Nobel Laureate Calls for Ending Intellectual Property Rules for COVID Vaccine

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      eridani
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      https://truthout.org/articles/nobel-laureate-calls-for-ending-intellectual-property-rules-for-covid-vaccines/

      “Denied vaccines for more than a year,” lower-income countries are now seeing the arrival of doses, he wrote, yet those countries will not be the ones deciding on which company’s products arrive nor on what timeline, thus complicating vaccination campaigns. A similar phenomenon, he added, is now happening with antiviral pills, which are being hoarded by wealthy nations.

      “Wealth is power,” wrote Yunus. “And the brutally unequal global rollout of Covid-19 vaccines and treatments is a consequence of an ever-increasing concentration of wealth and focus on profit maximization.”

      The pharmaceutical industry, he asserted, is on a quest for “ever-greater profits” and thus supplies vaccines to the highest bidder.

      Yunus went on to accuse “the wealthy nations, the G10, the continuous beneficiaries of the wealth-concentrating economic machine” of gaining from the current framework at the expense of the rest of the world. But these same wealthy nations, he said, “have the resources to narrow the great vaccine gap, if they want to.”

      Jesus: Hey, Dad? God: Yes, Son? Jesus: Western civilization followed me home. Can I keep it? God: Certainly not! And put it down this minute--you don't know where it's been! Tom Robbins in Another Roadside Attraction

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      in any way.  Period.

      America is not a country, it's just a business. (Brad Pitt, Killing Them Softly)

      "Sometimes when I try to understand a person's motives, I play a little game. I assume the worst. What's the worst reason they could possibly have for saying what they say and doing what they do? Then I ask myself, 'How well does that reason explain what they say and what they do?'" GRRM

      A YouTube comment – we need new conspiracy theories – the old ones have all come true.

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