Today we’re playing our deep dive with Leigh Haynes from Free the Vaccine about all things vaccine related. We’ll be back next time with an all new episode.

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International Roundup

-US reverses stance on TRIPS waiver: As written, the proposal would waive obligations under the WTO’s Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) Agreement with respect to copyrights, patents, industrial designs and undisclosed data, including clinical testing data and trade secrets, for the “prevention, containment and treatment” of COVID-19 until “widespread vaccination is in place globally, and the majority of the world’s population has developed immunity.”


-But who is standing in the way? Germany: Government spokesperson said that IP is not the issue but rather manufacturing - this is a very dumb argument



Interview with Leigh Haynes:

Leigh is a researcher in political science at Ghent University where her work focuses on the power that social movements can have in influencing health policy. Originally from southeast Texas in the US she now lives in Brussels. Leigh is a long-time health activist with the People’s Health Movement, advocating and organizing for the right to health around the world. She’s also campaign manager for the Free the Vaccine for COVID-19 campaign which is part of the global People’s Vaccine Alliance demanding that COVID-19 vaccines to be made available free for everyone, everywhere.
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