US backs waiver on COVID vaccine patents to boost supply

Article via BBC News here. The fact that this is even up for discussion, in the middle of a worldwide pandemic that is literally killing millions and overloading the medical support systems of more countries everyday, is utterly appalling. Even more so is that the investment funds that hold shares in Moderna, Pfizer, etc would see this as, first and foremost, a danger to their bottom line, as opposed to a chance to actually do their civic duty. Capitalism is completely fucked, and is now straining under the weight of the societal problems it has caused.