Velvet Glove, Iron Fist: Vital Strategies, another Bloomberg puppet


It’s hard to keep up with Mike Bloomberg’s web of front groups.

The mothership is Bloomberg Philanthropies which funnels money down to the likes of STOP (which funds Anna Gilmore’s crew at Bath University) from which cash drips down to groups like the Investigative Desk

Then there is the Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids which was originally funded by the USA’s Master Settlement Agreement but now get millions from Mini-Mike. And there is his funding of the WHO’s MPOWER programme and the WHO in general, with Bloomberg Philanthropies explicitly funding a WHO report on vaping. All these organisations now take a hard anti-vaping line.

One of the main Bloomberg mouthpieces is Vital Strategies. I had always assumed that Bloomberg created this organisation from scratch, but reading this thread made me realise it used to be a legitimate public health group. Bloomberg pumped his cash into it with the usual result that it became a vocal opponent of harm reduction.

Read full article here.

Christopher Snowdon – Velvet Glove, Iron Fist – 2022-02-28.

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