Provide Vaccine to Other Countries First?

If CSL produce a Covid-19 vaccine first, after inoculating our own health care worker,
should we provide it to other countries' ,like India and Europe, healthcare worker next, before the Australian general population?

Poll Options

  • 62
    All Australians First:
  • 14
    Australian Healthcare workers, then European and Indian Healthcare workers:
  • 6
    Australian Healthcare workers, then 3rd world country healthcare workers:

Comments

  • +1 vote

    If it earns Australia loads of $$$ yes.

  • -1 vote

    Nice try, Greg Hunt.

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    Needs more choices…

    Supply can be split between all the above, allowing each of these countries to protect their most at need.

    The harsh fact is, the general population isn't going to see access to the vaccine until 2022 or later.

    pfizer for example the one with the massive headlines a few days back for their covid vaccine that is yet to be approved, but still, the does they say that can make between now and the END OF 2021 is enough for only 675m people. We have 7.8 billion on this spinning rock.

    • +2 votes

      The harsh fact is, the general population isn't going to see access to the vaccine until 2022 or later.

      Assuming it works, and assuming covid doesn't mutate significantly rendering it less or completely useless.

      We'd probably just be better off if we simply increased sanitation and the use of personal protection. We can do that today without one shred of R&D and kill off more than covid in the process.

  • -1 vote

    Best if we give a free jab with every successful international student visa appliance else we are stuffed

    Better giving people a free jab then having to pass the hat around for some spare change so we can pay our mortgages.

  • +2 votes

    It’s in our interests to wipe out COVID around the world so we can get back to travelling and running our economy. Giving the drug to us first when there are very few cases here is fine but a bit of a waste of time. Eliminating it at the source would be a better long term proposition.

    • +4 votes

      You dont have to have one, so that helps.

      Bad luck if you end up being the 1% though.

    • +5 votes

      I'd hate to be the one 1% with the level of damage it leaves behind.

    • +6 votes

      It's not just die or be perfectly healthy. A lot of people end up with life altering issues from catching Covid. It's not just get it and recover or die, it can be many different things.

  • +5 votes

    Australia should wait and see how the vaccines affect other countries before using it on our citizens.

    There are plenty of other people that won't think twice about participating in the worlds biggest medical experiment.

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      But other countries may have a vastly different vaccine, giving us no information at all. The only way that would work is to give our supply to another country and see how they go.

  • +1 vote

    Serum Research Institute in India is the largest producer of vaccines in the world, approx 1.3B per year. The easier way might be to just license the tech for a fee and let them deal with selling it to whoever

  • +2 votes

    We have COVID under good control here, along with a fair amount of anti-vaxxers and a smallish population.

    Hence, I don’t think the demand for vaccines here, i.e., single digits of millions, really compares to the demand from India or Europe as a whole, where things reach the hundreds of millions.

    So my answer? Base it on how much vaccine you can produce. A few million will service Australia well, but be a drop in the ocean for many other regions, so in that case you would service Australia first. If you can make hundreds of millions, well then you can probably service Australia and big chunks abroad.

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      Anti vaxers can die 😂 they won't want it.

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        1 out of 99 anti vaxxers will die, thats good odds

      • +4 votes

        The problem with anti vaxxers is they don't die.

        If everyone else holds an umbrella, the person without one can still stay dry.

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    Depends on CSL's own goals. The PM has given immunity for compensation based on side effects here. Each drug trial phase is also very expensive. They will have to weigh up those decisions.

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    Sell it to anyone we didnt have a good faith deal with for mega $$$

    Give it to Australians and those who we had a good faith deal with for free simple as that.

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    Whoever is willing to offer the best deal.

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    Probably not a scenario that would come about. Countries that really need it would be manufacturing their own, they wouldn't rely on Australia. Countries who may have needed our help would be Pacific Islands, New Zealand etc., but they are all near zero covid cases so unlikely to need our help. So makes sense to just get ourselves sorted.

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    Give it to overseas countries first, we have pretty much eliminated it here, once overseas countries are vaccinated we should be able to travel freely with out issuing vaccines to Australians

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    The vaccine CSL has commenced producing is being done under licence from an overseas inventor. It’s not ‘our’ vaccine. We would have certain rights and obligations under our licence to produce, as would other manufacturers around the world. Those rights and obligations may well define how and to whom we can distribute it.

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    We are not producing the vaccine. Why would we spend billions on India? Don't you keep abreast with the news?

  • +1 vote

    Produce a vaccine that has been fuly tested and approved BEFORE any distribution!!!!!