Eleven days before Donald Trump was sworn-in as President, the Obama regime LIFTED a moratorium on “gain of function” research, paving the way for scientists to fiddle with germs, like COVID, to see if they could be made MORE contagious.
First a definition. What is “gain of function” research?
“. . . certain life sciences research that could enhance a pathogen’s virulence and/or transmissibility to produce a potential pandemic pathogen.”
Put simply, this research looks at how to make nasty germs even nastier, and/or more EASILY spreadable to infect and harm MORE people.
The lifting of the Moratorium is still listed in the White House Archives:
A direct link to the actual White House web site page is HERE.
PENTAGON NEVER STOPPED FUNDING
This re-authorization by the Obama regime was only kickstarting funding within the U.S. because the funding of weaponization of SARS-CoV-2 never actually stopped in 2014. The media reporting on this is misleading, if not downright false.
In the original pdf guidance for the 2014 research pause of into weaponization of SARS viruses there was a footnote that everyone seems to have missed. It is within the red square at the bottom:
Here is a direct link to this Moratorium and its Exception HERE.
[U.S. Government Gain-of-Function Deliberative Process and Research Funding Pause on Selected Gain-of-Function Research Involving Influenza, MERS, and SARS Viruses – pdf, page 2 – October 17, 2014]
This exception essentially permitted the Pentagon to continue funding the creation of SARS as a biological weapon in Wuhan, China, under the auspices of national security. Which is exactly what the defense department did: “Grants from the Pentagon included $6,491,025 from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) from 2017 to 2020” HERE.
♦ October 17, 2014 – U.S. funding of SARS to create a biological weapon was paused due to the extreme risk of a pandemic. However, the pause allowed agencies within the U.S. government to continue funding if they determined “the research is urgently necessary to protect the public health or national security.”
♦ 2014 through 2020 the Pentagon continued funding research in Wuhan, China. Fear of discovery would explain why many top officials in the U.S. Defense Department were against the Trump administration [with increased severity after the COVID pandemic began].
♦ May 2016 – [An Election Year] “after thorough deliberation and extensive input from domestic and international stakeholders, the NSABB [National Science Advisory Board for Biosecurity] issued its recommendations. NSABB’s central finding was that studies that are expected to enhance PPP have potential benefits to public health but also entail significant risks. NSABB recommended that such studies warranted additional scrutiny prior to being funded.” Anthony Fauci is on the NSABB.
♦ January 9, 2017 – [Four Days after the Susan Rice oval office meeting with Obama, Biden, Comey, et al] The Obama Administration re-authorizes funding for the creation of SARS biological weapons. “Adoption of these recommendations will satisfy the requirements for lifting the current moratorium on certain life sciences research that could enhance a pathogen’s virulence and/or transmissibility to produce a potential pandemic pathogen (an enhanced PPP).“
Given the workarounds, exceptions and plausible deniability for the consequences, built into the original moratorium guidance in 2014, the defense department was operationally permitted to keep funding the biological weapons research in Wuhan, China. The 2014 ban was a funding moratorium in name only; however, it appears the funding for U.S. research in North Carolina was stopped…READ THE REST: Hal Turner Radio Show – COVID-19: Obama Lifted Block on “Gain of Function Research” Days Before Trump Took Office
*Thanks to Jon Eisen for the heads-up on this item: Cheers!