The Trump Resistance Was Great While It Lasted | Opinion

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The Trump Presidency was the last stand of a defiant population.

The Alamo vs The Cabal.

The Deep state and their Globalist power masters have won, and to be fair, it doesn’t look good for humanity from here on in. Trump was the catalyst and the symbol, of one last attempt by western civilisation to save itself from ultimate destruction. it’s all too easy to see where we’re precipitating to now. Our voice seems to have gone, along with most conservatives into the great void of castigation. Silenced. Demoralised. Weakened. Yet it’s not all doom and gloom…

We the oppressed inhabitants of western societies are now more united than ever before, especially after we have witnessed what the cabal have been able to pull off. Trump increased his vote from his victory in 2016 by over 15,000,000 votes and still lost. Laugh out bloody loud !! What a joke. A man who couldn’t get ten people to attend a rally won more votes than any other candidate in American history. At least we’ll be dragged to the camps knowing.

Voting machines owned by Chinese operatives. Voting counts halted over-night. Millions more voters than at anytime in electoral history. The list goes on and on … we’ve all heard the stories, seen the videos. This was a globalist communist coup. No other leader will dare stand up to China or The Cabal now. They know it. Watch the crooks all rush to abandon Trump, like the cowardly controlled simps they are. My money is on Boris to be one of the first whimpering gutless slobs to do so.

Still we the people fight on, encouraged in the knowledge that we are on the right side of history, fighting for our children’s and our friends future. They think they’ve won, but they’ve won nothing yet. Too many have seen the light. The Numbers are too great to crush instantly.

We have to change our habits. Business habits. Purchasing habits. User habits. Find out who you are giving our money to and chose wisely. No longer play their game. The consumer still has some power. Amazon is really really bad. It wasn’t so long ago we could live without them. Just like it’s easy to live without the fake news now. You realise you’re missing nothing.

The News Media have been exposed beyond all doubt as frauds. The deep state puppets have nailed their colours to the mast. Hollywood has been revealed as a stinking swamp of irrelevance, narcissism and sleaze. All the mystery has gone. Never to be icons again.

The same fools built the tower of Babel.

There are new gods on planet earth and they come in the form of the tech lizards and their amphibian offspring. They and their courtiers now possess the means by which all future things will be decided. To their wishes. There are at least seven individuals with more power than most countries and any elected leader.

The worlds 7 most dangerous men. (Yep, they’re all men – wizards who’ll put you under a spell)

Bill Gates

Mark Zuckerberg

George Soros

Jack Dorsey

Tim Cook

Jeff Bezos

Sundar Pichai

These are names that will now forever be synonymous with tyranny and oppression. The people who think they rule the world. The people who want everything and who will destroy everything to get what they want. I can put it in no simpler terms. They think it’s their planet.

First thing they’re going to do is round up the dissidents and troublemakers, next will be the readers… then a free for all. How many historical examples do you need? The digital world has made all this so easy. That’s why votes on paper are disappearing. Paper money is will be gone by year out. It’s the great reset. If your banned from the digital world you can no longer sustain yourself or your family. Watch the walls go up now that they’ve got rid of President Trump. Trespassers will be exterminated on glowing neon signs. BLM and ANTIFA will be phased out like the bus services that ferried them across the country for anarchy. Purpose served. No longer useful. Kaepernick can go back to being a shite footballer. It’s over in the minds of the cabal. They’ve won.

We think they are wrong.

For many of us the Trump presidency was the start of something new. A bold new way of restructuring how things get done. With common sense and without war. Trump’s legacy will be huge and worldwide. The movement he created will grow stronger and smarter. The Donald was the greatest, ever. So, whatever happens next,,,

Wow !! What a ride !! and as Bill Hicks so eloquently said, “it’s just a ride…”

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Surviving a Biden Administration | Henrietta H

Look Out!

The regressives are driving the crazy train!

Hide your books.

Delete your internet history.

Head for the hills.

 

The Eve of Destruction

Surviving a Leftist government is never easy. This time it might almost be impossible with a confused old man controlled by radical Marxists and Globalists at the helm. With the total backing of Big Tech and the Mega Corporations, the Biden administration will be able to reek havoc on the constitution and vengeance on hard working Trump supporting Americans. It’s really not looking good for Patriots, Trump voters, Conservatives, Libertarians and freedom loving people everywhere. Without President Trump to hold back the storm, things are about to accelerate at exponential speed. Something which could leave a trail of devastation that will outweigh all previous tumultuous events in the turbulent history of western civilisation. Biden who will be President in name only, will be guided like an incontinent old uncle to the rest room while the pocket fillers and crazies run amok in government. As always in times of political turmoil, you the people need to be well prepared.

Readying Our Defences

We at The_Void have been busy putting contingency plans in place for the coming Radical-Leftist Rampage through our institutions and societies. We know whatever happens in America will very quickly spread around the western world and beyond. A highly probable outcome considering the ostensibly shared values and beliefs of western citizenry. Many wise old heads are predicting an economic apocalypse and complete societal collapse.

Everything Is On The Line

Pretty much everyone in the America First and freedom movement will know that if victory is to be achieved it will come at a massive cost. They also understand that there may be a lot of dark days ahead.

So in appreciation of that old ‘Boy Scouts’ Moto,

Be Prepared…

Here are ten essential things you may need to survive the Biden administration.

  1. A go-bag ready with survival equipment

  2. Solar Charger and untraceable comms device

  3. Cash (Chinese Yuan Not Dollars}

  4. A carefully planned escape route avoiding Democrat States

  5. A network of trusted friends (No Liberals – they will betray you if things get tough)

  6. Multi band two-way analogue radio (Lefties can’t operate analogue devices)

  7. Fake Covid-19 vaccination certification to blend in with Liberals (should be available on the dark web or from disgruntled doctors – of whom there will be many post Covid)

  8. Pictures or video of a Democrat engaged in forbidden acts (if you need this you’re really in trouble and blackmail is your only way out – Fortunately all Dems are corrupt)

  9. The phone number of a bent Obama appointed judge (readily available through the right channels)

  10. A friend who’s owed a favour by the Clintons (a highly risky strategy this one, because of the Clinton’s proclivity to betray absolutely everyone)

Accepting The Obvious

Whilst we understand that all of these things are not going to available to everyone, its important to recognise the deep shit we are all in. There is now a high probability everything we know and love is about to go firmly down the Thomas Crapper. Also, get ready for more wars on brown people and for the hood to be sent back to dependency. America is getting socialism on steroids. My old school teacher Edna Slushgate at North Harrow Preparatory School for Girls had a phrase for this,

“We’re up shits creek without a paddle or a boat my dear.”

 

HH

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So it Begins… Concentration Camps For Trump Voters | Sara Carter

So it begins… The Fascists call for children to be taken away from Trump supporters.

Concentration Camps and Reeducation. If that fails, death | The_Void

 

PBS Top Lawyer Says Gov Should Build ‘Enlightenment Camps’ And Remove Children From Trump Supporting Homes

Authored by Sara A. Carter via saraacarter.com

This is what the leftists, along with those that support their agenda, think about Americans. It’s in their own words. Believe them when they say it.

Americans are so fucking dumb,” said PBS Principal Counsel Michael Beller, who was chatting with one of Project Veritas‘ undercover self-described guerilla journalists. “You know most people are dumb.”

Beller is just saying what I would hear over and over again in Washington D.C. parties and pubs. He’s not the exception and his disdain for our nation makes my stomach turn because he, and others like him, are seizing power from the people every day. They hold positions of power that actually can affect our daily lives and that of our children.

And to think PBS if funded with our taxpayer dollars.

Kids who are growing up, know nothing but Trump, for four years, you’ve got to wonder what they’re (Trump supporting children) going to be like, ” Beller told the undercover journalist. “They’ll (Trump supporters) be raising a generation of intolerant, horrible people – horrible kids.

