ALL THE WORLD’S A STAGE - Building a ‘New Normal’: Preparations & COVID War Games - 1953-2019

Michael B-C

Ambassador
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FOTCM Member
I thought I’d share this with members. It’s a timeline I’ve assembled of notable events centred upon narrative and infrastructure creation heading towards destination COVID 19 ‘pandemic’. I had considered posting it in either the Coronavirus Timeline or The Programming is Complete threads as they clearly overlap but it possibly deserves its own place.

The further out from 2011 one goes, the more gaps appear, as I started this merely as a way to chart the build-up of exercises and structural manoeuvres that really took off post 9/11 – but I have included some bits and pieces of further context stretching back to the 50s. Of course there are many, many more markers on the highway that could be added, for all roads lead to Rome it seems and as James Corbett put it so well, everything is connected with some form of singularity always in sight.

To some extent, my work over the past 18 months has been an attempt to articulate these connections:
All of the pieces of the puzzle are there, already laid out on the table. The public just has to be shown how to put them together.

I’ve broken the table up into digestible chunks over several consecutive posts. For those interested, the current draft of the whole resource is available for download as a pdf at the bottom of the final 2019 section.

Anyhow, I hope you find a few surprises or previously unknowns in here and it will be ‘fun’ to add more to the list as members fill in some of the narrative construction blanks.


1953 - 1990

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1953The Impact of Science on Society
written by Bertrand Russell

Diet, injections and injunctions will combine from a very early age to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities considered desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if we are all miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.”

1954‘La technique ou l'enjeu du siècle’ (‘The technique, or the challenge of the century’) written by Jacques Ellul

Translated into English and published as The Technological Society’ in 1964
Ellul pens a dire warning to humanity; that it is not technology alone that will see the enslavement of mankind but the driving accompanying, mind-set of the ‘technique’ (technocracy) that transcends all forms of ideology and renders man nothing more than the determinist value of inputs v outputs.

Ellul explores the subtle below sight transformation of human society by appearing to be simply ‘there’, apparently part of reality — whilst explaining how, in fact, they are in truth elements of an entirely different reality, slowly constructing itself in our midst. He explores how these apparently diverse elements come together into a single entity, which might be called the defining quality - or perhaps ‘quantity’ - of our modern societies. He calls it ‘the civilisation of technique’.

‘Rights mean nothing to a mankind surrounded by techniques. It is our responsibility to study man's situation vis-à-vis techniques and not vis-à-vis some no longer existent force… Technique has rendered traditional democratic doctrines obsolete.’

1968The Population Bomb written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich


Predicted worldwide famine in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth.

196920-03Transcript of Dr Lawrence Dunegan’s taped reminiscencesOff-the-record remarks by ‘Illuminati’ Insider, Dr Richard Day, 20 March 1969. This agenda includes the elimination of swathes of humanity by promoting ill health and spurious medical treatments, while at the same time suppressing effective treatments for disease and deliberately introducing man-made pathogens such as AIDS into the human genepool.


197022--4Earth Day establishedThe seeds that grew into the first Earth Day were planted by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. An ardent conservationist and former two-term governor of Wisconsin, Nelson had long sought ways to increase the potency of the environment as a political issue.

1972 Limits to Growth
The Club of Rome
A Report for THE CLUB OF ROME'S Project on the Predicament of Mankind. In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,' or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet.


Survival of Spaceship Earth

Commissioned for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.
First released in 1972 in preparation for the then-upcoming Earth Summit in Stockholm put together by Maurice Strong, the consummate Rockefeller-backed oil millionaire-cum-environmentalist. It was then exhumed in 1992 and given The Golden Girls intro treatment in preparation for the second Earth Summit taking place in Rio that year.

The propaganda machine was well underway convincing people overpopulation is the biggest problem threatening planet earth. The environmental movement and those behind it is the biggest threat. They want an 80% reduction in C02 which requires a huge drop in population numbers. What's not sustainable...you!

197410-12
National Security Study Memorandum
NSSM 200
The classified study was adopted as official US policy by US President Gerald Ford in November 1975. It was declassified in the early 1990s. The study falsely claimed that population growth in the so-called Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) was a grave threat to U.S. national security. It talked about food control genocide.

“The Food Issue’ is not conjecture. Our food supply has been turned into a weapon against us all.” The NSSM 200 outlined a covert plan to reduce population growth in those countries through birth control, and also, implicitly, war and famine.

1981FebCIA Director, William-Casey, White House Briefing, 1981
(Source Barbara Honegger who was in attendance)
“We'll know our disinformation program is complete
when everything the American public believes is false.”

“Future Life”

Published in French as "L'Avenir du Futur" and later translated into English, was written by Michel Salomon and features an interview with Jacques Attali senior adviser to French President, Francoise Mitterrand.

Jacques Attali was the first head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1991-1993. In 2009, Foreign Policy recognized him as one of the top 100 "global thinkers" in the world. He is a long-time member of the World Economic Forum.

“...as soon as a person gets to be older than sixty or sixty-five, and his productivity and profitability begin to slip, he costs society dearly…. Actually, from the viewpoint of the cost to society, it is much more preferable that the human machine abruptly stops functioning than that it deteriorate very gradually."

“I don’t believe in Orwellianism, because it’s a form of technical totalitarianism with a visible and centralised “Big Brother”. I believe rather in implicit totalitarianism with an invisible and decentralised “Big Brother”. These machines for monitoring our health, which we could have for our own good, will enslave us for our own good. In a way, we will be subjected to gentle and permanent conditioning…”

 

Michael B-C

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
1991 - 2001

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
1991The First Global Revolution The Club of RomeThe First Global Revolution is a book written by Alexander King and Bertrand Schneider, and published by Pantheon Books in 1991. The book follows up the earlier 1972 work-product from the Club of Rome titled The Limits to Growth. The book's tagline is A Report by the Council of the Club of Rome. The book was intended as a blueprint for the 21st century putting forward a strategy for world survival at the onset of what they called the world's first global revolution.

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"In searching for a common enemy against whom we can unite, we came up with the idea that pollution, the threat of global warming, water shortages, famine and the like, would fit the bill. ... The real enemy then is humanity itself."

199331-03Vision 21: Interdisciplinary Science and Engineering in the Era of Cyberspace

Cosponsored by the NASA, Lewis Research Center and the Ohio Aerospace Institute

Westlake, Ohio, March 30-31, 1993
Vernor Vinge introduces the term “technological singularity” and predicts a cataclysmic change in human society resulting from the construction of superintelligent agents by 2023:

Within 30 years, we will have the technological means to create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era will have ended.’ Vernor Vinge


1997Going Dark – a 24 year long financial coup d’état beginsA wide ranging 2021 interview in which Catherine Austin Fitts describes how by 1997 the elites had ‘given up on the country; they’re moving all the money out, starting in the fall’ a decision driven by the aging population and the calls in the future that would be required on the pensions and healthcare system to maintain heathy living standards in the west. From fiscal year 1998 (starting Oct 1997) a policy of draining the financial system of resources – both through accountancy fraud and a deregulated wealth transfer – led to over €4 trillion going missing from the US DOD alone by 2001 (even when Donald Rumsfeld informed the Senate the day before 9-11 that €2.5 trillion was missing from the Pentagon budget, he lied!). This process accelerated after the financial crisis of 2008, reaching an accounted sum of €21 trillion by 2020 from just two departments – DOD and Housing & Urban Development.

