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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 01:44 AM
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Venture capital firm set to reap rewards on swine flu
http://uk.reuters.com/article/governmentFilingsNews/idU...

Venture capital firm set to reap rewards on swine flu
Fri Apr 24, 2009 11:11pm


LOS ANGELES, April 24 (Reuters) - The swine flu outbreak is likely to benefit one of the most prolific and successful venture capital firms in the United States: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Thomson Reuters Private Equity Week reported on Friday.

Shares of the two public companies in the firm's portfolio of eight Pandemic and Bio Defense companies -- BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX.O) and Novavax (NVAX.O) -- jumped Friday on news that the swine flu killed a reported 60 people in Mexico and has infected people in the United States.

The World Health Organization said the virus appears to be susceptible to Roche's (ROG.VX) flu drug Tamiflu, also known as oseltamivir, but not to older flu drugs such as amantadine.

Shares of Swiss drugmaker Roche Holding AG closed up 3.48 percent after falling sharply earlier in the week on a cancer drug disappointment, while shares of U.S. biotechnology company Gilead Sciences Inc (GILD.O), which gets royalties from Roche on Tamiflu sales, slipped 10 cents to $45.80 on Friday.

But BioCryst, a maker of drugs that block key enzymes in viral diseases, jumped more than 26 percent on Friday to $2.21 per share. Viral vaccine maker Novavax rose more than 75 percent to $1.42 per share.

BioCryst CEO John Stonehouse said his company does not anticipate the use of its technology in treating this episode of swine flu.

"We're in clinical trials right now and not on the market," Stonehouse said.
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aquart Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 02:45 AM
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1. I don't mind someone getting rich from something that works.
It's getting rich on crap that doesn't that pisses me off.
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 02:48 AM
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2. It pisses me off when a problem is created so they can make money off it
I am not saying this is, anthrax that's another story
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 02:54 AM
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3. Makes me think of the Government flu
By the dead Kennedy's..

Anyway they closed schools and some other public places Friday in Mexico
http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20090424/ap_on_he_me/med_swi...
and kids in new york are sick with'flu like symptoms'
http://wcbstv.com/health/swine.flu.nyc.2.994071.html

And the 8 us cases of swine flu had no contact with pigs...
And of course illegal immigrants being caught,caught by police when employers hire them, some rounded up,sent to Mexico and they come back again..And the drug war in Mexico spilling over into the US..
And don't forget the missing vials of viruses or whatever went missing from Ft.Detrich..,and the fact Galveston Texas had a biological lab like Ft.Detrich that was considered a hazard after Hurricaine Ike.
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/29/us/29lab.html?_r=1&pa...
Funny some of those swine flu infections were in Texas..
http://www.alertnet.org/thenews/newsdesk/N24524032.htm
http://www.calgaryherald.com/Health/Canada+alert+after+...

Remember the story about scientist exhuming a plague victim's body to get samples of the 1812 flu?
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/health/6271833.stm
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seemslikeadream Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 02:59 AM
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4. Remember the story about scientist exhuming a plague victim's body to get samples of the 1812 flu?
:wow:
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undergroundpanther Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Apr-25-09 03:37 AM
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5. The US is the only country that has USED nukes,
Edited on Sat Apr-25-09 03:45 AM by undergroundpanther
But demands other countries NOT have them too? And yes the US has used bioweapons on US soil before. Smallpox infested blankets were given to the tribes to kill them so tribal land could be stolen.But there are more examples.The US has even sought to make racially specific bioweapons.
http://archives.dailyuw.com/1999/012799/F3.SciTechBri.h...

http://convention3.allacademic.com/meta/p_mla_apa_resea...

I remember the 1980 and 2000 census,On the 2000 census the questions on that census were very specific concerning who had what Hispanic origins and if one had indoor plumbing , the numbers of rooms in a household etc.I found that strange and so did my mom.
http://www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/race/racef...
Just Sayin'
And you know about the asshole scientist in Texas who thinks to save the planet 90% of us need to die off..
Funny how the census revealed this!!
http://www.infoplease.com/spot/hhmcensus1.html

And don't forget the immigrant issues...

And that the concept of Eugenics and race purity was originated over HERE,Hitler admired the war on the weak American rich whites were doing over here.Prescott Bush and all.
http://www.waragainsttheweak.com /

And fist there is a warning to avoid Mexico on Spring Break,Due to the drug war violence.I thought with unemployment so high who could afford a trip to Mexico for spring break?The wealthier people's kids.Then there is Obama's trip to Mexico. Then this outbreak.Obama is watching the situation closely..

And you got Lab fuckups..
http://robincutson.com/BIODEFENSE.html

Put it all together it looks sickening and dangerously stupid and evil dosen't it? After all evil is banal.
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