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Can Indonesia afford to pay for the vaccination program?

Discussion in 'Covid and pandemic discussions' started by Centrals, Apr 2, 2021.

  1. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

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    Hopefully Covax (kind of a government level charity) will be able to help out the poorer nations.
     
  2. Mod63

    Mod63 Dive Con

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    Vaccinating 8 billion people even at $100 per person is cheap compared to what we have already spend :). And there are quite a few large global players that are more than willing (and able) to pay out of their own pocket to get their workforce around the world a shot.
     
  3. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

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    Me too. I fear, however, that the pace of vaccination will be painfully slow in the developing world.
     
  4. Mod63

    Mod63 Dive Con

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    Don't underestimate those countries, some of them have a very robust infrastructure in place already from previous vaccination programms (e.g. polio) and are dying to get vaccines.
     
  5. Wibble

    Wibble Contributor

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    I'm hoping -- and that's more than a prayer as it were -- that the rich countries would have all over-ordered on the vaccines and suddenly discover they've millions of vaccines left over. Those should be donated to the less well-off countries. Obviously this will be after the rich countries have vaccinated their populations.

    The UK, for example, has a population of 68m and have ordered well over 300m doses. This should mean that there's at least 100m surplus, just from the UK. Almost certainly the same for the USA and, if ever the EU get their act together, the EU will have a surplus too.
     
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  6. Murky Waters

    Murky Waters Contributor

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    China has the world's second largest economy.
    This virus originated in China, and it seems quite clear that their deception (and/or ineptitude) greatly contributed to it going global.
    Not too difficult to determine where the money and responsibility to repair the damage should come from.
    Particularly in that neck of the woods, where their influence is strong and growing.
     
  7. Edward3c

    Edward3c Instructor, Scuba

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    Not if the U.K. is going to give a booster for next winter, as stated about a month ago.
     
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  8. ontdiver

    ontdiver Solo Diver

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    If, as reported, some vaccines only provide protection for 6 months, the booster will become a full time exercise....
     
  9. Indah

    Indah Contributor

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    We cannot rely on the fact that until now the younger people have been excluded more or less from dying, although becoming sick for a long time. ‘Hit the hardest’: Why COVID-19 cases are rising among young Canadians
     
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  10. Indah

    Indah Contributor

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    Where did you find this? Interesting.
     

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