THE first Disease X, SARS-CoV-2, was the beta-test for DARPA’s P3 Pandemic Prevention Platform project. The main objective of the scripted live exercise which started in January 2020 was to overcome the regulatory barriers that in the ordinary course of things would, or at least should have, prevented unsafe and ineffective mRNA vaccines from coming into use.
DARPA’s 2017 P3 project plans called for two demonstrations of the P3 platforms using DARPA-selected mystery pathogens. The four-year timescale may have slipped but as the return of Disease X rhetoric shows, the project hasn’t. It’s certain there will be a second demonstration event of the Pandemic Prevention Platform because the biodefence mafia keep telling the public there will be another pandemic. They’re biding their time until the new World Health Organization Pandemic Treaty is in place.
Amongst the remaining objectives is to create a library of 100 prototype mRNA vaccines for all 25 identified classes of viruses and to further compress the already implausibly short development timescale of the mRNA-SARS-CoV-2 vaccines so new ones can be magicked up for deployment in 100 days.
The organisation doing the ‘front running’ for DARPA on Disease X mark 2, the pathogenic ‘unknown unknown’, is the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI), the ‘just in case, just in time’ vaccine people. CEPI began fearmongering in earnest at the end of 2021 as they campaigned for more funding.
CEPI’s Chief Executive Dr Richard Hatchett urged politicians to make bold investments now in ‘pandemic-busting vaccines’ to save their economies from ‘devastatingly expensive pandemics’ later. In a paper called Prepare to Prevent: Developing Pandemic-Busting Vaccines Against Disease X which he wrote for the UN and which was published in December 2021, he wrote: ‘By the end of 2025, it is forecast that Covid-19 will have cost the world $28trillion over five years . . . For its part, CEPI has a $3.5billion pandemic-busting plan that, over the next five years, will kickstart and co-ordinate this work. Compared with the trillions lost to Covid-19, at $3.5billion this plan is not only value for money, it’s exactly what the world needs to ensure that our children never again face the hardship and loss we’ve had to endure from Covid-19.’
It is straight out of Orwell.
The ploy is transparent: to make the billions the biodefense mafia menacingly demand from governments seem reasonable in comparison to economy-ruining lockdowns of which he was the architect. Lockdowns, with social distancing and non-pharmaceutical interventions, were all in the 2007 US Pandemic Influenza implementation plan which he wrote. It was also Hatchett who ran the White House’s H1N1 Swine Flu response in 2009, when Mexico City was locked down for five days following threats from the US to close the border to Mexican goods. In the aftermath the Mexican government sought compensation for an estimated $2.3billion in economic losses. Mexico City was a dress rehearsal that’s been memory-holed.
Dr Robert Kadlec, the former Assistant Secretary of Preparedness and Response who succeeded in getting mRNA vaccines into use, also got on the case. On January 19, 2022, he appeared as a private citizen before the Senate House Rules Committee on Legislative and Budget Procedures. ‘The whole-of-nation response has been vital to the preserving our society and lives saved,’ said Kadlec, continuing obsequiously: ‘I also want to commend you and your colleagues for your strategic vision and foresight in having this Subcommittee consider budgetary approaches that Congress could take to prepare the country for the next pandemic.’
Having wrested $18billion out of Congress for his Manhattan Project for Biodefense, otherwise known as Operation Warp Speed, Kadlec then lobbied shamelessly on behalf of the vaccine industry, calling for more corporate welfare in the form of public-private partnerships.
The biodefence community had been too narrowly fixated on influenza at the expense of coronavirus and Nipah, he said, and that mustn’t happen again because China, Iran, North Korea and Russia might be encouraged to breach the Biological Weapons Convention because ‘they think we’re unprepared’.
Top of Kadlec’s wish list was a biodefence slush fund. What he wanted was a guaranteed annual appropriation to a Health Security Emergency Fund and a permanent budget designation to prepare for ‘future pandemics and other potential catastrophic health security threat.’ What he was asking for was a bottomless cookie jar which could be accessed at any time to develop, purchase and stockpile endless vaccines.
Weeks later Hatchett was also brandishing the begging bowl. In March 2022 the UK government co-hosted a Global Pandemic Preparedness Summit for CEPI’s 100-day mission (also known as the Bipartisan Biodefense Commission’s Apollo Project). Hatchett said this would ‘build on the scientific advances made during Covid-19 to prepare in advance for Disease X – the threat of an unknown pathogen with pandemic potential’.
CEPI raised $1.5billion of the $3.5billion it wanted.
Hatchett said: ‘This is a substantial sum but it is trivial compared to the cost of a pandemic. If that number gives pause, remember that for as bad as the covid pandemic has been, it is not even the worst case. It’s not even the first pandemic of the 21st century and unless we act now, we can be sure that it will not be the last,’ said the man who in March 2020 told Channel 4 News with a straight face: ‘Completely dispassionately, without raising the temperature, this is the most frightening disease I’ve ever encountered in my career and that includes Ebola, it includes MERS, it includes SARS.’
Though Congress appears not to have answered Kadlec’s 2022 plea, some members of the House of Representatives were persuaded that whatever Disease X is, it’s out there and they needed to do something to make sure a vaccine is ready in advance. In June 2023, the Disease X Act was tabled in the House of Representatives was tabled last June directing the US Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA) ‘to establish a program at BARDA for developing medical countermeasures for viral threats with pandemic potential’.
So what is planned for Disease X – what is it going to be?
Although the US Health and Human Services secretary extended the PREP Act liability shield for Ebola and Marburg haemorrhagic fever products in November 2023, neither seem likely candidates for Disease X mark 2. Why? Well, they are known to be difficult to catch. My suspicion is that since replacing chicken embryo-based influenza vaccine manufacturing has been the main driver behind developing new vaccine manufacturing technologies, the ‘highly pathogenic bird flu emerging from China’ narrative will soon return.
As it happens, Moderna ran a phase 1 trial of two avian influenza vaccines H9N7 and H10N8 in 2019. The Phase 3 trial of a combination covid and influenza mRNA vaccine began at the end of October 2023. So my guess is that Disease X mark 2 will be a bird flu and the plan, under the pretext of an emergency, is to push all existing flu vaccines out of the market and replace them with mRNA versions.
If the WHO’s Pandemic Treaty doesn’t fall apart, expect it to declare another public health emergency of international concern (PHEIC) during which a new vaccine will be mandated for use.
Despite the SARS-CoV-2 monoclonal antibodies being withdrawn as unsafe and the vast and accumulating evidence that the mRNA genetic vaccines that underpin the P3 project should go the same way, the biodefence mafia’s belief in vaccines as the most potent tool to prevent pandemics remains resolutely unshakeable even in the face of evidence to the contrary. They will be on a mission this time to prove the P3 platform does what they claim it does.