Democrat lawmakers look to cut Big Pharma out of the vaccine racket for coronavirus

(Natural News) A contingent of 40 House Democrats has signed a letter calling on the Trump administration to avoid issuing any exclusive licenses to drug companies that end up developing vaccines or any other pharmaceuticals for the Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19).
Dated February 20, the letter urges President Donald Trump to ensure that all taxpayer-funded treatment protocols remain in a type of public domain, or at least be distributed among multiple drug companies to ensure fair competition and low prices in the public interest.
Issuing exclusive licenses, they further warn, “could result in an expensive medicine that is inaccessible, wasting public resources and putting public health at risk in the United States and around the globe.”
“We should not grant any manufacturer a blank check to monopolize a coronavirus vaccine or treatment developed with public, taxpayer support,” they go on to explain in the letter.
Should the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) decide to go along with the provisions of this proposal, they would in essence be ensuring that any Wuhan coronavirus (CoVid-19) drugs are kept in the public domain, particularly when it comes to pricing.
In the event that one or a handful of drug companies schemes to jack up …

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