They exist, we all know them: the crisis profiteers who benefit from the corona hysteria. Those who make a profit out of the panicdemic: fraudsters. According to the business magazine Forbes, 50 doctors, scientists and entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector have recently achieved billionaire status.
Millions of people around the world are left with nothing because of politicians’ negligence, wrong decisions, or decisions made at the wrong time. Countless shops and companies will have to close their doors forever, people will stand on the streets, unemployed and without prospects. Cultural workers will be finished; theaters, cinemas, concert halls – the last curtain will soon have fallen on many of them. Family ties will be broken, people will become more desperate, and for some, suicide will be the last resort.
On the other hand, there are those who have profited from the corona hysteria. Those who make a profit out of the panicdemic, whose accounts are growing daily. Business magazine Forbes recently published a list of 50 new billionaires. Doctors, scientists and entrepreneurs in the healthcare sector are found there disproportionately often.
New to the list of billionaires is Uğur Şahin, the co-founder of BioNTech. His media and politically propagated corona vaccine, which is injected into people without the usual rigour of long-term studies, has grown his account to 4.2 billion US dollars, according to the Daily Mail. Also new to the list is Stéphane Bancel, CEO of the Massachusetts-based biotechnology company Moderna. Moderna is focused on messenger RNA (mRNA) drug discovery and development, with a reported personal net worth of $4.1 billion.
There are also two new billionaires from China on the list. One is “Canadian” Yuan Liping, ex-wife of Du Weimin, the so-called vaccine emperor of China. Liping didn’t need anything to catapult herself onto the list; she only had her divorce from Weimin, gilded with a stake in his company. Her 24 percent ownership currently corresponds to an equivalent of over four billion dollars, and the trend is rising. Almost as rich is Hu Kun, Chairman of China’s Contec Medical Systems. His pharmaceutical company makes medical products for hospitals, including blood pressure monitors, stethoscopes, and nebulizers.