Monday 11th of December 2023

gone batty.....

US drugmaker Pfizer admitted on Friday that it “engineered” treatment-resistant variants of Covid-19 in order to test its antiviral medicine. The admission partially backs up earlier claims by an executive with the company who told an undercover reporter that Pfizer was deliberately “mutating” the virus to “preemptively develop new vaccines.”

In a statement posted on its website, Pfizer said that it “has not conducted gain of function or directed evolution research,” referring to the practice of amplifying a virus’ ability to infect humans and the process of selecting ‘desirable’ traits of a virus to reproduce, respectively.

However, the pharma giant said that it combined the spike proteins of new coronavirus variants with the original strain in order to test its vaccines, and that it created mutations of the virus to test Paxlovid, its antiviral drug.

“In a limited number of cases…such virus may be engineered to enable the assessment of antiviral activity in cells,” the company said, adding that this work was carried out in a secure laboratory. The work also sought to create “resistant strains of the virus,” it added, describing a process commonly understood as being ‘gain of function’ research.





post-covid capers.....

By Robert Cuffe & Rachel SchraerBBC News 

More than 650,000 deaths were registered in the UK in 2022 - 9% more than 2019. 

This represents one of the largest excess death levels outside the pandemic in 50 years.

Though far below peak pandemic levels, it has prompted questions about why more people are still dying than normal.

Data indicates pandemic effects on health and NHS pressures are among the leading explanations. 

 Is it Covid?

Covid is still killing people, but is involved in fewer deaths now than at the start of the pandemic. Roughly 38,000 deaths involved Covid in 2022 compared with more than 95,000 in 2020.

We are still seeing more deaths overall than would be expected based on recent history. The difference in 2022 - compared with 2020 and 2021 - is that Covid deaths were one of several factors, rather than the main explanation for this excess. 


Many suggestions have been put forward for why there have been about 22,500 more deaths between April and August than would normally be expected, but there is little agreement so far on the cause or causes. A spokesperson for the UK government’s Department of Health and Social Care, for example, says: “Analysis is ongoing, however early investigation suggests circulatory diseases and diabetes may be partly responsible for the majority of excess deaths.”

But Adrian Boyle, president-elect at the UK’s Royal College of Emergency Medicine doesn’t agree that conditions like this, potentially worsened by coronavirus lockdowns delaying routine appointments, are likely to be the cause. “It takes time to die from cancer, it takes time to die from heart failure,” he says. “These are all things that may have got worse during lockdown, but I’m not sure that is going to be driving the sudden and precipitous increase that we’ve seen in deaths this year.”

“The data suggest that it is very likely that something substantial is happening,” says Michael Murphyat the London School of Economics.

So, researchers are scrambling to figure out what is going on, with National Health Service (NHS) problems, an ageing population, heatwaves and a resurgence of covid-19 all also being mooted as possible causes for the sudden hike in deaths. The fear is that this trend could worsen in the winter when healthcare systems are typically under most pressure.









As a world-leading authority on virus evolution, Eddie Holmes wasn't surprised when COVID-19 first appeared.

Like many people who study the emergence of infectious diseases, Professor Holmes believes SARS-CoV-2 was an accident waiting to happen.

But in the years since he became one of the first people in the world to publicly share the SARS-CoV-2 genome, much of the way the virus has evolved has taken him by surprise.

"The level to which it's become more infectious is something that I would never have predicted," said Professor Holmes, a virologist at the University of Sydney. 

"It's extraordinary."

This week marks three years since the World Health Organization declared COVID-19 a global public health emergency.

In that time, the virus has spawned five variants of concern, each more transmissible or potent than the last.


been there done that....

Why no one is scared of new Covid variants

However benevolent their goals, Western governments have ruined the public’s trust with their attempts at narrative control

By Timur Fomenko, political analyst


In the past week, stories in the media have been warning about the latest Covid-19 variant, the latest in a long list. It doesn’t seem like people are listening anymore.

