Pfizer delivers vials of multidose vaccine, which facilitates its production. The preparation of doses is the responsibility of healthcare professionals. For the safety of all medicines with this presentation, the vials contain a slightly larger volume than necessary to ensure the safety of the preparation. Professionals, accustomed to very frequent practices, realized that by being very precise, it was possible to achieve 6 doses per bottle. This practice makes it possible to increase the number of people who can be vaccinated by 20%, which is a major advantage given the slowness of production which currently does not allow the demand to be met. The vultures at Pfizer have scented the good deal because they signed delivery contracts for a number of doses and not vials. They now explain that they will calibrate their deliveries by counting 6 doses per vial. Thus, thanks to the professional conscience of caregivers, they will be able to increase their profits by 20%, a scandal that European and French politicians accept without reacting. In the face of the public health emergency, let’s not let Pfizer dictate its law and demand that the initial count of 5 doses per vial be maintained.
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