Big pharmaceuticals restrict access to COVID vaccines while the public - we - pays for their development

Friday, 19 February 2021 - 10:00am to 10:30am

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3z43-mrk7Ws&feature=emb_title 

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)

 

Friday 10:00am to 10:30am
Think Again offers weekly conversations and reflections about current events, trends and public pronouncements on contemporary and emerging issues. The show moves beyond what we read and hear via the public and ‘social’ media, to invite alternative possibilities to guide our thinking, living and organising.

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Jennifer Borrell & Jacques Boulet

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