By Duncan Smith
Well, well, well….
One of the phenomena related to the COVID-19 pandemic, which we all know originated in China, is that the disease has produced a whole lot of new wealth, much of it…in China.
According to Forbes, 50 doctors, scientists and other healthcare entrepreneurs are now billionaires thanks to the vast expenditures of governments to ‘fight’ the coronavirus.
Nearly a year after the first case of Covid-19 was reported in the Chinese city of Wuhan in December 2019, the world could be nearing the beginning of the end of a pandemic that has killed more than 1.7 million people. Vaccination for Covid-19 is underway in the United States and the United Kingdom, and promising antibody treatments could help doctors fight back against the disease more effectively. Tied to those breakthroughs: a host of new billionaires who have emerged in 2020, their fortunes propelled by a stock market surge as investors flocked to companies involved in the development of vaccines, treatments, medical devices and everything in between.
Of the new cohort, there were 28 'pandemic billionaires' who hailed from China, the outlet reported.
Among the richest of the Chinese billionaires is Hu Kun, who is the chairman of medical device manufacturer Contec Medical Systems, the outlet reported.
His fortune is estimated to now be $3.9 billion thanks to the company going public this year as it saw strong sales of its hospital medical products, which include nebulizers, stethoscopes and blood pressure monitors.
Interestingly, scientists were also included in the new billionaire class (and isn’t it amazing how many of these people are probably flaming leftists who claim to hate capitalism).
Mind you, we’re capitalists around here and we’ve never pretended to be anything else. And we always understood that in order to get the best COVID treatments to the most people the quickest, the incentive of profits was the surest way to make that happen.
But this just goes to prove — again — that this virus was politicized and profiteered seventy-five different ways on any given day, which only adds to our suspicions that maybe, just maybe, it was no accident.
It sure wouldn’t be the first time Western elites conspired with China to enrich themselves and our future enemy.
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