Hard News by Russell Brown

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Hard News: Family Matters: a post about 2020

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  • Sacha, in reply to Farmer Green,

    made no difference to me

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • Sacha,

    That does not seem to have much relation to this thread. Are you OK?

    Ak • Since May 2008 • 19740 posts Report Reply

  • linger,

    I imagine Pfizer and other drug companies are wary about dealing with India because of that country's history of successfully undercutting Big Pharma's price-gouging with generics. To meet the demand, there's going to have to be some vaccine production within India under license as part of the deal, and that does pose some commercial risk for the company. But I also imagine the practicalities of responding to a pandemic should see a reasonable deal reached. The whole point is that no country should be left behind, otherwise the pandemic continues with fresh mutations requiring further vaccine updates and … oh, wait.

    It's weird having morally dubious profit-seeking companies cast as the saviours of the species.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1940 posts Report Reply

  • linger, in reply to ,

    As Ben Goldacre has pointed out, the drug company argument that they need to price-gouge because of Massive R&D Costs in producing new drugs! ... is hard to maintain when their R&D budget is dwarfed by their marketing expenditure.

    Tokyo • Since Apr 2007 • 1940 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Armstrong,

    Steven, I only come here for your posts. Cheers for the thought food. It's nice to feel not so alone.

    New Zealand • Since Jan 2015 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Armstrong,

    Metro College and Pipi Longstockings references all in one day. If only the likes of Burt Potter deflowered white male identity.

    And enough with the nurse hate brother.

    New Zealand • Since Jan 2015 • 77 posts Report Reply

  • Simon Armstrong,

    That post was before my time. My reference was remembering back to all the broken kids at Selwyn and Metro.

    New Zealand • Since Jan 2015 • 77 posts Report Reply

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