Da_Vader t1_je3v23j wrote

For all that talk about exploited labor, I can't imagine Americans working assembly lines for these devices. Foxconn has had a high suicide rate from monotonous -almost robotic assembly lines.


Da_Vader t1_j1ra4i3 wrote

It's not vaccine. It's Paxlovid, an antiviral drug.

Actually, China did try to get Moderna's vaccine. But they wanted Moderna to make it in China - presumably to steal MRNA tech. Moderna smartly refused and potentially gave up on millions.

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Da_Vader t1_it8t84o wrote

Only if the domestic companies export subsidized products at a cost disadvantage to unsubsidized European manufacturers.

Right now all production will be for domestic consumption. But American companies will have superior technology over time such that in the future, they will be able to out bid other foreign competitors.

Same thing happens for US defense spending, but that, of course, they don't mind. At all.