Federal government forgives more than $ 1 million in PPP loans to the best anti-vaccines
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The Small Business Administration gave vaccine conspirators a shot in the arm of more than $ 1 million by forgiving massive loans to major vaccine opponents, a Daily Beast review revealed. Ironically, this infusion came through the Paycheck Protection Program, intended to ease the economic pressure brought on by the pandemic – the same pandemic that widespread misinformation about anti-COVID-19 injections now threatens to prolong.
Recipients of the SBA reimbursement amnesty include Children’s Health Advocacy Society, founded and chaired by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., perhaps America’s most famous anti-vaccine advocate. Kennedy did not immediately respond to a request for comment, but public records show the federal government forgave a P3 loan worth $ 145,399, plus more than a thousand dollars in interest, in March of this year. .
Kennedy, a descendant of a legendary political dynasty, used his inherited fame to propagate discredited conspiracy theories linking vaccinations to everything from food allergies to autism to cancer. Last September, he met German followers of the QAnon cult, who believe that a cabal of Satan-worshiping pedophiles controls several national governments.
Kennedy also wrote the foreword to Plague of corruption, a book co-authored by the infamous Dr Judy Mikovits, star of the documentary “Plandemic”, which makes numerous false claims about the origin of the novel coronavirus, the safety of masks and the conduct of the National Allergy Institute and of Infections Director of Diseases Dr Anthony Fauci. The Children’s Health Defense Co. participated in the editing and promotion of the book, and its logo appears on its cover.
Kennedy has used the organization to advance other bizarre ideas about COVID-19, posting an article on his website last year warning Microsoft founder Bill Gates “global vaccine agenda. Two months before the federal government forgave his group’s P3 loan, he hinted on Twitter that Moderna’s coup killed baseball icon Hank Aaron.
But Kennedy is far from the only lopsided anti-vaxxer to receive SBA pardon. Osteopathic physician Dr Sherri Tenpenny, who went viral last month for testifying in the Ohio state legislature that the COVID-19 vaccine had ‘magnetized’ people through alchemy involving 5G towers , also saw her alternative medical practiceof $ 72,500 loan canceled in April.
Tenpenny has been peddling debunked vaccine safety studies since at least the mid-2000s. She also did not respond to a request for comment.
However, another osteopathic doctor, Dr Joseph Mercola, who did himself a hundred millionaire peddling unproven health supplements – had a lot to say when The Daily Beast contacted him about the nearly half a million dollars in PPP loans of them of his companies received. The SBA canceled the loans this spring.
“I encourage you to carefully review the PPP loan application as I have not found anywhere where one should profess unwavering loyalty and adherence to vaccine propaganda.“
– Dr Joseph Mercola
“I encourage you to carefully review the PPP loan application as I have not found anywhere to profess unwavering loyalty and endorsement of vaccine propaganda,” Mercola wrote in an email to The Daily Beast.
Mercola, which the Food and Drug Administration reprimanded in March for marketing bogus “cures” for COVID-19 is correct at least on this point: the PPP forgiveness program is agnostic about the type of work applicants do. Rather, it takes only that employee compensation remains constant, 60 percent of borrowed funds go to payroll and the rest to other approved expenses.
The SBA declined to comment for this article.
The Daily Beast received no response from Ronnie Cummins, who co-wrote a book with Mercola – with another foreword by Kennedy – earlier this year, proposing the “Great Reset” conspiracy theory, which alleges that the deadlocks COVID-19 are a prelude to a new government and corporate control regime. Cummins’ vaccine-skeptic Association of consumers of organic products saw its $ 165,400 PPP loan canceled last November.
Same as National Vaccine Information Center, which has received millions of dollars from Mercola and promotes its products, which last month were discharged of $ 137,646 in PPP debt.
Another anti-vaccine recipient was TTAC editions, which saw a quarter-million-dollar PPP loan canceled on Jan.8, two days after its founders who spur disinformation Ty and Charlène Bollinger rallied on Capitol Hill against certification of President Joe Biden’s electoral victory. And psychiatrist Dr. Kelly Brogan, former collaborator of Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop and promoter of COVID-19 and vaccine conspiracy theories, saw his Miami-based practice’s PPP debt wiped out in late 2020. Neither Brogan nor the Bollingers did not respond to requests for comment. .