In the minds of much of the public, the pandemic is long over and is firmly a thing of the past. The last thing most people want is another trip down the rabbit hole of restrictions, lockdowns, masks and vaccinations, with the past few years having seriously undermined the credibility of governments and public trust in them to do the right thing. And Western governments no longer have the political will or interest to dare make unpopular decisions, even if some are sounding the alarm.

The pandemic in many respects was a turning point in government-public relations in Western countries, precisely because it was the first outbreak of such scale to occur in the age of mass social-media culture, where people, more connected than ever before, have the unrestricted capability to voice their own opinions, to hear the opinions of others, and with these to enact dissent against governments and their policies. The social-media era has already provided many significant challenges to state structures as it is, with Western governments scrambling to reassert a “narrative control” over their populations that they've since lost.

Social-media freedom has played a critical role in – if not outright caused – outcomes which have shocked elites, be it the election of Donald Trump in the US, or Brexit in Britain. Subsequently, Western ruling classes have increased censorship and narrative policing on social media platforms through denouncing viewpoints they don’t like as “misinformation” or even as malicious propaganda by foreign actors like China or Russia. The Covid-19 pandemic thus saw one of the most comprehensive censorship campaigns Western governments had ever undertaken (at least before that of the Ukraine conflict), especially when it came to those who sought to question or challenge the need for vaccines. Governments have tried to aggressively reassert narrative control, stomping out dissent against their views, broadcast by establishment media.

It would be foolish to deny that vaccines were important in combating the Covid-19 pandemic, even critical to saving lives, especially among the elderly and the vulnerable, but the manner in which this issue was conducted by governments has produced wholesale distrust in authority at large. That is not because vaccines are 'bad' but because people saw the profits being raked in by their Big Pharma producers, saw how aggressively governments were pushing for their implementation, and were skeptical as to whether the whole thing really served the “public interest.” In other words, the method (propaganda and censorship) defeated the objective (introducing vaccines to save lives).

Big Pharma, of course, refers to a group of multinational drug- and medicine-producing companies which wield enough political influence and connections to be able to steer the public narrative towards endorsing their own products and which therefore exerts a monopoly over the perceived solutions to a health crisis or problem. These companies profited wholesale over the pandemic and to some extent influenced government policies over the issue. But more specifically, the narrative was steered to argue that the vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna were the only ones you should use, with Chinese and Russian competitors often receiving targeted negative coverage.

Therefore, as it goes, public criticism of pandemic-related policies has grown because it is now more widely believed that these companies, armed with the media, exert “scaremongering” to fulfil their commercial goals. Combined with the influence of social media, this has created large-scale distrust, despite all evidence of how harmful and deadly the early forms of Covid were, especially for the sick and the elderly, and of the significant numbers of Covid-related deaths being reported to this day. As a result, continuing to sound alarm bells about new variants and the spread of the disease does more harm than good, because it reinforces perceptions that the media are attempting to scare populations with something that is not a real threat.

The pandemic has had a politically exhausting effect that also came with a choppy transition back to 'real' life. The public is not interested in making sacrifices again in the name of a disease that is already perceived to have 'gone away,' especially when it is believed there is an agenda behind doing so – not just Big Pharma’s but also one of power centralization, censorship and narrative-control by governments. The pandemic and the Ukraine conflict together have marked part of a shift whereby Western states have sought to reassert power lost during the social-media era, but have only achieved the opposite effect.







biolabs inc.


BY Seth Ferris


Those who have the sheer audacity, civilian, military whistleblower or journalists, “those  who are fool-hardy enough to expose the truth about US-funded biolabs” out of control science are usually labeled as conspiracy theorists and pay the price, sooner or later, including physical attacks, or are under threat of worse.

Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is risking it all on bioweapons, telling all, (34:20) so we could say he is basically signing his own death warrant, describing how the bioweapons arms race has been reopened under the American Patriot Act. He goes into detail about how every bioweapon needs a vaccine and the link to gain of function research.

