Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel, a man who has been named as being part of Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden’s coronavirus task force on Monday, apparently made quite a pretty penny off lockdown policies.
Biden decided to go ahead and reveal his coronavirus task force after many mainstream media outlets declared that he was the winner of the 2020 presidential election. However, President Donald Trump is going forward with litigation to fight the election in court over alleged instances of voter fraud that the campaign believes may have played a part in influencing the results of the election.
Emanuel was one of a dozen health experts that Biden named to his task force to advise him on how to handle the pandemic. Emanuel worked as an adviser for COVID-19 RECoVERY Consulting, a firm that provides guidance to businesses on how to navigate pandemic regulations as elected leaders begin lifting strict lockdown measures, according to the Washington Examiner.
In September, Alex Berenson, a former reporter for The New York Times and vocal critic of lockdown policies, appeared on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight” and accused Emanuel of profiting off the policies he advocated for that played a significant role in forcing millions of Americans out of jobs and closing thousands of businesses. During the lockdown, the United States hit its highest level of unemployment since the Great Depression.
“Zeke is doing good by doing well and doing well by doing good. He has his own consulting firm where he consults with people for profit to make money from giving them recommendations about how to get around and get past the lockdown advice that he’s pushing, the lockdown that he’s pushing,” Berenson told Carlson.
“The company is, it’s basically consulting, if you reopen, here’s how to reopen safely. He’s encouraging lockdowns to be in place and to be sort of moved back phase by phase. And then if you have a business where you actually want to have customers, he’s going to tell you, he and others, are going to tell you how you can do that. And I think it’s easy to sort of underestimate how big a business COVID has become,” he went on. “Testing alone, at this point, we are spending almost a billion dollars a week on testing. Nothing else.”
Back in April, Emanuel made an appearance on MSNBC where he pushed hard for lockdowns, or at least some form of lockdown, to stay in place for as long as 18-months because of the coronavirus pandemic.
He then said that only after a “vaccine or effective medications” are created should the U.S. consider returning to life as normal. Yeah, how are all the bills supposed to get paid in the mean time? Funny, he didn’t mention a good solution for that.
“Realistically, COVID-19 will be here for the next 18 months or more. We will not be able to return to normalcy until we find a vaccine or effective medications,” Emanuel stated. “I know that’s dreadful news to hear. How are people supposed to find work if this goes on in some form for a year and a half? Is all that economic pain worth trying to stop COVID-19? The truth is we have no choice.”
This should tell you, immediately, what kind of person Joe Biden is for picking this guy. He’s always been a “you scratch my back, i’ll scratch yours,” kind of fellow. That much is made clear in those emails from Hunter Biden’s laptop that seem to have magically disappeared from the news cycle.
Anyway, I’m sure this is just the beginning of the shady business Biden’s going to bring to the White House if Trump’s lawsuits fall through.