Jennifer and Jacques talk about the big steal by pharmaceutical monopolies that are restricting access to the COVID vaccine for massive private profit - even after being gifted the research and development for the vaccines which has been paid for from the public purse.
Jacques has recently translated an article about this from Dutch by Vincent Navarro, and he shares some of the insights from this.
Dean Baker in On Beating Inequality & COVID-19: Tackle Patent and Copyright Monopolies
Thomas Cueni, president of the International Federation of Pharmaceutical Industries in an opinion piece in the New York Times of 10th December 2020 (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/10/opinion/coronavirus-vaccine-patents.html)
Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet