Dr. Peter McCullough Says Bird Flu is ‘Next Disease X’

Dr. Peter McCullough said on a recent podcast that bird flu is the “next disease X.”

“The strain is a gain of function strain,” he explained. “It’s a manipulated strain. Looks like it’s coming out of the USDA poultry research lab in Athens, Georgia.”

Dr. McCullough added, “You’d never guess who is the director of the USDA Poultry Research Center in Athens, Georgia,” noting that the individual is a former Gates Foundation director.”

“It’s game on,” he declared.

Former director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Robert Redfield warned that gain-of-function research into the bird flu virus may cause a “great pandemic.”

He emphasized that gain-of-function research “should not be done.”

“That’s the real threat, that’s the real biosecurity threat, that these university labs are doing these bio-experiments that are intentionally modifying viruses,” he explained. “Bird flu, I think, is going to be the cause of the next great pandemic.”

Director of the Worldwide Influenza Centre at the Francis Crick Institute in London Nicola Lewis said the “chances that disease X will be an influenza virus are probably greater than for any other known pathogen group that I can think of,” according to a report from the World Health Organization (WHO).

“One of the aspects of flu that is fascinating is that it is continuously evolving, which means that it’s able to escape prior immunity that we might have to a particular flu virus,” Lewis stated. “Flu viruses can also undergo what we call re-assortment, which happens when 2 different flu viruses infect a person or infect a pig at the same time. They shuffle their genetic material so that the progeny flu virus that comes out of the pig or the human is actually different.”

The report warned that strains of avian influenza have “spread globally through wild bird hosts.”

“As well as killing many millions of wild and domesticated birds, including poultry raised for human consumption, highly pathogenic avian influenza has also shown itself to be transmissible and dangerous to mammals such as tigers, foxes, mink and fur seals,” the report read. “Infections in mammals are particularly concerning because they can create the potential for mutations that increase the risk of mammal-to-mammal spread and transmission to or among humans.”

“We have never seen this kind of situation with a highly pathogenic H5 virus before. I certainly think that if you’d asked me in 2019, this would not have been the picture I would have conjured up in my mind about what bird flu could do,” Lewis said.

The Gavi Vaccine Alliance announced earlier this month that “efforts are already underway to develop pre-pandemic preparedness vaccines” against H5N1, or bird flu.

There are currently “candidate vaccine virus” strains used for vaccine development.

“If there is a new virus emerging in birds or domestic mammals that isn’t similar to any previously recommended candidate vaccine viruses, or if there is a human case of influenza that has spilt over from animals, WHO will recommend that a new candidate vaccine virus is made for that virus,” said Dr. Ruth Harvey, the Deputy Director of the Worldwide Influenza Centre at The Crick Institute in London.

“What you are ultimately creating is a virus that can be grown in eggs very safely, because it is incapable of infecting humans, but it has the surface proteins of the new virus. This is what would be included in the vaccine,” Harvey said, explaining the process behind “candidate vaccine viruses.”

“These candidate vaccine viruses are then provided free of charge to anywhere in the world that wants to use them, to produce a vaccine,” she noted.

“Disease X” has also been used as leverage for the creation of the WHO’s Pandemic Treaty.

“We lost many people [during COVID] because we couldn’t manage them,” WHO Director-General Tedros Ghebreyesus said. “They could have been saved, but there was no space. There was not enough oxygen. So how can you have a system that can expand when the need comes?”

“That [pandemic] agreement can help us to prepare for the future in a better way,” he asserted.

“The pandemic agreement can bring all the experience, all the challenges that we have faced, and all the solutions into one,” Ghebreyesus added.