‘It is difficult to get a man to understand something, when his salary depends on his not understanding it.’
- Upton Sinclair
Bloomberg and various news outlets recently reported that a South African laboratory study warned a new strain of the Covid-19 virus “could” emerge and “could cause worse illness than the current predominant omicron strain.”
This story is not so much a cautionary tale against a pending pathogenic event as it is an illustration of an extensive propaganda apparatus that seeks to keep the public in a constant state of hysteria for the express purpose of enriching powerful entities and subjugating the populace.
The reader is forewarned that this version of the C19 virus in South Africa “could”, “might”, “may” be worse than the original omicron.
You can never be too certain of the lurking dangers in the ever shifting landscape of Virus Mania, I suppose.
The headline reads, “Next Covid-19 Strain May be More Dangerous, Lab Study Shows”, telling us all once again and always – be afraid – be very afraid.
Omitted from this narrative is the fact that the initial incarnation of omicron was deemed, by the South African Health Minister, to be of little concern.
But that’s not the most revealing story behind the story.
Who produced the study?
What laboratory housed the research?
Where is that lab located?
And who funds all of the above?
With minimal parsing and a routine following of bread crumbs we find that the answer to all of those questions takes us straight to influential, monied interests- namely the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (Gates Foundation).
The study itself was “led by Alex Sigal at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa.”
In the ‘Acknowledgements’ section it is noted that- “this study was supported through an award by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF) – Award INV-018944 (AS).” AS being shorthand for Alex Sigal the recipient of the award.
In the very next sentence titled, ‘Competing Interests’, it is noted that “AS received an honorarium for a talk given to Pfizer employees.”
The imagination need not wander too far to see where Mr. Sigal’s allegiances lie.
Alex Sigal’s laboratory is located on the grounds of The Africa Health Research Institute (AHRI) in Durban. Recently AHRI has received multiple grants from BMGF including: $4,129,787 in September 2020, $4,993,284 in August 2021, $6,765,215 in August 2021 and $1,026,734 in November 2021,
Knowing that Bill Gates has bragged about his 20-1 return on investments in organizations that ostensibly aim towards “increasing access to vaccines” one would be forgiven for wondering whether Mr. Sigal is a researcher or more of an employee of Mr. Gates and if AHRI is in fact a research institute or part marketing department, part beachhead, for the Gates Foundation as it seeks to reap profits from the African vaccine market and send a message to the rest of the world.