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#1 cashfl0w

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 04:54 AM

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I think this is kind of interesting and want to know what everybody else thinks. 

 

I saw the director of the NIH (U.S. National Institute of Health) doing an interview and he expounded slightly. Apparently there's a "private company" that has been doing Ebola research and they had previously developed antibodies from primates. The antibodies, however, are copyrighted.

 

Copyrighting in medicine tends to stand in the way of research. There are certain charities that have virtually unlimited funding to research cancer (for instance). The issue is that those charities reach a point where they need to use a certain gene and that particular gene is copyrighted. That means the only way they can do any research on said gene is with the permission of the copyrighter. At that point, they get denied and that's the end of that. If they continue with the research, they'll end up in court and paying out the nose.

 

In my opinion, it's always appeared that curing diseases is less profitable than treating them. Isn't it interesting that a "magic serum" arises when an American doctor needs to come back from a place with the worst epidemic of Ebola in modern history? People are writhing in pain on the floors of hospitals with blood oozing out of their orifices literally dying... and he hops out of an ambulance and walks into the hospital. I promise that you will hear his quite healthy voice before this is all said and done.

 

Reminds me of my friend who has an illness that is terminal in nearly every other human on Earth, but for some reason, he's going to live to be 135 years old...

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:10 AM

I think this is a really crappy side effect of a capitalist society that is not bounded by a strong social or moral framework.  There is no money or incentives for Pharmaceutical companies to find a cure that kills mainly impoverished Africans.

 

If it becomes a significant problem for the West, money will be poured into it.  Ebola will not be a major killer in the west, imo.

 

Ebola is probably quite low down on a long long list of issues that could be sorted out by the rich countries in the west if there was money or votes in it for them.  It's a cryin' shame.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:12 AM

My favorite people on Earth are the geniuses they find on the streets that are worried about their own health. 

 

I want to reach through my screen and slap the piss out of them. They live in the same city as the Center for Disease Control! They have much worse already there!


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:26 AM

ha, exactly. People are blind...


 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 06:44 AM

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:04 AM

And the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.

 

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Posted 04 August 2014 - 07:06 AM

I would like to know OGAWMBI's opinion on this subject. Too bad he is bant.


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Posted 04 August 2014 - 08:50 AM

"Copyrighting in medicine tends to stand in the way of research. "

 

It facilitates research. Nobody is going to spend a billion dollars researching a drug/cure that they can't own. 

 

WTF world do you live in?



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Posted 04 August 2014 - 09:26 AM

The world where serious diseases are never cured. How about you, Mr. CagePotatoHead? Got something stupid to contribute?

 

I'm sorry that you just now discovered how the pharmaceutical industry works. There is more than one company per disease that could be working on a cure. Instead copyright laws prevent that from happening.


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 12:39 AM

Hate to play devils advocate here.

 

Do we need the serious disease though?


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Posted 05 August 2014 - 02:03 AM

Hate to play devils advocate here.

 

Do we need the serious disease though?

That's not devil's advocate. I completely agree that we don't need it.

 

The thing is: Why not try to get rid of the disease in the place that it festers as opposed to shipping it home?


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 07:19 AM

 

 

ebola syndrome movie, sick

 

basically a guy goes to africa, he rapes a dying african woman and contracts ebola however he is immune to the effects and only a carrier. Scenes of him jacking off into burger meat and infecting people. also using a pineapple on a hooker and being chased through hong kong whilst he tries to spit on police.

 

shows the dangerous of ebola haha


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:41 PM

What kind of **** are you watching, man?


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Posted 06 August 2014 - 08:58 PM

You need therapy PunchBag

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