In San Juan, Puerto Rico at the end of September, a panel of doctors and scientists convened in an open forum moderated by Rob Nelson. They evaluate the current one-size-fits-all approach to diagnosis and treatment of Covid and share their knowledge and experience about effective early treatment using non-profitable repurposed drugs. Panelists included Dr Matthew Crawford, Dr. Brian Tyson, Dr. Pierre Kory, Dr. Robert Malone, Dr. Richard Urso, Dr. Brian McDonald, Dr. Heather Gessling, Dr. John Littell and Dr. Ryan Cole. Covid Conversations: Prominent doctors and scientists engage in a remarkable exchange.
Rogier van Vlissingen wrote How the Legal Drug Cartel Works, a good summary of current affairs.
“Philanthropy” and “Advisory work” are sheep’s clothing.
If you ever paid some attention to how the Medellín cartel worked, Pablo Escobar widely spread philanthropy in the local area, which provided cover for its illegal operations, and then, of course, he bribed law enforcement and the justice system and politicians and killed off the ones that could not reliably be controlled otherwise. The same pattern existed with El Chapo Guzmán in Sinaloa. For good measure, Kate del Castillo shows the same pattern in the fictional story of El Reina del Sur. The hypocrisy of government was shown by Mexico big time, when they went after her following her contact with El Chapo. She was a useful social critic of sorts. The pattern of the drug lords is clear: make yourself credible as a benefactor of your local community. In my youth, I saw the same pattern on a small scale from a friend who naively trusted a drug dealer – he was such a nice guy, always helpful – and she rented a room to him. One day the police came in with a warrant and discovered an arsenal of automatic weaponry that wowed even them. Good PR is the name of the game, it can cover many sins.
We have to have a sense of humor about all this, for part of the Roosevelt fortune was made in the Opium trade in Hong Kong, just like Joseph Kennedy was at one point a whiskey runner during prohibition and FDR joked that it was a smart move to put a thief in charge of reigning in the thieves on Wall Street when he made Kennedy head of the SEC. Entire countries, such as Australia were founded by outlaws and criminals and US history is replete with such stories. Often times it is the children of the criminal masterminds who gradually become respectable – in the end money does not smell.
In the legal drug cartel, de Capo di tutti Capi seems to be Bill Gates, through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. The conflicts of interest and the entanglements are beyond belief. It boils down to having policy makers, regulators, researchers and the press all on the payroll, and he has been very public about his thinking including investments in the vaccine makers in the runup to the SARS CoV-2/Covid-19 episode. Here are some of the major and obvious issues, based on recent reporting including the article linked above:
- He has been scaremongering about pandemics and peddling vaccinations for years.
- He is practically operating as an unelected official at the level of the WHO, mostly, it seems because of his “philanthropic” support through the B&MG Foundation and at least two other channels (as per Dr. Peter Breggin in We are the Prey). The B&MG Foundation is funded in part through investments in the pharmaceutical industry in its trustfund.
- He funded the forecasters with the mathematical models that predicted death rates that were at least 10x too high (Imperial College/Ferguson)
- Meanwhile, the Foundation had a beneficial interest in the vaccine makers,
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You can keep on digging, but the problems are obvious: Gates is acting as an unelected official in an intergovernmental body (WHO), which is central to health policy, and there he has been able to influence the thinking and promote his doomsday ideas about the next pandemic, while seeing to it that his foundation has a financial stake in the goods and services that are in demand from such a pandemic, and he can de facto grease the wheels for a particular vision of how to deal with the situation.
One of the problems of WHO has been the significant influence of China and the idea of quarantining healthy people all came from Xi Jinping and the CCP, what is now referred to by some as China’s Global Lockdown Fraud. In that context, Gates was purely the useful idiot who put a seemingly capitalist face on promoting CCP policy to the rest of the world. It is a method that is completely unprecedented, quarantining the sick is one thing but quarantining the healthy was never part of any pandemic preparedness plan and makes no sense for a disease with a 99.8% for higher survival rate. All the statistics make it evident that the overwhelming majority of deaths are older people with multiple comorbidities. In short, comorbidities have been the main problem, which we already knew from the Global Burden of Disease.
People have bemoaned the corruption in the medical field for a long time, and it is bad indeed. One of the worst problems is perhaps the promotion of medicines in public media, advertising, reducing doctors to prescribers of medicine, so pharma has boxed them in. The symptoms are everywhere, and the experience with SARS CoV-2 and Covid-19 in a lot of ways is merely an extreme example.
In a general sense, this article from John Ioannidis, How the Pandemic is Changing the Norms of Science, is a very relevant example of how commercial and political influences can wreck science.
As usual, Kate Wand nails it:
There is very little to add to that, the Coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated in depth of the distortions that commercial influence can have, and that alone will take years to sort out, but it should be seen as part of the wider problem. Just an extreme example.