Scientists bring Spanish Flu back to life

Source: De Andere Krant google translated

Karel Beckman 19 September 2022

US and Canadian researchers, with support from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Anthony Fauci’s National Institutes of Health (NIH), have revive the Spanish Flu virus. They hope to develop a deadly variant of the virus so that vaccines can be made against it now, should this virus variant ever occur in nature in the future. American lawyer Thomas Renz is furious about the investigation, to which he has drawn attention. “Stop making these monstrosities and we won’t need vaccines,” he writes on his blog.

The researchers, who work for several public health agencies in Canada and the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute in Oregon, have used a complicated laboratory technique known as “reverse genetics.” With this, they claim to have been able to reconstruct the virus that would have been responsible for the Spanish Flu, which claimed hundreds of millions of victims in 1918. They describe in a recent scientific publication that they infected two species of macaques with their homemade virus. To their disappointment, however, they hardly got sick. “This means we need other lab animals to test for,” they write.

Ohio attorney Thomas Renz is outraged by the investigation. “This is so absurd – I think people can hardly believe it,” he writes on his blog. “Fauci and his humans are now infecting primates with the Spanish Flu. Does anyone think this is a good idea? What idiot is insensitive enough to do this kind of research with the Spanish Flu virus while the world is still recovering from Covid?”

Renz has announced a lawsuit against a number of research institutions, including the NIH and the Ecohealth Alliance, which he accuses of developing the Sars-COV-2 virus. According to him, this would have happened in Wuhan in China with research money from these institutions. The origin of the Sars-COV-2 virus, responsible for Covid-19, is the subject of fierce scientific debate. Researchers such as professor Marion Koopmans of Erasmus MC state that the virus is of natural origin, but others do not rule out that it was developed in a lab.

The fact is that in the past, at Erasmus MC and other institutions, deadly viruses were deliberately developed through so-called gain of function research. Virologist Ron Foucher, who works under Koopmans, caused a worldwide stir in 2012 when he announced that he had developed a super-lethal flu virus in Rotterdam – with American research money. The Obama administration then decided to ban all gain of function research. This ban was later withdrawn. Some of the research was moved to China after the ban, including through the Ecohealth Alliance, which works closely with Fauci’s NIH. NIH funds much of the medical research that takes place in the United States and elsewhere in the world.

Fauci, 82, who has been America’s top health official for decades – he has announced his resignation at the end of this year – has come under fire for allegedly pressuring major US big tech companies such as Facebook and Google to censor critics of the corona policy and to make black. Missouri and Louisiana prosecutors recently filed a lawsuit against him seeking access to his correspondence with Facebook and other Big Tech groups.