The Biden administration recently announced its support for a TRIPS waiver, which was a huge win for organizers. This would allow for the manufacture and distribution of generic COVID vaccines throughout the global south and poor countries; however, a few countries such as Germany and powerful pharmaceutical corporations still stand in opposition. Every day that passes means more death and new variants of the virus. To save as many lives as possible and help end the pandemic on a global scale, we must enact a swift and comprehensive final TRIPS waiver agreement as soon as possible.
We believe public health should be prioritized over the profits of pharmaceutical monopolies. This is why we are gathering outside the Consulate of Germany’s Dallas office to call on the German government to stand with the 100-plus countries that support a complete waiver of intellectual property rights of these life-saving vaccines and to also ensure testing and treatment for all.
*Please wear masks and respect social distancing*
Co-Sponsored by: CODEPINK Dallas, Texas Fair Trade Coalition, Texas Alliance for Retired Americans, Dallas Anti-War Coalition, Pax Christi Dallas, Our Revolution-North Texas, VFP-North Texas, Dallas Peace & Justice Center, DSA-North Texas Working Group, DSA- North Texas, DSA AfroSocialist and Socialists of Color Caucus and DSA North Texas Healthcare Coalition.