Bill Gates To Invest $100 Million Into Alzheimer’s Medications
The Bill and Melinda Gate’s Foundation isn’t short agendas. Mostly, the foundation seems strongly aligned with pharmaceutical ventures, such as vaccine manufacturers. Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, is also personally close to pharmaceutical companies. And this time, he’s going beyond his own foundation’s tax shelter and investing $100 million into what is known as the Dementia Discovery Fund.
The Dementia Discovery Fund attempt so connect pharmaceutical companies to government interest groups in hopes of helping to resolve degenerative brain illnesses, such as and most notably, Alzheimer’s. The group’s mission statement is a little overplayed, however, considering that pharmaceutical companies (which the group refers to as “industry”) and government entities typically have no issue connecting with one another.
Worse more, the Dementia Discovery Fund is a compilation of pharmaceutical companies, including, Eli Lilly, Biogen Idec, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, and Johnson & Johnson. This “venture capitalist” fund is simply a wing of the pharmaceutical industry that pipes them even deeper into the soils of our government.
Gates will also personally donate $50 million to some Alzheimer specific startups. Gates is moving and shaking, one might say, but oddly, he seems to avoid any semblance of appropriation for natural treatments. And that’s an important distinction considering that studies have shown that the ketogenic diet can help Alzheimer’s patients. Additionally, studies have shown that coconut oil can help Alzheimer’s patients. The Alzheimer’s Society even lists coconut oil as a possible solution. Instead, Gates will focus on bringing new drugs to market, according to Reuters.
”It’ll take probably 10 years before new theories are tried enough times to give them a high chance of success. So it’s very hard to hazard a guess (when an effective drug might be developed).
“I hope that in the next 10 years that we have some powerful drugs, but it’s possible that won’t be achieved.”
There are near 50 million among us suffering from dementia and we hardly ever hear even a hint of rhetoric discussing dietary changes as a possible solution to the issue. This is not an issue of being a prepper news site that’s completely anti-pharma, this is simply a writer noting the extreme bias towards pharmaceutical solutions which, by design, create more revenue than squeezing out coconuts ever could. And that lack of relevant focus into natural solutions serves as a great injustice to us all.
Gates will focus on “powerful drugs” as a way to resolve an issue that might be subject to a decline if the modern diet were altered. What if younger people began understanding the power of healthy fats and lower-carb diets? Could such modifications eventually lead to lower cases of degenerative brain disorders? One would have to think that most likely, that could be the case.
It isn’t my place to pass judgment on where one person wants to divert their riches. My concern, however, is that these new “powerful” brain drugs will be mere treatments, not cures, and likely yield nasty side-effects. Additionally, what does our health care future look like? Will these drugs only be available to the elitists who can afford to purchase them? Drugs of this magnitude are notoriously costly while under the fresh protection of patent laws. Do you think the pharmaceutical ran DDF will somehow attempt to find a way to act in philanthropy?
Pharmaceutical companies should benefit from drug production. They should also exist in free market conditions which allow them to price their drugs as high as they wish. The issue comes down to Gate’s play on “philanthropy.” He just straight donated millions of dollars to pharma whereas no cure will be looked into, natural or otherwise. That’s the concern in the matter. That’s how corporate-driven government screws the common man. And it is why often, natural cures or diet modifications, continually remain buried from mainstream eyes. Gates just donated to a number of large pharmaceutical companies under the guise of charity and philanthropy. There is no true agent of change in such matters, only continued ushering of the sick to more and more treatments.
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Author: Jim Satney
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