For whom the pandemic was not a disaster, but an opportunity to make money

By the beginning of the XNUMXst century, all governments and the UN agreed that humanity faces three main problems - poverty, war and the environment, and made significant, at least in words, efforts to resolve them.

The national scale of poverty is associated with the imperfection of the economic system of most countries. The global scale of poverty is associated with the flaws in the development of the world market and the hegemony of the states of the Great North.

The problem of ecology, that is, the destruction of natural conditions favorable for human life, is also associated with the imperfection of the economic system of most countries, when the tasks of profitability and industrial growth suppress all other factors of social production.

Wars and conflicts are associated with the imperfection of international relations, the insolubility in the current situation of interethnic conflicts, the uneven economic development of countries and the military-political domination of the most developed and wealthy states.

Everything was recorded many times in the speeches of world leaders, in various international resolutions. In reality, all these contradictions were aggravated and caused social unrest. Conflict, both internal and external, only grew, and environmental problems became an arena political games. Humanity has become more and more entangled in the knots of these problems and contradictions. Economic crises, only exacerbating all pain points, followed one after another (2000-2002, 2008-2009, 2014-2016, 2020-?).

Pandemic as a catalyst for social problems

And then a pandemic broke out in 2020. The viral threat was declared almost the main problem of mankind, national governments threw all their efforts to fight it. The socio-economic, cultural, informational, educational policies of states were linked to anti-epidemiological measures, and almost all social problems began to be explained by the pandemic. In most countries, everything happened as a blueprint in the same way, only the nuances differed. In the arena of social life, the old contradiction between the individual and the state, the individual and society, manifested itself in a new, more acute form. Which is more important: people's health or economic growth? What's more important: privacy or infection control? Which is more important: the right to free choice or universal vaccination? Another crisis of confidence in state institutions, official medicine and the economic system has come, in which all the hardships and hardships fall on the shoulders of the people. Fighting the virus more and more resembles an ordinary person fighting against it.

Global economic inequality has worsened even more sharply. The World Bank and the IMF reported almost mockingly in their forecast:

Weak and conflict-affected low-income countries have been hit hardest by the pandemic, and per capita income growth has slowed for at least a decade. Per capita income lost in 2020 will not be fully recovered by 2022 in about two-thirds of emerging market and developing countries, including three-quarters of fragile and conflict-affected low-income countries. By the end of this year, around 100 million people are expected to be in extreme poverty. These negative impacts will be felt most strongly by the most vulnerable groups - women, children, unskilled and unofficial workers. Rising unemployment, high inflation and rising prices will severely deteriorate the quality of life of all people with the lowest incomes.

Of course, from an adequate, scientific point of view, humanity has sufficient resource, production, scientific and technical potential to mobilize the necessary funds and apply tough organizational measures to overcome the problem of this natural disaster. There is no reasonable basis for calculating economic and other losses from a radical fight against a pandemic; human life (and even more so, public health) has long been recognized as the highest value from an ethical and philosophical standpoint. However, the circumstances generated by the specifics of the economic system, fierce competition between states on the world stage and internal social contradictions drive governments, peoples and individuals into a confusion of measures, countermeasures, opposition and protests.

A cartel of pharmaceutical corporations, tech giants, and politicians

As is often the case, there were forces that could "fish well in troubled waters." The pandemic has not become a disaster and a problem for everyone. The pandemic has been used by some of the largest corporations to redistribute markets. The spheres of the economy, in which small and medium-sized businesses are concentrated, have come under extreme pressure, and in some cases, defeat. Lacking large capitals and the possibility of diversification, small-scale business entered a period of ruin, including through the attraction of borrowed bank funds in conditions of maximum uncertainty. In other words, the pandemic has become a catalyst for the monopolization of markets.

But the most interesting thing is that, as during economic crises, states pump up money to the largest banks and corporations, during a pandemic the "finest hour" of the largest pharmaceutical corporations has come. This is especially true of the most developed Western countries, whose corporations claim global total dominance in the drug market. Moreover, they, huddled together in a conglomerate ("a broad coalition of technology and medical companies"), are gradually implementing a program of global registration of citizens through the introduction of immunization passports. Back in 2016-2017, the World Bank, in collaboration with WHO, the Rockefeller Foundation, the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Microsoft and some other handshaking organizations, developed a plan for global digital identification of citizens (Identification for Development initiative). Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce have already received an order from the US government to develop a digital passport using Apple and Google wallets. It is planned that countries "friendly" to the United States will be involved in this initiative.

