The fight against Big Pharma's grip on vaccines
As global COVID-19 vaccine inequity persists, a growing chorus is calling for a different approach to making vaccines. More than 100 mostly developing countries, led by India and South Africa, are calling on the World Trade Organization to temporarily waive vaccine-makers' intellectual property protections. But Canada, the United States and other wealthy nations are not, as of yet, supporting the proposal.
Today, science writer Stephen Buranyi on why he believes governments should compel pharmaceutical companies to share their COVID-19 vaccine "recipes" to boost global supply and save lives.