SANDF lost 40% of its unregistered COVID-19 medicine because it left its fridge doors open

elf_lord_ZC5

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Not even that sophisticated.

It's propaganda to let us think that there were vaccines, whereas there was nothing to begin with.

We're not getting out of the state of emergency; "third-wave" propaganda has already started.

They never said vaccine, but rather Covid-19 medicine - a distinct difference.
 

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They never said vaccine, but rather Covid-19 medicine - a distinct difference.

There are few medicine that needs to be stored in fridges with extremely low temperatures. Covid 19 vaccines are one of them. There is no need to store Ivermectin at those temperatures. So, we would most likely be right to assume it is the vaccines.
 

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What would be a example of "Covid-19 medicine"?
It's in the article:
The Mail & Guardian reported in October 2020 that the SANDF spent millions on Interferon alfa-2b from Cuba despite the Department of Health banning it from being used to treat COVID-19 symptoms.

Interferon alfa-2b is an antiviral or antineoplastic drug which is typically used to treat cancers like leukemia and melanoma and virus infections like chronic hepatitis B.
According to the linked M&G article, it was illegally imported in April 2020, months before the illegal cANCer delegation to Zimbabwe, which could have been a trip to try and sell the Interferon to Zimbabwe.

The import of the medicines in April was hidden from the inter-ministerial committee appointed by President Cyril Ramaphosa to investigate all Covid-19 related corruption.
 

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M&G Headline "SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use"

The Mail & Guardian has learnt that the military has paid R35-million for 130,000 doses of the Interferon-Alpha-2B drug — enough to treat 8,600 military personnel — and is to make another payment of R182-million for a consignment that has already been delivered.

R35m + R182m = R217m
 

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M&G Headline "SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use"



R35m + R182m = R217m

Why are they paying R1670 per dose? When the web has the price at around $500?

Also, why would each soldier be getting 15 doses of the thing?
 

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Seriously? Cuban doctors are not in the Top 10 in the world. 1. USA, 2. UK, 3. Germany, 4. France, 5. Switzerland, 6.Canada, 7. Italy, 8.Australia, 9. Austria & 10. Greece. The list is compiled as follows, Achievements in the past and ranked which countries have made significant contributions and breaktthroughs in the field of medicine,It also looked @ which countries had the most representatives. This is from Acquire. This was was 5 months ago. Cuban doctors work mostly in South America, the African continent, Italy and Andorra. Not really in the North Americas or Europe or Asia, Aus or NZ.
 

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Currently $500 = 7,603.15ZAR ... , a bargain then ...

I think he meant 50

May have ...

Would help if he checked and tells where the finger slipped :)

So my prelim google search and skim reading had it at $500 - in which case it is a bargain, which would be suspicious given our tendency for corruption.

However, some furtehr search has gotten pricing of +/-1500 rupees - which is about R300 - and if the SANDF paid R1670, that sounds more par for the course.
 

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So my prelim google search and skim reading had it at $500 - in which case it is a bargain, which would be suspicious given our tendency for corruption.

However, some furtehr search has gotten pricing of +/-1500 rupees - which is about R300 - and if the SANDF paid R1670, that sounds more par for the course.

Thanks
 

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So my prelim google search and skim reading had it at $500 - in which case it is a bargain, which would be suspicious given our tendency for corruption.

However, some furtehr search has gotten pricing of +/-1500 rupees - which is about R300 - and if the SANDF paid R1670, that sounds more par for the course.

Yep. 1360 1050 Rupees - bargain, bargain ;)
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There are few medicine that needs to be stored in fridges with extremely low temperatures. Covid 19 vaccines are one of them. There is no need to store Ivermectin at those temperatures. So, we would most likely be right to assume it is the vaccines.

Pfizer -70c (good luck with that in SA.. these fridges at labs or universities)

Moderna & J&J**? -20c Medical fridge pricey but not too bad. Not used much due to need not present.

AstraZenica 2-5c standard vaccine fridge. What makes a vaccine fridge special? It keeps that low temp distributed evenly even with a few hours of power outage. If you use a retail fridge which can get to similar temp, distribution temp is uneven. Most vaccine fridges come with sensors which are monitored remotely reporting via support team when issues picked up.


Here’s the thing, a lot of private healthcare providers went with cheap and/or nasty(retail fridge) but with the pandemic are now having to buy these fridges (regulation) or not be part of distribution of vaccine.



Wrt SANDF.. these idiots are storing medicine in a cold room.. that’s all you need to read to know it’s gonna end badly.

2ndly there should have been a door alarm and remote sensing.. reminds me of people who buy expensive flat screen TVs and put it on unstable cheap tv stands and then cry when it falls off..

Let’s hope private and public sector are using the time prior to mass distribution to up their game as screw ups like the above is common hence the remote monitoring. You need to just read about the amount of waste that’s happen in US, UK and EU with Pfizer and the. Be glad we didn’t waste money on it.
 
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