Neither Pfizer, Moderna, nor Johnson & Johnson can make enough of their coronavirus vaccines to inoculate everyone one Earth anywhere near fast enough.
There are all kinds of reasons these companies should share their vaccine technology, including:
1. It’s simply the right thing to do. To let billions of people in poor countries continue suffering now that vaccines are available would be a moral and humanitarian failing of unprecedented magnitude.
2. It’s fair. These vaccines were developed with support from American taxpayers. For example, Johnson & Johnson got over $2 billion in funding from the federal government. And the NIH/Moderna vaccine was developed entirely with public funding. The companies should not be allowed to profit from that public investment without doing everything possible to help vaccinate all of humankind.
3. It’s in our own best interest. We can’t beat this pandemic if the virus is allowed to go on circulating and mutating in various hotspots around the world. Just to keep ourselves safe, we need to make sure everyone on the planet can get vaccinated as soon as possible.
You have a duty to help shorten the pandemic and to save potentially millions of lives by sharing your vaccine recipes and know-how with the world.
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