I won't deny the financial input from the US, but the Pfizer vaccin was researched in Germany and first produced in Puurs (Belgium), and yes, the production is in the Pfizer plant in Europe.
Astra Zeneca was researched at the Oxford university and is produced by the Swedish-English company Astra Zeneca.
J&J vaccin was researched in Belgium (Beerse) by the company Janssen pharmaceutica and produced in Leiden (Holland). Janssen is now part of Johnson as they are the mayor shareholder.
That makes only Moderna a 100% US vaccin, if you look for "financial and intellectual" resources.
The Pfizer and J&J vaccins have US financial backing, and AZ has nothing to do at all with the US.
@Bob20, I really couldn't care about your secret PM army telling you when I've posted something because you've supposedly got me on ignore, and giving you the details about their vaccine batches and expiry dates that unfortunately nobody else is privy to, along with whatever your friend Harvey the invisible giant white rabbit tells you.
None of it's verifiable in any way, and none of it's supported by anything else, anywhere.
I disagreed with your initial post.
You then made it "about this" by trying to justify it with the nonsense you dreamt up about everyone registered on expatvac getting Pfizer. Flaming me to divert attention away from the seriously bad advice you've given is a little sad even by your standards.
REGISTRATION ON EXPATVAC DOES NOT AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLE YOU TO PFIZER.
Be warned if anyone tells you it does - they're more interested in flaming me than they are in giving correct advice.
Here in CM they announced two years ago that Huay Kaew would be "the" street of the modern new CM with underground cabling. Yet all the new buildings (and there are many) still install everything via the street poles...
But as you mention the UK, what makes me laugh there is that they will beautifully resurface a road and finsih it up to the last detail. Then two days later the men with white construction hats dig it up for an additional cable and repair it as ugly and bumpy as possible, as there's no coordination between departments.
You raise an interesting point there @Griff1315 I’m assuming Covid cover is for medical costs. If you test positive and are whisked away and isolated for 2 weeks without symptoms, I doubt many policies would pay any form of compensation for a spoiled holiday? I don’t know as I’m yet to look at policies.
OK, forget about Portugal. How about Switserland, Germany, Scandinavia? I hear a lot more of those languages spoken in Phuket than US-English.
So there must also be some financial impact from those countries. Why would Thai now start again with flights from Zurich and Kopenhagen? Must be that next to Frankfurt, London and Paris they also expect business from those countries.
Never met much US citizens in Phuket. Maybe the flight is to long and they have the choice of a lot of Caribian islands closer.