During the COVID-19 disruption, the richest among us made billions of dollars while the world’s poor plunged into unimaginable poverty.
It illustrates the deeply problematic effect of unregulated markets and the lack of scrutiny from governments as the billionaire class dominate public life, politics, business and the media.
Unaccountable billionaires: For example, Microsoft founder and IT expert, billionaire Bill Gates has in past years gained a reputation of being a mainstream media “health and medical guru”, although he lacks any medical education and relevant practice. He is rated the largest agricultural landowner in the United States, with vast ownership in leading medical enterprises and vaccine companies.
His enormous investment in global funds and leading NGOs such as the WHO, of which he is the largest individual donor, illustrates the dramatic changes in the spheres of billionaire influence.
The WHO was supposed to be accountable to its member states. Today, only 3 out of the 10 largest donors are nations, the rest are non-state actors and private donors, including GAVI (The Global Alliance for Vaccines and Immunization), according to the Times of India.
Unaccountable billionaires: “The principle that he who pays the piper calls the tune holds true here. Countries large and small built the WHO through their contributions. There is general anxiety about unaccountable billionaires, but they welcome the investment as it’s something which otherwise they would have had to pay. Not just his investment in the WHO, but also in the various global funds and organizations. It is as if Gates has colonized the global health system”, said Dr Mukesh Kapila, professor of global health and humanitarian affairs at the University of Manchester.
Bill Gates, who dramatically pushed for lockdowns of every possible Western region, in a multitude of interviews as COVID-19 broke out, later admitted in an interview by CNN host and Washington Post columnist, Fareed Zakaria, having earned billions on the COVID-19 crisis and its lockdowns, stating that COVID-19 ended up being “like an influenza”.
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Unaccountable billionaires: The American Food and Drug Administration stated approximately the same.[x] The WHO confirmed at the same time in 2022 that the COVID-19 PCR test was flawed and estimates of “positive cases” were, therefore, meaningless.
“Four health organizations, working closely together, spent almost $10 billion on responding to Covid across the world. But they lacked the scrutiny of governments”, wrote Politico, further adding, “Armed with expertise, bolstered by contacts at the highest levels of Western nations and empowered by well-grooved relationships with drug makers, the four organizations took on roles often played by governments—but without the accountability of governments. What followed was a steady, almost inexorable shift in power from the overwhelmed governments to a group of non-governmental organizations.”
The shutdown strategy made the billionaires’ profit soar, with total wealth of the billionaire class growing 54% from March 2020 to March 2021 alone, reports CBS News. According to Forbes and Bloomberg, Jeff Bezos’ fortune soared to $178 billion from $113 billion. Bill Gates apparently ended up gaining $33 billion during COVID-19.
Consequently, the 2020 COVID-19 shutdown, the masking of the entire population, the isolation, solitude, and the lack of human contact, the economic and social shutdown that spiraled the West into recession and caused government borrowing to soar, transferred billions of dollars of government funds (buying vaccines, masks, etc.) into private company accounts.
Unaccountable billionaires: Approximately 650 000 people die yearly from respiratory illnesses linked to regular influenzas, according to the WHO. [xv] The US numbers for yearly deaths due to regular flus are, as CNN reported in 2018, around 80 000 dead yearly. Yet, the media did not particularly focus on that story, helping set up the mass disinformation structure that caused fear all across the globe.
Lockdowns looted governments all over the world. The U.K. government alone spent 372 billion pounds tackling the COVID-19 situation. In 2020, the government borrowed 300 billion pounds, the highest figure since records began in 1946, reports BBC. In 2021, an addition of another 200 billion was expected. This is but one example of how much the COVID-19 response cost the government of a specific nation state. While the billionaires got immensely rich, the government debt soared. Much of the loans went into the billionaire-owned vaccine company system to pay for vaccines.
If the richest businessmen alive are philanthropically preoccupied with controlling global health, would that automatically mean that they have the population’s best interest at heart? Are they better leaders than democratically elected politicians? Do they serve the nations better?
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