Amid the questions about COVID-19's origin and lab, research questions about the self-appointed global health groups addressing the pandemic. According to a recent video blog by a Canadian citizen journalist who goes by the name “Amazing Polly,” global health groups operate as a Mafia, shamelessly using extortion and protection to achieve their goals.1
According to Polly, even though global health groups have nongovernmental organization “NGO names,” they are actually Mafia-like families answering to a “don.” The groups use threatening and coercive techniques to “cripple nation-states and at the same time, of course, enrich themselves.” Their actions are especially apparent during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In Mafia protection racket schemes, people will pay extortion money when they are convinced bad things can or will happen. The same phenomenon is now seen with governments that might have been skeptical about an imminent pandemic until the arrival of COVID-19 and now want to pay for preparedness, says Polly.
$8 Billion Raised in 2.5 Hours
One example of the Mafia-like pressure that is foisted on governments was in evidence on May 4, 2020, Coronavirus Global Response pledging event hosted by European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen.2 During the pledge drive, a string of world leaders agreed that their countries would fund the global coronavirus response while sounding “like they were reading hostage notes,” says Polly.
One after another in video clips, the leaders of Slovenia, Oman, Monaco, Italy, South Africa, Israel, Sweden, Portugal, Estonia, Switzerland, Finland, and Romania deliver wooden and identical statements about the need for “treatments, diagnostics and vaccines” for COVID-19. They sound like robots or, as Polly observes, hostages.
In just 2.5 hours, the “captured nation-states” deliver $8 billion for a coronavirus global response funded by taxpayers. Worse, the funds do not go to a neutral party for disbursement but go directly to foundations, vaccine makers, and front groups who are self-dealing for enrichment and power.
What Is the National Academy of Medicine?
The National Academy of Medicine (NAM), known as the Institute of Medicine until 2015, is headed by Dr. Victor Dzau, who anchored the Coronavirus Global Response pledging event and wears many public health hats at global organizations and universities.
Though NAM appears to be a government agency and in many respects commands comparable power, it is actually an NGO, notes Polly. Moreover, the NGO NAM is a “foundation funded by foundations.”
In keeping with the analogy of NGOs serving as a don's family, the funders of the NAM include the “usual suspects” — high-level industry players with worldwide agendas. They include the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF), the Wellcome Trust, the World Economic Forum, the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation and Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation.
Mainstream media are known to give favorable coverage to the NGOs and can work closely with them. At the annual meeting of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS) in April 2020, which encompasses NAM, Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN appeared as a presenter and “offered lessons from his experience reporting on COVID-19.”3
While the usual, well-known global health organizations fund NAM, some of them also oversee its mission. The Rockefeller Foundation, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and Unilever serve on NAM's oversight group. With its name change, NAM has also enlarged its scope. According to its web page:4
“Although the National Academies were originally created to advise the U.S. government and advance the well-being of the U.S. population, our mandate is now much broader. The NAM includes members from across the globe and partners with organizations worldwide to address challenges that affect us all …
We identify and generate momentum around critical issues in health; marshal diverse expertise to build evidence-based solutions; inspire action through collaboration and public engagement; and foster the next generation of leaders and innovators.”
NAM Works With All the Usual Suspects
Despite the reported origination of COVID-19 in China and the country's disingenuousness about the virus, relations between the countries are still friendly at the NGO level. For example, George Gao, director-general of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention, also spoke at the April NAS/NAM conference, according to the National Academies press release.5
“‘Early and active case detection is very important, especially at the community level,' he said. Asked whether China is expecting a second wave, Gao said they would have to wait and see, later noting prevention strategies the country is taking as it resumes business and social activity. ‘We’ve got to ‘dance' with the virus, there’s no choice,' he said.”
The consensus of the conference attendants was the urgent need for a vaccine against COVID-19, according to the press release.6
“The only way to ultimately stop the virus from spreading and to prevent its future resurgence is with a vaccine, said National Academy of Medicine President and panel moderator Victor Dzau, an assessment echoed by multiple other panelists.”
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
The Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations is a huge player in the coronavirus global response and vaccine initiatives and was in attendance at the conference.7 CEPI already has 107 active COVID-19 vaccine development programs around the world.
