Profits Going Viral
Capital’s driven to make capital,
It must pursue profit unerringly;
Whatever the need, nothing’s for free
As profit views need as a very poor pal
Unless there’s a balance to settle the bill.
Then comes a pandemic, when society
Takes preference over economy:
There’s no profit if the workforce is ill.
Big pharma has to take a deep, deep breath,
Produce a vaccine before all is lost
And allow it to be given at cost,
Or the bottom line’s not-for-profit death.
But time will come for accumulation,
With year on year of virus mutation.