Health Canada just approved covid vaccine that will be rolled out by mid December to a great fanfare. And this is a Pfizer product, rushed through the approval process at a lighting speed.
HC and FDA have been very accommodative here.
I guess some people don’t have a good feeling about the way it went, so Pfizer is planning three post-authorization surveillance studies.
This is like a car company bringing a new model to the market and announcing that it will complete crash studies later.
This is likely the biggest money grab...., sorry, medical advancement in history.
I was always of the opinion – protect the fragile and let other people’s immune system handle it. Immune systems evolve because they’re created to handle viruses that evolve.
Especially in children and young people.
Canada just secured supplies of the new vaccine, so prepare to write cheques with lots of zeros Mr. Trudeau. The good thing is that the grim daily messages will likely end.
But some of it was actually fun.
Like, Justin Trudeau in a daily communiqué from the front of his headquarters said:
“I don’t want to be here this morning, you don’t want me to be here this morning, but here we go again.”
Did we just have a one-night stand with the prime minister?
Truth is – the more people get tested, the more cases are discovered, which doesn’t necessary mean that they all are harmful to anyone.
We’re barking the wrong tree.
There is a lot of money in it for testing and vaccination; there is also a lot of political weight. I haven’t seen any figures and likely never will, but its taxpayer’s money.
So, the case for the pandemic is weak and the costs are huge, which means somebody is getting shafted.
Take a wild guess who.
The covid protocols are as clear as mud. For example – restaurants in Toronto are closed for sitting in, but they’re open in Niagara Falls (1.5hr drive). Imagine the traffic from Toronto to the Falls on a Saturday afternoon for a dinner.
I’ve been there and I know, and try to explain it to your kid, who is too bright for his own good.
My favorite one is this – how can you specify the distancing without specifying the mask?
The whole spectacle puts in question the government’s competency, and is a part of a bigger issue because public’s trust is being shaken, be it in political, healthcare or monetary policy. Slow process, but a process. And these are the institutions that traditionally keep the nation together.
There is a breakdown that troubles me and it’s a lot to undo and make better.
To be clear, I never believed in conspiracy theories, which would imply that there is bunch of ladies and men just hatching vicious schemes that persist through time.
Two things I believe in are these – if there is a potential event that will benefit several big stakeholders, it will happen.
The rest you leave to the crowd behavior and peer pressure for reaction.
Add intensive media coverage and it is happening.
Sad, but true.
Tom Kubiak is the author of The Traveler