Remdesivir is being primarily developed by Gilead Sciences.
Although funded multiple times by them in the past; in 2018 alone, Gilead Sciences paid Scott Sutton $247,000 for a research grant
In 2020 Scott Sutton was part of a research team that attempted to prove that hydroxychloroquine (the main competition to remdesivir) was ineffective as a treatment.
How very convenient...
But if you look closer at that article you'll see something else. That study was funded by the University of Virginia and was released on April 23rd.
On April 30th it just so happens that the University of Virginia also announced that it was pleased to have participated in trials of remdesivir.
How very interesting. I'm sensing no possible conflicts of interest here...
Additionally, the National Institute of Health also contributed 2 grants to fund the study attacking the use of hydroxychloroquine
And while the NIH was funding the study that found hydroxychloroquine to be ineffective, they were simultaneously directly involved in the human testing of Remdesivir. A study that was ended early, had its criteria changed mid stream and resulted in a "statistically insignificant" change in mortality.
How very odd...
And wouldn't you know it, right around the time that China's peer reviewed and published study on remdesivir concluded that it was basically useless, Fauci leaked the details of their research praising it instead and claiming that China was wrong (despite China reaching nearly identical conclusion).
And of course, the director of the NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease is none other than Dr. Fauci.
Obviously nothing sketchy going on here...
But the tale doesn't end there... if you look at the 52 members of the NIH's Panel that will decide treatment recommendations for remdesivir, 15% of them are funded by Gilead.
And as a bonus: The University of Virginia also receives the vast majority of their funding from the National Institute of Health. In fact, the NIS donated $207,000,000 last year alone to them tying everyone together financially with a nice little bow.
I should point out that none of this necessarily means anything, but the apparent financial relationships here are pretty interesting and the circumstances surrounding the investigations into both remdesivir and hydroxychloroquine seem to be suspicious at best. I'm curious what your thoughts are. If you had coronavirus and had to choose, would you take remdesivir or hydroxychloroquine?