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robertr
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How Much Money Did Jonas Salk Forfeit by Not Patenting The Polio Vaccine?
Around $7 billion.... He chose not to patent the vaccine because of how important it would be to keep costs down for people in developing countries. 90% of medicine produced is consumed by only 15% of people (the worlds richest).
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Yeah absolutely, I'd like to see this happen with the new medicines for HIV,.....unlikely
I doubt someone would ever give out the vaccine for HIV, too many greedy people in the world. At the same time, I'm sure some bigger pharmaceutical company already has a patent and it waiting for the right time to create a vaccine to maximize profits.