The notion that prizes to investigators plus a pittance to those who develop and manufacture medicines under a government-run clinical trial operation will yield breakthroughs is naive: the risky part, the hard part, the part requiring hundreds of billions of dollars a year, is development. That is why commercialization is critical to medical progress, as are profits.
The Soros/Essential Action model is based on hatred of capitalism not science. And in the end, it will doom the dying around the world to continued suffering. The groups will have their press clippings and accolades from the Left and those in need of breakthroughs will have nothing. Such is the perverted definition of "progress" advanced by George Soros and Essential Action