COVID commissions are springing up like weeds. The Vatican has one; the British medical journal The Lancet has one. Church Militant's Kristine Christlieb has identified what may become the front-runner in the COVID commission race.
A coalition calling itself "independent" and "nonpartisan" is quietly forming a planning group, the precursor to a COVID commission.
A spiderweb of organizations is behind the drive for an official commission: the COVID Collaborative, an initiative of the Office of American Possibilities; Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; the COVID Commission Planning Group, based at the Miller Center, an organization described as an "affiliate" of the University of Virginia.
Philip Zelikow has been appointed leader of the planning group. He was executive director of the 9/11 Commission.
Zelikow is open about the purpose of a COVID commission.
Zelikow: "People will form a story about what happened and why. The question basically is will that story be well-informed or not so well-informed."
The COVID Collaborative has a nonpartisan veneer with both Democrats and Republicans serving on its National Advisory Council.
But its funding sources and sponsors give away its globalist roots: The Walton Foundation, The American Enterprise Institute and the Rockefeller Foundation.
Zelikow: "We're pretty confident that the money can be raised to do the kind of massive commission that's needed."
It's difficult to imagine the truth will be well-served by a commission with globalists telling the story.
Media sources say the mastermind behind the commission is Eric Schmidt, former Google CEO. He recruited Zelikow.