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The Case for a Vaccine Manhattan Project

Jake Becraft Forbes
Surveying the pandemic's death toll, those of us tasked with looking to the future are left with a nagging mental puzzle: how do we make sure this never happens again?

Top Science Story of 2020: COVID-19 Vaccines

David Pride The Conversation
In the space of a year we have make huge strides in understanding, diagnosing, treating and preventing COVID-19. History will record this time as one of the greatest periods for scientific advancements.

Friday Nite Videos | December 11, 2020

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"Seditious Abuse" | The AG Coup Attempt. The Social Dilemma | Trailer. Dr. Fauci Explains Vaccine Safety, When It Will Be Available and Who Gets It. The War on Cuba — Episode 2. Weed Was the Real Winner of the 2020 Election.

Open Source Licensing for Covid-19 Vaccines

Charles M Schweik and Timothy Ford The Conversation
If society needs to rapidly invent and deliver a vaccine – a global public good – with taxpayer money, why are U.S. federal agencies relinquishing the government’s ability to share and deploy these inventions and production processes with the world?
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