Residents queue up for their Covid-19 vaccines at a school in Quezon city, Philippines, on November 29, the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive. Some developing countries, including the Philippines, have had to go into debt to support their vaccination programme. Photo: AP
Residents queue up for their Covid-19 vaccines at a school in Quezon city, Philippines, on November 29, the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive. Some developing countries, including the Philippines, have had to go into debt to support their vaccination programme. Photo: AP
Kalinga Seneviratne
Opinion

Opinion

The View by Kalinga Seneviratne

A Covid-19 vaccine patent waiver will save lives. The rich West must stop blocking it

  • Vaccine inequity is prolonging the pandemic by allowing room for the virus to mutate and spread, experts say. IP rights for vaccines must be lifted not only for humane reasons, but also on social justice grounds

Residents queue up for their Covid-19 vaccines at a school in Quezon city, Philippines, on November 29, the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive. Some developing countries, including the Philippines, have had to go into debt to support their vaccination programme. Photo: AP
Residents queue up for their Covid-19 vaccines at a school in Quezon city, Philippines, on November 29, the first day of a nationwide three-day vaccination drive. Some developing countries, including the Philippines, have had to go into debt to support their vaccination programme. Photo: AP
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