Sir Jeremy Farrar: Getting the Band Back Together for H5N1
For months now, as the COVID-19 pandemic loses steam, Sir Jeremy Farrar, the World Health Organization’s new Chief Scientist, has expressed renewed concerns about H5N1, a virus he has been tracking since it was first observed in 1997. In 2003, as Director of the Oxford University Clinical Research Institute (OUCRU), hosted at the Hospital for Tropical Diseases in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, Farrar battled a panzootic of H5N1 that decimated poultry flocks. With his scheme in Vietnam funded by Wellcome Trust, a global charitable foundation he later went on to oversee for ten years, Farrar and his team shared at the time that they were fearful the 2003 event could start a deadly H5N1 bird flu pandemic. Ironically, the bird flu scare coincided with the emergence in China of a virus now known as SARS-1. A trained neurologist, Farrar, remarked to STAT in December 2022 that H5N1 has spread around the globe after years of relative inactivity, causing significant losses in poultry flocks.
At the very least, Farrar’s rekindled bird flu fears are suspicious. Before the well-rehearsed COVID-19 pandemic, he had long insisted that the H5N1 virus, despite the panic following its 2003 outbreak, is most likely not poised to jump species and become readily transmissible to humans or amongst them. In a 2006 interview with The New York Times, Farrar went so far as to say that he did not believe the mantra that a horrific influenza pandemic is inevitable or long overdue. Farrar pointed out that the only other pandemic with a devastating death toll was in 1918 and was most likely “a unique biological event.” Elaborating on the notion of a looming H5N1 pandemic, Farrar told the NYT:
“For years, they have been telling us it’s going to happen—and it hasn’t. Billions of chickens in Asia have been infected, and millions of people lived with them—we in Asia are intimate with our poultry—and less than 200 people have gotten infected. That tells you that the constraints on the virus are considerable. It must be hard for this virus to jump.”
Despite insisting that an H5N1 pandemic was “very, very unlikely,” Farrar and his team at the Tropical Disease Hospital in Vietnam began quietly bracing for potential pandemics years ago, long before his co-conspirators like Dr. Anthony Fauci and other global colleagues and supporters like Bill Gates commenced rehearsing and dropping hints in the western part of the world of the catastrophes to come. Yet, like Fauci and Gates, disasters and vaccines to remedy them are undoubtedly on Farrar’s mind. Nearly two decades ago, as if speaking of the possibilities envisioned for mRNA vaccines today, Farrar told the NYT, when talking about H5N1, “What we need is a vaccine that is effective across strains because the virus can be different each year.”
As Farrar currently pushes the agenda that the world needs vaccines for all viruses, including H5N1, it is telling to note that in 2018, before the Event 201 Tabletop exercise on pandemic preparedness in 2019, the then-leader of Wellcome Trust and the World Economic Forum (WEF) partnered with the Nuclear Threat Initiative (NTI) to gather leaders in the fields of synthetic biology, virology, genomics, bioethics, security, public health, and risk “to identify and develop novel approaches to advance technical innovations to reduce biological risks associated with advances in technology.”
Also, in 2018, resulting from a coordinated effort by many of the “experts” who forced the tyranny behind the soon-to-emerge COVID-19 pandemic, the Global Preparedness Monitoring Board (GPMB) was co-convened by the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO)—where Farrar now reigns as Chief Scientist—and the President of the World Bank Group, Dr. Jim Yong Kim. Funded by the Government of Germany, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Wellcome Trust, and Resolve to Save Lives, GPMB is a voice shouting the need for global change that will only get louder.
As a result of COVID, the GPMB strongly supports revising and strengthening the WHO’s International Health Regulations (IHRs). The group issued its first annual report in September 2019, titled “A World At Risk,” published as COVID-19 was silently emerging. Its second annual report in 2020, titled “A World in Disorder,” noted how, in its 2019 Annual Report, “we warned of the very real threat of ‘a rapidly spreading pandemic due to a lethal respiratory pathogen’ and the need for determined political leadership at national and global levels.” Its third annual report in 2021, titled “From Worlds Apart to a World Prepared,” argued that “the failures of the COVID-19 pandemic were rooted in inequality and inaction and exacerbated by geopolitical division.” No doubt honing in on ESG, the report calls for “a renewed global social contract and lays out six solutions for a safer world.”
For those unfamiliar, Resolve to Save Lives was created in 2017 by Obama’s former CDC Director, Tom Frieden. The group receives funding from Bloomberg Philanthropies, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Gates Philanthropy Partners, funded with support from the Chan Zuckerberg Foundation. With yet another wealthy group focused on pandemics, the global health organization’s mission is “to save 100 million lives from cardiovascular disease and prevent epidemics.”
During the pandemic, with Farrar operating as interim co-Chair for GPMB, the group’s 2021-2023 Strategic Plan asserted that COVID-19 has exposed a “broken world.” GPMB’s plan for global remedy follows the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015–2030, adopted at the Third United Nations World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction in 2015. On October 17, 2022, at the World Health Summit in Berlin, Sir Jeremy highlighted the importance of the GPMB’s “independence and role in holding the world to account.” A narrative of the Summit underscored Farrar’s perspective today on managing the current COVID-19 pandemic as well as preparing for future health emergencies, noting:
“Sir Jeremy made it clear that to truly learn the lessons of the last twenty years; we must take warnings seriously and take action. Action is not limited to governments; however, “it all starts and finishes with communities,” and strong health systems must underpin all structures to better equip us for the challenges of today and tomorrow.”