As this sum is all that can be reliably tracked and only two departments, the figure in reality is undoubtedly much, much higher – possibly as much as €70 trillion. In Nov 2018 The Trump administration along with both houses and both parties enacted a secret agreement - Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Statement 56: Classified Activities - to effectively enable the state to take all US Government books dark and off-limits to public scrutiny (see 2018).

200122-06Dark Winter – Bioterrorism Exercise

Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Johns Hopkins Center for Civilian Biodefense Studies
Analytic Services, Inc., (ANSER)

Funding:
General Dennis Reimer, Memorial Institute for the Prevention of Terrorism (MIPT)
The Dark Winter exercise, held at Andrews AFB, Washington, DC, June 22-23, 2001, portrayed a fictional scenario depicting a covert smallpox attack on US citizens. The scenario is set in 3 successive National Security Council (NSC) meetings (Segments 1, 2 and 3) that take place over a period of 14 days. Former senior government officials played the roles of NSC members responding to the evolving epidemic; representatives from the media were among the observers of these mock NSC meetings and played journalists during the scenario's press conferences.

Anthrax attacks – kick starting biosecurityThe Dark Winter exercise eerily predicted many aspects of what would follow just months later during the 2001 anthrax attacks, including predictions that threatening letters would be sent to members of the press with the promise of biological weapons attacks involving anthrax. Dark Winter also provided the initial narrative for the 2001 anthrax attacks, which held that Iraq and Al Qaeda had been jointly responsible. In addition, several Dark Winter participants and authors either had apparent foreknowledge of those attacks (especially Jerome Hauer) and/or were involved in the FBI’s controversial investigation into the attacks (including Robert Kadlec).

On the day of September 11, 2001, Kadlec and Randall Larsen were set to begin co-teaching a course on “Homeland Security” at the National War College. The course was also set to include its own lengthy use of the Dark Winter exercise, where students would re-enact the June 2001 exercise as part of an end-of-semester research project. Kadlec never went on to teach that course, as he instead went to the Pentagon to focus on the “bio-terror threat” in the weeks that preceded the 2001 anthrax attacks.

Immediately after the events of September 11, 2001, Kadlec became a special advisor on biological warfare to then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld and his deputy Paul Wolfowitz. In the immediate aftermath of 9/11, Dark Winter’s other co-authors — Randall Larsen, Tara O’Toole and Thomas Inglesby — personally briefed Dick Cheney on Dark Winter, at a time when Cheney and his staff had been warned by another Dark Winter figure, Jerome Hauer, to take the antibiotic Cipro to prevent anthrax infection.

 

Michael B-C

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
2002 - 2011

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
2002 The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)


Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) within the United States Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on preparedness planning and response; building federal emergency medical operational capabilities; countermeasures research, advance development, and procurement; and grants to strengthen the capabilities of hospitals and health care systems in public health emergencies and medical disasters. The office provides federal support, including medical professionals through ASPR’s National Disaster Medical System, to augment state and local capabilities during an emergency or disaster.

The Office was previously the Office of Public Health Emergency Preparedness (OPHEP), which was created in 2002. In 2006, the Pandemic and All Hazards Preparedness Act created ASPR in its current form in the wake of Hurricane Katrina to lead the nation in preventing, preparing for, and responding to the adverse health effects of public health emergencies and disasters.

Activities

The ASPR is the Secretary's principal advisor on matters related to bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. They are responsible for coordinating interagency activities between HHS, other Federal departments, agencies, offices and State and local officials responsible for emergency preparedness and the protection of the civilian population from acts of bioterrorism and other public health emergencies. The ASPR also works closely with global partners to address common threats around the world.

Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise

The Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) is an interagency coordinating body lead by the ASPR. It coordinates the development, acquisition, stockpiling, and recommendations for using medical countermeasures to deal with public health emergencies.[6] Along with Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), it includes internal HHS partners at the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), along with external inter-agency partners at the Department of Defense (DoD), the United States Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA), and the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).

2004Plotting Your Scenarios Jay Ogilvy and Peter Schwartz
This essay offers an approach to developing alternative scenarios with engrossing plots.

200514-01Atlantic Storm - exercise

Center for Biosecurity of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center,
Center for Transatlantic Relations of the Johns Hopkins University,
Transatlantic Biosecurity Network
How would world leaders manage the catastrophe of a fast-moving global epidemic of deadly disease? Atlantic Storm was a ministerial table-top exercise convened on January 14, 2005. The exercise used a fictitious scenario designed to mimic a summit of transatlantic leaders forced to respond to a bioterrorist attack.


WHO - International Health Regulations (IHR) 2005
While disease outbreaks and other acute public health risks are often unpredictable and require a range of responses, the International Health Regulations (2005) (IHR) provide an overarching legal framework that defines countries’ rights and obligations in handling public health events and emergencies that have the potential to cross borders.

The IHR are an instrument of international law that is legally-binding on 196 countries, including the 194 WHO Member States. The IHR grew out of the response to deadly epidemics that once overran Europe. They create rights and obligations for countries, including the requirement to report public health events. The Regulations also outline the criteria to determine whether or not a particular event constitutes a “public health emergency of international concern”.

2006DecUs - Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority

Formation
The Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) is a U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) office responsible for the procurement and development of medical countermeasures, principally against bioterrorism, including chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) threats, as well as pandemic influenza and emerging diseases. BARDA was established in 2006 through the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA) and reports to the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR). The office manages Project BioShield, which funds the research, development and stockpiling of vaccines and treatments that the government could use during public health emergencies such as chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attacks.

Link: See note 2​
19-12US - Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), Public Law No. 109-417On December 19, 2006, the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act (PAHPA), Public Law No. 109-417, was signed into law by President George W. Bush. First introduced in the House by Rep. Mike Rogers (R-MI) and Rep. Anna Eshoo (D-CA), PAHPA had broad implications for the United States Department of Health and Human Services's (HHS) preparedness and response activities. Among other things, the act amended the Public Health Service Act to establish within the department a new Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR); provided new authorities for a number of programs, including the advanced development and acquisitions of medical countermeasures; and called for the establishment of a quadrennial National Health Security Strategy.

The purpose of the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act is "to improve the Nation's public health and medical preparedness and response capabilities for emergencies, whether deliberate, accidental, or natural."[1]

The law was most recently reauthorized by Congress in 2013.

201012-01UK MOD - Global Strategic Trends – 4th EditionGlobal Strategic Trends is a comprehensive view of the future produced by a research
team at the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC). This edition of Global Strategic Trends is benchmarked at 12 January 2010.

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“The costs associated with healthcare in the ageing societies of the developed world will be considerable, especially in Europe, but also in Japan, Korea and China. Individuals in the developed world and in the expanding middle-classes of India, China and Latin America are likely to demand increasing levels of healthcare. Geriatric and palliative medicine will become increasingly important with a significant proportion of the global healthcare industry existing to prolong life.43 This will create an increased burden on states in addressing long-term health requirements and also increasing pension commitments and welfare support. These costs, and continual pressure to improve healthcare standards, will be an important ongoing political issue that exerts pressure on government budgets.”

29-02Bill and Melinda Gates Pledge $10 Billion in Call for Decade of Vaccines

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation



World Economic Forum, Davos, Switzerland
Bill and Melinda Gates announced today that their foundation will commit $10 billion over the next 10 years to help research, develop and deliver vaccines for the world’s poorest countries. The Gateses said that increased investment in vaccines by governments and the private sector could help developing countries dramatically reduce child mortality by the end of the decade, and they called for others to help fill critical financing gaps in both research funding and childhood immunization programs.

