U.S. buys global supply of COVID-19 drug remdesivir

The U.S. has bought the global supply of remdesivir, an antiviral drug that has been found to help certain patients recover more quickly from COVID-19.

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Virtigo Count
Virtigo Count:
Well since the USA wants to behave like a rogue nation; All countries should keep their boarders closed to the USA for "safety reasons"
Tanya Horula
Tanya Horula:
I'm so sick of the u.s
Robert Dubois
Robert Dubois:
If one country holds the vaccine back once its available there will be world war. :(
Heather Jones
Heather Jones:
Good. Canada won't be tempted to buy that unproven for COVID drug for that insane price. I want my taxes put to work for a vaccine to share with the world and stay focussed on the end game of putting this virus down for good.
Mohamed Agnostic
Mohamed Agnostic:
Isn’t unethical for the company to sell it all to just one country in the middle of this global pandemic
Mernie M. Doyle
Mernie M. Doyle:
So American lives matter only and yet they complain when Europe refuses entry to them, smh
YanCan
YanCan:
The Wuhan Virology Lab applied for a use patent on this drug back in January 2020. Gilead Sciences received $79M in Gov hand outs to develop Remdesivir. They also retain 20-year Remdesivir patents in more than 70 countries. Gilead's well documented rule bending & price gouging track record proves IT'S ALL ABOUT THE MONEY.
Nancy
Nancy:
Block border to Americans posing as visiting Alaska or returning to US. They are not going directly. Hazard to Canadians
ChaoticCreations
ChaoticCreations:
Lets be honest here. Adherence to patents is a choice.
John Wright
John Wright:
*This is nothing less than a single company claiming copyright over the life of humanity itself..., and it is utter madness and insanity...*
WildandLiving
WildandLiving:
Also ruthless tactics of the drug company's costs 1.50 charge 3000
Rita Doucet - Canada
Rita Doucet - Canada:
Disgusting, trump must have bought shares in this company. All other countries have agreed to share and big bully wants money.
Oxnyx of The Winter Stars
Oxnyx of The Winter Stars:
Hen so there will be 500,000+ dose and you need 6 so that's about enough to treat 83k patiences. I guess getting it is better than winning the lottery given the US cases.
Anon
Anon:
If someone shows you who they are, believe them.
Phil Lef
Phil Lef:
$250m panic buy for 84k privileged folks. Enough doses for 0.025% of the US population.
David Owle
David Owle:
The double tragedy is that only wealthy Americans will have access to it.
Janice Sisson
Janice Sisson:
Dr. Fauci come work in Canada where people will listen to your advise.
Jordan Callicott
Jordan Callicott:
Shame on that company. It'll be the same when the vaccine comes out.
BowlofIndoMee
BowlofIndoMee:
The world should sanction the US for this scummy move
m p a t m
m p a t m:
Hopefully it has a long shelf life. Bought so much I wonder if they will be adding it to their morning coffee. At $3,000 a pop; 6 doses required, who can afford this unproven drug?
Ian Nielsen
Ian Nielsen:
BOOTLEG IT!!!!!!
Greed before human life should be the true crime
Adam Johnston
Adam Johnston:
Usa greed strikes again.
Tse Hong Ling
Tse Hong Ling:
i heard it cost USD 3000 for a 5 day treatment of Remdesrvoir. Must be making them a lot of money.
Sean Adver
Sean Adver:
SHAME ON USA
James Oxford
James Oxford:
so what happens to all the patients world-wide using this drug for it's intended and approved purpose?
burung81
burung81:
Really hope China can come out the drug. it wont' cost hand and leg to get the drug.
Victor Kuhn
Victor Kuhn:
So if I get HIV and Coronavirus I can save money by getting only one drug to cure both!
I love bundles
K T
K T:
6-months into Coronavirus and they are fear buying in bulk. It's not toilet paper and it's not even made for Coronavirus. It's selfish - other ppl with diseases this is meant for depend on this drug. The US government leaders act like only children without any concern for others. It's disgusting behaviour. Use some preventative measures for goodness sake so you are not having to buy out of fear and desperation. Get a leader who has leadership skills and foresight to listen to public health officials. Support your population properly, not as an afterthought.
Gnomoleon
Gnomoleon:
We have to keep the border CLOSED ....
Evan stroud
Evan stroud:
There is no place for patents on drugs.
1silvervespa
1silvervespa:
Why is Trump buying there's no problem according to him !
