Normally, I wouldn’t bother to bring attention to #FearPorn like this, but there’s a good reason for it, and you’ll see why shortly. But here’s the article that appeared on Yahoo:
The FBI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating “questionable vials” labeled “smallpox” and found in a freezer last night at a Merck facility outside Philadelphia, according to an alert sent to Department of Homeland Security leadership on Tuesday night.
There were reportedly a total of 15 questionable vials, according to the unclassified “For Official Use Only” alert, a copy of which was obtained by Yahoo News. Five of the vials were labeled as “smallpox” and 10 were labeled as “vaccinia.” The vials were secured immediately.
The discovery of the vials prompted a lockdown of the facility, which has since been lifted. The FBI and CDC launched investigations, which remain ongoing.
“There is no indication that anyone has been exposed to the small number of frozen vials. The frozen vials labeled ‘Smallpox’ were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker while cleaning out a freezer in a facility that conducts vaccine research in Pennsylvania,” a CDC spokesperson told Yahoo News.
“CDC, its Administration partners, and law enforcement are investigating the matter, and the vials’ contents appear intact. The laboratory worker who discovered the vials was wearing gloves and a face mask. We will provide further details as they are available,” the spokesperson said.
My first takeaway here is that the FBI and the CDC are probably some of the last people I’d want in possession of vials of Smallpox, other than maybe the CIA.
But I’m sure we can trust them to get to the bottom of this matter.
Smallpox is not just some run-of-the-mill virus you dump in the back of the freezer and forget about. It is a terrible, deadly virus that killed as many as 300 million people worldwide in the 20th century.
Smallpox was apparently eradicated in 1980 due to a global vaccine push (a real vaccine push), so I am personally not old enough to know anything about Smallpox. I just always assumed it was like Chicken Pox, but smaller “poxes.” So I looked up some images of Smallpox patients, and it looks very unpleasant to say the least:
Apparently Smallpox has a 30% death rate, too, making it way, way deadlier than Covid.
This is serious shit. And it’s a big deal that smallpox was found in a lab near Philadelphia because that lab is not authorized to have samples of the Smallpox virus on hand:
Smallpox, a disease caused by the variola virus, is considered so deadly that only two labs in the world are authorized to store samples of the virus, including one in Russia and the other at the CDC in Atlanta.
Scientists have debated for years whether to destroy any remaining samples, citing the danger of a mishap that could unleash a disease that has been eradicated since the 1970s. Those in favor of keeping samples have argued they are needed to develop new vaccines in response to a new outbreak.
This sounds like Wuhan all over again: “Hey, we have to conduct gain of function research on bat coronaviruses unless they ever somehow make the jump to humans–whoops! Looks like one of our genetically-modified bat coronaviruses that can infect humans just got out of the lab in a leak and now it’s running rampant across the whole world!”
The question for “those in favor of keeping the samples” of Smallpox is this: how could there be a new outbreak of Smallpox if it has been eradicated from circulation among humans, and the only samples of it are kept in one of two labs in the world?
If Smallpox ever has a “new outbreak,” it will have come from a lab. Undeniably.
So just destroy the samples, and we’ll never have to worry about Smallpox again, right? Simple as that.
Well, as we now know from this story, not all the samples of Smallpox in the world are housed in those two labs. They obviously just found some samples in Philadelphia.
Which then begs the question, how many other unauthorized labs out there in the world are housing Smallpox samples? Something tells me that Merck lab in Philadelphia was not the only one.
I found this story from 2014, where “decades old” vials of Smallpox were found at an NIH lab in Bethesda, Maryland. And it wasn’t just a few vials of Smallpox, it was 327 vials.
So you have to wonder how many vials of Smallpox are out there? How many of them aren’t at one of the two authorized facilities? Which other countries besides America and Russia are in possession of Smallpox virus samples? To be quite honest, though, other than China, I’m more worried about our own government’s possession of Smallpox samples than I am any other government of the world.
And what’s going to be the punishment for Merck here? This is a very serious situation we’re talking about.
For some reason, I feel like Merck won’t get punished at all for this. Why? Because they probably got the samples from the government. It defies belief to think Merck just got their hands on Smallpox virus samples without the government being aware.
So then we have to ask, why would the government permit Merck to obtain samples of Smallpox? Obviously the mind wanders toward some pretty sinister explanations….
I bring up this Smallpox story because if you remember, it wasn’t too long ago that everyone’s favorite oligarch Bill Gates, seemingly out of the blue, warned about the threat of a Smallpox-based bioterrorism attack:
Bill Gates has called on governments to give billions in research and development funding to prevent future pandemics and ‘bio-terrorism’.
The billionaire founder of Microsoft warned that world leaders must prepare for disasters like ‘smallpox terror attacks’ whatever the cost, and called for the formation of a new billion-dollar World Health Organisation Pandemic Task Force.
He gave the warning and bid for funds during a Policy Exchange thinktank interview with chair of the Health Select Committee and former UK health secretary Jeremy Hunt yesterday.
‘It’ll take probably about a billion a year for a pandemic Task Force at the WHO level, which is doing the surveillance and actually doing what I call ‘germ games’ where you practice.’
Gates suggested that the ‘germ-games’ could include preparing for acts of bioterrorism such as smallpox attacks on airports, likening them to ‘war-games’ used by militaries to train for conflicts the world over.
‘You say, OK, what if a bioterrorist brought smallpox to 10 airports? You know, how would the world respond to that?’ Gates said.
‘There’s naturally-caused epidemics and bioterrorism-caused epidemics that could even be way worse than what we experienced today.’
If you immediately want to get into “conspiracy theory” territory, the conclusion you’d come to is that the government is planning to stage a false-flag bioterrorism attack on the American people using Smallpox, and then use it as an excuse to go to war with the Russians, who, remember, are the only other country in the world authorized to possess samples of the Smallpox virus.
I certainly hope that is not the case. Smallpox, unlike Covid-19, is legitimately scary.
But look at the most recent issue of Atlantic Magazine:
The Atlantic’s 5 “Bad Guys” are, from left to right, Venezuela’s Nicolas Maduro, Belarus’ Alexander Lukashenko, Vladimir Putin, Xi Jinping and Turkey’s Recep Erdogan.
What a juvenile and idiotic way of looking at the world by a supposedly “smart” magazine, by the way. If anything, America’s government is every bit as bad as those supposed “Bad Guys.”
Look at this quote from the article and tell me what, exactly, is the difference between those supposed “Bad Guys” and the US government:
What the nations Applebaum considers have in common is their participation in what she evocatively dubs “Autocracy, Inc.” As she puts it, autocracies in 2021 “are run not by one bad guy, but by sophisticated networks composed of kleptocratic financial structures, security services (military, police, paramilitary groups, surveillance), and professional propagandists” who use social media to spread the message about the weakness of democracy.
All of those things are not only present in America but hallmarks of our corrupted ruling regime. Our propagandists, however, use social media for other reasons.
Anyway, back to the original point: it feels like they’re trying to nudge us towards a major war with at least one of the guys on that magazine cover.
Whether Smallpox has anything to do with that, who knows. But it’s at least curious that not two weeks after Bill Gates just randomly, out of the blue, raised the warning about a possible Smallpox bioterrorism attack, vials of Smallpox were just found, randomly, at a lab in Pennsylvania.
Hello from the UK
Many thanks for this post. The smallpox article is just more fear porn as you suggest. Smallpox may be many things, but in essence it is toxicosis of the body like all diseases and usually related to poor immune system or external poisoning. The symptoms vary depending on the individuals immune system and what poisons have actually done the damage.