(1st June 2021) EPSU supports the ECI No profit on pandemic. We are also mobilising ahead of the WTO Council that will discuss the waiver.
A “waiver” of intellectual property rights for COVID-19 vaccines is needed urgently to increase production and accessibility for all people around the globe. We will not be protected from the virus until the global population is vaccinated. The public interest should come above patent protections and the profits of private pharmaceutical companies. The EU and European governments should take control of production and distribution to deliver safety for all. “No one is safe until everyone is safe”.
Big pharmaceutical companies should not profit from this pandemic at the expense of people’s health. A collective threat requires solidarity, not private profiteering. Public funds should always come with guarantees on availability and affordability. Big Pharma shouldn’t be allowed to plunder social security systems. So therefore we ask you to sign https://noprofitonpandemic.eu/