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The development of the COVID-19 vaccines is part of a vast system of public subsidies and universities, not corporate ambition.
Pfizer has been accused of “bullying” Latin American governments in Covid vaccine negotiations. What happened during these negotiations?
Approval of a coronavirus vaccine would be just the beginning – Huge production challenges could cause long delays.6 min read
Once a coronavirus vaccine is approved, billions of doses need to be manufactured. Current vaccine production is nowhere near ready, for a variety of reasons, but planning now could help.
The British press ignored the millions of deaths from HIV/Aids in Africa for far too long.
Treatment nationalism, when a country uses its dominant economic position to monopolise an important drug’s supply, or ban its exports, is a threat to global public health. We must oppose it.
A lot depends on China and India sharing the products of their pharmacuetical manufacturing with the rest of the world.
Protecting patents must be managed ethically, which may very well result in companies occasionally forfeiting their legal rights in favour of wider public benefit.