If you really want to know who controls NZ, China or America, Selena Gomez has hysterically highlighted that we are owned completely by America.
Early this week, Selena Gomez asked Jacinda Ardern on twitter if she would help with a People’s Vaccine. Tribal Left went twitter crazy by screaming at Gomez that Jacinda was already supplying vaccine to the Pacific Islands and 800 000 others.
But that didn’t really answer Gomez’s concerns, because what she was asking for was pressure on the Pharmaceutical industry to lift patents on the vaccines so poor countries can manufacture them without the excssive cost.
India is showing us right now that there is no point in us being vaccinated if the poorest countries aren’t.
NZ has purchased enough vaccine to help our Pacific Neighbours, but what we have refused to do is demand the Pharmaceutical Industry lift its patents for poor countries…
Advocates for a ‘people’s vaccine’ to fight the COVID-19 pandemic are disappointed New Zealand won’t be offering its support.
Developing countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) and a number of NGOs like Oxfam and Amnesty International are calling on the World Trade Organization (WTO) to loosen intellectual property (IP) rules so production of vaccines can be ramped up.
They say rich nations are using their wealth to buy up all the available vaccines – Canada for example has purchased enough to vaccinate its population five times over. India and South Africa have asked the WTO to waive patent rights, allowing cheap generic versions of vaccines to be made without fear of breaking international trade agreements.
Peter Crabtree, chair of New Zealand’s COVID-19 Vaccine Strategy Taskforce, told Newshubsaid while New Zealand is “strongly committed to global equitable access of COVID-19 vaccines”, it won’t be supporting the motion.
…this despite the fact that 42 groups and respected experts have called on the PM to back the ‘Peoples’ Vaccine’.
So sure, we are looking after 800 000 others, but we were refusing to step up against the Pharmaceutical Industry and their IP laws.
I say we were because to everyones surprise, Biden called for the lifting of them as well this week and the second he said that, NZ immediately change its position…
…notice the moment our Political master says corporate profits matter less than global public health, we change our position on Pharmaceutical IP.
Selena was right and she helped highlight who really controls NZ – America.
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