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The coronavirus vaccine will not be free: Americans have already paid for it — twice – Salon

The government is paying vaccine development costs plus paying for production — with a hefty profit for the makers

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If you are an American citizen, you have already paid for your novel coronavirus vaccine. Not only have you paid for this future vaccine, you have also paid billions for the research that went into discovering that vaccine. The pharmaceutical companies that accepted all that free money to do that research are going to make millions off your investment. You’ll get a jab in the arm.
One of the leading candidates in stage III clinical trials is the Moderna NIH vaccine. In normal times with any oth…

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Covid-19 Live Updates: Harrowing New Surge Rages Across America’s Heartland – The New York Times

The U.S. set a single-day record of 82,154 new cases on Friday, less than two weeks before Election Day. Two vaccine trials resumed after pausing for safety concerns….

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LiveUpdated Oct. 24, 2020, 10:34 a.m. ET
Oct. 24, 2020, 10:34 a.m. ET
The U.S. set a single-day record of 82,154 new cases on Friday, less than two weeks before Election Day. Two vaccine trials resumed after pausing for safety concerns.
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Source: New York Times database of reports from state and local health agencies
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The latest coronavirus surge is raging across the American heartland, most acutely in the…

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China Drafts Law to Legalize Digital Yuan, Outlawing Competitors – Bitcoin News

China’s central bank, the People’s Bank of China (PBOC), has drafted a law to legalize the digital yuan and outlaw digital currencies issued by anyone else competing…

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The Silk Road Balance Sheet Discrepancy: Bitcoin Worth $4.8 Billion Still Missing
The original Silk Road marketplace has been shut down for well over seven years now and to this day, 444,000 bitcoin worth $4.8 billion is still missing. Just recently, a report focused on those funds discusses one of the markets … read more.
The Many Facts Pointing to Paul Le Roux Being Satoshi Nakamoto
The 48-year old former programmer and criminal cartel boss, Paul Calder Le Roux, was deemed a Satoshi Nakamoto…

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Tesla’s batteries are the best in the industry, UBS teardown finds – Business Insider – Business Insider

But competition is quickly encroaching on Elon Musk’s lead. Here’s where the competitors stand, according to UBS.

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The competition in electric vehicles comes down to one thing: batteries.
To better understand who’s employing the best batteries on its cars — and how much they’re spending to do it — analysts at the investment bank UBS compared seven cells from all major manufacturers, including Tesla and its suppliers, as well as those for Volkswagen, General Motors, Toyota, BMW, and more.
Perhaps unsurprisingly based on pasts tests, Tesla once again came out on top by most measures. But because it relies on suppliers…

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