Department of Justice (DOJ) and 20 states file
antitrust charges against Microsoft.
Bill Gates steps
down from his position as Microsoft CEO, and Bill and Melinda
Gates launch their eponymous
Foundation (along with other partners) launches the Global
Alliance for Vaccines and Immunisation (GAVI), known today as
Gavi, the Vaccine Alliance. The foundation has given
$4.1 billion to Gavi over the past 20 years.
initially losing the antitrust lawsuit and appealing the
settles its case with the DOJ out of court.
University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (UNC) researcher Ralph
Baric publishes a "breakthrough
work" in gain-of-function research (studies that alter
pathogens to make them more transmissible or deadly, see Notes
above), describing the creation of a synthetic clone of a
China's Guangdong province reports the first case of "atypical
pneumonia" (later labeled as
of the Baric group illustrates how quickly a qualified team
of virologists can create a synthetic clone from a natural
virus, and therefore make genetic modifications to it.
paper by the Baric research group at UNC describes their
synthetic recreation of the "previously undescribed" SARS
2020, a scientist states,
of the Baric group illustrates how quickly a qualified team
of virologists can create a synthetic clone from a natural
virus, and therefore
make genetic modifications to it. Moreover, that was
back in 2003.
Today, a qualified laboratory can repeat those
steps in a matter of weeks."
approves the Public Readiness and Emergency Preparedness (PREP)
Act, which authorizes the Secretary of the Department of Health
and Human Services (HHS),
"to issue a
PREP Act Declaration... that provides
immunity from liability for any loss caused, arising out
of, relating to, or resulting from administration or use of
countermeasures to diseases, threats, and conditions
determined in the Declaration to constitute a present or
credible risk of a future public health emergency."
2009-present (and earlier):
The Bill & Melinda Gates
millions of dollars in global health funding to Imperial
College London; funding covers areas such as polio, HIV, family
planning, malaria, health care delivery, agricultural
development, information technology and "public awareness and
Foundation funds human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine trials in
India, administering the vaccine to 23,000 young girls in remote
Seven die and
approximately 1,200 suffer autoimmune conditions, fertility
disorders or other
severe reactions. Ethical violations include forged consent
forms and refusal of medical treatment for the injured girls.
Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and
Infectious Diseases (NIAID), goes on YouTube to declare that
serious adverse events for
the H1N1 influenza vaccine are "very,
very, very rare."
serious adverse events such as,
miscarriages, narcolepsy and
$10 billion in funding for the World Health Organization
(WHO) and announces "the Decade of Vaccines."
Senator and physician Tom Coburn calls out Dr. Fauci for
misleadingly touting "significant progress in HIV vaccine
research" - research that has ushered millions into NIAID's
scientists involved in AIDS research believe that an HIV
vaccine is further away than ever."
December 30: Dr.
Fauci promotes gain-of-function research on bird flu viruses,
arguing that the research is
worth the risk. The risks worry other "seasoned
20: Baylor College
researchers publish their evaluation of
four vaccine candidates for SARS, concluding that,
proceeding to application of a SARS-CoV vaccine in humans is
The 194 Member
States of the World Health Assembly
endorse the Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP), led by the
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation in collaboration with NIAID,
WHO, Gavi, UNICEF and others.
Dr. Fauci is one of
five members on the GVAP's Leadership Council.
Deborah Birx takes the helm of PEPFAR (the President's
Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief), which Dr. Fauci helped launch
(in 2003) and which benefits from generous Gates Foundation
Birx and Fauci are long-time allies, having worked
together during the early years of AIDS and sharing overlapping
Institutes of Health (NIH) director Francis Collins announces a
phase of cooperation" between NIH and the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation, including partnering for vaccine development.
President Obama, the NIH
halts federal funding for gain-of-function (GOF) research
(see Notes) and asks federally funded GOF researchers to "agree
to a voluntary moratorium."
hiatus applies to 21 studies,
anticipated to confer attributes to influenza, MERS, or SARS
viruses such that the virus would have enhanced
pathogenicity and/or transmissibility in mammals via the
allows 10 of the studies to
data and restrictions represent a crossroads of
[gain-of-function] research concerns; the potential to
prepare for and mitigate future outbreaks must be weighed
against the risk of creating more dangerous pathogens.
