Really, he would have done that (had the crew create a patch to starfleet) in the short amount of time between when the rest of the landing party beamed-up and when he found out they were infected. Boy, besides this guy being a douche; he really thinks quick on his feet too. Are we to believe that somehow he convinced the crew NOT to send a distress call to starfleet but had them use what little time they had left to create a patch to starfleet for him to send fake updates all the while coming-up with the twisted plan to cash-in on the serum just in the little time that the crew were still alive? Wow, how did this guy get in command? They must have REALLY been scraping the bottom of the barrel. I honestly never considered the whole "patch me through to starfleet" theory because it is so outlandish. Just my opinion of course.