UPDATED 2:08 PM PT – Tuesday, October 12, 2021
Pharmaceutical giant Moderna has refused to disclose the formula of its coronavirus vaccine. According to Moderna chairman, the company would keep the vaccine formula private in order to support its own production of the vaccine.
The official added Moderna had no plans to share the vaccine formula with anyone moving forward. Earlier this month, Sweden, Denmark and Finland banned the use of the Moderna vaccine for young individuals due to risks of deadly heart inflammation.
The company has downplayed reports of such risks.
Moderna Chairman Noubar Afeyan went on to say, “while I think that people say well IP is not enough, you should put more etcetera between our scaled up production, our ability to execute rapidly and at full scale, and making our IP available from a patent infringement stand point we think we are doing everything we can to help this pandemic.”
The debate of vaccine formulas comes after Project Veritas reported of alleged use of aborted fetus cells in the Pfizer vaccine. Meanwhile, Moderna has admitted the COVID-19 vaccine was its only commercial product.