Posted by Roger Mallett Posted on 5 July 2024

It Was Biodefense, Not Public Health: UK Edition

In previous articles, I analyzed government documents showing that the Covid pandemic response in the US was not designed or led by public health agencies. Rather, it was a biodefense responseled by the National Security Council and FEMA/Department of Homeland Security.

In addition to military/intelligence agencies, the biodefense cartel that ran the Covid response encompassed global pharmaceutical companies enmeshed in public-private partnerships with governments to create and disseminate “countermeasures,” and global NGOs – most notably, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and the Wellcome Trust – who invest in and benefit from all the activities related to pandemic preparedness, first and foremost: vaccines.

The same thing happened in many countries:

  • Between January and mid-March 2020, the public health agencies were handling the coronavirus outbreak as they would any other. They monitored for local outbreaks where people were getting sick with symptoms, told people not to panic, and gave scientifically and epidemiologically sound advice: no masks necessary; wash your hands and stay home if you’re sick.
  • In mid-March there was a complete reversal on everything: suddenly both the political and the public health officials were saying millions would die if we did not shut everything down and wait for vaccines.

In this article I will discuss how this pattern was repeated in the British Covid pandemic response: the national public health agency was replaced at the helm of the response by military/intelligence entities, and the response switched from public health to lockdown-until-vaccine – specifically, as a top UK minister testified – the mRNA vaccine.

Initial UK Public Health Response

Wikipedia describes in detail how in the first months of 2020, the pandemic response in the UK followed standard epidemiological and scientific guidelines.

Even as late as March 11th, the authorities were eschewing face masks and explaining that herd immunity would be the inevitable endpoint:

On 11 March, the Deputy Chief Medical Officer for England Jenny Harries said that the government was “following the science” by not banning mass gatherings. She also said, on face masks, “If a healthcare professional hasn’t advised you to wear a face mask… it’s really not a good idea and doesn’t help.”[39] She added that masks could “actually trap the virus in the mask and start breathing it in.”[40] On 13 March, British government Chief Scientific Adviser Patrick Vallance told BBC Radio 4 one of “the key things we need to do” is to “build up some kind of herd immunity so more people are immune to this disease and we reduce the transmission.”[41]

These are all standard public health procedures in dealing with a respiratory virus that is spreading in the population.

Accordingly, in the UK Coronavirus Action Plan dated March 3, 2020, there is no mention of masks, social distancing, or asymptomatic testing; and the plan provides reassurance that most people will have mild flu-like disease.

Under “Responsibilities for Preparedness and Response” the Plan states: “DHSC [Department of Health and Social Care] is the lead UK government department with responsibility for responding to the risk posed by a future pandemic.”

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