Joint statement of Communist Parties: ‘No to patents on vaccines!’

On the initiative of the Communist Party of Turkey, communist and workers’ parties from across the world have signed the following joint statement.

Global south won’t be fully vaccinated until 2023, if at all – according to recent report

The EU has ordered 525 million surplus vaccines, while the UK and Canada are to receive over 150 million in excess respectively. There is no plan to redistribute these surplus vaccines to countries in need. Whether they will be leveraged in neocolonial trade deals or simply thrown out is yet to be seen.