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Report in response to a pandemic denounces that global health is ‘hostage’ to big pharmaceuticals

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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.

A woman engraves protest posters on the Pfizer logo during a demonstration at the company headquarters on July 14, 2021 in Manhattan. Credit: Michael M. Santiago / Getty

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 […]

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