How American Corruption Is Blocking Global Vaccines

Biden’s team is loaded on drug money and it’s getting us killed

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Info from The Intercept, reporting by Lee Fang

Joe Biden will likely kill as many people from COVID-19 as Trump. They just won’t be Americans. America is actively blocking global production at the WTO, preventing vital mRNA technology transfer, and simply sitting on its hands despite having all the leverage in the world.

America’s donations to COVAX are just blood money, they’re exporting zero vaccines, and preventing the world from producing more. In all of their actions, they are protecting the drug companies, because that’s who pays them. This is killing hundreds of thousands of people across the world, and makes Americans less safe as well.

In any other country you would call this rampant corruption ‘corruption’, because that’s what it is. Because America has legalized and racialized the very idea of corruption, this grift just sits there in plain sight. People happily disclose their millions of dollars in shares and nobody cares. And so we die.

Just look at these massive conflicts of interest. The foxes are in the henhouse. Of course the world is plucked.

Anita Dunn, the leading strategist on Biden’s presidential campaign who now serves as White House adviser, is on leave from her job as managing partner at the consulting firm she co-founded, SKDK, which provides extensive public relations and advertising services to Pfizer. Dunn intends to return to the SKDK this summer. SKDK, which did not respond to a request for comment, has continued to promote Pfizer’s vaccines on social media.

Susan Rice, the domestic policy adviser, holds up to $5 million in shares of Johnson & Johnson and up to $50,000 in shares of Pfizer, according to a disclosure made public this week.

Eric Lander, the White House science adviser, holds up to $1 million in shares of BioNTech, Pfizer’s partner for its coronavirus vaccine.

Secretary of State Anthony Blinken previously consulted for Gilead Science, the biotech company that produced remdesivir, the only Covid-19 treatment approved by the FDA so far.

Chiquita Brooks-LaSure, Biden’s pick for Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, previously served…

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Indrajit (Indi) Samarajiva is a Sri Lankan writer. Follow me at www.indi.ca, or just email me at indi@indi.ca.