Hundreds of public well being and civil society organizations have denounced the World Trade Organization for approving a textual content final week that they are saying leaves in place mental property limitations that may proceed to restrict world entry to COVID-19 vaccines, checks, and coverings. We host an in-depth dialogue concerning the WTO’s transfer, and what ought to come subsequent, with two world well being justice advocates, Mihir Mankad and Fatima Hassan. Mankad, who attended the WTO assembly and is a senior adviser for world well being advocacy and coverage for Doctors Without Borders, says the settlement “may ultimately cause more damage than good.” Hassan, founder, and director of Health Justice Initiative in South Africa believes Global South international locations have been “bullied into silence” by richer international locations throughout the WTO negotiations. #democracynow
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