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Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:02 PM

The Secret Group of Scientists and Billionaires Pushing a Manhattan Project for Covid-19

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They are working to cull the world’s most promising research on the pandemic, passing on their findings to policy makers and the White House.


A dozen of America’s top scientists and a collection of billionaires and industry titans say they have the answer to the coronavirus pandemic, and they found a backdoor to deliver their plan to the White House.

The eclectic group is led by a 33-year-old physician-turned-venture capitalist, Tom Cahill,.....



Fixed the link:


https://www.wsj.com/articles/the-secret-group-of-scientists-and-billionaires-pushing-trump-on-a-covid-19-plan-11587998993


Anyone has a subscription, to WSJ? Thanks everyone

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Reply The Secret Group of Scientists and Billionaires Pushing a Manhattan Project for Covid-19 (Original post)
blueseas Apr 2020 OP
Alex4Martinez Apr 2020 #1
blueseas Apr 2020 #11
Mike 03 Apr 2020 #2
SheltieLover Apr 2020 #4
Mike 03 Apr 2020 #7
blueseas Apr 2020 #10
Mike 03 Apr 2020 #3
Chainfire Apr 2020 #5
nykym Apr 2020 #8
Mike 03 Apr 2020 #6
Hermit-The-Prog Apr 2020 #9


Response to Alex4Martinez (Reply #1)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 10:05 PM

11. Thanks!

I updated.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:08 PM

2. Here's an article about this in Newsweek

A GROUP OF U.S. SCIENTISTS AND BILLIONAIRES HAS BEEN SECRETLY WAGING 'WAR' AGAINST COVID-19
https://www.newsweek.com/coronavirus-covid19-scientists-billionaires-wage-war-1500581

The 17-page report claims that none of the group members have "any direct or known indirect financial interests" in companies named in the analysis. The WSJ noted some plans appeared to be "unorthodox," including the proposed treatment of patients with drugs first intended for Ebola in higher doses than have been used in the past.

"The war against COVID-19 is being fought on multiple fronts," the report notes.

"We describe plans to develop therapeutics and vaccines, and to reopen our businesses and schools, that could be deployed in several waves.

"We are a group of passionate citizen-scientists who offer four actionable non-partisan proposals to produce safe and effective COVID-19 therapeutics and vaccines in the shortest possible time frame, and to reopen our society in a manner that reduces the risk of future COVID-19 outbreaks." They went on to detail a four-point plan.


Sorry I don't have access to the WSJ article either.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:14 PM

4. Thank you, Mike

And OP for sharing.

K&R

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Response to SheltieLover (Reply #4)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:24 PM

7. My pleasure.

It's an intriguing story.

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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #2)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 09:42 PM

10. Thanks!


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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:12 PM

3. Hmmm. Billionaires involved include Peter Thiel and Michael Milken

The WSJ reported Cahill has tapped connections made through his investment firm, including billionaires Peter Thiel, Jim Palotta and Michael Milken.


I was rather hoping to see a name like "Mike Bloomberg"

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:21 PM

5. So that explains

where the bleach thing came from......

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Response to Chainfire (Reply #5)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 04:00 PM

8. No itwas this guy!

Mark Grenon wrote to Trump saying chlorine dioxide ‘can rid the body of Covid-19’
days before the president promoted disinfectant as treatment

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/apr/24/revealed-leader-group-peddling-bleach-cure-lobbied-trump-coronavirus

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 03:23 PM

6. Here's a little bit about Jim Pallotta

James Joseph Pallotta (born March 13, 1958) is an American billionaire businessman.[6] In 2009, he founded Raptor Group, a private investment company.[7] Prior to forming Raptor, Pallotta was vice chairman at Tudor Investment Corporation. He is co-owner and chairman of the Italian football club A.S. Roma; co-owner and executive board member of the National Basketball Association's Boston Celtics,[8] and co-owner of esports franchise Fnatic.[9]


Initiatives
Pallotta is a member of the board of trustees for the Santa Fe Institute[14] and the Board of Trustees for Northeastern University[15]. Pallotta serves on the Board of Directors for New Profit Inc.[16] as well as the Board of Advisors for Tulco, LLC.[17] He is also a member of the Advisory Council for the MIT Media Lab[18] and the External Advisory Committee for the Center for Brains, Minds and Machines (CBMM) at MIT.[19]


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Pallotta

I'd never heard of him before today. There's nothing in his Wiki biography about his politics.

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Response to blueseas (Original post)

Tue Apr 28, 2020, 05:21 PM

9. Why "deliver their plan to the White House"? Just to see it stillborn?

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