I think there are some things i currently see which went wrong (mostly from my german perspective)Thanks for this, good to see an update to an earlier news piece
I was wondering about the EUs actions blaming the Pharma companies - I mean it is the companies productions lines which aren't performing, but losing their shizz like this... surely that means any future contracts they sign up to are going to be much more expensive to pre-empt any shenanigans from an unreliable customer, aren't they? Or choc full of no-sue clauses or disclaimers etc? If they even agree to supply them at all?
The EU just jammed a stick in the spokes of the front wheel of their bike, didn't they? They could have met up, found out what the issues are and helped them remedy them as quickly as possible (the AsteraZeneca EU plant apparently had issues getting raw materials), but the first reaction from the Bloc seems to have been sue the pants off of everybody...?
I'd appreciate anyone else's views on this I know how it looks from where I'm sat but that might not be the whole story?
1. Ursula von der Leyen
She is a retard. And if i say retard its like "Buy game stop at $325 and hold" retard. I don't know how she manages to get new political position.
She failed to manage the Bundeswehr in any direction
She wasted illegaly a shit ton of money on consultants und tried to cover it up. (deleted emails, blacked pages etc). We are talking about ~150 Mio in 4 years for consultants.
Her dissertation is a plagiat (in big parts)
2. EU wanted to be smart and make the best available price (Which they got) and ordered too little at that time (afaik they made contracts for 6 different vaccines), without considerung and calculating how much money one day of additional lockdown will cost.
I think we are talking about $15-30 per dose for Biontech. While the EU pays $15 Israel pays $30
OFC those pharma companys make the math, consider how much profit they make and plan the production facilitys ahead. If the EU want 200 Mio they don't plan production capacity for 600 Mio. Which might leave them with a "useless" amount capacity.
After realizing which vaccine works they started to order more. Production plants obviously aren't planned and prepared for that.
Also it seems like there was no real plan if and how the EU wanted to order vaccine at the beginning. Some countrys started to make their own deals. While france and germany wanted to form a "vaccine alliance". This seem to have delayed stuff further.
Forming this alliance took a while.
Approving new steps and money for the vaccine alliance by every country took time. (This is where each county failed)
Each new pile of money, each new manufacturer needed to be signed and approved by each company. Country interest seem to have played part in that too (4.)
3. Pharma companys overfill the vaccine.
EU realizes that they can get 6 doses out of the 5 doses.
Pharma companys realize that their contracts are made in doses and reduce the delivery amounts by 1/6.
4. When ordering doses they seem to have considered where those manufacturing plants are located. Its assumed if Biontech was in France instead of germany they would have ordered more.
5. Supply chain wasn't planned. It still seems to be a mess. Nobody knows when and how much vaccine arrives where. (look at 1. This is her fault)
6. Pharma companys probably should/could have known better how much vaccine really is needed. (as someone who plans a medical divice facility i somehow still can relate)
7. Here is something good. EU didn't wanted to make an accelerated approval like some other countrys did.
An incompetent retard tries to negotiate with 27 squabblers and pharma companys, to make a good deal.