The president of the United States, Joe Biden, indicated that, once his government manages to defeat the covid-19 pandemic, start a research process to end cancer « As we know it. »
After a tour of Pfizer’s vaccine manufacturing plant in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the US president assured that his administration would be guided by science, in order to save and improve the lives of his population.
“I want you to know that once we defeat covid-19, we will do everything possible to end cancer as we know it. I have asked Dr. Eric Landes, a renowned scientist from Harvard and MIT, to co-chair the Presidential Council of Advisers on Science and Technology, and the Office of Science and Technology Policy, ”he said.
After the announcement, Biden pointed out that these offices of the White House that brings together the most prominent scientists in the United States to meet the most urgent scientific needs. In addition, he argued that the priority of beating cancer will be similar to the development of an initiative of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA for its acronym in English), carried out by the Pentagon.
“They will be part of the administration’s job to develop an effort to advanced research similar to DARPA on cancer and other diseases, just as there is DARPA in the Department of Defense that develops advances to protect our country ”, he pointed out.
The Democratic president has carried out « a vaccine tour » this week and celebrated the speed and efficiency with which scientists developed a reagent against the coronavirus; he even called it « a miracle of science. »
Similarly, Biden applauded the work that workers within Pfizer plants do, from chemists, biologists, to packers and shippers who handle contribute to the national effort to obtain an antigen.