It appears that an effective COVID-19 vaccine may be on the horizon. But the profit-making of Big Pharma is threatening what should be a basic principle: that the vaccine is universally available, not just in rich countries but across the Global South.
Heidi Chow is a senior campaigner and policy advisor at Global Justice Now. She leads Global Justice Now’s pharmaceutical campaign to fight for access to medicines in the UK and across the world and is co-author of the policy reports The People's Prescription and Pills and Profits.
In the UK and across the world Big Pharma is ripping off public health systems and denying patients vital medicines. This week, Labour showed there is an alternative.