The head of the CDC has been forced to resign after her potentially illegal ties to big pharma and big tobacco were just exposed in a scathing report.
By Matt Agorist | 1 February 2018
THE FREE THOUGHT PROJECT — A scathing report has just revealed that the now-former head of the Center for Disease Control, Brenda Fitzgerald was purchasing shares in drug companies as well as big tobacco — while heading up the organization ostensibly devoted to health. The hypocritical nature of her position at the CDC while simultaneously investing in companies contrary to her mission exposes the true control industries have over allegedly ‘objective’ government agencies.
For those that don’t know, the CDC is supposed to be the nation’s leader in smoking cessation efforts as smoking-related deaths kill more people in the United States every year than anything else. So, when the head of the nation’s largest anti-smoking department not only holds a massive amount of stock in Big Tobacco, but actually buys more of it while she is in office, it is time to pay attention.
What’s more, the CDC is currently fighting a massive opioid epidemic in America right now—one that is now killing more Americans every year than died in the Vietnam war. So, when the head of an agency is tasked with preventing more deaths from dealy prescription opioids—is buying stock in the very companies behind the crisis—it is also time to pay attention.
“You don’t buy tobacco stocks when you are the head of the CDC. It’s ridiculous; it gives a terrible appearance,” said Richard Painter, who served as George W. Bush’s chief ethics lawyer from 2005 to 2007. He described the move as “tone deaf,” given the CDC’s role in leading anti-smoking efforts, according to Politico. […]