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There are 14 biosafety level 4 (BSL-4) labs in the United States.
If you count biosafety level 3 (BSL-3) labs, there are more than 200! And, that’s from a USA Today investigation back in 2015! Even more high-containment labs are operating now.
Is there one in your backyard?
If you’re in Maryland near Washington, DC, like I am, you’re in the belly of the biolab beast where three BSL-4 and thirteen BSL-3 labs are in operation! We’ve already got a protest going every Wednesday at noon against Anthony Fauci, who runs several BSL-4 labs, including the NIAID Integrated Research Facility at Fort Detrick where the anthrax used in the 2001 false flag attacks is said to have originated. Three of the people involved in Amerithrax are key players in COVID-19. Former Fort Detrick commander David Franz who had a DARPA contract to create the attack anthrax now works for EcoHealth Alliance, the US partner and funder of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Trump’s Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Robert Kadlec helped Emergent Biosolutions profit off the 2001 attacks and COVID-19. Kadlec’s deputy, David Christian “Chris” Hassell was the FBI lab director who pinned the anthrax attacks on patsy Bruce Ivins. Hassell now serves as the only known member of the secret committee funding gain-of-function research.
If you’re in Chapel Hill, NC, you’re in the vicinity of six BSL-3 labs on the University of North Carolina’s campus, where virus engineer Ralph Baric works. Baric is the scientist who worked with Shi Zhengli of the Wuhan Institute of Virology and Peter Daszak of EcoHealth Alliance to create viruses eerily similar to SARS-CoV-2. In fact, one of Baric’s viruses may even be identical. We don’t know because he didn’t publish its genetic code until 2020! Baric also works with Moderna, which holds the patent on the genetically engineered MSH3 gene that was needed to create the furin cleavage site in SARS-CoV-2. On December 12, 2019, before anyone would admit to knowing about a coronavirus pandemic, an agreement was signed to transfer “mRNA coronavirus vaccine candidates developed and jointly-owned by [Fauci’s] NIAID and Moderna” to Baric.
If you’re in Seattle, WA, you’re close to one of the BSL-3 labs funded by Bill Gates, the Center for Global Infectious Disease Research. At the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Gates employs one of the nation’s top virus hunters, Scott Dowell. When Anthony Fauci decided to fund research on the H5N1 bird flu virus that was akin to weaponization, Gates Foundation grants supported Fauci’s hand-picked scientists and their gain-of-function experiments. Gates has even funded experiments at the Pentagon’s military labs in foreign countries through Foundation grants to the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research and Naval Medical Research Center, which operate labs in Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore and Georgia and Ukraine, among other places.
If you’re in Berkeley, CA, your neighbor is Bayer, which recently got approval to build an expanded biological research facility on its 46-acre campus over the objections of local residents. The location was the site of a 2016 ammonia leak. As The Intercept reported, Bayer’s 30-year development plan included a request that restrictions on certain kinds of DNA research be lifted. Bayer claims that it will not manipulate viral particles to make them more pathogenic, but the company has refused to commit in writing to ruling out all the research on viruses and bacteria that could be considered gain-of-function. Since Bayer acquired Monsanto in 2016, the company has been mainly known for its agrichemical business, primarily its carcinogenic glyphosate-based herbicide Roundup, but we can’t forget that it is also a vaccine company. Bayer is manufacturing 160 million doses of CureVac’s mRNA-based vaccine candidate CVnCoV this year. The agreement between Bayer and CureVac also covers potential SARS-CoV-2 variants. CureVac was one of the first companies to receive funding from DARPA to develop mRNA vaccines. Bayer is one of the companies behind the Orwellian-named “Disinformation Dozen” campaign to censor and deplatform vaccine safety advocates. The project is likely run out of its PR firm Edelman, a notorious Monsanto spin-doctor. Matthew Harrington, global chief operating officer at Edelman, was an Event 201 participant.
If you’re in San Francisco, CA, one of your neighborhood biolabs belongs to Verily, a biotech company that Google CEO Eric Schmidt launched out of parent company Alphabet in 2016. Natalie Winters’ revealed in the National Pulse that Google had funded Wuhan collaborator Peter Daszak’s virus experiments for over a decade. The news was explosive for a number of reasons, most notably that Google has censored the lab origin hypothesis and Eric Schmidt’s foundation is funding the Covid Commission Planning Group. Winters didn’t link Google to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, but Google has funded the Global Viral Forecasting Initiative/Metabiota and HealthMap’s work with the Wuhan Institute of Virology for several years. They were partners in USAID’s PREDICT program, which actually began at Google.org in 2008 as the non-profit foundation’s Predict and Prevent program. In 2018, the same team launched the Global Virome Project, billed as a 10-year plan to map more than a million unknown viruses at the cost of $1.2 billion. Then, in 2020, the Global Virome Project was rolled into the Trinity Challenge, led by Google, Microsoft, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Facebook, GSK, the Clinton Health Access Foundation, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health (Event 201), the Vaccine Confidence Project and several other corporations and corporate non-profits.
If you’re in Boston, MA, you live in the shadow of Boston University’s National Emerging Infectious Diseases Laboratories (NEIDL), a BSL-4 facility that the city tried to prevent with a ban on risky research in 2004 and 2014. You’re also in a hub of nine BSL-3 biolabs, including the Broad Institute. In 2021, the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard launched the new, $300 million Eric and Wendy Schmidt Center, a collaboration of biopharmaceutical companies, including Genentech (a member of the Roche Group), AstraZeneca and Novartis, and technology and research companies, including DeepMind, Google Research, and Microsoft. The Broad Institute is run by founder Eric Lander who made a brief cameo as the richest member of Biden’s cabinet before resigning in acknowledgement of a well-known, decades-long problem of abusive workplace behavior, particularly towards women–but not before doing a pump-and-dump on his BioNTech stocks. On the President's Council of Advisors on Science and Technology during the Obama Administration, Eric Schmidt and Eric Lander crafted a pandemic planning document for the 2009 H1N1 outbreak that now reads like a blueprint for the government response to COVID-19 replete with terms like “social distancing.” His Broad Institute was involved in the COVID origins cover-up through its DARPA-funded Foundry, which in January 2020, "to test the veracity of online stories," claimed to have analyzed the SARS-CoV-2 genome and found that it was not genetically engineered.
If you’re in Manhattan, KS, you’re in the new home of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Plum Island laboratories, the likely source of Lyme Disease and the African Swine Fever the CIA used to attack Cuba 1971. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) which is funding the construction of the NBAF, estimated a 70-percent chance that within the lab’s 50-year lifespan an accidental release from the lab could cause a disaster with an economic impact of $9-50 billion. As Jonathan Latham and Allison Wilson recently reported in Independent Science News, when a National Research Council committee reviewed these DHS estimates they concluded “the risks and costs could well be significantly higher than that.”
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