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Gates and Pharma Head Global Coalition to Develop RNA Vaccines

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Citing past unpreparedness to address local outbreaks like Ebola, the global alliance wants to find ways to bypass the current system for vaccine development and licensing, calling it costly and slow.

America’s Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Great Britain’s Wellcome Trust Foundation have banded together with a handful of organizations and governments to establish and fund the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI) for the purpose of quickly developing new vaccines, particularly RNA vaccines, to address emerging infectious diseases that could become epidemics.1

Group Hopes to Raise $1 Billion by End of 2017

In total, financial contributions have reached $460 million as of January 2017, half of the $1 billion the group says it needs to operate for the first five years. The coalition hopes to complete its fundraising by the end of 2017.1

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Wellcome Trust each committed $100 million for the initial five-year period. Japan plans to invest approximately $25 million for each of the first five years, for a total of $125 million. Similarly, Norway has committed to a $120 million investment over five years. Germany allocated just over $10 million for the first year and the government of India is in the process of finalizing a monetary commitment.1

The CEPI is also receiving support in the form of vaccine technology and expertise from major pharmaceutical companies, including GlaxoSmithKline Plc, Merck & Co. Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer Inc., Sanofi and Takeda.1

The United States did not provide funding, but it has agreed to offer subject matter expertise.

New Era of Plug-and-Play Vaccines

The leaders of CEPI are alleging that the world historically has been unprepared to effectively deal with past local outbreaks, such as Ebola in 2014 that originated in Africa, and the alliance wants to find ways to bypass the current system for vaccine development and licensing, calling it costly and slow. The group would like developers of vaccines to focus on constructing pathways for ready-made “RNA vaccines.”2

RNA or ribonucleic acid contains information that has been copied from DNA and is present in the cells of all living things, as well as composes the genetic material of some viruses. RNA molecules are involved in creating and synthesizing proteins and transmitting genetic information.3

Instead of creating vaccines that manipulate the immune system with dead or weakened bacteria and viruses, these new customizable RNA vaccines would deliver RNA instructions to the body to compel the creation of proteins to fight pathogens. Once vaccine research scientists create a way to deliver RNA into a person, the plan is to develop customized vaccines for a number of viral diseases.2

Using Ebola as an example, instead of a vaccine that contains an attenuated or genetically engineered Ebola virus to produce artificial vaccine immunity, an RNA vaccine for Ebola would give RNA instructions to the body’s cells to make a protein that stimulates vaccine immunity. As one journalist publicizing the goals of CEPI in the Atlantic Monthly described it:

You’re transforming the patient’s own body into a vaccine factory…. if they [RNA vaccines] work, we could eventually bypass the lengthy, expensive business of making artisanal vaccines, and enter the era of customizable, plug and play ones.2

The leaders of CEPI have called for proposals from researchers and drug companies to get actively involved in the initiative. Their goal is to first target three viruses that can be transmitted from animals to humans with potential for epidemics: MERS-CoV, Lassa fever and Nipah.4

MERS-CoV is a deadly respiratory virus that can be spread by camels and was first identified in Saudi Arabia in 2012.4

Lassa fever is an acute viral illness spread by rats and mostly found in West Africa, while Nipah was originally identified in 1999 in Malaysia and Singapore. CEPI is asking companies to develop two vaccine candidates for each disease.4


References:

1 Global partnership launched to prevent epidemics with new vaccines. Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations. Press Release Jan. 18, 2017.
2 Yong E. A Global Plan to Defend Against the Future’s Deadliest Diseases. The Atlantic Jan. 18, 2017.
3 National Cancer Institute. RNA.
4 Sun, LH. New global coalition launched to create vaccines, prevent epidemics. The Washington Post Jan. 18, 2017.

17 Responses to Gates and Pharma Head Global Coalition to Develop RNA Vaccines

  1. Waking Up Reply

    March 3, 2017 at 9:26 am

    Gates the depopulator and planned parenthood depopulator.

