Corruption, bad science, far-left radicalism, wokeness and dishonesty is apparently leading to massive defections from the CDC and NIH. This cannot happen fast enough. Big medicine in cahoots with government is leading to terrible outcomes, bad health and immeasurable costs.
There are those, largely on the left, who believe government is benevolent and must be brought to bear to reign in the excesses of the free market. The trouble, just like absolute power big government corrupts everything it touches. Look no further than the cozy relationship between Wall Street mega-firms and DC. The financial services industry is probably the most highly regulated in the country. Regulatory capture has led to a symbiotic relationship where a handful of very large firms routinely commit fraud or violate laws making hundreds of millions in profit while unsuspecting clients get left holding the bag. If caught the perps usually negotiate a fine while the individuals involved skate from any criminal charges. Once in a while the regulators throw the book at some unpreferred firm, usually a smaller company or a foreign institution, but Goldman Sacks will never get punished. There is a two-way flow of people between Wall Street and DC. In the end the mega-firms and the corrupt DC Feds both get rich. Here is one such example with Citigroup and the Feds, where a courageous judge said “no” to the settlement negotiated by the parties, only to be overturned on appeal:
The US government is probably the most corrupt institution in the country. Trump tried to change this and we see what it brought. Any big business that DC gets its tentacles into becomes corrupted. We are seeing this now sadly in healthcare, where government controls the purse strings to such an extent that hospitals are mindlessly following idiotic and dangerous government Covid protocols that are literally killing their clients….patients. This will stop when enough people make it stop. All of this is the very definition of crony capitalism, something leftists and Democrats purport to hate….they don’t.
Large numbers of people showing up as “hospitalized for Covid” are not being treated or even symptomic. This is how it works. If you go to the hospital for an ankle sprain you are likely getting a Covid test, because they test everyone. Test positive and you show up in the hospitalization count. Why? Because hospitals get $10-15,000 from the Federal Government for “treating a Covid patient”. This is fraud and corruption on a massive scale and is being used by the far-left to keep the panic going.