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(Medical Xpress)   Drugmakers say they'll keep 200mil vaccine doses for 'equitable' use. Out of how many billions needed? You do the math   (medicalxpress.com) divider line
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2020-10-28 10:07:10 AM  
I'd like to hear how Subby thinks this should work?

Are we pretending that this means never, rather than just later?
 
2020-10-28 10:56:14 AM  
It isn't that hard to figure out how many billions you would need. This is where diff eqs shine, predicting the future.
 
2020-10-28 11:16:54 AM  
Subby is a narrow-minded idiot.  These are international corporations.  If the drugmakers applied an "equitable use" standard to the entire vaccine sample based on ability to afford the vaccine, not a single person on the European and North American continents, outside of maybe Haiti, would receive a vaccine.
 
2020-10-28 11:27:02 AM  
I think the argument is: By overcharging in the US, they cover their overhead costs, and have enough infrastructure and resources to actually develop the vaccines.

Also, if you want truly fair and equitable, use the free vaccine that I made.
Step 1: die.
 
2020-10-28 1:57:14 PM  
I would be okay with paying twice the price for my vaccine to donate one à la OLPC.
 
2020-10-28 3:16:07 PM  
You're all getting way ahead of yourselves. First we need a vaccine that works and immunity that lasts longer than three months.
 
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