Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid vaccine research ‘was 97% publicly funded’
Analysis rebuts claim by Boris Johnson that jab was developed ‘because of greed’
So much for Boris stumping for greed.
Campaign to waive Covid jab patent highlights $26bn shareholder payouts
Unfortunately we have been stuck with a global political situation where alliances were split and an air of everyone for themselves.
So there was not going to be any unified , UK, Europe, USA effort to counter the typical divide and conquer tactics, while so much rancor between nations.
Companies know how to use R&D subsidies of one country vs another, much like we see with film industry, no industry without substantial subsidy.
The die was cast and we have to deal with it for the moment.
Hopefully in future a unified agreement to open up will happen.