We’ve been working away in the background, along with many of the People’s Vaccine Alliance’s members, intensively advocating for a TRIPS waiver. This led to a hearing on the issue at the Committee on Enterprise, Trade and Employment where we received a favourable response from members of the Committee. We are hopeful that this Committee will now formally write to the Government to ask it to change its position on the TRIPS waiver.
You can read about the Committee hearing and see some highlights here.
To keep the momentum going in the run up to the all-important WTO ministerial meeting in June, the People’s Vaccine Alliance is organising an online conference about COVID-19 vaccine inequity on the 2nd of June (10am-12pm). Billions of people are still being denied access to COVID-19 vaccines and treatments, and millions are still dying and getting severely ill. So now is the time to make our voices heard.
Speakers will include Senator Alice-Mary Higgins, leader of The Civil Engagement Group in Seanad Éireann, & Dr. Luke McDonagh Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics researching Intellectual Property & Public Law, with details of further speakers to follow.
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The Peoples Vaccine Alliance Ireland