CoV: Vaccinul – accesul ; bun public?

Uniunea Europeană este „pregătită să discute” o suspendare a patentelor asupra vaccinurilor anti-COVID-19, afirmă Ursula von der Leyen – 6.05

Can Biden’s Vaccine Patent Waiver End the Pandemic? – FP, 6.05
Health experts laud a big step forward—but try explaining that to Indian or Brazilian hospitals in a deadly race against time. By Michael Hirsh, a senior correspondent and deputy news editor at Foreign Policy.

SUA insistă pentru renunțarea la brevetele pentru vaccinurile anti-Covid – 5.05
“Aceasta este o criză globală a sănătății, iar circumstanțele extraordinare ale pandemiei Covid-19 solicită măsuri extraordinare”, a declarat reprezentanta SUA pentru comerț, Katherine Tai.

America Shouldn’t Play Favorites With Vaccines – FP, 30.04
Leave trading favors for shots to China and Russia. – By Joshua Tallis, a maritime and polar analyst at the Center for Naval Analyses, and David Knoll, a senior research scientist at CNA’s Center for Countering Threats and Challenges Program.

Vaccines Will Shape the New Geopolitical Order – FP, 30.04
The gulf between haves and have-nots is only growing. By Simon Frankel Pratt and Jamie Levin

Don’t Let Drug Companies Create a System of Vaccine Apartheid – FP, 23.02
To avoid repeating the pitfalls of the HIV/AIDS crisis, governments and the WTO must make COVID-19 vaccination a public good by temporarily waiving intellectual property rights and compelling emergency production. By Fatima Hassan

Health Experts Slam Biden’s ‘Massive’ Global Leadership Failure – FP, 30.04
Biden’s speech to Congress ignores his dithering on COVID-19 vaccine patents, jeopardizing millions of lives in other nations, critics say. By Michael Hirsh

Covid vaccines: Should global political leaders abandon patent protections? – BBC Newsnight, 29.04

  • Newsnight has learned countries in the WHO have agreed they need to consider sidestepping patents to help with global vaccine supplies.

Can a patent waiver speed up the global COVID vaccination drive? – DW, 29.04

  • The world is far from having the number of COVID-19 vaccines needed to vaccinate every single person. Now, over 100 nations are pressing for a temporary patent waiver at the World Trade Organization to help speed up production. Some have suggested pharmaceutical companies are prioritizing profits over lives. Supporters of the waiver demand that know-how and technology be shared more widely – because the pandemic, they say, is an extraordinary, emergency situation. But a string of wealthy countries are opposing the waiver. And some say even if one was put in place, it would not increase vaccine production.

Vaccines are a public good, not a corporate product – Politico, 28.01
Europe should focus on acquiring patents and production licenses, not just vaccines. – Alexis Tsipras, the leader of Greece’s main opposition party SYRIZA-Progressive Alliance, was prime minister of Greece from 2015 to 2019

În ce stadiu se află producţia mondială de vaccinuri anti-Covid – RFI, 20.04

To Democratize Vaccine Access, Democratize Production – FP, 2.03
U.S. and European COVID-19 shots aren’t enough. It is time to tap into Africa, Asia, and Latin America’s enormous production capacity. By Matthew Kavanagh, Mara Pillinger, Renu Singh, Katherine Ginsbach

UK: Pfizer și AstraZeneca dezmint probleme de livrare a vaccinurilor – 18.03

UE amenință să înăsprească condițiile pentru exporturile vaccinurilor și exercită presiuni asupra Londrei – 17.03

Repartizarea echitabilă a vaccinurilor anti-Covid, principala temă a summit-ului G7 – RFI, 19.02

Countries Are Ramping Up Vaccinations. What About Refugees? – FP, 19.02
With millions stranded in camps with limited access to shots, there’s a big problem looming in the world’s quest to quash COVID-19. By Christina Lu

G-7 Scrambles for Global Vaccine Plan – FP, 19.02
After months of warnings, the group of wealthy nations have begun to put forward solutions to the lopsided distribution of coronavirus vaccines. By Colm Quinn

Avertisment ONU: În timp ce 10 țări au administrat 75% din vaccinurile antiCovid, 130 de state nu au primit până acum nici măcar o doză – 18.02

Marea Britanie, Canada, Germania și Japonia au strâns un miliard de dolari pentru distribuirea vaccinului anti-COVID în 92 de ”țări vulnerabile” – 10.11

Ţările bogate au cumpărat vaccin anti-Covid cât să-şi vaccineze de 3 ori populaţia – 9.12

Vaccine Nationalism Harms Everyone and Protects No One – FP, 2.02
The World Health Organization’s chief argues that hoarding vaccines isn’t just immoral—its medically self-defeating. By Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Vaccine Inequality Fuels Suspicion and Division – FP, 13.11
The world can’t repeat the mistakes of polio, tuberculosis, and measles. By Oussama Mezoui

COVID-19 and the cost of vaccine nationalism – RAND, T4 2020

Liderii europeni fac un apel global pentru “acces echitabil la vaccinuri”. Toate țările UE vor avea acces în același timp, în funcție de dimensiunea populației – 16.10.20

Finding a Vaccine Is Only the First Step – FA, 30.04.20
No One Will Be Safe Until the Whole World Is Safe

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