The Coronavirus Crisis
As markets recover, Big Pharma gains power, and governments around the world scramble to contain the pandemic, predatory capitalism moves in for the kill.
The Biden Administration’s Game of Chicken With Border Patrol Over Vaccines
Ken Klippenstein – Dec. 1
“I thought this would all be a bluff,” one agent wrote. “The threat of losing my job is one I cannot afford to go against.”
“The First Wave” Shows What We Haven’t Seen of Covid-19
Peter Maass – Nov. 20
If you have survived the pandemic without going inside a Covid ward, you will likely be stunned by the grim intimacy of Matthew Heineman’s new documentary.
How Hospitals Became Vaults That Hid Evidence of Covid-19’s Toll
Peter Maass – Nov. 13
In the first months of the pandemic, only a small number of the more than 6,000 hospitals in the U.S. let journalists inside.
NIH Officials Worked With EcoHealth Alliance to Evade Restrictions on Coronavirus Experiments
Sharon Lerner, Mara Hvistendahl – Nov. 3
Emails show that NIH officials allowed EcoHealth Alliance to craft oversight language governing its own gain-of-function research.
House Coronavirus Committee Launches Investigation Into Organizations Pushing Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin
Micah Lee – Nov. 1
The investigation into America’s Frontline Doctors and SpeakWithAnMD.com comes after an Intercept story revealed a right-wing network making millions.
EcoHealth Alliance Conducted Risky Experiments on MERS Virus in China
Sharon Lerner, Maia Hibbett – Oct. 21
Documents released by the NIH contradict previous assertions by EcoHealth Alliance about its experiments on bat coronaviruses in Wuhan.
Intercepted Podcast
Far-Right Health Care Companies Made Millions Prescribing Unproven Covid Remedies
Intercepted – Oct. 13
Hacked data shows the lucrative operation promoted by a prominent far-right organization.
Shuttered Venues and Theaters Are Being Denied a Financial Lifeline by the SBA
Bryce Covert – Oct. 9
“We did our part, we closed our doors, our business has suffered. Quite honestly, the government has an obligation to help us survive.”
Merck Sells Federally Financed Covid Pill to U.S. for 40 Times What It Costs to Make
Sharon Lerner – Oct. 5
The Covid-19 treatment molnupiravir was developed using funding from the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Defense.
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