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23 Feb, 3 tweets, 2 min read
“Shocking abuse of power”
“High-level bullying”

Our latest story with @STATnews exposes @Pfizer's appalling tactics and demands on Latin American governments as it negotiates the T&Cs for its #PfizerVaccine…
The pharmaceutical giant's pressures caused a three-month delay to reach a vaccine deal in one Latin American country.

In Argentina and Brazil no national deals were agreed at all.
Pfizer's demands, we were told, went beyond those of other vaccine companies.

Ultimately, the longer it takes for countries to get vaccines, the greater the number of people that could contract #COVID19 and even die as a result.

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