Big Pharma and the Big State: The Neverending Story
This is all starting to look like the Groundhog Day movie:
The 1871 nonsense poem “Jabberwocky” by Lewis Carroll includes this line: “Beware the Jabberwock, my son! The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!” As some may have guessed, my article is about the jab – in this case, the Rona vaccines – and related matters. I am NOT anti-vax. That mischievous slur is used of anyone who dares to have some hesitancy or questions about what is happening today.
My concern in this piece is to look more closely at the Covid catastrophists, and the new Rona vax cult. They are convinced that I and others like me are of the devil for asking questions and daring to doubt certain things. And way too many of these zealots have been ‘Christians.’
As but one example, a little while ago a Christian leader contacted me, quite concerned about something I had said in some articles. I had spoken about what looks to be a never-ending supply of jabs and booster shots. He felt I was being hysterical and over the top.
Given that he has been proven to be fundamentally wrong (as I will show in a moment), I still await a follow-up email saying he is sorry, he was in error, and he owes me an apology. But I won’t hold my breath. And actually he was not the only ‘Christian’ to rebuke me. There have been plenty of them.
For some of these folks it seems that only if we bow down to the Nanny State, to “science,” and to Big Pharma do we show any proof of our salvation. Yes, they really can be that bad – and that idolatrous. ‘Big Pharma is my shepherd, I shall not want.’ See more on this here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2021/12/19/the-covid-cult-the-state-is-my-shepherd/
As to the neverending story, simply read the daily headlines. It is no longer one jab needed, or two. Now we need a third booster shot, and a fourth, and so on. Each week it seems that more of these jabs are becoming necessary. Not only that, but the time intervals are shrinking regularly.
At first we were told that every six months we would need another jab. Then four months. Then every three. Soon it will be monthly, then perhaps weekly. Documentation for both these trends is easy to come by. As to the need for ever more “boosters,” see this headline from a few days ago: “Israeli trial, world’s first, finds 4th dose ‘not good enough’ against Omicron”. https://www.timesofisrael.com/israeli-trial-worlds-first-finds-4th-dose-not-good-enough-against-omicron/
And this from Victoria: “Andrews: Three doses needed to be protected”. https://www.skynews.com.au/australia-news/coronavirus/andrews-three-doses-needed-to-be-protected/video/d98565f8895121c2c507e250745c25a1
And as to the shortening intervals between jabs, this is being pushed all over Australia – and elsewhere. Another headline says this: “NSW to reduce booster eligibility to three months”. https://www.smh.com.au/national/nsw/nsw-set-to-reduce-booster-eligibility-to-three-months-20220119-p59pe1.html
Hmm, soon we will read about the need for the 6th booster shot, and the 7th, and the 8th, and the 20th. As one meme making the rounds puts it: “I can’t wait until the 5th wave when people with 4 shots are blaming it on people with 3 shots.” Yep, the never-ending changing definitions of what it means to be fully vaccinated and fully safe. The truth is, we will never be.
Indeed, it is not just mega-corporations making massive profits here (hey, what happened to all the lefties who used to rail against this very thing?), but it is the Big State getting ever bigger and more powerful. Power-drunk politicians love emergencies to further consolidate their control over the masses.
As another meme puts it: “Imagine someone tells you that there is an emergency and they need to borrow your car for 15 days. 2 years pass and they still have no criteria for the emergency ending, and no plans to give you back your car. Your car was stolen dude. Wake up.”
Whether or not all this is good “science,” it certainly is a good way to have a dictatorship for life. And it is certainly a good business model – one that has the masses permanently hooked on your product. If you wanted to become a billionaire overnight, this would be the way to do it.
