Why we need to end monopolies NOW
COVID-19 has claimed more than 5 million lives since the beginning of the pandemic. It’s critical that we do everything possible to speed up access to lifesaving medical tools.
Since October 2020, a global movement to make COVID-19 vaccines, treatments, tests and other medical tools more accessible worldwide has grown. Now, more than 100 countries support the TRIPS Waiver, while just a handful of wealthy countries continue to block it.
Our current response to the pandemic—mass vaccination—offers significant protection. But unless everyone, everywhere receives this protection, the virus will continue to spread and mutate. The pandemic won't be over for anyone until it is over for everyone.