Government sources have told The Telegraph newspaper that it’s likely there will be a review of the role of the Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), when the pandemic is over.
In an article in today’s Telegraph, Associate editor Gordon Rayner writes:
A future independent inquiry into the handling of coronavirus is expected to scrutinise Sage and consider whether such a monolithic body should hold so much power.
One possibility is that the Government sets up a so-called “red team” structure to challenge and check Sage’s advice and the evidence behind it.
Ministers could also demand more say over membership of the largely autonomous body, which changes with almost every meeting depending on who is invited by Sir Patrick Vallance, the Chief Scientific Adviser.
Rayner was told by government ministers that they “bowed to SAGE too often.” He writes:
Sage’s official remit is to provide Cabinet Office Briefing Room (Cobra) meetings with “coherent, coordinated advice ….To date, 87 experts have attended the Sage meetings at various times.
They include the two deputy chief medical officers, Jonathan Van-Tam and Jenny Harries; Dido Harding, head of NHS Test and Trace; Neil Ferguson, the Imperial College modelling expert who became known as “professor lockdown” before stepping down for breaking lockdown rules; Sir Ian Diamond, the national statistician, and Dr David Halpern, head of the Cabinet’s Behavioural Insights Team, or “nudge unit”.
Others work in the fields of epidemiology, vaccines, data, tropical medicines and other disciplines.
It has been well documented that the bulk of scientists who sit on the SAGE committee have strong ties with The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. Gates has donated billions of pounds to UK universities.
I’ll put it as simply as I can. The SAGE committee is working for Bill Gates. SAGE was Bill Gates idea to begin with. Using GAVI and CEPI, Gates has been buying academics for years. SAGE is not remotely independent.
Gates wants to vaccinate every man woman and child on the planet and not just for coronavirus either. His stated aim is to develop vaccines for everything from obesity, to diabetes, to cancer.
Gates envisions a future where every one of us is vaccinated several times a year. When Chris Whitty and Patrick Vallance say that vaccines are the only way out of the pandemic, they’re not speaking of their own volition. They’re reading Gates’ script.
Our hospitals were never overwhelmed. Covid has a 99.7 per cent survival rate. The median age of a covid death is 82 and even then, the deceased is likely to have so-called co-morbidities. Vaccines are unnecessary.
Lockdown sceptical MP’s must ask hard questions of Whitty, Vallance and their SAGE cronies. For starters, why did they go from supporting natural herd immunity to insisting that vaccines are the only way out of lockdown? Who pressured them into changing their minds?
Last May, UK prime Minister Boris Johnson had a video call with Bill and Melinda Gates. He was joined on the call by Kate Bingham, Chair of the UK’s Vaccine Taskforce.
From then on, the government’s focus was exclusively on vaccinating our way out of coronavirus. Scientific advisers took to the airwaves to ridicule the notion of natural herd immunity. They said that herd immunity could only be achieved through vaccination.
They were reading from a script.