Beyond questions of fraud and corruption it has stimulated debate as to whether the government overstepped its bounds and infringed on the rights of its citizens. Certainly, the active suppression of alternative perspectives regarding handling of the pandemic raises First Amendment questions. The pandemic response was a watershed moment in American democracy and should raise concerns as to whether it heralds the rise of a new form of totalitarianism.
Over the past decade experts repeatedly warned it was but a matter of time before the next pandemic struck. They urged governmental agencies to prepare strategies to diminish its potential impact. When SARS-CoV-2 finally emerged in late January, 2020 the government was paralyzed and unable to take effective action.
In this three-part series we examine the extent to which disaster capitalism and the medical-industrial complex turned the pandemic into a ‘golden’ opportunity to enhance corporate profits which took place, in large part, at the taxpayer’s expense through appropriation of public resources. In the first part we examine the rise of this predatory social ideology and the strategies its adherents have employed to assure its success
The purpose of this study is: first, to review disciplinary threats made to healthcare professionals by their governing bodies in the US; and second, to review medical literature for complications related to the COVID-19 vaccines and data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), particularly those related to pregnant women and women of reproductive age.
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The Department of Medical Ethics adheres to the principles of WMA and publishes online, Open Access and stringently peer-reviewed original articles, reviews, opinions, short communications and case studies on all ethical aspects related to biomedical research and public health. The Department of Medical Ethics is an official wing of The Gazette of Medical Sciences.
The Department publishes papers aimed at all biomedical researchers and public health practitioners, and those who manage bioethics. It will also be of interest to anyone involved in providing global health policies, public health programs, scientific integrity, and professional ethics. We welcome papers bringing together ethical committee approaches and ethical operations both in research and with patients.
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