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The Pharmaceutical Gold Rush

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The pandemic did a lot to hurt or completely destroy many sectors of business here in America, but it undoubtedly helped a few in the process. Undoubtedly, major corporations were winners as their size and capital allowed them to outlast many small, private businesses in America.

However, if any corporation got a payday, it was big pharmaceutical companies who pushed through these “miracle” vaccines all over the globe that got so much money that they could fill a vault with the hard cash and swim through it like Scrooge McDuck.

For instance, according to CNBC, Pfizer is expected to make $33.5 billion by the end of 2021 from vaccine shots alone. It likely helps that it had its FDA approval rushed through in August, causing many people who were hesitant to get the shot to feel safer about getting the jab.

According to CNN business, nine new billionaires were minted thanks to the vaccine gold rush, all with connections to big pharma companies:

Topping the list of new billionaires are Moderna (MRNA) CEO Stéphane Bancel and Ugur Sahin, the CEO of BioNTech (BNTX), which has produced a vaccine with Pfizer (PFE). Both CEOs are now worth around $4 billion, according to an analysis by the People’s Vaccine Alliance, a campaign group that includes Oxfam, UNAIDS, Global Justice Now and Amnesty International.

Senior executives from China’s CanSino Biologics and early investors in Moderna have also become billionaires on paper as shares skyrocketed, partly in expectation of profits earned from Covid vaccines, which also bode well for the companies’ future prospects. The analysis was compiled using data from the Forbes Rich List.

But now, we’re approaching a time when the two-dose vaccine is old hat. It’s up to these companies to find new ways to squeeze money out of the people, so now we have a third booster shot you can get. As the New York Post reported, Johnson and Johnson announced on Tuesday that it’s submitted data to the FDA in hopes of getting in on the booster shot craze, as it’s not the first:

“We look forward to our discussions with the FDA and other health authorities to support their decisions regarding boosters,” said Dr. Mathai Mammen, global head of research and development at J&J’s vaccine development arm.

“At the same time, we continue to recognize that a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine that provides strong and long-lasting protection remains a crucial component to vaccinating the global population.”

Last week, the FDA scheduled an Oct. 15 meeting of its expert advisory committee to discuss whether to grant an emergency use authorization for J&J’s booster shot.

J&J is the third company to seek emergency authorization of its booster shot in the US.

Business-wise, this is a solid move. Getting FDA approval clearly bumps up your visibility and viability. Once the government gives you the nod and all the hands have been shaken, people will feel safer taking your product and you can sit back and watch as the cash flows in like a river.

It’s like hitting a jackpot in Vegas in every casino on the strip twice.

In truth, you might as well be sucking down peppermint candies and calling them a cure for cancer. As we know thanks to dozens of studies, the vaccine doesn’t do squat in terms of stopping the spread of the virus. If you do get injected, you might feel a slight difference in the event you get infected, but you can still get infected making the point of the vaccine kind of moot.

In fact, as even a Pfizer scientist recently admitted to an undercover Project Veritas operative, your best protection against the virus is to get the virus and generate natural antibodies. Getting the virus is likely not going to be a life-changing event for you as many people don’t even know they have it, and furthermore, it has a 99.9 percent survival rate.

Yet we’re being told constantly that in order to survive this pandemic we have to take these vaccines and now these boosters. The left says it’s so important that President Biden was willing to breach his constitutional boundaries and mandate it.

Odd that they’re doing that. As pharmaceutical companies are riding the rocket into the earnings stratosphere, politicians, media personalities, and more want to push it further despite the science telling us it doesn’t actually make a difference.

Long ago, the California gold rush saw people flocking to the west in order to get in on digging through the dirt in order to search for a valuable mineral. Now, the mineral is you, and pharmaceutical companies and their hangers-on in Washington are rushing to scare or force you into injecting their products into your body before the country as a whole figures out that there isn’t really any reason to keep digging.