UQ is the ‘last place’ which should receive vaccine funding amid tenuous China ties | Sky News Australia

The University of Queensland is the last organisation the federal government should be giving research money to amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it is unclear whether it will “share it with Beijing or not,” says former Labor MP Michael Danby.

2/08/2020 2:43:00 PM

The University of Queensland is the last organisation the federal government should be giving research money to amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it is unclear whether it will “share it with Beijing or not,” says former Labor MP Michael Danby.

The University of Queensland is the last organisation the federal government should be giving research money to amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it is unclear whether it will “share it with Beijing or not,” says former Labor MP Michael Danby.\n\nThe federal government has to this date only provided funding to the UQ vaccine development in partnership with CSL.\n\nIt comes as the university has come under fire for initially expelling a philosophy student for his comments lambasting the communist regime in Beijing.\n\n“The University of Queensland is the last organisation I would be giving major research money to during this coronavirus,” Mr Danby told Sky News.\n\n“Who knows whether they will share it with Beijing or not.”\n\nImage: AP

02/08/2020|2minThe University of Queensland is the last organisation the federal government should be giving research money to amid the COVID-19 pandemic as it is unclear whether it will “share it with Beijing or not,” says former Labor MP Michael Danby. The federal government has to this date only provided funding to the UQ vaccine development in partnership with CSL. It comes as the university has come under fire for initially expelling a philosophy student for his comments lambasting the communist regime in Beijing. “The University of Queensland is the last organisation I would be giving major research money to during this coronavirus,” Mr Danby told Sky News. “Who knows whether they will share it with Beijing or not.” Image: AP

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MichaelDanbyMP What a disgraceful comment by MichaelDanbyMP UQ’s molecular clamp platform may well be the gold standard to lead the world out of this crisis. This, after UQ’s breakthrough with the Gardasil vaccine. Danby, focus on the criminal negligence of your mates in government in Victoria haha this news article is funny. it’s not even a news it’s a joke.

UQ does not have Australia’s best interests at heart. They are on team China LABOR LAST Fvcking Danby is a hypocrite Zionist operative targeting your own university now... Disgraceful Make sure cyber security so Beijing the Chinese Communist party cant hack and steal. And make sure whoever participate in the vaccine research comes clean and no tie with the CCP.

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Potential COVID-19 vaccine passes phase one of clinical trials | Sky News AustraliaAustralia could be the first country to develop a COVID-19 vaccine, but it could be rolled out in Cananda first because the government has invested in University of Queensland according to Flinders' University Professor Nikolai Petrovsky.\n\n“Everything is on track, we have now proof that the vaccine is protecting against the virus in relevant animal models,' Mr Petrovsky told Sky News. \n\n'We’ve shown that it is safe in human subjects in the phase one clinical trial, which was the first obviously, in Australia, and in the next few weeks we’ll have the blood tests in those subjects to show that the vaccine is making the right type of immune response'.\n\nMr Petrovsky said it was disappointing to hear the minister and the government “continually referring to the University of Queensland candidate as if it’s the first one in Australia when in fact we were the first vaccine and we remain at the front of this chase.”\n\n“It is a concern that the federal government has only invested in the Queensland vaccine, which is partnered with CSL, and obviously CSL has had a monopoly on vaccine manufacturing in Australia for the last 40 years,” he said. \n\n “We would like to see alternatives to CSL manufacturing vaccines in Australia, but that doesn’t seem to resonate with the current federal government.”\n\nThe Australian government has refused Dr Petrovsky’s request for help in funding the development of the vaccine.\n\nMr Petrosky is currently negotiating with the Canadian and UK governments for funding and said if another government provided his team with the necessary funding to continue developing the vaccine, then the vaccine would be approved in that other country first.\n\n“Which would be terribly unfortunate, given this is Australia’s first vaccine of its kind, we would love to be able to develop it in Australia,” Mr Petroski told Sky News. \n\nMr Petrovksy has formally offered to give the vaccine to people in Aged Care facilities in Victoria as part of a clinical tria Who's got the patent on that lil' money spinner? Hydroxychloroquine HCQWorksFauciKnewIn2005 HCQWorksFauciKnewIn2005

Struggling Qld universities to receive bailouts | Sky News AustraliaThe Queensland government will unveil a $150 million bailout package for struggling universities affected by the coronavirus crisis.\n\nA decline in international student numbers has cost the tertiary education sector millions of dollars.\n\nUnder the program, universities can apply for loans, which will be recouped through a repayment program over the next five years.\n Why? China controls them, let China bail them out The Commie ones. This stinks. It must be conditional upon the universities accepting no money from the CCP.

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