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Tuesday, May 11, 2021

Don't want to pay? Cry racism

For $2 billion, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa could buy 100 million doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, which would easily cover the nearly 60 million people who live in his country.

But why buy when you can cry racism and maybe get the stuff free?

The New York Post reported, "Ramaphosa said on Monday that if wealthy nations hogged COVID-19 shots while millions in poor countries died waiting for them it would amount to 'vaccine apartheid.'

"South Africa and India have been pushing for a waiver on some intellectual property (IP) rights for vaccines and medicines at the World Trade Organization.

"U.S. President Joe Biden backed the proposal last week, though it may still take months to reach a deal.

"Ramaphosa called on South Africans to support the waiver in a weekly newsletter, saying vaccines should be 'a global public good'."

You know what would do a real public good?

Paying Pfizer for the vaccines because that would encourage capitalists to invest time, energy, and money in stopping the spread of diseases and viruses like this.

He and leaders of other backward nations want to get something for nothing.

Ramaphosa wrote, "It is about affirming our commitment to the advancement of equality and human rights, not just in our own country but around the world.

"A situation in which the populations of advanced, rich countries are safely inoculated while millions in poorer countries die in the queue would be tantamount to vaccine apartheid."

Speaking of equality and human rights, South Africa is seizing farms families have owned for generations simply because the farmers are white.

Ramaphosa knows better.

South Africans are getting vaccinated. The story ended, "South Africa has ordered enough COVID-19 vaccines for 46 million of its 60 million people via bilateral deals with Johnson & Johnson (J&J) and Pfizer. The J&J shots will be made locally by Aspen Pharmacare."

That is the way you do things. 

22 comments:

  1. Paying would reduce &/or eliminate the opportunities for graft....channeling Glen Reynolds.

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    1. South Africa USED TO BE a wealth nation. Gee. What happened?

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  2. But Stevie Wonder assured me that peace had come to Zimbabwe!?

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  3. South African president Cyril Ramaphosa is a little behind in using the most current Woke Terminology. The “in” terms are Health Equity, Racial Equity, eliminating Racial Disparities, etc.

    In general, Woke terminology is used to justify discrimination against certain people based on the color of their skin, their genitalia, their “gender identity, in favor of other people.

    The results and outcomes in the USA will eventually be similar to the the results and outcomes taking place in South Africa which Don noted in his post above. Certain people losing their farms, livelihoods, their lives, because of the color of their skin.

    These results and outcomes are already occurring in the USA, but the pace and seriousness of these discriminatory acts will rapidly increase over the next 5 to 10 years unless the Woke crowd is confronted and defeated.

    The lily-white Liberal Democrat and RINO elites of the USA don’t care because they think they are protected from this outcome; and they despise everyday patriotic American citizens; especially the white working and middle class and those people of color who support the USA, such as the Hispanics in Florida and Texas who don’t support racial discrimination and hatred against fellow Americans.

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  4. What would REALLY be a public good in South Africa is for Cyril Ramaphosa to put an end to the seizure of farms owned by white farmers and the murder of the residents, which he has condoned and even encouraged.

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  5. They were better off under the Boers.

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  6. I thought Bill Gates and Warren Buffet were donating their billions to poor countries? Why can't they purchase these vaccines and donate them?

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    1. They are liberals - generous with other peoples money.

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  7. The South African president speaks like a true believer of Marx. I agree with Susie (above) though that he isn't quite up to speed on all the newest jargon.

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  8. I would say to the SA president: Why dont you have your country develop the vaccine? Why depend on such a racist country like the USA? SA has been around for centuries with some of the richest gold and other minerals in the world. Dont tell me you are poor etc. Cut back on some of the corruption and maybe things will get better.

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  9. A Racist calling everyone else racist. Yeah, I am so enthused to help.

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    1. The pot calling the kettle black. Oops!

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  10. Pretending White Supremacy is Our Biggest Problem as a Crime Wave Sweeps the Nation and the World Erupts
    https://torrancestephensphd.substack.com/p/pretending-white-supremacy-is-our

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  11. This is not the last pandemic. Steal the intellectual property that Pfizer and Moderna spent billions to build and give it away and nobody will have any incentive to spend the billions needed to create the technologies to even more quickly deal with the next pandemic. If you kill the vaccine makers there is no possible Project WarpSpeed to save you the next time.

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  12. This is not the last pandemic. Steal the intellectual property that Pfizer and Moderna spent billions to build and give it away and nobody will have any incentive to spend the billions needed to create the technologies to even more quickly deal with the next pandemic. If you kill the vaccine makers there is no possible Project WarpSpeed to save you the next time.

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  13. This is not the last pandemic. Steal the intellectual property that Pfizer and Moderna spent billions to build and give it away and nobody will have any incentive to spend the billions needed to create the technologies to even more quickly deal with the next pandemic. If you kill the vaccine makers there is no possible Project WarpSpeed to save you the next time.

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  14. "It is about affirming our commitment to the advancement of equality and human rights"
    Equality? You missed the last system
    update, Cyril. Now it spells "equity". Type mismatch.

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