‘Mercury Project’ funds research to convince more people to get Covid-19 vaccines

There has been a great deal of confusion in the area of supposed disinformation on Covid-19.

Big Tech, government and public health officials worked to censor and discredit some factually accurate information as if it were “disinformation,” while promoting some inaccurate information. A funding group called Mercury Project says it plans to attack what it claims to be misinformation, but doesn’t address the misinformation that came from, or comes from, these official sources such as CDC and Big Tech.

The following is an excerpt from The Vaccine Reaction.

The Mercury Project, a global consortium of researchers dedicated to “combating the impacts of mis- and disinformation on public health,” is being sponsored by the Social Science Research Council (SSRC) of Brooklyn, New York. 

SSRC announced on Aug. 23, 2022 that it will provide $7.2 million in grant funding teams doing behavioral research aimed at better understanding “how health mis- and disinformation spreads, how to combat it, and how to build stronger information systems,” for the purpose of using this knowledge to develop strategies—”locally tailored solutions”—to increase Covid-19 vaccination rates.

Money distributed as part of The Mercury Project will be given to 12 research teams working in the United States and 16 other countries, including Bolivia, Brazil, Côte D’Ivoire, Ghana, Haiti, India, Kenya, Malawi, Mexico, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Tanzania and Zimbabwe.

“With Covid-19 prevalent and rapidly evolving everywhere, there is a pressing need to identify interventions with the potential to increase vaccination take-up,” said SSRC president Anna Harvey. “Vaccines are only effective if they become vaccinations; vaccines are a scientific marvel but their potential is unfulfilled if they are left on the shelf.”

Each of the teams participating in The Mercury Project will receive more than $600,000 to conduct research topics such as “Combatting health misinformation with community-crafted messaging: Developing a scalable community-driven approach in Latin America and the United States.” 

The teams will also research how to “harness influencers to counter misinformation and censor dissenting viewpoints on social media through network-transforming interventions for reducing the spread of health misinformation online.”

A primary focus of the research will be children. According to the Rockefeller Foundation, the research will enable “literacy training for secondary school students in partnership with local authorities to help students identify Covid-19 vaccine misinformation.”

Funding donations for The Mercury Project currently stands at 10.25 million.

The primary donor is the Rockefeller Foundation, which gave $7.5 million to the program in September 2021 to help cover the costs of “launching a research consortium to drive acceptance and uptake of Covid-19 vaccination efforts and provide insights to counter health mis- and dis- information” through Aug. 31, 2024.

The remaining funds for The Mercury Project were provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation ($2 million), Craig Newmark Philanthropies ($500,000) and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation ($250,000).

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10 thoughts on “‘Mercury Project’ funds research to convince more people to get Covid-19 vaccines”

  1. So basically funding research on how to get young people to accept propaganda. How about funding research to help young people develop critical thinking skills without a pre-established agenda.

  2. Disgusting! They completely ignore the vaccine injured and the fact that these shots don’t work. Most of the people I know who have gotten the shot are the ones still getting and spreading Covid. Not to say that the unvaccinated are not getting it because they are. It’s hard to know if the vaccinated get sicker than the unvaccinated because everyone reacts to it differently.
    Everyone in my immediate family has gotten it. Zero vaccination and we each reacted differently. All living in the same household. I was the first in Feb of 2020. Had no idea what it was but it was not fun. No one else got it and I certainly did not isolate since that was not on the menu yet. My husband in August 2020, daughter in January of 2021 and our son in August of 2022. Obviously we did not give it to each other. Three of us got it after traveling out of state but to different states. One had been out celebrating the New Year.
    All our lives we’ve been told there is nothing we can do for a virus. Suddenly we need a shot in both of our God given arms. I hope we are all smarter than they make us out to be. The prison awaits these people. I hope to see it filled in my lifetime.

    1. LMT–Re: “They completely ignore the vaccine injured and the fact that these shots don’t work.” Just to be clear–I don’t think they are ignoring any of the intended consequences. “Malice of forethought” is the legal detail that must be acknowledged.
      At this phase in societal awakening–regarding most media hosts and journalists–there is a stubborn refusal to report on, or accept the diabolical nature of a de-population agenda. None dare consider the evil behind this conspiracy.

  3. Yes indeed, Mercury Project is appropriate given the toxic nature of their effort at censorship.

    I wonder if they might eventually be sued in the same spirit that Missouri and others are suing Biden?

    This is right out of Orwell.

  4. Has anyone ever heard of a publicly issued business goal?
    Maybe one that can be objective, truth based, and provide ALL the meeting notes.

    Sorry, always follow the money. Who will benefit $$. Truth has been hijacked by $$, too many times.

  5. It isn’t misinformation just because I refuse to believe your advertising. I am surprised to see that the founder of Craigslist (Craig Newmark Philanthropies ($500,000).) is helping to support this eugenics propaganda. Why?. What is in it for him? Besides a tax write off

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