ToneLoc wrote: ↑Thu Nov 26, 2020 8:59 am
Highly ironic that the large majority of doubters for the U.K COVID-19 vaccine are journalists and scientists based in the U.S where Pfizer, the world’s largest pharmaceutical company not known for its ethical practices I’m sure would like to influence the global market for the vaccine.
This is the same firm who initially announced 90% efficacy but then somehow “found” another 5% just 24 hours after rival Moderna announced 94.5% efficacy.
It did wonders for their share prices of course.
https://time.com/5915804/astra-zeneca-e ... ronavirus/
And the Russian Sputnik V vaccine (manufactured in India) has 95% efficacy and is cheaper than the US product.
Meanwhile the UK trac-n-trace Moonshot detection program only manages to contact 1 person in 4 who have tested positive. The PM commenting on the
program “Our test-and-trace system is as good as, or better than, any other system anywhere in the world,”
One reason for the difficulty is trac-n-trace call centres employ large numbers of students and school-leavers on minimum wage who receive just a few hours of training. “It’s an absolute shitshow,” an insider commented.
Whether 25% accuracy will be sufficient to drive transmission totals down during the return to the tier system will be something that is discovered later.
And in any case the soon to be implemented national vaccination program will make much of what has preceded it irrelevant and old hat.
Something the PM will be quick to remind everybody during January and February.