Turning COVID into a Monopoly game means we get new variants every time we pass GO
You can't say you weren't told. No one is safe until everyone is safe. A variant anywhere will spread everywhere. Instead of following the WHO, however, Joe Biden went America First. Going even further than Trump, he embargoed basic supplies to the rest of the world, including India. Then variants emerged and spread everywhere, as predicted. And so for years (and likely forever) no one is safe, including Americans. You fucking fools. You were told.
Pandemics happen, but letting it go this far was a choice. The western world chose to play dumb and then play Monopoly with public health. Unlike China, which handled their shit and has been exporting vaccines and technology at the same pace as their own vaccinations, America and the EU completely shat the bed and actively blocked the world from making enough vaccines. They have defended drug company monopolies and so we end up with headlines like this, instead of an end to the pandemic. This is from Reuters:
You know the fun part? The Reuters Chairman is on the board of Pfizer. Reuters and western media are actively spreading anti-vax information about Chinese and Russian vaccines. Western governments enforce patent monopolies and the western media attacks 'competitors', all of which makes the pandemic worse. The pandemic is actually good for the oligarchic elites that have zombified these failed democracies. They've turned a virus into a cash cow.
It didn't have to be this way. It's not just that we were told, we had enough time for action, and the tools to take it. India and South Africa requested patent-free vaccines in October of last year. The US owns many relevant mRNA patents and could use their power as, you know, a government, to set up factories churning this stuff out all over the globe.
According to former CDC Director Tom Friedan, this could have been started with as little as $500 million. Instead, corrupt western governments have created 9 COVID billionaires. This is a rolling crime against humanity, when we should be united against the damn virus.