by Rosemary Frei
In a recent candid
interview (far below video),
Bill Gates outlined that, despite the comparatively
of Coronavirus, he and his colleagues,
"don't want a lot of
recovered people" who have acquired natural immunity.
are hoping we become reliant on vaccines and anti-viral medication.
Shockingly, Gates also suggests people be made to have a digital ID
showing their vaccination status, and that people without this
"digital immunity proof" would not be allowed to travel.
approach would mean very big money for vaccine producers.
On March 24 Bill
Gates gave a highly revelatory 50-minute interview
(far below) to
Anderson is the Curator of TED, the non-profit
that runs the TED Talks.
The Gates interview
is the second in a new series of daily
'Ted Connects' interviews focused on COVID-19.
website says that:
Community and Hope is a free, live, daily conversation series
featuring experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work
through this uncertain time with a sense of responsibility,
compassion and wisdom."
3:49 in the video of the interview - which is quickly climbing
to three million views - about a
'Perspective' article by Gates
that was published February 28 in
the New England Journal of Medicine.
"You wrote that this could be the
once-in-a-century pandemic that people have been fearing. Is
that how you think of it, still?"
"Well, it's awful to say this but,
we could have a respiratory virus whose case fatality rate was
even higher. If this was something like smallpox, that kills 30
percent of people. So this is horrific,"
"But, in fact, most people even
who get the COVID disease are able to survive.
So in that, it's
quite infectious - way more infectious than MERS [Middle East
Respiratory Syndrome] or SARS [Severe Acute Respiratory
[But] it's not as fatal as they were.
the disruption we're seeing in order to knock it down is really
the dire consequences for the global economy later in the interview.
"We need a clear message about
that," Gates said
starting at 26:52.
"It is really tragic that the
economic effects of this are very dramatic. I mean, nothing like
this has ever happened to the economy in our lifetimes.
But... bringing the economy back and doing [sic] money, that's more of
a reversible thing than bringing people back to life.
going to take the pain in the economic dimension, huge pain, in
order to minimize the pain in disease and death dimension."
However, this goes
directly against the imperative to balance the benefits and costs of
the screening, testing and treatment measures for each ailment - as
successfully promulgated for years by, for example, the
Choosing Wisely campaign - to provide the maximum benefit to
individual patients and society as a whole.
importantly, as noted in an
April 1 article in OffGuardian, there may be dramatically more
deaths from the economic breakdown than from COVID-19 itself.
accounts, the impact of the response will be great,
far-reaching, and long-lasting" Kevin Ryan wrote in
Kevin Ryan estimated that well over two million people will
likely die from the sequel of the lock-downs and other drastic
measures to enforce 'social distancing.'
potentially die from suicide, drug abuse, lack of medical coverage
or treatment, poverty and lack of food access, on top of other
predictable social, medical and public-health problems stemming from
the response to COVID-19.
Gates and Anderson
did not touch on any of those sequel. Instead, they focused on
rapidly ramping up testing and medical interventions for COVID-19.
at 30:29 in the interview that he and a large team are moving
fast to test anti-virals, vaccines and other therapeutics and to
bring them to market as quickly as possible.
Foundation and Wellcome Trust with support from Mastercard and
now others, created this therapeutic accelerator to really
triage out [candidate therapeutics]…
You have hundreds of people
showing up and saying, 'Try this, try that.'
So we look at lab
assays, animal models, and so we understand which things should
be prioritized for these very quick human trials that need to be
done all over the world."
The accelerator was
launched March 10 with approximately $125 million in seed
funding. Three days later
Gates left Microsoft.
Not long before
that, on January 23, Gates's organization the Coalition for Epidemic
Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) announced it will fund three
programs to develop COVID-19 vaccines.
These are the
advancing of DNA-vaccine candidates against MERS and Lassa fever,
the development of,
clamp' platform" that
"enables targeted and rapid
production against multiple
viral pathogens," and the manufacture and Phase 1 clinical
study of an mRNA vaccine against COVID.
"The programs will leverage rapid
response platforms already supported by CEPI as well as a new
partnership. The aim is to advance nCoV-2019
into clinical testing as quickly as possible,"
according to a news release.
32:50 in the video, Anderson asked whether the blood serum from
people who have recovered from a COVID infection can be used to
"I heard you
mention that one possibility might be treatments from the serum,
the blood serum of people who had had the disease and then
recovered. So I guess they're carrying antibodies," said
"Talk a bit
about that and how that could work and what it would take to
[Note that Anderson
did not ask Gates about, instead, just letting most of the
population - aside from people most vulnerable to serious illness
from the infection, who should be quarantined - be exposed to
COVID-19 and as a result very likely recover and develop life-long
at least one expert has observed,
"as much as ninety-nine percent of active cases [of COVID-19] in the
general population are 'mild' and do not require specific medical
treatment" to recover.]
"This has always been discussed
as, 'How could you pull that off?'"
"So people who are recovered, it
appears, have very effective antibodies in their blood. So you
could go, transfuse them and only take out white cells, the
continued, he and his colleagues have dismissed that possibility
"fairly complicated - compared to
a drug we can make in high volume, you know, the cost of taking
it out and putting it back in probably doesn't scale as well."
Then a few seconds
33:45, Gates drops another bomb:
We don't want
to have a lot of recovered people […]
To be clear,
we're trying - through the shut-down in the United States - to
not get to one percent of the population infected.
below that today, but with exponentiation, you could get past
that three million [people or approximately one percent of the
U.S. population being infected with COVID-19 and the vast
I believe we
will be able to avoid that with having this economic pain."
