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2020-04-06 1:15:54 PM  
Shame the world's about to move on
 
2020-04-06 5:15:00 PM  
While Goofus continues to be useless.
 
2020-04-06 5:55:10 PM  
Gilead donates their balm.
 
2020-04-06 5:55:41 PM  

Naido: Shame the world's about to move on


My bosses at the Dogan say we'll all be fine.
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2020-04-06 5:58:27 PM  

Jerkstorebestseller: Naido: Shame the world's about to move on

My bosses at the Dogan say we'll all be fine.
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Rereading the dark tower now.
 
2020-04-06 6:02:47 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Gilead donates their balm.


I'm gonna stick with my nepenthe.  Sweet, sweet nepenthe.
 
2020-04-06 6:04:05 PM  

entangl3d: Jerkstorebestseller: Naido: Shame the world's about to move on

My bosses at the Dogan say we'll all be fine.
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Rereading the dark tower now.


None of my coworkers have noticed my patch yet. I don't think I work with many fans of the Dark Tower. :(
 
2020-04-06 6:08:58 PM  
Blessed be the fruit.
 
2020-04-06 6:22:05 PM  
That's quite a tale...
 
2020-04-06 6:23:44 PM  

Jerkstorebestseller: None of my coworkers have noticed my patch yet. I don't think I work with many fans of the Dark Tower. :(


Really doesn't surprise me. I hear complaining from friends and family all the time about nothing to do right now. I'll offer them some books and they look at me like I am crazy.
 
2020-04-06 6:23:53 PM  
Lately, I feel like a handmaid from Gilead. The only time I'm allowed to leave my house is when I get groceries, I have to wear a special outfit to do so, and I'm not allowed to talk to anyone.
 
2020-04-06 6:24:33 PM  

akya: Lately, I feel like a handmaid from Gilead. The only time I'm allowed to leave my house is when I get groceries, I have to wear a special outfit to do so, and I'm not allowed to talk to anyone.


also I find myself saying things like "blessed be, they have abundant toilet paper today".
 
2020-04-06 6:25:28 PM  

entangl3d: Jerkstorebestseller: Naido: Shame the world's about to move on

My bosses at the Dogan say we'll all be fine.
[Fark user image 425x566]

Rereading the dark tower now.


I really just came her to say: "The man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed".
 
2020-04-06 6:27:48 PM  

akya: akya: Lately, I feel like a handmaid from Gilead. The only time I'm allowed to leave my house is when I get groceries, I have to wear a special outfit to do so, and I'm not allowed to talk to anyone.

also I find myself saying things like "blessed be, they have abundant toilet paper today".


Which we receive with great joy.
 
2020-04-06 6:28:56 PM  
Is it just me or does "Remdesivir" sound like someone you'd see at a Ren Fest?
 
2020-04-06 6:32:18 PM  
Take a look at what Gilead charges for their Hep C drugs before saying anything about their generosity or good corporate citizenship.

Hint: it's $900 a pill.
 
2020-04-06 6:41:02 PM  

Jerkstorebestseller: Naido: Shame the world's about to move on

My bosses at the Dogan say we'll all be fine.
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That's outstanding, well done
 
2020-04-06 7:13:05 PM  
ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.
 
2020-04-06 7:31:29 PM  

bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.


I'd say thats the most likely scenario.
 
2020-04-06 7:41:05 PM  

bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.


The latter seems more likely. They can pad the 'at cost' and become a stockpile drug. It's really good to be able to do that. Releasing current stock is super cheap. The padding is where they cover cost for overhead and relieve other programs and lines.
 
2020-04-06 7:44:30 PM  

Miss_Dorothy_Kilgallen: nepenthe


great. You just summoned a lesser old one.

/the puff on this is gonna be huge
 
2020-04-06 7:46:14 PM  

bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.


Side effects include:

-coughing
-fever
-runny nose
-sore throat
-upset stomach
-diarrhea
-itching
-rash
-pancreatitis
-development of a lump in your neck
-sudden death

/talk to your doctor today to find out whether Remdesivir is right for you
 
2020-04-06 8:02:19 PM  

entangl3d: Jerkstorebestseller: None of my coworkers have noticed my patch yet. I don't think I work with many fans of the Dark Tower. :(

Really doesn't surprise me. I hear complaining from friends and family all the time about nothing to do right now. I'll offer them some books and they look at me like I am crazy.


That's depressing.
 
2020-04-06 8:46:45 PM  

Nick Nostril: Is it just me or does "Remdesivir" sound like someone you'd see at a Ren Fest?


These are the exact kind of comments that keep me reading thru fark.

/outstanding
 
2020-04-06 8:49:30 PM  
They haven't forgotten the face of their father
 
2020-04-06 9:02:43 PM  

bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.


Aren't drugs to be tested for the placebo effect? Like, that's literally one of the tests: have one group administered placebo, one group administered the drug, and see if group 2 gets a boost over group 1 when faced with the condition the drug is meant to treat or cure?
 
