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Inequality of pandemic proportions: State and pharma failures not to be repeated

Health equity Immunisation Public health COVID-19 Pandemics Pharmaceuticals

As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its fourth year, this report identifies four key lessons from the failure of States and pharmaceutical companies to comply with their human rights obligations and responsibilities to ensure fair access to COVID-19 vaccines globally.

All leading vaccine manufacturers mentioned in this report - AstraZeneca plc (AstraZeneca), BioNTech SE (BioNTech), Johnson & Johnson, Moderna, Inc. (Moderna), and Pfizer, Inc. (Pfizer) - have been contacted by Amnesty International about their policies and practices regarding COVID-19 vaccines during the pandemic.

The report asserts that while this pandemic ultimately led to huge strides in scientific progress and arguably the largest global immunisation effort in history, the global allocation of COVID-19 vaccines also turned out to be one of the worst examples of global inequality.

Related Information

Money calls the shots https://apo.org.au/node/316441

A double dose of inequality https://apo.org.au/node/316439

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