SIGN THE PETITION: U.S. Inaction is Enabling COVID Variants to Develop and Spread
Unless people worldwide can access vaccines and treatments, there will be no end to the public health or economic crises anywhere.
The administration has failed to deliver a WTO Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) waiver, facilitate technology transfer to speed vaccine production, or fund global manufacturing to greatly increase vaccine supplies to end the pandemic.
We are calling on the White House COVID-19 Coordinator, Jeff Zients, to ensure that the U.S. has a comprehensive plan to END the pandemic and immediately:
Use all diplomatic means available to press the European Union and others to end their opposition to the WTO TRIPS waiver and secure swift passage of a comprehensive waiver agreement
Leverage the U.S. government’s existing authorities, and considerable equities, to make vaccine firms transfer technology for publicly funded vaccines
Launch and fund a global manufacturing plan to increase and democratize vaccine production capacity in hubs worldwide
Every day the U.S. fails to respond, more people will die. We must act now!