Beller suggests removing the children from parents who supported Trump and then sending them to enlightenment camps.

IS BELLER FOR REAL!

This idea is similar to what is actually happening in China, as the Chinese Communist Party has been terrorizing and removing the Uighur Muslim population to supposed “re-education” camps.

Beller needs to be fired by PBS. My daughter watches PBS and she won’t be anymore. This is absolutely intolerable.

Oh, Beller also said that if “even if Biden wins, we go for all the Republican voters, Homeland Security will take their children away…”

Folks, welcome to America’s worst nightmare.

 

Source: PBS Top Lawyer Says Gov Should Build ‘Enlightenment Camps’ And Remove Children From Trump Supporting Homes | ZeroHedge

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Deutsche Bank Closes Trump’s Account Over Capitol Unrest | ZeroHedge

The NWO Cabal intend to Destroy President Trump for thwarting their plans for Population Control.

World is in the grip of evil | The_Void

 

Whatever disappointment President Trump is feeling about being barred from his Twitter and Facebook accounts, he’s probably more upset about this: Deutsche Bank, one of the Trump Organisations biggest lenders from the past 20 years, says it will no longer do business with the Trump family, according to the NYT.

Another bank, Signature Bank, where Trump has checking, savings and money-market accounts, said that it would close accounts belonging to Trump worth some $5.3MM.

What’s more, Signature Bank, where Ivanka Trump once sat on the board, is officially calling on Trump to resign, saying that while it hopes to soon go back to assiduously avoiding politics, the president had put Signature in an uncomfortable position.

“We believe the appropriate action would be the resignation of the president of the United States, which is in the best interests of our nation and the American people,” the bank said in a separate statement on Monday.

For years, Signature has served Trump and others in his orbit, including Ivanka, Jared Kushner and even Michael Cohen. It even helped finance the construction of Trump’s Florida golf course. But the bank added that not only would it stop banking with Trump, it would also bar any lawmakers who backed the election challenge from banking there as well.

The head of Deutsche Bank US also released a statement calling Wednesday’s Capitol riot a “dark day” for American democracy.

“Yesterday was a dark day for America and our democracy,” Deutsche Bank Americas head Christiana Riley posted on LinkedIn. “We are proud of our Constitution and stand by those who seek to uphold it to ensure that the will of the people is upheld and a peaceful transition of power takes place.”

As the NYT reported shortly before the election, Trump still owes about $300MM in a series of personally guaranteed loans to DB that come due in 2023 and 2024. That doesn’t give him a ton of time to work out new deals, but his son Eric Trump has insisted that some deals involving foreign partners are in the works. Rosemary Vrablic, the DB banker who managed the relationship with the Trumps, left DB shortly after the election

A lot could change in that time. For all we know, DB could change its mind and offer Trump an opportunity to roll over the remaining balance that he can’t afford to pay back (the bank has already lent Trump money against its better judgment once).

DB faced pressure from lawmakers throughout Trump’s term in office after it was revealed that the bank was the Trump Organisation’s primary lender since the late 1990s. Now, according to the NYT, the bank has determined that, short of forgiving Trump’s massive debt, the bank has few options for extricating itself from its business ties to Trump.

All of this practically ensures that Trump will need to look abroad for financing if he wants to roll over the DB loans. When that happens, we imagine Democrats will be waiting to pounce and accuse him of trading American secrets for financial favours.

 

Source: Deutsche, Signature Bank Abandon Trump Over Capitol Unrest | ZeroHedge

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Smells Like False Flag | Just The News

This happens every time.

9/11, 7/7, it’s standard operating procedure | The_Void

Pentagon held table-top contingency response exercise on morning of Capitol breach.

Pentagon officials held a table-top planning exercise the morning of Jan. 6 to rehearse how the Defence Department might respond to events that day in Washington, D.C., defence officials confirmed. The exercise was held some two hours before Capitol Police ordered the evacuation of the besieged U.S. Capitol complex.

“The table-top was requested by the highest levels inside the Department of Defence,” one official said. “The two top guys — Miller and Milley — were part of this.” The comment references acting Secretary of Defence Christopher Miller, and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark Milley.

Table-top exercises are widely used within the U.S. military and other organisations to simulate emergency situations, and to assign roles and look for gaps in plans and procedures.

The Jan. 6 exercise was held after Miller and Milley examined the Defence Department’s plan to support local law enforcement agencies, according to a Pentagon memo.

Miller and Milley requested the exercise at 8:30 a.m., according to a memorandum from Miller’s executive secretary, Navy Capt. David Soldow. Three hours later, the exercise commenced.

“1130: [Miller] participates in table-top exercise regarding DoD contingency response options,” Soldow wrote in the memo bearing a date with the typographical error of Jan. 00.

Neither the Pentagon official nor Soldow revealed specific details about the exercise. But, the official noted: “You don’t need a table-top to see that things went downhill fast.”

In the wake of the Capitol siege that resulted in death, injury, arrests, and destruction of property, blame has been cast at various agencies and officials for failing to prevent and repel the violent assault. Steven Sund, who resigned as chief of the Capitol Police shortly after the Capitol breach, has said that his pleas for backup were rebuffed by House and Senate security officials and a Pentagon commander.

“If we would have had the National Guard, we could have held them at bay longer, until more officers from our partner agencies could arrive,” Sund told the Washington Post.

But in the days leading up to Jan. 6, Soldow wrote, Sund’s agency twice said it did not need help from the National Guard.

On Jan. 3, “DoD confirms with U.S. Capitol Police that there is no request for support,” Soldow wrote. On Jan. 4, he added, Capitol Police “confirms there is no requirement for DoD support in a phone call with [Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy].”

The situation at the Capitol had turned dire by 1:26 p.m. on Wednesday, when Sund’s agency ordered the evacuation of the building complex. The desperate call for help came at 1:59 p.m., according to the Pentagon memo. “Chief Sund communicates request for immediate assistance,” Soldow wrote.

“At that point, bureaucracy kicked into gear,” the defence official told Just the News.

The sequence of events that eventually brought the National Guard to help the embattled Capitol Police will be the subject of intense official scrutiny.

Miller has declared support for how his people addressed the Jan. 6 mayhem.

“In the midst of this tragedy, I was proud of the professionalism of our Department of Defence personnel,” Miller said in a statement. “I want to specifically recognise the service of the District of Columbia National Guard. They performed with honour, integrity and alacrity to protect people and property from unlawful acts.”

President Donald Trump on Monday declared an emergency in Washington, D.C., and ordered federal assistance in advance of the Jan. 20 inauguration of Joe Biden. Additionally, 15,000 National Guard soldiers and airmen have been authorised to stand duty in various capacities inside the District, according to the National Guard Bureau.

The plans include more table-top exercises regarding contingency response options, the defence official said.

Source: Pentagon held table-top contingency response exercise on morning of Capitol breach | Just The News

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“The Undemocratic Takeover of The West” – Ivor Cummings | The Delingpod

‎The Delingpod: The James Delingpole Podcast: Ivor Cummins

In what is a predictably excellent conversation, James Delingpole and Ivor Cummings discuss the fraud of the Covid mind-virus and tyranny of The (fascist) Great Reset.

A must listen, must share conversation to discover the horrors that the corporates rulers of the world have in store for us.

Crazy

James Delingpole kicks off the conversation,

“Isn’t one of the craziest things of this crazy year that an act of supreme rebellion is going for a walk in the streets without wearing a mask and saying hello to people who aren’t in your ‘bubble’?”

 

Takeover

On discussing the Klaus Schwab takeover of the world, Ivor Cummings says,

“The corporates are directing the show, working with the governments. This is the definition of fascism, it’s corporations and state coming together for their mutual benefits but it always leaves out the voter.”

