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  1. freewheeling

    Actually, it’s more … Ireland is contracted for at least double that amount in additional Pfizer jab purchases, with no get-out clause.

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  2. Your auld wan

    On Broadsheet.ie, Bodger has spent more than 10,000 hours posting anti-vax nonsense and been paid €0.

    Eye opening, isn’t it?!

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    1. paddy apathy

      As Gladwell tells it, the rule goes like this: it takes 10,000 hours of intensive practice to achieve mastery of complex skills and materials, like playing the violin or getting as good as Bill Gates…

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  3. E'Matty

    I don’t think the posters above understand the concept of vested interests. They treat the pharma industry as if they are some independent scientific body when they publish information on their vaccines when they are in fact for profit entities who’s priority is profit and not public safety or health. Before the mindless drones go on about the WHO and other voices of authority they are following, they should perhaps look into how each such organisation is actually funded. The same goes for the media organisations they have been trusting with their health. How many vested interests and “club members” have profitted from our governments response to the pandemic? Such innocent little lambs with their childlike belief in benign and even benevolent power. Always follow the money.

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    1. chris

      As eloquently and forthright as you’ve put it – it just won’t sink in. I’m not sure of the figures here but UK Covid media spending (up until may) was 1.8 Billion. Maybe you could try repeating what you said while doing a dance on TikTok? Might catch some if the zoomers at least.

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      1. E'Matty

        Yeah, quite true, though I’m not sure how to fit “The WHO Guideline’s for the digital international Vaccination Certificate or “Vaccination Passport” has been funded by the Gates and Rockefellar Foundations” into a viral TikTok video.

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  4. Centerest Dad

    I wonder if there’s a monetary value to preventing severe disease… Bodger?

    Also I think the payments were a matter of public record for a while now. What does Bodger think pharmacists and doctors should get paid?

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      1. Centerest dad

        go for it buddy. Love to hear what a tech guy on a… middling? successful? irish news aggregator website has to say about this stuff

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  5. E'Matty

    I wonder if there is any money to be made in exaggerating a pandemic threat and then selling only one thing, vaccines, as the solution to that threat, attacking and demonising any alternative, and then being the ones to sell that vaccine solution, and then make it a requirement of all society on a bi-annual continuing basis, possibly forever more. Hmmm, I wonder….

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    1. Bodger

      Might be some bread to made in describing an alternative treatment as ‘horse goo’ while developing a ‘covid pill’ containing said goo. I’m no business man though.

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      1. E'Matty

        @Bodger – “Might be some bread to made in describing an alternative treatment as ‘horse goo’ while developing a ‘covid pill’ containing said goo.” Yup, and anyone trying to push that alternatvie treatment should be attacked and vilifed and sneered at. It makes financial sense, so why not?

        One might even draft up a makey uppy report in a reputatable international journal, like the Lancet, attacking a suggested alternative. Have the media make it into a point of derision and mock anyone suggesting it. Maybe even get a particualrly polarising political figure to recommend it, thereby properly tarnishing its rep in the “moderate people’s” minds. When the fraudulent nature of the report is exposed, report that too but only in a token manner. Let the idea still hang in the people’s minds so they continue to view that alternative as snake oil and looney juice. https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/jun/04/covid-19-lancet-retracts-paper-that-halted-hydroxychloroquine-trials

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      2. Nigel

        Might be some money to be made promoting unproven medical treatments to a political base committed to opoosing public health measures because of their rabidly anti-liberal ideology.

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    2. E'Matty

      Actually, imagine we had a precedent for this very behaviour. That would be uncanny wouldn’t it? Well, as it happens, in 2010 the Council of Europe heavily criticised the World Health Organization, national governments, and EU agencies for their handling of the swine flu pandemic. Yeah, that was the one where Tony Houligan went on national media and encouraged every Irish parent to vaccinate their kids against this scary new “pandemic” even after it was being internationally flagged that Pandemrix (the swine flu vaccine) was causing narcolepsy in kids and teenagers. What a swell guy! Clearly trustworthy. Oh, but don’t question Tony or you’re a Far right conspiraloon, eh? You and I as tax payers will all now pay out north of €100 million in damages to the kids neurologically damaged for life by that act of criminality. The EU parliamentary assembly of the council—the international organisation that protects human rights and the rule of law in Europe—published a draft of a report that reviewed how the H1N1 pandemic was handled.

      “National governments, WHO, and EU agencies had all been guilty of actions that led to a “waste of large sums of public money, and unjustified scares and fears about the health risks faced by the European public,” says the report. The report stated that there is “overwhelming evidence that the seriousness of the pandemic was vastly overrated by WHO,” and this resulted in a distortion of public health priorities. Moreover, the “strong commercial interests” in the pandemic and vaccination campaigns are illustrated by “the high levels of profit that pharmaceutical companies were able to make,” says the committee text, which quotes the investment bank JP Morgan as reporting that sales of H1N1 vaccines in 2009 were expected to result in overall profits of $7-$10 billion dollars to vaccine manufacturers.”

      “Attending the meeting in Paris at which the report was made public on June 4 was Fiona Godlee, editor-in-chief of the British Medical Journal (BMJ), which that morning had published the results of its own investigation into the pandemic, conducted jointly with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism. This reports that key scientists advising the WHO on planning for the pandemic had done paid work for pharmaceutical firms who stood to gain from the guidance the scientists were preparing.

      Dr Godlee told the meeting the Council of Europe text was “extremely important, and its findings complement the findings of the BMJ’s own report.” Key guidance from WHO – on the need to stockpile antivirals, on the effectiveness of flu vaccines and on pandemic flu in general – was authored by experts being paid by industry and, given the huge public cost and private profit from the pandemic, the existence of these conflicts of interest was of grave concern, more so because WHO has not been transparent about them, she said.”

      Imagine that! But, it would never happen again, right?

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      1. E'Matty

        perhaps consider less the cost to us (as bad as it may be) and more the profit to the pharmaceutical industry. The point being made here is the clear financial incentive and vested interests involved in this global pandemic, and not so much public expenditure concerns (though that too is an issue, but to a lesser degree in significance to this discussion).

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        1. jonboy

          How much benefit do the pharmaceutical industry get from other medicines, say cancer treatments or insulin injections? I have a feeling COVID vaccines are the least of your worries if you are annoyed about pharmaceutical profiteering.

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  6. TR

    Actually, the cost of the vaccine depends on who is administering it. A higher fee is paid to NCHDs/GPs and pharmacists, but most vaccines are administered by other health-care workers at a significantly lower cost.

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