乐彩彩票.
May 19: Children's Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. publishes "How Bill Gates controls ."
May 20: Microsoft announces its new supercomputer intended to create .
Stop the conveyor belt
Around the world, many people are understandably reeling in shock at the rapid economic, social and cultural changes that have followed in the wake of the phenomenon called "COVID-19." Many of these changes involve ever-tighter restrictions on our rights and freedoms, accompanied by inexorable messaging--both public and subliminal--that a "vaccine for all" and 24/7 tracking and surveillance are the only way out. Increasingly, however, there are hopeful signs that more members of the public are recognizing the duplicity and self-interest of those offering false salvation. Each of us needs to do our part to expose these issues, standing up for individual sovereignty and working to halt the transition "to a totalitarian singularity than Orwell ever imagined."