So it was reported this week that Pfizer said they're going to make $65 BILLION off the Wu Flu vaccine between this year and next, but also said that if they sign contracts with more countries for the never-ending jabs the number could be even higher.
According to Reuters:
"Pfizer Inc (PFE.N) on Tuesday said it expected 2021 sales of the COVID-19 vaccine it developed with German partner BioNTech SE to reach $36 billion and forecast another $29 billion from the shot in 2022, topping analyst estimates for both years.
The U.S. drug maker said it is seeking to sign more vaccine deals with countries, which could drive sales even higher next year. It has the capacity to produce 4 billion doses in 2022 and has based its projections on sales of 1.7 billion doses."
Can we talk about this for a minute?
I kinda just need to straight out say it, and I don't think I'll be divulging any Earth-shattering information here by saying this, but this whole pandemic has been a tool that has allowed for the biggest transfer of wealth from the everyday person to the elite.
Let's take a look at this, shall we?
MarketWatch reported in late April of this year that Amazon's "pandemic profits" from basically the beginning of this bullshit -- and no, I'm not saying COVID doesn't exist -- to a full year later topped their previous three years of earnings.
"In the 12 months ending March 31, comprising most of the pandemic’s effects in the U.S. and areas other than China, Amazon collected net income of about $26.9 billion.
That is more than Amazon’s profits from the previous three full years, 2017 through 2019, which totaled roughly $24.7 billion. And those three years were Amazon’s most profitable in its history, after the company focused more on growth than earnings for decades as it built out its warehousing and logistics systems for delivering goods sold on its website as well as its data-center network for Amazon Web Services’ cloud-computing offering. Through the end of 2019, Amazon had collected total profit in its history of $29.62 billion, according to Dow Jones Market Data."
And like I mentioned, that was reported back in April.
To be fair, it was also reported in late October 2021 that "Supply Chain Issues" and "Labor Challenges" have affected those profits. Of course, the only thing that would get in the elite's way are the elites themselves since they're too stupid to understand how to get out of their own way. I'm not saying they are stupid. They're definitely intelligent enough to get one over on the majority of the population. But when you're someone who implements authoritarianism and collectivism, eventually you're going to eat your own -- either by that way of ruling never seeming to actually work after enough time has passed or by simple, stupid mistakes.
At the same time, who is going to actually get their products to sell to the masses in The Great Supply Chain Squeeze of 2021 -- the big, elitist corporations or the small business just trying to survive in Beijing Biden's economy? If you need someone to tell you the answer to that, you're not paying attention.
Literally today, the day I'm writing this and the day this is published, the Washington Post published an article about how small businesses are feeling the choke of big corporations getting priority over them in the supply chain -- one, because those companies have the means to get access to those goods, and two, because the companies that make the products to sell at these big box stores and what has essentially become "big box" online retailers give priority to those entities.
"Small retailers and manufacturers, already crushed by large national brands during the pandemic, are being disproportionately walloped by delays, shortages and other supply chain disruptions ahead of the holidays. In many cases, they’re losing out to giants like Walmart and Amazon, which are spending millions to charter their own ships and planes to move merchandise. Independent shop owners, who have no such recourse, say they’re often the last in line for products because manufacturers prioritize larger, more lucrative contracts."
I just used Pfizer, Amazon and Walmart as examples of the rich getting richer, while the people who make the engine of the world -- or at the very least the U.S. -- run are the middle class and the small business owner who is being eliminated by overbearing federal governments partnering with big corporations to absorb all profits for themselves, using the coof as an excuse.
Think about it.
When they basically locked us down in the U.S. in 2020, they shut down small businesses, but kept Target and Walmart open. If this was so serious, then why were those places the only establishments the average person could go to when small businesses sold a lot of the things those places sold?
I mean, wasn't it all about staying away from each other and keeping our "social distance" from one another? If that was the case, why would you essentially consolidate the number of places people could go? If more places were open, people would be more spread out. But, by keeping what they deemed "essential businesses" open, it crammed people in to as few places as possible. Wouldn't that spread the disease even further, if they were so concerned about it?
But who else are global governments, particularly the federal government led by Beijing Biden, affecting profits for giant corporations?
Well, you know how you and I feel the brunt of the pain from rising gas prices? The big oil companies aren't feeling that same pain. Why? Because they make exponentially more money when they choke the supply chain.
This isn't necessarily profit driven by the pandemic, but it is a byproduct of the society the same global governments have set up in their image. COVID lockdowns and other mandates might just be a dry-run for the same kind of authoritarian edicts handed down when the global governments declare that climate change is a health epidemic. And they'll try. Trust me.
Look at Exxon during the current gas price-gouging that's going on -- and they're using the pandemic as an excuse.
According to the Associated Press (AP) (Their exploitation of the pandemic is in the last key paragraph of the following passage):
"Exxon Mobil reversed the losses it suffered last year during the pandemic with a $6.75 billion third quarter profit as demand pushes the price for a barrel of crude past $80 for the first time in years.
The oil and natural gas company company earned $1.57 per share, or $1.58 if non-recurring items are removed. That beat Wall Street expectations by a penny, according to a survey by Zacks Investment Research.
A year earlier it lost $680 million, or 15 cents per share.
Exxon does not adjust its reported results based on one-time events such as asset sales.
Revenue was $73.79 billion, also topping expectations.
Shares of Exxon Mobil Corp. climbed slightly before the market opened on Friday.
Elsewhere in the sector, Chevron Corp. reported similar results, moving to a strong profit after posting a loss a year ago. The San Ramon, California-based oil company’s results also beat analysts’ forecasts.
Exxon’s oil-equivalent production rose 4% to 3.7 million barrels per day in the third quarter. Production volumes in the Permian Basin averaged about 500,000 oil-equivalent barrels per day, up approximately 30% from a year earlier.
Oil companies were under pressure during the pandemic to curtail drilling after demand plummeted because so many people were staying home. Prices fell and exploration and production budgets were slashed. That resulted in less oil and gas on the market and in storage, which in turn raised prices. But things have started to turn around as people get vaccinated and return to offices and begin to travel."
This isn't some socialist gripe about big corporations keeping as much money as they can for themselves. They've always done that and found ways to keep doing that. But this time, they did it at the expense of small business and a lot of people didn't even notice as long as Amazon keeps delivering their items later than they used to.
You can be a capitalist and not like what's going on here. Yes, companies should be able to make as much money as they can without interference from the federal government -- unless said company is doing something legitimately illegal. But, there always used to be a healthy balance between large companies and small business.
Capitalism says that if big business prospers it will trickle down and benefit the little guy. But what's going on today is simply big business turning record profits at the expense of the little guy. Big difference. This is socialism. This is communism. And the big corporations are on board, because they see their bottom lines.
The only problem is that with communism comes incompetence. And if there's one thing that could kill big businesses, it's the ineptitude of career politicians in big government and those same corporations who get in bed with them.