Here is an article on the government’s funding of this drug, which was actually developed by Emory University.

From the article:

The story behind molnupiravir is intriguing and a testament to government-funded innovation. Molnupiravir, also known as EIDD-2801 or MK-4482, came out of Drug Innovation Ventures at Emory (DRIVE), a not-for-profit LLC owned by Emory University. It had previously demonstrated broad-spectrum activity against other viruses such as influenza, Ebola, and the Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus. The work goes back to 2004, when Emory researchers were studying a related compound known as EIDD-1931/NHC.

Before it was tested for Covid-19, EIDD-2801 had accrued millions of dollars of federal funding. In 2019, the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) gave the Emory Institute for Drug Development a $16 million contract to test the drug for influenza. It had previously garnered funding from several other NIAID grants, as well as funding from the Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA), as disclosed by Emory. When attention turned to Covid-19, Emory received pledges of more than $30 million from NIAID and the Department of Defense to cover development of the drug.

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Jumping on an opportunity to develop a promising drug therapy for Covid-19, Ridgeback Biotherapeutics licensed the drug from DRIVE in March 2020. Ridgeback was founded by Wayne and Wendy Holman, both former investment managers. Within just three months, Ridgeback licensed worldwide rights for EIDD-2801 for Covid-19 to Merck, for which Ridgeback received an undisclosed upfront payment plus milestone payments and shared profits.

But before signing on with Merck, Ridgeback had tried to negotiate a deal with the Biomedical Advanced Research and Development Authority (BARDA), one that was specifically mentioned in the explosive whistleblower complaint by Rick Bright, the former director of BARDA. In his complaint, Bright wrote that George Painter, the CEO of the Emory Institute for Drug Development, and Ridgeback cofounder Wendy Holman sought a contract first from ASPR Next and then from BARDA to develop EIDD-2801 for $100 million, and they personally lobbied the authority to get more financial aid. BARDA denied the request due to a lack of adequate documentation for the request. Even before 2020, Bright had been reluctant to give BARDA funding to EIDD-2801, saying they already had $30 million of support from NIAID and the Department of Defense.

Merck eventually backed Ridgeback and took on development of the drug. Molnupiravir then received even more federal funding: In September 2021, BARDA procured 1.7 million courses of the five-day regimen for $1.2 billion, or $700 per treatment course.

Federal support for innovation is essential for biopharma innovation and has been critical for fighting the pandemic. The rapid development of mRNA vaccines against Covid-19 demonstrate that federal agencies can enhance the role of the state in coordinating public and private sectors. The underlying technology of mRNA vaccines has a long history of public funding for research that can be traced back to NIH funding in the 1990s. Between 2002 and 2020, the NIH spent nearly $700 million on research funding for the technology underpinning these vaccines. Since then, several countries have invested billions of dollars into research on mRNA vaccines.

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I am not a doctor of any sort, just a regular guy who comments once in awhile here and other places. So, although I don't feel qualified to comment in the manner of someone who is involved in health care, I do feel qualified as a normal, sentient human being to make the following observations. It appears to me that this whole thing is in line with the stuff we were told about Obama Care, etc. Government takeover of medicine, Sarah Palin's comments about death panels, people being denied care at the end of their lives and all that sort of thing. Would it not be fair to say that doctors - largely employed by large medical/hospital corporations, at least in my area of the Northeast - are being dictated to by the people who pay them? The good doctor in the piece above stated, "something malicious is going on." Well HELL YES something is going on. Large hospital corporations, in league with large pharmaceutical corporations are lining up with Large Government to tell the plebes who is in charge i.e., who lives and who dies. You will follow are guidelines, take this medication, see these approved doctors, etc and if you don't, they won't get paid, you won't be bale to work or freely move about, etc, etc, etc.

I have never been a conspiracy type...ever. Given what has happened over these last 18 months - here and abroad - I have to wonder...

