Who can act surprised that an initiative designed to create a marijuana industry, in fact, created a marijuana industry. The worst excesses of capitalism once again rears its ugly head, a few rich men at the top, a mass of wage slaves at the bottom. That was the intent of this initiative, and that is the only outcome possible.
In March, the United States, Britain and members of the European Union blocked a World Trade Organization proposal backed by roughly 80 nations, including India and South Africa, to waive patent protections for coronavirus vaccines. The WTO plans to revisit the issue in May.
As pandemic surges anew, global envy and anger over U.S. vaccine abundance
Just posted to my long form blog:
The person most responsible for the quick and effective vaccine. Also the most important person you have never heard of.