The NZ Alternative says the campaign for a Peoples Vaccine is growing, and the African Group (comprising all African nations) has now become a co-sponsor of the waiver proposal, raising the stakes.
A Peoples Vaccine petition run by Oxfam with 6700 signatures was handed over to Green MP Golriz Ghahraman yesterday, and we understand that she was asking some supplementary questions in the House about it.
The WTO General Council is meeting on the 1st and 2nd March, and we want the New Zealand Government to feel the pressure to support the proposal to temporarily relax patents on Covid 19 vaccines until the pandemic is over.
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Note — The NZ Alternative says of its work: “THROUGH WRITING, HUI AND CONNECTIONS WITH OTHERS, WE SEEK TO REFRAME AND SHAPE PUBLIC DEBATE ABOUT THE ROLE NEW ZEALAND PLAYS IN THE WORLD.”