The White House has requested Congress approve $22.5 billion in new funding for COVID-19, fully $5 billion of which would be sent overseas, to help other nations and other governments and other peoples fight off the coronavirus.
Ain’t U.S. taxpayer dollars grand?
“Without additional resources,” wrote Shalanda Young, the acting Office of Management and Budget director, in a letter to Congress reported by The Hill, “we won’t be able to secure the treatments, vaccines and tests Americans need in coming months and fight future variants. And critical COVID response efforts — such as free community testing sites and testing, treatment and vaccination coverage for uninsured individuals — will end this spring.”
The coronavirus hasn’t been much of a health threat in a very long time.
It’s got a recovery rate of nearly 99%.
It doesn’t impact kids — and it doesn’t really impact those under the age of say, doddering, either.
In fact, we all know who’s most at risk of catching a bad case of the coronavirus, of being hospitalized from it, of dying from it — and it ain’t the general public at-large. It’s the elderly. It’s the obese. It’s the elderly and obese and those with a handful of other health issues they’re already fighting and that already compromise their immune systems.
Acknowledging this — admitting that — acknowledging and admitting that COVID-19 is not the epic danger it once was, or at least that it once presented, would go far toward moving America, moving the world, past the phase of panic and into the light of normal living. But that’s exactly why Democrats, Big Pharma, Big Government and global elites won’t acknowledge these data-backed truths: the pandemic, to these arrogant people, has become a massive and massively successful tool of control. Control — and money.
“The pandemic represents a rare but narrow window of opportunity to reflect, reimagine and reset our world,” said Klaus Schwab, founder of the World Economic Forum, in a statement about his “Great Reset” vision of changing the world’s economies to better represent socialism than capitalism.
Hurry, hurry, hurry,
The window of opportunity is closing.
“[Joe] Biden believes this is no time to just build back to the way things were before, with the old economy’s structural weaknesses and inequalities still in place. This is the moment to imagine and build a new American economy for our families and the next generation,” JoeBiden.com put forth, during the campaign season and in reference to using the pandemic to bring about national change.
Hustle, hustle, hustle.
The American people grow weary of coronavirus clampdowns.
The window of opportunity is closing.
“Pfizer, BioNTech and Moderna making $1,000 profit every second while world’s poorest countries remain largely unvaccinated,” Relief Web wrote in November.
“COVID vaccines are set to be among the most lucrative pharmaceutical products ever,” NPR reported that same month.
But the money train can’t last forever, can it?
At a certain point, even pharmaceuticals — even Anthony Fauci! — will have to admit the virus has run its course; the people have to get back to being people, not lab rats; and that while forcing shots in the arms of every man, woman and child is lucrative for business bottom lines — and even more so, mandated booster upon booster upon booster — daily chemical injections do not a feasible life-style make. Nor a happy voter.
Apparently, March 2022, fully 26 months after the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed America’s first lab-tested case of COVID-19, isn’t the month to admit this, however.
And as Young hinted — the coming months won’t be times of admission, either.
“I anticipate,” she wrote, “that additional funding will be needed to support the COVID-19 response. While this funding request would allow us to initiate the actions outlined in the strategy, we will provide additional information about anticipated resource needs in the weeks ahead.”
Mo’ money, mo’ money, mo’ money. Where’s it all go?
That’s a question for the centuries.
And it’ll probably take that long for a clear answer to come.
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