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2020-03-09 5:34:42 AM  
So f*cking what, subby? A small group within Amazon is working to cure the common cold? Likeliness of pulling that off aside, wtf is wrong with that?
 
2020-03-09 6:18:55 AM  
I'd love to see their org chart after this revelation. Where the heck does "Biomedical research" fall under the Amazon umbrella?

I mean, it's not like actual dedicated biomedical research firms have been trying to solve the common cold for decades. Perhaps their money would be better served throwing it at one of those companies instead of doing it in house.
 
2020-03-09 6:36:16 AM  

MagicChicken: I'd love to see their org chart after this revelation. Where the heck does "Biomedical research" fall under the Amazon umbrella?

I mean, it's not like actual dedicated biomedical research firms have been trying to solve the common cold for decades. Perhaps their money would be better served throwing it at one of those companies instead of doing it in house.


Perhaps the research orgs are just money pits with no accountability?  That's why its years with no solution, just typical academia rhetoric?
 
2020-03-09 6:57:32 AM  

FarkQued: MagicChicken: I'd love to see their org chart after this revelation. Where the heck does "Biomedical research" fall under the Amazon umbrella?

I mean, it's not like actual dedicated biomedical research firms have been trying to solve the common cold for decades. Perhaps their money would be better served throwing it at one of those companies instead of doing it in house.

Perhaps the research orgs are just money pits with no accountability?  That's why its years with no solution, just typical academia rhetoric?


If you believe Amazon is more likely to develop a cure for the common cold than a biomedical research firm, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.
 
2020-03-09 7:19:05 AM  

FarkQued: MagicChicken: I'd love to see their org chart after this revelation. Where the heck does "Biomedical research" fall under the Amazon umbrella?

I mean, it's not like actual dedicated biomedical research firms have been trying to solve the common cold for decades. Perhaps their money would be better served throwing it at one of those companies instead of doing it in house.

Perhaps the research orgs are just money pits with no accountability?  That's why its years with no solution, just typical academia rhetoric?


I'm sure there's a bit of shenanigans out there (looking at you, Pink Ribbon Trademarkers), but Amazon isn't really known for its depth of biomedical engineering expertise. It doesn't seem to have a medical subsidiary either.
 
2020-03-09 7:22:52 AM  

MagicChicken: I'm sure there's a bit of shenanigans out there (looking at you, Pink Ribbon Trademarkers), but Amazon isn't really known for its depth of biomedical engineering expertise. It doesn't seem to have a medical subsidiary either.


It owns PillPack, that's close enough.
 
2020-03-09 7:33:54 AM  

veale728: If you believe Amazon is more likely to develop a cure for the common cold than a biomedical research firm, I have a bridge in Brooklyn to sell you.


I don't know, their 20-year-old space program seems to be pretty cutting edge.

/well maybe except for the "space" part
 
2020-03-09 7:48:30 AM  

veale728: So f*cking what, subby? A small group within Amazon is working to cure the common cold? Likeliness of pulling that off aside, wtf is wrong with that?


FUN FACT: The common cold is, in fact, a coronavirus. Not the same one as COVID-19, obviously -that one's more closely related to SARS- but in the same family. Amazon's research is staggeringly unlikely to just carry over straight across, but it could prove tangentially useful.

But what's wrong with this? Mostly that it's money not under government control, doing government-approved activities.
 
2020-03-09 9:06:24 AM  
Just for grins, I got some Corona yesterday.
Skunked. I don't think I'll ever buy the stuff again
Biogen.is  a bit more invested in medical stuff. Bunch of new cases in MA.
 
2020-03-09 9:19:40 AM  

Betep: Just for grins, I got some Corona yesterday.
Skunked. I don't think I'll ever buy the stuff again.


Homeopathic corona treatment, for medicinal purposes only.
 
2020-03-09 12:40:05 PM  

Millennium: FUN FACT: The common cold is, in fact, a coronavirus. Not the same one as COVID-19, obviously -that one's more closely related to SARS- but in the same family. Amazon's research is staggeringly unlikely to just carry over straight across, but it could prove tangentially useful.


The common cold is caused by over 200 different viruses. Most of them are rhinoviruses. A handful are coronaviruses.
 
2020-03-09 6:01:30 PM  

veale728: So f*cking what, subby? A small group within Amazon is working to cure the common cold? Likeliness of pulling that off aside, wtf is wrong with that?


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