Pod Save the World Discusses TRIPS Waiver

March 19, 2021

I have been urging my colleagues to join me in asking President Biden to agree to a TRIPS Waiver in the World Trade Organization. Big Pharma is seeing COVID-19 and the vaccines as a money maker, even after the American taxpayers funded their research and development of these vaccines. We need to make sure many poorer and less developed nations have access to the vaccines our companies have created and giving them the ability to produce their own doses. If the COVID-19 virus continues to spread in other parts of the world, another variant could pose a threat to Americans and stifle global economic recovery.