Today, June 24, 2021, OCA and our allies are formally launching a global campaign to ban dangerous “Gain-of-Function” experiments.
“Gain-of-Function” is a euphemism for what is actually, to use the words of Center for Food Safety Director Andy Kimbrell, reckless “Gain-of Threat” engineering, whereby viruses, bacteria, insects, and other microorganisms are being genetically engineered and manipulated to become more contagious and virulent in accident-prone labs (both military and civilian), with little or no effective oversight or regulation.
Virologists, genetic engineers, Big Pharma, Silicon Valley, governments, public health elites, and the military-industrial complex—those carrying out and funding this reckless GOF engineering—continue to hide behind the dangerous, self-serving lie that GOF is necessary for bio-defense, pharmaceutical drug research, and vaccine development. And yet no effective vaccine or drug has ever emerged out of this GOF research.
The Ban GOF campaign comes in the wake of mounting, now overwhelming, evidence that the COVID-19 pandemic arose out of a joint US-China collaboration in Wuhan, China to “soup up” SARS bat coronaviruses, resulting in a catastrophic accident that has triggered the death of millions and detonated a multi-trillion-dollar meltdown of the global economy.
Highly destructive, scientifically unjustified, authoritarian government responses and lockdowns have especially damaged the lives and livelihoods of the most vulnerable—the elderly, the working class, low-income communities, minorities, small businesses, students, and youth.
Meanwhile, the global economic elite who clearly anticipated this catastrophic lab release and pandemic—the billionaire class, Big Pharma, Silicon Valley, and their collaborators—have profited handsomely from COVID censorship, fear-mongering, and lockdowns, consolidating their enormous monopoly power and wealth in what Bill Gates and the World Economic Forum call a “Great Reset.”
Over the next few months OCA and our allies will begin to build a U.S. and international coalition to ban all GOF experiments and rewrite global treaties such as the 1972 Biological Weapons Convention to prevent any and all PPPs (Potential Pandemic Pathogens) from being collected and engineered in labs, whether civilian or military.
Please sign our Ban GOF petition and encourage everyone you know to do the same
If you are a member of an organization that wishes to join this new Ban GOF coalition, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
GOF experimentation is inherently dangerous, indeed inherently catastrophic, as we have unfortunately learned from COVID-19.
As well-respected analysts Dr. Felippa Lentos and Gregory Koblentz point out, this high risk pathogen research “carries substantive safety risks to laboratory workers, the wider society, and the environment. A lab worker may be accidentally infected by a pathogen, causing disease in the individual, and potentially also in other lab workers, family members, and the wider community. A pathogen may also be accidentally released directly into the environment through a lab containment breach, leading to potential spread of disease in the community…”
Learn more: Mapping Maximum Biological Containment Labs Globally
As renowned Indian research scientist Dr. Monali Rahalkar points out: “There is no doubt that gain-of-function research is unethical and there is no point in doing it. Why would any government want to give grants to researchers to make potentially pandemic viruses deadlier and transmissible more easily between people? I truly believe that such research should be stopped, even if it is carried out on the justification that it will help us in predicting future pandemics. What is the need, particularly in the case of horseshoe bats that are intrinsically nocturnal? They don't come into contact with humans night or day. Unless we disturb them, they are not going to trouble us. So why invite trouble by stepping into their territory, scoop out their faeces and bring so many samples to the lab? … Some experts suggest that what was happening at WIV cannot be classified under gain-of-function research, but I'm sure it comes very close to that. And who knows, those very bats which have been taken up for research might possess Sars-3 or Sars-4 coronaviruses and will lead to further pandemics in the future. Best to avoid this research completely. Rather than predicting pandemics, this kind of research has the potential to lead to more outbreaks of pandemics.”
Learn More: Why 'Gain of Function' Research Must Be Stopped: Monali Rahulkar
As we learned from Dr. Henry Ealy in Monday’s weekly broadcast on data coming into the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, the latest VAERS data for 12-to-17-year-olds include 7 deaths and 271 serious adverse events following COVID vaccination.
VAERS data showed a total of 358,379 reports of adverse events from all age groups following COVID vaccines, including 5,993 deaths and 29,871 serious injuries between Dec. 14, 2020 and June 11, 2021.
On June 21, 2021, the World Health Organization updated its recommendation on who should be vaccinated to read:
Children should not be vaccinated for the moment.
There is not yet enough evidence on the use of vaccines against COVID-19 in children to make recommendations for children to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults.
Appallingly, the WHO toned down its language the next day:
Children and adolescents tend to have milder disease compared to adults, so unless they are part of a group at higher risk of severe COVID-19, it is less urgent to vaccinate them than older people, those with chronic health conditions and health workers.
More evidence is needed on the use of the different COVID-19 vaccines in children to be able to make general recommendations on vaccinating children against COVID-19.
Still, the message is clear: It isn’t worth the risk to vaccinate kids for COVID-19.
Tragically, many people in the situations listed above, as well as children 17 and younger, have already been vaccinated and U.S. public health authorities continue to make it their policy to vaccinate them.
