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Petition to restart research into DRACO, the universal antiviral drug designed to work for nearly all viruses

Discussion in 'Advocacy Action Alerts' started by Hip, Apr 1, 2020.

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    Hip Senior Member (Voting Rights)

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    There is a petition that people may like to sign to restart research into DRACO, the universal antiviral drug designed to work for nearly all viruses (it's mechanism should work for all except negative ssRNA viruses).

    This man's potentially huge medical breakthrough can't get funding, so he's trying something desperate

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DRACO

    DRACO, developed by MIT-trained bioengineer Dr Todd Rider, may well have saved the lives of the tens of millions who may die from coronavirus, but incomprehensibly it has not been able to get any decent funding for the last 16 years.

    The risk of viral pandemics and the emergence of new human pathogens which jump species have been topics of discussion in recent decades; it's not as if these things are not on the radar; yet a potential solution to these problems has been ignored.
     
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