Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Crony Aspect of the COVID-19 Panic

One wonders just who is benefiting from the billions of dollars governments are shoveling to pharmaceutical companies for vaccines that battle a virus that is not a serious problem to 99.7% of those infected. 

We may never know.

But a mask procurement scams have been uncovered in Germany. 

German chancellor Angela Merkel’s center-right bloc has been rocked by scandal after two of its MPs announced they were resigning following disclosures that they had personally profited from government deals to procure coronavirus face masks, reports the Financial Times.

Nikolas Löbel, a CDU MP, announced on Sunday that he was retiring from politics after it emerged that a company he owned had received a €250,000 bribe commission by acting as a middleman between a mask supplier in Baden-Württemberg and two private companies in the state.

Löbel’s resignation came just two days after the CSU MP Georg Nüßlein was forced to resign as deputy leader of the CDU/CSU parliamentary group in a similar scandal.

Nüßlein received a bribe commission of  €660,000 after his consulting firm helped to negotiate a big delivery of face-masks from a Chinese supplier during the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Remember, those close to power always benefit from central power. Rarely do they get caught in their crony scams the way these two dummkopfs did.

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