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21st Century Pandemic Timeline

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posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 12:12 AM
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Here's a year by year summary of outbreaks, epidemics and pandemics for the twenty-first century.

This research is deep and has a lot of notes, so I may have missed a few things in this timeline summary. Please add to it when you see where I missed something.

2002

The 2002–2004 SARS outbreak was an epidemic involving severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) caused by . . . coronavirus (SARS-CoV or SARS-CoV-1). The outbreak was first identified in Foshan, Guangdong, China, on 16 November 2002. Over 8,000 people from 29 different countries and territories were infected, and at least 774 died worldwide. Source: Wikipedia

2003

SARS coronavirus (SARS-CoV) identified. SARS-CoV is thought to be an animal virus from an uncertain animal reservoir, perhaps bats, that spread to other animals (civet cats) and first infected humans in the Guangdong province of southern China in 2002. Prophylaxis - None. Experimental vaccines are under development. Source: World Health Organization

Chinese academy of Sciences approved the construction of China's first biosafety level 4 (BSL–4) laboratory at the WIV (Wuhan Institute of Viralogy). Source: Wikipedia

April . . . Canadian scientists sequenced the genetic code of the SARS virus.
University of Hong Kong microbiologist Malik Peiris, who first linked SARS to a novel coronavirus. "When we then looked to see if antibodies for it exist in human blood samples, there were none."
Peter Rottier of Utrecht University in the Netherlands . . . by taking a coronavirus that is lethal to cats and adding a single gene fragment from a mouse virus. The recombinant virus was lethal to both animals . . . scientists from Lyon to Winnipeg are spraying, injecting, and orally feeding the coronavirus to monkeys, dogs, cats, mice and rabbits. Goats and sheep are next. "We want to see how they react to high doses of the virus, how susceptible they are, which replicate the virus, which excrete it, which show antibodies," says Klaus Stohr, chief SARS scientist for the World Health Organization's Animal Influenza Network. Source: Popular Science

2004

SARS escaped Beijing lab twice. Source: Science Analysed
April 25 - “We suspect two people, a 26-year-old female postgraduate student and a 31-year-old male postdoc, were both infected, apparently in two separate incidents,” Bob Dietz, WHO spokesman in Beijing . . . Source: The Scientist.

2005

Shi Zhengli and colleagues found that bats are the natural reservoir of SARS-like coronaviruses. Source: Wikipedia

President George W. Bush National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response. Source: Whitehouse Archives

Dr. Fauci’s NIH, “concentrations of 10 μM completely abolished SARS-CoV infection" . . . “chloroquine can effectively reduce the establishment of infection and spread of SARS-CoV.”February 25 . . . “it’s game over” for coronavirus. Source: One News Now.

2006

White House Homeland Security Council outlined the National Strategy for Pandemic Influenza Source: CDC

2007

A study published by researchers at Hong Kong University predicted a coronavirus outbreak from bats. Source: 2007 Clinical Microbiology Reviews Journal

2008

Shi Zhengli led a research team which studied binding of spike proteins of both natural and chimaeric SARS-like coronaviruses to ACE2 receptors in human, civet and horseshoe bat cells, to determine the mechanism by which SARS may have spilled over into humans. Source: Wikipedia

2009

The 2009 H1N1 Pandemic: A novel influenza A (H1N1) virus emerges.
It was detected first in the United States and spread quickly across the world. This virus contained a unique combination of influenza genes not previously identified in animals or people. The (H1N1)pdm09 virus was very different from H1N1 viruses . . . Few young people had any existing immunity . . . Source: CDC

China has been a signatory to the Biological Weapons Convention since 1984, and has repeatedly insisted it is abiding by the treaty that bans developing bio-weapons . . . U.S. State Department and other agencies stating publicly as recently as 2009 that they believe China has offensive biological agents. Source: National Post

2010

Estimates of death rates from swine flu in 2009-10 . . . the real toll was 10 times higher Source: NPR

Rockefeller Foundation "Scenarios for the Future of Technology and International Development" May 2010 - “Lock Step” scenario. Source: Need to Know News

2011

"Contagion" an American film directed by Steven Soderbergh. The plot concerns the spread of a virus transmitted by respiratory droplets and fomites. Source: Wikipedia

2012

Chinese scientist Shi Zhengli found the closest match to COVID-19 in samples of bat faeces taken during research in 2012. It was found after six men were struck down with fever, coughs and pneumonia, half of them fatally, after working in the mine shaft. Source: Daily Express UK