According to remarks at a World Economic Forum event from British journalist Minton Beddoes, CEPI is a collaboration between governments, foundations, and the private sector. Players include the Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, the Wellcome Trust, the governments of Norway, Germany, Japan and India and the Pharma companies GSK, Merck, Johnson & Johnson, Sanofi, Takeda and Pfizer.8
“We want to make sure that the world has access to those vaccines, and that access to vaccines is not just concentrated in a few nations,” said CEPI CEO Richard Hatchett at the NAS annual meeting, an apparent homage to CEPI's six Pharma members.9
Jeremy Farrar, director of the Wellcome Trust, stressed at the meeting that the vaccine initiative requires a global partnership. “We do live in a tense world, and we live in a slightly polarized world and our job as scientists is to bring people together,” he said. Whether the work is happening in China or at NIH, it is all linked at a scientific level, he stated.10
The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board, Another Family
The same, few organizations are behind almost all the global health programs and especially those addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, says Polly. The Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) is a case in point.11
It is a front organization that “made itself a seemingly independent organization so when the public hears it they're not going to think ‘oh, that's the World Health Organization again; that's the World Bank again?'” says Polly. Yet it is synonymous with both groups.
Commensurate with the Mafia analogy, the GPMB's board members include Dzau, Dr. Chris Elias, who is president of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation's Global Development Division, Gao and Dr. Anthony Fauci. Its funders include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, the government of Germany, and a less well-known group, Resolve to Save Lives.
Resolve to Save Lives appears to be yet another foundation funded by foundations. According to its web site, it is funded by “Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Gates Philanthropy Partners, which is funded with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation.”12
GPMB has worked closely with Johns Hopkins, which hosted the pandemic preparedness exercise Event 201 in 2019. According to the Center for Health Security:13
“The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY.
The exercise illustrated areas where public/private partnerships will be necessary during the response to a severe pandemic in order to diminish large-scale economic and societal consequences.”
One of the goals of the event, says Polly, was to get pandemic preparedness financed even when the panic of an actual pandemic was not at hand.
Questions About the Pandemic
There are many questions about the origin of COVID-19 and whether the U.S. government and the Chinese government are telling the truth. Both governments admit that they have been studying dangerous pathogens like bat coronaviruses at China's Wuhan Virology Lab, Wuhan Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and the U.S. Army Biological Weapons Lab in Fort Detrick, Maryland.
What they don't admit to is manipulating or weaponizing the bat viruses. Yet the U.S. funded “gain of function” virus experiments in China's Wuhan lab, which are tantamount to experiments manipulating and weaponizing viruses. Worse, some of the money that funded Wuhan virus experiments14 came from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, which Fauci directs.
The experiments on bat viruses at the Wuhan Labs were also aided by the Galveston National Laboratory at the University of Texas Medical Branch.15 The experiments persisted in China even after such virus enhancement experiments were banned in the U.S. Chinese researchers at the Wuhan Labs admit they developed ways for SARS-like viruses to gain entry into human cells.16
Other Disturbing Red Flags
Also disturbing was the fact that news stories questioning China's official explanations of the COVID-19 outbreak were censored. According to the New York Post in April 2020, some stories were dubbed “False Information” on Facebook and unreadable when users tried to share them with others.17 But at least one Facebook “fact-checker” who was supposed to be “outing” false information was false herself.18
Danielle E. Anderson, assistant professor, Duke-NUS Medical School in Singapore, who had previously been a paid researcher at the Wuhan lab, and who regularly worked with Wuhan’s researchers, showed that she had plenty of conflicts of interest when she was busy “fact-checking” posts that criticized or questioned the lab’s work. Of course, she attested to the lab’s “strict control and containment measures” as she ruled posts that criticized the lab as “false.”
There are also questions about Dr. Robert Redfield, CDC director, and Dr. Deborah Birx, members of the White House's Coronavirus Task Force. According to Robert Kennedy Jr.:19
“In 1992, two military investigators charged Redfield & Birx with engaging in ‘a systematic pattern of data manipulation, inappropriate statistical analyses & misleading data presentation in an apparent attempt to promote the usefulness of the GP160 AIDS vaccine.'
A subsequent Air Force tribunal on Scientific Fraud and Misconduct agreed that Redfield’s ‘misleading or, possibly, deceptive' information ‘seriously threatens his credibility as a researcher and has the potential to negatively impact AIDS research funding for military institutions as a whole.'”
Beware the Global Health Mafia
It is clear from Polly's research that many global health foundations and front groups are using Mafia-like tactics to further their goals. The “Davos Set,” as she calls them, are exploiting worldwide panic over the COVID-19 pandemic for their own self-dealing, self-enrichment, and power. The $8 billion they raised at the coronavirus global response pledge event in April is a case in point.
Red flags about media censorship coupled with the Mafia-like operations of foundations and vaccine makers in addressing the pandemic should make us all wary of the global health establishment.