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No One Is Safe Until Everyone Is Safe: Oxfam on Vaccine Equity & Taking On Moderna

Oxfam America has accused Moderna of deceptive its buyers about an ongoing dispute over whether or not it must share vaccine patent rights with the U.S. authorities. Oxfam filed a shareholders grievance in opposition to Moderna with the Securities and Exchange Commission over the corporate’s resistance to recognizing the position performed by three scientists with the National Institutes of Health in creating the vaccine. We converse with Robbie Silverman, senior company advocacy supervisor at Oxfam America, who says the federal authorities owns a proper to license the vaccine to producers. “It is simply not sufficient just to vaccinate the U.S. or just to vaccinate rich countries because the virus knows no national boundaries,” says Silverman, who claims Moderna is “primarily doing virtually nothing to vaccinate low-income international locations, and that has destructive.

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