Control by pharmaceutical companies has become a trillion-dollar-a-year business that includes insurance companies, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), The National Institutes of Health (NIH), the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), hospitals and university research facilities. Bechamp would argue that the body is further unbalanced by the invasion of pharmaceutical poisons that distort microzymas and prevents them from doing their job. For Bechamp, pharmaceutical drugs cure only the symptoms of the disease by attacking germs, and as a consequence, while chemical drugs remove signs, they simultaneously weaken the immune system and ignore the primary source of disease.
It is worth pointing out that the African continent currently faces two pandemics, the Coronavirus and famine. Africa was already facing a major shortage of food in 2020 before this virus arrived, but now it is reported that 300,000 deaths a day over three months could occur. Healthcare systems are not strong enough, and there are high levels of HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. This, together with some struggling economies, means African solidarity in America and Europe is needed now more than ever. The Coronavirus did not rush through Africa as fast as it did Europe, but the lack of clean water and other health needs means it is likely to remain there longer.
Paradoxically, Africans across the world, including African Americans, have a legitimate concern where vaccines are concerned. The Tuskegee syphilis experiment and the French doctors referred to above are a testament to that. Despite the use of vaccinations, the rates of autism in the U.S. continue to increase. The Gates Foundation has a long and continued connection to the eugenic movement, first, through William H Gates Sr as a board member of ‘Planned Parenthood’ focused upon ‘family size’ to which Gates junior speaks proudly. He focused on ‘improving’ reproductive and child health in the developing world. The Foundation has also donated $1.56 billion to the Global Alliance for Vaccine and Immunization (GAVI) 2016-2020 strategic period as of March 2019 and continues to advise the group on key business decisions. Gate publicly speaks of digital-certificates accompanying vaccinations for the Coronavirus in future as a form of tracking the movement of people. This does not denigrate the use of vaccines but questions the proper ethical use of them. Given the history of conflating germs with genes, this perhaps does not bode well for black Africans and other immigrants in the U.S., the U.K. and Europe, as well as in the African continent.
Last year in 2019, 11,000 scientists signed a statement calling for population control to protect an overcrowded planet. While care for the earth is, of course, of the utmost importance, within this statement, a recommendation that people should reproduce less to preserve the planet makes clear that social Darwinism is utilizing environmental issues to affect their continued agenda. Certainly, it is doubtful that anyone but Natives, Africans and immigrant communities would be under scrutiny to curtail their reproduction in the U.S.
From an environmental-racism standpoint, what is not considered in fighting COVID-19 is the vulnerability of black communities, more likely than others to be near sites of contamination such as chemical plants, incinerators, landfills and refineries, while distanced away from clean water.
Thus, the ability to disentangle the African body from its social construction as diseased and dangerous is to challenge the consciousness and unconscious belief of the Western and Asian minds in authority about race, privilege and superiority. Since to be racially black and or African is still to be regarded as a negative trait in the fittest of all races, appealing to reason is remains challenging, as history would tend to suggest. This is the achievement of slavery and the post-colonial justification of our ongoing enslavement with, in particular, the work of eugenic scientists and the relative silencing of some germ theory advocates.