ACTU calls on the Australian Government to support developing countries' access to vital COVID-19 vaccines

ACTU calls on the Australian Government to support developing countries' access to vital COVID-19 vaccines

 

ACTU has joined with international aid groups, health organisations and church organisations to call on the Australian Government to support the proposal currently before the World Trade Organisation to allow a temporary waiver of some intellectual property rights on COVID-19 vaccines and related supplies.

Many developing countries will not have widespread access to COVID-19 vaccines until 2023 - a waiver is urgently needed to ramp up vaccine production and enable all countries affordable and timely access to COVID-19 vaccines.

The Guardian covered the story here: https://www.theguardian.com/australia-news/2021/mar/10/australia-urged-to-back-plan-to-let-poor-countries-make-cheap-copies-of-covid-vaccines