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The Biden Administration is Already Preparing for the ‘Next’ Pandemic — And It Will Be Even Worse Than Covid

The White House has released its Strategy to Strengthen Health Security and Prepare for Biothreats. The Biden-Harris strategy signals that the Democratic Party and the biomedical establishment intend to double down on the disastrous policies that failed to stop the spread of Covid-19 in the United States.

“Infectious diseases that cross borders and disrupt societies are a threat to our national security and global stability,” the White House said. “COVID-19 is the latest example of how biological threats can devastate communities across America and around the world, resulting in millions of deaths and trillions of dollars of economic losses globally. In addition to COVID-19, the global community is concurrently fighting outbreaks of monkeypox, polio, Ebola, highly pathogenic avian influenza, and other diseases, stretching thin global resources and demonstrating gaps in our current preparedness. And, the risks of weaponization of biological agents are expanding.”

“The United States must be prepared for outbreaks from any source – whether naturally occurring, accidental, or deliberate in origin,” the statement continued. “Urbanization, climate change, and habitat encroachment increase the risk of an outbreak emerging from animal reservoirs. Global interconnectedness accelerates the speed at which infectious diseases spread across the world, especially when coupled with overwhelmed health systems. Furthermore, the norm against the development and use of biological weapons has been challenged by state and non-state actors over the past several decades.”

“The Administration is already implementing key actions in the Strategy with existing funding,” the statement added. “However, fully achieving these transformative objectives will require the support of Congress to provide additional resources, including the President’s $88 billion request over five years for pandemic preparedness and biodefense. The Administration looks forward to working with Congress to implement this investment strategy to save trillions of dollars and millions of lives.”

The strategy briefing advocates for even more central planning in the event of global pandemics. Over the next 5-10 years, it aims to:

  • Enable testing within 12 hours, surge tens of thousands of diagnostic tests within one week, and develop rapid diagnostics within 90 days;
  • Develop vaccines within 100 days; manufacture enough vaccine for the population of the United States within 130 days; and work with international partners to develop sufficient vaccine supply for high-risk global populations within 200 days; and,
  • Accelerate therapeutic development and validation to repurpose existing drugs within 90 days or develop novel therapeutics within 180 days.

As Stanford Professor of Medicine Dr. Jay Bhattacharya points out, the White House is advocating “terrible” policy, including a “minimum 130-day lockdown to start a pandemic.”

“This plan for the next pandemic is terrible policy,” Dr. Bhattacharya notes. “It guarantees”:

  1. Minimum 130-day lockdown to start the pandemic
  2. No reasonable randomized trial or safety testing before deploying a novel vaccine at scale
  3. Support for gain-of-function work forever

The last point is not only relevant in light of continuing dispute over whether SARS-CoV-2 originally came from the Wuhan laboratory, but also controversy regarding an allegedly unsanctioned Boston University experiment involving the fusion of the original Covid strain and the Omicron variant.

The Covid lockdowns have been thoroughly dismantled from a policy standpoint. An exhaustive Johns Hopkins University comparative analysis found that strict lockdowns failed to significantly reduce Covid-related deaths.

“Lockdowns in the U.S. and Europe had little or no impact in reducing deaths from COVID-19, according to a new analysis by researchers at Johns Hopkins University,” the Washington Times reported.  “The lockdowns during the early phase of the pandemic in 2020 reduced COVID-19 mortality by about 0.2%, said the broad review of multiple scientific studies.”

“We find no evidence that lockdowns, school closures, border closures, and limiting gatherings have had a noticeable effect on COVID-19 mortality,” the researchers wrote.

“Overall, we conclude that lockdowns are not an effective way of reducing mortality rates during a pandemic, at least not during the first wave of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the authors state. “Our results are in line with the World Health Organization Writing Group (2006), who state, “Reports from the 1918 influenza pandemic indicate that social-distancing measures did not stop or appear to dramatically reduce transmission.”

“The use of lockdowns is a unique feature of the COVID-19 pandemic,” the authors added. “Lockdowns have not been used to such a large extent during any of the pandemics of the past century. However, lockdowns during the initial phase of the COVID-19 pandemic have had devastating effects. They have contributed to reducing economic activity, raising unemployment, reducing schooling, causing political unrest, contributing to domestic violence, and undermining liberal democracy. These costs to society must be compared to the benefits of lockdowns, which our meta-analysis has shown are marginal at best. Such a standard benefit-cost calculation leads to a strong conclusion: lockdowns should be rejected out of hand as a pandemic policy instrument.”

The COVID lockdowns will cause damage to the United States for many years to come, including a lasting toll on economic vitality, public health, and in terms of human lives.  Such is the conclusion of a number of recent academic studies, including those conducted by researchers at the RAND corporation, the National Bureau of Economic Research, and the National Academy of Sciences.

“The huge collateral damage of lockdowns is becoming clear. Global unemployment has spiked. Hundreds of millions of children have missed school, often for months. Families have been kept apart. And much of the damage is still to come,” The Economist noted.

Indeed, despite nearly two years of Covid ‘vaccine’ availability, excess mortality continues to be inflated above-normal in the United States. This demonstrates the complete failure of the lockdowns and exposes the overstated vaccine efficacy.

If the Covid vaccine mandates and the lockdowns worked, this should never happen. This is particularly true of a virus with less than one percent mortality rate worldwide.

The American people need to ask themselves if it is worth relinquishing their Constitutional rights and their freedom of choice to unelected bureaucrats who failed completely to deliver on their promises. Millions of Americans made this false choice during the Covid pandemic, instead of deciding what was best for themselves and their families with the consultation of their personal doctors.

The damage done to the country during the Covid pandemic will take decades, if not generations to unwind. And if the Biden presidency’s strategy document is any indication, it will only be worse next time.

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