Big Pharma has received billions of dollars in tranches from Western governments for the development of vaccines, but at the same time they hide Technology production and determine the price of vaccines, defending solely the interests of their profitability. Governments around the world have bought vaccines for their citizens from Big Pharma, and the IMF has provided the world's largest vaccination subsidy, $ 275 billion, to poorer countries, which will almost certainly end up in Big Pharma's pockets.

Pfizer vaccine sales in 2021 will amount to at least $ 15 billion already based on the concluded deals. Sales of the Moderna vaccine will reach nearly $ 20 billion in 2021, $ 12 billion in 2022 and $ 11,4 billion in 2023, taking into account the principle of continuous revaccination. Over the past year, Moderna shares are up 372%. The governments of the United Kingdom and the United States have paid Pfizer compensation to protect it from legal action in the event of harm from its vaccine.

So, the development of a vaccine in the West was paid for by taxpayers, became the private property of Big Pharma, all profits from vaccination were privatized to it, moreover, there is no economic sense in additional research of side effects.

A kind of cartel of pharmaceutical corporations, technology giants and politicians has emerged, which directly benefits from the pandemic at the expense of society. These are the metamorphoses of a justified and necessary fight against a pandemic, generated by the Western model of a market economy.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 27 November 2021 09: 49
    Meanwhile, Russia was also announcing a sharp rise in the prosperity of its foremost members from the Forbes list. It was during the period of the crown struggle ...
    1. beeper Offline beeper
      beeper 27 November 2021 11: 19
      Well, like this, "capitalism" we "build" everything, by any means, for the profit of the world eaters!
      1. zenion Offline zenion
        zenion (zinovy) 5 December 2021 16: 51
        squeak. It never happened that the robbers would build something, the main thing for them is that there is someone to rob. Did the dukes, counts and barons build something for those from whom they took away?
    2. Xuli (o) Tebenado 27 November 2021 12: 25
      Meanwhile, Russia was also announcing a sharp rise in the prosperity of its foremost members from the Forbes list.

      The foremost workers of Russia from the Forbes list naturally warmed up. But the owners of factories for the production of masks-gloves, manufacturers of PCR tests and various vaccines also rose up strong. According to some media outlets, the Moscow mayor with his deputy for social issues, Madame Arbidol, the chief sanitary doctor, a certain direct investment fund, an academician and others, have especially succeeded in these matters. They are not involved in Forbes. They are (of course, apart from the direct investment fund) ordinary civil servants of the Russian Federation.
      1. Xuli (o) Tebenado 27 November 2021 12: 32
        On March 23, 2021, Boris Shpigel was arrested in the case of bribes to the Governor of the Penza Region Ivan Belozertsev. Businessman imprisoned for 2 months

