The Kennedys, the Mob, and the FBI — the Rat Pack’s legendary 1962 residency at the Villa Venice brought the secret power structure of postwar America under one roof.
Alexander Zaitchik is a freelance journalist living in New Orleans. His next book, Owning the Sun: A People’s History of Monopoly Medicine, from Aspirin to Covid-19, will be published by Counterpoint in 2022.
The media cheered Moderna’s pledge not to enforce the patents on its COVID-19 vaccine. But vaccines like theirs are still protected by intellectual property laws designed to keep medical knowledge out of the public’s hands.