by Ruslan Ostashko
THE SAKER


Translated by Scott •  Subtitled by Leo

Under the coronavirus pressure the myth of superiority of the Western hi-tech and bio-tech is disintegrating. In Russia, liberal creakles had faith in the existence, somewhere in California, of a magic “fountain of youth” pill. No doubts, ever, existed in the American ability to manufacture a vaccine against Coronavirus.

In reality, the US is in panic mode and trying to pull on their favorite con: to exchange printed candy wrappers for real lifesaving technologies developed by someone else.

In March of 2019, I posted a video explaining why liberals in Russia worshiped so called “Western investments.”

Here it is in a nutshell.

Anglo-Saxon thieves love the process of mergers and acquisitions. In reality it is a simple two-step process. Some small company is developing some groundbreaking technology or a product. A large American corporation simply buys this small company together with its innovation for a credit received at nearly 0% interest rate. After that, the American corporation declares this innovation as its own.

For candy wrappers, or even for digital zeros in some bank software program, they obtain something real and valuable: products, knowhow, technologies, and such.

That’s why during the trade war the US demanded from China that it open its market to “American investments.”

In Russian language it sounds like “give to con-artists a permission to buy Chinese companies, because he who owns the printing press has more power.”

Now, let’s return to the current situation with the pandemic and look at the news.

Deutsche Welle: “Donald Trump tried to get his favorite “deal” in the spirit of America First. On 15-16 of March this story made lots of noise in German media and social media. This will, most likely, blow back politically.  Dietmar Hopp, the owner of the software company SAP and the owner of the biotech firm CureVac stopped Washington getting exclusive rights for the Covid-19 vaccine.”

On March 3rd, Trump met with the CEOs of pharmacological and biotech companies, same that are claimed to be ahead of the rest of the humanity. This meeting was also attended by the chief executive of the German firm CureVac, Daniel Menichella. In stark contrast to the American imitators, this company is really working to develop a vaccine against the Coronavirus.

Deutsche Welle:

German biotech firm CureVac intensely works in developing a vaccine from the SARS-COV-2 virus. According to its own reports, the company will be able to start clinical testing this summer. The vaccine might be ready for use this coming fall. The firm also reports owning some certified in December 2019 equipment to produce up to 10 million doses of vaccine per production cycle.”

The White House in Washington made an offer to the American head of the German firm to organize the sale of this firm to an American company, for, reportedly, $1 billion.

At the very least, the American government wanted exclusive rights for the vaccine, its distribution and production.

According to German media, Trump wanted to buy exclusive access to a coronavirus vaccine only for the USA.

Considering that the Feds dropped the interest rates to near 0%, Trump could offer $10 billion.

Hoerr: A case of German pride, reasserted German corporate nationalism or simple ethics?

The chief executive of the German firm CureVac, Daniel Menichella, was hired to do his job. He doesn’t care if the vaccine is made under a German or an American flag. He wants money. Trump wants to show that America is ahead of everyone in the world. However, the owners of the German firm didn’t like the offer. Menichella was fired 8 days after meeting with Trump. His place was taken by the company’s founder Ingmar Hoerr.

His return was demanded by CureVac’s main investor Dietmar Hopp, a German billionaire.

It’s not a fact that Germans will be able to create the vaccine first.

Russian researchers were the first to decode the full genome sequence of the novel coronavirus. Russian scientists have already begun testing prototypes of potential vaccines based on six different technological platforms.

Rospotrebnadzor announced the start of the clinical trials of a coronavirus vaccine. It was expediently developed by the State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology VECTOR. The prototypes of potential vaccines are based on six different technological platforms.

In the case of the German firm something else is important. Berlin knows how the real progress differs from its imitation. Germany openly criticized the US for its attempt to buy other nations' inventions for its candy wrappers.

The report prompted fury in Berlin. “German researchers are taking a leading role in developing medication and vaccines as part of global cooperation networks,” said their foreign minister Heiko Maas. “We cannot allow a situation where someone else wants to exclusively acquire the results of our research.”

The scheme when the US creates money from the air and buys with it real assets has started malfunctioning. It doesn’t look like the US will be able to buy the vaccine somewhere else and to blackmail an entire world with it, as the US is being blackmailed by the SoftBank and its coronavirus test kits.

I discussed with you the American imitative hi-tech in my previous videos.

In the condition when there is a real threat, a defense against it cannot be made on some blockchain or printed on a 3D-printer. The world becomes increasingly intolerant of imitations. Even the head of the British government shows some signs of this.

Boris Johnson asked British manufacturers Rolls Royce and JCB to build thousands of ventilators as the country fights the coronavirus.

Here the comments of my colleague, Ruslan Karmanov: “How clearly the whole thing is losing its luster.  They used to say, ‘We’re near the [end of] the industrial revolution, and all those production lines will disappear soon,’ as media for bearded imbeciles promised for years. ‘Instead, everything will work on its own, robots will be everywhere, people will be sitting in front of the computer screens and being paid for it.’ However, when SHTF situation appears, the British “leaders” went not to Apple and Boeing, but to their own manufacturers to help make healthcare equipment including ventilators.”

Oh, the horror!

If Boris Johnson were reading the liberal media in Russia, that the West calls ‘independent,’ that writes about America being the most advanced nation on the planet, he and the rest of the British would have run to the US for help.

Now, imagine how much emotional pain the coronavirus brings to our liberal creative class!

The globalized world up to its 80% has been made with simulations. Now, this house of cards is coming crashing down.

BTW, where are those who have been screaming that we don’t need import substitution and that Russia is forever behind the “free world” and its technologies?

RFE/RL conducting a poll in Moscow:

“Is it possible to place Russia on quarantine without destroying its economy?”

“If the industrial production stops and there will be no more products to sell, the economy will stop existing.”

“Everything will stop. If we will have the quarantine, the economy will be destroyed.”

“Russia’s economy is so destroyed, that a quarantine would have no impact on it.”

“I think that the economy will be ruined in any case.”

“I just don’t know. I’m here in Moscow for two weeks, I have not noticed anything. No panic, No sick people. Moscow continues living its own live.”

“If people will stay home on quarantine, it will be bad for the country.”

“I think for Russian, and for any other country, a country-wide quarantine is impossible without damaging the economy.”

“I don’t understand how we can go and have a quarantine. We would have the same effect as in France and Germany, the huge downturn of the economy. But, Russia is a country that survived a lot. I think that as a nation Russia will survive this, also. It will be easier for you, Russians, than for us, the Europeans, because we didn’t have such extreme situations in Europe.”

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Now, how about the PolitRussia team deals with the coronavirus outbreak.

Our studio is operating. We continue to make news reports.

Let’s not bother Boris. He is too busy today.

Andrei, tell to our followers how the coronavirus affected your life?

We were forced to reschedule our wedding. For one year.

Oh, for a whole year?

Or, maybe for two. Maybe we will cancel it, altogether.

Oksana, do you have a life-hack to help fight the coronavirus?

I open doors with my elbows.

Boris, what about you?

I stopped riding the subway.

It’s safer at your own home, of course. But, here is a huge catch: when we’re working from home we eat more.

Also, in nine months we might have a baby boom.

Wash you hands often and use knowledge instead of panicking.