“We must make this the decade of vaccines,” said Bill Gates. “Vaccines already save and improve millions of lives in developing countries. Innovation will make it possible to save more children than ever before.”

Bill and Melinda Gates made their announcement at the World Economic Forum’s Annual Meeting, where they were joined by Julian Lob-Levyt, CEO of the GAVI Alliance.
Vaccines are a miracle—with just a few doses, they can prevent deadly diseases for a lifetime,” said Melinda Gates. “We’ve made vaccines our number-one priority at the Gates Foundation because we’ve seen firsthand their incredible impact on children’s lives.”

MayScenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development

Rockefeller Foundation
LOCK STEP
– A world of tighter top-down government control and more authoritarian leadership, with limited innovation and growing citizen pushback

The United States’s initial policy of “strongly discouraging” citizens from flying proved deadly in its leniency, accelerating the spread of the virus not just within the U.S. but across borders. However, a few countries did fare better—China in particular. The Chinese government’s quick imposition and enforcement of mandatory quarantine for all citizens, as well as its instant and near-hermetic sealing off of all borders, saved millions of lives, stopping the spread of the virus far earlier than in other countries and enabling a swifter postpandemic recovery. China’s government was not the only one that took extreme measures to protect its citizens from risk and exposure. During the pandemic, national leaders around the world flexed their authority and imposed airtight rules and restrictions.[...]In order to protect themselves from the spread of increasingly global problems—from pandemics and transnational terrorism to environmental crises and rising poverty—leaders around the world took a firmer grip on power.



ADDITIONAL LINKS

Note 1:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Offic..._Emergency_Medical_Countermeasures_Enterprise

Note 2:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Biomedical_Advanced_Research_and_Development_Authority

 

Michael B-C

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
2012 - 2015

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
201225-05Who Global Vaccine Action Plan
2011-2020
Who Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly.

Geneva, 25 May 2012 – Health officials from 194 countries endorsed a landmark immunisation strategy on Friday to prevent millions of deaths by 2020.

Pandemic caused by Virus Modi-Sars - exerciseGerman Federal Government risk analysis that deals with the threats of a pandemic.

Describes a worldwide spread of a new pathogen originating from Asia - the hypothetical virus Modi-Sars. The scenario was developed under the leadership of the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) and with the participation of some federal authorities. In the simulation, the virus spreads in Germany over a period of three years. For the risk analysis, a scenario about an epidemic was first developed that is based on the spread of a new type of pathogen and is based on the coronavirus SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) that appeared in 2002/03.

201321-02Global Vaccine Action Plan
2011-2020

publication

WHO
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
GAVI Alliance
UNICEF
United States National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases
The Global Vaccine Action Plan (GVAP) ― endorsed by the 194 Member States of the World Health Assembly in May 2012 ― is a framework to prevent millions of deaths by 2020 through more equitable access to existing vaccines for people in all communities.

GVAP was the product of the DoV Collaboration, an unprecedented effort that brought together development, health and immunization experts and stakeholders. The leadership of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, GAVI Alliance, UNICEF, United States National Institute of Allergies and Infectious Diseases and WHO, along with all partners – governments and elected officials, health professionals, academia, manufacturers, global agencies, development partners, civil society, media and the private sector – are committed to achieving the ambitious goals of the GVAP. Many more are expected to add their support in the future as the plan is translated and implemented at the country and regional levels.

201415-01WEF chairman hopes forum will help push "reset" button on world economy

Klaus Schwab ahead of Davos 2014
The World Economic Forum is an opportunity to "push the reset button" on the global economy and to seek solutions to fundamental issues, according to the body's executive chairman. Speaking ahead of the next week's gathering of world leaders and power brokers in the Swiss ski resort of Davos, Klaus Schwab said the world was "still caught in a crisis-management mode." He said this year's gathering would be characterised by "cautious optimism", "diminished expectations" and "many known unknowns".. Hundreds of public figures and world leaders will attend the forum, which starts on 22 January.

30-04UK MOD - Global Strategic Trends – 5th EditionGlobal Strategic Trends describes a strategic context for Defence and security looking out to the middle of the century. It takes a comprehensive view of the future derived through research headed by the Development, Concepts and Doctrine Centre (DCDC).

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Emerging infections and the risk of pandemics

The time and location of new infections (or re-emergence of already known infections) cannot be accurately predicted, but places where animals and humans interact are likely to be particularly problematic. The likelihood of disease outbreak could, however, be mitigated by alertness to changing trends in infectious diseases (in both humans and animals), joined-up surveillance strategies and sharing of information across disciplines and borders.

201526-03Rapid Medical Counter measure Responses to Infectious Diseases Enabling Sustainable Capabilities Through Ongoing Public- and Private-Sector Partnerships

National Academies Sciences, published by National Academies Press
On March 26 and 27, 2015, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Forum on Medical and Public Health Preparedness for Catastrophic Events; Forum on Drug Discovery,
Development, and Translation; and Forum on Microbial Threats co-convened a workshop in Washington, DC, to discuss how to achieve rapid and nimble MCM capability for new and emerging threats. Public-and private-sector stakeholders examined recent efforts to prepare for and respond to outbreaks of EVD, pandemic influenza, and coronaviruses from policy, budget, and operational standpoints. Participants discussed the need for rapid access to MCM to ensure national security and considered strategies and business models that could enhance stakeholder interest and investment in sustainable response capabilities.

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Peter Daszak, (President of EcoHealth Alliance), reiterated that,

“Until an infectious disease crisis is very real, present, and at an emergency threshold, it is often largely ignored. To sustain the funding base beyond the crisis we need to increase public understanding of the need for MCMs such as a pan-influenza or pan-coronavirus vaccine. A key driver is the media, and the economics follow the hype. We need to use that hype to our advantage to get to the real issues. Investors will respond if they see profit at the end of process”.

13-10PATENT SUMMARY
System and Method for Testing for COVID-19

Inventor ROTHSCHILD RICHARD A (GB)


This web page summarizes information in PubChem about patent US-2020279585-A1.

(from 2020)
A method is provided for acquiring and transmitting biometric data (e.g., vital signs) of a user, where the data is analyzed to determine whether the user is suffering from a viral infection, such as COVID-19.


Note: This Relates to a patent first applied to Oct 13, 2015 then again under a number of subsequent applications over the years leading up to Patent US-2020279585-A1 in 2020 specifically relating to COVID-19. There is no evidence that the 2015 application mentioned or related to COVID-19.

ADDITIONAL LINKS

Note 3:
https://patft.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph...s1=10242713.PN.&OS=PN/10242713&RS=PN/10242713
 

Michael B-C

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
2016

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
201614-02UK - Alice - exerciseExercise Alice took place in 2016 involving officials from Public Health England (PHE) and the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC), and envisioned an outbreak of Middle East respiratory syndrome (Mers), which is caused by a coronavirus.
18-10UK - Cygnus - exerciseExercise Cygnus was a secret government simulation of a flu pandemic, carried out to wargame the UK’s pandemic preparedness. It was carried out in 2016 and involved 950 officials from central and local government, as well as emergency response planners. A report of the exercise was compiled the following year.

The scenario imagined that a new virus had emerged in Thailand in June, later identified as a strain of H2N2. Within a month the World Health Organization had declared a public emergency, triggering the UK’s response plans as the world mobilised to tackle an outbreak of “swan flu”.

NovCoalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Preliminary Business Plan 2017-2021

Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Wellcome Trust
Government of India
World Economic Forum
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
CEPI's value proposition

Epidemics of emerging infectious diseases, such as SARS and Ebola, threaten life, health and prosperity. They are among the world’s most pressing health security issues. We need an insurance policy. Research and development (R&D) to create vaccines could provide one. CEPI will co-ordinate funding and stimulate R&D for vaccines against emerging infectious diseases. This will avert humanitarian crises, contain loss of life, and limit social and economic disruption.


How to Steward Medical Countermeasures and Public Trust in an Emergency

A Communication Casebook for FDA and its Public Health Partners
In 2014-2016, the UPMC Center for Health Security undertook an in-depth project to provide evidence-informed advice to the FDA about communication issues inherent in the emergency use of MCMs. During that initiative, the Center engaged in research, analysis, and deliberation with an expert working group that included top scholars in risk and crisis communication and leading figures in the MCM enterprise. A major outcomes of the project was the “best practices” oriented text, How to Steward Medical Countermeasures and Public Trust in an Emergency: A Communication Casebook for FDA and Its Public Health Partners. The full casebook, along with its individual chapters, are available for download.

The purpose of the casebook was to provide FDA and other officials who deliver public health information with real world inspired opportunities for reflective learning on the principles of effective MCM emergency communication… The Ebola and anthrax cases underscored, for example, the need for sensitivity regarding historical conflicts between public health and minority communities, and the importance of taking steps – both before and during an emergency – to address any public anxiety around discrimination and human experimentation in the context of MCM clinical trials.
Public Health Emergency
Medical Countermeasures
Enterprise (PHEMCE) Strategy
and Implementation Plan


U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
The 2016 Public Health Emergency Medical Countermeasures Enterprise (PHEMCE) Strategy and Implementation Plan (SIP) describes the priorities that the United States (U.S.) Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), in collaboration with its interagency partners, will implement over the next five years. The annual PHEMCE SIP provides the blueprint the PHEMCE will use to enhance national health security through the procurement and effective use of medical countermeasures (MCM). The PHEMCE remains fully committed to working toward the goal of protecting the entire U.S. population, including at-risk individuals, from intentional threats, pandemic influenza, and other EIDs posing a threat to national health security.

The 2016 plan was updated the year after as 2017-2018 PHEMCE Strategy and Implementation Plan.
 

Michael B-C

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
2017

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
201710-01Forum on Pandemic Preparedness

Georgetown University


Center for Global Health Science and Security, in partnership with the Harvard Global Health Institute.

‘Given … that I have been around for a while and have had the opportunity and the privilege and the pleasure of serving in five administrations, I thought I would bring that perspective to the topic today - the issue of pandemic preparedness. And if there's one message that I want to leave with you today based on my experience… that there is no question that there will be a challenge to the coming Administration in the arena of infectious diseases, both chronic infectious diseases (in the sense of already ongoing disease and we have certainly a large burden of that), but also there will be a surprise outbreak.

… What is for sure that, no matter what, history has told us definitively that it will happen because infectious diseases as I said eight years ago in this article with David Morens and Greg Folkers, that it is a perpetual challenge it is not going to go away, so the thing we're extraordinarily confident about is that we are going to see this in the next few years. Thank you.’

Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, MD, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases.

18-03Communique
G20 Finance Ministers and Central Bank Governors Meeting
Baden-Baden, Germany
G20 first warns cyberattacks could undermine global security and endanger financial stability

‘The malicious use of Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) could disrupt financial services crucial to both national and international financial systems, undermine security and confidence and endanger financial stability.’

21-07Presentation to the WHO

Coalition for Epidemic
Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
Global consensus that new and sustainable partnership models are needed for product development (vaccines, diagnostics, therapeutics) to contain outbreaks of EIDs.

An end-to-end approach to vaccine development to application, CEPI will focus on essential gaps in product development due to market failure. The initial focus will be to move new vaccines through development from preclinical to proof of principle in humans and the development of platforms that can be used for rapid vaccine development against unknown pathogens.

No loss: vaccine developers should be reimbursed for their direct and indirect costs

Priority pathogens
Group 1: (including) Coronaviruses

OctTHE SPARS PANDEMIC 2025 -2028

A Futuristic Scenario For Public Health Risk Communicators

The Johns Hopkins Center For Health Security
A futuristic scenario that illustrates communication dilemmas concerning medical countermeasures (MCMs) that could plausibly emerge in the not-so-distant future.

The self-guided exercise scenario for public health communicators and risk communication researchers covers a raft of themes and associated dilemmas in risk communications, rumor control, interagency message coordination and consistency, issue management, proactive and reactive media relations, cultural competency, and ethical concerns. To ensure that the scenario accounts for rapid technological innovation and exceeds the expectations of participants, the Center’s project team gleaned information from subject matter experts, historical accounts of past medical countermeasure crises, contemporary media reports, and scholarly literature in sociology, emergency preparedness, health education, and risk and crisis communication.

It explores a scenario whereby the population is infected with a novel coronavirus, known as the St. Paul Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (SPARS-CoV, or SPARS).

The 89 page, highly detailed and scripted scenario pays particular attention to narrative management techniques through use of social media.

 

Michael B-C

Ambassador
Ambassador
FOTCM Member
2018

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
201815 -02World Government Summit, Dubai
Tedros Adhanom, Director General of the World Health Organization spoke today at the World Government Summit in Dubai:

“This is not some future nightmare scenario. This is what happened exactly 100 years ago during the Spanish flu epidemic.” A hush fell across the audience as he noted that we could see such devastation again, perhaps as soon as today. Tedros was equal parts emphatic and grave as he spoke:

“A devastating epidemic could start in any country at any time and kill millions of people because we are still not prepared. The world remains vulnerable.”

Link - Note 4

The headline of WEF article states: ‘A deadly epidemic could start at any time. And we're not prepared, says the head of the WHO’. However the words used in the hyperlink are:

we-re-officially-on-the-path-to-a-global-pandemic
15-05Behavioural Government: Using Behavioural Science to Improve How Governments Make Decisions

UK - The Behavioural Insights Team
Governments are increasingly using behavioural insights to design, enhance and reassess their policies and services. Applying these insights means governments adopt a more realistic view of human behaviour than they have done in the past – and may achieve better outcomes as a result.

15-05Clade X exercise

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
World Economic Forum

Clade X is a day-long pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of National Security Council–convened meetings of 10 US government leaders, played by individuals prominent in the fields of national security or epidemic response. Clade X is an airborne pathogen that spreads country to country creating a pandemic.

Similar to findings from the Center's two previous exercises, Dark Winter and Atlantic Storm, key takeaways from Clade X will educate senior leaders at the highest level of the US government, as well as members of the global policy and preparedness community and the general public. This is distinct from many other forms of tabletop exercises that test protocols or technical policies of a specific organization.

  • Capability to produce new vaccines and drugs for novel pathogens within months not years
  • A strong and sustainable global health security system.
  • A national security community well prepared to prevent, detect, and respond to infectious disease emergencies.

30-05Recommendations on How to Manage Anticipated Communication Dilemmas Involving Medical Countermeasures in an Emergency
Informed by the Expert Working Group on MCM Emergency Communication, the Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security developed recommendations for achieving desired public health outcomes through improved MCM communication based on a review of model practices in risk communication, crisis communication, and public warnings; detailed analysis of recent health crises involving MCMs; and development of a scenario depicting future MCM communication dilemmas.

