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Bernie Sanders Blasts Moderna over Plan to Quadruple Price of COVID-19 Vaccine

HeadlineJan 13, 2023

Moderna has sparked backlash after announcing it would seek to increase the cost of its COVID-19 vaccine by four or five times once it becomes available on the commercial market. The U.S. government currently pays around $26 per dose. Senator Bernie Sanders slammed the news as he spoke on CNN this week.

Sen. Bernie Sanders: “So, the taxpayers of this country, who put money into the vaccine in order to protect the health and lives of the American people, are now creating billionaires in an industry, in a company that is going to quadruple prices for the American people. That is outrageous. That is unacceptable. And we’ve got to do something about that.”

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