Vaccine rollout on Planet Earth: A "catastrophic moral failure"

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Re: Vaccine rollout on Planet Earth: A "catastrophic moral failure"

Post by Herainestold » Sat May 08, 2021 3:06 am

Millennie Al wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 2:13 am
Herainestold wrote:
Fri May 07, 2021 12:13 am
AZ is supposedly not making profits off the vaccine. In light of recent news have any of the other manufacturers volunteered to forego patent protection for the duration? It makes me very angry to think of Pfizer profiting billions from this dire situation. Their profits should be confiscated and given to Covax
So do you support the NHS 1% pay rise, or do you think it's too much? Presumably you don't want the NHS staff profiting from this dire situation either.
Take the Pfizer profits and distribute them to rank and file NHS workers. Or to covax. Both are worthy.
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Post by shpalman » Mon May 10, 2021 5:23 pm

molto tricky

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Re: Vaccine rollout on Planet Earth: A "catastrophic moral failure"

Post by Millennie Al » Tue May 11, 2021 12:34 am

Herainestold wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 3:06 am
Millennie Al wrote:
Sat May 08, 2021 2:13 am
So do you support the NHS 1% pay rise, or do you think it's too much? Presumably you don't want the NHS staff profiting from this dire situation either.
Take the Pfizer profits and distribute them to rank and file NHS workers. Or to covax. Both are worthy.
Why is it that the NHS worker who saves a life is worthy, but a vaccine manufacturer saving a life is not worthy?

Any quite apart from that, how do you expect to get your hands on the profits of a foreign company where the profits are made abroad based on a product licenced from a foreign producer?
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Post by shpalman » Sun Jun 06, 2021 7:42 am

PM of UK, which has so far only imported vaccines and not exported any, tells a bunch of countries who have been exporting vaccines, to export vaccines
Downing Street said the UK has "led efforts to ensure the world's poorest and most vulnerable people have access to vaccines", referring to its funding of the Oxford-AstraZeneca jab.
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Post by shpalman » Tue Jun 08, 2021 2:02 pm

The Guardian says that the BBC (can't find it) says that
Many thousands of vaccine doses have been destroyed in African countries after exceeding their expiry dates amid a reluctance to be inoculated and a lack of medical infrastructure, the BBC reports.

Malawi has destroyed almost 20,000 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, while South Sudan said it would safely dispose of 59,000 doses and hand back another 72,000 to the global Covax scheme for poorer countries.

The Democratic Republic of Congo said it could not use most of the 1.7 million AstraZeneca doses it received through Covax, so they were sent to Ghana, Madagascar and elsewhere. Nigeria was also unable to use some doses.
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Post by bolo » Wed Jun 09, 2021 8:12 pm

The Biden administration is buying 500 million doses of Pfizer’s coronavirus vaccine to donate to the world, as the United States dramatically increases its efforts to help vaccinate the global population, according to three people familiar with the plans.

The first 200 doses will be distributed this year, with the subsequent 300 million shared in the first half of next year. The doses will be distributed by Covax, the World Health Organization-backed initiative to share doses around the globe, and they will be targeted at low- and middle-income countries. Pfizer is selling the doses to the U.S. at a “not-for-profit” price, according to the people familiar with the deal.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics ... story.html

There is a "million" missing in the second sentence, but what's a factor of 106 between friends?

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Post by Bird on a Fire » Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:57 pm

African Union special envoy Strive Masiyiwa has accused the world’s richest nations of deliberately failing to provide enough Covid-19 vaccines to the continent.

Masiyiwa, the union’s special envoy to the African vaccine acquisition task team, said the Covax scheme had failed to keep its promise to secure production of 700 million doses of vaccines in time for delivery by December 2021.

“It’s not a question of if this was a moral failure, it was deliberate. Those with the resources pushed their way to the front of the queue and took control of their production assets,” Masiyiwa told a panel discussion hosted by CNBC on Wednesday.

“Imagine we are in a village and there is drought and there will not be enough bread and the richest guys grabs the baker and they take control of the production of bread and we all have to go to those [rich] guys to ask for a loaf of bread,” he said.
https://www.theguardian.com/global-deve ... says-envoy

Sounds like Strive Masiyiwa has discovered capitalism.
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