In addition, he describes how vaccines and bioweapons are developed in tandem; at least if everything goes right, one will offset the other, which in theory is fine, but is seldom the case in real life.  In knowing and speaking with some of the original sources to the biolab stories in the former USSR, especially Georgia, in preparing, and who have direct access to supporting documents, it is now apparent, a “clear and apparent danger” is nigh.

That there is a nexus between offensive US military policies and purported public health interventions outside of the US, and these are nefarious at best.  Such projects are under the guise of public and animal health, and most of the public is totally naïve and unsuspecting of what they really are for.

But much of what Kennedy says is already known to our respondents, readers, and those who recount such claims, especially in terms of Ukraine, Georgia and the off shoring of bio weapons research. Those who share such stories are described as trolls, flunkies, and Kremlin tools and can be sanctioned by the US Treasury, which only adds to the veracity of their claims.

As described by the University of Maryland, the Anti-Georgian Nunn-Lugar campaign:

This is ALL KGB/FSB work, which makes use of dregs and lackeys:

  • Jeffrey Silverman, US resident in Tbilisi since 2001 (correction, it should be 1991).
  • Dilyana Gaytandzhieva, Bulgarian journalist § Igor Giorgadze and “fake” US patents alleging connections to the Nunn-Lugar lab, former Georgian Interior Minister and alleged coup/assassination plotter, resident in Moscow
  • The Russian “Fifth Column” in Georgia, open and very extensive: newspapers, TV stations, blogs, major political figures in exile in Moscow and in Tbilisi (former interim Prime Minister), pro-Russian political parties.

Too much history and too many ducks!

Too many ducks are lining up regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. On February 9, 2020, Newt Gingrich invited Daszak as a special guest along with Anthony Fauci on Newt’s World to discuss the coronavirus and how it could potentially evolve into a global pandemic.

As the for-hire media describes, Russian news stories about the Lugar lab rely heavily on “revelations” coming from one eccentric American living in Tbilisi, a certain Jeffrey Silverman, who says that the U.S. will make use of bioweapons developed in Georgia sooner or laterm as it has already with African Swine flu in Russia, Europe and China.

US government–Soros funded media site, Eurasianet, which he once worked for, describe him thus “Despite a lack of evident expertise or knowledge, Silverman is held up as a bona fide American whistle-blower in the Russian media”.

A Beautiful Mind!

“That lab is a time-bomb,” he intimated in an interview with Russian-based REN TV. So why would such a respectable independent media outlet as Eurasianet hire someone to write geopolitical articles lacking “evident expertise or knowledge?”

On March 23 of 2022, as described by the USAID and EU funded fact checking site, the pro-Kremlin channel Georgian TV Station “Obieqtivi” aired a story about the Richard Lugar Laboratory of Tbilisi. In this story, Bulgarian journalist Dilyana Gaytandzieva and American journalist Jeffrey Silverman described how that potentially dangerous research is being carried out involving Georgian and Ukrainian soldiers under the watch of the Lugar Laboratory in Georgia, while the laboratory itself is engaged in illegal activities, in violation of the 1972 bioweapons ban treaty.

In addition, in the story of March 23rd of last year, as described by the purported “fact-checker site” the suspicions regarding the Lugar Lab are being bolstered by the fact that the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs, Victoria Nuland, confirmed the existence of dangerous substances in the Ukrainian bio-laboratories.

Acting Deputy Secretary of State Victoria Nuland said, “Ukraine has biological research facilities, which, in fact, we are quite concerned that Russian troops, Russian forces, may be seeking to gain control of, so we are working with the Ukrainians on how they can prevent any of those research materials from falling into the hands of Russian forces should they approach.”

Jeffrey Silverman, Bureau Chief for VT, who first broke the story of bioweapons labs in Georgia and Ukraine, dating back more than 15 years ago, describes some of his materials, how he gained access to them and how they are being researched and shared with a wider audience.

These are confidential files, only a small part of a larger package of documents, and without sharing any identifying names and exact dates, or contract numbers, for the sake of confidentiality, and to protect confidential sources and his personal safety. He has already been attacked on several occasions related to his investigative work, and during the time he was working with the Georgian Human Rights Centre.

