Skip to content
 
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Science Magazine)   Biden proposes a science new deal as opposed to the "bring back the middle ages" deal that Trump kept trying   (sciencemag.org) divider line
    More: Cool, Barack Obama, Health care, President-elect Joe Biden today, Vaccine, Vaccination, health care, American Rescue Plan, new community health workers  
•       •       •

592 clicks; posted to STEM » on 18 Jan 2021 at 12:35 PM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



12 Comments     (+0 »)
 
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest
 
2021-01-18 9:53:10 AM  
Is he one of those round earthers?
 
2021-01-18 10:42:35 AM  
Would it be possible to pass a pandemic response plan in a way that it can only to edited or undone during an active pandemic?

Because wouldn't it be nice if we have a default pandemic mode to fall back on when this inevitably happens again? And wouldn't it make sense to "lock it up" in a way that some jackass president can't strip the program "because we aren't using it"?
 
2021-01-18 12:46:29 PM  
imagine if  , say, for the last 30 years, 50% of the defense budget had instead been spent at NIH, NSF, DOE, etc.

I'm not saying it would be perfection every where, but we'd have quite a few more advances and improvements in many areas by now.  Energy, quantum computing, antivirals, cancer therapies, affordable 'beetus meds, you name it.
 
2021-01-18 12:54:44 PM  
I've been reassured, no less than 40 times, that a miracle will end this thing any day now. Once it does, you libs will point to science and claim credit that rightfully belongs to God's Republicans.
 
2021-01-18 1:08:44 PM  
Biden proposes a science new deal as opposed to the "bring back the middle ages" deal that Trump kept trying

M.A.M.A.A.?
 
2021-01-18 1:21:19 PM  
"President-elect Joe Biden today provided more details on how his administration will address what he called the "dismal failure" of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout..."

Most vaccines require five to ten years to develop, much less to roll out. Under that Luddite Trump we did it in less than a year. TFA even directly credits "Operation Warp Speed." But if you want "dismal failure" read up on how the Obama/Biden administration handled the H1N1 and Zika pandemics.
 
2021-01-18 2:39:22 PM  

southernmanblog: "President-elect Joe Biden today provided more details on how his administration will address what he called the "dismal failure" of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout..."

Most vaccines require five to ten years to develop, much less to roll out. Under that Luddite Trump we did it in less than a year. TFA even directly credits "Operation Warp Speed." But if you want "dismal failure" read up on how the Obama/Biden administration handled the H1N1 and Zika pandemics.


Oh god, you're one of them.

The vaccine was developed in record time, and Operation Warp Speed had nothing to do with the development of the first one that came out.  They did help with the second, but a private firm that didn't accept any money or assistance from OWS beat them, and only one firm funded by OWS has a vaccine being distributed right now.

What Biden is complaining about isn't about development, it's about distribution (rollout).  Which has been TERRIBLE.  The feds didn't put a model together to show the states how best to do it.  They waited until the last second to tell the states "oh, it's your problem".  The states then pushed to the counties, which have been stripped of so much funding, they didn't have the resources to actually deliver in most cases.  Then they lied about their dosing stockpiles and delivery schedules.

H1N1 was a non-issue, comparatively.  In the entire outbreak season, it killed as many Americans as Covid kills in 18 hours right now.  And the Feds STILL did more to combat it than the they did in the first months of Covid.
 
2021-01-18 3:50:53 PM  
Haven't most of us being preaching the importance of a greatly expanded DHHS for years?
Vast numbers of Americans have supported increased investment into NASA for decades?
Investment in refining and perfecting geothermal, solar, sun, and wave energy has commonly been recognized as the future since the 1970s.

It's like Biden is listening to what ordinary people actually want in this country. I thank the living God and tens of thousands of voters. I pray Biden stays on this path and I will write my representatives accordingly.
 
2021-01-18 4:24:06 PM  

Bruscar: Haven't most of us being preaching the importance of a greatly expanded DHHS for years?
Vast numbers of Americans have supported increased investment into NASA for decades?
Investment in refining and perfecting geothermal, solar, sun, and wave energy has commonly been recognized as the future since the 1970s.

It's like Biden is listening to what ordinary people actually want in this country. I thank the living God and tens of thousands of voters. I pray Biden stays on this path and I will write my representatives accordingly.


Perhaps I misunderstood the news broadcast (I get all my news secondhand on YouTube), but does Biden's pick for Secretary of Energy lack any technical background whatsoever?  I mean, still better than a Texan who wants to abolish the department, but I had hoped to see a nerd in that position again.
 
2021-01-18 7:50:32 PM  

southernmanblog: "President-elect Joe Biden today provided more details on how his administration will address what he called the "dismal failure" of the COVID-19 vaccine rollout..."

Most vaccines require five to ten years to develop, much less to roll out. Under that Luddite Trump we did it in less than a year. TFA even directly credits "Operation Warp Speed." But if you want "dismal failure" read up on how the Obama/Biden administration handled the H1N1 and Zika pandemics.


Develop != rollout you muppet.

The vaccines, the principal one of which the Trump administration had nothing to do with developing at all other than promising to buy a lot of it (along with all other western countries who made the same pre-purchase commitments), have been coming out of production facilities in vast quantities. The delivery of those vaccines has been an utter shiat-show. a TINY proportion of promised delivery has happened. Where did it go? Why have 'hundreds of millions of people', as promised, not been vaccinated? You think it has been so farking great go see the families of the thousands who dies THIS WEEK.

Pathetic apologist coont.
 
2021-01-19 11:06:51 AM  
How about a 10% tax on Fortune 500 profits that go directly to basic research projects?

One of the good things about Ma Bell being a monopoly was that they could charge everyone an extra nickel a month, then throw all that money at the folks working at Bell Labs.  Yeah, much of the research was geared to improving the phone system (which ain't a bad thing), but there's no telling how far a new tech can spread.  Transistors and the discovery of Cosmic Microwave Background radiation were both Bell Lab projects.

Yes, I know about DARPA, but maybe let's focus less on weapons, 'mkay?
 
2021-01-19 11:17:15 AM  
I'm not completely up to date on vaccine development and production but I thought I read that one of the reasons things moved so fast was because of all the work done during the SARS outbreak in 2003. They didn't end up creating a vaccine because the pandemic didn't pan out (see what I did there). However, the research started back then, and since then, gave a huge leap forward. They weren't starting from scratch with COVID-19.

Anyone more knowledgeable able to confirm/deny?
 
Displayed 12 of 12 comments

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

This thread is closed to new comments.

Continue Farking





On Twitter



  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.