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Advice and Resources for the Biotech Industry

Advice and Resources for the Biotech Industry

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Deadly Infectious Viruses Come From Many Places Besides China

While the challenge posed by the COVID-19 pandemic is bringing out the best in many of us, it’s brought out the worst in others. It should come as no surprise that the coronavirus pandemic has unleashed a wave of racism and xenophobia. You don’t have to look far to see derogatory comments and slurs directed at many people with an Asian heritage, whether they are Chinese or not. To paraphrase Paul Simon, “They’ve been slandered, libeled, they’ve heard words you never heard in the bible.”

We’ve Got Very Effective Disease Treatments. Too Bad They’re Not Being Used

“I want a new drug, one that does what it should, one that won’t make me feel too bad, one that won’t make me feel too good.” Huey Lewis and the News

Many people were desperately searching for a new drug in April of 1984 when “
I Want A New Drug” reached number one on the Billboard charts. In the midst of the AIDS epidemic, the world was looking for anything that could stop a rapidly spreading, poorly understood disease. It was a cruel diagnosis that, at the time, was tantamount to a death sentence. Drugs capable of successfully combating HIV were eventually discovered, but that hasn’t ended the AIDS crisis. Getting these powerful and expensive medicines in the hands of people who need them has turned out to be an equally daunting challenge.