(NaturalNews) How do you make money from a deadly pandemic? According to tens of thousands of investors, you plow money into Tekmira Pharmaceuticals, the company that's suddenly the darling of the pharmaceutical industry due to its early R&D work on an Ebola vaccine.
The company's Ebola vaccine trial was on hold by the FDA, but after a calculated petition was posted last week urging the FDA to allow the trial to move forward, the FDA reversed its position and announced a fast-track approval for human trials. Tekmira's stock price skyrocketed nearly 100% and now stands at around $26 per share. (Since when did an online petition ever get the FDA to move on anything other than pharmaceutical profits?)
Over 28 million shares of Tekmira stock changed hands last Friday in a flurry of buying activity. But have all these investors really thought about what would be necessary for Tekmira to earn a profit on its research?
Essentially, Tekmira only becomes profitable if there's an exploding Ebola pandemic that begins killing people en masse, thereby forcing world governments to purchase and stockpile the vaccine.
The gold rush has already begun. Here's a five-day chart of Tekmira's share price. The huge upticks correspond with the FDA clearing the company for Ebola vaccine trials:
To sell a vaccine, first create a panic
There's a lot of fear mongering taking place right now for the purpose of creating demand for an Ebola vaccine -- something both government and media describe as the one and only medical treatment with any value at all, to the exclusion of everything else.
That article references a tweet which was fabricated to cause total panic by claiming 145 people in Atlanta had contracted Ebola. Before the tweet was pulled, it was re-tweeted countless times, spreading fear about Ebola faster than Ebola can spread itself.
The aim of these campaigns is of course to create a public outcry calling for governments to stockpile vaccines. And that's where the ka-ching! kicks in: when governments buy vaccines for a pandemic, they spend hundreds of millions or billions of dollars. Mission accomplished for the vaccine manufacturers.
In an article questioning whether Tekmira can really turn a profit on an Ebola vaccine, 247WallSt.com says, "One saving grace that could alleviate some of the concerns is that ebola has been declared an international health emergency by the World Health Organization." (1) This statement further clarifies the fact that WHO and CDC pronouncements are directly tied to vaccine manufacturer profits.
Why Ebola in America creates a windfall for Big Pharma
Drug companies know there's not much of a profit in treating patients in developing nations. After all, it's difficult to extract money from people who don't have any. And the real goal of the pharmaceutical industry is to extract the maximum wealth possible from any given population. That's practically the industry motto, and it's why we now have miracle drugs priced at over $1,000 per pill in the USA while the same exact drugs sell for just $10 a pill in Egypt.
What the drug companies really need to turn a profit on all this is an Ebola outbreak in a wealthy nation such as the USA, Canada or the UK.
That's the "home run" scenario for these vaccine manufacturers: a runaway pandemic in a wealthy nation where a socialized medicine system guarantees government purchases of the vaccines. That's exactly how companies like Merck raked in billions of dollars on the swine flu hoax from a few years back. (Most of those vaccines had to be destroyed a few years later, after expiring without ever being used.)
Succinctly stated, in other words, what the drug companies really want is a pandemic in a RICH country, not a pandemic in a poor country. That's what the investors are rooting for, too: an Ebola outbreak in some country where the population is wealthy enough to pay anything for a promised miracle drug. And once that happens, you can expect an Ebola vaccine to cost a whole lot more than $20. Why not charge $200 for it? Or $2,000?
A strong financial incentive to see a pandemic outbreak in the USA
It is no exaggeration to say that it is now in the financial interests of vaccine manufacturers and their investors to see an Ebola pandemic outbreak in the USA or some other wealthy nation.
And how difficult would that be to happen? Not difficult at all. These are the same companies, remember, that already possess Ebola strains as part of their vaccine research. Seeing those Ebola strains accidentally (or even intentionally) released into the wild is not out of the realm of possibility. In fact, some scientists are openly calling for it.
When asked about how to reduce the population on the planet, Ebola vaccine pioneer Dr. Charles Arntzen blatantly answered, "Has anybody seen "Contagion?" (laughter) That's the answer! Go out and use genetic engineering to create a better virus. (laughter) Twenty-five percent of the population is supposed to go in "Contagion." Click here to watch the video yourself.
There are a great many scientists who see Ebola as a way to drastically reduce human population and thereby, in their own minds, "save the planet from humankind." What will happen if one of these scientists gets their hands on the Ebola virus?
An industry of criminal corporations with a history of committing felony crimes
Anyone who thinks there aren't dishonest (or insane) people in the pharmaceutical industry who might attempt a deliberate release of a pandemic virus is kidding themselves. This is an industry that's steeped in unethical quackery and repeated criminal behavior. In fact, one of the key companies involved in Ebola vaccine research right now has a criminal record of committing multiple felony crimes. Click here to see the details.
If there's one thing drug companies, pesticide companies and processed food companies have in common, it's their willingness to sacrifice human lives in the name of increased profits. Anyone who thinks the vaccine industry wouldn't cause a pandemic to profit from it is tragically uninformed. As these two Merck virologists stated in their False Claims Act against the company, Merck committed scientific fraud by spiking test subject blood samples with animal antibodies in order to fake the vaccine efficacy. This is the same industry that ran for-profit medical experiments on the Tuskegee victims as well as Guatemalan prisoners. (Funded by the NIH, no less!)
That's what everybody forgets in all this. The public has been completely hoodwinked into thinking vaccine companies conduct business in the best interests of the public. That's false. In truth, their one and only interest is in earning higher profits, often at any cost. If a few felony crimes have to be committed along the way in order to accomplish that, such actions have never held them back. In fact, drug companies have been caught so many times committing felony crimes and paying huge fines that they now consider the paying of such fines a "routine" cost of doing business.
Right now, we are all literally one vial away from an Ebola pandemic outbreak in America, followed by skyrocketing stock valuations for drug companies. Is there somebody crazy enough or evil enough in the vaccine industry to intentionally promote a pandemic for profit? Without question. Remember, it was vaccine pioneer Dr. Maurice Hilleman who thought it was hilarious that polio vaccines contained hidden cancer viruses. As you can see for yourself in this transcript and recording, Dr. Hilleman thought it was hilarious that polio vaccines would give the Russians cancer tumors.
Dr Maurice Hilleman: …no that's right, but yellow fever vaccine had leukemia virus in it and you know this was in the days of very crude science. So anyway I went down and talked to him and said well, why are you concerned about it? Well I said "I'll tell you what, I have a feeling in my bones that this virus is different, I don't know why to tell you this but I …(unintelligible) …I just think this virus will have some long term effects." And he said what? And I said "cancer". (laughter) I said Albert, you probably think I'm nuts, but I just have that feeling. Well in the mean time we had taken this virus and put it into monkeys and into hamsters. So we had this meeting and that was sort of the topic of the day and the jokes that were going around was that "gee, we would win the Olympics because the Russians would all be loaded down with tumors." (laughter) This was where the vaccine was being tested, this was where… so, uhh, and it really destroyed the meeting and it was sort of the topic. Well anyway…
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