March 20, 2020

SEEMS A BAD TIME FOR THE lEFT TO BE HATING INNOVATIVE ECONOMICS:

The company that found a cure for Ebola is working on a treatment for coronavirus (DRIA ROLAND, March 20, 2020, Fortune)

At its best, business can solve very big problems. Arguably the biggest problem today, worldwide, is the onset and rapid spread of COVID-19. Some executives see an opportunity for innovation to lead the way amid these precarious times. 

George Yancopoulos, president and chief scientific officer of biotech company Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, is one such leader. His company announced this week it has developed a promising drug to fight coronavirus, and will begin human trials by early summer. Regeneron has an excellent track record: It created a treatment that drastically reduced the mortality rate in the Ebola virus outbreak that scared the world just a few short years ago. [...]

At around the 22-minute mark Yancopoulos speaks passionately about the collective need across business, industry, health care, and politics to work together for a cure: "We need to encourage the brightest minds to devote their greatest efforts to innovate and invent the solutions to the existential threats facing humanity. ... We are fighting for our very survival. Innovation has saved us before, and that's what we've got to focus on again."

Posted by at March 20, 2020 3:29 PM

  

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