Recovery in McKinsey sauce, Biden wire Trump on vaccines, Zingaretti not Russian on Sputnik, Babele Pd

Recovery in McKinsey sauce, Biden wire Trump on vaccines, Zingaretti not Russian on Sputnik, Babele Pd

What will McKinsey do on the Recovery Plan? What happens to vaccines in the US and Europe? Facts, names, numbers, curiosities and controversies. The tweets of Michele Arnese, director of Start, not only on vaccines

BABELE PD

NON-RUSSIAN ZINGARETTI ON SPUTNIK

VACCINES, US AND EU NUMBERS

BIDEN FILO TRUMP ON VACCINES

CASINI ON THE ASTRAZENECA VACCINE

THE TRUTH ABOUT CTS

STOP THE SPOT

UNMASKED MASKS

GIORGETTI COMMISSIONER THE COMMISSIONER OF ALITALIA

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McKinsey's fool

THE NOTE FROM THE MEF ON THE ADVICE ASSIGNED TO MCKINSEY

QUISQUILIE & PINZILLACCHERE

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EXCERPT FROM AN ARTICLE FROM THE SUN 24 HOURS ABOUT VACCINES IN THE UNITED STATES AND EUROPE:

On 11 December, the FDA gives the green light to the first vaccine against Covid produced by Pfizer BioNTech . In the same days, Trump signs an executive order to establish that the US Big Pharma will be able to export vaccines only once there are sufficient doses for the entire American population. With Biden, the race for America First accelerates, in deed and less in words. The president-elect, even before taking office with his team, works to define the plan to get out of the pandemic as quickly as possible.

On January 21, on “day one” he signs a 200-page document with the guidelines of the plan: the goal in the first 100 days, April 30, is to vaccinate 100 million Americans. He will get there first at these rates. It uses the war powers provided by the Defense Production Act, a 1950 law from the time of the Korean War, which provides for the possibility of obliging manufacturing companies to produce for national defense reasons. At the beginning of February it signed new contracts with Pfizer and Moderna for a total of 400 million ampoules of the two-dose vaccine. To which are added 100 million of the Johnson & Johnson single-dose vaccine they are already using. He asks Big Pharma to bring forward the expected delivery with Trump at the end of June and is satisfied. Vaccines will arrive for all Americans by May, he promises. It forces, with the war powers of the Defense Act, the two rival companies Merck and J&J to work together to accelerate the production of the one-shot vaccine. The two companies agree to invest an additional 100 million dollars to adapt the plants to production rates.

The target of one million vaccinated a day is exceeded shortly after, with a daily average of 1.4 million vaccinated in the first month of the presidency. Yesterday, for the first time, the number of vaccinated people in the United States exceeded two million people in one day. So far the US government has delivered 109.9 million vaccines. 82.5 million doses were administered to the population.

Ursula von der Leyen's Europe started with greater ambitions. It has entered into a dozen contracts with Big Pharma, already since the Trump era. Hundreds of millions of doses booked. Commitments. Promises. But the vaccines did not arrive. Contracts with Big Pharma ended up in the crosshairs due to lack of transparency. No information on the negotiations. Only three contracts with Pfizer, Moderna and Astra Zeneca, have been made public. But the "sensitive" information has been classified even to the MEPs: the agreed prices, the delivery schedule, the details on the liability clauses, any sanctions are not known. The other contracts have not been published. No time schedule was respected by the Member States for the simple fact that the vaccines were not delivered at the pace promised by the manufacturers.

Pfizer and Moderna now plan to increase production in Europe soon thanks to new production sites. Pfizer has entered into talks with eleven European companies to expand production of its vaccine, most of them in Germany and Switzerland. Two French companies will start producing Moderna's vaccine by March and Pfizer's one in April. The Draghi government has also set to work to produce vaccines in Italy. But it will take 4-6 months. Europe out of over 2 billion vaccines purchased (there are also stocks and serums for third countries) has so far distributed 51.5 million. Of these 51.5 million, the vaccine doses used by the 27 countries were 37.4 million. For every 100 inhabitants in the United States 25 people were vaccinated. In Europe only eight.


This is a machine translation from Italian language of a post published on Start Magazine at the URL https://www.startmag.it/mondo/mckinesy-recovery-biden-filo-trump-vaccini-zingaretti-non-russa-su-sputnik-babele-pd/ on Sat, 06 Mar 2021 09:28:53 +0000.