PubMed Central, Table.: Public Health Rep. 2018 Jul-Aug; 133(4): 366–378. Published online 2018 May 30. doi: 10.1177/0033354918773069
02-10UK MOD - Global Strategic Trends – 6th Edition

The Future Starts Today
The world is becoming ever more complex and volatile. The only certainty about the future is its inherent uncertainty, yet we must prepare. The purpose of this sixth edition of Global Strategic Trends (GST 6) is to help those tasked with developing long-term policies, strategies and capabilities to think about the future, allowing them to make the necessary choices today to better prepare for tomorrow, seize opportunities and mitigate risks.

Trends that require adaptation
  • Increasing human empowerment
  • Power transition and diffusion

Trends that require exploitation or mitigation
  • Centrality of information
  • Accelerating technological advancement

Trends that require action
  • Increasing environmental stress
  • Changing populations and evolving habitats
  • Discontinuities
  • Increasing demand and competition for resources
  • Managing demographic change
  • Greater automation and an increasingly diverse workforce
  • Rising inequality, reducing social cohesion, and fragmented societies.
  • Increasing threat from crime and extremism
  • Erosion of state sovereignty.
  • An expanded and unregulated information space
  • Managing technological change
  • Understanding human enhancement.
  • Harnessing artificial intelligence
  • The challenge of affordability.
  • Adaptation of the rules-based international system.
  • Increasing competition in the global commons
  • An expanding competitive space
  • Increasing proliferation of weapons of mass effect

04-10Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board Statement 56: Classified Activities
The objective of this Statement is to balance the need for financial reports to be publicly available
with the need to prevent the disclosure of classified national security information or activities in
publicly issued General Purpose Federal Financial Reports (GPFFRs). This Statement allows financial presentation and disclosure to accommodate user needs in a manner that does not impede national security.

This Statement permits modifications that do not affect net results of operations or net position.

In addition, this Statement allows a component reporting entity to be excluded from one reporting
entity and consolidated into another reporting entity, and the effect of the modification may change the net results of operations and/or net position.

Statement and future Interpretations may affect the net results of operations and/or net position
of those entities applying the Interpretations.

COMMENT
Statement 56 undercuts the reliability of government accounting standards and financial statements to such a degree as to render an already questionably valuable reporting tool virtually useless to the public.

The possibility of false or omitted information renders the reports largely unreliable as to actual amounts, as does the fact that even an accurate report is rendered questionable by the very existence of modifications that are not necessarily exposed.

09-10Technologies To Address Global Catastrophic Biological Risks

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
This report highlights 15 technologies or categories of technologies that, with further scientific attention and investment, as well as attention to accompanying legal, regulatory, ethical, policy, and operational issues, could help make the world better prepared and equipped to prevent future infectious disease outbreaks from becoming catastrophic events.

NovECDC TECHNICAL REPORT
Designing and implementing an immunisation information system A handbook for those involved in the design, implementation or
management of immunisation information systems.

The EU
In 2018, the EU released a survey of the public’s attitude toward vaccines titled “2018 State of Vaccine Confidence”. On the back of this research, the EU then commissioned a technical report titled “Designing and implementing an immunisation information system”, on – among other things – the plausibility of an EU-wide vaccination monitoring system.


NovGlobal Health Security Agenda
2019-2024 Framework


A partnership against global health threats

The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA)
The Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA) is a group of 69 countries, international organizations and non-government organizations, and private sector companies that have come together to achieve the vision of a world safe and secure from global health threats posed by infectious diseases.

To realise this vision, the GHSA leverages and complements the strengths and resources of multisectoral and multilateral partners to address priorities and gaps in efforts to build and improve country capacity and leadership in the prevention and early detection of, and effective response to, infectious disease threats.

In accordance with the 2017 Kampala Declaration, which extended GHSA’s mandate by 5 years, the GHSA Steering Group led a consultative process to develop a framework for the second phase of GHSA, termed “GHSA 2024.” The GHSA 2024 Framework provides a high-level view of the context for GHSA’s goals and objectives for 2019-2024 and an outline of how GHSA will operate and track progress to achieve these goals.

DecAUSTRALIA’S NATIONAL ACTION PLAN FOR HEALTH SECURITY
2019-2023


Implementation of the recommendations from the Joint External Evaluation of IHR Core Capacities
Following the completion of a JEE Mission, the WHO recommends that countries develop a NAPHS to address the recommendations in the JEE Mission Report. In keeping with the JEE ideology, the NAPHS is developed collaboratively across multiples sectors, with the aim of prioritising the implementation of recommendations to improve IHR compliance and national
health security.




ADDITIONAL LINKS

Note 4:
https://www.weforum.org/agenda/2018...al&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
 

Michael B-C

Ambassador
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FOTCM Member
2019

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
201922-01Influenza Preparedness Stakeholder Conference on the Centenary of the 1918 Pandemic

Run by the Centre on Global Health Security at Chatham House in partnership with the European Scientific Working Group on Influenza.

Funded by AstraZeneca
100 years ago, a influenza virus pandemic stunned the world, killing over 50 million people worldwide. The world remains vulnerable to such outbreaks, and due to the fast evolution of the virus, globalization and intercontinental travel, outbreaks on the scale of the 1918 pandemic would have a devastating effect today. But lessons learned from the past century of research and international cooperation should help prepare the world for future pandemics.

At this event, there will be a review of the advances made over the past 100 years and an evaluation of the current preparedness levels as well as a look ahead at the pathways to improve policy engagement.


Jan-AugCRIMSON CONTAGION - exercise

U.S. Department Of Health And Human Services & Office Of The Assistant Secretary For Preparedness And Response
Crimson Contagion was a joint exercise conducted from January to August 2019, in which numerous national, state and local, private and public organizations in the US participated, in order to test the capacity of the federal government and twelve states to respond to a severe pandemic of influenza originating in China.

19-02Evaluating Promising Investigational Medical Countermeasures: Recommendations in the Absence of GuidelinesWe underscore the need to proactively set up procedures that allow early and ethical deployment of MCMs as part of clinical trials. When clinical trials remain difficult to deploy, we present several suggestions of how compassionate use of off-label and unlicensed MCMs can be made more informed and ethical.

MayNikkei Asia reports China PCR test orders soared before first reported COVID case Purchases of PCR tests in China's Hubei Province surged months before the first official reports of a novel coronavirus case there, according to a report from researchers in the U.S., the U.K. and Australia.

About 67.4 million yuan ($10.5 million at current rates) was spent on PCR tests in Hubei during 2019, nearly double the 2018 total, with the upswing starting in May. The report alleges the unusual uptick likely signals awareness of a new disease spreading in and around Wuhan, the capital of Hubei Province.

Orders doubled from universities, jumped fivefold from the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention and surged tenfold from animal testing bureaus. Purchases from hospitals declined by more than 10%.

Monthly procurement data shows a spike in orders in May, especially from CDC buyers and the People's Liberation Army.

Q4
(07-09)
Roadmap For The Implementation Of Actions By The European Commission Based On The Commission
Communication And The Council Recommendation On Strengthening Cooperation Against Vaccine
Preventable Diseases
ACTIONS
Examine the feasibility of developing a common vaccination card/passport for EU citizens (that takes into account potentially different national vaccination schedules and), that is compatible
with electronic immunisation information systems and recognised for use across borders
, without duplicating work at national level.

Timeline: 2019-2021
Feasibility study for the development of a common EU vaccination card.

