Development of what is known as the “Moderna” COVID vaccine was actually done in partnership with the federal government — specifically scientists at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) — and almost entirely funded by American taxpayers.
But now Moderna has applied for patents without giving government scientists credit as co-inventors of the vaccine.
By stealthily trying to take sole credit for creating the vaccine — which it most definitely did *not* do on its own — Moderna is scheming to lock in patent rights, and profits, for years to come.
Moderna’s selfishness could very well extend the pandemic and cost more lives, so we are calling on President Biden to take action.
Don’t let Moderna get away with pretending they developed a COVID-19 vaccine without significant help from government scientists and support from American taxpayers. Use the power of the presidency to ensure that NIH scientists are listed as co-inventors in Moderna’s patent applications so that the U.S. government retains a say in how the vaccine is shared around the world.
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