Measles, Masterminds & Millions Part 4
Measles, Masterminds & Millions Part 4 by Corey Lynn for Corey’s Digs
In this 6-part Measles, Masterminds & Millions investigative report, it shows how the vaccine industry operates, it delves into the lawsuits, new legislation, reveals over 100 statistics the mainstream news doesn’t report on, and breaks down how it’s ultimately being funded. The Clintons have played the long game in the vaccine industry, beginning with the free mandatory Vaccines for Children program back in 1994, and partnering with pharmaceutical manufacturers before, during, and after Hillary’s time as Secretary of State. Exceeding all of her rivals with big pharma donations during the 2016 presidential campaign, Merck alone has donated $250,000 – $500,000 to the Clinton Foundation. But it’s not just the Clintons, nor is it just Merck, the pharmaceutical industry has lobbied politicians on both sides of the fence for a long time, with pay-to-play schemes.
• In 2015 Big Pharma doled out $951,018 to 2016 presidential candidates, with Hillary Clinton toppling her rivals at $336,416, and Trump taking in just $1,010
• 2009 was the biggest Big Pharma lobbying year, totaling $272.8 million – coincidentally, during the Congressional debate for the Affordable Care Act
• In 2012, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had a personal sit down with the CEO of Merck, later announcing a partnership spearheaded by Clinton, paid for by the State Department to the tune of $75 million, with matching funds from Norway, to reduce childbirth related deaths in Africa
The Clintons, Big Pharma and Government Taking It To The Bank
In 2017 alone, tax-payers funded $4.3 billion in vaccines, in addition to funding any petitions that resulted in court fees and settlements. The vaccine manufacturers are not held accountable, side effects are swept under the rug in a silent federal settlement, and the government, liaisons, and manufacturers make bank off of citizens. Whereas they want everyone to believe vaccines are “safe” and those purporting otherwise are conspiracy theorists, their list of side effects is extensive, the reports coming in from individuals are in the hundreds of thousands, vaccine injury petitions increased 10% in 2017, and $4.1 billion has been paid out of the compensation program for injury and death claims since 1988.
It’s no secret how big pharma controls the industry, side-by-side with their cohorts. On March 20, 2017 President Trump called it out stating, “The cost of medicine in this country is outrageous.” He was explaining to people at a rally in Louisville, Kentucky how the same pills sold in the U.S. have far lower price tags in Europe. He went on to say, “You know why? Campaign contributions. Who knows, but somebody is getting very rich.”
Coincidentally, the very next day drug makers donated more money to political campaigns than they had on any other day in 2017 for the first half of the year. On March 21, 2017 eight pharmaceutical political action committees made 134 contributions to 77 politicians, totaling $279,400, that went to both Democrats and Republicans. Merck’s PAC led the way, donating $148,000 to 60 candidates that day, with then House Speaker Paul Ryan receiving the highest in donations totaling $15,000. Some believe this was an attempt to pay off members of Congress to prevent an attack on their industry.
Whereas Merck spent $242,500 on campaign contributions and $3.7 million on lobbying in the first half of 2017, Pfizer’s PAC donated more than any pharmaceutical PAC in 2017, totaling $418,400.
To put this in perspective, even CNN reported correctly on big pharma contributions to presidential candidates in the 2016 presidential election. These numbers paint quite a picture. These funds don’t include how much corporations spend on lobbying Congress. Pfizer alone, spent more than $10 million on lobbying in 2015. This chart indicates the amount of money each candidate received from big pharma through the end of 2015. Despite Hillary’s hard-core stance she put on about prices being too high and how she was going to rectify this, they knew better, and more importantly – they thought she was going to win.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, key lobbying players in 2014 focused on the patent system, research funding, and Medicare, hitting $229.1 million. That said, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that the industry’s record spending of $272.8 million was back in 2009 when the Affordable Care Act was being debated in Congress.
How Long Have the Clintons Been Working with Merck Specifically?
In August 2016, the Washington Examiner did a superb breakdown of some of the Clinton Foundation’s dealings with Merck, and more importantly, Hillary’s involvement with Merck while she was Secretary of State. Here are some key events:
A) As a senator, Clinton reportedly wrote a letter urging HHS to approve Merck’s HPV vaccine in 2005.
B) In a 2008 William J. Clinton Foundation annual report, the Clinton Global Initiative teamed up with Merck and the government of Nicaragua in 2006 to vaccinate every infant born over the next three years to prevent rotavirus. Merck had donated one million doses of RotaTeq and had vaccinated 80% of “eligible infants” by 2008, and would continue to do so through 2009. What constitutes as “eligible” for vaccination in Nicaragua? See below.
C) Merck had lobbied the State Department to ease regulations restricting the distribution of its drugs in certain Latin American markets, during Clinton’s first year as Secretary of State in 2009.
D) In 2011, while Clinton was at the State Department, the U.S. government teamed up with Merck to provide the HPV vaccine to women in Latin America and sub-Saharan Africa, at a cost of $75 million.
E) Clinton met with Merck CEO Kenneth Frazier privately in March 2012, went straight into a staff meeting about “global health strategy,” and in June announced a $75 million partnership with Merck, funded by the State Department, to reduce childbirth-related deaths in Africa. Spearheaded by Clinton, the Norwegian government matched the $75 million. The Clintons have long had a relationship with the Norwegian government, and are currently partnered with them in the Clinton Climate Initiative’s “Ten Island Challenge.”
The shenanigans while Hillary Clinton was at the state department, didn’t just take place with Merck, Pfizer benefited as well as many others during her time there.
Let’s expand on B. Whereas the Clinton’s annual report states that they teamed up with Merck and the government of Nicaragua to vaccinate every infant born from 2006–2009, they leave out the fact that GAVI is who provided the funding for the immunization. To be clear, Nicaraguans are charged income tax just like in the U.S., their government boasts the same “Free vaccines” and narratives as is done here, and the money cycles through PAHO revolving fund and GAVI. Same story, different country. They have the vaccine industry and the inner workings locked down to a science. Taxpayers of the world all pay in, while they all make billions.
Nicaragua was the first nation to become “eligible,” and the infants receive Merck’s vaccine through the National Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI). This program was established in 1974 by the World Health Organization (WHO) to develop and expand immunization programs throughout the world. In 1984 they created a standardized vaccination schedule that was the basis for all national governments to create their vaccination policies. In 1999 GAVI, Bill Gates company, was created for the sole purpose of extending the reach of the EPI, which launched in January 2000.