The Pope Francisco supported this Saturday the initiatives that call for the release of patents for vaccines against coronavirus to favor supply to countries with fewer resources.
“A variant of this virus is closed nationalism, which prevents, for example, an internationalism of vaccines. Another is when we put the laws of the market or intellectual property above the laws of love and the health of humanity”, said Francisco, in a message sent to the organizers of a concert in favor of a faster and fairer vaccination against the coronavirus around the world.
“Another variant is when we create and foster a sick economy, which allows a very rich few to own more than the rest of humanity and models of production and consumption destroy the planet, our common home.” He added.
The “Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World” organized by Global Citizen, an international organization for the defense of human rights, was attended by Prince Harry of England and with video messages of support from various personalities, including the Pope and the US President Joe Biden.
The event was held last Sunday in Los Angeles and will be broadcast on television and YouTube this Saturday.
Francisco he insisted on the need to “a spirit of justice that mobilizes us to ensure universal access to the vaccine and the temporary suspension of intellectual property rights”.
“I beg you not to forget the most vulnerable.” He insisted.
His words coincide with the surprising support of the US government this week for an initiative to release patents on COVID-19 vaccines.