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Wellcome - China Kadoorie Bio-bank

by dulan drift, Sunday, July 25, 2021, 07:03

H3Africa is funded by NIH and Wellcome Trust.

Sir Jeremy has been Director of Wellcome Trust since 2013.

Wellcome website: Jeremy is a member of the UK government’s Scientific Advisory Group for Emergencies (SAGE), the UK Vaccine Taskforce and the Principles Group of the ACT-Accelerator hosted by the WHO, and he chairs the WHO R&D Blueprint Advisory Group.

So very powerful - fundamentally connected with WHO and the One Health concept.

Stat: Wellcome Trust (issues) grants from an endowment valued at about $26.5 billion. .. As a private funder of biomedical research, the Wellcome Trust is second in size only to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.

The Guardian: (As) the world's third largest charitable foundation, dispensing around £700 million each year .. (and) the largest non-governmental funder of research within the UK system, Wellcome has an increasingly powerful voice in science policy.

Farrar has spoke-personed this increasingly powerful voice to manifest Wellcome’s vision regarding human genomic surveillance & other One Health initiatives. 

Dr. Marie-Paule Kieny: He’s a visionary .. he is willing to take risks.

Apart from H3Africa, Wellcome shares/bankrolls a risky vision with the China Kadoorie Biobank - a genomic collection 7-up style initiative in China.


China Kadoorie Bio-bank 

China Kadoorie Bio-bank website: The CKB is being conducted jointly by University of Oxford (which is closely tied to Wellcome) .. and the Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS).

More interesting bed-fellows...

China Kadoorie Bio-bank: The long-term continuation of the study is supported by the Wellcome Trust, with further support in China from the Chinese Natural Science Foundation and Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology.

Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology - think about those words - in a Totalitarian regime - that extracts DNA from/organ harvests prisoners of conscience. 

Of all you brainiacs with immense power, not one of you thought jumping into bed with the CCP to shape the future of humanity might be a bad idea?

China Kadoorie Bio-bank: The information generated will advance our understanding of .. aetiology not only in China but also in other countries.

Had to look aetiology up. It means the study of root causes. Cool - me too!