Did the same people who so loudly accused Trump of politicizing COVID secretly collude to swing an election? In other words, did Biden and Big Pharma have a secret deal?
‘Big Pharma’ is one of the big boogeymen whose name comes up again and again in politics. There’s a good reason for that. It’s a cash-rich industry that is flush with lobbying money to push their preferred policies through.
Politicians, it turns out, are addicted to this lobbying money. Reagan once commented on this by calling politics the ‘second oldest profession’ which he has learned ‘bears a striking resemblance to the first’.
Trump recently made a number of promises and policy changes that Big Pharma didn’t like much. Let’s keep that in the back of our mind as we continue.
Pfizer shelved their testing for a month (as explained in the source from which the following excerpt was taken).
Pfizer initially lied about not taking money from Trump’s Warp Speed initiative, or working with the Government. (They took an almost $2Billion government contract for COVID vaccines.)
Even now they are tilting the playing field.
After the quote, you can read this writer’s working theory on ‘why’.
The president and his team spent months touting the success of the public-private partnership. Pfizer, one of five companies selected in June as a candidate with the best chance of meeting the president’s deadline, entered into a $1.95 billion contract with the federal government in July to purchase 100 million doses. The agreement was part of Operation Warp Speed, according to a company press release.
Operation Warp Speed not only involved the use of federal tax dollars but the elimination of government roadblocks that would ordinarily delay a new vaccine’s approval. Hundreds of federal rules and regulations were relaxed to help fight COVID-19 and hasten the private sector’s progress on treatments for the virus. The government’s lengthy, burdensome immunization approval process—which lasts an average of 73 months—was slashed to 14 months. Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar promised his agency would “squeeze every last inefficiency” to achieve the president’s goal.
But just like every other aspect of coronavirus, the vaccine has been a political cudgel. Democrats, including Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden and his running mate, Kamala Harris, have fueled public distrust about the vaccine.
“If Donald Trump tells us we should take it, I’m not taking it,” Harris said during the October 8 vice presidential debate. New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, responsible for the most COVID-19 fatalities in the country, also sowed fear about a vaccine. The scare tactics worked; public trust in a coronavirus vaccine has dropped since the summer.
…That’s not all: Team Biden met with industry officials at least twice before Election Day. “Biden advisers met with companies that have Covid-19 vaccines or therapies in late-stage clinical trials in September and October,” campaign advisors told Bloomberg news. “The purpose was to gather information about the development, manufacturing and distribution of shots to ward off the novel coronavirus and therapies to treat the sick.”
It’s unclear whether anyone from Pfizer participated but considering its one of a handful of corporations undergoing “late-stage” trials, it’s hard to believe the company wasn’t in talks with the Biden campaign.
And it’s worth noting that Big Pharma donors favored Biden over Trump during the 2020 election cycle.
Joe Biden and the media have exploited coronavirus relentlessly for political purposes. Collaborating with Big Pharma to slow-walk good news about a vaccine until after Election Day is another example of their shamelessness. Half of America doesn’t trust this potential president, his people, or the news media—and this is exactly why. –AmericanGreatness
Does anyone remember what Trump did to piss off Pharma?
He created initiatives which effectively slashed their profits to save Americans with medical conditions a boatload of dollars.
What’s Biden been promising them? Has he in any way promised to restore those massive profits?
Those profits come from YOUR pocketbook.
It’s conjecture at this point, but there are only so many things Biden could offer Big Pharma that they would actually WANT.
A few more billions in profit is DEFINITELY on their short list.