Continuing, Ivor says,

“It’s basically a profoundly undemocratic takeover of the system in The West.”

 

Ant Farm

Wrapping up the conversation, Ivor explains that before the Coronadrama, he worked for Irish Heart Disease Awareness where he was focused on saving lives and improving the population’s health.

Ivor says,

“Ironically, I had to switch to this because what they’re doing is destroying, not only population health and everything that life is worth living for, but there’s a long-term plan to make sure it stays destroyed for a long time so that very rich and power-hungry people can have an Ant farm and make lots of money.”

Cummings concludes,

“What’s the point spending years fighting to improve population health and then allow this to go on? I can’t.”

 

James Delingpole, who let’s face it has been on the money for years now, and the dulcet toned Ivor Cummings, serve you up a veritable treat of wrong-think.

We see this as a nexus point in history where you have the six biggest corporations on the planet, Microsoft, Apple, Amazon, Google, Facebook and Twitter united in suppressing freedom of information, freedom of thought, and the freedom to choose what’s best for you.

Fascism is back with a vengeance and this time it’s corporate.

The_Void

 

Further Reading

Read: Flu World Order 

Jump to: Covid-19 Study

 

Source: ‎The Delingpod: The James Delingpole Podcast: Ivor Cummins on Apple Podcasts

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Fight For Trump – Be There For Freedom | Henrietta H

Fight back or be a square peg smashed into a round hole | The_Void

Once in a lifetime, people are called on to define history. That moment has once again arrived. The Western World is facing a life or death struggle. It either dies at the hands of outsiders, marxists, and insurgents or it fights back and lives for another hundred years.

 

Fight For Trump

The day is 6th Jan 2021 and The Free World requires your attendance.

This is it. The last chance to save the greatest culture in human history.

The last chance to save the way of life that has given the world hope. The last chance to save the system that brought you electricity, the car, the antibiotic, the ipod, the computer, pop music, science, literature, sport, and most important of all, the internet.

Surely if mankind is to progress any further from this period in history, our free world system must be maintained and protected from outside forces and internal saboteurs at all costs.

When I was a child growing up in SE London my neighbours left their keys in the door overnight, everybody knew everybody else and we looked out for each other. I remember the street parties for the Queen’s Jubilee, the cohesive community, the safety of living in such a system. A place called home. All that has gone in the globalists lust for power and money. For that end they destroyed the greatest civilisation that human kind has ever produced. A civilisation that brought you the progress of the last five hundred years and brought the law abiding community and society into fruition. A system that saved millions from starvation and gave hope to the world of a better way of life and future. What monsters would throw all that away for their own self enrichment and selfish self interests? The political Left of course – it’s always the political Left – From the pact made by the National Socialist Labour party of Germany (The Nazis) and Stalin’s murderous communist tyranny to the Maoist CCP take over of the Democrat Party in America. The threat has never been more pertinent or more real.

Source: Patrick Byrne: China Is Taking Us Out From Within | ZeroHedge

 

Have a guess why marxist teachers are reluctant to teach the historical lessons of the last century?

It’s because their favoured ideology caused all of the death, and all of the chaos, and all of the carnage during the 20th century. It was brought to you through the idealistic ramblings of a demented, mentally ill man called Karl Marx, who was enabled and assisted by the useless Liberal son of a Mega- Rich Industrialist, (Friedrich Engels) Sound familiar?

Marx was a man who hated religion more than anything else and believed fervently in racial purity. A man who proposed that millions must die to purge the system and create a newer, better ideological society. A message that Hitler took to its extreme – as many socialists would claim post war. A message that Mao Zedong exemplified with 100 million brutal murders. A message that Stalin put into practice with a campaign of killing that dwarfed anything Hitler cooked up. Now we’re here again and that’s why there are no longer any excuses. The US people must stand up and fight or the free world could be gone.

The Soviet Story

Jan 6, 2021 was a date that will be regarded as as important in human history as July 4, 1776.

So I write this in an attempt to wake up the last of the waverers. Your time is now and the human family really needs you to see sense. We fight for the future. The evil ones think they have it in the bag. They’re wrong. Misguided. Under the spell of demons. President Trump is the last man standing in the fight against tyranny and he will never quit. Stand by this President as he has stood up for you, or suffer at the hands of some sadistic societal reject in a concentration camp. It’s really that simple.

HH

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Exclusive: Guido Fawkes Joins the New World Order | Gossip

Another one bites the dust.

Guido Fawkes joins the New World Order and immediately takes aim at their most feared opponents, James Delingpole, ‘Covid Skeptics’ and the fearless leader himself, Donald J Trump.

The reason for this insanity when his audience is mainly made up of Trump Supporters, ‘Covid Skeptics’ and Delingpole readers is anyone’s guess. 

Talk about shitting on your own doorstep!

It looks like Guido has been channeling Mat Drudge in his political conversion but we’re a little more skeptical, he’s obviously been handed a big bag of bitcoin.

Read on at your dismay as another one signs up with the deep state…


James Delingpole Urges 86 Year-Old Father Not to VaccinateThere is a noticeable overlap between people who believe that Covid is some kind of hoax and is really only a flu-like virus, that Biden “stole” the US election, and those loudly rejecting covid vaccination. What drives that belief system is distrust of government and authority. Naturally a lot of people on the libertarian right are instinctively distrustful of government and resent the loss of liberty we are suffering around the world as a result of the pandemic. In Britain, some on the libertarian right are now making common cause with the likes of David Icke and Piers Corbyn.

At the epicentre of this worldview in Britain is the Breitbart columnist James Delingpole, who today is publicly urging his 86 year-old father to reject being vaccinated. James tweets all day that Trump is going to win the presidency in a couple of weeks because he has a surprise up his sleeve, rants against vaccinations and a globalist conspiracy – supposedly centred around the World Economic Forum based in Davos and the Trilateral Commission. Bill Gates features heavily in the conspiracy because his philanthropy funds global vaccination efforts.

Some of Guido’s below-the-line commenters think Delingpole is right. Their beliefs are reinforced by their social media filter bubble, frenzied sharing of dubious charts that support their case, cherry picked research and even photos of allegedly empty NHS staff car parks. They are, according to polling, a very small minority of the public and they need to be won over to the reality of the situation and de-radicalised.

That won’t be done by criminalising their dissent as Keir Starmer advocates, it won’t be done by insulting them, it will be done by convincing them that our liberties will be returned to us in a matter of months when this pandemic is defeated. It will be done by the evidence of their own eyes convincing them that the vaccine safely immunises people. In the meantime let’s hope that Delingpole senior stays safe…

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Source: James Delingpole Urges 86 Year-Old Father Not to Vaccinate – Guido Fawkes

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Brits Are Refusing To Take The Vaccine And It’s Glorious | Gossip

In true Churchillian style, the British people are sticking two fingers up to the Globalist’s population control tyranny and are refusing to take the Covid vaccine in large enough numbers to concern the cabal.

It’s not really dystopian.

You can bring a horse to water…

In the latest insane propaganda drive, The Sun newspaper recruits useful TV idiots, Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan to bolster the desperate roll-out of this experimental vaccine.

Matt Hancock is not a dick.

 

“The vaccine appears to be the only way out of this desperate situation”

Top BBC Virtue Signalling Hypocrite, Garry Lineker

 

 

“I urge everyone to support – and if they can, sign up and participate”

British Army defamer and phone hacker, Piers Morgan

 

 

As Globalist owned Big Pharma and their duplicitous governments go full-chairman Mao in their drive to sterilise and depopulate the planet, the ordinary clued up citizens of these budding tyrannies are saying,

 

“WTF! I ain’t taking a poison vaccine.”

 

Stab and go…

Capitulating Corporations: Ryanair, JAB & GO!

