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Bill Gates Wonders Whether FDA Can Be Trusted on a Covid Vaccine

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Bill Gates Wonders Whether FDA Can Be Trusted on a Covid Vaccine

Naturally, he blames Trump:

And he doesn't trust the Centers for Disease Control and Protection either. Both, in his view, are casualties of a presidency that has downplayed or dismissed science and medicine in the pursuit of political gain. One recent example came when FDA Commissioner Stephen Hahn, speaking at one of President Donald Trump's news conferences, exaggerated the benefit of blood plasma as a treatment for Covid-19, then backtracked the following day.

"We saw with the completely bungled plasma statements that when you start pressuring people to say optimistic things, they go completely off the rails. The FDA lost a lot of credibility there," Gates, the billionaire philanthropist, said in an interview on Bloomberg Television.

The error Gates is making is that he thinks who's in charge matters. It doesn't. Any government agency is by definition "political" and hence they are all crap.

Like the rest of the country, Gates, who is 64, is now in the unfamiliar position of having to put his faith in the companies working on Covid-19 treatments and vaccines, not the agency that regulates them.

Yes Bill, the market is superior to government. It always has been and always will be.
 

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Naturally, he blames Trump:
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Because Trump will be the one using this as a political weapon. Trump supporters are seriously the most retarded people on the planet.
 

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Yes Bill, the market is superior to government. It always has been and always will be.

Market first in all things is how we got child labor in widlly unsafe conditions for long hours at a sub-living wage. It's great for the upper crust and absolutely terrible for everyone else.

But it makes for one-liner sloganeering, which is great for anyone who wants to tell themselves they have the most principled position without looking any further into any given issue.
 

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Are you sure?

Yes.

A 1972 safety commission report conducted by Texas A&M University concluded that the 1960–1963 Corvair possessed no greater potential for loss of control than its contemporary competitors in extreme situations.[26] The U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a press release in 1972 describing the findings of NHTSA testing from the previous year. NHTSA had conducted a series of comparative tests in 1971 studying the handling of the 1963 Corvair and four contemporary cars—a Ford Falcon, Plymouth Valiant, Volkswagen Beetle, and Renault Dauphine—along with a second-generation Corvair (with its completely redesigned, independent rear suspension). The 143-page report reviewed NHTSA's extreme-condition handling tests, national crash-involvement data for the cars in the test as well as General Motors' internal documentation regarding the Corvair's handling.[30] NHTSA went on to contract an independent advisory panel of engineers to review the tests. This review panel concluded that "the 1960–63 Corvair compares favorably with contemporary vehicles used in the tests [...] the handling and stability performance of the 1960–63 Corvair does not result in an abnormal potential for loss of control or rollover, and it is at least as good as the performance of some contemporary vehicles both foreign and domestic."

Chevrolet Corvair - Wikipedia

Here's a car made by government:

 

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Market first in all things is how we got child labor in widlly unsafe conditions for long hours at a sub-living wage.

May I present the extremely liberal Nobel laureate, Paul Krugman, to educate you about child labor, unsafe conditions, and very low wages:

In Praise of Cheap Labor


Krugman said:
The occasion was an op-ed piece I had written for the New York Times, in which I had pointed out that while wages and working conditions in the new export industries of the Third World are appalling, they are a big improvement over the "previous, less visible rural poverty." I guess I should have expected that this comment would generate letters along the lines of, "Well, if you lose your comfortable position as an American professor you can always find another job–as long as you are 12 years old and willing to work for 40 cents an hour."
 
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Bill Gates Wonders Whether FDA Can Be Trusted on a Covid Vaccine

Naturally, he blames Trump:



The error Gates is making is that he thinks who's in charge matters. It doesn't. Any government agency is by definition "political" and hence they are all crap.



Yes Bill, the market is superior to government. It always has been and always will be.

I don't know what his intention was, but getting behind the "we have to rush a vaccine" craze was one of the best things Trump has done for the country this year. It turned all the lemmings who would normally want to make such a concoction mandatory into skeptics.
 

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Market first in all things is how we got child labor . . .

As opposed to teenage enforced idleness. Which is obviously better.
 

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I don't know what his intention was, but getting behind the "we have to rush a vaccine" craze was one of the best things Trump has done for the country this year. It turned all the lemmings who would normally want to make such a concoction mandatory into skeptics.

Good point. It would be hilarious if Trump came out to support minimum wage and rent control, and then watching progressives make economic arguments against both.
 

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aociswundumho;1072647260 Here's a car made by government: [MEDIA=youtube said:
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Nobody said anything about the government making cars. The point is protecting the public.
 
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