2013

Chinese scientists secretly found a virus strain similar to COVID-19 in an abandoned mine in 2013 but kept the discovery secret . . . and was stored for years at a virology lab in Wuhan.
Dr Shi Zhengli - nicknamed “Bat Woman” by her colleagues at the Wuhan Institute of Virology – in February co-authored the most extensive academic paper on the novel coronavirus up to that point. Source: The Sunday Times UK

Continued . . .
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posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 12:16 AM
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2014

July Lab incidents lead to safety crackdown at CDC
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has closed two labs . . . in the wake of several recent incidents in which highly pathogenic microbes were mishandled by federal laboratories. Source: Science magazine

October - The administration of US President Barack Obama called for a “pause” on funding (and relevant research with existing US Government funding) of gain of function (GOF) experiments involving influenza, SARS, and MERS viruses in particular . . . warned of a future deadly airborne disease. Source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

2015

Ralph Baric (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) published efforts to engineer a virus with the surface protein of the SHC014 coronavirus, found in horseshoe bats in China, and the backbone of one that causes human-like severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS) in mice. They found that the hybrid virus could infect human airway cells and caused disease in mice. Source: Nature Magazine

In the face of a moratorium in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci – the director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) . . . outsourced . . . the GOF research to China’s Wuhan lab and licensed the lab to continue receiving US government funding. Source: Asian Times

2016

Labour has called on ministers to publish the suppressed conclusions of a cross-government pandemic drill that took place in 2016, which accurately predicted that the NHS would be plunged into crisis by an infectious and deadly disease. Codenamed Exercise Cygnus, the wide-ranging exercise took place in October 2016, but its conclusions have never been made public, even though it highlighted shortages of intensive care beds, vital equipment and even mortuary space. Source: The Guardian

The Pandemic Playbook . . . 69-page National Security Council guidebook, originally unearthed in March by Politico . . . developed in 2016 with the goal of assisting leaders “in coordinating a complex U.S. Government response to a high-consequence emerging disease threat anywhere in the world.” Source: PBS

2017

Ebola outbreak

“USNORTHCOM Branch Plan 3560: Pandemic Influenza and Infectious Disease Response,” “The intelligence community . . . have warned about coronaviruses for at least five years,” (since 2012) Source: The Nation

January 20 2017, Anthony Fauci lecture at Georgetown University “Pandemic Preparedness in the Next Administration.” “There will be a surprise outbreak,” he said. Source: Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

The Obama administration walked the Trump administration through a hypothetical scenario in which a pandemic . . . shut down cities like Seoul and London in early 2017. Trump administration officials were told such a pandemic would likely lead to . . . shortages of ventilators and that a coordinated national response would be “paramount,”. Source: The Hill

2018

Dr. Anthony Fauci’s National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) funded a study on Bat Coronavirus that included scientists at the Wuhan Institute Source: The National File

U.S. Embassy in Beijing sent two official warnings to Washington about inadequate safety at the Wuhan lab, including it was conducting risky studies on pathogens (coronavirus) in bats
After the coronavirus outbreak began, officials at the lab destroyed samples of the virus, erased early reports, and suppressed academic papers Source: The Daily Mail UK

2019

H.R.748 - CARES Act116th Congress (2019-2020) Sponsor: Rep. Courtney, Joe [D-CT-2] (Introduced 01/24/2019)
Public Law No: 116-136 (03/27/2020)
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act or the CARES Act This bill responds to the COVID-19 (i.e., coronavirus disease 2019) outbreak and its impact on the economy, public health, state and local governments, individuals, and businesses. Source: US Congress

Fort Detrick, Maryland, America’s main biological warfare lab, ordered to stop all research into the deadliest pathogens over fears contaminated waste could leak out of the facility. Source: The Independent UK

Shi Zhengli, has revealed one of the strains found in that cave — the exact location of which is a closely guarded secret — is almost identical to the 2019-nCoV coronavirus. Source: The News AU

Dr. Xiangguo Qiu, her husband Keding Cheng and an unknown number of her students from China were removed from Canada's only level-4 lab on July 5 . . . Security access for the couple and the Chinese students was revoked . . . Sources say this comes several months after IT specialists for the NML entered Qiu's office after-hours and replaced her computer. Her regular trips to China also started being denied . . . one of the scientists escorted from the lab after an investigation in July last year was responsible for exporting the pathogens to China four months earlier. Dr Xiangguo Qiu was removed from Canada’s only level-4 lab over what is described as a possible “policy breach”. Source: CBC News CA

