Dozens Trade unions, non-governmental organizations and citizen associations Encourage European citizens Support the initiative of citizens Cure for 2, Require the European Commission to “guarantee Universal access to a vaccine against Covid-19“Although the legislation imposes restrictions on patents and intellectual property rights.
Bells Public display in Spain this Tuesday, search for Get a million signatures By May 21, 2022 in the entire European Union.
In the organization that makes up the organization Spanish committees, including CC OO, UGT, Medicusmundi, The Federation of National Defense Public Health Associations, the Access Fair Drugs Association, the Hepatitis C Platform, the Federation of State Neighborhood Associations, Famamundi, the Human Rights Association (APDH) and the ONGD National Coordinator.
In the declaration issued by the Faculty of Medicine of the Complutense University of Madrid on Tuesday, the promotion organization claimed that EU legislation Data and business exclusivity are not restricted The immediate validity of compulsory licenses issued by member states.
In addition, they require Companies benefiting from EU funds Share “health technology, intellectual property and patent knowledge for Covid-19”. He believes that “private companies should not have the right to decide who can use treatments or vaccines, or at what price.”
They criticized Patent granted to a single company Power and monopoly on essential medicines, and “this limits the availability of medicines and increases the cost of those who need them.”
In addition, the promoter asked the committee to publish Production cost information, Public donations and the effectiveness and safety of vaccines and medicines; prohibit pharmaceutical companies from privatizing “critical” medical technologies developed using public resources; and prevent Big Pharmaceutical “Pillaging the social security system.”
So far, the initiative has 130,000 signatures collected Of these, 15,932 have been collected in Spain. However, so far, Italy, France and Belgium are the countries that have received the most corporate support.