Now a dishonest babbitt might look for the lowest dollar amount and seize on that to claim the conflicts are insignificant but the reality is these regulatory positions are extremely lucrative and the back-end payoffs come in a number of forms from academic funding to highly paid consultancy gigs to executive positions in the private sector after they leave public service and head through that revolving door:
A four-month investigation by United Press International found a pattern of serious problems linked to vaccines recommended by the CDC -- and a web of close ties between the agency and the companies that make vaccines.
Members of the CDC's Vaccine Advisory Committee get money from vaccine manufacturers. Relationships have included: sharing a vaccine patent; owning stock in a vaccine company; payments for research; getting money to monitor manufacturer vaccine tests; and funding academic departments.
https://www.upi.com/UPI-Investigates-Th ... 058841736/
And it's not just direct quid pro quo, if you're the kind of piece of shit that's willing to play ball the whole establishment opens up for you through these informal 'old boys networks' and provides you with benefits and opportunities that can't be linked directly back to any one specific instance of corruption. The way it works is "everybody stays friends, everybody gets paid, and everybody's got a future."
There are exceptions but in general the rule of this corrupt system is shit floats, the people who rise through the ranks within the public health establishment are those who have a healthy self-interest and are ethically flexible. It's the people who are willing to carry water and cross the line that are selected and groomed for upper management.
And sociologists who studied these institutions have long known that this is how the system works:
The higher immorality is a systematic feature of the American elite; its general acceptance is an essential feature of the mass society. Of course, there may be corrupt men in sound institutions, but when institutions are corrupting, many of the men who live and work in them are necessarily corrupted [...] the private conscience is attenuated-and the higher immorality is institutionalized.
In a world of corporate hierarchies, men are selected by those above them in the hierarchy in accordance with whatever criteria they use. [...] Men shape themselves to fit them, and are thus made by the criteria, the social premiums that prevail. If there is no such thing as a self-made man, there is such a thing as a self-used man, and there are many such men among the American elite.
In a system of co-optation from above, whether you began rich or poor seems less relevant in revealing what kind of man you are when you have arrived than in revealing the principles of those in charge of selecting the ones who succeed.
Those who sit in the seats of the high and the mighty are selected and formed by the means of power, the sources of wealth, the mechanics of celebrity, which prevail in their society. They are not men selected and formed by a civil service that is linked with the world of knowledge and sensibility.viewtopic.php?f=71&t=174697&p=14946593&hilit=Wright+Mills#p14946593Former CDC Director that Approved Gardasil Vaccine and Became Head of Merck’s Vaccine Division Named “Woman of the Year”
It has recently been reported that Merck Pharmaceutical Company’s leading lady, Dr. Julie Gerberding, has won yet another impressive title, being named Woman of the Year 2018.
Gerberding is an Example of the Revolving Door Between the CDC and Vaccine Manufacturers
In 2002, Gerberding became the first ever female Director for the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Whilst at the CDC, she single-handily overhauled the agency’s entire organizational structure, causing many of the CDC’s senior scientists and leaders to leave, whilst replacing them all with individuals who had ties to the vaccine industry.
During her time at the CDC, the FDA approved the humanpapilloma virus vaccination, Gardasil, manufactured by Merck. This is important because, in 2009, Gerberding resigned from her position at the CDC and then took over the position of President at Merck’s vaccine division.
In other words, after she had given the green light to potentially one of the most dangerous vaccinations in history, which, according to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) database, has injured a total of 53,383 individuals and killed a further 383, she takes over the presidency at Merck and appears to be cashing in on the popularity of the vaccine approved by the CDC under her watch.