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Vaccines: A Case for Public Pharma

Expanding democratic ownership

Vaccines are critical to safeguarding public health as one of the most effective ways to prevent disease, including highly contagious diseases that can cause pandemics. But the for-profit pharmaceutical industry is neither prepared for nor incentivized to tackle growing public health challenges, like global pandemics.

The downloadable 1 page PDF below, produced in cooperation with the Center for Popular Democracy, makes the case for why we need public pharma to help combat pandemic threats like COVID-19.

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