Legendary ‘Cheers’ Actor Says ‘Last People’ He Would Trust With His Health Is ‘Big Pharma and Big Government’

CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 22: Woody Harrelson attends the photocall for "Triangle Of Sadness" during the 75th annual Cannes film festival at Palais des Festivals on May 22, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Samir Hussein/WireImage)
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Legendary “Cheers” actor Woody Harrelson told Bill Maher the “last people” he would trust with his own health is “Big Pharma and Big Government” — and he explained why.

During the 61-year-old actor’s appearance on the “Club Random with Bill Maher” podcast Sunday, the TV actor and host discussed the response to the COVID-19 pandemic over the last two-plus years. The two agreed that trusting the pharmaceutical companies and government rather than a person’s own doctor is bizarre.  The host asked his guest would it be that crazy that the pharma industry wouldn’t say advocate for “more boosters than were necessary” for profit?

“Like most Americans would not normally trust the government with helping them,” Harrelson replied. “Like what does the government actually do to help you?”

“They help big corporations, industries, all the people that got…those people into Congress, or ultimately to become President,” he added. “Those people all got to get taken care of.”

Maher repeated that American’s “don’t trust the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). We have the polling on this.”

“Okay so here’s the CDC promoting that we have to do this all these things,” the actor shared. “I don’t like profiteering in war. Think of the billions of dollars that have gone to Big Pharma.”

“Back to my original point, the last people I would trust with my health is Big Pharma and Big Government because neither one of those strike me as caring entities,” the “Zombieland” star added. “They’re all about profit, they’re all about profit. It’s obscene the profit they’ve made.”


At one point, the HBO host pointed out the fact that there was never a proposal from the government or CDC to handle the pandemic “internally.”

“There was no even suggestion if we handle this internally by making our immune systems stronger,” Maher explained. “Not just with diet, but some basic things you can do… instead of locking yourself away.”

Harrelson agreed and noted things like Ivermectin and Hydroxychloroquine were considered “ridiculous.”

“There was only one thing that would work and that’s the vaccine,” Woody explained. “And so ultimately because of that, billions of dollars was made.”

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