Dec 15, 2020 • 1HR 11M
Charlotte Kilpatrick on the COVID vaccine and Black Lives Matter
Planet: Critical is the podcast for a world in crisis. We face severe climate, energy, economic and political breakdown. Journalist Rachel Donald interviews those confronting the crisis, revealing what's really going on—and what needs to be done.
Intellectual property journalist, Charlotte Kilpatrick, gives a detailed explanation of the IP laws at play in the race to make a coronavirus vaccine that are making some companies billions of dollars as the West snaps up extra doses per head of population. These same IP laws ensure that countries unable to compete with the West's buying power will never have access to the knowledge to replicate—or even test—the vaccine. The Global South is being abandoned—again—and this time to a deadly virus.
Charlotte's articles: https://www.salon.com/writer/charlotte_kilpatrick