It doesn’t mean making a profit. It means taking advantage of someone’s urgent needs to steal all their monies.
You know, like Health Insurance Companies, Big Pharma, and the Mega-Medicals do as a Business Model.
In War time (Is the War on Drugs a real War? What about the War on Poverty?) Profiteers are frequently summarily executed, happens in China all the time War or not.
Profiteer? Of course they did.
Something to think about reviewing the Corona Stimulus.