Treatment drug for corona has arrived, with a price...

@JohnKu (398)
July 1, 2020 5:48am CST
Gilead, California-based pharmaceutical company has announced the price for their approved antiviral drug for coronavirus a few days ago. Remdesivir, the name of the drug will be sold for $390 per dose for wealthy countries, while less fortunate countries will be able to buy the drug for a lower price. Considering the current global condition and the dire needs for corona treatment, I think it would be wise to make the drug more accessible and possibly free for all. What do you think about this?
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@myklj999 (44628)
1 Jul
Actually that is not quite correct...it is $390 per to the U.S. government and one hell of a lot more for private individuals
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/06/29/gileads-coronavirus-treatment-remdesivir-to-cost-3120-for-us-insured-patients.html
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@JohnKu (398)
1 Jul
Thanks for the correction, seems I missed some point there.
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@myklj999 (44628)
1 Jul
@JohnKu "The majority of patients treated with remdesivir will receive a five-day treatment course using six vials of remdesivir, the company said." So multiply that amount times 6...ouch
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@JohnKu (398)
1 Jul
@myklj999 Yeah, that's quite a sum.
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@m_audrey6788 (31765)
• Germany
1 Jul
We are still not sure how effective it is because why corona still rising in their place?
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@myklj999 (44628)
1 Jul
It is a treatment for the disease, not a vaccine against it. It won't stop new cases from happening.
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• Germany
1 Jul
@myklj999 Oh ok. Is it really effective?
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@myklj999 (44628)
1 Jul
@m_audrey6788 I haven't read any of the literature on it yet
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@Lavanya15 (6067)
• Chennai, India
1 Jul
I also read news about it. For next three months production completely go for America. Because America already placed order.
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@JohnKu (398)
1 Jul
Yup, the bought all the stock already.
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@Lavanya15 (6067)
• Chennai, India
1 Jul
@JohnKu yes my friend. But don't know how much success they get.
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@TheHorse (109209)
• Walnut Creek, California
1 Jul
A noble sentiment. But the almighty dollar rules.
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@JohnKu (398)
1 Jul
Sadly true. Oh well at least we got something, it's better than nothing at all.
@Adie04 (6330)
1 Jul
That's..... Too expensive.
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@JohnKu (398)
1 Jul
Agree. I don't even dare to imagine just how much a corona vaccine will cost us in the future.
@Adie04 (6330)
1 Jul
@JohnKu um.. I rather just practice social distancing, wear mask and wash hands. For free.
• Philippines
1 Jul
Expensive, eh? This is why I rather avoid getting the covid than expecting a vaccine.
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@JohnKu (398)
1 Jul
Sadly, looking at how fast the virus can spread all over the world I'm not sure if we can continually avoid it.
@JudyEv (214148)
• Bunbury, Australia
2 Jul
It seems the US is buying up a lot of the supplies but I hope it is useful. The world is badly in need of a treatment for the virus.
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@Hannihar (96766)
• Israel
1 Jul
@JohnKu That would be great if it could be free for all, but, I do not think they will do that.
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@just4him (210436)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Jul
I saw it on the news a couple of days ago and thought they were making it impossible to use the vaccine. Considering the pandemic, it should be accessible to everyone.
@SHOHANA (11313)
• Bangladesh
1 Jul
The price is not reasonable as needy people may can't afford it