[DIRE] Billion Dollar Emergency Flu Contract Changed To Cost Plus!
"[DIRE] Billion Dollar Emergency Flu Contract Changed To Cost Plus!" has to be one of the most strange and boring headlines we have ever posted. But to those in the know, changing a government contract from Fixed Price to Cost Plus is a sign of governmental desperation, and a contractor's greatest dream.
Cost Plus means that the contractor is guaranteed a profit no matter what he/she spends to fulfill the contract. Throw in the fact that this "Medical Countermeasures Clinical Studies Network" contract is worth .6 Billion dollars and that the ancillary contracts probably bring it up to over a BILLION dollars, and you have the very definition of the US Government URGENTLY "throwing money" at salivating contractors.
This contract basically covers two things:
(1) setting up pre event clinical trials of experimental emergency flu vaccines laced with adjuvants.
(2) setting up a post event, 24 hour notice reaction squad which can perform emergency, experimental treatment clinical trials on several hundred individuals using investigatory antiviral agents, and probably symptomatic (Cytokine storm) treatments with experimental immune suppressing drugs.
So for anyone unsure on how seriously the US Government is taking the threat of Hemorrhagic H7N9 Bird Flu, if the change in this contract from Fixed Price to Cost Plus doesn't alert you to the fact that Federal Government thinks this situation is deadly serious, nothing short of mass death and forced vaccinations will convince you.
Of course none of this means that the government is right; centralized planning seldom ever is right.
But anyway you look at, there will either be a real risk from the hemorrhagic bird flu or/and a real risk from the Government's response in preparation for that hemorrhagic flu.
Three things one might consider in preparation for the next flu season/outbreak are:
(1) Emergency treatments for forced vaccination with experimental adjuvant containing vaccines, like immune system suppressing supplements.
(2) Chlorhexidine Gluconate aka CHG (see below)
(3) Watch the CDC's strategy / budget appeal movie CONTAGION
*CHG is a surgical scrub which forms an invisible barrier on the skin and kills the influenza virus and corona (SARS) virus for multiple HOURS after washing with it.