NIAID, under Fauci,
awards a five-year, $3.7 million grant to EcoHealth Alliance
(whose director gets credit on subsequent publications for "funding
acquisition" rather than scientific work) to conduct
gain-of-function studies on the "risk of bat coronavirus
Ten percent of
the award goes to the Wuhan Institute of Virology, which does
"the bulk of the
on-the-ground sample collection and analysis."
January: In a
public appearance, Bill Gates states,
taking things that are
genetically modified organisms and we're injecting them
into little kids' arms; we just shoot 'em right into the
UNC's Ralph Baric
is granted a patent for the creation of chimeric coronavirus
November 9: Baric
and the Wuhan Institute's Shi Zheng-Li (the leading GOF
coronavirus researcher in China)
publish what some refer to as "the
most famous gain-of-function virology paper" (in Nature
Medicine), describing their creation of a synthetic
data and restrictions represent a crossroads of GOF research
concerns; the potential to prepare for and mitigate future
outbreaks must be weighed against the risk of creating
more dangerous pathogens.
developing policies moving forward, it is important to
consider the value of the data generated by these studies
and whether these types of chimeric virus studies warrant
further investigation versus the inherent risks involved."
Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity
government-funded gain-of-function experiments [pose] a
significant threat to public health",
…researchers blame the Gates-funded polio vaccination
campaign for almost half a million cases of childhood
February 8: The
Modi administration in India
severs ties with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, after
researchers blame the Gates-funded polio vaccination campaign
almost half a million cases of childhood paralysis.
November 30: Shi
Zheng-Li and coauthors publish a paper in PLoS Pathogens
describing the creation of
eight new synthetic coronaviruses.
December 19: The
NIH and Dr. Fauci's NIAID
restore federal funding for gain-of-function research,
ending the moratorium that began in October 2014.
December 19: Dr.
Marc Lipsitch of the Harvard School of Public Health tells the
New York Times that the type of gain-of-function
experiments endorsed by Dr. Fauci's NIAID have,
almost nothing to improve our preparedness for
pandemics, and yet risked creating an accidental pandemic."
awards a six-year renewal grant of $3.7 million to EcoHealth
Alliance and the Wuhan Institute of Virology to continue
their gain-of-function studies on bat coronaviruses.
NIAID awards a
six-year renewal grant of $3.7 million to EcoHealth Alliance and
the Wuhan Institute of Virology to continue their
gain-of-function studies on bat coronaviruses.
The renewal is
quickly," receiving a "really extremely high priority for
14: Securities and
Exchange Commission (SEC) records show that the Bill & Melinda
Gates Foundation owns
5.3 million shares of Crown Castle International Corp.,
representing the Foundation's second largest tech holding after
Microsoft. Crown Castle dominates ownership of
5G infrastructure throughout the U.S., including cell
towers, small cell nodes and fiber.
October: A report
released by NBC News in May, 2020
"The analysis of commercial telemetry data in
Wuhan suggests the COVID-19 pandemic began earlier than
initially reported" and "supports the release of COVID-19 at the
Wuhan Institute of Virology."
NBC's May 8
"there was no cellphone activity in a
high-security portion of the Wuhan Institute of Virology from
Oct. 7 through Oct. 24, 2019, and that there may have been a 'hazardous event' sometime between Oct. 6 and Oct. 11."
6: On May 5, 2020,
British and French researchers
publish a study estimating that COVID-19 could have started
as early as October 6, 2019.
18-27: Wuhan hosts
the Military World Games ("Wuhan 2019"), held every four years.
More than 9,000 athletes from
over 100 countries compete.
The telecom systems for the
Athletes' Village constructed for the event are powered by 5G
technology, "showcas[ing] its infrastructure and technological
18: The Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum and the Johns
Hopkins Center for Health Security convene an invitation-only
"tabletop exercise" called
Event 201 to map out the response to a hypothetical global
General practitioners in northern
Italy start noticing a "strange
Vaccine scientists attending the WHO's Global Vaccine Safety
major problems with vaccine safety around the world.
Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)
report the development of a "novel way to record a patient's
vaccination history," using smartphone-readable nanocrystals
called "quantum dots" embedded in the skin using microneedles -
this work is
funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Chinese officials inform the WHO about a
cluster of "mysterious pneumonia" cases. Later, the
South China Morning Post reports that it can trace the
first case back to
Hotez of Baylor College … tells a Congressional Committee
that coronavirus vaccines have always had a "unique
potential safety problem"
identify a "novel" coronavirus.
10: China makes
genome sequence of the new coronavirus publicly available.
11: China records
first death attributed to the new coronavirus.
20: The first
U.S. coronavirus case is reported in Washington State.
23: Shi Zheng-Li
releases a paper reporting that the new coronavirus is
96% identical to a strain that her lab isolated from bats in
30: The WHO
declares the new coronavirus a "global
31, 2020: A group
of Indian scientists publishes a
study finding HIV sequences in the 2019-nCoV coronavirus.
The scientists withdraw the study within 24 hours, presumably
under some pressure.
Sixty-seven year-old scientist Dr. Frank Plummer, head until
2015 of Canada's level-4 National Microbiology Laboratory,
dies under mysterious circumstances while in Nairobi, Kenya.
During the SARS outbreak in the early 2000s, Plummer told the
New York Times that
60% of "probable" and "suspected" SARS cases had failed the
test needed to confirm a link between coronavirus and SARS:
it is the entire explanation for SARS I am just not sure yet."
February 4: With
just 11 people in the U.S. who are confirmed to have COVID-19,
HHS issues a
Declaration, published on March 17 in the Federal Register,
that places the new coronavirus under the umbrella of the 2005
PREP Act, making medical countermeasures (including vaccines)
immune from liability.
February 5: Bill
and Melinda Gates announce
$100 million in funding for coronavirus vaccine research and
French and Canadian scientists publish a paper about the new
coronavirus describing an
"important" anomaly - 12 additional nucleotides - not
observed in previous coronaviruses.
They suggest that the
distinct feature "may provide a gain-of-function... for
efficient spreading in the human population."
February 11: The
WHO gives the disease thought to be caused by the new
a name: "COVID-19." WHO's Director-General explains,
to find a name that did not refer to a geographical location, an
animal, an individual or group of people, and which is also
pronounceable and related to the disease."
Moderna, Inc. sends the first batch of its
experimental coronavirus vaccine, mRNA-1273, to its research
Moderna stock shares trade
February 29: The
U.S. reports its
first COVID-19 death.
5: Dr. Peter Hotez
of Baylor College (who has previously tried to develop a SARS
vaccine) tells a Congressional Committee that coronavirus
vaccines have always had a "unique
potential safety problem" - a "kind of paradoxical immune
6: President Trump
$8.3 billion emergency coronavirus spending package, much of
which "directly benefit[s] the
10: Dr. Paul Offit
of the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia expresses
concerns about the push to "rush [a vaccine] through,"
particularly in the absence of "any history of making a
10: The Bill &
Melinda Gates Foundation, Wellcome and Mastercard commit $125
million to identify, assess, develop and scale up COVID-19
treatments, forming the
COVID-19 Therapeutics Accelerator.
The $50 million in Gates
Foundation funding is part of the $100 million in COVID-19
funding announced by Gates on February 5.
11: The WHO
declares COVID-19 a
13: Bill Gates
steps down from the Boards of Microsoft and Berkshire
Hathaway to "dedicate more time to philanthropic priorities."
16: Neil Ferguson
of Imperial College London, scientific advisor to the UK
government, publishes his computer simulations warning that
there will be
over two million COVID-19 deaths in the U.S. unless the
country adopts "intensive and socially disruptive measures."
16: Dr. Fauci
tells Americans that they must be prepared to "take
more drastic steps" and "hunker down significantly" to slow
the coronavirus's spread.
16: NIAID launches
Phase 1 trial in 45 healthy adults of the mRNA-1273
coronavirus vaccine co-developed by NIAID and Moderna, Inc.
trial skips the customary step of testing the vaccine in
animal models prior to proceeding to human trials.
