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Mod­er­na preps for a pri­vate, more ex­pen­sive Covid-19 vac­cine mar­ket as Biden ad­min frets over un­in­ten­tion­al shift

Mem­bers of Con­gress on both sides of the aisle still can’t come to an agree­ment on funds for new Covid-19 vac­cine and treat­ments, and now both Mod­er­na and the Biden ad­min­is­tra­tion sig­naled Thurs­day that they’re ready­ing for the Covid-19 vac­cine mar­ket to turn pri­vate, po­ten­tial­ly as soon as lat­er this year.

Any halt to gov­ern­ment pay­ments for Covid-19 vac­cines will spell the end of free Covid-19 vac­cines for all, and like­ly mean high­er prices as the gov­ern­ment would no longer be ne­go­ti­at­ing.

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