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From democracy now this morning, despite being stonewalled by us gov, doctors at Texas Children's developed their own patent-free COVID vaccine and production is now underway in India
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@datatitian
I do not work on medical stuff, but from a #foss and #openscience point of view, this approach followed by the scientists at the Texas Children's hospital makes a lot of sense:

"The other thing we do is we build capacity. We invite scientists from all over the world to come into our vaccine labs to learn how to make vaccines under a quality umbrella, whereas you cannot walk into Merck or GSK or Pfizer or Moderna and say, 'Show me how to make a vaccine.' With our group, we can."

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@dimitrisk

And they did that with a 7 million dollars budget...

Proof that one does need money to do useful things, but not the shitloads of money that are usually consumed by big corps.

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