@Ofosho
61M

Just a few months ago, Oxford University was pledging to make its vaccine publicly available, both because this is epidemiologically sound, and because the underlying science was financed at public expense, so selling an exclusive license to a pharma company would be indefensible.

Agreed

@robb
11M

I really don’t get this bullcrap excuse. They can easily say that they can’t force opensource the vaccine, because it’s the IP of the companies who created it. If you force it open source, then these companies will not have any incentive to work on a vaccine when ever the next pandemic happens. That would be a good excuse. This “other companies would not be able to safely produce it” is crap, considering that at this point huge governments like India and Pakistan would directly get involved in producing the vaccine.

@yogthos
creator
41M

It’s just pure greed, and a perfect illustration of how capitalist ethic is fundamentally incompatible with healthcare.

@Lowey
21M

It’s publicly funded, so even if next pandemic comes they will still make vaccine.

@robb
11M

at this point huge governments like India and Pakistan would directly get involved in producing the vaccine.

That’s a very good point, thank you

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