Release the knowledge about the vaccine!
Should a vaccine, whose research was largely funded by the public purse, now only serve the profit of one company, while billions of people hope for a quick end to the pandemic? We don't think so, which is why we have called upon Biontech employees to leak the manufacturing instructions – to enable global production.
The research of the Biontech vaccine was financed with about 450 million euros of government support. Now, however, the knowledge lies solely with the company and provides Biontech with billions in sales prospects – for the year 2021 alone..
At the same time, poorer countries in the Global South will have to wait several years for the vaccine to become available. This is also due to a lack of production capacity. Many pharmaceutical plants are ready and could start producing the mRNA vaccine – if Biontech would share the knowledge and production know-how.
So as long as Biontech refuses, it is up to the employees. To this end, we have used posters in Marburg and Mainz, a video and a website at biontech-leaks.org to call on employees to leak the production instructions for the Biontech vaccine.