It appears that
rather than let the population be exposed to the virus and most
develop antibodies that give them natural, long-lasting immunity to
COVID-19, Gates and his colleagues far prefer to create a vast,
hugely expensive, new system of manufacturing and selling billions
of test kits, and in parallel very quickly developing and selling
billions of antivirals and vaccines.
And then, when the
virus comes back again a few months later and most of the population
is unexposed and therefore vulnerable, selling billions more test
kits and medical interventions.
Right after that,
at 34:14, Gates talked about how he sees things rolling out from
we'll have to have is certificates of who's a recovered person,
who's a vaccinated person […]
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.
there will be this digital immunity proof that will help
facilitate the global reopening up."
[Sometime on the
afternoon of March 31 the last sentence of this quote was edited out
of the official TED video of the interview. Fortunately, recordings
of the complete interview are
In the October 2019
Event 201 novel-corona virus-pandemic simulation co-sponsored by
the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and a
division of the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, a
poll that was part of the simulation said that
65% of people in the U.S. would be eager to take a vaccine for
"even if it's experimental"...
This will be
Vaccines are very
Feb. 23 CNBC article, for example, describes the
as six times bigger than it was 20 years ago, at more than $35
billion annually today, and providing a $44 return for every $1
invested in the world's 94 lowest-income countries.
Notably, the Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation - which has an endowment of $52 billion -
has given more than $2.4 billion to the World Health Organization
(WHO) since 2000, according to a
2017 Politico article.
(While over the
same time frame, countries have reduced their contributions to the
world body, particularly after the
2008-2009 depression, and now
account for less than one-quarter of the WHO's budget.)
The WHO is now
50 groups around the world that are working on candidate
vaccines against COVID-19.
Politico article quotes a
Geneva-based NGO representative as saying Gates is,
"treated liked a head of state,
not only at the WHO, but also at the G20," and that Gates
is one of the most influential people in global health.
officials around the world are doing their part to make sure
everyone social distances, self-isolates and/or stays locked down.
For example, here's
Toronto's Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Eileen de Villa, at her and
Toronto Mayor John Tory's March 30 press briefing:
ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic. We should expect
some more people will get sick - and for some, sadly, will die.
This is why it
is so important to stay at home to reduce virus spread. And to
protect front-line workers, healthcare workers and our essential
workers, so they can continue to protect us.
shouldn't have to die, people shouldn't have to risk death
taking care of us because others won't practice social
distancing or physical distancing."
Yet look how close
Ontario's Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. David Williams, is
sitting to Haley Chazan, Senior Manager, Media Relations, for
Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health of Ontario.
This was on Friday,
March 27, just before the start of that day's daily press conference
by Dr. Williams and Ontario's Associate Medical Officer of Health
Dr. Barbara Yaffe:
They were sitting
two seats, or just a couple of feet, apart.
A short time later Chazan got up and stood even closer to Dr. Williams for a little
Dr. Williams and
Chazan do not live together...
Williams very likely knows - just as Gates knows - that there is
little if any reason to worry about being in close contact with
other people unless you or they are vulnerable to developing a
severe illness from COVID-19.
He surely knows,
if you contract COVID-19 and you're otherwise healthy
you'll very likely have few symptoms, if any, and recover quickly.
And that this exposure in fact is beneficial because in the process
you will develop antibodies to the virus and have natural,
long-lasting immunity to it.
Yet in the March 27
press conference, just like all the others he has participated in
during the COVID-19 crisis, Dr. Williams lectured the public about
maintaining social distancing...
He told people not
to go outside on the coming weekend to enjoy the nice weather
because, otherwise, they might walk past someone and not be two
Dr. Williams is
among the large cadre of powerful officials who've crashed the
global economy by forcing tens of millions of small- and
medium-sized businesses to close in the name of the need for forced,
severe, social distancing and lock-downs.
society, suspended most civil liberties and prohibited most
activities and connections that keep people mentally and physically
At the same time
the officials have prioritized COVID-19 care over everything else
and, as a result, severely limited billions of people's access to
life-saving healthcare services ranging from acquiring medication
and blood transfusions to having organ transplants and cancer
Who the hell
is Bill Gates, anyway?
Who gave him so
much power over our lives?
What makes him a (the?) top authority
when it comes to vaccines?
What gives him
the right and the authority to demand a national lockdown, or to
everyone's right to travel is restricted unless we take his
What gives him
the power to propose the issuing of "certificates for
vaccination" that give us back our liberties (and
who took those liberties from us in the first place)?
What gives him
the right to speak on public matters like he is the voice of the
remember voting for him, do you?
Does he hold an
official position within the government?
Why is his foundation allowed
to travel the world and vaccinate people?
Why is his
foundation immune to legal action, even
after crippling around 47,000 children in India, and
allegedly sterilizing half a million young women in Kenya?
Who or what
gives him the right to inject children all over the world
Why is the
President of the United States of America bowing to this
shady character, who
is obsessed with population control?
He is quoted saying:
"The world today has 6.8
billion people… now if we do a really great job on new
vaccines, healthcare, reproductive health services, we could
lower that (number) by perhaps 10 or 15%."
Why are we
accepting him as an authority on anything?
Has the world gone
please tell me, who the hell is Bill Gates?
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Gates' influence within the US government: