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Canada Anti-Covid-19 vaccines: The lifting of patents in debate in the European Parliament

10:50  10 june  2021
10:50  10 june  2021 Source:   rfi.fr

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Contrairement au président américain Joe Biden; la président de la Commission européenne Ursula von der Leyen est opposée à la levée des brevets pour les vaccins contre le Covid-19. © AP - Matt Slocum Unlike US President Joe Biden; The President of the European Commission Ursula von der Leyen is opposed to the lifting of patents for Vaccines against CVIV-19.

The question of patent lifting for Covid-19 vaccines back to the European Parliament. MEPs were called upon to pronounce Wednesday 9 June on whether the EU must ask the World Trade Organization (WTO) to give up the intellectual property rights. India and South Africa are campaigning for renunciation of intellectual property rights on coronavirus vaccines, so that each country can produce doses. The Biden administration has supported this call. But within the European Union, opinions are more shared.

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Covid - 19 Freedom Index. This nonsense reflects the fact that the European Parliament does not fulfil any of the functions of a real parliament , which is to sustain a government in power while also holding it to account. Because power lies elsewhere in the EU, the European Parliament in reality resembles a vast NGO, an incubator for crazy and marginal ideas which prosper precisely because MEPs are disconnected from the real concerns of ordinary voters.

Lift patents would go faster in vaccination and for cheaper, esteem Manon Aubry. The MEP of the Group of the European Unit Left regrets that the Commission and the European States are opposed to it.

"At the rate when we go, we will have vaccinated the whole of mankind in 27 years, supports the euroduute at the microphone of anastasia Becchio of the international service. I recall 70% of the doses of vaccines went to rich countries and many states impatiently expecting to be able to vaccinate their population.

On the side of the French delegation of the RENEW Group, Véronique Trillet-Lenoir believes that priorities are elsewhere and in particular the donation, exporting and strengthening of industrial capacities.


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A suggestion to waive patent restrictions on Covid - 19 vaccines has been rejected by Bill Gates, who said he doesn’t believe intellectual property has anything to do with the drawn-out global effort to rein in the pandemic. Vaccines developed by pharmaceutical giants like Pfizer and Moderna enjoy global However, one of the most publicized figures in the global vaccination campaign, Bill Gates, apparently believes it’s a bad idea. When asked by Sky News’ Sophy Ridge if stripping intellectual property protections from vaccine recipes would be helpful, the founder of Microsoft responded with an

Comparing vaccine certificates to the Holocaust? Anti -lockdown Brits spotted wearing yellow Star of Luckily for some Americans, the three vaccines that have been approved for use in the US – made The EMA has also approved AstraZeneca’s Covid - 19 vaccine , which is still awaiting emergency use

"This is certainly not the only solution and probably not the best, affirme- she. We have trouble imagining that technology like Messenger RNA can quickly be set up on African soil. »

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The companies pushed to" keep their discoveries "

The French delegation of the European People's Party (EPP), it , voted against. "If we decide today that because a vaccine works it is necessary to lift the patents, we will push the companies or to no longer invest in health research, since as soon as something will work the States to appropriate it, To be kept secret their discoveries, "justifies François Xavier Bellamy.

In front of the MEPs, Ursula von der Leyen camped on his position. The President of the European Commission highlights the know-how, the technology needed to produce the vaccines: "It can not be achieved by raising intellectual property rights," she defends.

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