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Sun Apr 12, 2020, 06:50 PM

How the Hunt for a Coronavirus Vaccine Could Go Horribly Wrong

Scientists are racing to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus, and anti-vaxxers are waiting in the wings.

COVID-19, the disease caused by the virus, is killing hundreds of Americans every day. So it was reason for optimism on Monday when Inovio Pharmaceuticals became the second U.S company to move a vaccine candidate into clinical trials, following Moderna, a biotech company which started clinical trials in mid-March.

"Getting [Moderna’s candidate] into phase one in a matter of months is the quickest that anyone has ever done literally in the history of vaccinology,” Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testified before Congress last month.

Naturally, the global movement of vaccine opponents and skeptics—who organize under banners of “choice” and “informed consent”—reacted differently. In recent weeks, they’ve been raising the alarm over expedited development. Larry Cook, one of the top anti-vaccine activists on Facebook, has called COVID-19 a “plandemic” that governments are using to “usher in mandatory testing, tracking, and vaccination.” #ResistThePlan, he’s urged his followers.

Activists like Cook have amassed considerable political power over the last several decades, and scientists say their propaganda is a major reason the U.S. has seen a recent resurgence of measles. In 2019, the World Health Organization ranked “vaccine hesitancy” as one of the top 10 global health threats, and earlier this year Gallup found 84 percent of Americans said it was important for parents to vaccinate their children, down from 94 percent in 2001.
https://www.thedailybeast.com/coronavirus-vaccine-hunt-could-go-horribly-wrong


We need to tell these assholes to go shove it. This is serious business and we can't have them fucking things up.

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Initech Apr 2020 OP
brewens Apr 2020 #1
jberryhill Apr 2020 #2
PSPS Apr 2020 #3
Aristus Apr 2020 #4
Initech Apr 2020 #5
UTUSN Apr 2020 #6
demtenjeep Apr 2020 #7
Lock him up. Apr 2020 #8
PoindexterOglethorpe Apr 2020 #9

Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 06:55 PM

1. One thing about expiditing vaccine research and production. Any president would do that.

Of course any other president would have had an earlier start as well. I'd give Hillary, Jeb or whoever else it may have been that much credit.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 07:18 PM

2. Robert F. Kennedy Jr. is one of the leading anti-vax assholes

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/health/2019/11/15/majority-anti-vaccine-ads-facebook-were-funded-by-two-groups/

November 15, 2019 at 7:00 a.m. EST

The majority of Facebook advertisements spreading misinformation about vaccines were funded by two anti-vaccine groups, including one led by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., according to a study published this week.

The World Mercury Project, headed by Kennedy, and a California-based organization called Stop Mandatory Vaccination bought 54 percent of the anti-vaccine ads on Facebook, the study found.

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Response to jberryhill (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 07:51 PM

3. And they don't pay for their Facebook ads with botcoin or rubles!11!!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 07:57 PM

4. God, I hate anti-vaxxers with the heat of a thousand white-hot suns...

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Response to Aristus (Reply #4)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 08:10 PM

5. Same!!!

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 08:22 PM

6. K&R

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 08:28 PM

7. I think it is all fucking done

there is no home

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 08:35 PM

8. The first pharma corp to come up with a functional (following scientific protocols)

in huge quantities is going to make a ton of profits from governments worldwide.

I'm sure they're working around the clock 24/7 with rotating shifts.

As for the AVs, let these idiots deal with it.

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Response to Initech (Original post)

Sun Apr 12, 2020, 09:34 PM

9. Ahhh, remember the success of the swine flu vaccine in 1976?

Yeah, right.

While a vaccine is desperately needed, there's a huge down side to rushing one into production and use when it has not yet been fully tested.

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