Merck’s newly FDA-approved COVID-19 antiviral drug, molnupiravir, may pose severe health consequences despite being purchased in bulk by the Biden administration prior to its approval.
According to the New York Times, the purported wonder drug may have “the potential to cause mutations in human DNA.”
Of particular concern are pregnant women, because researchers say that “the drug could affect a fetus’s dividing cells, theoretically causing birth defects.” One researcher said “there is no circumstance” in which he would advise a pregnant woman to take the drug, as a result.
Buried in the middle of the New York Times article, the author explains that researchers are concerned the drug could “cause errors” in a patient’s DNA, or the DNA of an unborn child.
According to a team of researchers in North Carolina, those “errors” could cause DNA mutations that may “contribute to the development of cancer, or cause birth defects either in a developing fetus or through incorporation into sperm precursor cells.”
During a sit-down interview earlier this month with the chair of the Health Select Committee, Jeremy Hunt, for the think tank Policy Exchange, Bill Gates made an ominous prediction. He said governments need to chuck up a billion dollars a year, to pay for a Pandemic Task Force at the World Health Organization level, to carry out “germ games” to prepare for an ostensibly inevitable bioterrorism attack — particularly smallpox.
“You say, OK, what if a bioterrorist brought smallpox to 10 airports? You know, how would the world respond to that?” Gates asked.
“There’s naturally-caused epidemics and bioterrorism-caused epidemics that could even be way worse than what we experienced today and yet, the advances in medical science should give us tools that, you know, we could do dramatically better.”
As Gates asked for tens of billions in funding, he told Hunt that he hopes his next book will be titled, ‘We ARE ready for the next pandemic’.
There is nothing at all wrong with preparing for potential bio terror attacks. As we learned with COVID-19, ill prepared governments can and will wreak horrifying havoc on the economy, freedom, and health.
While it is unclear what Gates’ plans are for these “germ games,” so long as they don’t involve billions of dollars flowing into “gain of function” research to make viruses spread easier and become deadlier, being prepared is not a bad idea.
But now it’s time to put on your tinfoil hat.