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US buys up almost entire world supply of COVID-19 drug

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Remdesivir, which was developed to treat Ebola, is produced almost exclusively by US pharmaceutical giant Gilead Sciences - and it has been priced at $2,340 (£1,892) per patient in wealthier nations.

This means remdesivir will not be available for use on patients in the UK and Europe until October, Dr Andrew Hill, a senior visiting research fellow at Liverpool University, told Sky News.

He said: "This deal that's been struck by America means that people with COVID-19 in the UK can't get access to these treatments that would get them out of hospital quickly and might improve their chances of survival.

"So far, we know that for the next three months there will be no supplies of remdesivir - America will take the drugs and we won't have access to them. That's the case in the UK and Europe."

Source: https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-us-buys-up-almost-entire-world-supply-of-covid-19-drug-remdesivir-12018430

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Andreu

2k per patient.... :excuseu:

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SourCandy

So is there a cure/vaccine or not, I'm so confused lately :air:

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spamuelbtanner
1 minute ago, SourCandy said:

So is there a cure/vaccine or not, I'm so confused lately :air:

I think this just helps you recover and get you out of hospital quicker but it's not a vaccine. 

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KanyeWest

Will Americans be able to afford that drug without getting in debt?

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mauvais

Well, at least the rest of the developed world has dexamethasone, socialized healthcare and they've flattened the curve... 

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1 minute ago, mauvais said:

Well, at least the rest of the developed world has dexamethasone, socialized healthcare and they've flattened the curve... 

and (mostly) smart country leaders :ally:

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Helxig

WHY is the US all about money money money money?????

It's like they're just bred to believe that wealth is the ultimate goal in life. Crush anyone you have to to become wealthy. The sick, poor, your own friends and family. Doesn't matter who, just step on them to get to the top :saladga:

I'll be myself until they fūcking close the coffin.
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littlepotter

Is anyone surprised America is hoarding resources? 

click... you won't regret https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvz2DrqbjLo
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Chic
5 minutes ago, mauvais said:

Well, at least the rest of the developed world has dexamethasone, socialized healthcare and they've flattened the curve... 

Ah yes, rub more salt in the wound of Americans

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Helxig
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7 minutes ago, KanyeWest said:

Will Americans be able to afford that drug without getting in debt?

Considering over 44 million Americans have recently filed for unemployment, and the virus has only really just started in their country, and their president is opening everything back up again, no I would say not.

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pugsnotdrugs

disgusting. those responsible should be ashamed of themselves. 

that's gossip.
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mauvais
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12 minutes ago, Chic said:

Ah yes, rub more salt in the wound of Americans

Girl, it's not my fault you're going out for all-you-can-eat sushi during a global pandemic. 

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Daylight Jokers

That's just so...gross.  :wtf:

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