Open Letter to President Obama from E.coli 0104:H4 by Ralph Nader

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by Ralph Nader
The Nader Page
June 2, 2011

No E. coli on these organically grown cucumbers and cherry tomatoes

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Dear President Obama:

My name is E.coli 0104:H4. I am being detained in a German Laboratory in Baveria, charged with being “a highly virulent strain of bacteria.” Together with many others like me, the police have accused us of causing about 20 deaths and nearly five hundred cases of kidney failure–so far. Massive publicity and panic all around.

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Here’s how a patent pool could work….

Sent to DS from Pete Masters, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) UK, thanks Pete.

Updated: added video

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The cost of HIV medicines is rising all the time, meaning that many people with HIV will not be able to afford life-saving medicines. Unless……

There is a way to produce new drugs at affordable prices: Join us in pushing for the patent pool. This way drug companies share their drug patents with the pool, so they still get their royalties ….but at the same time other companies can get hold of these patents to make cheaper drugs. Everyone wins.

Competition between different companies is the best way to make drugs more affordable. You can make sure competition happens by using the law to limit or overcome the barriers that stand in the way of generic competition; companies can also help build a new way to create drugs at affordable prices: by participating in the patent pool.

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AIDS origin (video) + Who Says Africans/Haitians Gave AIDS to the World? by Jafrikayiti + 6 min video

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replaced video Apr. 2, 2014

1 hr 29 min 49 sec – 29 Jan 2007 Aug 18, 2013

“One Of The Greatest Human Tragedies Of Our Time”

This video on the possible origins of the HIV pandemic is a “Must Watch”.

It needs to seen by as many people as possible.

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