India surpassed 20 million Kovid-19s on Tuesday, making it the second country in the world after the United States to reach that dark milestone. And to make matters worse, experts agree that this is a far-reaching crisis, with at least 222,408 people dead in the country since the onset of the epidemic.
India has informed 357,229 New case Tuesday alone, With 3,449 new deaths from the disease. Less than 2% of India’s adult population has been vaccinated against Kovid-19, which has 1.3 billion people. Facing severe shortages of supply.
Health officials in India have urged rich countries to waive their intellectual property rights through vaccines, but so far these have been completely denied. The World Trade Organization is meeting on Wednesday and Thursday this week where less wealthy countries like India and South Africa are again expected to ask for an IP waiver that they are not expected to receive.
About 100 countries have asked the WTO The vaccine will be granted for IP waiver Law 360, But rich countries like the United Kingdom, Australia, Japan and the EU Continue to block.
President Biden was silent on the issue of IP remission of vaccines Pre-election promises It is the only right and honorable thing to do. And these claims are starting to look quite heinous in the face of the epidemic that will not go away worldwide until a few billion more people are vaccinated.
“Absolutely, Positively, “ Biden said in 2020 When asked about ensuring that there will be no patents on the way to any vaccine worldwide. “This is the only humanitarian work on earth.”
But it has become clear Biden Wants Pharmaceutical Companies to Work Properly on Their Own Closed door meeting. We don’t know what was said, and the White House has insisted that no final decision has been made, but the clock is ticking and thousands die every day.
Despite meetings with Big Pharma, Biden is said to have a White House The issue is “split” and internally there are plenty of excuses Why shouldn’t they for Grant the waiver
The New York Times Report Today is the beginning of the day:
Inside the White House, the president’s health advisers acknowledged that they were divided. Some have said that Mr Biden’s work is morally necessary, and that working with the president’s pharmaceutical executives is bad politics. Again some say that closely secured but highly complex trade secrets will do nothing to expand the global supply of vaccines spread openly.
But this argument – it will not expand world supply – when Indian officials say it does not hold water Quickly keep them from producing vaccines.
In an effort to put these people on the front lines of the crisis, India has postponed exams for medical students and is making a number of other adjustments in a life-saving effort. Over the past year we’ve seen people around the world accept abandonment, you just do it in a global epidemic.
The Prime Minister of India Narendra Modi has handled this crisis and is getting a lot of heat for it, but there is a lot Apparently that’s the thing At the moment the Indian government is out of hand. If the United States advocates a limited IP waiver so that anyone with the ability can create their own vaccine, it could save countless lives.
But even if they still want to make money, Pfizer could make a small profit in the short term Those big money Lots of booster shots Down the line. And we can’t create companies Slightly less money is long-term, Can we?