An example of disaster capitalism in action from a virus.
From Simply Flying:
When will all this end? This is a question on just about everyone’s minds at the moment.
According to Goldman Sachs, we should be out of this in around a year from now.
Endpoints News has a good summaryof the Goldman Sachs report, which to us represents the best realistic-optimistic prediction that we’ve seen.
Goldman Sachs has identified nine vaccine candidates as the most promising out of the 165 currently in development, and says one or more should see the light of day and emerge successfully from phase three trials this year.
This includes the Oxford / Astra Zeneca trial, ones from Moderna and Pifzer / BioNTech, as well as a group of Chinese vaccines, including the one from CanSino, which is currentlybeing administered to the Chinese military.
Not on the Goldman Sachs list is the Russian Gamelaya Institute vaccine, where a roll-out is already planned for October.
Here there is some scepticisim, that too many corners have been cut to deliver what the head of the Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has described as a “Sputnik Moment.”
The one area where we do disagree with Goldman Sachs on is the idea that large parts of the US population will be vaccinated (Q2) before Europe (Q3).
European countries have the advantage of a public healthcare system, and are involved in some of the vaccine trials.
For example, the Pfizer / BioNTech vaccineinvolves both a US and German partner, with a number of European countries and Japan having pre-ordered large quantities.
Meanwhile, the UK’s Astra Zeneca / Oxford vaccine could get early distribution in much of the developing world due to a contract with India’s Serum Institure, which is set to manufacure a billion doses from the Autumn.
Questions the aviation industry needs to answer now
What is true is that not everyone will be vaccinated at the same time, and different populations will have different vaccines.
As we’ve said before, the result will be a part vaccinated world.
This leads to a number of questions, such as what vaccines will be acceptable (and yes national authorities will set many of the rules as they have with testing).
Dr Fauci in the US has already said the Russian or Chinese vaccines won’t be introduced there. If someone has (e.g.) the Gamelaya Institute vaccine, will they be considered fit to fly?
This is especially since the vaccine is due to be rolled out to other countries like the UAE.
How can testing sit side by side with vaccinations, as the latter slowly start to take hold?
How will you verify vaccinations (the same is true of testing of course) to make sure you are not dealing with forgeries?
The time to think about all this is now.
Goldman Sachs have been heavily involved in the World Economic Forums “Great Reset”
However the Great Reset was first mentioned at Davos 2015 and as Goldman Sachs have claimed in their own Pdf report, “COVID-19 is the type of event that resets the entire economy. For investors and companies, this is an existential event where capital needs to find new homes and where yesterday’s strategies will work only by accident the way the stopped clock sometimes tells the right time.”
So has Covid-19 became a great opportunity for a new kind of capitalism for the WEF great reset first mentioned in 2015?