If you’ve been demanding answers about how your government guided the Covid-19 pandemic response, you’ve been asking the wrong questions.

According to a years-long journalistic investigation by Politico journalists in the US and Europe as well as the German outlet WELT, the right question is, “Who exactly was guiding the pandemic response, globally and in western nations?”

Spoiler: It wasn’t the western governments. 

The report begins with the premise that governments in the west were caught unprepared by the pandemic, which is odd in the US considering the billions of taxpayer dollars that have been spent on pandemic preparedness ever since the World Economic Forum and their corporate partners began pushing pandemic preparedness as a government imperative since the early 2010s.

While it’s difficult to find the historic thought leadership and position papers from the WEF partners and professional services giants, it’s not impossible. Indeed, a 2013 article from The World Bank (yes, you read that correctly) entitled, “Pandemic Risk,” summarizes the lead up to the role non-governmental organizations have played in pandemic preparedness prior to Covid-19: 

“We have some idea what might happen if, in the face of other pressing global challenges, we divert our focus from making systemic improvements in public health and veterinary services — and that prospect is frightening. We must continue to help countries develop essential human and institutional capacity. We must ensure that authorities have the resources to fulfill the responsibilities they have to their citizens, and to the world as signatories to the International Health Regulations and OIE International Standards for Animal Diseases." ‒ World Bank address to a ministerial conference on responses to pandemic threat, 2008 

“Even though we can't compute the odds for threats like bioterrorism or a pandemic, it’s important to have the right people worrying about them and taking steps to minimize their likelihood and potential impact. …….…. But bioterrorism and pandemics are the only threats I can foresee that could kill over a billion people.”  ‒ Microsoft Corporation Chairman Bill Gates, 2011 

“The real problems are setting up the delivery systems that can not only protect people from the diseases of today but the diseases of tomorrow.” ‒ World Bank Group President Dr. Jim Yong Kim, 2012 

“Preparedness, including for potential pandemics, requires coordination and management of complex relationships across different sectors and between international, national, and local actors. We must work together in support of all societies as they prepare – in ways that reflect the interests of all people for whom preparations are being made. A community-based One Health approach is essential for reducing the risks to people that emerge at the interfaces between animals, humans, and ecosystems.” ‒ UN System Influenza Coordinator David Nabarro, 2013

Now consider “Event 201” which occurred months before the “outbreak” of Covid-19. 

We’ve long maintained that the WEF is for politicians that want to be bought and bad actors that want to buy politicians. But as we have been covering on Conservatve Daily Podcast this week, the public/private partnerships embraced at the WEF provide the critical infrastructure required to execute their dystopian agenda. 

Considering the lead up to the 2020 pandemic, here is the premise of the Politico article published yesterday:

“When Covid-19 struck, the governments of the world weren’t prepared. From America to Europe to Asia, they veered from minimizing the threat to closing their borders in ill-fated attempts to quell a viral spread that soon enveloped the world. While the most powerful nations looked inward, four non-governmental global health organizations began making plans for a life-or-death struggle against a virus that would know no boundaries.”

As we’ve already shown, the plans for pandemic response were already well in place prior to “when Covid-19 struck.” It’s surprising that Politico would publish this piece but stop short of connecting the very public dots that preceded it. The piece continues: 

“What followed was a steady, almost inexorable shift in power from the overwhelmed governments to a group of non-governmental organizations, according to a seven-month investigation by POLITICO journalists based in the U.S. and Europe and the German newspaper WELT. Armed with expertise, bolstered by contacts at the highest levels of Western nations and empowered by well-grooved relationships with drug makers, the four organizations took on roles often played by governments — but without the accountability of governments.”

“Inexorable” is a big word that means “impossible to stop.” The train left the station. The cat was out of the bag. The genie was out of the bottle. The NGOs were driving the US government’s response to the pandemic. And the governments were impotent to stop them. 

Which NGOs? This is the best part:

“The four organizations had worked together in the past, and three of them shared a common history. The largest and most powerful was the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, one of the largest philanthropies in the world. Then there was Gavi, the global vaccine organization that Gates helped to found to inoculate people in low-income nations, and the Wellcome Trust, a British research foundation with a multibillion dollar endowment that had worked with the Gates Foundation in previous years. Finally, there was the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations, or CEPI, the international vaccine research and development group that Gates and Wellcome both helped to create in 2017.”

Remember when the media painted Bill Gates as a hero for leaving Microsoft and vowing to give away half of his wealth through his Foundation? So benevolent.

Here are the key takeaways from the Politico article:

  1. The NGO spent almost $10 billion on Covid since 2020.
  2. They gave $1.4 billion to the WHO for a program that failed to achieve its original benchmarks.
  3. The NGO leaders (Gates et al) had unprecedented access to the highest levels of governments and spent $8.3 million to lobby lawmakers and officials.
  4. Officials from the U.S., EU and representatives from the WHO rotated through these four organizations as employees.
  5. They promised equity and failed - developing nations were left out.
  6. They protected Big Pharma’s stranglehold on intellectual property.

They planned the response for over a decade. The swooped in early – indeed McKinsey issued a white paper in just May of 2020 entitled, “The Path to the Next Normal,” which prepared business leaders to take on an enhanced role in pandemic response. This laid the groundwork for businesses to enforce the vaccine mandates and other unconstitutional policies on behalf of the US government – before we even had vaccines. 

We have to give props to Politico for publishing the piece, even though they failed to publish the pre-pandemic preparatory materials of the same players they’re spotlighting. It’s a forward looking article, and tells part of the story convincingly:

“Now, critics are raising significant questions about the equity and effectiveness of the group’s response to the pandemic — and the serious limitations of outsourcing the pandemic response to unelected, privately-funded groups. ‘I think we should be deeply concerned,’ said Lawrence Gostin, a Georgetown University professor who specializes in public-health law. ‘Putting it in a very crass way, money buys influence. And this is the worst kind of influence. Not just because it’s money — although that’s important, because money shouldn’t dictate policy — but also, because it’s preferential access, behind closed doors.’”

Gostin said it best: Money buys influence. And this is the worst kind of influence. 

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