- Mar 6, 2006
Not countries of 25 millionNope. Feds dropped the ball. Putting all our eggs in four picks was appalling decision. Other countries backed 8-12, not us. Just incompetent.
I think we backed 4 - which were spread out over the different technologies to ensure greater chance of success
The thinking back then was to ensure you got the working vaccine. Despite your "12-14 months ago" post, this time 12 months ago many people were saying we'd never get a working vaccine, that there had never been a coronavirus vaccine, that covid would mutate faster than we could keep up with etc. To think we ended up with several working vaccines is a miracle in this short timeframe.
Couple this with how they secured a local manufacturing capability - something that only a handful of countries have - incompetent is not a fair assessment. It's not an A, but it's not an F.