Are These Conflicts of Interest Concerning To You?

Are These Conflicts of Interest Concerning To You?

Pfizer Made Significant Financial Contributions to Various Medical Organizations and Academic Institutions including The Mayo Clinic, The Cleveland Clinic, American Academy of Pediatrics (see their archived funding page here), Harvard Medical School, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Boston Medical Center, Duke Medical Center, and Save The Children

CDC Takes Money From Vaccine Manufacturers and Stakeholders
Here’s a partial list of donors:

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Johnson & Johnson

National Institutes of Health (NIH) Takes Money From Big Pharma
“The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) procures funding and manages alliances with public and private institutions in support of the mission of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).” (Source)

Here’s a partial list of donors:
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Johnson & Johnson
Novartis Pharmaceuticals

Eli Lilly

Financial Incentives to Doctors Who Administer the COVID Vaccine
“As you continue to help guide patients toward COVID-19 vaccination, your practice will receive $50 per
Anthem member 6 months of age and older vaccinated by December 31, 2022.”

Many Doctors Advising NIH on COVID-19 Treatment Guidelines Received Money From Pfizer, Johnson and Johnson, AstraZeneca and Other Vaccine Manufacturers (Page 445)

Big Pharma Pours Millions Into Medical Schools — Here’s How It Can Impact Education

Manipulating Physicians: How Drug Reps Pitch Your Doc

Ties Between Big Pharma and Leaders of Academic Medical Centers Raise Conflict-of-Interest Questions

Pharma Payments to FDA Advisers After Drug Approvals Spark Ethical Concerns
“Of 107 physician advisers who voted on the committees Science examined, 40 over a nearly 4-year period received more than $10,000 in post hoc earnings or research support from the makers of drugs that the panels voted to approve, or from competing firms; 26 of those gained more than $100,000; and six more than $1 million… Of the more than $24 million in personal payments or research support from industry to the 16 top-earning advisers—who received more than $300,000 each—93% came from the makers of drugs those advisers previously reviewed or from competitors. Most of those top earners—and many others—received other funds from those same companies, concurrent with or in the year before their advisory service. Those payments were disclosed in scholarly journals but not by FDA.”

Google, Facebook and Other Tech Companies Have Pharmaceutical Interests
“The tech information companies also have strong interests in controlling the discourse regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. For example, in June 2021, it was revealed that Google, which was accused of silencing the theory the SARS-CoV-2 virus leaked from the Wuhan Institute of Virology, has funded virus research carried out by a Wuhan-linked scientist, Peter Daszak, through its charity arm,, for over a decade. Google has also invested one million dollars in a company that uses epidemiologists and big-data analytics to forecast and track disease outbreaks. The British Medical Journal has revealed that Facebook and YouTube’s “fact-checking” process relies on partnerships with third-party fact-checkers, convened under the umbrella of the International Fact-Checking Network (Clarke 2021). This organization is run by the Poynter Institute for Media Studies, a non-profit journalism school whose main financial supporters include Google and Facebook.”

Bill Gates’ Influence on News
“As philanthropists increasingly fill in the funding gaps at news organizations—a role that is almost certain to expand in the media downturn following the coronavirus pandemic—an underexamined worry is how this will affect the ways newsrooms report on their benefactors. Nowhere does this concern loom larger than with the Gates Foundation, a leading donor to newsrooms and a frequent subject of favorable news coverage… I recently examined nearly twenty thousand charitable grants the Gates Foundation had made through the end of June and found more than $250 million going toward journalism. Recipients included news operations like the BBC, NBC, Al Jazeera, ProPublica, National Journal, The Guardian, Univision, Medium, the Financial Times, The Atlantic, the Texas Tribune, Gannett, Washington Monthly, Le Monde, and the Center for Investigative Reporting; charitable organizations affiliated with news outlets, like BBC Media Action and the New York Times’ Neediest Cases Fund; media companies such as Participant, whose documentary Waiting for “Superman” supports Gates’s agenda on charter schools; journalistic organizations such as the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, the National Press Foundation, and the International Center for Journalists; and a variety of other groups creating news content or working on journalism, such as the Leo Burnett Company, an ad agency that Gates commissioned to create a “news site” to promote the success of aid groups. In some cases, recipients say they distributed part of the funding as subgrants to other journalistic organizations—which makes it difficult to see the full picture of Gates’s funding into the fourth estate.”

The Federal Government Paid Hundreds of Media Companies to Advertise the COVID-19 Vaccines While Those Same Outlets Provided Positive Coverage

CDC Members Own More Than 50 Patents Connected to Vaccinations

Pharma is the Fourth-Largest Spender on TV Ads in the U.S.

The Pharmaceutical Industry Spent More on Lobbying Than Any Other Industry in 2018

The Revolving Door of Government Officials and Big Pharma Executives
Scott Gottlieb:
FDA Commissioner (2017-2019)
Pfizer board member (2019)

Robert Califf:
Paid consultant for Merck Sharp & Dohme, Johnson & Johnson, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, and Eli Lilly (2009 to 2013)
FDA Commissioner (2022)

Alex Azar:
President of Eli Lilly (2012)
Secretary of Health and Human Services (2018)

Stephen Hahn:
FDA Commissioner (2019)
Chief medical officer at the venture capital firm that launched Moderna (2021)

Julie Gerberding:
CDC Director (2002-2009)
President of Merck’s vaccine division (2009)

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