Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates is behind a sophisticated multi-billion dollar effort to control the COVID-19 pandemic by bending government policy and shifting public perceptions regarding the virus, an explosive investigation has revealed.
The investigation by Politico and German newspaper WELT uncovered a paper trail revealing that Gates is linked to four health organizations that spent around $10 billion influencing governmental pandemic strategies.
However, the probe found that the groups “lacked the scrutiny of governments, and fell short of their own goals.”
The four organizations were identified during the investigation as:
- Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
- Gavi – a vaccine promoter Gates helped found
- Wellcome Trust – a health research group that worked with Gates
- Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) – a pro-vaccine organization that Gates helped create
According to the report, the groups took advantage of the lack of preparedness of governments around the world.
As the coronavirus started to spread globally, “four non-governmental global health organizations began making plans for a life-or-death struggle against a virus that would know no boundaries,” the report said.
The move created a “shift in power from the overwhelmed governments to a group of non-governmental organizations (NGO)” with ties to Bill Gates, the probe found.
Those groups took on roles that were previously held by government agencies.
The organizations then “identified potential vaccine makers and targeted investments in the development of tests, treatments, and shots.”
“They used their clout with the World Health Organization to help create an ambitious worldwide distribution plan for the dissemination of those COVID tools to needy nations, though it would ultimately fail to live up to its original promises,” the report reveals.
The groups gave the WHO a staggering $1.4 billion to win over the United Nations health agency’s support, the probe found.
They also spent $8.3 million lobbying lawmakers and officials to support their agenda.
The NGOs even employed “representatives from the WHO.”
However, the organizations failed to “bridge the equity gap” and left low-income countries to face the “worst waves of the pandemic.”
A key fight they won was to protect intellectual property rights to vaccines.
The push from the groups led a policy adviser for Doctors Without Borders to question: “What makes Bill Gates qualified to be giving advice and advising the U.S. government on where they should be putting the tremendous resources?”
Despite Gates’s huge net worth, it wasn’t the billionaire’s cash the groups were using to peddle influence.
The organizations received millions of dollars in American taxpayer money.
According to pending legislation, CEFI is being designated $500 million in taxpayer cash.
The group will receive $100M a year over five years.
The investigation relied on more than four dozen interviews with U.S. and European officials and global health specialists, Politico revealed.
Investigators tracked the path on which the response to COVID moved from governments to the Bill Gates-linked private groups.
“Now, critics are raising significant questions about the equity and effectiveness of the group’s response to the pandemic — and the serious limitations of outsourcing the pandemic response to unelected, privately-funded groups,” Politico reported.
Georgetown University professor Lawrence Gostin, who specializes in public health law, warns that the groups’ propaganda effort is “the worst kind of influence.”
“I think we should be deeply concerned,” Gostin said in the report.
“Putting it in a very crass way, money buys influence.
“And this is the worst kind of influence.
“Not just because it’s money — although that’s important, because money shouldn’t dictate policy — but also, because it’s preferential access, behind closed doors.”
The evidence from the probe shows, that by handing the WHO $1.4 billion, Gates’s four organizations obtained influence over the eventual program called “Access to COVID-19 Tools Accelerator.”
That was the structure that delivered only 16% of the diagnostics tests it promised to deliver.
It also only delivered 15% of the two billion vaccine doses it promised.
Further, the investigation revealed the very structure set up for those processes “diminished accountability.”