Powerful action today outside the German Consulate in SF @GermanyinSF @GermanyinUSA. Germany needs to do the right thing and support the #TRIPSwaiver. Every day of delay = more death. Shame on Angela #Merkel for putting #BigPharma profits before humanity. pic.twitter.com/BMAjUjfiph
— CTJC (@CAtradejustice) July 16, 2021
Most of that money, said a spokesperson for the group, “will go directly into the pockets” of Big Pharma shareholders.
In the coming days, a patent will finally be issued on a five-year-old invention, a feat of molecular engineering that is at the heart of at least five major Covid-19 vaccines. And the United States government will control that patent.The new patent presents an opportunity — and some argue the last best chance — to exact leverage over the drug companies producing the vaccines and pressure them to expand access to less affluent countries.