Bourla is causing vaccine apartheid. This is a shameful drop-in-the-bucket attempt to give Pfizer the cover of altruism as the crisis deepens and as critiques against them intensify.

If Pfizer really cared they'd free the vaccine IP and production process know-how.
I do think that Pfizer taking "action" means the #PeoplesVaccine campaign is on the winning path!

People are understanding their greed and the pressure is building on them! 2/
But – given how inadequate Pfizer's step is and how much they're still driving vaccine apartheid – we must name and shame their effort as disingenuously seeking altruistic cover for their greed. 3/

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22 Mar
Expect to see another wave.

22 states are now having case resurgences.
Governors sprinted to reopen way too early. A thread of recent examples:

The current vaccination effort focused on elders & health workers won't protect us from a surge. They are not the biggest drivers of spread, they were prioritized bc they are most at risk of exposure or severe COVID-19.

People most likely to spread are likely still unvaccinated.
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Haven't seen much "vaccine hesitancy" and did you know this is what it actually is?…
Here's my experience with patients and loved ones:
Most common: concern about adverse effects
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"The EU, US and UK make up only 10.8% of the global population but have given 50% of all vaccinations.

In contrast, Africa makes up 17.2% of the world in population but only 1.5% of vaccinations"
"COVAX is on track to achieve only about a quarter of its aimed vaccinations this year, which would amount to vaccinating a maximum of 5% in any one country."
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1/ Appalled by vaccine apartheid?

Tomorrow as the WTO meets to discuss the #TRIPSWaiver, we will be taking it to the pharmaceutical industry with a series of protests throughout the US.

@PplsAction @HealthGAP @uaem @CPDAction @actupny
2/ We will shine a light on pharma greed.

We will show that the vaccine scarcity is false.

We will demand vaccine equity and that Biden #FreeTheVaccine.

Because no one is safe until everyone – globally – is safe.
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Here's early data suggesting the B.1.351 variant is a vaccine escape mutant.

To prevent more strains that the vaccines don't protect from, we need a paid shutdown now. #PaidShutdownNow…
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If we vaccinated 5 billion or so people instantly, like flicking a switch, the pandemic would likely end in a flash.
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1/ Here's four things I hope everyone will connect with to better understand MLK:
– His concerns about white moderates
– Not just his dream but his nightmare
– Not just anti-racism but interconnectedness and anti-oppression
– Not just persuasion but organizing disruptive action
2/ Here is King on white moderates:…
3/ Here is King talking about realism and not just his dream but his nightmare:…
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