UNCERTAIN TIMES (updated)

Gates repeated his dire warnings in a Netflix Documentary called The Next Pandemic, released on the 7th November 2019 as part of its ‘Explained’ series, and this time he even specified a novel coronavirus instead of vague talk about ‘super-pathogens’. Not only that, but the film-makers visited a ‘wet market’ in Guangdong, China, describing it as a ‘Disease X factory’. Over images of freshly killed creatures stacked together, the voice-over explains: ‘All the while, their viruses are mixing and mutating, increasing the odds that one finds its way to humans.’

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“First, a strict spatial partitioning: the closing of the town and its outlying districts, a prohibition to leave the town on pain of death, the killing of all stray animals; the division of the town into distinct quarters, each governed by an intendant. Each street is placed under the authority of a syndic, who keeps it under surveillance; if he leaves the street, he will be condemned to death. On the appointed day, everyone is ordered to stay indoors: it is forbidden to leave on pain of death.”