        And more about this wonderful man - not a rumor, not a spirit. On May 25, 2021, two months passed, and then Boris Spiegel moved to a parallel reality.
        1. isofat Offline isofat
          isofat (isofat) 27 November 2021 12: 41
          The court granted the request of the investigation and extended Spiegel's arrest until February 20.
  2. beeper Offline beeper
    beeper 27 November 2021 10: 57
    That's right, the Article says about BigPharma and the man-made total "pandemic" ...
    Itself, it happens, I sin with "word creation", but, a derivative of profit, make money, make money, author's word "make money" I involuntarily associate it with fishing when hooked making money worm ... and as a result he profited ...just like all of us, people, are now baited on this "hook" of total "obligation" with vaccination (and regular "revaccination" ... "the claw is stuck - the whole bird is lost" ?!) genetically modified "liquid" with unclear prolonged (including hereditary, by kind!) "side effects"!
    We are all, in bulk, turned into "buried resource "for the enrichment of clever pharmaceutical dealers and their servants!
    In general, my personal opinion, from an early age, was closely confronted with, powerless in case of serious illnesses and wounds, modern medicine, and, volens-nolens, "shoveled" mountains of medical and paramedical in its life (in terms of memoirs of military field doctors-veterans military conflicts around the globe, critics, philosophy and literature, I remember how Veresaev's descriptions of the everyday life of zemstvo doctors, including those who worked in the outbreaks of epidemics, were struck, about how these "multidisciplinary" magicians were able to diagnose a disease even by smell, because every disease " smells in its own way "... and one of our front-line surgeons that he himself was more than once surprised when, literally" sewn from pieces, "a" hopeless "seriously wounded man" lived until the morning "and then went on the mend, recovered ...) of international literature of all times and peoples, who has listened to many of our Soviet doctors, veterans of the Great Patriotic War, the Vietnamese and Afghan wars ...Completely fixated on the "chemistry" of BigPharma, completely "relying" on it, the current medicine, despite the unprecedented progress of diagnostic and therapeutic instruments of medical technology, in my opinion, even regresses in terms of real healing of specific patients (we are not talking about manipulations with false "statistics" , even in this "pandemic" they are clearly visible request ), and has NOT learned to stimulate and effectively use the defenses of our own body, to strengthen immunity, even if this is declared "in words", it is NOT done "in fact" and is suppressed in every possible way, because there is a threat to the super profits of BigPharma and the accompanying corrupt politicians , Media and other amateurs "fish in troubled waters", which they themselves "muddied"!
    1. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
      Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 28 November 2021 18: 57
      Comrade Pischak, you are indeed somewhat talkative. You understand this, so work on yourself. Be succinct, don't talk nonsense, you are a good guy, albeit a squeak.
      1. beeper Offline beeper
        beeper 29 November 2021 00: 32
        Comrade Panikovsky, you seem to be a smart guy and I hope you already understand that this "coronavirus pandemic" is clearly artificial ("biolaboratory"), inspired by globalists for manipulative purposes ?!
        And yes, world medicine is by no means omnipotent, alas!
        Is it "nonsense"?! smile
        Conscious "talkativeness" is my way of dealing with PTSD, "epistolary psychotherapy" (it also helps me as a pain reliever) ...
        It's not that simple, buddy! wink
        1. zenion Offline zenion
          zenion (zinovy) 5 December 2021 16: 54
          It has already been announced that these antics of the virus were the last ones. He fizzled out, or felt sorry for the poor. Although if he is like that, then he had to start with those who decided to make a fatty soup during the epidemic. If he does not do it, people will have to do it.
        2. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
          Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 5 December 2021 17: 08
          Thank you for assessing my mental abilities, only I am a smart grandfather, I am 60.
          1. beeper Offline beeper
            beeper 5 December 2021 17: 46
            hi Well, so am I (although, alas, I am by no means always "smart" request ) the same "boy", comrade. Panikovsky! wink
            No offense! drinks yes
            1. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
              Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 5 December 2021 17: 50
              Your name is what, old man, I really am Mikhail, but Yuryevich.
              1. beeper Offline beeper
                beeper 5 December 2021 18: 19
                hi This, Mikhail Yuryevich, I just scored a "name" from the bald during registration, really and not scampering in every way (then I considered it, but did not change it))). request
                I was just reading a book about Afghan, and there is a cat in Farsi - "pikhak". smile
                The real Russian name is after our Victory over Bandera ... if I live. winked
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 27 November 2021 11: 43
    The law of uneven development predetermines different levels of economic development and forms of government.
    As a result of the class struggle, the hired workers of the Western state formations have achieved social harmony in the standard of living with their masters, who compensate for the losses on the maintenance of hired workers in their countries at the expense of the economic enslavement of other state formations and peoples. Apparently this is why the call appeared: “Workers of all countries - unite” in the struggle for your rights and a decent standard of living, but a well-fed does not understand a hungry person.
    The consequence of such a predatory policy is the concentration of capital in the hands of a small group of people and growing inequality, when 1% of the world's population owns a greater fortune than the rest of the world's population.
    Unlike all ancient epidemics, today's one is a product of scientific and technological progress and "enriches a cartel of pharmaceutical corporations, technology giants and politicians, which directly benefits from the pandemic at the expense of society."
    1. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
      Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 28 November 2021 19: 06
      There is a sense in your words, just don't be so uterine, funeral and tragic. The future is bright and beautiful, Chernyshevsky said this, even though I don't like him.
  4. steelmaker Offline steelmaker
    steelmaker 27 November 2021 20: 27
    The viral threat was declared almost the main problem of mankind, national governments threw all their efforts to fight it.

    Trouble is a signal to consider
    if you hoped for cunning, be ready for battle.
    Defaults and enemies keep us on our toes
    since relaxed for a moment - you'll be like a soldier in a dress.
    Do not squander wealth, if not yours,
    let the people have a homeland and pride in it.
    For enemies, be Stalin, and also Susanin,
    for the people, be a father, a just fine fellow.
    If it’s hard for people to live, you will fall into the freak count.
  5. zenion Offline zenion
    zenion (zinovy) 27 November 2021 22: 27
    First pump out everything possible, then kill!
  6. Panikovsky Offline Panikovsky
    Panikovsky (Mikhail Samuelevich Panikovsky) 28 November 2021 18: 49
    If such a cartel has developed, then it is highly likely that it will invent such infections and counteract them at its discretion, and this is already a biological weapon.
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