Backed by the World Health Organization, a facility in South Africa is starting to reverse engineer Moderna’s vaccine. Once they’ve worked out how to make it, they will be able to massively scale up vaccine production, and put an end to the scandalous levels of global vaccine inequality.
But there’s a problem. As things stand Moderna is refusing to share its recipe with the WHO hub. This means that it will take much longer for them to mimic the technology. In that time, many tens of thousands of people will die unnecessarily.
Moderna's vaccine was researched entirely with public funding. It should always have been a people’s vaccine. There is no possible justification for withholding this information, other than Moderna’s desire to profiteer.
Take action today to demand that Moderna shares its vaccine recipe with the WHO.