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Posted by3 months ago
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More than half of Canada’s AstraZeneca vaccine doses expired, will be thrown out

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Didn't the government stop giving the AstraZeneca shot over a year ago? It was due to side effects. I had a long chat with a friend over it.

How quickly people forget. Then the Feds forgot to focus on it. I remember. Can't be the only one.

Many people here seem to be formulating weird and different narratives in their heads it seems, over facts.

https://abcnews.go.com/International/wireStory/canadian-panel-recommends-astrazeneca-pause-55-76751765

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The best jab is the first jab.

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level 2
· 3 mo. ago
Alberta

It was due to side effects

It was also less effective against infection. When they first came out, Pfizer and Moderna were 100% effective against infection, while AZ was not.

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level 1

In this thread: people who don’t understand the concept of hedging your bets

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I remember when the argument was that the feds should have gotten more doses quicker.

Canada was in a position where we had to import vaccines at a point where nobody knew which ones would turn out and where demand was astronomical, so we had to pay upfront. Everyone in here declaring we should have gotten "a better deal" are delusional.

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It's scary reading threads. It's even scarier when you realize these people vote.

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· 3 mo. ago
Ontario

Normally I am on team "upset about government boondoggles" but this is not one. Buying as many vaccines as we could as quickly as we could was the right move.

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I mean preparing for the covid numbers was a necessary step but it's arguable that they could've done more to try and recoup at least some of the financial losses or make it so they didn't go to waste when it became clear they weren't going to be the preferred vaccine.

And while I get what you mean about people not understanding, it's also worth noting that our government isn't great with spending and a lot of people have fully justified issues with that.

I remember working for an employment assistance organization that's funded by the government and I was amazed to find that they're incentivized to spend all the money they are given so their budget isn't reassessed and then reduced for the following fiscal year. I later learned that a large percentage of government spending is distributed the sane way.

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· 3 mo. ago
Canada

Yeah the nutjobs sure came out of the woodwork for this one. I guess once they made antibax/mandates their entire identity, they felt that thrill again.

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It's very easy to make stupid gambles with other people's money.

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level 2

I partially blame this on media over reporting on hyper sensitivity cases of AZ that caused a panic. People would rather line up for Pfiderna

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level 1

So safe and effective other countries wouldn’t take them off our hands. Bye bye tax dollars.

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level 2

We bought as many vaccines as we could of all types as we could so we would have enough. We succeeded in having enough eventually. There was always going to be leftover stock and there was an issue with AstraZeneca so it made sense. Sure we could have paid less, but people wouldn't have got vaccines when they did if we had that policy.

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level 2

In fairness these were purchased before we even knew we could or would get enough Moderna or Phizer vaccines.

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· 3 mo. ago
Ontario

i'd have taken it if i wasn't offered moderna

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level 2

Lol. It's funny cause it's true.

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