Business with Disease

Unreported by most main-stream media outlets, a ‘Global Vaccination Summit’ was hosted in Brussels, Belgium, on 12 September 2019.

Organised by the European Commission in cooperation with the World Health Organisation, the meeting took place just 3 months before the Coronavirus outbreak began.

Significantly, this was also only 36 days before the now infamous  Coronavirus  outbreak simulation exercise, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the World Economic Forum, and Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, which took place on 18 October 2019 [just 2 months before the Coronavirus outbreak began].

An invitation-only event, the vaccination summit participants included political leaders, high-level representatives from the United Nations and other international organisations, health ministries, leading academics, scientists and health professionals, the private sector, and non-governmental organisations.

The summit was structured around three round tables entitled ‘In Vaccines We Trust’, ‘The Magic Of Science’, and ‘Vaccines Protecting Everyone, Everywhere’. [These are not scientific, but religious, titles]

Notable panel members for these round tables included Nanette Cocero, Global President of Pfizer Vaccines; Dr. Seth Berkley, CEO of GAVI, the Global Vaccine Alliance —an organization that has received vast amounts of funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; and Joe Cerrell, the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s Managing Director for Global Policy and Advocacy.

Pandemic planning was clearly in evidence at this summit meeting. Now they are going to introduce vaccine passports. But who really benefits from vaccine passports?

Certainly not ordinary people, for whom sharing their health records and other personal data could soon become mandatory merely for participation in society.

Instead, the chief beneficiary will be the multinational pharmaceutical industry.

With global drug and vaccine sales already forecast to reach $1.5 trillion this year, pharmaceutical companies and their investors are salivating at the prospect of vaccine passports becoming mandatory worldwide.

The total market for COVID-19 vaccines is predicted to be worth $100 billion in sales and $40 billion in post-tax profits. Annual vaccinations against mutations of the Coronavirus could raise these numbers still further.

Unless concerned people resist vaccine passports and instead ‘vote for reason’, drug and vaccine makers could force the world into long-term economic and political dependency.

What is urgently needed is to develop mass movement across the world to replace the greed-driven pharmaceutical ‘business with disease’ with a healthcare system based on truly preventive approaches.

Accepting the pharmaceutical industry’s alternative to this is simply unthinkable.

Corona pandemic is unlikely to go away anytime soon because it has opened up a huge vaccine market for global pharmaceutical companies. The ruling elites in almost all countries are more interested in promoting business interests of MNCs while people suffer. The failure of the Modi government is nowhere so glaring as in  tackling  Corona crisis and yet political parties, opposition parties in particular, look reluctant to mobilise masses without which nothing will change for the better. As the Centre cannot provide vaccine to all free of cost black marketers are flourishing in every corner of the country. Corona has become a spacious excuse to silence voice of dissent and put dissenters behind bars. Over crowded  prisons where Corona spread is alarming are actually living hells. Despite the apex court’s order to decongest jails to arrest Corona, the Government has so far done precious little to give relief to prisoners who are being treated as animals.


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Vol. 54, No. 9, Aug 29 - Sep 4, 2021