Slogans like ‘Jab and Go’ and ‘Jabs Army’ are probably the most insulting and revolting uses of low IQ targeted propaganda during the whole of this desperate vaccine debacle.

A campaign run out by the likes of the BBC, Sky News, and The Sun newspaper – three organisations that hate Britain and hate its people even more – and headed up by the two biggest pricks on Twitter, Gary Lineker and Piers Morgan, of shallower men you’ll never glimpse.

Despite what you might hear on the State News and the State Proxy News services, the great majority of the British people aren’t interested in taking an unnecessary, possibly harmful, experimental vaccine. Especially when… the virus may be less harmful than the cure.

 

Also we are yet to hear whether Bill Gates, Gary Lineker, Piers Morgan or Matt Hancock have actually taken the vaccine. Cough.

 

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Source: The Sun on Twitter: “Tomorrow’s front page: ‘Join our Jabs Army’

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Developers of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Tied to UK Eugenics Movement | unlimitedhangout.com

 

The Nazis Are Hiding In Plain Sight | The Void

 

On April 30th, AstraZeneca and Oxford University announced a “landmark agreement” for the development of a COVID-19 vaccine. The agreement involves AstraZeneca overseeing aspects of the development as well as manufacturing and distribution while the Oxford side, via the Jenner Institute and Oxford Vaccine Group, researched and developed the vaccine. Less than a month after this agreement was reached, the Oxford-AstraZeneca partnership was awarded a contract from the US government as part of Operation Warp Speed, the public-private COVID-19 vaccination effort dominated by the US military and US intelligence.

Though the partnership was announced in April, Oxford’s Jenner Institute had already begun developing the COVID-19 vaccine months before, in mid-January. According to a recent BBC report, it was in January that the Jenner Institute first became aware of how serious the pandemic would soon become, when Professor Andrew Pollard, who works for both the Jenner Institute and heads the Oxford Vaccine Group, “shared a taxi with a modeler who worked for the UK’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies.” During the taxi ride, “the scientist told him data suggested there was going to be a pandemic not unlike the 1918 flu.” Due to this sole encounter, we are told, the Jenner Institute then began to pour millions into the early development of a vaccine for COVID-19 well before the scope of the crisis was clear.

For much of 2020, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine was treated as an early front-runner, though its lead would later be marred by scandals related to its clinical trials, including the death of participants, sudden trial pauses, the use of a problematic “placebo” with its own host of side effects and the “unintentional” mis-dosing of some participants that skewed its self-reported efficacy rate.

The significant issues that emerged during trials have provoked little concern from the vaccine’s two lead developers, despite critical attention from even mainstream media of its complications. The lead developer of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Adrian Hill, told NBC on December 9th that the experimental vaccine should be approved and distributed to the public before the conclusion of the safety trials, saying,”to wait for the end of the trial would be the middle of next year. That’s too late, this vaccine is effective, available at large scale and easily deployed.”

Sarah Gilbert, the other lead researcher on the vaccine, seemed to believe that pre-mature safety approval was likely, telling the BBC on December 13 that the chances of rolling out the vaccine by the end of the year are “pretty high.” Now, the UK is expected to approve the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine shortly after Christmas, with India also set to approve the vaccine next week.

While the controversies surrounding the vaccine’s trials did ultimately undermine its previous frontrunner status, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine remains heavily promoted as the vaccine of choice for the developing world, as it is cheaper and has much less complicated storage requirement than its main competitors, Pfizer and Moderna.

Earlier this month, Dr. Richard Horton, the editor-in-chief of the Lancet medical journal, told CNBC that “The Oxford AstraZeneca vaccine is the vaccine right now that is going to be able to immunise the planet more effectively, more rapidly than any other vaccine we have” in large part because it is a “vaccine that can get to lower middle-income countries.” CNBC also quoted Andrew Baum, global head of health care for Citi Group, as saying that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine “is really the only vaccine that is going to suppress or even eradicate SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the many millions of individuals in the developing world.”

In addition to longstanding claims that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will be the vaccine of choice for the developing world, this vaccine candidate has also been treated by several outlets in the mainstream and even independent media as “good for people, bad for profits” due to the partnership’s “explicit intention of supplying [the vaccine] around the world on a not-for-profit basis, meaning that the poorest nations on the planet will not have to worry about being shut out of a cure due to lack of funds.”

However, investigation into the vaccine’s developers and the realities of their “no-profit pledge” reveals a very different story than that which has been spun for most of the year by corporate press releases, experts and academics tied to the vaccine and the mainstream press.

For instance, mainstream media has had little, if anything, to say about the role of the vaccine developers’ private company – Vaccitech – in the Oxford-AstraZeneca partnership, a company whose main investors include former top Deutsche Bank executives, Silicon Valley behemoth Google and the UK government. All of them stand to profit from the vaccine alongside the vaccine’s two developers, Adrian Hill and Sarah Gilbert, who retain an estimated 10% stake in the company. Another overlooked point is the plan to dramatically alter the current sales model for the vaccine following the initial wave of its administration, which would see profits soar, especially if the now obvious push to make COVID-19 vaccination an annual affair for the foreseeable future is made reality.

Yet, arguably most troubling of all is the direct link of the vaccine’s lead developers to the Wellcome Trust and, in the case of Adrian Hill, the Galton Institute, two groups with longstanding ties to the UK Eugenics movement. The latter organisation, named for the “father of eugenics” Francis Galton, is the re-named UK Eugenics Society, a group notorious for its promotion of racist pseudoscience and efforts to “improve racial stock” by reducing the population of those deemed inferior for over a century.

The ties of Adrian Hill to the Galton Institute should raise obvious concerns given the push to make the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine he developed with Gilbert the vaccine of choice for the developing world, particularly countries in Latin America, South and Southeast Asia and Africa, the very areas where the Galton Institute’s past members have called for reducing population growth.

In the final instalment of this series on Operation Warp Speed, the US government’s vaccination effort, and race, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine’s ties to Eugenics-linked institutions, the secretive role of Vaccitech, and the myth of the vaccine’s sale being “non-profit” and altruistically motivated are explored in detail.

GlaxoSmithKline and the Jenner Institute

The Edward Jenner Institute for Vaccine Research was initially established in 1995 in Compton in Berkshire as a public-private partnership between the UK government, via the Medical Research Council and the Department of Health, and the pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline. Following a “review by the [institute’s] sponsors,” it was relaunched in 2005 in Oxford under the leadership of Adrian Hill, who—prior to that appointment—held a senior position at the Wellcome Trust’s Centre for Human Genetics. Hill, the lead developer of the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine, still leads a research group at Wellcome aimed at “understand[ing] the genetic basis of susceptibility to different infectious diseases, especially. . . severe respiratory infections,” which conducts most of its studies in Africa. The UK’s Medical Research Council has also become a collaborator with the Wellcome Trust, specifically on vaccine-related initiatives. The Wellcome Trust, discussed at greater length later in this article, was originally created with funding from Henry Wellcome, who founded the company that later became GlaxoSmithKline.

Hill’s partner at the Jenner Institute and the other co-developer of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine is Sarah Gilbert. Gilbert also hails from the Wellcome Trust, where she was a “program director,” and is a student of Hill’s. Together, Gilbert and Hill have worked to position the institute to be the centre of all future vaccination efforts undertaken in response to global pandemics.

Professor Sarah Gilbert at Oxford, Photo by John Cairns

The Jenner Institute’s relocation to Oxford was largely facilitated by the Medical Research Council, which donated £1.25 million between 2005 and 2006, after the decision was made to replace the institute’s original sponsors (GlaxoSmithKline, the Medical Research Council, the Department of Health) with the University of Oxford and the Institute for Animal Health, now called the Pirbright Institute. The involvement of Pirbright meant that the relaunched Jenner Institute became unique in developing vaccines for both humans and livestock.

