As Children’s Health Defense reminds us:
“The 1972 Biological Weapons Convention prohibited bioengineering pathogens to create biological weapons, but because nations have been unable to agree on how to strengthen the treaty, some countries are still doing the research and stockpiling bioweapons.”
Unfortunately, a preponderance of evidence indicates that one of these engineered pathogens, SARS-CoV-2, a joint project of US and Chinese scientists, was released in 2019 (either accidentally or deliberately) from a poorly regulated, accident-prone virology lab in Wuhan, China, setting off the COVID-19 pandemic.
We are stepping up our campaign to ban the dangerous engineering of viruses, bacteria, insects, and pathogens (euphemistically called “Gain-of-Function” research) to make them more contagious and virulent.
Genetic engineering applied to pathogens is, in reality, the science of creating illegal bioweapons. This insanely dangerous, but financially lucrative research is being carried out by an international network of scientists, gene engineers, and military contractors.
It’s time to stop the microbe madness. It’s time to prioritize human survival over partisan politics and superpower rivalries. It’s time to implement mandatory global inspections (like we have for nuclear weapons), and mandatory, draconian penalties for violations.
This is the way, and likely the only way, we can stop the next pandemic, before it starts.