“We have a researcher who was removed by the RCMP from the highest security laboratory that Canada has for reasons that government is unwilling to disclose. The intelligence remains secret. But what we know is that before she was removed, she sent one of the deadliest viruses on Earth, and multiple varieties of it to maximise the genetic diversity and maximise what experimenters in China could do with it, to a laboratory in China that does dangerous gain of function experiments . . . And that has links to the Chinese military." Source: Express UK

Event 201 - The Johns Hopkins Center for Health Security in partnership with the World Economic Forum and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation hosted Event 201, a high-level pandemic exercise on October 18, 2019, in New York, NY. Source: The Center for Health Security

Coronavirus may have spread to humans as early as October 2019 - study - "Phylogenetic estimates support that the COVID-2 pandemic started sometime around Oct. 6, 2019 to Dec. 11, 2019, which corresponds to the time of the host jump into humans." Source: The Jerusalem Post

The report, in the South China Morning Post, said Chinese authorities had identified at least 266 people who contracted the virus last year and who came under medical surveillance, and the earliest case was 17 November – weeks before authorities announced the emergence of the new virus. Source: The Guardian

World Health Organization (WHO) report stated that the first individuals were infected between December 12 to December 29 while working at an unsanitary seafood market in Wuhan which was later shut down. Source: World Health Organization

2020

I'll wait on this until the end of the year. You guys got that covered here in previous threads anyway.

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posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 12:28 AM
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Disclaimer:

This thread was not intended to connect any dots, point out any suspicious facts, or come to any conclusions. Just basic research without adding anything that wasn't in the original source as cited.

A few of the sources seem less credible than the others. I will look into any sources if anyone here finds them questionable and try to dig to the original sources.
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posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 01:57 AM
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a reply to: MichiganSwampBuck

This is an excellent list, S&F. I've never seen it all together like this. It's pretty obvious this came from that lab in Wuhan. I tend to lean toward accidental, but in 2020 who knows.

A note on 2019, which I posted in another thread, is that the bill that was introduced in 2019 was not CARES at the time of introduction. It's explained here



The original House bill (H.R. 748), titled the “Middle Class Health Benefits Tax Repeal Act,” was introduced by Rep. Joe Courtney (D-Conn.) in January 2019. It would repeal the excise tax on high-cost employer-sponsored healthcare coverage, the so-called “Cadillac tax” in the Affordable Care Act. By May, the bill had picked-up some 367 House co-sponsors, more than enough to qualify for placement on the new House Consensus Calendar (which requires at least 290 co-sponsors).

In July 2019, Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-Mass.) called the bill up under a suspension of House rules, a procedure which allows for 40 minutes of debate, no amendments, and requires a two-thirds vote for passage. The measure passed handily, 419 to 6, and was sent to the Senate.

In the Senate H.R. 748 lay dormant until Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) seized on the bill as the vehicle to be hijacked for the stimulus package. After two Democratic filibusters and hours of bargaining, bickering and dickering, a bipartisan agreement on McConnell’s amendment in the nature of a substitute was reached with House and Senate Democrats and the White House. The bill was then taken up on March 25 and passed unanimously, 96 to 0.


I take exception to the word hijack, but minus the loaded language it's pretty accurate.



posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 06:29 AM
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a reply to: Ksihkehe

So H.R. 748 can remain in the time line, except that it should be in the 2020 time slot when it became a law.

A significant fact and one that makes sense when looking at the date it was introduced.

I said I wasn't connecting any dots with this, but one source made the claim that the current form of COVID-19 came from the University of North Carolina in 2015 from that GOF study. That it was then sent to the Wuhan Lab and is the smoking gun the Chinese use to blame the US for the COVID-19 outbreak. This could be true, but as soon as the SARS virus genome was mapped in 2003, the Utrecht University in the Netherlands started creating chimeric virus strains to cross over into different host animals.
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posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 07:27 AM
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The most reasonable conclusion I can come to based on the information in my time line study so far is that as soon as the genome was mapped, all the high security labs got a hold of the virus specifically for GOF studies (they share samples all the time). The reasoning for this was that researchers needed to understand how the virus works to prevent a pandemic IF OR WHEN it crossed over to humans from a naturally mutated variety of the virus in the wild. A good cover story for the latest novel virus strain to be modified into a weapon while claiming such research is within the constraints of the Biological Weapons Convention of 1984.