The relaunched Jenner Institute has come to dominate publicly funded vaccine development in the UK as well as the testing of vaccines produced by the world’s largest pharmaceutical companies via clinical trials and has overseen prominent safety trials for vaccines of high media interest in recent years. Some of the Jenner Institute–conducted trials later draw controversy, such as those using South African infants in 2009 in which seven infants died.

An investigation conducted by the British Medical Journal found that the Hill-led Jenner Institute had, in the South African instance, knowingly misled parents about the negative results of and questionable methods used in animal studies as well the vaccine being known to be ineffective. The vaccine in question, an experimental tuberculosis vaccine developed jointly by Emergent Biosolutions and the Jenner Institute, was scrapped after the controversial study in infants confirmed what was already known, that the vaccine was ineffective. The trial, largely funded by Oxford and the Wellcome Trust, was subsequently praised as “historic” by the BBC. Hill, at the time the study was conducted, had a personal financial stake in the vaccine.

Similar instances of dodgy practices in efficacy trials and the effects of increased dosages have led vaccine experts to criticise the COVID-19 vaccine developed by Hill and Gilbert. Hill and Gilbert hold a considerable financial stake in the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. While the vaccine reportedly has an efficacy of over 90 percent, those figures—often cited in mainstream reports—are self-reported by the vaccine’s developers and manufacturers (i.e., the Oxford team and AstraZeneca), which is significant given that Hill and other Jenner Institute scientists have previously been caught manipulating trial results to benefit a vaccine product in which they were personally invested.

The prominence of the Jenner Institute in vaccine development and testing has largely come through Hill’s additional leadership role at the UK’s Vaccines Network, which chooses what vaccines to develop, how to develop them, and which firms should receive “targeted investments” from the UK government. The Vaccines Network also plays a key role in identifying “what vaccine technologies could play an important role in future outbreaks.” Two of the main backers of the UK’s Vaccines Network are the Wellcome Trust and GlaxoSmithKline.

Unsurprisingly, the Vaccines Network has steered many millions of pounds toward the Hill-run Jenner Institute, with completed projects including a “plug and display” virus-like particle platform for rapid-response vaccination. Also funded by the Vaccines Network were the Jenner Institute’s initial studies of novel chimpanzee adenovirus vaccines for coronavirus (in this case, MERS), the same viral vector used for the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine. In addition to the Vaccines Network, the Jenner Institute also coordinates the efforts of the EU’s Vaccines Network equivalent, MultiMalVax.

Professor Adrian Hill at the Jenner Institute, Photo by John Cairns

The Jenner Institute also has a close relationship with GlaxoSmithKline and the Italian biotech Okairos, which was acquired by GlaxoSmithKline in 2014. Soon after it was acquired, Okairos, and its new owner GlaxoSmithKline, became key players in the 2014 experimental Ebola vaccine push, an effort that mirrors the current COVID-19 vaccine development rush in many key ways. The rushed safety trials for that vaccine were overseen by Adrian Hill and the Jenner Institute and funded by the UK government and the Wellcome Trust. GlaxoSmithKline and Okairos are the only firms represented on the Jenner Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board.

The Jenner Institute, along with GlaxoSmithKline-Okairos and a small French biotech called Imaxio, have been developing an experimental malaria vaccine since 2015, with human trials of that vaccine announced on December 12, 2020. Those trials will be conducted on 4,800 children in Africa over the course of 2021, in many of the same countries where Hill’s research group at the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics has been studying genetic susceptibility to several diseases. “A lot more people will die in Africa this year from malaria than will die from Covid,” Hill recently said in regard to the soon-to-begin trials.

Currently, the Jenner Institute is funded by the Jenner Vaccine Foundation, but the foundations documents note on several occasions a considerable influx of money from Wellcome Trust Strategic Awards. A “special review panel” from the Wellcome Trust actually lobbied the Jenner Institute to apply for further “strategic core funding” from the trust after visiting the institute and appraising its work. The Jenner Institute frames its funding from Wellcome as the key guidance behind its development decisions, which are made “based on the successful model of Wellcome Trust Strategic Award support.”

The Jenner Institute’s foundation, however, is not the only source of income for its lead researchers. Hill and Gilbert have been working to commercialise many of the institute’s vaccines through their own private company, Vaccitech. Though media reports often describe the vaccine as being a joint effort between AstraZeneca and the University of Oxford, Vaccitech is a key stakeholder in that partnership, given that the vaccine candidate relies on technology developed by Hill and Gilbert and owned by Vaccitech. A deeper look into Vaccitech offers a clue as to why the company’s name has been absent from nearly all media reports on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, as it demolishes the much-touted claim that the vaccine is “nonprofit” and offered at low cost for charitable reasons.

Vaccitech: doing well by doing “good”?

The official reason Sarah Gilbert and Adrian Hill created Vaccitech in 2016 per The Times is because “Oxford’s researchers [are] encouraged to form companies to commercialise their work.” Vaccitech, like other “commercialised” Oxford research enterprises, was spun out of the Jenner Institute via the university’s commercialisation arm, Oxford Science Innovations, which is currently Vaccitech’s largest stakeholder at 46 percent. Hill and Gilbert are reported to maintain a 10 percent stake in the company.

The largest investor in Oxford Science Innovations, and by extension one of the largest shareholders in Vaccitech, is Braavos Capital, the venture-capital firm started in 2019 by Andrew Crawford-Brunt, Deutsche Bank’s long-time global head of equity trading at its London branch. Through its stake in Oxford Science Innovations, Braavos owns about 9 percent of Vaccitech.

Prior to COVID-19, Vaccitech’s main focus, especially last year, was the development of a universal vaccine for the flu. Vaccitech’s efforts in this regard were praised by Google, which is also invested in Vaccitech. At the same time, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation was funding research to develop a universal flu vaccine, reportedly because the field of influenza vaccinology was not yet able “to design a flu vaccine that would protect broadly against the strains of flu that infect people every winter and those in nature that could emerge to trigger a disruptive and deadly pandemic,” according to a STAT News report from last year. The Gates Foundation effort originally partnered with Google’s cofounder Larry Page and his wife Lucy.

To fully finance Hill and Gilbert’s Vaccitech, and specifically its quest to develop a universal flu vaccine, Oxford Science Innovations sought £600 million from “outside investors,” chief among them the Wellcome Trust and the venture-capital arm of Google, Google Ventures. This means that Google is poised to make a profit from the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine at a time when its video platform YouTube has moved to ban COVID-19 vaccine–related content that shines a negative light on COVID-19 vaccines, including the Oxford-AstraZeneca candidate. Other investors in Vaccitech include Sequoia Capital’s Chinese branch and the Chinese pharmaceutical company Fosun Pharma. In addition, the UK government has put an estimated £5 million into the company and is also expected to make a return on the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine.

Vaccitech’s homepage showing company co-founders Adrian Hill and Sarah Gilbert. From vaccitech.co.uk

Information on the profit motive behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine has been muddied due to the extensive media promotion of the claim that Hill and Gilbert will not be collecting royalties on the vaccine and that AstraZeneca is not making a profit off the vaccine. However, this is only true until the pandemic is “officially” declared over, and the virus is labeled a persistent or seasonal condition that will require the mass administration of COVID-19 vaccines at regular intervals and possibly annually. Sky News reported that the determination of when the pandemic is over “will be based on the views of a range of [unspecified] independent bodies.” At that point, both Vaccitech and Oxford will obtain royalties from AstraZeneca’s sales of the vaccine.

