Tuesday, May 05, 2009

The Pandemic That Wasn’t: Killing Two Birds with One Bug!

"Another payday in the making for Al Gore. His venture capital firm is heavily invested in swine flu vaccines as well as Global warming money making schemes. Wow, what a week for Al, huh? And look who he’s connected with this time; Donald Rumsfeld."

for more on this topic, read by Alex Haislip, Reuters

The swine flu outbreak is likely to benefit one of the most prolific and successful venture capital firms in the United States: Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Thomson Reuters Private Equity Week reported on Friday. Shares of the two public companies in the firm’s portfolio of eight Pandemic and Bio Defense companies — BioCryst Pharmaceuticals (BCRX.O) and Novavax (NVAX.O) — jumped Friday on news that the swine flu killed a reported 60 people in Mexico and has infected people in the United States. The World Health Organization said the virus appears to be susceptible to Roche’s (ROG.VX) flu drug Tamiflu, also known as oseltamivir, but not to older flu drugs such as amantadine.

[read the rest here]

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Anonymous said...

My post is so much more fun than yours.

wallycrawler said...

Yes, yes it is.

You do have a way with the games. You should organize parties! Or at lest invite me over fer a game or two.

The Phosgene Kid said...

I helped support the Anthrax vaccine industry...

wallycrawler said...

Ya I remember that Kid!

You might like to know about the store I worked at a few years ago? They stored chlorine, ammonia and drain cleaners all on the same shelf. I told our safety team on numerous occasions that this is a dangerous situation. What we have here is the same combination that makes "Mustard Gas". They didn't listen, I even brought this up at a whole store rally. Still noth'n.

Then, one day... A vendor came in a knocked over the drain cleaner. They fell into the back of the bay. Four bottles of drain cleaner broke. It made at lest 5 guys sick. But as I went back to clean it with the Haz -Mat team... I noticed the bleach. It had fell right into the cleaner...It didn't break. We we're lucky as shit!

Guess what? They put it back on the shelf. They didn't change the bays! That accident could have killed half the store. To this day that product coexisted together at that store.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

really good your comment on mustard gas! I also always wonder why the f¤ck people don't get it?!
I mean it's common knowledge, isn't it?!

wallycrawler said...

Not everyone Sarah.

People don't realize that bleach and urine or vinegar can make a gas that could collapse their lungs.
I've seen this combination being used in restaurants to clean floors. Vinegar not urine!

The former would be not wise to use as a cleaner.

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

really vinegar, not urine?
hm, you probably haven't been to a restaurant in France yet...!

And what about the people drinking ruin in a prison camp? you mean mean they shouldn't gargle with chlorine afterwards?!

Okay that probably wasn't very funny...

wallycrawler said...

No that was funny!