With all the reported lab accidents on record plus ones that likely never got reported, it seems to me that the evidence points toward multiple world wide labs playing loose with deadly pathogens by disregarding important protocols and letting it escape "accidentally". This is not to say there weren't one or two strains early on that managed to cross from bats to humans naturally, this is how they knew where to look for it. Plus, having the original wild strains would make covering up the chimeric GOF strains easier with the old shell game used to deflect from the ones causing the trouble.
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posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 07:32 AM
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Do You Believe in COINCIDENCE ?
Global Health Leaders Launch Decade of Vaccines Collaboration | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation


The World Health Organization (WHO), UNICEF, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation have announced a collaboration to increase coordination across the international vaccine community and create a Global Vaccine Action Plan. This plan will build on the successes of current work to achieve key milestones in the discovery, development and delivery of lifesaving vaccines to the most vulnerable populations in the poorest countries over the next decade.


The collaboration follows the January 2010 call by Bill and Melinda Gates for the next ten years to be the Decade of Vaccines. The Global Vaccine Action Plan will enable greater coordination across all stakeholder groups – national governments, multilateral organizations, civil society, the private sector and philanthropic organizations -- and will identify critical policy, resource, and other gaps that must be addressed to realize the life-saving potential of vaccines.


The structure of the Decade of Vaccines Collaboration includes a Leadership Council to provide oversight for the planning effort, a Steering Committee that holds the primary responsibility for developing the action plan, an International Advisory Committee to assist the Leadership Council in evaluating the action plan, and a Secretariat for administrative support.


The Leadership Council is comprised of:

Dr. Margaret Chan, Director General of WHO;
Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, Director of NIAID, part of the National Institutes of Health;
Mr. Anthony Lake, Executive Director for UNICEF;
Ms. Joy Phumaphi, Chair of the International Advisory Committee and Executive Secretary, African Leaders Malaria Alliance
Dr. Tachi Yamada, President of Global Health at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation;


in answer to my Initial Question ....
I DON'T

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ETA
Flashback -
FBI Investigation Targeted Dr. Fauci Through 2014

Top U.S. scientist and research pioneer Dr. Judy Mikovits said she cooperated with the FBI during an investigation of Dr. Anthony Fauci and the National Institute of Health, alleging Fauci was a workplace tyrant who was under investigation for swiping scientific research, covering up tainted vaccines, doling out lucrative federal grants to feckless cronies and much more...
Bobby Kennedy Jr. dropped a bombshell on the Thomas Paine Podcast, detailing an apparent agreement between the National Institute of Health (NIH) and the Bill Gates-backed pharmacuetical company that has the best chance at this point of securing lucrative contracts for a national coronavirus vaccine. .......
“Tony Fauci didn’t want the American public to know that he has poisoned an entire generation of Americans,” Kennedy said, alleging Fauci targeted a whistleblower who was trying to uncover the blood supply in the country was tainted with deadly strains.


BTW - FBI Investigation Targeted Dr. Fauci But Comey Pulled the Plug

What happened to the probe? You won’t even believe it when you hear it. Dr. Mikovits now accuses the FBI and Justice Department of a massive cover up to protect Fauci and his associates — and sweeping medical scams that continue to endanger Americans. Another FBI scandal. Another Justice Department scandal. And by the way, that was James Comey’s FBI and Eric Holder’s Justice Department. During the White House administration of Barack Obama......

The More You Know

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posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 07:47 AM
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a reply to: MetalThunder

Excellent post. Looks like that should be added to the 2010 summary.

Thanks, exactly the type of information I was looking for.



posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 08:29 AM
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Thread temp closed.
Sources...links... are needed if this thread is to continue.



posted on Jul, 15 2020 @ 09:14 AM
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originally posted by: MetalThunder
Do You Believe in COINCIDENCE ?
Global Health Leaders Launch Decade of Vaccines Collaboration | Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Does anyone else find it extremely ironic that a guy who cannot even eliminate viruses in something as simple as a computer operating system called Windows is claiming to be able to do so in an environment as complex as the human body?

No thanks...



posted on Jul, 17 2020 @ 10:25 AM
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I'm surprised this thread hadn't gotten more posts.

I had included some conspiracy stuff, but didn't want to do more than state the "facts" that I could find. If anyone noticed the reference to the movie "Contagion" that came out in 2011 it was because I gave a nod to the "predictive programming" theory going around. I also have a reference to a Sylvia Brown prediction and other info I hadn't included in this time line.

I'd just like to say that in screening all the information I could dig up, I was being somewhat biased against some way out there stuff that came from less than reliable sources. I'm not against any sources or theories in this time line if it will get this thread going.

Thanks in advance for anyone's input, whatever it may be.

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