“To protect health and the economy, vaccination must be increased. If the Green Pass is not enough, the obligation to” vaccinate and the Green pass must be extended to all workers “to state, law enforcement agencies should be taken into consideration. and gradually to all activities that involve gatherings indoors “. This was stated by Walter Ricciardi, full professor of Hygiene at the Catholic University and consultant to the Minister of Health Speranza. “The pandemic could last years or end in 2023. The G20 countries know that to overcome it they must work together and think of a plan to suspend vaccine patents and build dose production plants in disadvantaged countries”, he explains speaking of the work of the G20 on health. “The starting point is that the vaccine must be a global public good and not a benefit of rich countries – he continues – The road is therefore the very controversial one of the suspension of patents and technology transfer at an international level”. “Pfizer cannot make doses for the whole world, so it needs to be involved in transferring the technology to new production sites to open in disadvantaged countries. Germany, for example, has favored the creation of Pfizer-Biontech companies in three African countries. Now this bilateral model must become global “. adds. It can be done with all vaccines “the important thing is that donations are not continued. Rich countries must create new production sites to win the challenge of global vaccination”. “We are working on a joint press release signed by 20 countries – concludes Ricciardi – It will not be the end word, but the beginning of a path that will allow us to create a global operational plan and finance these new plants. The goal is to vaccinate all of the world by 2023, otherwise at this rate it would take years “.
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