2020-04-06 9:06:07 PM  

phedex: bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.

I'd say thats the most likely scenario.


I've got an alternate one, but the sources are sketchy and I haven't found anything reliable.

Remdesivir is relatively new and was used to treat Ebola. It's another antiviral that seems to have some effect on this virus too.  The company had a deal to make it with China but...
China has gone strange of late, and it sounds like they're making the drug in massive quantities and out of license. They're not paying for it, but they are selling it.  At this pace they'll be selling it everywhere, probably for cheap just to undercut any foreign drugs makers that found new footing with the new anti-communist sentiments caused by covid-19.

Fifteen million doses sounds like a lot, but you've got to chug these drugs for weeks and they don't kill the virus. Most of them just inhibit it from taking over cells, so they're more profilactics (I can't spell that word and auto-correct is doing fark all to help) than outright cures.
So you've got a few billion victims and a lot of money to be made, but you've got an FDA ready to turn a blind eye on regulating a cure and a customer who's become your competitor. What do you do to keep from getting undercut or, worse, losing the rights to your own product?

Give a free trial to the doctors and hope for glowing reviews of your name brand product.
It's a way of saying "remember, you get the good shiat from us!".
 
2020-04-06 9:45:17 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Take a look at what Gilead charges for their Hep C drugs before saying anything about their generosity or good corporate citizenship.

Hint: it's $900 a pill.


Is this the one that cures it?

'Cause even at that price it's a hell of a deal vs liver transplant surgery and then taking immunosuppressants for the rest of your life.
 
2020-04-06 10:23:00 PM  

The Googles Do Nothing: Gilead donates their balm.


Came for this. Leaving happy.

"Heeere is a baaaalm, from Gileaaad"
 
2020-04-06 10:30:16 PM  

WalkingSedgwick: Take a look at what Gilead charges for their Hep C drugs before saying anything about their generosity or good corporate citizenship.

Hint: it's $900 a pill.


What does it cost outside the USA?
 
2020-04-06 10:40:41 PM  

Marine1: bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.

Aren't drugs to be tested for the placebo effect? Like, that's literally one of the tests: have one group administered placebo, one group administered the drug, and see if group 2 gets a boost over group 1 when faced with the condition the drug is meant to treat or cure?


Yes. That said every person they give it to via a hospital also produces supplemental data they can massage to help get approval.
 
2020-04-06 10:44:44 PM  

Kit Fister: bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.

Side effects include:

-coughing
-fever
-runny nose
-sore throat
-upset stomach
-diarrhea
-itching
-rash
-pancreatitis
-development of a lump in your neck
-sudden death

/talk to your doctor today to find out whether Remdesivir is right for you


Yet still safer then the shait Trump is pushing

/also where did you find those side effects, all I could find was nausea, vomiting and increased liver enzymes.
 
2020-04-06 11:05:06 PM  

Ldrtchbrd: akya: akya: Lately, I feel like a handmaid from Gilead. The only time I'm allowed to leave my house is when I get groceries, I have to wear a special outfit to do so, and I'm not allowed to talk to anyone.

also I find myself saying things like "blessed be, they have abundant toilet paper today".

Which we receive with great joy.


Under his eye.
 
2020-04-06 11:06:51 PM  

Nick Nostril: Is it just me or does "Remdesivir" sound like someone you'd see at a Ren Fest?


Or one of the felines from "Cats."
 
2020-04-07 1:39:56 AM  

Marine1: bluewave69: ok il put my tin hat on here for a sec.

but if Gilead his giving drugs for free it's probably because that drug had no chance in hell of ever being certified for anything and the only chance they have of recouping development cost is if ppl start to believe in it doing "something" "anything" so that they could still push it tru and get it prescribe and hope the placebo effect gets lucky rolls in their favor.

but then again maybe they can write it off for taxes and it actually does something.

Aren't drugs to be tested for the placebo effect? Like, that's literally one of the tests: have one group administered placebo, one group administered the drug, and see if group 2 gets a boost over group 1 when faced with the condition the drug is meant to treat or cure?


None of these drugs being rushed out are going through proper trials. None are being double blinded with placebo. It's kindof a shiat show of data to be honest.
 
2020-04-07 6:01:01 AM  
Where's the outrage from the nutters on the left frothing at the mouth and screaming, "but there's no proof it works!!!!"?
 
2020-04-07 6:09:45 AM  

Nick Nostril: Is it just me or does "Remdesivir" sound like someone you'd see at a Ren Fest?


Sir Remdesivir the Cougher, Washer of Dirty Hands, Slayer of Corona?
 
2020-04-07 9:28:35 AM  

dennysgod: /also where did you find those side effects, all I could find was nausea, vomiting and increased liver enzymes.


I kinda mixed together the obvious ones with actual side effects for some drug being advertised on TV while I was writing the post for god knows what else. Nothing I could come up with was nearly as scary as that drug's side effects.

It was not meant to be accurate, either, just humorous.
 
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