By John J. Duncan Jr.

A few weeks ago, I read nine top officials of the pharmaceutical giants had become billionaires thanks to the COVID-19 vaccine.

Commenting on this, Professor Victor Davis Hanson said only about 15% of the world population had received the vaccine at that point.

He said on Fox News that if Big Pharma was successful in its campaign to vaccinate the whole world, the money that these new billionaires would make would reach an “obscene” level.

These Covid vaccine makers have hidden behind an army of lobbyists and public relations experts to first get mega billions from governments to cover research, development, and production costs.

Then they got the governments of most countries to give them unlimited liability protection to keep them from being sued for adverse reactions.

And there have been many adverse reactions. According to the CDC, from Dec. 14, 2020 to June 7, 2021, 5,208 people died after receiving Covid-19 vaccinations and more than 10 times that number had other adverse reactions.

The CDC reported that as of June 9th, 623 people under 30 had myocarditis or pericarditis of their hearts after receiving the Covid vaccinations.

While these numbers are just a miniscule proportion of the total being vaccinated, it is also true that only a tiny percentage of adverse reactions are reported to the VAERS system since most people do not know how to report or even that there is such a system.

I am not suggesting that people should not get this vaccine. I am not anti-vaccine and have had many in my life. In fact, the first time I ever had my picture in the newspaper was when my first grade class at Chilhowee School stood in line to get the polio vaccine.

However, it is wrong to treat as kooky very intelligent people who are skeptical about the Covid-19 vaccine and the way it was rushed to market with far less testing than any medicine since the FDA was created.

And it is wrong to censor people like U.S. Sen. Ron Johnson simply for mentioning cheaper alternative medicines like Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin.

And it is wrong to force people in a supposedly free country to get vaccines like some colleges are doing and for a court to refuse to hear the lawsuit brought by 100 hospital workers in Houston who were opposed to being vaccinated against their will.

Now, New York Post columnist David Marcus has authored a book entitled Charade – about “the covid lies that crushed a Nation.”

He wrote: “There was one great central lie of the Coronavirus crisis a pernicious yet seemingly encouraging phrase: ‘We are all in this together.’ This was simply never true.”

Those who got to sit at home while drawing government checks were certainly not “together” with those millions who ran or worked for businesses that had been shut down or forced to operate at far less than capacity.

Marcus added: “The scientists and experts who warned, often times correctly, about the extreme approaches taken by our government and were mocked and called evil were not in it with the beloved and glorified public health officials heralded by the media.”

This virus was politized from the start by pious politicians who wanted to feel powerful and heroic even though lockdowns hurt hundreds of thousands of children and destroyed many thousands of small businesses.

And the public was and still is being manipulated by the most massive public relations campaign in history because of the political and monetary benefit to pharmaceutical giants, the mainstream media, and the Democratic Party.