Title Wave of 'vaccine nationalism' hinders global efforts to halt coronavirus Media name/outlet NBC News Media type Web Country/Territory United States Date 16/05/20 Description However, in this unprecedented situation, where a vaccine could prevent a country's economic collapse, governments might resort to more desperate measures. One tactic might be to ignore patents covering the drugs and manufacture them without consent, according to Søren Holm, a professor of bioethics at the University of Manchester, in England.
That's what South Africa did with HIV/AIDS medicine in the 1990s, ultimately forcing drug companies into a humiliating climbdown in which they licensed the medication at a lower price.
"It showed that these types of threats tend to work," Holm said.
URL https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/wave-vaccine-nationalism-hinders-global-efforts-halt-coronavirus-n1207846 Persons Soren Holm