This post follows on from If You Wake at Midnight.
When the history of modern medicine is laid out – See Shipwreck of the Singular – it is clear that, from Napoleon onwards, the military have been the greatest influence on its development. In Wars before 1900, more soldiers died from disease than from enemy efforts. There was a pressing need to change this. The armies who won were the ones with the fewest soldiers dying from disease. This is how a few Spaniards defeated the mighty Aztec and later Inca empires.
Napoleon’a army created ambulance services and battlefield surgery. In the American Civil War we got the Red Cross, triage stations and hospitals behind the lines. Syringes, opioid pain-killers, and anesthesia brought safe amputations, a management of open chest wounds, and the first plastic surgery on stream.
The military also realized the importance of treating Veterans properly which led to pensions, free healthcare, and developments in rehabilitation medicine. The War experience led to a hospital in every American city, mostly doing surgery, with a placement of hospitals on grids to facilitate responses to emergencies along with urban ambulances and Casualty Departments.
The Germans copied the Americans, and the Japanese copied the Germans and against all expectations beat the Russians in 1904 in great part because they were the first to have fewer soldiers die from traditional wartime killers like dysentery and typhoid.
The Great War, World War II, and later Wars built on these developments. Military needs now drive telemedicine, remote surgery and everything that might be needed for space exploration.
DARPA, BARDA and OBAMA
In 1958, Dwight Eisenhower, who bowed out of office in 1960 warning us about the military industrial complex, created DARPA – the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency. DARPA laid a basis for supporting research for military purposes, created the internet, which has led to the surveillance society we now have. All these have had a huge influence on medicine,
In 2006 George W Bush and the War on Terror gave us BARDA – Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority – among whose briefs is to defend us against bioweapons. BARDA supported the idea of Emergency Use Authorization of equipment and drugs and vaccines in emergencies like pandemics.
On the day before the Trump-Clinton vote in 2016, Barack Obama signed Executive Order 13747
Advancing the Global Health Security Agenda to Achieve a World Safe and Secure From Infectious Disease Threats
This order aimed at creating a coordinated international network to respond to threats like novel infections, whether arising by accident or from a laboratory.
A year and half ago, Brook Jackson attempted to alert FDA and later others to serious violations of good clinical trial practice in the Pfizer Covid Vaccine trial at the sites in Texas being run by Ventavia.
When some of us here outlined the difficulties Brook had had in Eric Rubin Boston Strangler, we only knew a part of her story. We knew she had taken a False Claims action alerting the US Government to a situation in which they were essentially being defrauded. We knew the US Government yawned and rolled over in its sleep.
The Pfizer Motion to Dismiss says that:
- Jackson couldn’t point to any injuries.
- FDA were aware of her complaint but still authorized and later fullly approval Comirnaty. A thousand Ventavia patients, 2% of the trial participants, were unlikely to influence the overall result.
- Pfizer made no false claims. They simply sent in invoices for billions of dollars based on FDA Emergency Use Authorization and later approval. The invoices made no claims this was for a vaccine or that it worked or that it was safe.
Pfizer’s invoices were/are sent to the Department of Defense, not as you might have thought the Department of Health.
This arrangement appears to have been put in place under an Other Transaction Authority (OTA). OTAs were created with DARPA in 1958. When the military wanted to get something done fast without having to go through Red Tape, bidding wars or ethics committees, it can use an OTA. This is ostensibly when speed is needed rather than secrecy.
In a recent interview, Brook brings all this out and the dilemmas it poses for her lawyers and perhaps the lawyers on the Government’s side also.
The rudiments of Emergency Use Authorizations date back to the 1938 Food, Drugs and Cosmetics Act but EUAs formally came into being with Project Bioshield in 2004. This laid a basis for using unapproved agents in an emergency. Before Covid the only vaccine administered under EUA was an already approved anthrax vaccine. The Covid vaccines where the first new and previously unused vaccines to be EUA’d.
But not the first drugs. Hundreds of EUAs were used in the early phase of the pandemic for all sort of devices and tests aimed at tracking the virus and protecting people. And FDA issued EUAs for chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine apparently at Donald Trump’s insistence. These EUAs were revoked within two months.
Both the issuing and revoking illustrate that FDA has not been operating as normal – it’s doing as it’s told. It’s normal these days for FDA to approve drugs that don’t work and are dangerous like Aduhelm for Alzheimers but even on an accelerated approval track this takes ages.
What is not normal is for a trial to end in mid-November and FDA essentially to approve the treatment four weeks later before it had a chance to make sure these new agents don’t work and are dangerous.
Where could the problem be in approving treatments that are about to appear in press any moment now in the Holy of Holies – The New England Journal of Misinformation – with a distinguished first author Stephen Thomas. A military man no less. Who says he hasn’t seen the data and doesn’t reply to email queries about this.
