EU Watchdog Radio – Covid treatment: People’s health v Private Profits

How the EU approached the negotiations with the pharmaceutical companies

Cross-posted from Corporate Europe Observatory

Picture by Corporate Europe Observatory

The EU Watchdog Radio is a podcast produced jointly by Corporate Europe Observatory and Counter Balance. In this episode, Olivier Hoedeman, campaigner and researcher at CEO, and Bruno Maia, a doctor and activist, talk about the EU, Covid and vaccines.

Olivier discusses how the EU approached the negotiations with the pharmaceutical companies, what we can get from the documents CEO requested access to, and what was the TRIPS waiver agreed with the World Trade Organisation.

Bruno, on the other hand, addresses some of the concepts around vaccines. What are patents and do all vaccines have them? Are there examples with Big Pharma where the story is different? Are all vaccines developed in the private sector, and how are new molecules are developed?

Listen below.

Support us and become part of a media that takes responsibility for society

BRAVE NEW EUROPE is a not-for-profit educational platform for economics, politics, and climate change that brings authors at the cutting edge of progressive thought together with activists and others with articles like this. If you would like to support our work and want to see more writing free of state or corporate media bias and free of charge. To maintain the impetus and impartiality we need fresh funds every month. Three hundred donors, giving £5 or 5 euros a month would bring us close to £1,500 monthly, which is enough to keep us ticking over. 

Be the first to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.