04-08Ireland - National Risk Assessment – Overview of Strategic Risks 2019

Prepared by the Department of the Taoiseach
Social Risks
An Ageing Population including pensions and health system challenges

Ireland faces significant risks in terms of an ageing population. The share of population aged 65 and over is projected to increase from one in eight to one in six by 2030, and the number of people aged 85 and over is projected to almost double. Older age cohorts tend to be the highest users of most health and social services and have more complicated care needs.

Technological Risks
Major Pandemics

Pandemic influenza was determined as the reasonable worst-case scenario in the Irish context…Advance planning and preparedness are critical to help
mitigate the impact of a pandemic. When the next pandemic occurs, it will require a whole-of-government response to ensure that threat to public health and disruption of services and society are minimised.

AugGoing Direct
MACRO AND MARKET PERSPECTIVES Dealing with the next downturn: From unconventional monetary policy to unprecedented policy coordination


BlackRock Investment Institute
An unprecedented response is needed when monetary policy is exhausted and fiscal policy alone is not enough.

An extreme form of “going direct” would be an explicit and permanent monetary financing of a fiscal expansion, or so-called helicopter money.

Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations Business Plan 2019-2022Development and delivery of vaccines is a costly and complex process
that involves many steps and numerous partners. The vaccines CEPI helps develop are therefore not CEPI vaccines, but the World’s vaccines.

Strategic objective 1: Preparedness
Advance access to safe and effective vaccines against emerging infectious diseases

Strategic objective 2: Response
Accelerate the research, development and use of vaccines during outbreaks

Strategic objective 3: Sustainability
Create durable solutions and equitable for outbreak response capacity

19-09A World at Risk : Annual report on global preparedness for health emergencies
Global Preparedness Monitoring Board [EN/AR/RU/ZH]

World Health Organization (acting as the host organization for the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board) 2019
Geneva, Switzerland
Countries, donors and multilateral institutions must be prepared for the worst. A rapidly spreading pandemic due to a lethal respiratory pathogen (whether naturally emergent or accidentally or deliberately released) poses additional preparedness requirements. Donors
and multilateral institutions must ensure adequate investment in developing innovative vaccines and therapeutics, surge manufacturing capacity, broad-spectrum antivirals and appropriate non-pharmaceutical interventions. All countries must develop a system for immediately sharing genome sequences of any new pathogen for public health purposes along with the means to share limited medical countermeasures across countries.

We need to have a global coordinated experience of a suspected pathogen release and a universal capacity for public relations management, crowd control and the acceptance of a universal vaccine mandate.

Emergency preparedness board of the WHO ‘unified statement’.

19-09EU/WHO - GLOBAL VACCINATION SUMMIT
TEN ACTIONS TOWARDS VACCINATION FOR ALL


Brussels
On the 12th September 2019, at the joint EU-WHO “Global Vaccination Summit”, they announced the “10 Actions Towards Vaccination for All”.

1. Promote global political leadership and commitment to vaccination.
2. Ensure all countries have national immunisation strategies in place leaving no one behind.
3. Build strong surveillance systems for vaccine-preventable diseases.
4. Tackle the root-causes of vaccine hesitancy.
5. Harness the power of digital technologies.
6. Sustain research efforts to continuously generate data on the effectiveness and safety of vaccines.
7. Continue efforts and investment for new or improved vaccine.
8. Mitigate the risks of vaccine shortages through improved vaccine availability.
9. Empower healthcare professionals at all levels as well as the media, to fight false and misleading information, including by engaging with social media platforms and technological companies.
10. Align and integrate vaccination in the global health and development agendas, through a renewed Immunisation agenda 2030

One month later, in October 2019, Event 201 was held.

SeptPLANETARY EMERGENCY PLAN Securing a New Deal for People, Nature and Climate

The Club of Rome, in partnership with The Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research
The first edition of the Planetary Emergency Plan was launched at WWF’s Leaders for Nature and People event in New York in September 2019, on the side-lines of the UN Climate Action Summit.

It stated that by/In 2020, we must:

  • set a universal global moratorium on deforestation
  • sign an immediate moratorium on developing Arctic oil and gas
  • halt all fossil fuel expansion, investments and subsidies
  • significantly enhance public and private finance flows for restoration of critical ecosystems
  • launch a permanent public-private Planetary Emergency fund for the Global Commons
  • Agree to halve consumption and production footprints
  • ensure all sovereign wealth funds commit to defunding deforestation
etc

By 2030, declare critical ecosystems as Global Commons and protected areas, through a regime of stewardship and co-responsibility by the entire global human community.

09-10US - National Exercise Program lawchanges toPossibly one of the most significant indications that COVID-19 may be a falsified pandemic “exercise” or “exercise program” is discovered in a law that was enacted on October 9, 2019 – only a few months before the reported outbreak of COVID-19.

Most of the law is in regard to a specific national exercise to test preparedness for terrorism. But within the law is an odd update to the overall U.S. national program which tests or “exercises” preparedness for national security threats. This program is named the National Exercise Program and is developed, led, and conducted by the Department of Homeland Security and other federal bureaus and departments.

The law originally only used the words “credible threats” but was updated soon before COVID-19 to read “credible and emerging threats.” It may not seem like it at first, but this may be very significant. The original law had not been amended since 2007 but was amended in 2019, only a few months before the reported outbreak of an “emerging infectious disease threat” known as COVID-19.

18-10EVENT 201exercise

Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security
World Economic Forum
Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation
Event 201 was a 3.5-hour pandemic tabletop exercise that simulated a series of dramatic, scenario-based facilitated discussions, confronting difficult, true-to-life dilemmas associated with response to a hypothetical, but scientifically plausible, pandemic. 15 global business, government, and public health leaders were players in the simulation exercise that highlighted unresolved real-world policy and economic issues that could be solved with sufficient political will, financial investment, and attention now and in the future.

Event 201 simulates an outbreak of a novel zoonotic coronavirus transmitted from bats to pigs to people that eventually becomes efficiently transmissible from person to person, leading to a severe pandemic. The pathogen and the disease it causes are modeled largely on SARS, but it is more transmissible in the community setting by people with mild symptoms.

Following Event 201 a ‘Call to Action’ was issued by the three organisers under the title:

PUBLIC-PRIVATE COOPERATION FOR PANDEMIC PREPAREDNESS AND RESPONSE

1.
Governments, international organizations, and businesses should plan now for how essential corporate capabilities will be utilized during a large-scale pandemic.

2. Industry, national governments, and international organizations should work together to enhance internationally held stockpiles of medical countermeasures (MCMs) to enable rapid and equitable distribution during a severe pandemic.

3. Countries, international organizations, and global transportation companies should work together to maintain travel and trade during severe pandemics.

4. Governments should provide more resources and support for the development and surge
manufacturing of vaccines, therapeutics, and diagnostics that will be needed
during a severe pandemic.

5. Global business should recognize the economic burden of pandemics and fight for stronger
preparedness.

6. International organizations should prioritize reducing economic impacts of epidemics and pandemics.

7. Governments and the private sector should assign a greater priority to developing methods to combat mis- and disinformation prior to the next pandemic response.

https://www.centerforhealthsecurity.../200117-PublicPrivatePandemicCalltoAction.pdf
28-10Future of Health Summit 2019
Milken Institute
Washington, DC 20037 United States

SESSION:
Making Influenza History: The Quest for a Universal Vaccine
The Future of Health Summit brought together thought leaders and decision-makers to confront some of the world’s most significant health challenges by matching human, financial, and educational resources with the most innovative and impactful ideas.