This is not some unique US perversion. The UK has done exactly the same – whether told to by the US under the auspices of a Global Health Security Agenda or by its own military-industrial complex. The Brits took a DARPA style Task-Force approach to the pandemic chaired by a venture Capitalist, Kate Bingham, that channeled vast amounts of money to friends in order to save time, with estimates that billions have been squandered.
The UK government brought in Emergency Use Authorization in the Autumn of 2020. Authorization and later vaccine approval was granted by MHRA, whose boss June Raine now tells the world, MHRA switched From Watchdog to Enabler. You can hear Kate and June in the Watchdog link.
June proudly gushes that MHRA has now developed regulatory flexibilities it didn’t have before. When challenged by Boris Johnson to please don’t stop us from killing people, she tells us she said of course we won’t – we will help you save lives.
It’s likely the same in Europe where the EC are refusing to release the text messaging between Ursula von der Leyen and Albert Bourla – see The Handmaid’s Vaccine.
What about Argentina? Well, the answer has been staring us all in the face from the first post.
The Special Mission (let’s not call it a trial or a study) was carried out at the Hospital Militar in Buenos Aires. Checking this out, Johanna Ryan stumbled on an article about Hospital Militar with great photos, like the one above, and an interview with Jorge Leyendo, about persecution of union workers there:
“There is an underlying problem, very serious. More than 600 private companies work at the Military Hospital through the Argentine Army Health Foundation, FUSEA. The director is Ariel Guzmán, a retired colonel, who was the Hospital’s Operations Director until very recently. What I wanted to explain is that during working hours with a state salary, workers are forced to work for these companies. These companies have work at zero cost, it is slave labor at zero cost that goes unnoticed because the worker receives his salary as a state worker, fights for his parity, fights for his extras, tries to earn better, but he is doing work for private, in addition It clearly violates the Public Ethics Law (Law 25,188).
But this is not the most serious thing, they tell you that you have to do it because there is an agreement. Now we as a union have been asking for these agreements for years, they are never shown to the workers. We workers have an agreement, in a sectoral sector, we have a general agreement, which is from 2006, we have the public employment framework law. But it turns out that there is another secret rule that nobody sees. So we are in a situation that is totally opaque, totally unclear economically and legally. This is happening.
… We had been talking about this issue, but Colonel Roberto Ramón Bieneski, head of HR, blew up the negotiations with these document letters, with these summaries, with these folders that they are putting together, with these violations of the laws and, well, they force us to make public the topic. Besides, we have to make it public because it is our right as a group of workers.”
This is exactly the problem Augusto Roux has run into. A secret law blocks him from being able to access all his records and establish just what has happened to him.
Mandates and Malefizer
Malefizer © Nina Otulakowski July 2022
Mandates for vaccines or anything else are a very military thing. As Andrew Marriott outlines in If You Wake at Midnight the troops were lined up and given Lariam, and you were essentially drummed out of the service if you talked about problems the drug was causing you.
Earlier this year there was a controversy about deaths, injuries and harms the vaccines had caused US troops. It looked like the figures were showing dramatic increases in harms, and then it looked like they were corrected or fiddled – hard to tell which. Matthew Crawford from Rounding The Earth was heavily involved in raising these issues and believes fiddled is the right word.
You don’t have to take a position on this to be alarmed at what appears to be a linked development. Adam Schiff, a leading Democrat, has recently introduced an amendment to the US National Defense Authorization Act that would prohibit the use of military information as:
“evidence in any trial, hearing, or other proceeding in or before any court, grand jury, department, officer, agency, regulatory body, legislative committee, or other authority of the United States, a State, or a political subdivision thereof.”
This, as Crawford notes, appears to move the military to a realm outside of government. A state within a state.
Given our increasing inability to find out what is going on, it is as though Malefizer has swooped down and put us all to sleep. Maybe we will all wake up as the Germans did in 1968 wondering about the bad dream people kept telling them about.
I wrote to Joe Biden in September 2021 as Covid Vaccine Mandates were introduced – Love in a Time of Covid – saying
You are telling us we are at War with the Virus, but you haven’t put a Red Cross in the field to pick up even our own troops who are wounded. You have created an atmosphere of joy when enemy troops (the unvaccinated) end up in the hands of our healthcare staff who openly sneer at them, and say they feel inclined to let them die. There are no convalescent hospitals or rehabilitation facilities for our troops to go to, no effort to sustain our morale by treating our troops decently.
You are drafting US citizens under terms and conditions that predate the American Civil War.
The Global Health Security Agenda means he has drafted all the rest of us as well – Europeans, Canadians, and others.
It’s only in fairy tales that a Prince turns up on horseback and cuts through a Forest of Thorns to set us free. Besides one of today’s princes is among the last people anyone would now want to meet. Putin on horseback might be a better bet.
A fairy tale noir might see someone sitting down with Malefizer, who must be getting bored with how easy it has all got to make a $100 Billion, challenging her/him to a high stakes card game – the soul of humanity for the winner.
In the real world, hoping for the military to wake up is a better bet. But, like the rest of us, whether because of the tech element or the propaganda element, drugs and vaccines seem to cast a deep spell on them also.