Big Pharma and Big Bucks
Yes, Big Pharma is raking in the dough. And unless you believe CNN is some tinfoil hat conspiracy site, let them tell the story of just one of the big companies:
Pfizer reported that earnings and sales more than doubled in the past quarter, and it raised its outlook for results the full year, thanks greatly to its Covid-19 vaccine. The company reported adjusted earnings of $7.7 billion, up 133% from a year earlier. Revenue soared to $24.1 billion, up 134%. Both easily cleared results forecast by analysts. The vaccine business alone was responsible for more than 60% of the company’s sales, as vaccine revenue rose to $14.6 billion from only $1.7 billion a year earlier. The company said its Covid vaccine sales accounted for $13 billion of that revenue. Revenue outside of its Covid vaccine business was up a far more modest 7%
This year, the Covid vaccine has brought in revenue of $24.3 billion. And Pfizer said it expects a total of $36 billion from the vaccine for all of 2021 — nearly $12 billion more in revenue the final quarter of the year. And it said based on contracts it now has signed it expects revenue $29 billion from the Covid vaccine in 2022. And that’s not necessarily all it will bring in. “We continue to engage with governments regarding potential additional orders for 2022,” said the company. https://edition.cnn.com/2021/11/02/business/pfizer-earnings/index.html
Plenty of well-documented books have exposed Big Pharma over the years. Let me mention just two of them. Back in 2006 Jacky Law penned Big Pharma: Exposing the Global Healthcare Agenda (Carroll & Graf Pub.). Just one quote shows how much money is actually being tossed around here (even back then). And the names of these corporate giants should be familiar to everyone:
Consider the world’s top players. Just ten drugs earned no less than $48.3 billion in 2003. Each of these products on its own represents more income than most companies see in a lifetime. Leading the table was Pfizer’s Lipitor which earned $10.3 billion, followed by another cholesterol reducing drug, Merck’s Zocor, which had sales of $6.1 billion. These statins, as they are called, are just two players in what was then a $26.1 billion class of drugs and had grown to $29.2 billion in the year to September 2004, according to global pharma data company, IMS Health.
These drugs have been shown to save lives by reducing cholesterol levels. To compete in such markets, companies need not only good candidate players (drugs), but also sufficient marketing spend. When Anglo-Swedish drugs company, AstraZeneca, launched its statin Crestor belatedly in late 2003, for example, its unprecedented promotional budget of a billion dollars was justified by then president and now CEO, David Brennan…
And much more recently Gerald Posner released his 800-page expose, Pharma (Avid Reader Press, 2020). As he states in his Preface: “Pharma opens a rare insider’s window on the internecine battles between scientists and executives over drugs and money. It is about the secret world inside companies that are household names and how the quest for blockbuster drugs has at times crippled and distorted the industry’s original mission to develop medications that treat the sick and save lives.”
Both books are authored by those who are not Luddites. As the quotes make clear, both are very thankful for modern medicine and much of the good that pharmaceutical companies have done in the past. But they are right to point out how Big Pharma – like everything else – can so easily become tainted and corrupted as they seek profits ahead of all else.
I have long been known as a defender of the free market. But I have also long pointed out that it needs a moral foundation to keep it in check. Otherwise formerly altruistic companies and corporations can easily descend into greedy profit-hungry powerhouses that will stop at nothing to make the next buck. See more here: https://billmuehlenberg.com/2019/06/13/big-business-and-big-anti-christian-bigotry/
So the need to keep a close eye on these corporate giants is paramount. Let me finish with one last quote – this from a health professional who also raises a few salient points to ponder:
Among all the vaccines I have known in my life (diphtheria, tetanus, measles, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis, meningitis and tuberculosis), I want to also add flu and pneumonia, I have never seen a vaccine that forced me to wear a mask and maintain my social distance, even when you are fully vaccinated. I had never heard of a vaccine that spreads the virus even after vaccination.
I had never heard of rewards, discounts, incentives to get vaccinated. I never saw discrimination for those who didn’t. If you haven’t been vaccinated no one has tried to make you feel like a bad person. I have never seen a vaccine that threatens the relationship between family, colleagues and friends. I have never seen a vaccine used to threaten livelihoods, work or school. I have never seen a vaccine that would allow a 12-year-old to override parental consent.
