No, I don’t think they intentionally dilute.
But I think the strongest medicines were made decades ago. And they had side effects. And a lot of people can’t take them. And people died or had lifelong problems.
I’ll give an example: antihistamine. What’s the best? Is it the strongest? Well, that would be something like Benedryl. It was invented decades ago and is very effective. But it has side effects that are unwanted.
What about attention problems? Amphetamine! But they have side effects so they work to be the most effective at the least amount so they end up with Ritalin and such.
Or look at Opiates. They were “the cure” for a lot of problems but we know about their addictive capacity so they work on the weakest but most effective version of them.
Antibacterial? They used to just “kill them all” until they found out: we humans NEED bacteria. Oops. Too strong.
So, I don’t think they start out with the strongest now.
They go in the “direction of” the strongest and inch ahead until they reach effectiveness that can benefit the largest population with the fewest side-effects.
But I’m talking about ‘general population’ drugs – NOT specialty ones for special cases.
Or, I’ll go backwards:
The ultimate solution to any medical problem is Euthanasia.
Ok, that’s too strong. How do we dilute Euthanasia?
I don’t think they go in that direction.
n the case of the various covid vaccinations: they used what they already knew was effective as a base and ‘tweaked it’ so that it was effective in a broad enough fashion to handle covid-19 and some mutations, which it has.
They wanted to minimize side-effects and they mostly did but with some notable exceptions such as with AstroZeneca – the danger of having it ‘too effective’ can mean greater side-effects.
Does it also mean they make more money by offering a product that works but is not a 100% forever cure? It absolutely does.
But do I think they have “the answer” and are holding back on it?
No, I don’t believe they do. There’s money to be made and if they DID have “the answer” they would sell it to somebody somehow who would buy it and they would.
What they offer is what they have.