Is anyone aware of good sources discussing the economics related to the vaccine? Just how much is being spent by whom (state/private/NFPs/NGOs), and who is profiting how much.
I’m not interested in arguing whether the US or other governments should have paid more or less to distribute it. Just wondering who (worldwide) has paid and will pay to develop, produce, and distribute it. What role are insurers playing? Is it possible to estimate how much “profit” various actors are making as a result of this process? I accept that the poorest countries should receive the vaccine, but how are their vaccines paid for and by whom?
It confuses me to think of such a huge global effort, w/ little discussion of the accounting for where the vast amounts of $ needed are coming from and going to?