Countries are fighting about WHO will make the SARS-CoV 2 Vaccine for the WORLD since BIG bucks are at stake.
Several people in charge of NGOs launched a request in France for a future vaccine against the new coronavirus to be accessible to everyone and warned of the risk of “nationalism” in this matter
“Fears that a ‘nationalism’ on the vaccine issue coupled with a race for profits will hinder access for the most exposed and unprotected people, for example, those living in developing countries, are very real,” they say in a statement published in the French newspaper Le Journal du Dimanche. Those responsible, including Cécile Duflot (Oxfam), Najat Vallaud-Belkacem (France One), Thierry Allafort (Doctors Without Borders), Philippe de Botton (Doctors of the World) and Florence Thune (Sidaction).
“For the past two months, international summits have been taking place and France has shown its desire to make the future SARS-CoV2 vaccine accessible worldwide”. But “behind the scenes, there has been fierce competition between nations and pharmaceutical groups for the development of vaccines” sources pointed out.
The Sanofi group had generated great controversy in May when its director-general referred to the possibility of favoring the United States for the distribution of a possible vaccine.
“Our associations have the experience of years of fighting for access to treatments against an unscrupulous pharmaceutical industry. The same mistakes cannot be repeated! ”, Estimate the NGOs, for whom“ to make future vaccines a global public good, affordable prices must be guaranteed for all countries and populations. ”