Access to COVID-19 treatments and vaccines will determine who lives and who dies. Who gets these life-saving goods — and when — will also determine how long this global health and economic crisis will continue to uproot our lives.
Many drug companies like Johnson & Johnson, Pfizer, and Gilead are getting millions of taxpayer dollars and making sky-high profits but have so far refused to forgo monopoly control over their treatments and vaccines. While companies have committed to the idea of affordable access to all, they continue to use their political might to protect massive profits at the expense of public health. This is wrong and could have devastating consequences.
COVID-19 anywhere means COVID-19 everywhere. Treatments and vaccines will be useless if the people most affected can’t get them.
In this unprecedented crisis, we must ensure ALL drug companies put people over profits, and hold human rights above property rights.
ALL US pharmaceutical companies should make COVID treatments and vaccines a global public good by:
Committing not to profit from the COVID-19 pandemic, and cooperating with governments to make all treatments and vaccines free to all who need them here and around the world
Forgoing monopoly control over all COVID-19 treatments and vaccines to allow for worldwide, low-cost production to meet the unprecedented demand
Committing to support fair global distribution based on need, not price or nationality
Becoming fully transparent about all public subsidies and tax incentives received, the true costs of producing treatments and vaccines, and all lobbying activities here and around the world
Add your name to stand with Oxfam America to demand Big Pharma make all COVID-19 vaccines free and fair!
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