Saturday, 27 February 2016

Ebola and Zika: no profit in prevention

Why did we have no vaccines for Ebola and Zika? - both diseases we have known about for decades. We didn't because the pharmaceutical companies made a conscious decision not to develop vaccines since  the number of black and brown people affected didn't justify them spending money on research and development. It wasn't a single white American contracted Ebola that the pharmaceutical companies, and governments, acted.

Please send an email to your President or Prime Minister and tell her/him that your countries best hope of surviving the next deadly outbreak is to fund the World Health Organisation.

Pharmaceutical companies care about profit - not people.

Read the story in BBC News

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