COVID Vaccine Profits Mint 9 New Pharma Billionaires

Should People Profit From Human Tragedy

Zob Zaris
2 min readMay 24, 2021


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According to CNN article published Friday May 21, 2021The world has new never been Billionaires on our planet.

All of these Billionaires are the direct result of the Pandemic and large sums of money paid to those companies from Governments around the world.

Two of the Billionaires are worth around $4 Billion each, if you guessed CEO Stephan Bangel of Moderna and Ugur Sahin CEO of BioNTech, which produced a vaccine with Pfizer you would be correct.

The other Seven Billionaires are worth $11.3 according to the CNN article.

“These billionaires are the human face of the huge profits many pharmaceutical corporations are making from the monopoly they hold on these vaccines,” Anne Marriott, Oxfam’s health policy manager, said in a statement. “These vaccines were funded by public money and should be first and foremost a global public good, not a private profit opportunity,” she added.

Adding to the news There is still war in this world Israel-Gaza is high lighted in the new lately.

We hare looking for other planets to inhabit, Mars seems like Oxygen is possible.

We have had many trips to the moon.

We have rotating visitors in the space station.

With all that activity, we have collectively not been able to solve some of the simple challenges down here on this planet.

What are you thoughts?



Zob Zaris

I’m over 65 and a new writer. Writing about Life’s experiments and adventures.