South Africa signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with Pfizer

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South Africa signs COVID-19 vaccine deal with Pfizer

South Africa finalized a deal to receive 20 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine produced by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE from mid-April, allowing the country to prepare for a broad roll-out of inoculations after a series of setbacks.

The agreement had been delayed by contractual conditions demanded by Pfizer that aren’t in line with South Africa’s normal procurement policies, Anban Pillay, a deputy director general in the Department of Health, said by text message Tuesday. Those have now been resolved.

The deal comes as a boost to a country where inoculations have been limited to just over 250,000 health workers taking part in a study by Johnson & Johnson.

[Bloomberg]
 
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“Pfizer insisted that South Africa’s health and finance ministers personally sign the vaccine-supply pact, which includes indemnity clauses to protect the company against any future legal claims”

This does not inspire confidence.
 

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“Pfizer insisted that South Africa’s health and finance ministers personally sign the vaccine-supply pact, which includes indemnity clauses to protect the company against any future legal claims”

This does not inspire confidence.
Why not? It shows a company that has done due diligence on not only our useless govt but the people in govt as well. It reflects what we all know but can't say in public.
The very essence of the issue is the total moral and ethical decay present in SA.
 
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Why not? It shows a company that has done due diligence on not only hour useless govt but the people in govt as well. It reflects what we all know but can't say in public.
The very essence of the issue is the total moral and ethical decay present in SA.
Yes, but then their due diligence should have shown that their signatures are not worth the paper they're written on, as RSA often backpedals and ignores contracts.
 

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Government: 'we've finalised a deal'
Pfizer: 'discussions are ongoing'

Who to believe...?
 

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Why not? It shows a company that has done due diligence on not only our useless govt but the people in govt as well. It reflects what we all know but can't say in public.
The very essence of the issue is the total moral and ethical decay present in SA.
What are you talking about the indemnity is not unique to our country or government. Pfizer, like all other companies get to keep the huge vaccine profits and none of the potential blow back, this is insane.
 

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What are you talking about the indemnity is not unique to our country or government. Pfizer, like all other companies get to keep the huge vaccine profits and none of the potential blow back, this is insane.

They did the same in other markets including the infamous indemnity when they stuff up haha.
 
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