AnotherPerspective
AnotherPerspective:
Lol, they have been acting like a rogue state. But we still believe they stand “behind” Canada for our benefit because we are an ally, right?
Hugo Grilo
Hugo Grilo:
Well, if other coutries have the courage they should terminate this laboratory license. Do it!

This shows how desperate the bunker boy is.
Jeff Hoyle
Jeff Hoyle:
Countries should break the patent of the company that owns Remdesivir. This is an abhorrent act by the USA and they should be sanctioned for it ! I never thought that I would see this day, never ever!
J R
J R:
Once again people stepping on people and taking advantage of the poor, it’s 2020 and nothing has changed.
Rick Hyne
Rick Hyne:
The US would rather see the rest of the world suffer than own up to their failures.
Saleem Akhtar
Saleem Akhtar:
Tax payer dollars funnelled through government to serve the pharma industry!
Q Min Potato
Q Min Potato:
Drug hoarders
Reg U
Reg U:
Money talks, and the rest of us can suffer.
No wonder there is rapidly becoming zero sympathy for them (Read USA).
Ron Worthy
Ron Worthy:
Guys. You really should be careful. This thing is real, not jokes. My grandma has just died a few hours ago from the virus... in my country people still don’t believe it exists.
SpiritsBB
SpiritsBB:
They're licensing out the making of this drug to other pharmaceutical companies. Questions you should ask: Does the drug save lives? How complicated is it to make this drug? How long does it take to set up the instruments to make this drug?
Katrina Thomas
Katrina Thomas:
That didn't work for my stepdad 💔😭😭
Wealthon Ngo
Wealthon Ngo:
American greed!🤣😂
Steven Fry
Steven Fry:
Sounds like enough for his family and inlaws. Not surprising
Jn L
Jn L:
Christian preaching hypocrisy.
The usual selfishness.
Remi Caron
Remi Caron:
Simple fix outlaw patents on products which can be produced fast enough. If you want to protect drug patents see a few dollars per dose to the patent holder. Wake up people where we are going isn’t good for anyone.
David Smith
David Smith:
Greed is a sin
lepetergmail
lepetergmail:
The WH is panic buy like some people everywhere in the world.
Owleyes
Owleyes:
The US is buying all the world supplies of Remdesivir and disinfectants.
Meymeygwis
Meymeygwis:
They are tired of listening to the Dr., but they didn't and that's why their in the position they are...America First in the wrong race.
Warning Planet
Warning Planet:
Non-American Lives Matter
Jeffrey Eick
Jeffrey Eick:
The Rich & Congress needs it all.
Andrew Barnes
Andrew Barnes:
outrageous!
F82omg
F82omg:
Remove drug patents! Problem solved!
308win PRS
308win PRS:
What’s the other of the 2 drugs you mentioned?
CDNChaoZ
CDNChaoZ:
Upholding patents on a pandemic vaccine is immoral (this drug isn't a vaccine). When an actual vaccine is discovered, I hope it will be made available widely.
Jason Piro
Jason Piro:
The United States should be kicked out of the United Nations for practicing ultranationalism.
Tyler Pyper
Tyler Pyper:
So only the richest get healthy?
Bob Ramsay
Bob Ramsay:
Being tired is better than being dead ? Isn't it ?
Cortez312 Cortez312
Cortez312 Cortez312:
Watch carefully world this is the same thing that will happen IF a US pharmaceutical company starts making a vaccine. They are putting a predatory price on life. The US is proving they aren't an ALLY of anyone.
2B06 Dior
2B06 Dior:
That's the 🇺🇲 way! Now that the prob is solved, let's head back to the beach and bars!
🌊🏄‍♂️🚣‍♂️🤽‍♂️⛱🏜 🍹🍻🍺🎉🎊🌇
EliteDavid Horne
EliteDavid Horne:
Greedy and dumb!
Dexamethasone is a much better treatment and its dirt cheap.
Remdesivir has only been proven to shorten recovery time. It hasn't been proven to prevent deaths.
Dillon Wood
Dillon Wood:
Covid-19 drugs we need vaccines
Dong Perrignon
Dong Perrignon:
Let them have it
Jhinu Jung
Jhinu Jung:
Trump has just "given up" on the fight against COVID.
