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UK Will Not Join EU Scheme To Obtain Coronavirus Vaccine

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by fillyboy, 10 Jul 2020.

  1. fillyboy

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    Yet another Brexit benefit. (y)
     
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    Fillyboy is very proud of this govts success in buying PPE from Turkey. Not to mention that fantastic test n trace app, that was developed by some Tory mates for a mere £11m.

    *snigger*
     
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    Mere peanuts to keep the wheels of industry turning. (y)
     
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    The article doesn't say that.
     
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    No, it's a brexit disadvantage.

    This is the real reason we aren't joining the scheme.....because we have no voice in the EU any more

    "The UK has decided not to join a €2.4 billion European Union plan to secure advance purchases of promising Covid-19 vaccines, saying the EU would not allow it any role in decision-making"
     
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    Well we'll just have to see who gets it first, won’t we.
     
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    Correct.

    If neither the EU nor the UK win the race and a third party (USA) does, then it could be a commercial decision as to where the vaccine is ultimately sold.
     
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    Irrelevant of Brexit I hope the UK gets the vaccine early, although when we get it will almost certainly depend on how much money Tories and their mates make on the deal.


    It would be a proud moment for the UK if the Oxford vaccine is the winner.
     
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    Are you assuming that there are no vaccine factories in the world other than those controlled by AstraZeneca?

    That's rather a large (and unwarranted) leap of your imagination.
     
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    And AstraZeneca is not even at the top of the list


    "Top 10 Vaccine Manufacturers in the World 2020
    1. GlaxoSmithKline
    GlaxoSmithKline is one of the largest vaccine manufacturers in the world and was established in 1873 by Joseph Edward Nathan at Wellington, New Zealand. Presently, GlaxoSmithKline is headquartered at London, United Kingdom and the CEO is Emma Walmsley. GlaxoSmithKline regularly features at the top of the list of vaccine manufacturers and has an annual revenue of more than USD 35 billion. Around one million professionals are employed by this top vaccine company and the list of vaccines made by GlaxoSmithKline include Ambirix, Boostrix, Menjugate, Rabipur, and Varilix.

    2. Merck & Co
    Merck & Co is considered as among the top vaccine companies in the world and also one of the largest pharmaceutical companies in the world. Merck & Co was founded in 1891 by George Merck in the US. The headquarters of this leading vaccine manufacturer is at New Jersey, US and almost 70,000 individuals work for Merck & Co. The annual sales revenue of Merck & Co is estimated to be around USD 40 billion and some of the top-selling vaccines made by this top vaccine company are GARDASIL, RECOMBIVAX HB, RotaTeq, VARIVAX, and ZOSTAVAX.

    3. Sanofi
    Sanofi is another of the top vaccine manufacturers in the world specialized in research and development of highly effective vaccination for babies. Sanofi was established in 1973 as a subsidiary of Elf Aquitane. Subsequently, Sanofi later merged with Aventis in 2004 and changed its name to Sanofi in May 2011. The headquarters of this top vaccine company from France is at Paris and has more than 110,000 employees working around the world. The annual revenue of Sanofi is more than USD 40 billion and some of the top-selling list of vaccines made by the company are Act-HIB, Adacel-Polio, Pediacel, ViVAXIM, Quadracel, and YF-VAX.

    4. Pfizer
    On the leading list of vaccine manufacturers, Pfizer consistently ranks among the top 10 vaccine manufacturers in the world. Pfizer was founded in 1849 by Charles Pfizer and Charles F. Erhart with its head office located at New York, US. Pfizer is regarded as one of the top vaccine companies with a global presence and almost 98,000 professionals are employed with the company. The yearly revenue of Pfizer is around USD 50 billion, and the vaccine brands owned by the company include Prevnar 13, NeisVac-C, Mencevax, Nimenrix, and Trumenba.

    5. Novavax
    Novavax is another top vaccine manufacturer developing a comprehensive list of vaccines for more than three decades. Novavax was established in 1987 at Maryland, US as a clinical-stage biotech company. The annual revenue of Novavax was more than USD 22 billion at the end of 2017 and the top vaccine company is forecasted to experience a rapid growth over the next few years. The list of vaccines in the pipeline or manufactured by Novavax include RSV F, NanoFlu, and ResVax.

    6. Emergent BioSolutions
    Emergent BioSolutions is one of the top 10 vaccine manufacturers in the world and this top vaccine company develops antibody therapeutics and vaccines for infectious diseases, autoimmune disorders, and oncology. Emergent BioSolutions was founded in 1998 under the name of BioPort and is headquartered at Maryland, US. Emergent BioSolutions has an annual revenue of almost USD 600 million and approximately 1,300 employees work for the company from 13 global locations. The list of vaccines manufactured by Emergent BioSolutions include BioThrax, ACAM2000, FLU-IGIV, and UNI-FLU.

    7. CSL
    CSL is a global vaccine manufacturer that emphasizes on researching and developing a comprehensive list of vaccines for the prevention of serious life-threatening diseases. CSL was incorporated in 1916 and the head office is located at Melbourne, Australia. CSL is estimated to have an annual sales revenue of almost USD 7 billion with more than 20,000 professionals employed across 60 countries. Some of the top-selling vaccines available from CSL are Fluvax, Panvax, Pneumovax, Tet-Tox, and Varivax.

    8. Inovio Pharmaceuticals
    Inovio Pharmaceuticals is a rapidly growing vaccine manufacturer in the list of vaccine manufacturers. Inovio Pharmaceuticals was established in 1979 and is headquartered at Plymouth, US. Inovio Pharmaceuticals has almost 300 employees and an estimated annual revenue of around USD 400 million. The list of vaccines developed by Inovio Pharmaceuticals include PENNVAX-B, VGX-3400, and INO-5401.

    9. Bavarian Nordic
    Bavarian Nordic is one of the top 10 vaccine manufacturers in the world and specializes in R&D of immunotherapies for cancer treatment and vaccines for infectious diseases. Bavarian Nordic was founded in 1994 and this leading vaccine company is headquartered at Kvistgaard, Denmark. Bavarian Nordic also has a R&D facility at Martinsried, Germany and employs around 500 professionals across the globe. Some of the notable vaccines made by Bavarian Nordic are IMVAMUNE, MVA-BN Filo, MVA-BN HPV, and MBA-BN RSV.

    10. Mitsubishi Tanabe
    Mitsubishi Tanabe is among the leading vaccine manufacturers in the world and is a part of the Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Group. Mitsubishi Tanabe was established in 1981 after the merger between Tokyo Tanabe and Mitsubishi Chemicals and has around 2,000 professionals employed with this top vaccine company. The list of vaccines made by Mitsubishi Tanabe are TETRABIK, JEBIK V, Mearubik, and Varicella vaccine."

    Additionally, India and China produce vast numbers at low cost.

    GSK delivers around 2 million vaccine doses per day to people living in over 160 countries.
     
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    No it does not.
     
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