Institutionalized corruption

Around the world, many people suspect that some leading politicians are bought off by powerful interest groups, such as Big Pharma. A recent report from Germany highlights the problem:

Pfizer is one of the sponsors of the party conference of SPD, which is one of the ruling parties in Germany. Norbert Häring writes on his blog about this form of institutionalized corruption (in German):

Together with Biontech, Pfizer is producing a vaccine whose unrestricted patent protection was rigorously defended by the SPD

Pfizer profits enormously from vaccination, which is compulsory for health workers in Germany and perhaps soon for the general population.