Those tied to the vaccine have been at the centre of promoting the idea that the COVID-19 vaccine will soon become an annual affair. For instance, in early May, John Bell—an Oxford medical professor and an “architect” of the Oxford-AstraZeneca partnership—told NBC News, “I suspect we may need to have relatively regular vaccinations against coronaviruses going into the future,” adding that the vaccine would likely be needed every year like the flu vaccine. NBC News failed to note that the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine in which Bell is involved stands to significantly benefit financially if that does come to pass.

More recently, Bell told The Week that, “should there prove to be a market for regular vaccinations against coronavirus in the future, ‘there is some money to be made.’” Such sentiments have been echoed by Pascal Soriot, the CEO of AstraZeneca, who told Bloomberg last month that the company stood to make a “reasonable profit” once the pandemic was declared over and COVID-19 deemed a seasonal illness requiring regular vaccinations. On this matter, Vaccitech’s CEO, Bill Enright, stated that Vaccitech investors would receive a “big chunk of the royalties from a successful vaccine as well as ‘milestone’ payments” if and when the pandemic is declared over and COVID-19 vaccines become a seasonal event.

Vaccitech, in particular, appears quite certain that this possibility is slated to become reality. For all subsequent iterations of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, Vaccitech will reacquire a much larger percentage of rights to the vaccine, rights it is currently splitting with Oxford for the first iteration. Sky News has noted that the technology that Vaccitech owns “could drive the second generation of COVID-19 vaccines” and that it “has [already] received £2.3 million of public funding to develop it.”

US government officials such as Anthony Fauci have also signaled that the COVID-19 vaccine will require annual shots. Notably, the government, through Health and Human Service’s BARDA, has poured over $1 billion into the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine development. In addition to government officials, several recently published mainstream media reports have claimed that the “expert” consensus “seem[s] to be leaning toward an annual shot like the flu vaccine” with regards to the COVID-19 vaccine. For instance, Dr. Charles Chiu, a professor of infectious diseases at the University of California–San Francisco, recently told Salon, “This may end up being a vaccine that’s not a one-time thing or even a two-time thing. . .it may end up being what we call either a seasonal vaccine, or vaccine that needs to be administered every couple of years.”

Such hints about an annual COVID-19 vaccine from 2021 onwards have recently become commonplace from the leading COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers themselves. For instance, on December 13th, Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla was quoted by the Telegraph as saying, “How long this [vaccine] protection lasts is something we don’t know … I think it is a likely scenario that you will need periodical vaccinations.” Pfizer also recently issued a statement that noted that “we don’t know how the virus will change, and we also don’t know how durable the protective effect of any vaccination will be,” adding that its vaccine would be suitable “for repeated administration as booster shots” in the event that the vaccine only induces an immune response for a few months.

Then, this past Tuesday, Moderna released information that suggested immunity from its COVID-19 vaccine would only last several months, with Forbes writing that “the duration of neutralising antibodies from the Moderna vaccine will be relatively short, potentially less than a year,” an outcome that would favour the push for an annual COVID-19 shot. The developer of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Ugur Sahin of BioNTech, also stated on Tuesday that “The virus will stay with us for the next 10 years…We need to get used to the fact there’ll be more outbreaks.” He later added that “if the virus becomes more efficient…we might need a higher uptake of the vaccine for life to return to normal,” implying that these regular outbreaks he foresees occurring over the next ten years would be correlated with increased vaccine administration.

Quotes from the developers of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine themselves also point to a pandemic-dominated future and a desire for the crisis to be prolonged so that the vaccine can be widely distributed. Gilbert told the UK Independent in August that she believes COVID-19 is just the beginning and that COVID-like pandemics will become more frequent in the near future. The Jenner Institute vaccine team seems so determined to create the COVID vaccine that, in June, Hill was quoted by the Washington Post in June as stating that he wanted the pandemic to stick around, saying, “We’re in the bizarre position of wanting COVID to stay, at least for a little while. But cases are declining.” He also stated that his team was in “a race against the virus disappearing.”

With the vaccine developers, “medical experts,” government officials, and the CEOs of major vaccine manufacturers all agreeing that a seasonal COVID-19 vaccine is an increasingly likely outcome, it is worth considering a possible ulterior motive regarding the initial “nonprofit” model being used by the Jenner Institute/Vaccitech and AstraZeneca for their joint COVID-19 vaccine.

Given that vaccine guidance in several countries states that each dose of the multi-dose COVID-19 vaccine must be produced by the same manufacturer as previous doses, the implication is that in the event of a need for periodic COVID-19 vaccine variants, those who initially received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine would likely be required to receive that same “brand” of vaccine seasonally. In other words, those who initially received the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine would likely be required, not just to receive a second dose of the same “brand,” but continue receiving that same “brand” of vaccine every year. Notably, no interaction studies have yet been conducted on the interactions between the COVID-19 vaccines and other medications as well as other vaccines.

If this turns out to be the case, it would certainly behoove the Oxford-Vaccitech-AstraZeneca team to want their vaccine to be the most widely used one in the first year in order to guarantee the largest market for subsequent annual COVID-19 vaccines. This could be a possible motive behind the efforts of the Oxford-AstraZeneca partnership “to supply the entire world with the Oxford jab” and to supply the vaccine “to the most vulnerable groups to COVID-19.” This vaccine has already been purchased, even before regulatory approval, by governments around the world, including in Europe, North America, Australia and most Latin American countries.

The Wellcome Trust

Adrian Hill currently holds a senior position at the Wellcome Trust’s Centre for Human Genomics. The Wellcome Trust is a scientific charity based in London, established in 1936 with funds from pharmaceutical magnate Henry Wellcome. As previously mentioned, Wellcome founded the pharmaceutical company that eventually became the industry giant GlaxoSmithKline. Today, the Wellcome Trust has a $25.9 billion endowment and engages in philanthropic endeavours, including funding clinical trials and research.

Hill has been closely tied to Wellcome for decades. In 1994, he participated in the founding of the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics and was awarded a Wellcome Trust Principal Research Fellowship the following year. He became a Wellcome professor of human genetics in 1996.

The Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics website boasts of the large-scale genetic mapping they’ve conducted in Africa. The centre also publishes papers that explore genetic dispositions in relation to male fertility and “reproductive success.” The crossroads between race and genes is important in the centre’s work, as an entire working group at the centre, the Myers Group, is dedicated to mapping the “genetic impacts of migration events.” The centre also funded a paper that argued that so long as eugenics is not coercive it’s an acceptable policy initiative. The paper asks, “Is the fact that an action or policy is a case of eugenics necessarily a reason not to do it?” According to Hill’s page on the Wellcome Trust site, race and genetics have long played a central role in his scientific approach, and his group currently focuses on the role genetics plays in African populations with regard to susceptibility to specific infectious diseases.

The Wellcome Genome Campus, which houses the Wellcome Centre for Human Genetics, is located on the grounds of Hixton Hall, in Cambridgeshire, England.

Of even greater concern, last year Science Mag reported that Wellcome was accused by both a whistleblower and the University of Cape Town South Africa of illegally exploiting hundreds of Africans by “commercialising a gene chip without proper legal agreements and without the consent of the hundreds of African people whose donated DNA was used to develop the chip.” Jantina de Vries, a bioethicist at the University of Cape Town South Africa told the journal that it was “clearly unethical.” Since the controversy, other African institutions and peoples such as the indigenous Nama peoples of Namibia have demanded that Wellcome return the DNA it collected.

The Wellcome Centre regularly co-funds the research and development of vaccines and birth control methods with the Gates Foundation, a foundation that actively and admittedly engages in population and reproductive control in Africa and South Asia by, among other things, prioritising the wide-spread distribution of injectable long-acting, reversible contraceptives (LARCs). The Wellcome Trust has also directly funded studies that sought to develop methods to “improve uptake” of LARCs in places such as rural Rwanda.

