Many people would call it crazy if they thought for a second this is a Chinese ploy to raise their supremacy.
Did you know the Institute of Virology in Wuhan, the epicentre of the global coronavirus outbreak, filed a patent for Gilead’s Remdesivir antiviral drug on January 21, 2020? https://patentscope.wipo.int/search/en/detail.jsf;jsessionid=E45F59E0BEAAC30D68A410EB19436B59.wapp1nA?docId=WO2017049060&tab=PCTDESCRIPTION
The idea of conspiracy theories is not important right but let’s just say my theory I put forward is probably not far away from the truth: https://mesubim.com/2020/02/27/theory-2019-ncov/
Coronavirus is not a puzzle, its the start of the virus, at the heart of coronavirus are the drug companies trying to deliver a solution to the 20th centuries greatest crisis. Is the struggle of patents or the granting of the technology by Gilead Sciences an American based company at the center of legal debate.
Think for a minute, how important is the victory, the reward for discovering a cure. Is it politcal or monetary? Is is both and the Americans and Chinese the hardest hit or lets say the two global titans are wrestling over the cure and the inevitable fortunes to be had.
The stakes are huge and the National Security’s first flight into space, the race a 20th-century, a competition between two after superpower seems like nothing in comparison to finding the cure for coronavirus flu.
Some consider the arrest of Dr. Charles Lieber, chair of Harvard University’s Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology, the FBI alleges he was lying to the Department of Defense about secret monthly payments he received.
It is claimed China paid millions to help set up a chemical-biological “Research” laboratory in China. There were two Chinese “Students” working as research assistants, one of whom is said to be a lieutenant in the Chinese Army. The other captured at Logan Airport as he tried to catch a flight to China smuggling 21 vials of “Sensitive Biological Samples” according to the FBI.
The plot thickens and my focus isn’t on the research labs but more on the fact that the Chinses seemed to have escaped the greatest spread of Covid-19. I can’t help playing over in my mind the simulation of the tens of millions of Chinese traveling within China a month after Covid-19 was first discovered.
Ask yourself how did Covid-19 start in Wuhan just before the Chinese New Year and end up being contained in Wuhan province? This is the single most important question to ask yourself.
The headlines “spread of China’s mysterious fatal Wuhan virus is poised to get infinitely worse as the Chinese New Year travel rush begins” is puzzling. If you look at the actual spread rate in China the country should be devastated like hell and no novel corona in Beijing or Shanghai. A country with billions of people scathes widespread catastrophe.
About 5 million residents left Wuhan before the lockdown because of the deadly coronavirus epidemic and the Spring Festival holiday just before the central government imposed a lockdown on Wuhan, but many had already left the city for the holiday,
China has recovered and the rest of the world is suffering like hell. Is it conceivable some treatment is closer than we thought? The virus originates from Wuhan right, and we all know Wuhan has an important virology laboratory working since the 1960s on novel corona infections.
We also know Remdesivir has been in clinical trials and the race is on for a cure for 2-years: https://stm.sciencemag.org/content/9/396/eaal3653.short
The World Health Organisation assistant director-general Bruce Aylward called for researchers to prioritize the most promising studies last week and said which I doubt is true, “Chinese researchers are facing difficulty recruiting enough patients into trials for Remdesivir” which he said is the only drug that may be effective. I can only assume by this point and time there are numerous biotech companies, many in China who are close or there already. Remember process in China is quite different from that of anywhere else.
Do the Chinese have a drug cure already? I cannot bet the cure is completed but I bet my bottom dollar China biotech companies have the edge for two reasons: one is they are long time specialists in corona research and two the government has no restrictions of any kind as they do in the US, i.e. Federal Drug Administration process. It is quite possible Remdesivir is at the heart of the struggle to launch the most likely drug to help get things back on track.
You probably heard the CEO of I-Mab Biopharma and her management team were at the New York Stock Exchange to ring the trading bell to mark the listing of the first Chinese biotech company in the US in over two years. BrightGene also has not been licensed by the patent owner Gilead to make the drug, nor has it obtained “the relevant qualifications” for mass production of the therapy.
Gilead’s experimental drug Remdesivir still has not been licensed or approved for use anywhere in the world, but is definitely being tested in clinical trials at hospitals in the central Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicenter of the coronavirus outbreak, as well as in other Asian nations.
The struggle goes on, California-based Gilead said it applied for a global patent in 2016, including in China, for using the drug to treat all coronavirus-linked illnesses.
The state-backed Institute of Virology in Wuhan filed the patent for using Remdesivir to fight the novel coronavirus on January 21. If approved, the drug will be used to facilitate its potential global market entry, it added.
A spokeswoman for the California-based company said it had filed patent applications for the compound including in China, in 2016 but the application in China is still pending. Everyone is aware of reports of the Wuhan Institute for Virology’s patent application.
This isn’t the first time, Wuhan institute considered the most advanced virology centre in Asia, evoked similar past when they decided in 2006 to break patents on drugs to treat HIV and heart disease. Foreign drug makers including Abbott Laboratories responded by withdrawing their products for treating other diseases from the Southeast Asian country.
Most are not even aware Human coronaviruses are not new at all. They were first identified in the mid-1960s as common viruses that infect most people at some time in their life, generally causing mild to moderate upper respiratory and gastrointestinal tract illnesses. So we shouldn’t, I mean the experts are not surprised and the WHO is stumbling over whether or not Covid-19 was going to become pandemic.
It’s a bad joke to learn so many globally are infected by the virus and in Wuhan, they are back to normal. I have always doubted the start of Covid-19, the start seems improbable for many scientists searching for the truth. It will be difficult to prove or disprove all theories and by that time it’s too late. Human beings have shaped the planet’s transportation networks and the possibility for the transmission of pathogens will confront us more and more. We need to be thinking about pandemics in the same way we think about climate change and ask ourselves if globalization is sustainable.