With lower rates of infection among children compared with adults, the CDC’s recommendations are perplexing. Why encourage a vaccine that has no long term safety data to support its use and carries more risk to children’s health than the actual disease?
Learn more: WHO Says Don’t Vaccinate Kids for COVID-19
Jim Riddle, longtime OCA ally, Minnesota organic farmer, and former chair of the National Organic Standards Board, recently penned an open letter to Tom Vilsack, the Biden Administration’s USDA Secretary, regarding the crisis of organic standards being degraded at the behest of corporate agribusiness.
As Riddle points out: “My message to Sec. Vilsack was clear and simple – organic certification of soilless, hydroponic production violates the Organic Foods Production Act; conflicts with the USDA’s organic research agenda; is inconsistent with the standards of our trading partners; undermines consumer confidence in the ‘USDA Organic’ brand; and undercuts markets for America’s organic farmers.
Read more: Message to USDA Secretary Tom Vilsack: Save Organic Standards
Four-time Pulitzer Prize nominee Michael Capuzzo has written a shocking, riveting article on the widely available and inexpensive anti-parasite drug, Ivermectin, which has prevented and cured hundreds of thousands of deaths and hospitalizations from COVID-19 across the world, much to the chagrin of Big Pharma, Bill Gates, and the new class of billionaire vaccine entrepreneurs.
Capuzzo interviews Dr. Pierre Kory and other frontline doctors across the world who have been successfully preventing, treating, and curing COVID-19: “We have a solution to this crisis, [Kory] said. There is a drug that is proving to be of miraculous impact… When I say miracle, I do not use that term lightly. And I don’t want to be sensationalized when I say that. It’s a scientific recommendation based on mountains of data that has emerged in the last three months...from many centers and countries around the world showing the miraculous effectiveness of Ivermectin. It basically obliterates transmission of this virus. If you take it, you will not get sick…”
“The data from twenty-seven studies, sixteen of them randomized controlled trials, demonstrated, with highly statistically significant, overwhelmingly positive, consistent, and reproducible rates, that people who got sick with COVID-19 were far more likely to quickly get better at home when they took Ivermectin. They didn’t go to the hospital. Housemates of people with COVID-19 who took Ivermectin didn’t get infected. People who got moderately ill in hospitals didn’t go to the ICU; they got better quicker and went home faster. Hospitals didn’t get overrun. The drug even saved elderly, critically ill COVID-19 patients from dying compared to those routinely dying elsewhere.”
Read more: The Drug that Cracked Covid
As scientist and biological weapons expert Dr. Richard Ebright of Rutgers University has stated: “The Director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) [Anthony Fauci] and the Director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) [Francis Collins] have systematically thwarted efforts by the White House, the Congress, scientists, and science policy specialists to regulate GOF research of concern and even to require risk-benefit review for projects involving GOF research of concern…”
“In 2014, the Obama White House implemented a ‘Pause’ in federal funding for GOF research of concern. However, the document announcing the Pause stated in a footnote that: ‘An exception from pause may be obtained if head of funding agency determines research is urgently necessary to protect public health or national security’. Unfortunately, the NIAID Director [Anthony Fauci] and the NIH Director [Francis Collins] exploited this loophole to issue exemptions to projects subject to the Pause –preposterously asserting the exempted research was ‘urgently necessary to protect public health or national security’– thereby nullifying the Pause”.
“In 2017, the Trump Administration announced a Potential Pandemic Pathogens Control and Oversight (P3CO) Framework that implemented a requirement for risk-benefit review of GOF research of concern. However, the P3CO Framework relies on the funding agency to flag and forward proposals for risk-benefit review. Unfortunately, the NIAID Director and the NIH Director have declined to flag and forward proposals for risk-benefit review, thereby nullifying the P3CO Framework.”
Learn More: By Investigating Itself the US Can Answer Many of the Key COVID-19 Origin Questions
Before most of us even knew about the emergence of what would come to be known as COVID-19 in Wuhan, China, journalists Whitney Webb and Sam Husseini were on the case.
On January 30, 2020, before the first U.S. death, Whitney published, “Bats, Gene Editing And Bioweapons: Recent DARPA Experiments Raise Concerns Amid Coronavirus Outbreak.”
Not yet familiar with Webb’s work, on February 11, 2020, Sam asked a Centers for Disease Control representative about possible lab origins at a press conference.
Each of them stayed on the beat. You can read Whitney’s articles at The Last American Vagabond and Sam’s at Salon and Independent Science News. Their work inspired our Gain-of-Function Hall of Shame. A year and a half later, the issue finally broke through to the mainstream press and Biden ordered an official investigation.
And they’re not even gloating! When Whitney had Sam on her podcast this week, they didn’t waste any time patting each other on the back. They spent every moment digging into the facts, trying to get closer to the truth.
LISTEN: Unlimited Hangout with Whitney Webb: Sam Husseini on COVID Origins and Gain of Function
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