The VT Bureau Chief, in Tbilisi, has also given many interviews to the Georgian and Russian media in which he alleged that foreign contract workers at this American funded laboratory had been poisoned and hospitalized—with at least two dying. Their deaths were hidden by Georgian intelligence services, and local journalists were threatened into not reporting on the usual circumstances of their deaths.

As to the documents, Silverman describes what he has accessed over the years, and for self-protection, not from Georgian threats, but those linked to the US Embassy:  

“They came from someone working “directly or indirectly” with the Lugar Lab in Tbilisi, Georgia. This information is not openly available at this time without first getting access, it is closed insider information, and much of it is still under investigation. I highly suspect that the next weapon system of choice to be deployed in Ukraine against Russian and local defense forces will be bio agents, including those spread by animals and insects.”

Most of these projects, at least those that Silverman and his team of dregs and lackeys have access to,  are predominantly funded by the US government in cooperation with the CDC, Center for Disease Control, National Institute for Health, NIH, and other Flagship research institutions, including private companies and US-based universities (as listed in the documents), as well as DTRA, and USAID.

The files explain the research proposal, objectives, costs and the private contractors involved, including those from the  US and Turkey, and how participants will be selected. They further describe the inclusion and exclusion criteria, and how this will be voluntary, and it is hard to believe this when some of the test subjects are young recruits just starting their compulsory military service, and are under duress, and not capable of agreeing to informed consent.  

There is also information as to which specific diseases that will be studied, based on blood test results, and these same diseases, especially Anthrax, are of military importance for Georgia, Turkey and the United States.

Jeffrey Silverman, a freelance journalist, who has a background in biological and chemical weapons while training at a military base in the State of Kentucky, is a graduate of the University of Kentucky, with BS and MS degrees. He describes how he is using this treasure trove of documents to find out what is the “real” or alleged purpose of the proposal research, involving 1000 Georgian and 2,000 Ukrainian soldiers, mostly new recruits who had their blood drawn for purposed research purposes, or to test the prior resistance levels for gain of function bio agents.

He has also confirmed with staff at a military hospital in Gori, a regional town and birthplace of Stalin, that when they enter the military as part of their mandatory military service, these samples are mandatory. The claimed purpose of this research was to determine if proper medical procedures, research standards, and agreed protocols are being followed, and if the research project involved is actually as stated, and

  1. NOT for the purpose of “offensive military” application with the development of new strains of especially dangerous pathogens (EDPs) and is, …
  2. “As what was claimed” in the documents, only for peaceful civilian purposes.

Silverman further claims the real purpose of such a project, and the proposed research, is to “weaponize” new strains of especially deadly pathogens (ESPs) that naturally exist in this region. He bases such claims on his own military experience and scientific education.

He completedhis  academic work at the Patterson School of Diplomacy in his home state of Kentucky, including specific work in International Science and Technology Policy related to blood security and transfusion services, and this is how he was able to quickly understand how these documents support an “alleged” network of bioweapons programs, especially the blood testing component, and based on other documents that he has collected over the years as to what the US government is really doing in Georgia and other former Soviet Republics.

Grey Literature vs. Grey Zone 

Once I have confirmed the documents, and researched the proposed project, in collaboration with public health experts, I will write up my findings, and share these with the media: Firstly with the Georgian media, as I did with previous interviews, as this research project is in Georgia, and then … with the international media, including US, European, and Russian. Likely a press conference will be organized at various stages of the research review of the Grey Literature, and bioweapons development in the Grey Zone.

Much of what has already been published under his name can be found on the site of Veterans Today, an American military-intelligence journal, and he will give interviews with legitimate news media, mostly in Georgia.

Tip of the iceberg!

Virologist Vincent Racaniello interviewed British zoologist and president of EcoHealth Alliance Peter Daszak in a video that was originally taken on Dec. 9, 2019, three weeks before the Wuhan Municipal Health Commission announced an outbreak of a new form of pneumonia, virologist Peter Daszak was asked about his work at the nonprofit to protect the world from the emergence of new diseases and prediction of pandemics.

