Oxfam pushes for patents for Covid vaccine
Oxfam Intermon NGO Calls on the Government of Spain to expand its donation commitment covid-19 vaccines and accelerate its compliance “far from what has been announced”, and also asks the executive branch to act so that EU comment Patents.
In a statement, Oxfam warned that in six weeks, from 11 November to 21 December, the European Union, the United Kingdom and the United States received 513 million doses of vaccines. More than 500 million doses reached African countries in an entire year.
According to the data provided by this organization, Only 8.6% of the African population has a full vaccination schedule They estimate that at the current rate, the first dose will not reach all residents of these countries until April 2023, despite the fact that 78% are willing to vaccinate.
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To end this pandemic, we do not need to be left behind and this requires putting people before business profits. https://t.co/ZEeSikhVXX
– Oxfam Intermon June 10, 2021
They also think so The surplus doses from the G7 countries between now and March 2022 will be 1.4 billion doses After the reinforcement hole, though, they “didn’t meet their donation obligations.”
Therefore, they aim to Rich country governments “perpetrators” to prolong The pandemic “by blocking real solutions to access to vaccines in the poorest countries, because” low vaccine coverage in the Global South “could, according to experts, create favorable conditions for the emergence of a variant such as Omicron.
They argue that most countries, including the United States, Support India and South Africa’s proposal to suspend patentsIt is progress, they assert, that the United Kingdom, the European Union and Switzerland have prevented. If this barrier were removed, hundreds of manufacturers could produce mRNA vaccines.
As well as the charges against him Pfizer s modern To refuse to share vaccine technology generation and also ugly that all major vaccine suppliers have boycotted . covid-19 technology access common fund (C-TAP) The World Health Organization, designed to share progress against the coronavirus.
The head of government, Pedro Sanchez, warned at international meetings, such as the G20 last October, that Donations are not enough and he has called for an increase in the production of vaccines in the world Finding balanced solutions to the patent debate.
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