Fiddling, fiddling, fiddling. Shame on you.

Recently, Huang Zhen, vice chairman of Yunnan Watson Bio, spoke at a forum and said.

“We the people of China must trust Chinese vaccines, domestic vaccines. When China really needs a vaccine, these foreign companies can’t give China a vaccine. “

The statement was met with a beating from many netizens.

“Interest groups are out again to deceive the people! “…nonsense…” Shame on you! “‘Stirring up populism and scheming their own agendas, that’s what they’ve always done’ “…… Various questions have been raised about it.

Speaking of Watson Bio, many people may not be familiar with it. But if you want to talk about the 2016 Shandong illegal vaccine case, I’m afraid no one knows about it.

What I want to tell you is that Watson Bio is one of the key players in the Shandong illegal vaccine case.

The history of the Shandong illegal vaccine case is not complicated, since 2011, the suspects Pang and Sun (mother and daughter) duo sold more than 570 million yuan worth of vaccines to the country through online QQ exchange groups and logistics express.

Although these vaccines and biological products are produced by regular manufacturers, they are not transported and stored in accordance with relevant national laws and regulations, and may even cause side effects after injection, with some vaccines causing lifelong disability or death.

At the time, according to the SFDA, nine pharmaceutical companies were suspected of fictitious vaccine distribution channels and were considered to be primarily responsible for the case. Among them, a company called Shandong Shijie Biologicals was listed.

The GSP certificate was revoked as a result, and the controlling shareholder of Shandong Shijie Biologicals is Watson Biologicals.

Huang Zhen, vice chairman of Watson Bio, implied that the public did not have enough trust in domestic vaccines. However, Chairman Huang avoids the question of where this distrust comes from.

It is estimated that Chairman Huang has long forgotten the stains of Shandong Shijie’s misdeeds. For a company with such a short memory, can their products be trusted?

There is nothing wrong with the demand for public trust in domestic vaccines, but it takes more than lip service to realize this demand, not to stir up xenophobic sentiments among the public, and to stigmatize and demonize foreign companies.

The statement that “when China really needs a vaccine, it is impossible for foreign companies to give China a vaccine” is a blatant disinformation, isn’t it?

Just recently, the international pharmaceutical giant AstraZeneca signed a cooperation agreement with a domestic pharmaceutical company for a new coronavirus vaccine, willing to provide China with a high-quality and affordable new coronavirus vaccine.

And according to the previously announced news, the future market AstraZeneca’s new crown vaccine is expected to be about $3 to $4.

The most widely known example of foreign drug companies aiding Chinese vaccines is Merck’s transfer of vaccine production technology to China at cost more than 30 years ago.

In the fall of 1988, when China went to the United States to discuss the introduction of hepatitis B vaccine, Merck originally wanted to sell the vaccine directly, and at that time, the price of a single hepatitis B vaccine in the United States was $100.

However, Roy Vangelos, then president of Merck, made a surprising decision after learning that more than 20 million newborns in China each year were in urgent need of hepatitis B vaccine.

Giving up at least $2 billion a year in business to transfer the technology to China for the very low price of $7 million.

Not only does this move mean giving up royalties and huge profits from the Chinese market, $7 million may not even be enough to train Chinese technicians and pay for experts sent to China.

Today, we are able to take off our hat as a major hepatitis B country, and Merck’s contribution cannot be erased, which, in turn, is almost the consensus of the domestic medical community.

Is Chairman Huang, who is also a veteran of the medical industry, any more insular than an amateur like me?

It must be admitted that there are secret rivalries and calculations between countries, and it is true that banning the export of technologies and products to other countries in order to protect one’s own interests is nothing new.

But such technology and product bans can be found in almost any field, but there is one field that is basically an exception, and that is medical and pharmaceuticals.

The rationale for this is simple: epidemics and diseases know no borders, and advanced medical care and medicine, which is used to save lives – to save others, in fact, to save oneself!

Whoever dares to seal the deal openly is not only stupid and shameless, but a crime against humanity!

Besides, in business terms, why don’t people foreign drug companies sell you vaccines and drugs? Why don’t you make money when you can? Are you hungry?

In fact, the reason some of the newest foreign vaccines and drugs have been slow to come in is not that people don’t want to sell them, but that they are blocked by thresholds that we have set up ourselves.

Obviously, for companies with bad intentions, such as Watson Bio, the higher the threshold the better, because only then will we have fewer choices and pay higher costs.

They also think it’s not enough, but they also deliberately create confrontation, stir up national sentiment, and sensationalize for commercial gain.

In this way, their products can be sold, they can lie down and count their money, and they can harvest waves of leeks.

All I can say is, it’s shameless to say the least!