Predictably, America express concern – or envy or anxiety of losing the lead?
“The leading infectious disease expert in the US, Dr Anthony Fauci, said he hoped that Russia – and China – were “actually testing the vaccine” before administering them to anyone.”
What else would you expect from the country which claims to be, the World Leader.
- Leading the World in the number of COVID 19 deaths – due to stupidity and arrogance (widely documented so no need for bibliography here).
- Leading the World in the number of contagions.
- Leading the World in pharmaceutical rape and pillage via its avaricious drug companies:
- US pharmaceutical company defends 5,000% price increase https://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-34320413
- The head of a US pharmaceutical company has defended his company’s decision to raise the price of a 62-year-old medication used by Aids patients by over 5,000%. 2015
- Despite these taxpayer subsidies, prescription drug prices are nonetheless increasing at an alarming rate. In 2019, price increases from drug manufacturers affected more than 3,40026 drugs. For example, Allergan, a major pharmaceutical manufacturer, raised prices on 51 drugs, just more than half its portfolio
China also has it’s COVID -19 vaccine programme:
- Beijing is offering several vaccine candidates to employees of state-owned companies and the armed forces, while also conducting clinical trials in other countries.
- Companies could struggle to enrol enough trial participants, or gather enough data to convince regulatory agencies that the shots work.
MEANWHILE back in the Land of the Long White Cloud: NZ Covid-19 vaccine strategy: Government provides $37m for development, distribution. 26 May 2020.
- Laugh as many will. However, this is the same country that produced the bloke responsible for the first split of the ATOM: Remember Ernest Rutherford?
- Richard Pearce flew before the Wright Brothers.
- And someone invented Number 8 wire!
So, who’s to say some bright or lucky spark will not come up with the magic formula?
THE PROBLEM WILL BE!
Which vaccine will NZ authorities, authorise for use?
- Will it be poodle to America again – however far back they come in the race to provide Salvation from Covid-19? Will we load ourselves into the vice of American rapaciousness and threats of no dope if we don’t go fight more of their wars such as:
- Vietnam which they lost to Russian and China backers;
- Iraq where they commenced a crusade for weapons of mass destruction which did not exist and in the process, committed a war crime (UN and Philpott determinations) and unleashed ISIS.
- China trade wars – which they lose and the collateral for NZ: No Huawei.
- South China Sea gamble – which they will also lose.
- Will NZ be able to use a China developed vaccine?
- Will NZ be able to use a Russian developed vaccine?
What happens when we do get vaccinated?
- Are we free to walk without a mask?
- Do we wear a sign saying: I BIN VAXED?
- Must the sign specify which Vax we’ve had administered?
What about a large percentage of Kiwis who WON’T TAKE ANY Vaccine?
- Must they forever wear a mask and be cast aside deprived of basic rights?
Interesting times ahead – and nothing to do with whether NZ will retain the America’s Cup.
Ross Meurant, B.A. M.P.P. Currently Honorary Consul for an African state and Trustee & MD of absentee Russian owned commercial assets in NZ. Former National MP, former police inspector