sabenapilot wrote:DTVG wrote:sabenapilot wrote:
Wait till the modalities and consequences of the EU lawsuit against them are fully understood...
Not only their corporate reputation is completely trashed by their scandalous behaviour, also their balance sheet: the EC will make sure it really hurts.
All for the sake of a few tens of millions of jabs secretly exported to the UK ? ? ?
Whatever were they thinking?
Until now there hasn’t been any legal ruling on the whole affair, but it seems you and the EU are already out for some payback as if there had been some kind of verdict.
I also find it childish to prematurely exclude AZ from future procurements. Who knows, maybe AZ will have something good in 2022 and 2023… Just shows how decision making at the EU is made.
I don't know what standards companies rewarded with government contracts in the UK normally need to adhere to, but any company which can not deliver what it guaranteed by a factor 4 even and tries to hide this massive production shortfall from sight so the client can not order from competitors instead, is indeed not a partner worthy of any future business, so the EU rightfully took its mega order for 1.8 billion vaccines for 2022/2023 to Pfizer instead.
A-Z's Oxford vaccine is indeed finished off: in the US it never lifted off even, while in Europe it stalled on take-off... its reputation is truly trashed: good for third world use only, seems to be the first world's consensus.
AZ botched up the whole delivery and it’s response has been bad. I also agree that it seems to be less effective then mRNA vaccines and then there is the blood clotting issue (which J&J apparently also has).
However, unlike the mRNA vaccines, AZ’s not only is AFAIK cheaper but also considerably easier to transport and handle, which is important in developing/third world countries (so yes, it’s good for third world use). If you consider how many people actually live there vs the US and EU plus the fact that India (a major pharma hub) is also producing the vaccine, it is not difficult to imagine that AZ will the the most widely used vaccine in the world. Additionally, the vaccination campaign in the UK with AZ seems to be working very well, even though most have only got one shot.
Thus I honestly don’t understand why you are calling the AZ vaccine “finished off”. Is this something the Eurocrats say to feel better?