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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 05:16 AM

Choking off supply of Covid-19 drug to the rest of the world. Sounds like Wanker in Chief. But why?

Remdesivir is a drug that has been shown in studies to help the recovery of those who are most unwell on ventilators. It is produced in California by Gilead (the irony!). And, so as that horror in the WH buys all of it and ensures he chokes off supply of remdesivir to the rest of the world one has to ask why? Firstly, I suppose just because he can. An American Company and an American Product if he wants to ensure they only sell their product to him then he has the power to do so. But why? Why would they need the entire global production of this tablet? The Administration is touting this as a great deal, which BTW is also a massive fuck you to America’s allies who require access to this medication, but that is not the point really. One has to ask what the data is saying about current Covid-19 spread in the US. Why would the federal government spend $$$$, on over ½ a million doses of a drug, for a two month supply, that is only effective if you are at the point that your survival is at best 50/50 from the virus, unless something very grisly indeed is being predicted?

One final thought, as the virus rages through the red wall states, it is good for them that the admin have brought this drug - after all the utter flouting of common sense precautions will have exposed these populations to higher virus saturation, which could lead to more people being sicker for longer and a higher mortality rate... and they should be able to access this drug if their governor kissed the great orange arse sufficiently and Florida and Texas, as examples, excel at this. Just going to throw it out there that California, as it predicts a second wave, will not see one single solitary pill…

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Arkansas Granny Jul 2020 #1
secondwind Jul 2020 #2
Karma13612 Jul 2020 #3

Response to Soph0571 (Original post)

Wed Jul 1, 2020, 05:53 AM

1. It was reported that he bought enormous amounts of hydroxycloriquine as well.

He probably thinks it's a smart business plan:
buy it all up and sell at a profit. Greed? Selfishness? Spite? They all fit his personality.

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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 06:04 AM

2. The Trump Crime Family want to CASH IN.


They “buy” for the citizens, but SELL to the highest bidder.

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Wed Jul 1, 2020, 07:09 AM

3. This could be silly reasoning on my part but

What if in his demented reasoning, Trump thinks that by holding all the stock of the drug, he will cure all the cases in the US to flatten our curve, and the rest of the world looks bad because they spike.

Trump: Look at the US folks, we are the greatest. We won! No more COVID. Now vote for me for 4 more years of winning!

Just a thought. After all, he doesn’t care about most other countries at all. And if he can do anything to make himself look good at their expense, he will.

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