Around the World in 8 Minutes: Global outcry for patent waiver on COVID vaccines

In this episode, we take you to Geneva where the member states of the World Trade Organization met to discuss a proposal to waive certain intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccine production during the pandemic. We also look at Bolivia where dozens of intellectuals, experts and political leaders from across the world participated in the “Re-encounter with Pachamama” on April 22, Earth Day.

April 24, 2021 by Peoples Dispatch

In this episode, we take you to Geneva where the member states of the World Trade Organization met to discuss a proposal to waive certain intellectual property on COVID-19 vaccine production during the pandemic. We speak to Gargeya Telakapalli of the international coordination of the People’s Health Movement to understand the importance of this demand and the impact it could have on the global response to this devastating pandemic. We also look at Bolivia where dozens of intellectuals, experts and political leaders from across the world participated in the “Re-encounter with Pachamama” on April 22, Earth Day.

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