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Weaponizing Viruses and Bacteria: Stop the Madness

In the midst of an unprecedented global disaster and government failure to solve the COVID-19 crisis, it’s time for global civil society to take matters into our own hands.

We have a plan—and we need your help.

Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, the Organic Consumers Association, a growing number of independent scientists, along with our intrepid allies in the global anti-GMO, anti-biological weapons and natural health movements, have written extensively about the true origins, nature, prevention and treatment of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We now also have an extensive collection of articles and the writings of other investigators and independent scientists on this important topic.

Through our work we have been able to expose some of the reckless scientists and institutions—in our Gain-of Function “Hall of Shame”—who are weaponizing viruses and bacteria (as well as insects and fungi) using genetic engineering and synthetic biology techniques. These scientist are, funded by the military, Big Pharma, Bill Gates and government agencies in the U.S., China and other nations, carrying out dangerous experiments in accident-prone dual-use bioweapon/biomedical labs.

We have also been laying out some of the real solutions for prevention, mitigation and treatment—information that’s hard to get elsewhere.

Time to stop the madness

In the wake of the deconstruction and refutation of the “official story” of the so-called “natural” origin of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in numerous articles, interviews and scientific papers we believe it’s time to step up our efforts to stop the madness.

If we want change, we need a global mass-based lobbying campaign to expand the international treaty that bans chemical and biological weapons production to include an explicit ban on “gain-of-function” (GOF) experiments on Potential Pandemic Pathogens (PPPs).

“Gain-of function” experiments on Potential Pandemic Pathogens—as defined in a new open letter by global scientists, lawyers and policy experts—is any experiment or activity, civilian or military:

“…that increases, or can be expected to increase, the transmissibility, pathogenicity, ability to overcome immune response, or ability to overcome countermeasures of a potential pandemic pathogen; and/or any activity that generates, or can be expected to generate, a potential pandemic pathogen not currently in circulation in nature.”

They go on to point out:

“Even before COVID-19, numerous incidents (leaks, thefts, security lapses and deliberate releases such as the 2001 anthrax attacks) involving smallpox, anthrax, bird flu and SARS escaping from some of the top U.S., Chinese, Russian and other laboratories across the world, alerted scientists to the fallibility of even the most secure laboratories, reinforcing the urgent need for a thorough reassessment of biosafety.

“More than 300 U.S. and global scientists signed a letter in 2014 calling for an end to gain-of-function experiments on potential pandemic viruses until such work could be guaranteed to be safe and absolutely necessary. Partially in response to the letter, the Obama Administration implemented a temporary and partial “pause” on government funding for certain “gain-of-function” experiments in the U.S. in 2014.

“Unfortunately, exceptions were granted for ongoing research in the U.S., while gain-of-function experiments continued globally in labs such as the Wuhan Institute of Virology (funded in part by the U.S.). The pause on funding U.S.-based gain-of-function research was officially lifted in 2017 under the Trump Administration.”

Wanted: a global citizens’ effort

To build up public support for a ban on creating dangerous viruses, bacteria and micro-organisms (bioweapons) of mass destruction, we are circulating a global citizens’ petition, with a goal of a million or more signatures (we have 60,000 so far). Please sign here and circulate this petition to everyone you know.

SIGN THE PETITION: Demand an Immediate Global Ban on Gain-of-Function ‘Biomedical’ and ‘Biodefense’ Research!

Once we have a million signatures and once the upcoming elections in the U.S. are over and the new President and the Congress in Washington, D.C. are sworn in, in January 2021, we will deliver these petitions in person to the White House and the Congress.

We will also deliver a copy of these petitions to the United Nations Headquarters in New York City, calling for an updating and international ratification of the original Chemical and Biological Warfare Convention that was designed to ban chemical and biological bioweapons.

To bolster this effort, we are also looking to get thousands of scientists, lawyers and policy experts to sign on to this international open letter: “Why We Need a Global Moratorium on the Creation of Potential Pandemic Pathogens (PPPs) Through Gain-of-Function Experiments”.

This work is being driven in collaboration with groups and individuals who share our concerns including the International Center for Technology Assessment,, U.S. Right to Know, Regeneration International and GMWatch UK as well numerous scientists and experts on biological weapons.

But we need your help too. If you know any scientists, doctors, lawyers, or policy experts willing to sign this document, please ask them to urgently fill out this form.

Together we can stop the madness.

Ronnie Cummins is co-founder of the Organic Consumers Association (OCA) and Regeneration International, and the author of “Grassroots Rising: A Call to Action on Food, Farming, Climate and a Green New Deal.”