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Wed May 6, 2020, 10:06 PM

The federal government is now fucking up the distribution of remdesivir...because of course they are

Doctors lambaste federal process for distributing Covid-19 drug remdesivir
WED, MAY 6 20207:54 PM EDT
Eric Boodman, Casey Ross


Hospitals and physicians around the country are sharply criticizing the federal government for the uneven and opaque way it is distributing its supply of the Covid-19 drug remdesivir.

The experimental drug received an emergency use authorization from the Food and Drug Administration last week, after preliminary data from a clinical trial showed that it reduced how long it took hospitalized Covid-19 patients to recover.

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About two dozen hospitals are believed to have been chosen to receive the drug so far, but clinicians told STAT it is unclear why some medical centers were chosen to receive coveted doses while others weren’t — and who is making those decisions in the first place.

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Earlier instances of unapproved drugs being authorized for emergency use have been very different, said Michael Ison, an infectious disease physician at Northwestern Medicine. During the H1N1 flu outbreak in 2009, he explained, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention created a website as soon as the FDA authotized emergency use for peramivir, so that hospitals could apply for the medicine.

Not so for remdesivir. “Currently there is no way anywhere I’ve seen to figure out how this is being distributed or how they’re making decisions about this,” Ison said.

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https://www.cnbc.com/2020/05/06/doctors-lambaste-federal-process-for-distributing-covid-19-drug-remdesivir.html

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SouthernCal_Dem May 2020 OP
underpants May 2020 #1
Laelth May 2020 #2
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struggle4progress May 2020 #8
uponit7771 May 2020 #9
crickets May 2020 #3
MerryBlooms May 2020 #5
JI7 May 2020 #10
crickets May 2020 #11
MerryBlooms May 2020 #4
secondwind May 2020 #6
applegrove May 2020 #7

Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:08 PM

1. Jared and his whiz kids probably developed a new model

because they know more than everybody else

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:24 PM

2. Trump has been very clear on this.

If you support him, kiss his orange ass, and make him look good, you can get Federal assistance. If you don’t, tough luck. Your people can die as far as he’s concerned.

-Laelth

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Thu May 7, 2020, 01:00 AM

8. +

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Response to Laelth (Reply #2)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:00 AM

9. +1

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:27 PM

3. Just like the PPEs. And nobody is going to do a thing about it.

Adam Schiff, where are you and your investigators?

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Response to crickets (Reply #3)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:38 PM

5. No one's doing anything about the pirating or any other

shady dealing. We have governors hiding PPE in undisclosed locations with national guard guarding, but that seems to be the only real action taking place to get supplies to where they need to go. Keep hearing testing is the answer, but they never say what they're doing about it physically to make sure it gets to where it's supposed to be. I'm so sick of the bullshit pat answers and no real action, no oversight, no goddamn backing up governors or mayors. It's like we're caught in a whirlpool of rhetoric, smiles and promises, while tens of thousands lose their lives.

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Response to crickets (Reply #3)

Thu May 7, 2020, 05:11 AM

10. the problem is not Democrats. the problem is Republicans who protect him

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Response to JI7 (Reply #10)

Thu May 7, 2020, 11:59 AM

11. Oh, I'm not blaming Democrats.

It's just that Adam Schiff announced investigations and right about yesterday would be a great time for them to bear fruit. He's been very quiet and it would be nice to hear a little *boom* or two coming from his corner. Due to the nature of investigations, it isn't unusual to hear nothing for long stretches, so I know it's a question of timing and patience. Sometimes patience wears a little thin because of how serious the situation is. Not much anybody can do about that.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:31 PM

4. I heard someone say today there's a

second amendment solution to trump... I just kept walking.

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Wed May 6, 2020, 10:47 PM

6. GileadJared KushnerRemdesivir

FOLLOW THE MONEY

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Response to SouthernCal_Dem (Original post)

Thu May 7, 2020, 12:26 AM

7. The drug company that owns it said they would let many other companies

produce it. So that is good.

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