Posted 5 May 2021 AM
Pandemics are not something we are used to and the latest one has had some unexpected effects. In pharma's case, the speed and power of the industry's development of Covid vaccines, has led the public to soften its judgment of an industry often portrayed in the media as mercenary and untrustworthy.
But the reputational boost could be short-lived. Already, as vaccine shortages strike and some nations (especially India) seem unable to hold back the infective tide, pharma is again copping some of the blame.