A new revelation of NIH greed and secrecy is really disgusting, yet sadly not shocking. With corruption now so deeply entrenched at all levels of life and government, new revelations of gross and corrupt behavior have lost their ability to shock.
Today’s Tale of Corruption comes to us courtesy of Open The Books, a U.S. non-profit advocacy agency dedicated to tracking government expenditures.
After being forced by the NIH to file a federal suit, Open The Books was able to determine that the NIH received over $350 million in kick-backs from pharma companies over the years.
So, the model, such as it is, is that Fauci and the NIH distribute some $30 billion of taxpayer money to Big Pharma and then receive hundreds of millions from for-profit companies that then license some of the findings resulting from that money.
And this is only the NIH. Presumably, university researchers similarly benefit from patent royalties developed using funds provided by U.S. taxpayers.
These same people both within the NIH and the associated university medical system are then tapped to be gatekeepers for the “approved” Covid treatment that – surprise! – never included any cheap, off-patent medicines, but rather a handful of quickly-approved, very expensive novelty pharma products such as Remdesivir.
While the prospect of conflicts-of-interest shouldn’t be all the revelatory for anybody, the fact that the NIH has been caught over and over again hiding and otherwise covering up their own conflicts is rather startling. Why? Because it is so obvious, and even runs against its own internal legal requirements.
These conflicts led to hundreds of thousands of unnecessary deaths in U.S. covid victims. They contributed to the U.S. having one of the very worst Covid outcomes of any nation, developed or undeveloped. Out of countries with over a 100 million population, only Brazil slightly eked out a worse record than the America with 3,088 deaths per million as compared with 3,069.
At the bottom of that list is China with four deaths per one million, Nigeria with 15 per one million, and Ethiopia with 62 per one million. In other words, 100x better on average.
What happened? Corruption. People in positions of authority too scared to make the right decision while being well-rewarded for making the wrong decisions.
They all have blood on their hands.
Taken as a fractal of the whole, this tells us that we’re in deep trouble. We need people of integrity to be making the right decisions on our behalf when it comes to geopolitics that might result in thermonuclear war if done badly, and to steer us through an energy descent that’s going to be a rough ride at best. At worst, it will be a hell on earth.
So, it’s time for you to more seriously consider just how far-gone the situation is, and the sorts of steps towards resilience you need to undertake at this time.