Preparation for pandemics is an important activity to minimise their impact on public health. Lessons learned are used to stockpile essential items and to identify and address knowledge gaps for their successful containment or management.
Pandemic preparation does not appear to have included basic research about the spread of airborne pathogens, such as the impacts of climactic conditions, or masks are beneficial in which circumstances, whether it is safe or effective to reuse masks etc. As with so-called "bioweapons defense", the Covid-19 pandemic has shown little evidence of their effectiveness at their stated aim.
The purported risks of novel viruses have been repeatedly overestimated.
2018-19 EU-WHO “Global Vaccination Summit”
2018 saw EU reports on State of Vaccine Confidence and Designing and implementing an immunisation information system. On the 12th September 2019, at the joint EU-WHO “Global Vaccination Summit”, they announced a “10 Actions Towards Vaccination for All” plan, to
- “Examine the feasibility of developing a common vaccinationcard/passport for EU citizens“
- “Develop EU guidance for establishing comprehensive electronic immunization information systems for effective monitoring of immunization programmes.”
- “overcome the legal and technical barriers impeding the interoperability of national immunisation information systems”
In November of 2019, these suggestions were published as a “call to action”. One month later, China reported the first cases of Covid-19. The point is that proposed COVID countermeasures, which have been presented to the public as emergency measures thought up on the fly by panicking institutions, have in fact existed since before the emergence of the disease.
General recommendations and briefings include:
- Public-Private Partnerships, i.e. corporations replacing governments (in response to Chinese competition)
- increased spending on vaccination and related infrastructure, i.e. surveillance
- psyops, scare propaganda and censorship
- crowd control and tackling civil unrest
The following examples are just the tip of an iceberg of symposiums, simulations, exercises, papers, studies, research projects, press releases and relentlessly warning governments about their un-preparedness for catastrophic events and particular flu or other emergent viruses:
|A Spreading Plague||Tabletop simulation of a global biological warfare attack predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Included several senior pandemic planners.|
|Clade X||A pandemic/biowarfare preparation exercise by Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security|
|Crimson Contagion||An U.S. nationwide exercise in how to handle an influenza pandemic. Held January to August 2019|
|Event 201||A Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security/World Economic Forum/Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation sponsored large scale simulation of a global coronavirus pandemic predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Held October 2019.|
|Exercise Alice||Secret 2016 UK pandemic exercise modelling the impact of a coronavirus outbreak|
|Exercise Cygnus||Simulation exercise to estimate the impact of a hypothetical H2N2 influenza pandemic in the UK. One of the purposes of the scenario prepared by experts from Imperial College London was to overcome Whitehall skepticism of their earlier absolutely wrong epidemic forecasting, and to drill politicians to make certain prepared responses in case of an emergency.|
|Lock Step||A Rockefeller Foundation sponsored large scale simulation of a global pandemic followed by a world totalitarian outcome. Held October 2010|
|Preventing Global Catastrophic Biological Risks||Simulation of a global influenza pandemic predicting an apocalyptic outcome. Held February 2020, with a who-is-who of pandemic planners.|
|SPARS Pandemic 2025-2028||A tabletop pandemic planning exercise that gave advice how to handle "communication challenges" in a vaccination campaign after the public has become aware that it is more damaging than the disease.|
|Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation||“The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation funded two models to “predict” the spread of COVID-19. The Imperial College London and the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in Seattle predicted that 2.2-million Americans would die unless drastic lockdown measures were followed. Both colleges quickly reduced their predictions, but the world is still in lockdown as a result of it. In 2005, the Imperial College of London predicted that 200-million people worldwide would be killed by bird flu. When the “crisis’ was over, the virus had killed 78 people worldwide. In 2009, the College predicted that the swine flu would kill 65,000 people in the UK, but the final number was 457. From 2006 through 2018, the Gates Foundation donated $185-million to the College to continue their good work.”||William Engdahl|
|1 May 2020|
|Biological weapon||“The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus features a so-called furin cleavage site (FCS), which makes the virus more infectious and virulent than it would otherwise be. Such an FCS is not known in any other SARS-like coronavirus, but it is often inserted as part of gain-of-function studies in virus research. However, similar FCS are known to occur in non-SARS-like coronaviruses, hence a natural origin cannot be excluded based on this. The furin cleavage site found in SARS-CoV-2 uses an arginine (amino acid) double codon, which is rather rare in natural coronaviruses, but quite common in engineered viruses used in lab experiments (...)”|
|Anthony Fauci||“I feel confident that over a period of time we will get a good vaccine, that we will never have to get back to where we are right now.”||Anthony Fauci||8 April 2020|
|Bill Gates||“This pandemic is bad, but a future pandemic could be 10 times more serious,”||Bill Gates||27 January 2021|
|Bill Gates||“So we, you know, we'll have to prepare for the next one. That, .., you know I'd say is, will get attention this time.”||Bill Gates||23 June 2020|
|Document:Bioterror: Manufacturing Wars The American Way||foreword||1 April 2003||William H. Schaap|