Patrick Debellefeuille
Patrick Debellefeuille:
*HydroxyChloroquine (HCQ) does work and Ivermectine as well, in combo with Zinc and aZithromycin (Z-pac) i beleive its called, given early in proper dosage and in combo, works at a rate of 95% plus* Put that in your Corn Flakes
Mr Chainanimal
Mr Chainanimal:
Good luck, USA... take the available stock of remdesivir. In Europe we rely on our brains (except the UK). Distance and wear the bloody masks. So easy!
CK Gaming Channel
CK Gaming Channel:
Remdesivir doesn't even work. So why waste money on it?
stefanosaurus paleofartis
stefanosaurus paleofartis:
Sooo reminiscent of "Deutsceland, Deutsceland uber Alles"!!!
Tracy Heaslip
Tracy Heaslip:
After the nonsense thought I watched with Bolton on the Canadian news sporadically saying well if you don't like us get out. And this new action of stopping other countries from being able to buy medicine to help people with the Coronavirus. I think Canada should triple the price if not more of any US ships by passing over Northern Canada from one sea to the other sea . Now that Canada has the shorter path from one seat of the other seat opposed to the Panama Canal!
Hana Dudeen
Hana Dudeen:
Typical!
Grant Logan
Grant Logan:
Then get to work making it here at home!
Ogallalaknowhow
Ogallalaknowhow:
We can walk away from this corrupt system anytime we want. Time for Crown Corporations to produce all the drugs we need and provide at or under cost.
Keyz S
Keyz S:
When your country literally just prints money with no consequences, you can buy anything. Real question is who will stop you.
PANDEMIC GREENHOUSE
PANDEMIC GREENHOUSE:
Taxpayer dollars hard at work for something I don’t want again. Go buy more tanks while your at it
Jack Kuncze
Jack Kuncze:
Get your money 💰 up
Patty and Buster Show
Patty and Buster Show:
Mine, mine, mine! That's the US and China have we tried prednisone and the steroids?
Muhd Sazali
Muhd Sazali:
Integration between supercomputer with hospital.
Eve Skillz
Eve Skillz:
fk mrica
Game Data
Game Data:
This is what you called "greed"
Sledge
Sledge:
Damn $18k for the full treatment. What’s the bet that’ll more than double in the states?.
Christian Reinisch
Christian Reinisch:
one Dollar per dose in production costs
Doot Toot
Doot Toot:
So many sheep...
David Beckham
David Beckham:
American first!!
shuilong52
shuilong52:
someone must be making a lot of $$$$.
Nickson Ng
Nickson Ng:
Evil
Abdulrahman Bada
Abdulrahman Bada:
If it is another country, you will start using foul language but since it is the master, you are playing politics. Typical of Canada
Flick Police
Flick Police:
How could that Company patent that? That could cost lives!
Lucas Yasturituf1
Lucas Yasturituf1:
No way....
Nerdy Guy
Nerdy Guy:
1. Remdesivier is really expansive, i couldn't afford it, my only hope are either chloroquine or my immunity 😢

2. I can smell drug capitalism scheme in this video.
TheCymbalProject
TheCymbalProject:
2 words... toilet paper
Muz Wot
Muz Wot:
Sheer greed and self interest on America's part Once Again, part of me now hopes this drug proves inefective and they're stuck with it ! - PLENTY good enough.
Lok Tom
Lok Tom:
Trump should do a personal national
on TV usage of this drug first to lead the way as the leader.
Indigo-Angel Productions
Indigo-Angel Productions:
nothing wrong with this good on the man ill give him this point
Alex Plante
Alex Plante:
In case of national emergency, the Canadian government should be able to suspend patent protection and allow other firms to manufacture Remdesivir. The other firms would pay a royalty to the patent holder at a rate set by the Canadian government. The government would restore the patent right only when the patent holder can demonstrate that they or a subcontractor can supply Canadian needs.
Daniel Boyer
Daniel Boyer:
This is beyond F'd
Kate LeBlanc
Kate LeBlanc:
The only ones who can afford it are the US and worlds 1% ers. Here's hoping side effects make them sicker than they were before
Lucie Mayer
Lucie Mayer:
Good luck with a vaccine in the us we are getting it he will keep for us so we need to develop one here under Trump us is no longer out ally but with russia
Brain Washington
Brain Washington:
How can the world free itself from this ruthless, corrupt, and criminal regime that has its knee on the people's neck?
sanderkboi
sanderkboi:
We could end this nightmare if we would just hand Trump over to Iran on the open ARREST WARRANT for the murder of Soleimani!!!!