Vaccinate Our World (VOW): Moderna Protest, Cambridge
Advocates from AIDS Healthcare Foundation (AHF), several of its partner organizations, and other concerned citizens held a protest and 'die in' in front of the world headquarters of COVID-19 vaccine maker Moderna, on Tuesday, August 31, 2021, in Cambridge, Mass. as part of a "Vaccinate Our World" campaign. Advocates charged Moderna with 'pandemic profiteering' – the company sells one of the most expensive COVID-19 vaccines in the world, for as much as $37 per dose, while competitor AstraZeneca sells its shot for around $5. Advocates demanded Moderna lower its prices and share vaccine technology with other countries so that vaccine production can be scaled up around the world. While 67% of the world population has yet to receive a single dose of a COVID-19 vaccine and 4.4 million people have died, Moderna is on course to book a record $35 billion in vaccine sales this year. (Bruce Gilbert AP Images for AIDS Healthcare Foundation.)
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