[Jonathan] Latham describes the pandemic virus industrial complex as "an interlocking set of corporations and other institutions who feed off and support each other with goods and services in a self-reinforcing way." It is an enterprise that leverages public money for private profit. He also notes that many of these participants play unexpected roles. For example:
"These nontraditional roles are intended to confuse and camouflage the various moving parts of what is a complex situation," Latham says, "thereby protecting the whole from scrutiny." While there are many similarities between the military industrial complex and the pandemic virus industrial complex, there's an important difference between the two.
- Philanthropic organizations act as string-pullers, influencers and profit centers
- The Defense Department is both a cash cow and a provocateur
- Academia provides public relations via legacy media controlled by philanthropic organizations and the drug industry
- Academic nonprofits act as money launderers
The pandemic virus industrial complex is public facing, and is expected to be beneficial and transparent. As such, it has an image of respectability that must be maintained, and that is why academics and philanthropic and nonprofit organizations play such important roles in this scheme.
Together, they help obscure the real agenda under a veneer of respectability and public good. In essence, they maintain the illusion that everything that's taking place is for the betterment of mankind when, in reality, it's a profit-making scheme.
Latham believes the pandemic virus industrial complex has played a decisive role in the effort to obscure the likely origin of the pandemic. He also believes this is the missing framework that helps explain the politicization of the pandemic....
According to Latham COVID is just one in a likely series of lab escapes of dangerous pathogens causing pandemics including the West African ebola disaster. As with most things, much can be explained by "following the money" and examining the propaganda efforts used to prop up the PVIC.
Can we do anything about the dangers posed by dangerous gain-of-function research? Mercola writes:
If we want to prevent another pandemic like this from occurring in the future, we must first determine the origin of SARS-CoV-2 and how it ended up in the population. If it can be proven that it came from a lab, then we need to identify and hold those responsible for its creation and release accountable for their actions and/or neglect and, lastly, we need to prevent a reoccurrence by banning research in which pathogens are purposely manipulated to make them more dangerous.
Amen to that. The first thing is to blow the warning trumpet. The Democrats are busy with their witch hunt over the January 6th protest at the Capitol. What they should be doing and what we all should be demanding is an investigation into the PVIC.