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Mom’s constant question to me: Where do you get all this stuff?

I read. A lot. About all kinds of things. Politics and world news concerns me. I read about those two things more than anything.

A little more than a week ago, this came out:

Bill Gates has warned governments to prepare for smallpox terror attacks and future pandemics by investing billions into research and development.
Mr Gates made the comments in a Policy Exchange interview with the chair of the health select committee Jeremy Hunt.
He said that countries like the US and the UK must spend “tens of billions” to fund the research adding that while it may be expensive, it could lead to the eradication of the flu and common cold.

“I’m hoping in five years, I can write a book called, ‘We are ready for the next pandemic’, but it’ll take tens of billions in R&D – the US and the UK will be part of that”, he said.

“It’ll take probably about a billion a year for a pandemic Task Force at the WHO level, which is doing the surveillance and actually doing what I call ‘germ games’ where you practise.”

The Microsoft founder suggested that the ‘germ games’ could prepare nations for bio-terrorism such as smallpox attacks on airports. Mr Gates warned that bioterrorism caused epidemics could be worse than naturally occurring ones.

Link to full article

And today, tahhhh dahhhhh!

Here we have:

Smallpox is a deadly, infectious disease caused by the variola virus that plagued the world for centuries and killed nearly a third of the people it infected. Victims suffered scorching fever and body aches, and then spots and blisters that would leave survivors with pitted scars.

The United States was able to end routine childhood vaccination against the disease by the early 1970s and said the last natural outbreak in the country occurred in 1949. In 1980, the World Health Assembly declared smallpox eradicated.

There are two sites designated by the World Health Organization where stocks of variola virus are stored and used for research: the CDC facility in Atlanta and a center in Russia.

Notice, the article, states two locations where Smallpox is to be stored. Pennsylvania is not one of them.

Here are a whole list of articles on these vials of Smallpox:

Vials Labeled ‘Smallpox’ Are Found in Pennsylvania Laboratory

New York Times|7 hours agoThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was working with law enforcement to investigate the vials.

Frozen vials labeled ‘smallpox’ found at Pennsylvania research lab

UPI.com|8 hours agoFederal health and law enforcement officials are investigating the discovery of several frozen vials that were labeled “smallpox” at a Pennsylvania facility that does vaccine research, authorities said.

Frozen vials marked “Smallpox” found in lab freezer in Pennsylvania, CDC says

CBS News|12 hours agoThe CDC says it’s investigating, adding their contents “appear intact” and it doesn’t appear anyone was exposed to them.

Philadelphia lab briefly locked down after worker finds ‘smallpox’ vials in freezer

The Guardian|11 hours agoWorker found ‘questionable vials’ while cleaning out freezer, but CDC says no one was exposed to the deadly disease

Vials labeled ‘smallpox’ found in Pennsylvania lab freezer

YAHOO!News|7 hours agoFederal health authorities have confirmed the discovery of some frozen vials labeled “smallpox” in a freezer at a Merck facility in Montgomery County.

Frozen ‘Smallpox’ Vials Discovered in Pennsylvania: CDC

Inside Edition|8 hours agoFederal health authorities said they have discovered frozen vials labeled “Smallpox” in a freezer in Pennsylvania that conducts vaccine research, CBS News reported. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the vials “were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker” who was cleaning out a freezer,

Smallpox-labeled vials unearthed in Pennsylvania Merck lab

Becker’s Hospital Review|3 hours agoA Merck lab worker in Pennsylvania found five vials labeled “smallpox” in a lab freezer, according to a Nov. 18 New York Times report. The worker was masked and gloved. The CDC said it is investigating the find and that the vials looked intact.

Smallpox and vaccinia-labeled vials found in Montgomery County lab

AL DA News|3 hours agoWith no current indication of exposure, several vials labeled “smallpox” were found in a lab in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The vials were discovered in a freezer, at a Merck facility, where vaccine research is conducted.

Lab worker discovers vials labeled ‘Smallpox’ in Pennsylvania facility

WIS TV|8 hours agoThe Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday the vials “were incidentally discovered by a laboratory worker” who was cleaning out the freezer.

Worker accidentally stumbles upon vials of smallpox in Merck lab, sends major red flags

BizPac Review|6 hours agoFifteen vials potentially containing smallpox were found in a publicly traded pharmaceutical company’s freezer.

Why Smallpox Is so Dangerous As Vials Found in Pennsylvania

Newsweek on MSN.com|1 day agoThe FBI and CDC are investigating after 15 vials labeled “smallpox” were discovered at a lab outside Philadelphia.

Lab worker finds vials labeled ‘smallpox’ at Merck facility

KRON4|6 hours agoSmallpox is so deadly that only two labs worldwide are authorized to store samples of it. One is in Russia and the other is at a CDC site in Atlanta.

‘Smallpox approves this message’: Reaction to Pennsylvania constitutional amendment granting right to refuse vaccine

Morning Call PA|2 hours agoMost readers said they oppose an amendment to the state constitution guaranteeing the right to refuse vaccines.

FBI, CDC investigating several vials labeled ‘smallpox’ found at vaccine research facility

USA Today on MSN.com|1 day agoThe Department of Homeland Security said there were a total of 15 “questionable vials” discovered at a vaccine research facility near Philadelphia.

Vials labeled ‘smallpox’ found at vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania, CDC says

CNN|1 day agoSeveral vials labeled “smallpox” have been found at a vaccine research facility in Pennsylvania, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Tuesday.

Unapproved vials of smallpox found at Pennsylvania lab

YAHOO!News|1 day agoThe FBI is investigating how several vials labeled “smallpox” came to be in a Pennsylvania vaccine research facility, The FBI and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are looking into the 15 “questionable vials” that were found in a Merck facility freezer outside Philadepphia.

FBI investigates ‘smallpox’ vials found in Pennsylvania lab

Live Science on MSN.com|1 day agoWhile cleaning out a freezer in a Pennsylvania vaccine research facility, a lab worker discovered several frozen vials labeled “smallpox,” launching an FBI and CDC investigation.

The world’s first anti-vaccination movement spread fears of half-cow babies

Washington Post|3 days agoIn the early 19th century, British people finally had access to the first vaccine in history, one that promised to protect them from smallpox, among the deadliest diseases of the era. Many Britons …

Vials labeled ‘Smallpox’ found in Pennsylvania lab dedicated to vaccine research

New York Daily News on MSN.com|6 hours agoA laboratory worker in Pennsylvania found several vials labeled “smallpox” at a facility dedicated to vaccine research and development, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Vials labeled ‘Smallpox’ found in Pennsylvania lab freezer

ABC|1 day ago- Federal health authorities have confirmed the discovery of some frozen vials labeled “Smallpox” in a freezer at a Pennsylvania facility that conducts vaccine research

I will leave you to draw all your own conclusions. Fauci warned of a pandemic once, and taaaaahhhhhh daaahhhhhhhh.

As mom says, “There you have it.”

I say, just follow the money.

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