By Levana Lomma
On April 20, 2020 the Edmond J. Safra Center for Ethics at Harvard University released a report called “Roadmap to Pandemic Resilience” with support from the Rockefeller Foundation. In this report they outline a plan of action that involves widespread testing, tracing and supported isolation to safely get the economy functioning again. It calls for an authoritarian style centralized management approach that involves infiltrating local governments to engage in “educating” state and county health experts and other government officials to ensure the goals for testing are met.
The roadmap to resiliency will be headed up by the Rockefeller Foundation’s National Covid-19 Testing & Tracing Action Plan, that has launched an initiative with a goal to increase testing capacity to 30 million tests per week by the fall. We are now in the fall months and it’s safe to say that they seem to be on par.
At the top is the “Pandemic Testing Board (PTB), akin to the War Production Board that the United States created in World War II.” The Pandemic Testing Board would “consist of leaders from business, government and academia” who will be tasked with maintaining alignment among local government officials in all participating cities. This Supreme Council would have the power to decide productions and services with an authority similar to that conferred to the President of the United States in wartime by the Defense Production Act.
For each test, “a fair market reimbursement (e.g. $100) for all Covid-19 assays” is expected. Thus, billions of dollars a month of public money will be needed.
The Rockefeller Foundation and its financial partners will help create a network for the provision of credit guarantees and the signing of contracts with suppliers, that is large companies that manufacture drugs and medical equipment.
According to the Plan, the “Pandemic Control Council” is also authorized to create a “Pandemic Response Corps”: a special force with a staff of 100 to 300 thousand components. They would be recruited among Peace Corps and Americorps volunteers (officially created by the US government to “help developing countries”) and among National Guard military personnel. The members of the “Pandemic Response Corps” would receive an average gross wage of $40,000 per year, a State expenditure of $4-12 billion a year is expected for it.
The “pandemic response body” would above all have the task of controlling the population with military-like techniques, through digital tracking and identification systems, in work and study places, in residential areas, in public places and when travelling. Systems of this type – the Rockefeller Foundation recalls – are made by Apple, Google and Facebook.
According to the Plan, information on individuals relating to their state of health and their activities would remain confidential “whenever possible”. However, they would all be centralized in a digital platform co-managed by the Federal State and private companies. According to data provided by the “Pandemic Control Council”, it would be decided from time to time which area should be subject to lockdown and for how long.
All of this effort, organization and money just to combat a virus with a mortality rate parallel to the flu? No, there is obviously much more going on here. This is no temporary infrastructure being erected. I guarantee you these militaristic efforts to track and trace will live on far beyond the life of this “pandemic”.
The only thing holding the illusion of a pandemic together is widespread testing for false positives. This initiative will help to funnel billions of dollars into the pockets of the global elite through a system which promotes testing in schools, health care facilities, workplaces deemed essential and of course for intra and interstate travel. This method of mandatory testing to gain clearance to participate in society is projected to continue for years on end and at no time will it ever be considered anything less than a complete violation to our fundamental rights. Just how long can our governments get away with infringing upon our civil liberties in the absence of any solid evidence that an actual emergency really exists?