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(NPR)   Moderna founder is either a modern-day hero or villain, depending on your news bias   (npr.org) divider line
    More: Hero, RNA, Noubar Afeyan, DNA, Additional support, Messenger RNA, breathtaking pace, best known of Noubar, field of bio-tech  
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2021-10-18 10:59:18 PM  
(Or depending on whose vaccine you got.)

/TeamModerna
 
2021-10-19 1:27:05 AM  
why knot both
 
2021-10-19 1:27:27 AM  
Pfizer 4TW
 
2021-10-19 1:51:49 AM  
Gluten free crack rock, incense, and immunity boosting power crystals hanging from my rear view mirror FTW!
 
2021-10-19 2:02:42 AM  
I was hoping to find a Noubar to check out this week!
 
2021-10-19 2:33:28 AM  
If he's a villain, sign me up to be a henchman for the legion of doom.
 
2021-10-19 4:05:17 AM  
That's the story of most labs trying to make it big.
 
2021-10-19 4:12:40 AM  

erik-k: If he's a villain, sign me up to be a henchman for the legion of doom.


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Great henching benefits.
 
2021-10-19 4:15:34 AM  
I'll sign up, if super powers are offered...  I'm fairly flexible on what they Are, but also pretty strict on what Isn't gonna work for me...
 
2021-10-19 5:37:01 AM  
I thought it was Maderna????

/Bought my ticket to Hawaii
 
2021-10-19 6:02:40 AM  
I've worked for some of his companies.
I have many complaints on many fronts. However, that's part of the territory.
Without bothering to list his many flaws and examples of really bad judgement, he is a believer in innovation.
He's taken on many dreams of ways that science and technology might be able to make some breakthroughs that would make him a lot of money, and as importantly, do something incredibly important.

The making money angle was always there. And he's made lots of money. But he clearly wanted the money as much to pursue his entrepreneurship in trying to use science and technology to create breakthrough innovations. And you need money to do that. In his early years, he was at the mercy of venture capitalists to take huge portions of his companies and ideas to  allow him that first 5 years of trying to get things rolling. He hated it. So naturally he took a win and became a venture capitalist because that seemed a better position to be in to try to develop new technologies.

Some farkers will hate him passionately. At a personal level, I still don't really like him. But people like him are actually needed. At a very important level, he is  force of will that drives things forward. And sometimes it's a big deal. I think Moderna's vaccine is an example of that. The world is not a simple place.
 
2021-10-19 7:38:56 AM  
Afeyan sounds like a prescription drug name
 
2021-10-19 10:25:42 AM  

Pextor: I thought it was Maderna????

/Bought my ticket to Hawaii


Me, too (have relatives there)

As my wife said a few days ago, "It looks like, by accident, we ended up with the winning vaccine"

// also Moderna
 
2021-10-19 10:27:25 AM  

Be polite walk on the right: Pfizer 4TW

Vaccine

FTW...because any vax is better than no vax if it lowers the odds of dying of COVID...
 
2021-10-19 10:28:11 AM  
Flowery Twats:

Vaccine FTW...because any vax is better than no vax if it lowers the odds of dying of COVID...

FARK has a formatting bug...:-)
 
2021-10-19 10:39:50 AM  

Pextor: I thought it was Maderna????

/Bought my ticket to Hawaii


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2021-10-19 10:46:58 AM  
More like Captain Nemo.  And the world will shudder if they oppose his quest for . . . something.  I never read the book.  Was he obsessed with whales, or did he have an island full of treasure?
 
2021-10-19 11:16:04 AM  

Flowery Twats: As my wife said a few days ago, "It looks like, by accident, we ended up with the winning vaccine"


Pretty much, yeah.

By the time my wife and I became eligible, my parents and MIL had all been vaccinated, all Pfizer.  They seemed to be doing well, so my wife wanted Pfizer too.  I wanted Moderna.  But we had to hunt for scarce appointments and the hospitals generally weren't saying what shots they were giving out - it was whatever they got that day.

We wound up going to different locations of the same hospital system, on the same day, and luck-of-the-draw both got what we wanted.  The second dose of Moderna kicked my butt for a couple days.
 
2021-10-19 11:34:02 AM  

Flowery Twats: Flowery Twats:

Vaccine FTW...because any vax is better than no vax if it lowers the odds of dying of COVID...

FARK has a formatting bug...:-)


if "one" italicise the start of "0nes" post in repsonse to "another"
 
2021-10-19 6:36:14 PM  
Dr. Strangelove, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Pharma
 
2021-10-19 8:36:27 PM  
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2021-10-19 9:12:41 PM  
700 years was all it took for Rome to die
 
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