https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bayer#IG_Farben IG Farben isn't even the full extent of their crimes, they withheld knowledge of an anti-parasitic drug that could've benefited African citizens for financial reasons. I trust academic research infinitely more than the Corporate sector.
I do think the government enacts public health programs to combat obesity, https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3916087/ in the same vein that they did for Tobacco use. Young people are far less likely to die from COVID, yes, and the ignorant elderly that refuse to protect themselves compromise some of the deaths, yes. However, it may be that COVID causes lasting damage to the lungs, https://newsroom.osfhealthcare.org/c...m-lung-damage/ and more alarmingly by far, https://health.clevelandclinic.org/y...e-dysfunction/ erectile dysfunction!
As stated, most of this research is preliminary, but I wouldn't want to risk not being able to get it up because of some anti-masker, in the same way a smoker giving me lung cancer would not be appreciated. At least the obese only tax me indirectly, by incurring medical costs (which doesn't make it harmless of course).
Edit: I've heard about the Trovan incident, wildly unethical profit-seeking behavior, par for the course for these global corporations.