You can almost begin to suspect that Joe Biden isn’t so, let’s say, feeble-minded as many make him out to be, and that Vladimir Putin must be his best friend since early childhood.
How else can you explain the red herring a.k.a. Russian invasion of Ukraine? Hot words are flying both ways between the Kremlin (Кремль) and the White House. Talking heads are competing with one another to show better graphics of aircraft, tanks and missiles. Charts and maps are all over people’s television news screens.
Where is the shocking news of the so-called Covid vaccines overtaking such mass killers like Vioxx and Thalidomide?
Does anyone remember THOSE scandals? They used to be called largest drug scandals ever.
A brief reminder
Thanks are due to Hon. Brian Peckford, one of the people who, in 1982, gave us our Charter of Rights and Freedoms.
The former Newfoundland and Labrador Premier dug into this issue with admirable attention to detail.
Let’s start with Vioxx and this brief opening paragraph from the medical community bible, BMJ (an abbreviated form of British Medical Journal: the Brits are saving on ink):
Rofecoxib (Vioxx) was introduced by Merck in 1999 as an effective, safer alternative to non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for the treatment of pain associated with osteoarthritis. It was subsequently found to increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and withdrawn from the worldwide market. Merck now faces legal claims from nearly 30 000 people who had cardiovascular events while taking the drug. The company has stated that it will fight each case, denying liability. Our recent participation in litigation at the request of plaintiffs provided a unique opportunity to thoroughly examine and reflect on much of the accumulated court documents, research, and other evidence. This story offers important lessons about how best to promote constructive collaboration between academic medicine and industry.
The BMJ editors found it necessary to add this on top of the article that was published in January, 2007:
In October UK patients who had cardiovascular events while taking rofecoxib lost the right to fight Merck in the US for compensation. But researchers and journals can still benefit from this case if they learn from the mistakes.
Also in 2007, Merck agreed to pay nearly $5 billion to settle lawsuits from consumers contending the painkiller Vioxx caused heart attacks and strokes. For whatever reasons, the National Public Radio (NPR) called it a watershed event in regulating prescription drugs in the U.S.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), much maligned these days for their abuse of power in the alleged coronavirus pandemic, issued a detailed warning regarding the drug maker Merck in 2004.
That Vioxx even made it past the regulators was the real shock: they obviously must have forgotten Thalidomide. That mixture, sold under the brand names Contergan, Thalomid among others, was a medication used to treat a number of cancers (including multiple myeloma), graft-versus-host disease, and a number of skin conditions including complications of leprosy. While it has been used in a number of HIV-associated conditions, such use was found to increase levels of the virus. It was administered orally.
Introduced in 1956, the German pharmaceutical company Chemie Grünenthal aggressively marketed their newest marvel drug under the trade name Contergan, calling it a medication for anxiety, trouble sleeping, “tension”, and morning sickness. It was introduced as a sedative and medication for morning sickness without having been ever tested on pregnant women.
If this approach reminds you of Dr. Anthony Fauci’s style, as thoroughly documented in Robert F. Kennedy Jr.’s volume, The Real Anthony Fauci, it’s no coincidence.
Used for the treatment of nausea in pregnant women in the late 1950s and early 1960s, it would become apparent in the 1960s that Thalidomide treatment resulted in severe birth defects in thousands of children. Banned in most countries at that time, the German concoction would later become known as treatment for leprosy and later, multiple myeloma. In keeping with the prevalent view held then (and even today) by a number of eugenicists (i.e. Bill Gates) that there are too many Africans, this world’s medical authorities permitted continued use of Thalidomide to treat pregnant women with leprosy in what they dubbed as rural areas of the world that lack extensive medical surveillance initiatives. That this approach has continued to cause malformations wasn’t of much importance.
Back to today
All kinds of countries that used to have the right to call themselves democratic, have been heaping all kinds of abuse on Russian president Vladimir Putin. He dared order his military to enter the eastern part of Ukraine, the part that borders with Russia. According to Putin, Russians living in two Ukrainian regions that declared themselves independent, asked him for help.
A personal aside: having experienced similar letters from the then-communist leaders of what used to be Czechoslovakia to the then-communist leaders of the then-Soviet Union, I tend to look at the authenticity of the correspondence between Donetsk, Lugansk and Moscow askance, Even so, it seems by all accounts that Russians living in those two enclaves within Ukraine had a real issue with Ukrainian powers-that-be, and that Ukraine’s government had been in no hurry to somehow try and settle the disagreements. Whether that gave Russia any right to intervene remains an academic question for now: they intervened, and who knows where the whole charade is headed. End of personal aside.
In any case, and that’s important, criminal activity by sundry governments trying to enforce all kinds of unjustified (and unjustifiable) mandates on their citizens, has been shunted into the background, in hopes angry citizenry will forget soon.
We tend to remember the good things in life, we usually forget the pains and aches we had encountered along the path.
On this occasion, we should neither forget nor forgive.
Thief cries catch the thief
So far as the criminality of entire Russian military incursion into Ukraine goes, the so-called world leaders would do well to keep their mouths shut.
It’s not possible to compare what’s going on in Ukraine right now to what’s been going on in the so-called democratic countries right now: apples and oranges, putting it mildly.
But: a former high-ranking Soviet secret police and espionage KGB officer hasn’t (yet) stooped as low as to steal his countrypersons’ hard-earned money (trying to make fun of political correctness here), forcing banks and other financial institutions to break traditional rules of bank-client confidentiality.
Western powers-that-be do. Just because someone dares question their policies, they are declared anti-whatever you wish. Just as it was imposed by Vladimir Lenin and continued to happen under Josif Stalin in the Soviet Union, and just as it used to be under Adolf Hitler in Germany, and that’s just mentioning modern history.
Who’s behind the inhuman measures imposed by the so-called democratic governments in the West?
Easy to track them down: fraudulent science institutions, Big Tech giants who had infiltrated what is known as Big Pharma, and all of those egged on by mainstream media.
While, again, it’s a difficult comparison to make, but countries that had invaded Yemen, Libya, Iraq, Somalia, Afghanistan, Syria and others just because they wouldn’t follow instructions coming from Washington, D.C., have way too much butter on their heads.
Bluntly: the Americans aren’t the only ones who can claim they’re defending everybody’s freedom. What became known as Pax Americana now stinks to high heaven.
When will the entire management of Moderna go to prison, awaiting their execution?
This American pharmaceutical and biotechnology company based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, patented a particular genetic sequence three years before the alleged Covid outbreak. Known originally as ModeRNA Therapeutics, this corporation helped synthesize the virus that got released onto the world, which in turns generated tens of billions of dollars in revenues for its owners.
In terms of damage to humanity (lives lost, diseases spreading, economies failing, rights and freedoms gone phut), all that done on purpose, Vladimir Putin is a pure baa-lamb when compared to Dr. Anthony Fauci and the authorities whose control he has commandeered on behalf of powerful corporations and governments.
But still, the timing looks and sounds odd: the pot is calling the kettle black, and it’s getting away with it.