Susan Sell on Cooperadio: Patents, profits & pandemics
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Catch RegNet’s Susan Sell on the latest episode of Cooperadio, the Global Cooperation Podcast.
About the episode
While in regions like Europe and North America national vaccination campaigns have been picking up speed over the past months, the less well-off majority of the world has seen little to no vaccine supplies.
Why does it have to be like that?
Is there a moral obligation to make health innovations easily available globally?
What about the intellectual property rights of the researchers and creators of these innovations, should they not profit from their work?
Podcast host Prof Sigrid Quack discusses these and other questions with our guest expert, Professor Susan Sell, who echoes a growing consensus that our intellectual property regime, that is so essential for 21st century intellectual monopoly capitalism, is hampering global health outcomes - not just in the current pandemic.