Why does the CDC hold a patent on Ebola?

“Sanders and some other experts have dismissed claims that the government would profit “in the billions” from a pandemic. David Perlin specializes in infectious diseases research.

In regards to questions about patenting the Ebola virus, Perlin told theGrio.com the “only reason to do it is for commercial purposes” and to “control the strain” in terms of licensing.

“[EboBun] either has value as a vaccine strain, or it has some other type of commercial value that the CDC would benefit from,” Perlin said.”

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