Saturday, April 18, 2020

Pandemic Pipeline

Interesting article at Nature....

No surprise...  the "out of money!" morons at work here too:

In addition, John Rex argues that, since 2003, the ‘Tamiflu incident’ in the late 2000s set back efforts to construct the non-market mechanisms that might have helped address infectious disease outbreaks. 
Fearing an overwhelming outbreak of avian influenza, health authorities in the United States, France, Germany, the United Kingdom and elsewhere stockpiled Basel, Switzerland-based Hoffmann-La Roche’s approved antiviral Tamiflu (oseltamivir). 
But when the pandemic failed to materialize and governments were left with warehouses full of unused antivirals, “there was a lot of hand-wringing,” says Rex. “Officials felt cheated, ‘ripped off’ by pharma rather than being happy the pandemic didn’t occur.” 
Rex believes that governments should regard effective antivirals and vaccines not as a burdensome drain on limited resources, but rather much as householders regard insurance policies and fire extinguishers: as products we buy hoping never to have to use.

These people are THE MOST dangerous human beings on planet earth... THE MOST... we have to get rid of these f-ing people...

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