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Ask the government to drop the patents
Picture of funeral procession protestors holding sign saying "Drop the patents. Vaccinate the world". Picture by Jess Hurd.


We are facing a global scarcity of vaccines because big pharma patents and corporate secrecy prevent other manufacturers from making them.

In the face of scarcity, rich countries are racing to hoard vaccine supplies, leaving lower income countries without. This is not just immoral but could prolong the pandemic. Leaving billions of people unvaccinated in the global south, could allow the virus to mutate rendering the vaccines hoarded by rich countries useless.

We need the government to remove the barriers to ramp up global supply and ensure fair allocation of vaccines. No one is safe until everyone is safe.

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Alternatives to the current pharma system

The current pharmaceutical system is driven by corporate profit that leaves vital medicines out of reach for millions of people – in the UK and around the world.

It’s a system that is economically and socially unsustainable and needs urgent reform.

Read our research on alternatives