Merck killed between 120,000 and 500,000 Americans deliberately. By deliberately I mean knowingly.
I know the US pharmaceutical companies have been given immunity from prosecution. But surely that just means people cannot sue the companies for financial damages. Yet it has been the decision of ‘people’ that has resulted in the deaths of 120,000 to 500,000 Americans.
In this interview Robert F. Kennedy Jr. makes the point that the issue of defense was the main reason for the granting of immunity to the pharmaceutical companies. Their survival was thought necessary in case there was a germ warfare related attack on the Unites States. [grahamhancock.com]
We know a soldier cannot be sued if he takes the life of another person in war (in defense of his country). However, soldiers can be prosecuted for war crimes if they knowingly cause death or injury that is not necessary and not related to their duties as a soldier.
I do not understand how granting immunity to a company, or an industry, could allow people to make decisions that knowingly causes the death and injury to so many people. I am sure the atrocities would stop, and the pharmaceutical industry would survive, if the individuals working for these companies were held accountable for their actions.