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Dump the FDA for a Healthier America

Discussion in 'News & Current Events' started by KenH, Apr 5, 2020.

  1. KenH

    KenH Well-Known Member

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    "While the feds kneecapped academic, commercial, and hospital efforts to detect COVID-19, officials were hard at work to keep testing a federal monopoly. That effort proved disastrous when the test developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) proved to be flawed and essentially unusable. But even after the CDC testing fiasco, the FDA stood in the way of independent testing.

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    Much of the problem is that bureaucrats, as the Tufts researchers suggest, are risk averse. They're afraid of being pilloried if a drug or device is approved and people suffer side effects, while they'll never be held accountable for illnesses or deaths that result from a product being delayed or buried entirely. But those lost lives represent very real costs."

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  2. church mouse guy

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    The FDA takes their time. I think that they are run by a bunch of bureaucrat lawyers who are control freaks. Lawyers enjoy suing doctors for malpractice and collecting large settlements. Part of what need to be reformed in medical malpractice lawsuit awards. The CDC was busy trying to find a cure for racism and for Islamophobia and they were totally unprepared for this pandemic. Taiwan handled this pandemic much better than we did. If you have time, here is a report from Canada with video from Taiwan talking to a lady from Taiwan who is in Vancouver at the moment:

     
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  3. Scott Downey

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    yes, the WHO had a working test which is what all these other countries use which the CDC, FDA refused as they wanted their own and that delayed testing and still is in America.
     
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  4. church mouse guy

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    France beat us in authorizing the Hydroxychloroquine by a few hours--did they rely on WHO for information or did they have their own process? Apparently, it helps in many cases. I don't understand why the media thinks that we should run tests for a year before we use it when it is being used all over the world? Just askin'--I really don't know.
     
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    Personal opinion:
    1 - It's an opportunity to keep this bug front & center & they can/will blame Trump for a lack of "ADEQUATE" response
    2 - It's a perfect opportunity to feed the herd mentality of some of the masses (although I think their openness of hostility to virtually everything positive in our culture has opened a lot of eyes) and possibly wrest control from the Rs because of the virus!
    3 - It's a "crisis" that should never be wasted!!!!!!

    Now, should the rapture occur prior to the Nov election, the above is not just a possibility, it's a certainty !

    MARANATHA
     
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