Deanna McLeod

Deanna McLeod appeared again to speak of the co-opting of medicine by government and Big Pharma. She emphasized that informed consent is at the heart of our healthcare system. “Do the benefits outweigh the risks for me?” is the central question. Guidelines have to be developed by specialists concerning different treatments for particular groups of people. Conflict of interest is highlighted as a key problem—anyone paid for by a pharmaceutical company, must disclose that fact. Medical legal conflicts are central to the minds of doctors and clinicians—they have to follow guidelines, for insurance purposes, and therefore cannot veer from the guidelines to meet the personalized needs of a patient. Sometimes guidelines are sponsored by pharmaceutical companies, as well as clinical research. Sometimes pharmaceutical companies launder money through not-for-profit research units. In Canada, direct to patient communication by pharmaceutical companies is prohibited, but they can communicate to doctors. Vaccines in particular are super profitable and a huge market. However, if you can convince customers that you are selling prevention, what you end up selling in fact is fear. Pharmaceutical companies can also communicate via a public health system, whose collaboration they have to win. To minimize costs, governments may buy into the idea that a vaccine will prevent sickness, and thus collaborate. Public health has become the marketing arm of Big Pharma. She reminds us also of the fact that “vaccination” was held out as the only possible solution, almost from the start, and it was a one size fits all policy. The illusory lack of dissent, through censorship, is meant to create in patients’ minds that there is a consensus, and the shots are safe. Our system has been totally co-opted by pharmaceutical corporations.

This notion that an injured person is “taking one for the team” is a new principle, when previously the presence of a harm was considered unacceptable, that no one was to be risked for “global” others. There is also no logic in expanding minimal medical intervention to a wider group, like children, except as one of seeking greater profit. Otherwise interventions had to be minimal and personalized—not maximal and generalized. There have also been many political conflicts of interest during this “pandemic”. Politics have entered medical decision-making, as with mandates.

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