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The COVID-19 vaccines have done the impossible: Made Big Pharma really popular

Fighting for a new systemic vision

The pharmaceutical industry is enjoying new popularity with the American public after delivering effective Covid-19 vaccines at record speed, according to new polling from Data for Progress.

But that doesn’t mean voters have lost their interest in bringing down prescription drug costs, the same survey finds.

“If there is anything that this pandemic should have taught us, it’s that something should be done. We shouldn’t allow ourselves to think it’s not possible,” Dana Brown, who promotes drug pricing reform for the Democracy Collaborative, told me in December. “Can we literally afford the status quo? For me, the answer is no.”

Publication date: 2021-04-02
Parent publication: Vox
Publication URL: https://www.vox.com/policy-and-politics/2021/4/2/22362078/covid-19-vaccines-pfizer-pharma-companies-popularity

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