As researcher Jacob Levich wrote in the Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, LARCs afford women in the Global South “the least choice possible short of actual sterilisation.” Some LARCs can render women infertile for as long as five years, and, as Levich argues, they “leave far more control in the hands of providers, and less in the hands of women, than condoms, oral contraceptives, or traditional methods.”

One example is Norplant, a contraceptive implant manufactured by Schering (now Bayer) that can prevent pregnancy for up to five years. It was taken off the US market in 2002 after more than fifty thousand women filed lawsuits against the company and the doctors who prescribed it. Seventy of those class action suits were related to side effects such as depression, extreme nausea, scalp-hair loss, ovarian cysts, migraines, and excessive bleeding.

Slightly modified and rebranded as Jadelle, the dangerous drug was promoted in Africa by the Gates Foundation in conjunction with USAID and EngenderHealth. Formerly named the Sterilisation League for Human Betterment, EngenderHealth’s original mission, inspired by racial eugenics, was to “improve the biological stock of the human race.” Jadelle is not approved by the FDA for use in the United States.

Another scandal-ridden LARC is Pfizer’s Depo-Provera, an injectable contraceptive used in several African and Asian countries. The Gates Foundation and USAID have collaborated to fund this drug’s distribution and introduce it into the health-care systems of countries including Uganda, Burkina Faso, Nigeria, Niger, Senegal, Bangladesh, and India.

Andrew Pollard, director of the Oxford Vaccine Group, where Hill’s Jenner Institute resides, is enmeshed with the Gates Foundation. His employer, the University of Oxford, has received $11 million for vaccine development research from the foundation over the past three years and $208 million in grants over the past decade. In 2016, the Gates Foundation gave $36 million to a team of researchers that was headed by Pollard for vaccine development. In addition, Pollard’s private laboratory is funded by the Gates Foundation. Given this, it should come as no surprise that the Global Alliance for Vaccine Initiative (GAVI), a public-private partnership founded and currently funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, plans to distribute the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to low-income, predominantly African and Asian, countries once it’s approved.

The Galton Institute: Eugenics for the Twenty-First Century

Both the Wellcome Trust and Adrian Hill share a close relationship with the most infamous eugenics society in Europe, the British Eugenics Society. The Eugenics Society was renamed the Galton Institute in 1989, a name that pays homage to Sir Francis Galton, the so-called father of eugenics, a field that he often described as the “science of improving racial stock.”

In the case of the Wellcome Trust, the Trust’s library is the guardian of the Eugenics Society historical archives. When the Wellcome Trust first set up its Contemporary Medical Archive Centre, the first organisational archive it sought to acquire was tellingly that of the Eugenics Society-Galton Institute. Wellcome’s website describes the Eugenics Society’s original purpose as “to increase public understanding of heredity and to influence parenthood in Britain, with the aim of biological improvement of the nation and mitigation of the burdens deemed to be imposed on society by the genetically ‘unfit’.” It also states the interests of the society’s members “ranged from the biology of heredity, a subject that developed rapidly during the first half of the 20th century, to the provision of birth control methods, artificial insemination, statistics, sex education and family allowances.” Lesley Hall, Wellcome’s senior archivist, has referred to Francis Galton, a racist eugenicist, as an “eminent late nineteenth century polymath” in her discussion of the Eugenics Society archive held at Wellcome.

A poster published by the Eugenics Society-Galton Institute in the 1930S, from the Wellcome Library

Several top governance positions at the former British Eugenics Society, now the Galton Institute, include individuals who originally worked at The Wellcome Trust, including the Galton Institute’s president Turi King. Dr. Elena Bochukova, a current Galton Council Member and Galton lecturer, previously worked under the direction of Adrian Hill at the Wellcome Trust Center for Human Genetics. The Galton Institute’s Senior Genetics Researcher, Dr. Jess Buxton, was previously a ‘genetics researcher’ at the Wellcome Trust and then went on to carry out independent research financed by Wellcome. Her research, which is particularly race oriented, includes creating the first genetic sequence map of a native Nigerian. Moreover, Adrian Hill himself spoke at the Eugenics Society-Galton Institute at the celebration of their 100th anniversary in 2008.

The Galton Institute publishes what they now call the Galton Review, previously titled the Eugenics Review, where various members of the self-proclaimed “learned society” publish papers focused on population issues, genetics, evolutionary biology, and fertility.

A look at early issues of the Eugenics Review shines a light on Galton’s original ambitions. In the 1955 issue titled “The Immigration of Colored People,” an author asks, “What will become of our national character, good workmanship etc. in the course of a few decades if this immigration of negroes and negroids continues unchecked?” The article ends with an appeal to readers to write their parliamentary representatives and urge them that in view of “racial betterment or deterioration” something must be done urgently to “check the present influx of africans”

Today, it appears that the Galton Institute continues to see the immigration of racial minorities into European cities as an unchecked threat. Mike Coleman, an Oxford professor of demographics and a fellow at the institute runs an anti-immigration organisation and advocacy group called MigrationWatch—whose mission is to preserve the European culture of the UK by lobbying the government to stem legal immigration and publishing data that supposedly demonstrates the biological and cultural threat of increasing immigration.

A 1961 issue of the Eugenics Review titled “The Impending Crisis” claims the function of the institute’s upcoming conference is “to honour Margaret Sanger” and describes the population crisis as “quantity threatening quality.”

Sanger, known as the “pioneer of the American birth control movement,” was a staunch advocate for promoting “racial betterment” and the key architect of the Negro Project, which she claimed “was established for the benefit of the coloured people.” But as medical ethics fellow at Harvard Medical School, Harriet Washington, argues in her book Medical Apartheid, “The Negro Project sought to find the best way to reduce the black population by promoting eugenic principals.” Sanger was an American member of the British Eugenics Society.

Another early member of the Galton Institute was John Harvey Kellogg, prominent business man and eugenicist. Kellogg founded the Race Betterment Foundation and argued that immigrants and nonwhites would damage the American gene pool. Yet another example is Charles Davenport, a scientist known for his collaborative research efforts with eugenicists in Nazi Germany and his contributions to Nazi Germany’s brutal racial policies, who was vice president of the Galton Institute in 1931.

Another more recent member of the Galton Institute was David Weatherall, for whom the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine at Oxford is named. Weatherall was a member of the Galton Institute when it was still named the Eugenics Society and he remained a member until his death in 2018. Weatherall, who was knighted by the British monarch in 1987 for his contributions to science, addressed the Galton Institute on numerous occasions and gave a senior lecture on genetics at the institute in 2014, of which no transcript or video is available. As an Oxford professor, Weatherall was Adrian Hill’s doctoral adviser and eventually his boss when Hill began working at the Weatherall Institute conducting immunogenic research in Africa. A key fixture of the Weatherall Institute of Molecular Medicine since its founding is Walter Bodmer, a former president of the Galton Institute.

While the Galton Institute has attempted to distance itself from its past of promoting racial eugenics with surface-level public relations efforts, it has not stopped family members of the infamous racist from achieving leadership positions at the institute. Emeritus professor of molecular genetics at the Galton Institute and one of its officers is none other than David. J Galton, whose work includes Eugenics: The Future of Human Life in the 21st Century. David Galton has written that the Human Genome Mapping Project, originally dreamt up by Galton’s former president Walter Bodmer, had “enormously increased . . . the scope for eugenics . . . because of the development of a very powerful technology for the manipulation of DNA.”

This new “wider definition of eugenics,” Galton has said, “would cover methods of regulating population numbers as well as improving genome quality by selective artificial insemination by donor, gene therapy or gene manipulation of germ-line cells.” In expanding on this new definition, Galton is neutral as to “whether some methods should be made compulsory by the state, or left entirely to the personal choice of the individual.”

Who gets the safest vaccines?

