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The pandemic has asked moral questions of all of us. How do our actions affect people around us? Businesses face a similar test to balance corporate responsibility and the common good, and in this week’s Slow Newscast we make the case that Pfizer has failed its moral test. The manufacturer of one of the most effective and widely-deployed vaccines against Covid-19, it stands accused of publicly undermining AstraZeneca’s vaccine and selfishly prioritising full-price sales in wealthy countries before contemplating selling vaccines to the poor. The numbers tell their own story: billions of doses sold to the developed world and a vanishingly-small fraction of that number to low income countries; more than $60bn in revenues from the vaccine alone this year and next. In the war to profit from the pandemic, Pfizer is a huge winner. But that victory means its contribution to beating the pandemic has been a fraction of what it might have been. Ceri Thomas, editor