Currently, there is no greater threat to global health, security, and the economy than the emergence of a highly transmissible influenza virus that could spark the next global pandemic. Yet we have become complacent to the threat of influenza. The annual event referred to by the media as "the cold and flu season" has created the notion that influenza is unavoidable. New treatments and improved diagnostics will enhance our management of influenza. Above all, we need a better vaccine to prevent the annual toll--and a vaccine that will be available before the next pandemic strikes. Philanthropists, governments, and the private sector have joined forces to invest in breakthrough science and catalyze a global response to the inevitable next flu pandemic. But are we organized to take full advantage of today's science and technology to find an effective universal influenza vaccine?

Moderator
Michael Specter , Staff Writer, The New Yorker

Speakers
Rick Bright, Director, Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority, US Department of Health and Human Services

Anthony Fauci, Director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health

Bruce Gellin, President, Global Immunization, Sabin Vaccine Institute

Margaret Hamburg, Foreign Secretary, National Academy of Medicine

Casey Wright, CEO, Flu Lab

e.g. 05:52
“What’s called out in that narrative is a sense of urgency to address this problem. I mean there are still 650,000 people around the world dying every single year from seasonal influenza and if we take that scenario that Bill Gates in the Gates Foundation funded from the Institute for Disease modelling that says if we had another outbreak like a pandemic virus today - like what we saw 1918 - in that six-month time period we would have 33 million people dead and not only that that virus would have been seated all around the globe… and two months after that our best technologies to make vaccines would start releasing vaccines and so we're still behind the gun. On the tools we use to make the vaccines we have some reasonable vaccine foundations and we can make them better by adding adjuvant… so I think that the sense of urgency needs to be there.”

06:58

I teach at Stanford and people use this word in Silicon Valley - which I mostly hate - but I'm gonna use it now - ‘disruption’. Why don't we blow the system up?! I mean obviously we can't just turn off the spigot on the system we have and then say ‘hey everyone in the world should get this new vaccine we've given to anyone’, yet but there must be some way that we grow vaccines mostly in eggs the way we did in 1947. I mean we live in a world where I can download whatever song I want onto my phone command and we grow vaccines the way we did 70 years ago there what is going on with that? … I think one of the … messages coming out of this panel is that it's time to stop talking! It's time to act!

09-11Report that 1,300 CEOs left their post in the year to Oct.

By year end it was a record 1,640.
Chief executives are leaving in record numbers this year, with more than 1,332 stepping aside in the period from January through the end of October, according to new data released on Wednesday. While it's not unusual to see CEOs fleeing in the middle of a recession, it is noteworthy to see such a rash of executive exits amid robust corporate earnings and record stock market highs.

“You expect a high turnover during a recession period," Andrew Challenger, the company's vice president, told NBC News. "To see more turnover during a period where companies are doing very well is surprising.”

However, plump exit packages can make it tempting for chief executives to throw in the towel. Fears of an impending recession may also prompt leaders to step down to get ahead of risks to their legacy, said Nell Minnow, an advocate for corporate governance and vice chair of ValueEdge Advisors.

20-11Ending the Cycle of Crisis and Complacency in U.S. Global Health Security: A Report of the CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security

Centre for Strategic & International Studies (CSIS)
When health crises strike - measles, MERS, Zika, dengue, Ebola, pandemic flu - and the American people grow alarmed, the U.S. government springs into action. But all too often, when the crisis fades and fear subsides, urgency morphs into complacency. Investments dry up, attention shifts, and a false sense of security takes hold. The CSIS Commission on Strengthening America’s Health Security urges the U.S. government to replace the cycle of crisis and complacency that has long plagued health security preparedness with a doctrine of continuous prevention, protection, and resilience. Such a strategic approach can restore U.S. leadership, strengthen financing and the speed of response, foster resilient health systems abroad, enhance the U.S. government’s ability to operate in disordered settings, and accelerate select technological innovations to secure the future.

This report is made possible with the generous support of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

02-12WHO - Global Vaccine Safety Summit

Geneva, Switzerland
In the year that marks the 20th anniversary of the WHO’s Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety (GACVS), the Global Vaccine Safety Summit will be an opportunity to take stock of GACVS accomplishments and look towards priorities for the next decade.

At the Summit, WHO will present the Global Vaccine Safety Blueprint 2.0 strategy 2021-2030 to key stakeholders and collect their input for the final version, due for publication in the new year.

Besides products with fewer untoward reactions, novel ways of administering vaccines are also under development. These include pre-filled syringes that avoid any risk related to the transfer from a vial to a syringe. Vaccine administration at the surface of the skin with patches is also at advanced stages of development. The use of nucleic acid that can teach the body to produce self-protection against a disease is another avenue.

In a review of the conference, using video evidence of delegates in frank debate, Del Bigtree reveals the monumental gaps between public perception of Vaccine safety (as presented by WHO PR) and the ‘in-private’ conversation of leading scientists and stakeholders as they admit (1) they are losing the battle of over public confidence – and for good reason (2) that safety is the number one concern and problem to deliver on (3) that after 50+ years of the vaccine industry that it still has little to no understanding or systems in place to manage the complex narrative which fails to disguise a rising tide of catastrophic vaccine injuries and deaths.

12-12Absolute Zero: Delivering the UK's climate change commitment with incremental changes to today's technologies

UK FIRES
The report was produced in 2019 by UK FIRES, "a collaboration between the universities of Cambridge, Oxford, Nottingham, Bath and Imperial College London" that is "aiming to reveal and stimulate industrial growth in the UK compatible with a rapid transition to zero emissions."

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019.

National Health Security Strategy 2019-2022
U.S. government may have planned ‘convening’ a national, multi-year ‘exercise’

Previous articles discussed multiple pandemic laws which were updated in 2019, only a few months before the reported outbreak of COVID-19.
Such U.S. pandemic and “all hazards” preparedness laws and directives give authority to an individual known as the “Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response” (ASPR) to “carry out drills and operational exercises” in coordination with U.S. government departments like the Department of Homeland Security, Department of Defense, the Department of Justice (which includes the FBI), and several others.

Previous articles also discussed the National Health Security Strategy 2019-2022, which was released in early 2019. It is a document required by U.S. laws, including the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Advancing Innovation Act of 2019. Thus, the National Health Security Strategy 2019-2022 is apparently a type of pandemic preparedness legal document.

Another previous article discussed some wording in the National Health Security Strategy 2019-2022 which may be interpreted to suggest that the U.S. government planned to “convene” a national pandemic response and recovery exercise.

As one studies the paper trails leading up to COVID-19 and soon thereafter while keeping in mind several factors which are unlikely to be explained as merely coincidence, one may be increasingly convinced that COVID-19 may be a partially or completely falsified pandemic “operational exercise,” “exercise program,” or something similar.

2019 National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA)

UK Government – secret (leaked to The Guardian)
Marked “official, sensitive”, the 2019 National Security Risk Assessment (NSRA) was signed off by Sir Patrick Vallance, the government’s chief scientific adviser, as well as a senior national security adviser to the prime minister whom the Guardian has been asked not to name.
The recommendations within it included the need to stockpile PPE (personal protective equipment), organise advanced purchase agreements for other essential kit, establish procedures for disease surveillance and contact tracing, and draw up plans to manage a surge in excess deaths.

The Cabinet Office document, which runs to more than 600 pages, not only analysed the risk of a viral flu pandemic but also specifically addressed the potential for a coronavirus outbreak.

