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Response to luvtheGWN (Reply #8)

Tue Mar 30, 2021, 01:52 PM

12. Yup, Conservatives strike again.

It absolutely sucks to watch other countries, like the motherland, the UK, be so far ahead. And even the US, no matter how much Trump screwed up and delayed the process there.

I'm 62, and (hopefully) without more delays, I still must wait until June sometime to get my first shot. And most Canadians may have to wait until the Summer is over before they get their first shot.

Connaught Labs discovered insulin, and also provided imunization shots for Canadians for smallpox, tetanus, diphtheria and whooping cough throughout last century. We were a world leader in vaccine production and were even called by the WHO to lead in the development of that small pox vaccine.

What's worse for Canadian tax payers, who Conservatives are always crowing about helping.....


Not only do we no longer have Connaught Labs, but Canada spends $1 billion a year funding basic medical research at Canadian universities, yet relies on the private marketplace to produce, control and profit from the resulting medical innovations.

For instance, the crucial work in developing a vaccine to treat Ebola was done by Canadian scientists at the National Microbiology Laboratory in Winnipeg and financed by Canadian taxpayer money. But sole licensing rights to the vaccine were granted to a small U.S. company, which then sublicensed it to pharmaceutical giant Merck for $50 million.

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