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How’d We Get a COVID-19 Vaccine so Fast but None for HIV and Cancer?

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Frank4014

This article decrying these posts as misleading is a shame. People are asking valid questions in the tweets. No one has valid answers. Any time someone questions a” norm “ made out by media and politicians, it is labeled “ misinformation” rather than being looked at as free speech which is the foundation of science. Asking questions is what leads to scientific progress. And I’m sad to say the fatality rate and years of life lost comparing HIV and COVID make the emphasis on COVID shameful.

September 9, 2021 Portland

FullGallopNYC

Jonas Salk who developed the polio vaccine, did it for the good of mankind. He refused to patent it or take profits from it. The covid vaccines are products made & marketed by for profit corporations for the benefit of their shareholders. HIV drugs are a gold mine for their makers & investors. Customers for life, formulated to work only if taken as directed, they would squash any research for a vaccine or cure if they could. Its ALL about the P's Profit Power & Politics

August 27, 2021 NYC

Another perspective

Yeah, HIV is obviously harder to remedy. But many of the things that pushed this vaccine forward (funding, relaxed FDA standards, actual advocacy) are the exact same things we’ve been begging for years. It’s gaslighting and patronizing to discount peoples suspicions with scientific technicalities when the spirit of their suspicions spot on.

August 18, 2021 Toledo, OH

Content1

Pretty simple reason Trump removed fda from the process when you don't have someone chastising every damn thing about a drug you can get it quicker and at least try it before you die

July 8, 2021

Pos_In_1987

Foot dragging. The therapeutic vaccine called DermaVir (ACTG 5176) was supposed to launch in 2002, but took a decade to complete. Just a few handfuls of HIV+ were to receive the vaccine (Phase-I). There was nothing injected or swallowed. Highly paid HIV+ NGO leaders were worse than useless at moving it forward. Russia is now studying it. The 30-year delay in running the START study is another example of a lack of purpose/action on the part of NGO leaders.

July 7, 2021

Truthspeaks

But yet this article still doesn't answer the damn question... How is this vaccine here so fast and ready to take on a brand new virus...

June 4, 2021

Ian Guy

It's a poor analogy to compare the quick response to COVID to developing a cure for Hiv and cancer. While all three conditions are potentially fatal, it's only COVID that is transmitted through casual contact, making it more deadly.

June 3, 2021

Gman765

The point this article fails to address is the debated use of the rT PCR test to diagnose infectious diseases. It is well known in the scientific community that Kary Mullis, the Nobel Peace Prize recipient for his discovery to isolate specific genetic material, publicly condemned use of this instrument and tech to diagnose infectious diseases,both HIV and CV-19 are “infectious diseases”. Why did he condemn its use? High error rate. CV-19 vacs not use a dead, deactivated or weak virus. mRNA

May 25, 2021

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