17: The Nation
publishes an analysis covering
conflicts of interest in the Gates Foundation's charitable
"close to $2 billion in tax-deductible
charitable donations to private companies," including
GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), and "close to $250 million in charitable
grants... to companies in which the foundation holds corporate
stocks and bonds," including Merck, GSK, Sanofi and other
A critic states that the foundation
"created one of the most problematic precedents in the
history of foundation giving by essentially opening the door for
corporations to see themselves as deserving charity claimants at
a time when corporate profits are at an all-time high."
bioweapons expert Dr. Francis Boyle repeats earlier statements
that the purpose of Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) labs such as the
Wuhan Institute of Virology,
"is the research, development,
testing and stockpiling of offensive biological weapons" and
that the new virus is a "weaponized" SARS coronavirus that
leaked out of the Wuhan BSL-4 lab.
announces significant funding for a company, EarthNow, that
will blanket Earth with $1 billion in video surveillance
24: Bill Gates
announces significant funding for a company, EarthNow, that will
blanket Earth with $1 billion in
video surveillance satellites.
announces that it is acquiring
Affirmed Networks, a company focused on 5G and "edge
26: Dr. Fauci
editorial in the New England Journal of Medicine
(with senior NIAID official H. Clifford Lane and CDC director
Robert Redfield), stating that,
"the overall clinical
consequences of Covid-19 may ultimately be more akin to those of
a severe seasonal influenza," with a case fatality rate of
Trump signs the
$2 trillion CARES Act into law.
Health Defense publishes its
video and article, "Dr. Fauci and COVID-19 priorities:
therapeutics now or vaccines later?" Shortly thereafter,
deactivates CHD's account with no advance notice and no
violation of Mailchimp's rules.
Trump extends nationwide social distancing guidelines until
31: White House
coronavirus advisors Dr. Deborah Birx and Dr. Fauci cite models
showing a potential
100,000 to 240,000 coronavirus deaths,
"even if the country
keeps stringent social distancing guidelines in place."
describes social distancing and lockdowns as "inconvenient" but
"the answer to our problems."
2: Bill Gates
states that a coronavirus vaccine "is the
only thing that will allow us to return to normal."
reports that Moderna's CEO has become an
overnight billionaire after the company ended 2019 with a
6: Dr. Fauci
describes a COVID-19 vaccine as a "showstopper" and states, "I
hope we don't have so many people infected that we actually
9: Dr. Fauci
states that the U.S. death toll from the coronavirus "looks more
60,000 [range]," adding the "models are really only as good
as the assumptions that you put into the model."
Gates-funded Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
115 COVID-19 vaccines are in the pipeline.
publishes "Gates' globalist vaccine agenda: a win-win for
pharma and mandatory vaccination."
publishes "Here's why Bill Gates wants indemnity… Are you
willing to take the risk?"
15: Bill Gates
pledges another $150 million to coronavirus vaccine development
and other measures. He states, "There are
seven billion people on the planet. We are going to need to
vaccinate nearly every one."
announces up to
$483 million in funding from the Biomedical Advanced
Research and Development Authority (BARDA) to speed up the
mRNA-1273 vaccine's development.
18: Professor Luc
Montagnier, recipient of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Medicine for
his discovery of HIV, appears on French television and states
that SARS-CoV-2 has been "manipulated" to include "added sequences" from HIV.
Professor Montagnier asserts
that this "meticulous" insertion could only have been carried
out in a laboratory.
Others raise similar questions about the origins of
18: News outlets
report that the country's first coronavirus tests are
ineffective due to
CDC lab contamination and the CDC's violation of its
State announces plans to have a 1,500-person
contact tracing team in place by mid-May.
issue a preprint reporting "direct evidence" of
at least 30 different SARS-CoV-2 genetic variants.
23: News outlets
report that American billionaires' wealth
increased by 10% during the first few months of COVID-19.
Health Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. publishes "The
Bill Gates effect: WHO's
DTP vaccine killed more children in Africa than the diseases
24: The NIH
cancels the funding awarded to EcoHealth Alliance and the
Wuhan Institute of Virology for gain-of-function research on
coronaviruses (funding awarded continuously since 2015). The NIH
and Dr. Fauci decline to comment.
27: Former FDA
head Scott Gottlieb (now with Pfizer) and former
Medicare/Medicaid official Andy Slavitt urge the Trump
administration to dedicate $46 billion to
contact tracing and isolation.
28: A Newsweek
"Dr. Fauci backed controversial Wuhan lab with U.S.
dollars for risky coronavirus research."
