But they are firing the R&D staff BEFORE they have a partnership. What sense does that make? What happens if a partner does not materialize? Further SIGA's R&D people are probably best in the world on dengue and SIGA's other viruses. A partner probably wants these people or at least the option of taking them on board. Strange.
Your post makes WAY too much sense for most of the people here frankly. What I think the move meant was that the money saved equated to prolonged employment, and salaries, for some others. I think I'll leave it to you to guess who those people might be....lol!