The Vaccine

Pharma giants Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca and Pfizer are signaling they’ll charge through the roof for a covid-19 vaccine, leaving millions priced out.

Tell these powerful companies to share their covid-19 knowledge so we can make life-saving treatment affordable for everyone!

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Humanity is desperate for a covid-19 vaccine. But Big Pharma will hold it to ransom when they find one - and turn the pandemic into their biggest-ever money spinner. Execs are already signaling that they’ll charge through the roof for a vaccine, which could leave millions priced out!

It doesn’t need to be this way. Costa Rica’s government has created a knowledge pool where countries can share information, and together find an affordable treatment.

But after getting billions in public funding, powerful pharmaceutical companies are hoarding the information we need. So we need to demand that they join the knowledge pool and share what they’ve discovered. Let’s up the pressure with millions of people around the world calling... to make a people’s vaccine a reality!

Tell Johnson & Johnson, AstraZeneca, Pfizer and Merck to put public health before private profit and join the patent pool now!

This is a vulnerable moment for Big Pharma execs. Do they really want to be seen profiteering as people die?

For decades, under the guise of patent laws, these companies have raked in billions in profit - selling treatments for whatever price they want by preventing others from making cheaper versions.

But Costa Rica’s plan could create a giant repository of knowledge in the fight against covid-19 that would be freely accessible to all countries of the World Health Organization -- and keep lifesaving treatment accessible for everyone. If we can get companies to join it.

Let’s make sure these pharma giants don’t use the biggest public health crisis of our lifetimes as a business opportunity, but instead answer this crisis with a collective response that will save millions of lives!

Add your voice and demand a people’s vaccine - belonging to no-one and free for everyone!

Sign the petition

Thanks for all that you do,
Vicky and the team at SumOfUs

More information:

We'll find a treatment for coronavirus - but drug companies will decide who gets it Guardian, April 15th 2020
Prices for Covid-19 vaccines start to come into focus, NPR, August 6th 2020

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