Και έγραφε η Naomi Klein στο "The shock doctrine" το 2007:
"It was in 1997, when Rumsfeld was named chairman of the board of the biotech firm Gilead Sciences, that he would firmly establish himself as a proto disaster capitalist. The company had registered the patent of Tamiflu, a treatment of many kinds of influenza. If there was ever an outbreak of the highly contagious virus goverments would be forced to buy billions of dollars' worth of the treatment from Gilead Sciences.
The patenting of drugs and vaccines to treat public health emergencies remains a controversial subject. The U.S. has been epidemic-free for several decades, but when the polio outbreak was at its peak in the mid-fifities, the ethics of disease profiteering were hotly debated. [..] When Jonas Salk, a scientist at the University of Pittsburgh found it and developed the first polio vaccine in 1952, he did not patent the lifesaving treatment, "There is no patent", Salk told the broadcaster Edward R. Murrow: "Could you patent the sun?"