…by Jonas E. Alexis, VT Editor
If you think that Pfizer is just here to help with the covid pandemic and that they are not really about making money, then think again. It has been declared that Pfizer will end up making $45 billion from the pandemic by the end of this year alone. So far, they have made $36 billion. “Last quarter the company said revenue was up 92 per cent year-on-year thanks to the global vaccine rollout.”
Julia Kollewe of the Guardian itself said last March that the pandemic “has created a global market worth tens of billions of dollars in annual sales for some pharmaceutical companies. Among the biggest winners will be Moderna and Pfizer – two very different US pharma firms which are both charging more than $30 per person for the protection of their two-dose vaccines.”
So which companies are making billions upon billions of dollars from the covid pandemic?
- Johnson & Johnson
Adenovirus vector vaccine
Inactivated virus vaccine
- Gamaleya Institute/Russian Direct Investment Fund
Recombinant protein vaccine
It was reported that “AstraZeneca sales of Covid vaccine triple to $1.2bn in first half of 2021.” And if you think again that vaccines like AstraZeneca are about helping people, then listen to this: “AstraZeneca vaccine price pledge omits some poor countries, contract shows.” Ge this:
“The British-Swedish drug firm has promised to provide the vaccine at a not-for-profit price to the developing world in perpetuity, but a review of a redacted version of its contract with Oxford University – obtained by the student advocacy group Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) – found that the promise excludes many low-income and lower-middle-income countries.”
Now, here is the problem. We have a long history of Big Pharma inventing diseases, selling sickness, and deluding much of the population in order to make money. I challenge anyone to pick up the following studies by psychologists, psychiatrists, journalists, and medical doctors, and find out:
Selling Sickness: How the World’s Biggest Pharmaceutical Companies Are Turning Us All Into Patients, by Patrick Moynihan and Alan Cassels (New York: Perseus Books, 2006)
The Truth About the Drug Companies: How They Deceive Us and What to Do About It, by Marcia Angel (New York: Random House, 2004)
Bad Pharma: How Drug Companies Mislead Doctors and Harm Patients, by Ben Goldacre (New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014)
Your Drug May Be Your Problem, by Peter Breggin (New York: Perseus Books, 2007)
Pharmageddon, by David Healy (Berkeley: University of California Press, 2012)
My skepticism is pretty much straightforward: shouldn’t people be concerned about all of this? Shouldn’t the inquiring mind ask probing questions and find answers to those questions?
Personally, I can relate. My own father usually has a severe cold once every year, and this is long before the covid pandemic. Last winter was his bad luck. He had a severe cold. Once he got to the hospital, they quickly labeled him “covid 19.” He was at the hospital for a few days. What kind of medicine they gave him? The same kind of medicine that people who have cold usually take!
I was really upset when my dad was telling me this. What’s more, they sent him back home after a few days. He went back to the hospital the following week, and they suddenly told him that he was no longer covid 19 positive.
There are numerous cases like this. A Korean friend of mine went through similar situations. My two sisters again are practicing nurses in the US, and they too have been appalled about what has been going on. One of my brothers was a pharmacist, and he told me once: “My boss came to me and literally said that the company is making money off of covid 19.”
The crux of the matter here is this: People ought to be concerned about what is happening precisely because big pharma has always been interested in making money at everyone’s expense. They don’t really care whether you live or die.
If you think the statement again is farfetched, then get this: The Federal Drugs Administration (FDA) Wants Until 2076 To Fully Release Pfizer Vaccine Data. Isn’t this one of the most diabolical activities ever coconcted by the Powers That Be? First of all, most people who do take the vaccine now won’t be around in 2076! All they will have to do is say “Oops. Sorry.”
Secondly, if Pfizer are openly honest about their product, why are they hiding their data? Is that how science works? Don’t they say that their product is all based on science? If a scientist wants to use their data to pursue further research, wouldn’t Pfizer’s move be an impediment to progress?
-  “Pfizer Reveals How Much They’ve Made From The COVID-19 Vaccine,” Michigan Chronicle, November 4, 2021.
-  Jake Epstein, “Pfizer expects to make nearly as much revenue just from COVID-19 vaccines in 2021 as it earned in all of 2020,” Business Insider, November 3, 2021.
- Julia Kollewe, “From Pfizer to Moderna: who’s making billions from Covid-19 vaccines?,” Guardian, March 6, 2021.
-  Ibid.
-  “AstraZeneca sales of Covid vaccine triple to $1.2bn in first half of 2021,” Guardian, July 29, 2021.
-  Miichael Safi, “AstraZeneca vaccine price pledge omits some poor countries, contract shows,” Guardian, June 17, 2021.
-  Ibid.
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.