Independent UN experts decry COVID vaccine hoarding: ‘No one is secure until all of us are’  

independent un experts decry covid vaccine hoarding no one is secure until all of us are

Sumary of Independent UN experts decry COVID vaccine hoarding: ‘No one is secure until all of us are’  :

  • “This pandemic, with its global scale and enormous human cost, with no clear end in sight, requires a concerted, human-rights based and courageous response from all States”, four UN experts together with members of a human rights working group said in a statement on universal access to vaccines..
  • “Under international human rights law, access to any COVID-19 vaccine and treatment must be made available to all who need them, within and across countries, especially those in vulnerable situations or living in poverty”, the experts spelled out..
  • Additionally, the experts said that pharmaceutical companies have a responsibility not to put profits ahead of people rights to life and health and should accept restrictions on the patent protection of vaccines they develop..
  • Independent experts are appointed by the Geneva-based UN Human Rights Council to examine and report back on a specific human rights theme or a country situation…

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