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Here's an eye opening article about Merck (which owns Ivermectin) and the "trials" of its new drug, Molnupiravir. It addresses "standard of care" in the placebo group = no care, let them die. According to the article they could get away with that because it's the official story, that there's no treatment for Covid outside the hospital:


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Here is an article from the Desert Review in little Brawley in California’s Imperial Valley. Written by Justus Hope, MD, it is terrific…


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My dad was an eye surgeon, but as an MD worked for over 40 years treating people in adjoining rural communities in the Mid-West USA, many times for no money. He's retired now, but has very (very) strong opinions on what is happening in front of us; he's made it clear there are patent cases of negligence as it relates to "standard of care" requirements....

My understanding is that the “standard of care” requirement for physicians is pinned on whether an improper act or OMISSION has happened.

Clearly, we're seeing some kind of mass psychosis in the medical field - who knows why...but it would seem the lawyers are at some point going to have volumes of evidence to bolster cause of action.

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Today Denninger, in "Oh, You Flashed A VexPass?", warns folks that, when they do so anywhere, they "just destroyed, permanently, any claim" to personal medical privacy:

< to be a private fact, it must be reasonably *treated as private* by you.

Note that for a private fact to exist, it must be private....

If you make known to others, *without a legal* duty of confidentiality, that you are HIV+, for example, you cannot sue if someone discloses that, because it's *not private anymore*.

Once you willingly make something public by your own actions, it is *not possible to return* that item of information to the status of a private fact....

Thus you have now *consented, to your employer* requiring you to document same, since you already have made your Covid vaccination status available to the public, on an unrestricted basis. If and when something related to that (e.g. whether you have taken the sixth booster two years from now) is required of you, you have already consented to that disclosure and discrimination, because you, by your own hand, voluntarily gave up all right of privacy in that regard, and consented to be discriminated against.

Note that prior to Covid-19, there was exactly *zero such* attempt made. Oh, people say, but the *schools required* vaccinations for kids. Ah, but said entities were government agencies, and had strict *protocols for medical privacy*.

Further, there were plenty of kids who didn't have all those shots in the school -- but *nobody knew* who they were. If you had an exemption on whatever basis, that was nobody else's business, and exactly *nobody had access* to those records.

Finally, I attended college briefly in the 1980s (and took some classes while in High School too at a different college), and was *never asked for a single bit* of medical documentation, before or while doing so.... >

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Names I'm tracking are Anthony Fauci, Peter Daszak, Ralph Baric, Shi Zhengli, and Stephane Bancel.

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“The opposite of love is not hate, it's indifference. The opposite of art is not ugliness, it's indifference. The opposite of faith is not heresy, it's indifference. And the opposite of life is not death, it's indifference.” ~ Elie Wiesel

Indifference does nothing. Indifference contributes nothing. Indifference is passive. Indifference is lack of action. Indifference seeks nothing.. Indifference can be far more punitive than hate. Indifference can hide behind false labels, ie "The Science," and do nothing.

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I read the article that Dr. Malone cited yesterday which looks like AG picked it up and vetted. In an effort to avoid getting burned by "fake news", I read through all the comments and there were a couple panning the doctor and story as not true, but many others to the contrary showing the doctor to be real and the story in fact real.

We've already seen this time and again where doctors are not allowed to tailor treatments to their individual patients and required with an almost ferociously policed edict to only follow the "approved treatment" regimen or risk loss of license, loss of hospital privileges, etc. is going on everywhere. There's the doctor in Hawaii that is under fire for using IVM. Australia banned IVM recently for anything non-parasitic and examples are everywhere.

In this case the provincial medical authorities are coming down hard on this doctor for saving three patients from dying. Is it the mass psychosis doing this or something else like incentives/penalties that are not known to the general public causing this tyrannical behavior? idk

Here's the original post Malone tweeted yesterday.


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I guess they don't have moncolonal antibodies in Canada either. Probably need to travel to Florida, and doing so with covid probably means sneaking over the border and driving.

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