This is Professor Andrew Pollard, both Director of the Oxford Vaccine Group about to launch a COVID-19 vaccine with the pharma company AstraZeneca, and Senior Advisor to the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) guaranteeing the safety of vaccines in the UK.
Professor Pollard's employer, the University of Oxford, which has 6 members in SAGE, has received $11.64 million for vaccine development from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation over the past 3 years, and $208 million in grants over the past decade.
gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Qu…
The MHRA, for which Pollard is a Senior Adviser, and which is responsible for the safety of vaccines sold in the UK, is also funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, having received $7.15 million over the past decade, $1.37 million of it this year. gatesfoundation.org/How-We-Work/Qu…
In addition, Professor Andrew Pollard's Laboratory is also funded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
researchgate.net/lab/Andrew-J-P…
Pollard and the OVG developed the Meningitis B vaccine Bexsero, and in 2013, as Chair of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, he mandated its production by GSK for UK children, despite significant safety signals for Kawasaki Disease. bmj.com/content/350/bm…
In 2016, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation gave $36.9 million (£29.8 million) for research into vaccine development by a team that included the Oxford Vaccine Group, which was headed by Professor Andrew Pollard.
ovg.ox.ac.uk/news/an-intern…
In April, Oxford entered into an agreement with AstraZeneca to sell 400m doses of its vaccine in Europe, 700m to the US and Gavi, and a billion doses to India. AstraZeneca’s net profit in Q2 rose to £581.18m, compared to £99.94m in same quarter last year.
invezz.com/news/2020/07/3…
Following its deal with Professor Andrew Pollard's team at Oxford University to sell over 2 billion doses of its COVID-19 vaccine, AstraZeneca became the most valuable UK company by market capitalisation, and this October it was still in second place.ig.com/uk/news-and-tr…
In September 2020, AstraZeneca and Oxford University's coronavirus vaccine trial was paused after a UK participant suffered spinal cord inflammation' yet it took a month for them to send the vaccine trial safety data to the US Food and Drug Administration. dailymail.co.uk/health/article…
In 2010, AstraZeneca, the company that will sell 2 billion doses of the Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, was fined $520m for illegally marketing the anti-psychotic drug Seroquel to children and the elderly for uses not approved by the Food and Drug Administration.
abcnews.go.com/Politics/Healt…
In April 2018, a report in The Times revealed that AstraZeneca has paid €17.9 million in secret payments to 'independent' healthcare professionals to endorse their products, including the use of vaccines.
thetimes.co.uk/article/20m-se…
There were 5 cases of Kawasaki Disease in 4,340 trial infants. More than one-third of infants had high fever the day of vaccination, including 8 who had seizures.
This information is collected in the Postscript to our report on the doctors, universities, government agencies, pharmaceutical companies and global investors who will profit from producing, endorsing and enforcing a vaccine for COVID-19 on the UK. architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2020/11/12/the…

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22 Nov
This is Dr. June Raine, the interim CEO of the Medical & Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) responsible for overseeing the safety of the COVID-19 vaccine. Over the past decade the MHRA has received $7.15m from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, $1.37m of it this year.
This means the MHRA whose CEO is promoting the mass vaccination of the UK population is being funded by a US billionaire who in January of this year invested $10 billion in vaccine development as part of his call for a ‘Decade of Vaccines’.
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But Dr. June Raine's association with the BMGF goes further back. In March 2015, she attended a lecture on 'Global health changes and overcoming regulatory challenges' delivered by Dr. Dan Hartman, Director of Integrated Development for the BMGF.
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20 Nov
As demonstrated by last night's BBC programme, Lockdown 1.0 - Following the Science, the role of the media in normalising the biosecurity state is to criticise the Govt for not doing in the past what it is imposing now. Critique is serving as propaganda.
architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2020/11/12/the…
Extraordinary to hear members of the SPI-Modelling subgroup still defending the Imperial College report predicting half a million deaths in the UK long after it has been discredited. No mention of Ferguson's history of overestimates serving Big Pharma.
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After months of delay, during which it was refused by the Lancet, the NEJM and the JAMA, the first and only randomised controlled trial on the effects of wearing a mask to protect us from a virus was finally published yesterday in the AIM. And guess what?
acpjournals.org/doi/10.7326/M2…
‘The recommendation to wear surgical masks to supplement other public health measures did not reduce the SARS-CoV-2 infection rate among wearers by more than 50% in a community with modest infection rates, some degree of social distancing, and uncommon general mask use.’
Unlike observational studies of mask wearers reporting their 'possible' benefits in encouraging 'compliance', this is the first Randomised Controlled Trial, in a study of over 6,000 individuals, making it 'the highest quality scientific evidence' to date.
spectator.co.uk/article/do-mas…
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19 Nov
On 3 June SAGE published a briefing paper on the ‘Impact of false-positives and false-negatives in the UK’s COVID-19 RT-PCR testing programme’. This estimated that ‘under laboratory conditions’ RT-PCR tests ‘should never show more than 5% false positives’. qna.files.parliament.uk/qna-attachment…
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2. Incredibly, given that it is on these tests that the coronavirus crisis has been manufactured, they admit that they have been ‘unable’ to find any data on the operational false positive rates in the UK COVID-19 RT-PCR testing programme, which is, they conclude, ‘unknown’.
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The collaboration of the middle classes with the UK biosecurity state is a testimony to the role the world of letters plays in articulating — through that strange rule-book of behaviours called ‘class’ — what its members should and shouldn’t say and do.
architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2020/11/12/the…
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lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/…
‘Few believe Johnson is an Anglo-Orbán, eager to use the crisis to institute rule through decree.’ — James Butler, co-founder of Novara Media.
lrb.co.uk/the-paper/v42/…
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18 Nov
Odd that a Ministry whose policy of outsourcing the repair and safety of social housing to private contractors culminated in Grenfell, should illustrate their White Paper with a photo of the campaign to save Macintosh Court from being run into the ground by private contractors.
The (uncredited) photo by @sammellishphoto was taken at the event ASH organised in 2016 to celebrate saving the sheltered housing from demolition by @lambeth_council and redevelopment as private residential property, showing the estate's architect @macintosh_kate with residents.
The event was part of Open Garden Estates, which ASH ran between 2015-17, and was hosted by 16 estates across London, drawing attention to residents' campaigns to save their homes from demolition, redevelopment and privatisation, mostly by Labour councils.
architectsforsocialhousing.co.uk/2016/06/21/mac…
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