Stuart Blume

is Emeritus Professor of Science & Technology Studies at the University of Amsterdam and author of several publications on the history of vaccines and vaccination policies, including Immunization: How Vaccines Became Controversial (Reaktion Books, 2017).


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How the sun was privatized

Vaccines at the mercy of markets

The rush to find a COVID-19 vaccine has resulted in myriad products rather than medical strategies. In the West, mostly private labs are behind what has become a precious commodity. How did public health and money become contractually tied to privately owned medicine?

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