patents

Covid-19 vaccines and their patents: privatisation of profits and socialisation of death

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that at least 70% of the population must be vaccinated in order to legitimise the end of the Covid-19 pandemic. This would equate to 5.4 billion people immunised, and if we take into account…

Papadimoulis’ commitment to create a wider political front for patents in the EU

20 January 2021. At the initiative of the office of the former Minister of Health, Andreas Xanthos, a very interesting discussion was organized on the subject of vaccines, of patents, the EU’s position and that of the member states, the…

Developments in the much needed Covid-19 vaccine

Yesterday’s announcement by Pfizer (American interests) and BionTech (German interests) created waves in the international race to find a vaccine. An early analysis of the results showed that people who received two doses of the vaccine over a period of…

Videoadvocacy: vaccine for covid-19 must be a public good

CΟΝΤΕΝΤΑΤΙVA is new born non profit team that introduces itself through a video on access to vaccine in order to combat the pandemic. The team asks for access to production and distribution of the future vaccine in a large scale…

MSF supports India and South Africa ask to waive COVID-19 patent rights

In a landmark move, India and South Africa on 2 October asked the World Trade Organization (WTO) to allow all countries to choose to neither grant nor enforce patents and other intellectual property (IP) related to COVID-19 drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other technologies for the duration of the…