Thread: Coronavirus
View Single Post
  #24362  
Old 17.04.2021, 19:17
marton's Avatar
marton marton is offline
Forum Legend
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Kt. Zürich
Posts: 10,558
Groaned at 471 Times in 404 Posts
Thanked 19,353 Times in 10,219 Posts
marton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond reputemarton has a reputation beyond repute
Re: Coronavirus

Quote:
View Post
So from the little info that is available here, it sounds like Moderna delivered 70k doses to BAG on Friday instead of 350k that were expected. Levy puts the blame on Moderna and also suggests that future delays might be expected and that BAg only learns about this on very short notice.

My interpretation: (1) Switzerland is not part of the big shortfall announced for UK and Canada yesterday where Moderna indicates large and official delays, (2) the contract between BAG and Moderna is so one-sided that Moderna can do pretty much what they want without even notifying, and penalties, if any, are not enough to deter. This might be the case for many of the vaccine contracts where countries had a poor negotiating position last summer - but it is inexcusable for a one-supplier strategy.

And dare I ask: Where are we on AZ, and why isn't Berset kicking in doors at SwissMedic?
The problem is that whatever penalties the contract states if the supplier fails to deliver due to production problems despite making their best efforts then is difficult, if not impossible to enforce such penalties. It is extremely difficult to prove a supplier did not make their best efforts and without that proof no court will enforce penalties; they accept shit happens.

For example, look at Berlin-Brandenburg Airport (BER) where opening was delayed eight years, cost overruns were in the billions and nobody paid any penalties.
Reply With Quote