Open letter to US President Joe Biden urging him to support TRIPS waiver to ensure equitable global vaccine production and distribution

Acknowledging the president’s leadership in prioritizing Covid-19 vaccination efforts in the
United States, we urge him to take the necessary measures to close the troubling vaccination gap
globally. In the words of Soumya Swaminathan, the chief scientist of the World Health
Organization (WHO): “The virus doesn’t respect borders, or nationalities, or age, or sex or
religion.” There is no way out of the pandemic if states don’t coordinate and work in solidarity
with each other to enable universal access to Covid-19 vaccines for all.

Full letter available for download.