The American pharmaceutical company Pfizer has already sold the majority of its coronavirus vaccine, the effectiveness of which is estimated at 90%.
Reports The Independent.
According to a study by the British organization Global Justice Now, 82% of the drug's stocks have been sold so far.
It was bought by the richest countries in the world вЂ” in particular, the UK, Japan, the USA, and the European Union. They account for only 12% of the total population of the planet, which artificially creates a shortage of drugs and can lead to the death of hundreds of thousands of people.
According to another study by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, if the vaccine is distributed fairly, it would prevent 61% of deaths, but if it only goes to the rich, it will save only 33% of potential victims from death.
However, if Pfizer shares technical knowledge and patent rights for vaccine production with the World Health Organization, it can help all of humanity.
We will remind that earlier the Minister of Health of Great Britain Matt Hancock pointed out problems with the distribution of this vaccine вЂ” a real cryo-chamber is needed to store it.
We also wrote about the side effects caused by the COVID-19 drug. In any case, this is better than the death that infection can lead to.