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Interesting article from Politico- How Bill Gates and partners used their clout to control the global Covid response — with little oversight


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"Four health organizations, working closely together, spent almost $10 billion on responding to Covid across the world. But they lacked the scrutiny of governments, and fell short of their own goals, a POLITICO and WELT investigation found."

 

This is a very good piece about how the covid response was handled.

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2022/09/14/global-covid-pandemic-response-bill-gates-partners-00053969

 

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Yes, as this report found, the nonprofit groups cited failed to meet their ambitious goals of getting sufficient COVID vaccines and tests distributed to third-world countries...

 

And then the article goes on to explain why:

 

"The leaders of the groups say that they were unable to meet their goals largely because wealthy, Western governments were slow to step up and make available the huge tranches of vaccine and therapeutics that were needed to protect the world."

 

And further, the article quoted Gates Foundation CEO Mark Susman as saying:

 

“In some areas we saw successes. On the most critical issue of equitable vaccine access, the world as a whole failed as high-income countries initially monopolized available supply.”

 

That's not something that the non-profits can chiefly be blamed for.

 

Rightly or wrongly, various countries with access to COVID vaccines in the early going were prioritizing access for their own citizens over access for people in other countries.

 

 

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On 9/16/2022 at 9:47 PM, TallGuyJohninBKK said:

Rightly or wrongly, various countries with access to COVID vaccines in the early going were prioritizing access for their own citizens over access for people in other countries.

Do you think that was wrong? After all, they are ELECTED to look after their own citizens, not citizens of another country.

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