by Dr. Paul Craig Roberts
The United States and the Western World fared poorly in responding to Covid for two main reasons. One reason is Big Pharma and associated public health organizations such as NIH saw big profits in the virus. The response to the virus was not to protect public health but to create a mass market for a profitable vaccine.
The other reason is that liability and sanctions have stopped most doctors from thinking on their own when the safest course is to follow officially approved treatments. Those few who did think discovered that the combination of HCQ/azithromycin/zinc dramatically reduced the death rate and severity of the virus. To keep this information under wraps, Big Pharma called on medical researchers funded with Big Pharma grants to produce studies that found the cheap cure to be ineffectual and life-threatening.