2 Articles by: Ilari Kaila

Ilari Kaila is a Finnish-American freelance writer, journalist, and composer who currently teaches at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology and blogs at Limited Hangout.

Finland Had a Patent-Free COVID-19 Vaccine Nine Months Ago — But Still Went With Big Pharma

A team of leading Finnish researchers had a patent-free COVID-19 vaccine ready last May, which could have allowed countries all over the world to inoculate their populations without paying top dollar. Yet rather than help the initiative, Finland’s government sided with Big Pharma — showing how a patent-based funding model puts profit over public health.