Considering the degree to which the players and institutions behind the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine (including the lead developer) are tied and connected to institutions that have been instrumental in the rise and perpetuation of racial eugenics, it’s concerning that this particular vaccine is being portrayed by scientists and media alike as the COVID-19 vaccine for the poor and the Global South.

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine sells at a fraction of the cost of its COVID-19 vaccine competitors—running between 3 and 5 dollars per dose. Moderna and Pfizer cost 25 to 37 dollars and 20 dollars per dose, respectively. As CNN recently reported, the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine will “be far easier to transport and distribute in developing countries than its rivals,” several of which require complicated and costly cold supply chains. When the Thomson Reuters Foundation asked several experts which COVID-19 vaccine could “reach the poorest soonest,” all declared a preference for the Oxford-AstraZeneca candidate.

There is also the added fact that a host of safety issues have come to surround the vaccine. Recently, on November 21, a forty-year-old participant in AstraZeneca’s clinical trial who lives in India sent a legal notice to the Serum Institute of India alleging that the vaccine caused him to develop acute neuroencephalopathy, or brain damage. In the notice, the participant said he “must be compensated, in the least, for all the sufferings that he and his family have undergone and are likely to undergo in the future.”

In response, the Serum Institute claimed the participant’s medical complications are unrelated to the vaccine trial and said it would take “legal action” against the brain-damaged participant for maligning the company’s reputation, seeking damages in excess of $13 million. “This is the first time I have ever heard of a sponsor threatening a trial participant,” Amar Jesani, editor of the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, said of the incident. The Serum Institute has received at least $18.6 million from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and has a deal with AstraZeneca to manufacture a billion doses of the vaccine.

Other manufacturers chosen by Oxford-AstraZeneca to produce their vaccine are also no strangers to controversy. For instance, their manufacturing partner in China, Shenzhen Kangtai Biological Products, has been at the center of controversy for years, especially after 17 infants died from its Hepatitis B vaccine in 2013. The New York Times cited Yanzhong Huang, a senior fellow for global health at the Council on Foreign Relations, as saying: “Imagine if a similar scandal is reported again in China…It’s not just going to undermine the confidence of the company manufacturing the vaccine, it’s also going to hurt the reputation of AstraZeneca itself and their vaccine, too.”

In another example, the manufacturing partner chosen to produce the vaccine in the US is the scandal-ridden company with ties to the 2001 anthrax attacks, Emergent Biosolutions. Emergent Biosolutions, previously known as BioPort, has a long track record of knowingly selling and marketing products that were never tested for safety and efficacy, including its anthrax vaccine BioThrax and its biodefense product Trobigard. The current head of quality control for Emergent Biosolutions’ lead manufacturing facility in the US has no expertise in pharmaceutical manufacturing and is instead a former high-ranking military intelligence official who operated in Iraq, Afghanistan and beyond.

The issues raised by their decision to partner with manufacturers with dark histories of product safety issues are compounded by the adverse reactions reported in the Oxford-AstraZeneca trials as well as the ways in which those trials have been conducted. In September, AstraZeneca was forced to pause its experimental COVID-19 vaccine trial after a woman in the UK developed a “suspected serious reaction” that the New York Times reported was consistent with transverse myelitis. TM is a neurological disorder characterized by inflammation of the spinal cord, a major element of the central nervous system. It often results in weakness of the limbs, problems emptying the bladder, and paralysis. Patients can become severely disabled, and there is currently no effective cure.

Concern over an association between TM and vaccines is well established. A review of published case studies in 2009 documented thirty-seven cases of TM associated with various vaccines, including hepatitis B, measles-mumps-rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, among others in infants, children, and adults. The researchers in Israel noted, “The associations of different vaccines with a single autoimmune phenomenon allude to the idea that a common denominator of these vaccines, such as an adjuvant, might trigger this syndrome.” Even the New York Times article on the AstraZeneca trial pause notes past “speculation” that vaccines might be able to trigger TM.

In July, an Oxford-AstraZeneca trial participant developed symptoms of TM, and the vaccine trial was paused at that time. An “independent panel” ultimately concluded the illness was unrelated to the vaccine, and the trial continued. Yet, as Nikolai Petrovsky from Flinders University told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation, these panels are typically made up of “biostatisticians and also medical representatives from the sponsor drug company running the trial.” Then, in October, a trial participant in Brazil died, though in that case, AstraZeneca suggested that the person was part of the control group and thus hadn’t received the COVID-19 vaccine.

According to Forbes, the AstraZeneca vaccine was ineffective at stopping the spread of coronavirus in their animal trials. All six monkeys injected with AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine became infected with the disease after being inoculated. All the monkeys were put to death, which means that it will remain unknown whether those monkeys would have suffered other adverse effects.

Another concern is that trial administrators gave the trial control group (for both human and animal trials) Pfizer’s Nimenrix, a meningitis vaccine, as opposed to a saline solution, which is regarded as the gold standard for controls because researchers can be sure the saline solution won’t cause any adverse reactions. Using Pfizer’s meningitis vaccine as the control placebo allows AstraZeneca to downplay any adverse reactions in its COVID-19 vaccine group by showing that the control group suffered adverse reactions as well. “The meningitis vaccine in the AstraZeneca trial is what I would call a ‘fauxcebo,’ a fake control whose real purpose is to disguise or hide injury in the vaccine group,” said Mary Holland, general counsel at Children’s Health Defense.

Eugenics under another name

Despite these safety concerns and clinical trial scandals, close to 160 countries have purchased the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine, and now reports are suggesting that India, the country with the second largest population on Earth, is likely to approve this vaccine by next week.

As documented here, while the vaccine may be heralded as “vital for lower-income countries,” the Oxford-AstraZeneca project is no mere philanthropic pursuit. Not only is there a significant profit motive behind the vaccine, but its lead researcher’s connection to the British Eugenics Society adds another level of warranted scrutiny.

For those encountering stories of eugenicists, it’s common to dismiss such activity as that of “conspiracy theories.” However, it’s undeniable that several prominent individuals and institutions that remain active today have clear ties to eugenicist thinking, which was not so taboo just a few decades ago. Unfortunately, this holds true for the individuals and institutions associated with the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID vaccine, who, as demonstrated in this article, immerse themselves in studies of race science and population control – primarily in Africa while working closely with institutions that have direct and longstanding links to the worst of the Eugenics movement.

As this series has shown, there are many concerns regarding the points where race and the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in the US and abroad intersect, both publicly and privately. Part I of this series raised questions about the policy-shaping role of the Johns Hopkins Centre for Health Security, which suggested that the US government make COVID-19 vaccines available to ethnic minorities and the mentally challenged first. Part II explained how in order to allocate COVID-19 vaccines in the US, health agencies are using a program created by Palantir, a company with a record of helping the US agencies target ethnic minorities through immigration policy and racist policing.

Furthermore, there are plans in place to exercise what could reasonably be described as economic coercion to pressure people to “voluntarily” get vaccinated. Such coercion will be obviously be more effective on poor and working communities, meaning communities of colour will be disproportionately affected as well.

Considering these facts, and the case for scrutinising the safety of Oxford-AstraZeneca’s “affordable” vaccine option made above, any harm caused by vaccine allocation policy in the US and beyond is likely to disproportionately affect poor communities, especially communities of colour.

As such, the public should take all vaccine rollout policy with a grain of salt, even when they come cloaked in language of inclusion, racial justice, and public health preservation. As the co-founder of the American Eugenics Society (later renamed “Society for the Study of Social Biology”) Frederick Osborn put it in 1968, “Eugenic goals are most likely to be attained under a name other than eugenics.”

Source: Developers of Oxford-AstraZeneca Vaccine Tied to UK Eugenics Movement – unlimitedhangout.com

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