Ahead of a key World Trade Organization meeting where ministers are urged to finally endorse a proposed temporary exemption from intellectual protection on coronavirus-related technologies, a new report highlights inequality in vaccines and a situation in the one that global health has been “hostage” to Big Pharma.
Posted on Monday and titled Wasting time: ending this pandemic and securing the future, the publication comes from the Independent Pandemic Preparedness and Response Panel, a body established by the World Health Organization (WHO).
“The idea that a poor healthcare worker is unprotected while the rich and healthy get boosters should present a profound moral dilemma. For this, there is only one solution: vaccine equity. “
The report addresses progress on a series of reforms the panel recommended six months ago regarding the current and future pandemics.
“There is progress, but it is […]