After all the vaccines I listed above, I have never seen a vaccine like this one, which discriminates, divides and judges society as it is. And as the social fabric tightens… It’s a powerful vaccine! She does all these things except IMMUNIZATION.
If we still need a booster dose after we are fully vaccinated, and we still need to get a negative test after we are fully vaccinated, and we still need to wear a mask after we are fully vaccinated, and still be hospitalized after we have been fully vaccinated, it will likely come to “It’s time for us to admit that we’ve been completely deceived.
Whether or not the powers that be are deliberately seeking to deceive us, con us, turn us into submissive sheeple, and take upon themselves unprecedented power and control (and wealth), one has to ask: If they WERE seeking all this, would things look any different?
22 Replies to “Big Pharma and the Big State: The Neverending Story”
Hi Bill, great article as always. Could you update this one with a reference for that last quote from the health professional, please? (i.e. “Among all the vaccines I have known in my life…”) Cheers.
Thanks Timothy. I actually spent a bit of time when I wrote the article trying to track down the original source. About the closest I could get was here:
Just as the Iraq war was to arms suppliers so the current vaccine situation is to big pharma – both based on lies and misinformation and both are caught out.
The eminent virologists and epidemiologists who signed the Great Barrington Declaration have been pretty much spot on and the reason is actually fairly easy to understand. Unlike the single spike in the jabs, natural immunity learns to recognise multiple parts of the virus but not only that but, because of the somewhat random nature of the learning process, different people’s immune systems will learn to recognize different parts of the virus. What this means is that, when the virus changes (mutates) and escapes one person’s immunity there is a good chance the next person’s immunity, which may recognize different or more parts, will control the virus and this continues throughout the population resulting in a low R0 and eventual herd immunity.
When everyone is given the same, limited immunity via the jabs what happens is, when the mutated virus escapes one person’s immunity it will very likely escape the next person’s and so on throughout the community I.e instant high R0. This is exactly what is happening now and the likelihood of this happening again is exacerbated by how “leaky” the current vaccines are.
This is why the correct strategy should be to *not* give the vaccine to young and healthy people because their naturally acquired immunity will result in a much lower overall R0 and actually help to give us herd immunity. Add to this that the benefits from the vaccine do not outweigh the risks for young people and it should be obvious that the current strategy is very wrong.
I also heard that there was a recent Australian study that concluded that Hydroxychloroquine was useful in treating Covid.
I agree with you 100% Bill, but soon we will be in a very small minority. Some people are waiting to have the Novavax because they think it is safer. But I have been told Bill Gates is behind it. Is that a reason for concern? Maybe. There are some medicines becoming available which will counter the effects of Covid. I am particularly concerned now about the push to have young children vaccinated. Why does Scott Morrison support this? Also I have noticed the increasing reluctance of the MSM to allow any anti vax commentary. Old soldiers like me, they say, never die they just fade away! So be it.
Thanks John. Yes some think Novavax might be a better and safer option. Others are not so sure. I will need to investigate all this further myself.
Thank you for writing this Bill Muehienberg . Thank you to those who write such thoughtful comments, finding them is like prayer n helps me stay closer to Him.
Re big pharma = satan’s minions . So good to know that not all christians are complying..
Bless ya Kaylene.
As usual there is no information about the chemical background of Novavax, except that it is a protein vaccine and delivers the spike protein itself into the body, and your immune system then learns to fight the virus. It is stated to have had a 90% efficacy rate at preventing symptomatic infection with no major signals of adverse events. It seems the main side effects were headaches, muscle pain and fatigue.
Thanks Bill, it devastates me to realise what an idol the church has made of science and health experts. There is a lack of discernment and critical thinking. Our bodies are a temple.
Here is a good explanation of the Novavax.
Call me cynical but I’m 70 years young and have seen it all.
I’m not a anti-vaxxer but refuse to take these experimental global medical jabs.
Persuaded, threatened, denied human rights and on and on it goes!