Since 2014, Daszak’s organization has received millions of dollars of funding from the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH), which has funneled funds to the WIV to carry out research on bat coronaviruses.

There are other suspects to investigate, including those who are in the shadows. Daszak was named by the World Health Organization as the sole U.S.-based representative on a team sent to investigate the origins of the COVID-19 pandemic, a team that also includes Marion Koopmans, Hung Nguyen, Fabian Leendertz, and Christian Drosten. This is more than coincidence, especially since many believe COVID is not naturally occurring, and if made in a lab, nature is not picking up where lab workers left off.

As one source describes, Dasak is not very honest and is the cover face, or poster boy, for disguising military research and experiments. He started out in zoology, e.g., a lizard loving kid, who studied reptiles and then was able to help his wife find a job at the CDC in Atlanta; he tagged along unemployed with her and “suddenly” got a job coordinating virus research among 7 USAID and DoD universities.

Coincidence or not,  Daszak described during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa in 2011, “Our research shows that new approaches to reducing emerging pandemic threats at the source would be more cost-effective than trying to mobilize a global response after a disease has emerged”.

As the NYTs reported, in October 2019, when the federal government “quietly” cut off funding to the ten-year-old program called PREDICT, operated by the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) emerging threats division, much to the dismay of  experts like Daszak, he was worried that shutting PREDICT down, could “leave the world more vulnerable to lethal pathogens like Ebola and MERS that emerge from “unexpected places, such as bat-filled trees, gorilla carcasses and camel barns.”

These disease sources can be considered as Red Herrings, and there is still great speculation that many of these Especially Dangerous Pathogens, or EDPs, were manipulated in labs, and not only one country may be involved.

Daszak said, “PREDICT was an approach to heading off pandemics, instead of sitting there waiting for them to emerge, and then mobilizing” in reaction. EcoHealth claims that it looks at the nexus between emerging viruses and how they affect public health, and what is underlying that … and it is claimed that “almost” all emerging diseases are linked to some underlying drivers, some cause that’s related to people:  travel and trade and building roads into forests around the world.

We have this unprecedented population growth. We’re doing things on the planet that we never used to do. We’re building roads into the remotest forests and what we do is we come into contact with wildlife species and pick up those artists. What we do at EcoHealth is to look at the relationship between people and animals, and the environment, and how that relates to pandemics and [then] we try and do something about it.

EcoHealth Alliance lost funding during the Trump administration, but can now proceed with its research — BUT supposedly under extensive restrictions.

It is worth noting that Peter Daszak, as described by Jeffrey Silverman and others, is THE key person when we talk about the origin of SARS2. Another expert who collaborates with investigating the role of military labs, and is active with a group of scientists who pursue the origin of such emerging diseases, describes Daszak as being the main culprit [in the midst of many suspicions], but who goes about pretending that his life’s work in the interest of humanity.

It is also interesting how the same person that is claimed “to have been involved in the development of gain of function killer viruses” was leading a WHO group in Wuhan and also a second group from the Lancet to investigate the origin of SARS/COVID.

But Daszak has very close ties with both Wuhan and the CCP, and a lot of other conflict of interest—even allegedly with some of the staff of the former South African bioweapons program that was tasked with targeting specific genotypes.

Republican Senator Rand Paul, from Kentucky, which Silverman also calls home, accused Antony Fauci, the highest-paid US government employee, (mainly because of being paid by the US Department of Defense as well)f, of “lying” when he claimed that NIH did not fund gain-of-function research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology.

But still, the WHO has appointed Peter Daszak in a purely political decision, and who “better”, to investigate the origins of Sars/COVID. Is this not akin to the fox guarding the chicken house? Fauci has basically been in charge of the US outsourced bioweapons development program, working with EcoHealth Alliance under the guise of animal and public health. And the two of them have a close collaboration in what they do best. The question remains, but for what? …, and it is hard to know if it is for the sake of humanity, or to bring about the end of civilization as we know it.