It is amazing how much damage libertarians can cause in a situation like this. Dismissing behaviors that reduce the spread of infection. "Give me liberty so that I can make more people sick." "Give me liberty to pray as I want, etc...."
Interestingly, India is the largest manufacturer of vaccines in the world. India has a huge proportion of the worldwide pharmaceutical industry. Many of the big pharmaceutical companies either have manufacturing plants there or (more often) buy from manufactures in India.
The WHO contracted with Indian companies to produce vaccine for other poor countries in the Covax initiative. Now the Indian companies are reneging on those commitments as they divert doses to the local Indian population. This will impact supply here in the Philippines as well.
Asked about the October timeline, COVAX co-lead GAVI told Reuters at least 140 million doses it had expected from the Serum Institute by the end of May will now remain in India.
UNICEF, which is helping supply COVID-19 vaccines through COVAX, estimates the supply shortfall at about 190 million by the end of June.
The move has left countries including Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and many in Africa scrambling for alternate supplies.
Also interesting is how low the production rates have been for the Russian Sputnik vaccine. It is being financed by the Russian Direct Investment fund so the Russian people have a chance to make a lot of money. Sure for political reasons they will over promise in an effort to get political credit but the production rates are horrible.
If you remember they got the jump on early approval in Russia. You would think that having more time, they would have ramped up production by now. They just can't seem to be able to put the production in place. They are severely failing to deliver on their commitments. This will impact deliveries here in the Philippines too.
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The idiots had a massive religious ceremony that contributed to the spread of their more contagious variant. The rich in the country are fleeing on private jets to escape the nonsense going on there (and further spreading their variant). Electing and then demanding bs denial policy from those elected. They 100% brought this on themselves. Nobody should be allowed to enter or leave that country.
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Please provide a link to substantiate your claim that the UK is "planning to stock vaccine way beyond what is required to do the whole population three times (UK policy - currently)"
Now that the US is producing more vaccines than it is consuming, they will be giving 80 million doses to poor countries by the end of June.
the U.S. will share a total of 80 million doses with the world, noting that the number is substantially higher than pledges from Russia or China, which he said have donated 15 million doses.
The UK has pledged to give away its surplus doses.
He promised the government would be a "global force for good" in fighting the pandemic and, unlike "some countries", the UK would not use the promise of vaccine supplies to other countries as "short-term diplomatic leverage".
A government source said more than half of excess doses would go to Covax, a UN initiative intended to ensure wider access to vaccines.
The UK government has donated £548m to the COVAX scheme, to which the US pledged $4bn (£2.9bn) in December.
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Yeah, the US has plenty of these morons as well...and the American people did have their ability to travel internationally restricted by many countries. I think more countries should have done this sooner. (And this should should have been done to Chinese travelers much MUCH earlier.) India is just the latest country that's citizens should not be allowed to leave their borders. It is not a double standard at all as I am fully in agreement with this travel restriction policy for ANY other country, including my own.
If they want vaccines their government should order them. They should already have contracts and agreements in place to have enough vaccines to vaccinate their entire population. Their government is failing them, they are failing themselves by electing the politicians they put in power. Stupidity at the voting booth has consequences (and the US is no stranger to this either).
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What does Iraq have to do with anything? Are you trying to equate an illegitimate war with this pandemic? How are the two related? Are you saying that since India did not participate in that war that their hands are completely clean and they have never used their military for shady purposes? Come on.
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Agree, agree, agree...but it stands to reason to do the densely clustered population centres first. Hence Bacolod will be in front of Duma. Goodness knows when they will hit the rural provinces n baraguays unless those in the ‘first’ world stop playing the ‘me, me, me’ game. Some hope.
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What good is a vaccination center with no vaccine? Philippines DOH says that 9.2 million doses were delivered through end of April. They have scheduled another 44 million doses to be received by the end of the year. These are mostly AZ, which require two doses. So that is enough to vaccinate about 25 million. That's the plan? Um, hello ... there's 110 million people here (not counting us expats). So the big plan is to vaccinate less than one-fourth of the country by the end of the year?? No wonder WorldCovidTracker ranks Philippines 156th out of 200 countries on vaccination progress.
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