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Corroborating the covert collaboration behind the attempt to silence and control humanity, functioning on the board alongside Farrar while he was Interim GPBM Co-Chair was none other than Dr. Anthony Fauci. Farrar’s former Oxford colleague and Fauci’s friend Dr. George F. Gao, then Director of the Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (China CDC) (and also a “player” in Bill Gates’ Event 201) joined the pair, serving as a GPBM board member. Gao and Farrar have co-authored articles on avian flu. According to the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), Gao is a “world advocate voice of global public health strategy.” It is interested in virus ecology, especially the relationship between the influenza virus and migratory birds or live poultry markets and the bat-derived virus ecology and molecular biology.
Current GPBM board members include Dr. Chris Elias, President of the Global Development Program at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Former President and CEO of PATH. Elias also served on the Advisory Committee to the Director at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In 2015, Farrar and Elias worked together often as Advisory Group Members in the WEF’s Industry Agenda titled “Managing the Risk and Impact of Future Epidemics: Options for Public-Private Cooperation.”
Moreover, with each being a member of the National Academy of Medicine (NAM), Fauci, Farrar, Elias, and Gao, along with Dr. Victor Dzau, spoke out as the pandemic got underway against President Trump’s efforts to weaken and defund WHO, an organization they called “a key UN health organization in charge of international COVID response.” The NAM expressed the importance of sustained U.S. support for WHO, “especially in the midst of a pandemic,” declaring, “simply put, the U.S. cannot fight this pandemic on its own.”
Unquestionably, Farrar’s influence is powerful. For nearly two decades, Farrar’s Wellcome Trust and Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) have provided funding for a little-discussed collaborative partnership of hospitals and research institutions in South East Asia formed to research, you guessed it, “emerging threats.” Anointed the South East Asia Infectious Disease Clinical Research Network (SEAICRN), the network was launched in 2005 to help fulfill the declaration that year of the World Health Assembly (the governing body of WHO plotting right now to control future pandemics) urging its member states to “strengthen national laboratory capacity for human and zoonotic influenza,” and “support an international research agenda to reduce the spread and impact of pandemic influenza viruses.”
To enroll patients in SEAIRCN’s first clinical trial, newly constructed molecular diagnostic laboratories (MDLs) screened participants by influenza reverse transcript polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR). Similarly, a new biosafety level 3 lab (BSL3), specifically built to work with higher-risk pathogens, was established at Sir Farrar’s Hospital for Tropical Diseases, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, to isolate H5N1 viruses and emerging (pandemic) influenza viruses. Hmmm, you don’t say. A 2020 review of all biosafety labs in Vietnam (there are 2,423!), funded by Farrar’s OUCRU, explained that “Vietnam facilitates bilateral and multilateral collaboration with different countries and international agencies for strengthening biosafety and biosecurity capacity.” Predictably, the review cited the background behind the need for the labs, founded on WHO directives, stating:
“Outbreaks of disease in humans and animals and their cross-species transmission pose a significant risk to the health of the population, poultry, fisheries, and livestock and could influence business, economy, tourism, and reputation of a country.
To assess the national preparedness for a coordinated response to any infectious disease outbreak, [SEAIRCN] conducts Global Health Security (GHS) drill exercises. The exercise focused on establishing an emergency operations center (EOC) at the GDPM, assessing the nationwide laboratory system, diagnostic capacity for priority pathogens (i.e., H5N1, MARS CoVI), and communication and coordination during an epidemic outbreak. Similar EOC[s] are established during outbreaks and epidemics.”
As Farrar stokes fears over H5N1, it is old news that the virus could be used by the powers that be as a bioweapon and spark a pandemic. In 2013, in gain of function research (GOF) funded by the NIH, Prof. RAM Fouchier—an ally of Farrar and Fauci—said that because the risk of a pandemic caused by a bird flu virus exists in nature, it was critical for risk-mitigation plans to study the likely mutations that could make that happen. Two years prior, also using GOF research in a BSL3 lab, Fouchier announced that he and his team had found a way to make H5N1 into a form that could spread between mammals. At the time, according to Reuters, the U.S. National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity (NSABB) was so alarmed that it took the unprecedented step of trying to censor the publication of the studies. Defending his work, Fouchier, like Fauci and Farrar, exclaimed, “Nature is the biggest threat to us, not what we do in the lab.”
It is increasingly indisputable that philanthropists like Bill Gates, virus-obsessed medical professionals like Jeremy Farrar—as he warns of endless pandemics and the need for more vaccines—and other researchers funding and rehearsing for catastrophic pandemics as they hint of threats they’ve already created in labs are nothing more than sinister mad-scientist-type beings tinkering with nature and experimenting on humanity. It’s hard to keep up with how much U.S. taxpayer money Anthony Fauci has sent around the globe to research emerging diseases. With their billions and brains, they could’ve ended world hunger and disease long ago with nutritious food and teaching good health. Yet, curiously, they haven’t. And here they go again, getting the band back together to scare us with H5N1. But this time, we’re on to them.