“To establish international research networks and data sharing platforms as well as develop policy recommendations for improving the medical insurance system in China.”
- The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation website (also here) says the private organization gave $499,944 to Wuhan University in Wuhan, Hubei, China in November 2018.
- The grant was offered through the foundation’s “Global Policy and Advocacy” division by a “Global Health and Development Public Awareness and Analysis.”
- The first known case of Covid-19 was identified in Wuhan, China, in December 2019, a little over one year after the half-million-dollar donation was granted to Wuhan University by Gates.
- The purpose of the grant was to “establish international research networks and data sharing platforms as well as develop policy recommendations for improving the medical insurance system in China,” according to the foundation’s website.
- A 2018 publication in the peer-reviewed scientific journal Nature revealed that Wuhan University professors practice “instrument sharing” with and are given “broad access to facilities” at the Wuahn Institute of Virology, the now-famous lab where the Covid-19 virus is suspected (here) to have emerged out of its “gain-of-function” research.
- The ease of sharing between Wuhan University and the Wuahn Institute of Virology (WIV) is made possible in part because WIV is a branch of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), a state-run institution run by graduates of Wuhan University. “Wuhan University has cultivated more than 300 thousand professional talents in various occupations, among whom there are over 100 members of the Chinese Academy of Science and the Chinese Academy of Engineering,” reads the university’s website.
- Notably, WIV Director General Yanyi Wang and WIV Deputy Director General Gengfu Xiao are both Wuhan University alumni, according to the WIV website.
WUHAN INSTITUTE OF VIROLOGY EMPLOYEES WHO ARE WUHAN UNIVERSITY ALUMNI:
- Yangbo Hu, Principal Investigator at WIV, is an alumnus of Wuhan University (WU).
- WIV Professor Weiwei Luo is also a WU alum.
- Principal Investigator Xi Zhou, too.
- As is Principal Investigator Sheng Cao.
- And Principal Investigator Rui Gong.
- Principal Investigator Hongping Wei.
- Principal Investigator Bing Yan.
- Principal Investigator Donglin Song.
- Principal Investigator Jiaoyu Deng.
- Principal Investigator Gengfu Xiao.
- The WIV, which runs the country’s only level-four biosafety laboratory, was targeted by hackers in April 2020, according to The South China Morning Post.
- The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation—along with the U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), World Bank, and the National Institutes of Health—were victims of the email credentials leak.
- Bill Gates is often criticized for his TedTalk during which he said “vaccines” can be used to “lower” the world population by “10 or 15 percent.”
- “First, we’ve got population, said Gates. “The world today has 6.8 billion people. That’s headed up to about nine billion. Now, if we do a really great job on new vaccines, health care, reproductive health services, we could lower that by, perhaps, 10 or 15 percent. But there, we see an increase of about 1.3” (start video below at about 2:30 for context).