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Jul 21

Vaccines
Pfizer will turn to a plant in Africa to help supply the continent with vaccines next year.
The deal, which only involves the final stages of manufacturing, falls short of the technology transfer that public health activists have called for.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/21/business/pfizer-will-turn-to-a-plant-in-africa-to-help-supply-the-continent-with-vaccines-next-year.html
Matthew Kavanagh @MMKavanagh - Wed Jul 21
be clear: South Africa @WHO @AfricaCDC asked for mRNA tech sharing so they could make #COVID19 vax to serve African continent. @pfizer @BioNTech_Group in cyclical, neocolonial move will “allow” Biovac to fill & finish but refuses to share tech to make them nytimes.com/2021/07/21/bus…
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Thiago Carvalho @CyrilPedia - Thu Jul 22
'Crucially, the South African producer, Biovac, will only be handling distribution and “fill-finish” — the final phase of the manufacturing process, during which the vaccine is placed in vials and packaged for shipping.' nytimes.com/2021/07/21/bus…
John Nkengasong @JNkengasong - Wed Jul 21
Pfizer will turn to a plant in Africa to help supply the continent with vaccines next year. - The New York Times nytimes.com/2021/07/21/bus…
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COVID19 @V2019N - Wed Jul 21
Pfizer said on Wednesday that they have reached an agreement with a South African vaccine manufacturer, starting next year, to handle the final stages of manufacturing for doses of their Covid shot that will be supplied exclusively to African nations. nytimes.com/2021/07/21/bus…
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Tahir Amin @realtahiramin - Wed Jul 21
Absolutely brutal headline, which papers over the fact that Pfizer is still holding back manufacturers around the world from reaching full manufacturing capacity for the sake of their own profits. nytimes.com/2021/07/21/bus…
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