Macron slams ‘Anglo-Saxons’ hindering vaccine exports
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France’s president sought to turn the tables on the Biden administration following its call for vaccine patent waivers, accusing “Anglo-Saxon” countries of hindering global supplies of life-saving jabs.
Emmanuel Macron said the debate over intellectual property sparked by the US was a sideshow compared to existing barriers to the export of vaccines and ingredients, and the need for voluntary schemes to share doses with poorer countries. He took aim at the US specifically, remarking that the country reserved homemade doses of vaccines for domestic use.
“Today, the Anglo-Saxons block lots of these ingredients and vaccines,” Macron said on arrival at an EU summit in Porto. “What is the real issue right now? It is not really about intellectual property. You can give the intellectual property to laboratories that do not know how to produce it.”
The French leader’s comments came two days after President Joe Biden’s top trade adviser, Katherine Tai, said the US would support a waiver of intellectual property protections for Covid-19 vaccines. Such a move would allow pharmaceutical manufacturers to make “copycat” vaccines without fear of being sued for infringing intellectual property rights.
May 7, 2021 at 8:19 PM #422025SatanParticipant
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…considering Macron is pretty much the French equivalent of a Turd Way DLC Clinton type, who would usually side with the predatory capitalists above all else.
Anyway…. so tired of this “intellectual property” dragonshit. Any time you hear those words in a sentence, there’s about a 99.9% chance that whatever comes after it is going to be a complete lie. Much like the words “after 9/11” have been used to justify all kinds of complete mythology.
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May 7, 2021 at 8:38 PM #422029Cold Mountain TrailParticipant
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why did he feel the need to use ‘anglo-saxon’?
did he think nobody would get the meaning?
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