Vaccines, like any medication, take years to produce and test - and then sometimes they finally fail and get binned. Drug production is high cost and high risk for pharma.
EVERYONE wants a covid vacine by tomorrow - it is what will get us back to normal.
Clearly the covid vacine HAS to be rushed through the trials - it’s a balance between risk and reward. Whilst AZ are manufacturing the vaccine, thy have not been the only people involved in trials as it is an Oxford science lab that is doing most of the early development.
Clearly, AZ cannot be held completely accountable for this covid vaccine as you can guarantee that in a years time there will be a number of people crawling out of the woodwork blaming the vaccine on all sorts of things that have happened to them. ‘I developed diabetes- it must have been the covid vaccine!’
Its easy to knock pharma companies - but just think for a minute where you would be without them. If AZ can help Oxford to get a vaccine manufactured and deliver 70 MILLION doses - then we should be applauding AZ!