  2. Gary Kenan Reply

    February 27, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Billionaires like Gates are the problem for humanity’s downfall on earth. Gates with his vaccines along with the agenda of some others to robotically automate everything possible on earth will be the absolute extinction of humanity on earth. What’s so silly and stupid is that these interests actually believe that they will be able to escape the mayhem they are trying to unleash on the masses. Not a chance. They will reap what they sow. No underground city will suffice. Wake up! the earth’s inner core is crumbling and all the hidden underground hideaways will crumble with it.

  3. Wilma Ralls Reply

    February 20, 2017 at 2:27 pm

    How can the “Gates” of the world be stopped! Someone needs to start a website against efforts like this. We should be treating the known destroyers of health already known! Why do we have to create even more chemical bombs?

  4. steven jacobs Reply

    February 19, 2017 at 2:50 pm

    these drugs will kill billions-Gate’s plan

  5. steven jacobs Reply

    February 19, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    these vaccines will kill billions-Gate’s plan

  6. jay Reply

    February 19, 2017 at 1:24 pm

    So called rna virusus, not really viruses but code carriers between cells, are a lie of the virus hunters from mid 20th century forward. HIV, hep b, c etc… This idea to use rna material is nothing new as retroviruses (rna viruses) are not infectious and do not cause any symptoms or disease. So are they saying this now? Using rna material to supposedly code cells to protect themselves!!!??? These corporate mafia criminals and their opportunistic medical shills cannot be trusted.

  7. Bobby Davis Reply

    February 19, 2017 at 11:48 am

    When you combine ignorance with money, you have powerful, controlling people/organizations/governments telling and forcing the rest of us to take or do what they think is best regardless if it harms or maims people, plants or animals. Shameful! All that money could have significantly helped in so many other ways.

  8. M McDonald Reply

    February 17, 2017 at 9:26 pm

    Vaccines are killing people ~ put your money & influence toward SAFE vaccines & saving those injured by vaccines ~ do the right thing

  9. SLCantley Reply

    February 17, 2017 at 5:42 pm

    Big Pharma is still trying to play God. Mess with the defense God gave us will ONLY cause more trouble in the body God gave us!

  10. EDUARDO ANGEL YAHBES Reply

    February 17, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    Current vaccines contain genetic material (DNA and RNA), which is producing genomic changes that are generating serious diseases of varied manifestation. I think it is very serious to insist on the addition of genetic material to vaccines

  11. M. Wright Reply

    February 17, 2017 at 1:39 pm

    Since when was there a safe Vaccine???

  12. Taylor Young Reply

    February 17, 2017 at 2:44 am

    There will NOT be any emerging infectious diseases that could become epidemic you fear mongers!! The only way that will happen if you create even more ways to poison us!

    You might as well stop creating more vaccines because people are waking up and catching on to you and your scams. We won’t be taking any more injections from you.

    We have decided that eating organic food and drinking our own pure water and not the fluoridated, pesticide laden, pharmaceutical drug-laden tap water that is in most cities.

    Gates can’t go to Africa and kill and paralyze over 4,000 children and expect to come back here like nothing happened. His days are numbered in America.
    If he doesn’t want to be strung up or run out of town on a rail I think he should make himself scarce, as in LEAVE THE COUNTRY!! Better yet, go live in your underground city.

    • Jeanette Reply

      February 24, 2017 at 3:27 pm

      Amen!!!

  13. JC Lincoln Reply

    February 17, 2017 at 12:50 am

    Bill Gates has NEVER taken any of the vaccines that he has dispensed on an unaware world.

  14. Sick of the lies Reply

    February 16, 2017 at 10:46 pm

    Partners in Crime! They should all have been in prison long ago.

  15. Kelly Yonta Reply

    February 16, 2017 at 9:24 pm

    Probably a faster way to destroy humanity.

  16. Joel Chudnow Reply

    February 16, 2017 at 9:16 pm

    Yet, another golden primrose path!???????????

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