“And as an illustration to this, I may share with the committee that even last evening we were looking at two case reports of allergic reactions. We know from the very extensive clinical trials that this wasn’t a feature. But if we need to strengthen our advice…. we get that advice to the field immediately.”
Although it isn’t clear if the Biden administration will continue to expand federal work with Palantir, the process of distributing vaccines provides another logistical opportunity for the controversial company. Tracking which individuals have received both doses of a vaccine is work that sounds very much in Palantir’s wheelhouse.
When the weapons industry makes killing as easy as ordering a pizza, there is a risk we will no longer be shocked by how it profits from suffering. Activists who are determined to keep us shocked must be applauded.