Why Doctors Without Borders Is Rejecting 1 Million Free Vaccines From Pfizer

Why Doctors Without Borders Is Rejecting 1 Million Free Vaccines From Pfizer
Doctors Without Borders has a message for pharma giant Pfizer : We don’t want your charity.
The global health care philanthropy (known as Médecins Sans Frontières or MSF in much of the world) is turning down Pfizer’s significant offer of one million free pneumonia vaccines to administer to at-risk children.
Cone pointed out that donation offers such as the one that Pfizer made often come with caveats that restrict exactly where the vaccines can be administered and who can receive them. That can actually wind up slowing down vaccination campaigns during public health emergencies. (Pneumonia kills about one million children every year.)
Cone also emphasized that donations can serve as a shield for big pharma companies to excuse drug price hikes. In fact, Cone argues that the tactic can actually be anti-competitive, discouraging other entrants into the vaccine market which might have otherwise helped reduce prices for all customers.

Council on Foreign Relations Vaccine-Preventable Outbreaks

203 studies found for:    Prevnar 13 who

New, Effective Pneumonia Vaccine for Seniors Finally Gets Green Light
Additional clinical trials to determine other measures of efficacy are ongoing, but the vaccine was shown to be 46% effective in preventing the first case of pneumonia in the CAPiTA trial (Community-Acquired Pneumonia Immunization Trial in Adults).

French Foreign Legion FIGHTING & TRAINING [Eng sub

French Foreign Legion FIGHTING & TRAINING [Eng sub

Gurkhas vs French Foreign Legion(HD)

Gurkhas vs French Foreign Legion(HD)

Syrian opposition totally dependent on foreign sponsors – senior Russian MP

Syrian opposition totally dependent on foreign sponsors – senior Russian MP

The Syrian opposition’s refusal to attend the peace conference in Geneva is a result of the desire of its foreign sponsors to thwart the peace process, claims the head of State Duma’s Foreign Relations Committee.

The Syrian Opposition lacks independence. It totally depends  on external support. All its steps are backed with interests and  calculations of its foreign sponsors,” Aleksey Pushkov  tweeted on Monday.

He also stated that several countries were hoping to thwart the  Geneva-2 summit, naming this as the main reason behind the  refusal of the Syrian National Council to participate in this  meeting.

There will be more such attempts,” Pushkov wrote.

According to Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and US  Secretary of State John Kerry, the Geneva-2 summit, co-sponsored  by Russia and the USA, is currently preliminarily scheduled for  mid-November. The final date will be determined soon in  consultations with the UN Security Council and the League of Arab  States.

On Sunday the head of one Syrian National Council (SNC) George  Sabra told reporters that his group would not attend the Geneva-2  talks, adding that any talks were possible only after the removal  of President Bashar Assad and his government. Moreover, the SNC  leader promised to sever the alliances with any other opposition  groups if they decide to take part in Geneva-2 pace conference.

Wes Clark – America’s Foreign Policy “Coup”

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2007/10/03/Wesley_Clar…

Retired four-star general and former Democratic Presidential candidate Wesley Clark criticizes the course of U.S. foreign policy in the wake of September 11, 2001.

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Wesley Clark discusses “A Time to Lead.”

Wesley Clark sought the presidency during the 2004 elections, seeking to bring a less hawkish perspective to the White House. After the campaign, Clark did not end his crusade for what he sees as a better America, one that supports his vision of a responsible foreign policy. He believes that hard work, leadership and determination will ultimately turn the country around. – The Commonwealth Club

Wesley Clark is a retired four-star general of the United States Army. Clark was valedictorian of his class at West Point, was awarded a Rhodes Scholarship to the University of Oxford where he earned a master’s degree in economics, and later graduated from the Command and General Staff College with a master’s degree in military science. He spent 34 years in the Army and the Department of Defense, receiving many military decorations, several honorary knighthoods, and a Presidential Medal of Freedom.