Tag: Big Pharma
We must choose between signing up to a lifetime of imperfect shots or remain sort of social pariahs for the rest of our lives, Robert Bridge writes.
Doubts over the novel coronavirus were sown from the onset by scientific data which appeared sketchy, contradictory and outright dodgy. Big Tech’s digital pogroms against undesirable questions and expert opinions reinforced suspicions further. It was clear that earnest scientific inquiry, which thrives on vigorous debates, will not be tolerated.
The central item in the story about speeding vaccine distribution in the developing world is the proposal put forward at the WTO last October (yes, that would be nine months ago), by India and South Africa, to suspend patents and other intellectual property rules related to vaccines, tests, and treatments for the duration of the pandemic.
Trends suggest that many countries will not see significant enough numbers of their population vaccinated before 2023, writes Vijay Prashad.