Fauci does not respond
to requests for comments.
publishes a story about President Trump's "Operation Warp
Speed," a planned pharmaceutical-government-military
shrink the development time for a coronavirus vaccine.
30: Bill Gates
"the world will be able to go back to the way things
almost every person on the planet has been vaccinated
Gates also states that,
need to expedite their usual drug approval processes in order to
deliver the vaccine to over 7 billion people quickly."
30: Dr. Fauci
states that it is "doable" to have
hundreds of millions of doses of a coronavirus vaccine
available by January 2021.
Inglesby (director of the Johns Hopkins Center for Health
Security), discussing gain-of-function research, states that,
"laboratory systems are
not infallible, and even in the greatest laboratories of the
world, there are mistakes."
Representative Bobby Rush of Illinois introduces the
TRACE Act ("HR 6666: COVID-19 Testing, Reaching, and
The conspicuously vague Act would
allocate $100 billion to CDC-hired entities for contact tracing
and "other purposes," including family separation. (See also May
Bill Gates pledges
another $50 million toward COVID-19, for a total of
$300 million in commitments.
states that the U.S. will have a coronavirus vaccine
by the end of 2020.
British and French
publish "Emergence of genomic diversity and recurrent
mutations in SARS-CoV-2," suggesting that the recurrent
mutations detected "may indicate ongoing adaptation of
SARS-CoV-2 to its novel human host."
resigns from the UK government's Scientific Advisory Group
for Emergencies (SAGE) after flouting his own social distancing
The married lover with whom Ferguson has his trysts works
"loosely connected with Bill Gates, through the
World Economic Forum."
Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. publishes "Redfield
and Birx: can they be trusted with COVID?"
software engineer (ex-Google) pronounces Neil Ferguson's
COVID-19 computer model "unusable
for scientific purposes."
New York governor Andrew Cuomo announces that the state will
partner with "visionary" Bill Gates to restructure education
by placing "technology at the forefront."
Cuomo appoints former
Google CEO Eric Schmidt to lead a blue-ribbon committee for this
Critics push back, describing past
Gates-Foundation-funded educational fiascos that amassed
"detailed personal information about millions of students" in
Insider reports that
over 33 million Americans have filed for unemployment over
the seven-week period since COVID-19 restrictions began.
NPR reports that
44 states and the District of Columbia have plans to deploy a
contact tracing workforce of
over 66,000 workers.
releases a private report describing an unconfirmed shutdown of
the Wuhan Institute of Virology in
Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and Dafna Tachover
(director of CHD's "Stop 5G and Wireless Harms Project")
publish "The brave new world of
Bill Gates and Big Telecom."
UK chief medical officer Dr. Chris Whitty (an insider who has
received millions in malaria research funding from the Gates
Foundation and who endorses
stigma as a useful public health intervention) states that
COVID-19 is "harmless
to [the] vast majority."
researchers report that "SARS-CoV-2 is uniquely adapted to
infect humans, raising important questions as to whether it
arose in nature by a rare chance event or whether its origins
might lie elsewhere."
announces that it is acquiring UK-based
Metaswitch Networks "to expand its Azure 5G strategy."
The House passes
the 1,815-page, $3 trillion
HEROES Act ("Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency
Solutions Act"), sneaking in portions of the TRACE ACT that
$75 billion to the CDC for "coronavirus testing, contact
tracing and isolation measures."
interim results from the Phase 1 trial of its mRNA-1273
The company reports that
three out of 15 healthy participants (20%) experienced Grade
3 systemic adverse events following a second dose.
Manual defines Grade 3 as "severe or medically significant but
not immediately life-threatening; hospitalization or
prolongation of hospitalization indicated; disabling; limiting
interim results from Moderna's Phase 1 trial of its mRNA-1273
vaccine - co-developed with NIAID - Dr. Fauci states:
warn that there's also
the possibility of negative consequences, where certain
vaccines can actually enhance the negative effect of the
After describing its interim Phase 1 results as "promising,"
shares of Moderna stock soar 25%, closing at a "record
The company's stock has gained 241% since the
beginning of 2020.
Defense Chairman Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.
publishes "How Bill
global messaging and censorship."
announces its new supercomputer intended to create
"human-like" artificial intelligence.