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Response to Tommymac (Reply #3)

Sun Nov 28, 2021, 05:24 AM

5. I'm hoping that Biden's push for "intellectual property" to be considered "community property"...

... helps either make Big Pharma actually justify how much taxpayer money they eat (I'm on Medicare, I see what they charge my program and my copay grant for my inhalers), or helps us rethink how much of a "patent" should be on other healthcare discoveries.

I think I recall that at least one, if not both, makers of these two pills had been willing to relinquish patents so their pills could be distributed worldwide. I hope it's the better one.

Either way, COVID may be the push world governments need to know they have to work together on at least *some* things, and for our government to push our own Big Pharmas to use all the money we give to reward them for research that benefits all of humanity theoretically to make it benefit everyone in fact as well. As humanity continues to expand and concentrate, more viruses will emerge. We clearly can't fight them with isolationism and profit-making as our governing philosophies.

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