Drawing on previous security assessments and health risk registers, the document implicitly warned ministers they could not afford to be complacent. “A novel pandemic virus could be both highly transmissible and highly virulent.”

 

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Hello H2O

The Living Force
FOTCM Member
I thought I’d share this with members. It’s a timeline I’ve assembled of notable events centred upon narrative and infrastructure creation heading towards destination COVID 19 ‘pandemic’. I had considered posting it in either the Coronavirus Timeline or The Programming is Complete threads as they clearly overlap but it possibly deserves its own place.

The further out from 2011 one goes, the more gaps appear, as I started this merely as a way to chart the build-up of exercises and structural manoeuvres that really took off post 9/11 – but I have included some bits and pieces of further context stretching back to the 50s. Of course there are many, many more markers on the highway that could be added, for all roads lead to Rome it seems and as James Corbett put it so well, everything is connected with some form of singularity always in sight.



I’ve broken the table up into digestible chunks over several consecutive posts. For those interested, the current draft of the whole resource is available for download as a pdf at the bottom of the final 2019 section.

Anyhow, I hope you find a few surprises or previously unknowns in here and it will be ‘fun’ to add more to the list as members fill in some of the narrative construction blanks.


1953 - 1990

YEARDATEEVENTDESCRIPTION
1953The Impact of Science on Society
written by Bertrand Russell
Diet, injections and injunctions will combine from a very early age to produce the sort of character and the sort of beliefs that the authorities considered desirable, and any serious criticism of the powers that be will become psychologically impossible. Even if we are all miserable, all will believe themselves happy, because the government will tell them that they are so.”

1954‘La technique ou l'enjeu du siècle’ (‘The technique, or the challenge of the century’) written by Jacques Ellul

Translated into English and published as The Technological Society’ in 1964
Ellul pens a dire warning to humanity; that it is not technology alone that will see the enslavement of mankind but the driving accompanying, mind-set of the ‘technique’ (technocracy) that transcends all forms of ideology and renders man nothing more than the determinist value of inputs v outputs.

Ellul explores the subtle below sight transformation of human society by appearing to be simply ‘there’, apparently part of reality — whilst explaining how, in fact, they are in truth elements of an entirely different reality, slowly constructing itself in our midst. He explores how these apparently diverse elements come together into a single entity, which might be called the defining quality - or perhaps ‘quantity’ - of our modern societies. He calls it ‘the civilisation of technique’.

‘Rights mean nothing to a mankind surrounded by techniques. It is our responsibility to study man's situation vis-à-vis techniques and not vis-à-vis some no longer existent force… Technique has rendered traditional democratic doctrines obsolete.’

1968The Population Bomb written by Stanford University Professor Paul R. Ehrlich and his wife, Anne Ehrlich

Predicted worldwide famine in the 1970s and 1980s due to overpopulation, as well as other major societal upheavals, and advocated immediate action to limit population growth.

196920-03Transcript of Dr Lawrence Dunegan’s taped reminiscencesOff-the-record remarks by ‘Illuminati’ Insider, Dr Richard Day, 20 March 1969. This agenda includes the elimination of swathes of humanity by promoting ill health and spurious medical treatments, while at the same time suppressing effective treatments for disease and deliberately introducing man-made pathogens such as AIDS into the human genepool.

197022--4Earth Day establishedThe seeds that grew into the first Earth Day were planted by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson. An ardent conservationist and former two-term governor of Wisconsin, Nelson had long sought ways to increase the potency of the environment as a political issue.

1972 Limits to Growth
The Club of Rome
A Report for THE CLUB OF ROME'S Project on the Predicament of Mankind. In 1972, three scientists from MIT created a computer model that analyzed global resource consumption and production. Their results shocked the world and created stirring conversation about global 'overshoot,'or resource use beyond the carrying capacity of the planet.

Survival of Spaceship Earth

Commissioned for the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment.
First released in 1972 in preparation for the then-upcoming Earth Summit in Stockholm put together by Maurice Strong, the consummate Rockefeller-backed oil millionaire-cum-environmentalist. It was then exhumed in 1992 and given The Golden Girls intro treatment in preparation for the second Earth Summit taking place in Rio that year.

The propaganda machine was well underway convincing people overpopulation is the biggest problem threatening planet earth. The environmental movement and those behind it is the biggest threat. They want an 80% reduction in C02 which requires a huge drop in population numbers. What's not sustainable...you!

197410-12National Security Study Memorandum
NSSM 200
The classified study was adopted as official US policy by US President Gerald Ford in November 1975. It was declassified in the early 1990s. The study falsely claimed that population growth in the so-called Lesser Developed Countries (LDCs) was a grave threat to U.S. national security. It talked about food control genocide.

“The Food Issue’ is not conjecture. Our food supply has been turned into a weapon against us all.” The NSSM 200 outlined a covert plan to reduce population growth in those countries through birth control, and also, implicitly, war and famine.

1981FebCIA Director, William-Casey, White House Briefing, 1981
(Source Barbara Honegger who was in attendance)
“We'll know our disinformation program is complete
when everything the American public believes is false.”
“Future Life”

Published in French as "L'Avenir du Futur" and later translated into English, was written by Michel Salomon and features an interview with Jacques Attali senior adviser to French President, Francoise Mitterrand.
Jacques Attali was the first head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, 1991-1993. In 2009, Foreign Policy recognized him as one of the top 100 "global thinkers" in the world. He is a long-time member of the World Economic Forum.

“...as soon as a person gets to be older than sixty or sixty-five, and his productivity and profitability begin to slip, he costs society dearly…. Actually, from the viewpoint of the cost to society, it is much more preferable that the human machine abruptly stops functioning than that it deteriorate very gradually."

“I don’t believe in Orwellianism, because it’s a form of technical totalitarianism with a visible and centralised “Big Brother”. I believe rather in implicit totalitarianism with an invisible and decentralised “Big Brother”. These machines for monitoring our health, which we could have for our own good, will enslave us for our own good. In a way, we will be subjected to gentle and permanent conditioning…”

llul explores the subtle below sight transformation of human society by appearing to be simply ‘there’, apparently part of reality — whilst explaining how, in fact, they are in truth elements of an entirely different reality, slowly constructing itself in our midst. He explores how these apparently diverse elements come together into a single entity, which might be called the defining quality - or perhaps ‘quantity’ - of our modern societies. He calls it ‘the civilisation of technique’.

Great post Michael. Timelines can be very revealing when put into context. And ultimately reveals, as you say, 'all roads lead to Rome'.

When I observe what is happening now, it can seem that what they are doing, through the media and elsewhere, is rather clumsy, and unsophisticated, but it is anything but. I think the clumsy part is caused by using duped individuals to spread the message as they cannot do it directly themselves. I think the PTB overcomes this just by mass saturation. It is a very sophisticated and finely tuned strategy being laid out in front of us now. I think the term, 'boiling frogs' is very appropriate, as things are done, over years, and decades, to lay the groundwork for their plans.
 

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There is a great deal of timeline data here to sift through, Michael B-C, and some is well recognizable. Thanks for doing so and organizing.

Noted the comment on China and the pre covid PCR test orders. There is an article on it here on SOTT.net, and note the note "to the wise," along with Joe & Niall having a more focused look at it in one of the NewsReel shows lately. What they said about it made a bit of sense, OSIT - statistics and why they might do so. That show was either this past one or the one before, if you did not catch it.
 
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