"U.S. science officials such as Anthony Fauci have suggested it will take 70 per cent to 85 per cent coverage of the population for things to return to normal."
7.8 billion people on the planet 119 million shots given = 1.5 % of the population vaccinated so far.
We are gonna need a bigger boat.
There are manufacturing facilities all over the world that could be making the vaccine but are not. The heart of the reason is pharmaceuticals are not sharing how to make the vaccine and patent rights.
The money or lives equation has always been a part of our world and is present in the decisions being made now. But I never really thought it would come to this. 20,000 people are dying a day, whole economies have been devastated, the world is in crisis and the problem we have is patent rights!
"If a legal way is paved for other companies to produce the vaccines, the mechanics of producing them shouldn’t be a problem, according to de Gama. “The issue is not capacity,” he said. “We have producers and manufacturers."
"Mexico received one of its biggest COVID-19 vaccine shipments yet on Thursday, in the form of the active ingredient for 2 million doses of China’s CanSino shot......which will be packaged in the central state of Queretero"
If Moderna and other vaccine producers took similar actions the problem would change from a supply side to a distribution side very quickly. and I know the people would rally to fix that.
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