We need Discovery’s safety valve for vaccine procurement — now
Forget the government’s sloth and the RET ideologues in this matter, getting vaccines privately to save lives now needs no debate
On February 15, Discovery Group CEO Adrian Gore wrote a letter to clients explaining “why we don’t just procure vaccines” for them. The first constraint was that “pharmaceutical companies manufacturing the vaccines will currently sell only to national governments, and not to any other entities”.
Yet developments on the ground in Brazil, Indonesia, Bangladesh, Mexico, and India — along with the circumstances surrounding the Russian Gamaleya Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology vaccine, and the private confirmation of at least one major Western manufacturer — lift that constraint sufficiently for Discovery to seize its opportunity...
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