Masters of Health Magazine November 2022 - Page 16

"The Best Disguise is the Truth"

"The greatest trick the Devil ever pulled was convincing the world he didn't exist.”

Author’s Note: The following is an excerpt (Chapter 30) from The Courage to Face COVID-19: Preventing Hospitalization and Death While Battling the Bio-Pharmaceutical Complex, by John Leake & Dr.Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH.

Dr. Peter A. McCullough, MD, MPH

John Leake

In his 2019 book, Code Blue: Inside America’s Medical Industrial ComplexDr. Mike Magee, an MD and former physician-spokesman for Pfizer, memorably described the corruption of the US healthcare system:

Cozy relationships and generous gratuities have demonstrated a remarkable ability to corrupt even those we would instinctively put on the side of the angels, including members of the biomedical research community, deans of medical schools, directors of continuing medical education programs, officers at the NIH and FDA, and even seemingly altruistic patient advocacy organi- zations like the American Cancer Society.

A theologian looking at all this might conclude that American health care has lost its soul. A behavioral economist would point us toward studies showing that the exercise of moral judgment in a business context draws on a completely different cognitive framework from the one we use in making such decisions in our personal lives.

Dr. Magee is one of many observers who has perceived that the American healthcare industry—in its close relationship with US government agencies and funding—closely resembles what President Eisenhower called the “military-industrial complex.