Since the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic, the SARS-CoV-2 vaccine race has been turned by Washington into one of the most costly and politicized scientific enterprises of the only recently begun 21st century. More than $10 billion has already been spent on the vaccine through the Warp Speed program alone, and over the summer, Republicans in the US Senate have proposed throwing in another $3 billion.
This vaccine race has very quickly turned from a seemingly healthy scientific competition into a race for and about money, for world domination, originally as a result of US policy. Against the background of thousands of citizens dying daily from the coronavirus around the world, Washington even dragged the World Health Organization into this obscene activity, first by blackmailing them to leave the international organization, and then by increasing the push through the WHO and other international levers for the universal use of the American vaccine.
This was greatly facilitated by the fact that pharmacists are primarily businessmen, “administrative entrepreneurs,” the heads of regulatory agencies and state scientific institutions. And in this sense, American medical scientist, immunologist and infectious disease specialist Anthony Fauci is much more of a pharmaceutical tycoon than the average board member of Novartis, who “sold” the vaccine race to elites as a repeat of the space race of the mid-20th century, promoting the motto: “winner takes all, we cannot save on the prestige of the nation.”
To push the American vaccine around the world, Washington has created numerous foundations, including one with the participation of Bill Gates, who buys vaccines for 60% of the world’s children. A prime example of this was the Global Alliance for Vaccines (COVAX) project, which emerged in 2020 as a way to give countries a fair access to vaccines against coronavirus, regardless of their wealth. It is led by the World Health Organization with the active participation of Gavi, a public-private vaccine alliance funded in part by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, and the Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovation (CEPI), another public-private collaboration supported by the same Gates.
In this regard, the recent contacts between COVAX and Kyrgyzstan, one of the poorer countries, are quite remarkable, where the alliance has indicated its willingness to provide free SARS-CoV-2 vaccine at a time when the country does not have sufficient funds to purchase it on a large scale.