maz wrote:Maybe, just maybe the scientists from the old days were actually interested in eradicating diseases than scientists just trying to make a fast buck today?
I don't know what happened to you in life maz, to be so deranged in your opinions. Scientists rarely make any money on their discoveries. Most of the scientists i know, with literal PHDs, mostly do research because they love doing research. The only exception to that rule that i know is one person that basically can't do research in Russia because they did not pay him well so he went to work for private businesses. But he would have stayed in the Kurchatov institute if it wasn't a cesspool for asskisser that didn't pay people well.
Also this whole "vaccine is to make money argument" doesn't correlate with statistics. Vaccines are like 1-2% of total healthcare profits. The reason for it being quite simple, treating a disease/symptoms is forever while curing something is well permanent and stops you from making money on the same thing.
There is no scientists of old and new by the way. It is your thinking that is warped. The ones making the money are the corporations and as mentioned before, vaccines is a shit business compared to anything else you can do in healthcare. Like being a literal dentists has higher profit margins compared to making vaccines.
As for the Covid vaccine. Well, US or Germany paying couple of hunder of millions or a billion to get vaccines for everyone is literally pennies compared to the whole healthcare sector. That is literally less than 1% of healthcare expenditure in Germany and a lot less than 1% in the US. Actually lets count. 3.6 trillion for us per year, how much is lets say 2 billion from that. That is 0.06%. Basically nothing. So what fucking money are you even talking about.