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Response to Pantagruel (Reply #4)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 03:43 PM

6. I am not a scientist -- but this HHS doc indicates that's partially incorrect

https://www.hhs.gov/sites/default/files/pfizer-inc-covid-19-vaccine-contract.pdf

See page 3 for the part that seems to match what you state:

"Pfizer and BioNTech have already made substantial progress, outside this Statement of Work and
without use of any Government funding, towards the demonstration of technical and
manufacturing feasibility, including through the initiation of Phase 1/2 studies evaluating the
likelihood of safety, tolerability and inununogenicity in the US and in Germany"

But then on page 1:

"The total approved cost to the Government for this effort is not to exceed $1,950,097,500.00. The
break-out of the costs is as follows: $1,950,000,000.00 to perform project efforts included in the SOW
and $97,500.00 for the Consortium Management Firm (CMF) Administrative Cost."

So apparently they had prior work done on this and then OWS kicked in that last $1.95 billion to get them over the finish line.

But again, I am not a scientist or accredited in any way as being qualified to read or understand a document such as this. An accredited journalist would be best qualified to offer a correct summary here.

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