US Orders up to 600 Million Doses of Pfizer COVID Vaccine

"Need for repeated use would be the game changer”

Editor’s note: So let’s get this straight:

1. The government artificially boosts the need for a vaccine by conditioning normal life and basic liberties on it.

2. The government then grants a big corporation a monopoly patent on the vaccine which enables the latter to charge as much as $20 or $30 dollars for a dose, instead of the mere cents production will actually cost at that economy of scale.

3. The government then shovels your money to that company whether you like it or not.

4. The government then creates all kinds of pressures on you to actually consume the over-priced vaccines it bought with your money.

This is a lot closer to chattel slavery or to feudal serfdom than to any kind of market operation.


  • Agreement could cover as many as 600 million coronavirus shots
  •  U.S. government to pay when it gets initial 100 million doses

The U.S. agreed to pay $1.95 billion for 100 million doses of a vaccine made by Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE, the government’s latest step to lock up supplies to fight the pandemic.

The U.S. will pay the companies when it receives the doses, following regulatory authorization or approval, according to a statement Wednesday. The government also can acquire up to an additional 500 million doses.

Pfizer shares rose more than 5% in pre-market trading. BioNTech climbed about 5%.

Nations around the world have begun ordering vaccines that are still being tested as part of their efforts to try to blunt the impact of the pandemic that’s roiled economies and killed more than 600,000 people since the beginning of the year. The U.S. has already ordered experimental shots including one co-developed by the University of Oxford and AstraZeneca Plc.

Calculating Price

Assuming the deal for the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine is for the first 100 million doses, that suggests a price of $20 per dose, according to Sam Fazeli, a Bloomberg Intelligence analyst.

“If this vaccine prevents disease after one use, we calculate a windfall of more than $15 billion revenue for Pfizer,” he said in a note. “We believe this sets the top price for a vaccine, with lower prices elsewhere. Need for repeated use would be the game changer.”

Earlier this week, Tazeen Ahmad, an analyst with BofA, estimated that BioNTech’s vaccine program is worth about $11.7 billion. That’s based on an estimated $36 net price per dose in the U.S., $30 per dose in the European Union and $12 per dose in the rest of the world.

Pricing a Covid vaccine is far different than other products because of the potential demand and value, Pfizer Chief Executive Officer Albert Bourla said in June at a conference. “If we try to calculate the value of the vaccine for the pricing like any other vaccine,” through common market principles, Bourla said, “it would be unethical.” [What a blatant and shameless lie. There is no such thing as “market price” when we are talking about patented monopoly drugs. The market price is the price of a generic. $20 or $30 dollars for a chemical cocktail that is going to be made on such a vast scale is grotesquely overpriced.]

Supply Concerns

The U.S. deals have stoked concerns that other countries, especially poorer regions of the world, will be left behind. Other rich countries, such as the U.K. and those in Europe, have also secured deals.

The U.S. in May pledged as much as $1.2 billion to AstraZeneca to help make Oxford’s Covid vaccine, and the government has backed projects underway at Johnson & Johnson, Moderna Inc. and other companies.

The Pfizer vaccine would be available to the American people for free, according to the government. [For “free” and with “encouragements” to take it.] The U.S moves are part of a larger initiative to secure coronavirus vaccines for the U.S., officially dubbed Operation Warp Speed.

“Expanding Operation Warp Speed’s perse portfolio by adding a vaccine from Pfizer and BioNTech increases the odds that we will have a safe, effective vaccine as soon as the end of this year,” Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar said in the statement.

Source: Bloomberg

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Geoffrey Skoll
Geoffrey Skoll
3 months ago

Russia has, as of this week, a safe and effective vaccine after completing clinical trials. Cuba is sure to follow. China probably in the next few weeks. There is no way I would take a US, UK, EU vaccine. I would gladly take a Chinese, Cuban, Russian vaccine at no cost.

Josep
Josep
3 months ago
Reply to  Geoffrey Skoll

Thank you for pointing that out.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
3 months ago

Moderna would have gotten that contract if Ian Haydon hadn’t gone public.

rik pieters
rik pieters
3 months ago

The clue is the “if”. If it cures, we buy a lot. If not Gates end up in jail.

Undecider
Undecider
3 months ago
Reply to  rik pieters

But we know it won’t cure anything. It’s mean to eliminate fertility.

rik pieters
rik pieters
3 months ago
Reply to  Undecider

yes

Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
3 months ago

If anyone comes at me with a needle I will consider it a hostile act and defend myself vehemently, With deadly force if necessary.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
3 months ago
Reply to  Raptar Driver

All you have to is learn to pronounce Guillain-Barre (gee-YAH-buh-RAY) syndrome like a Frenchman. It has stopped every vaccine sales attempt that has been applied to me since I learned.

Raptar Driver
Raptar Driver
3 months ago

I’ll keep that in mind thanks.

chris chuba
chris chuba
3 months ago

Is this the one based on the Oxford trial or one of the other 5 that are even less proven?

Emmet Sweeney
Emmet Sweeney
3 months ago

This gets more sinister by the day. These bastards really do intend to enslave us all.

disqus_3BrONUAJno
disqus_3BrONUAJno
3 months ago
Reply to  Emmet Sweeney

They intend to exterminate us, not enslave us, which was accomplished by Lincoln.

Guest
Guest
3 months ago

Pfizer Chief Executive officer Albert Bourla a jew from Thessaloniki also known by the alias Akis has a PhD in veterinary medicine and this guy is about to treat the goyim like cattle,well no surprise there is a jew behind it.

Anti-Empire