And yes I know people are going to say this is conspiracy theory and to that I can only reply that there are many conspiracies to price-gouge in medical and health related industries, so no one should be shocked by the notion that there are networks in the world that would conditionalize the release/progress of a vaccine to leverage political-economic goals.
Do you have any evidence that such a conspiracy exists.? If so we all would like to see it. Alternatively, are you merely speculating …. based on what ?
It's just a question of how vaccine development processes are managed and how those managers are managed, etc.
You ask if I have proof of conspiracy, but do you have any evidence that people working in pharmaceutical labs and other medical research labs are not tightly controlled by corporate management to maximize the profitability of their work?
The truth is that it takes considerable time and effort to develop and test any vaccine for effectiveness, and that whatever laboratory, corporation or organization is first to come up with such a vaccine will instantly achieve significant, lasting and likely very profitable rewards for the achievement .
Well, there are different strategies to the rewards you describe. One is that people race to make the vaccine and test it so that it can be distributed as fast as possible to as many people as possible, without a forethought about how to cash in on their efforts.
The other strategy is to plan the progress of market developments so that economic investments can be manipulated all along the way, so that wealthy private buyers/investors can get first dibs before anything reaches the wider public, etc. etc.
Both strategies have rewards, but someone has to calculate whether it's worth it to them to try to control the progress in order to create more business opportunities along the way.
It takes a lot of imagination to think that the business world is completely free of people who would get involved with things to make more money by dragging it out a little longer than necessary.
In short your speculation looks very improbable at best.
Well, deep down inside I am a utopian that believes everyone at every level of every organizational process is only motivated by the highest and most noble interests.
Unfortunately, I don't usually see reality conforming to my imaginary ideals, so that makes me more realistic/cynical. I think it was George Carlin I recently saw quoted as saying that inside every cynic there's a utopian idealist who's been soured by reality, or something to that effect (can't remember the exact quote and I don't feel like googling it).