Now they bring out the next experimental jab called NOZAVAX.
It contains nanoparticles that have never been tested before in human or animal primates but the CDC says it’s safe.
May God help us all.
Professor Nikolai Petrovsky of Flinders University, S.A. says he has developed a vaccine ( protein, like Novavax ) that prevents transmission of covid as well as protecting against it. But he has had to go it alone, with the help of the Australian public, and has crowd funded $957, 053 so the vaccine can be sent for approval to the TGA. Proof of the dominance of big pharma when an Australian vaccine that is superior to the others can’t get the support of the Australian Government. It is a disgrace that the Morrison Government refuses to promote an Australian invention, when the Astrazeneca, Pfizer & Moderna have been proven to be failures at containing the pandemic.
I am still interested in the fact that the Pope is said to have jumped into bed with the CCP et al to promote the ‘Jab’. The Vatican gets 1.6 billion each year from the CCP – no wonder the Pope pushed the traditional Catholics under the Rickshaw. I got this from ‘The Vortex’ – a Church Militant site run by Michael Voris. Does anyone know anything about this?
Thanks Katie Willis for that link but I sincerely hope the spike is not going to give us mad cow disease because, whether through vaccines or through exposure to the disease itself, we are all probably going to have to cope with the spike.
The last evidence I saw was that with around 93% of the population jabbed about 68% of the hospitalised were people already jabbed. That, to me, suggests the claim that hospital admission are reduced by three or four times is about correct.
So there probably is good reason for the elderly to be vaxxed and the Novavax was developed using pretty standard techniques. Yes it introduces the spike which may be problematic but it is going to be problematic anyway and the use of the tree soap to stimulate the immune response, I understand, is a technique that has been used for vaccines for many years now and is quite common.
So, to me, there is good reason for the elderly to be vaxxed and Novavax appears to have a much better safety record than Astrazenica for example.
If the spike is problematic I can only hope that if the young are not vaxxed their immune systems will react quickly enough for the spike to not become established and cause them harm. Clearly a proportion of the population will already have immunity from exposure to similar viruses but obviously, if the spike itself is a problem, again, it should not be introduced to the young and healthy.
The third dose increases immunity, so after the fourth dose you are protected. Once 80% of the population has received the fifth dose, the restrictions can be relaxed as the sixth dose stops the virus from spreading. I am calm and believe that the seventh dose will solve our problems and we have no reason to fear the eighth dose. The clinical phase of the ninth dose confirms that the antibodies remain stable after the tenth dose. The eleventh dose guarantees that no new mutations will develop, so there is no longer any reason to criticise the idea of the twelfth dose.
Is it good news for us that the UK is dropping most mandates (heard Ireland as well now) – does that give us any hope?
Bill, thought you might be interested in this report; https://www.oxfam.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2022/01/Inequality-Kills_EN_web.pdf – the richest have indeed been getting richer thanks to the fanning of covid fears. Apparently most covid hospital admissions in Australia atm are people finding out they are positive from test results and having a panic attack. Personally, I write this as someone at home, recovering from covid after having been double-jabbed (anything to get us out of lockdown) and having certainly been sicker in the past with influenza.
Never-ending story is so accurate!
Some Christians thought in December that Omicron was God’s gift to end the pandemic; my reply was that the powers that be don’t want this to end, so it won’t be the end of the tyrannical measures.
Here in Western Australia our opening-up date has now been postponed indefinitely!
When will we “be ready”?
Never did I think my wonderful country would be in this situation.
I visited Dachau in 1985, a very sobering experience, and have many times wondered how a population could turn a blind eye to the increasing mistreatment of a minority.
I now know, as I am living in the early stages myself!
There is a place for civil disobedience in certain circumstances.
Many thanks Suzanne.
Now they try to use it lessens the symptoms if you catch it when vaxxed. Sorry but that makes it a therapeutic NOT a vaccine and there are FAR better therapeutics out there if doctors would prescribe them and pharmacies would fill them.