Pfizer has just scored a spctacular own goal.
It turns out that by doing things very very very accurately, a person using the Pfizer vials can extract an extra dose – 6 injections instead of the 5 that were promised.
So Pfizer, having recognized that governments (actually their citizens, who pay for everything that government buys in the end) are getting an extra hit for the money they’ve spent, has now announced that it will charge for that extra dose.
In other words, for nothing except an accounting change (for 5 you get 6), Pfizer has just upped the price of its vaccine by 20 %.
No wonder Big Pharma is generally so disliked and mistrusted.