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Australia accused of putting drug company profits for coronavirus vaccines ahead of lives in the developing world – ABC News

The Public Health Association and Médecins Sans Frontières Australia are urging the Prime Minister to temporarily waive intellectual property rights for life-saving…

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Wealthy nations, including Australia, have been accused of prioritising the profits of big drug companies over the lives of millions of people in the developing world who are struggling to stave off the ravages of the coronavirus.
Key points:

  • Non-governmental organisations say COVID-19 will remain dangerous to Australia while the developed world remains unvaccinated
  • One-in-500 people in the developing world are vaccinated against coronavirus, compared to one-in-four in high-income countries
  • Australia…

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