Greg Perry, Assistant Director of the International Federation of Drug Manufacturers, confirmed that America’s goal in settling the Corona vaccine industry is to ensure the equitable distribution of vaccines, especially since many developing countries suffer from a high rate of infections.
But he stressed, in his intervention to an episode of the “Scenarios” program (10/6/2021), that the American belief is wrong and was met with European objection because developing countries do not have the appropriate infrastructure that enables them to produce the vaccine, not intellectual property, as is rumored, and the manufacturers have pledged to guarantee equitable distribution worldwide.
On the other hand, Mohaja Kamal Yeni, a consultant for the People’s Vaccine Alliance, rejected Berry’s statements, and explained that the talk about the absence of an intellectual property problem is also wrong because many drug manufacturers have refrained from disclosing drugs related to liver disease and AIDS in the past.
But Greg Perry rejected Morrison’s talk, and stressed that the vaccines developed with “MRI” technology came through a patent and large partnerships, and its intellectual property is what accelerated its industry around the world, noting that the abolition of intellectual property will affect the drug industry in the world in the long run. , but it will achieve the desired goal for the time being.
For her part, Mohaja Kamal Yeni explained that the drug manufacturers put the patent in mind, as evidenced by the American company Moderna’s progress by registering 12 patents regarding the Corona virus vaccine, and in order for the vaccine to reach the whole world, the vaccine technology must be shared and intellectual property withdrawn after it was obtained. Producer companies are financed by taxpayers’ money.
It considers that the talk about a fair distribution by the vaccine production companies is just talk of consumption and was not applied on the ground. Rather, the vaccine went to rich countries, where 1 out of every 4 citizens got the vaccine, while in poor countries it reaches 1 out of every 500 people.
However, Stephen Morrison warned that the world will suffer during the next six months from a severe shortage of the vaccine, so work must be done to increase production and discuss ways to increase it in order to confront and eliminate the virus, and countries should work to discuss ideas that greatly accelerate the production of the vaccine to meet the need people around the world.
He revealed that the administration of US President Joe Biden allocated about $ 20 billion in order to increase the production of the vaccine and reach sufficiency throughout the world, calling on all the major countries of the world to deal with the American call in order to ensure the production of many doses in order to overcome the current crisis.