Pick of the Week – 26 April 2024

Some of our top picks that are worth the time

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🔗 Responding to Covid-19 — A Once-in-a-Century Pandemic? Bill Gates, New England Journal of Medicine, 28th February, 2020

This paper by clairvoyant Bill Gates has recently been brought to our attention. Published 12 days before the WHO had even declared a pandemic, it is remarkably short of medical or public health qualifications or indeed of references. In the second paragraph he states: “Global health experts have been saying for years that another pandemic whose speed and severity rivaled those of the 1918 influenza epidemic was a matter not of if but of when.[1]” but reference [1], far from sending you to an article by ‘global health experts’, sends you to another article by the same B Gates, equally full of sweeping unreferenced statements! 

Readers won’t be surprised to read that Mr Gates’s main suggestion for managing Covid-19 was to “accelerate work on treatments and vaccines”.  More scary with hindsight is “Another technical challenge involves constructs based on nucleic acids. These constructs can be produced within hours after a virus’s genome has been sequenced; now we need to find ways to produce them at scale.” Fast forward to 2023 with Moderna setting up mRNA research facilities in the UK and across the world for the next round, without anyone acknowledging the appalling safety record of the new platform.

“Then there’s the question of funding. Budgets for these efforts need to be expanded several times over. Billions more dollars are needed to complete phase 3 trials and secure regulatory approval for coronavirus vaccines, and still more funding will be needed to improve disease surveillance and response. Government funding is needed because pandemic products are extraordinarily high-risk investments; public funding will minimize risk for pharmaceutical companies and get them to jump in with both feet. In addition, governments and other donors will need to fund — as a global public good — manufacturing facilities that can generate a vaccine supply in a matter of weeks.” Does this sound anything like the WHO’s new International Health Regulations updates coming soon (or hopefully not) to a place near you?

🔗 HOT! Today Dutch Parliament Votes to Instruct the Government to Demand a Delay in both WHO votes – and if no delay, to vote against the proposals Meryl Nass, Substack, 16th April 2024

This motion by member of the Dutch Parliament Mona Keijzer got a majority vote in favour on April 16, 2024. It is nice to read of some genuine pushback against the IHR amendments. We hope there will be more to follow in other European countries now this precedent has been set. Awareness seems to be growing as to the potential perils of these draconian changes to legislation. 


Only 24-hours after the Dutch vote, the updated draft of the amended International Regulations was published in time for the latest WHO meeting. Amazingly many of the most objectionable changes have simply been removed again, so this really does look like a response to the numerous campaigners across the world. The new document still contains concerning wording about data collection, travel restrictions, vaccine requirements and the Director General remains free to unilaterally declare emergencies and pandemics without any checks and balances on that power. However, the binding nature of the agreement has been removed and human rights put back in. It is worth always remembering that the WHO did not need any of these agreements to shut down the world in 2020.

🔗 Inside the Disinformation Unit Freddie Sayers, Unherd, 17th April 2024

UnHerd helps to lever open the lid on the murky world of the Disinformation Industry. Perhaps Marianna Spring from BBC Verify should take a look? While she is at it, here is a reminder of the kind of treatment that has been meted out to those daring to think for themselves.  Unfortunately, we have first-hand experience of this. 

🔗 Government throws safeguards out of the window in rush for new gene drugs Paula Jardine, TCW, 23rd April 2024

If you dear reader, like most of us at HART, were hugely concerned at the rushed Cvoid-19 vaccines or the idea of the MHRA turning from ‘Watchdog to Enabler’, then do read this. If you find your friends telling to you to ‘stop banging on about the pandemic, everything is back to normal’, you might share it and even remind them of the tax-payer funding of Moderna’s new research complex in Oxfordshire which is lined up to produce dozens of new mRNA vaccines and make Britain the biotech centre of the world! As Patrick Vallance said, The MHRA is recognised as a global leader in life sciences regulation, playing a fundamental role in shaping global standards, and the regulatory response to COVID-19 demonstrated the speed and agility with which the UK system can act. It should now be our ambition to deliver a progressive UK regulatory offer to unlock innovation in diagnostics, drugs and medical technologies (including devices), and provide a simple regulatory journey for companies to engage with.” 

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