WHAT ARE OUR GOALS
The World Health Organization established the COVAX Initiative in cooperation with a number of other international organizations. COVAX raises funds to fund Covid vaccinations in poorer countries around the world.
COVAX has commissioned Unicef as a globally represented organization with a lot of vaccination experience to carry out the vaccinations. The goal of the COVAX initiative for 2021 is to vaccinate 20% of the population: the medical staff and the elderly. We believe that this target is too low to be successful in containing the pandemic.
Our first goal:
We are calling for equal access to vaccines for poorer countries and with our initiative we want to raise awareness for this cause
The COVAX initiative is far too underfunded to reach even its own goal. Despite the re-entry of the US into the WHO and initial funding commitments from some governments (of wealthier states) there is a huge gap in the donation fund.
Individually we are not able to accomplish this, but we can still help to make many more vaccinations available. Each of our donations is also an invitation to governments to increase their funding.
Politics are currently unable to publicly advocate for and implement vaccination access and sufficient funding. Vaccine shortages prevent this.
Our second goal:
Collect donations, enable more vaccinations, exert our influence and demand sufficient funds for vaccinations.
WHERE CAN THE MISSING VACCINES COME FROM?
The 'bottleneck' in vaccination production must be opened in the pandemic:
- Ideological boundaries must be overcome so that vaccines of any origin can be used or licensed, provided they are safe and effective: e.B. Sputnik, Sinovac, etc. In Illertissen, a plant could be ready for the production of Sputnik.
- President Biden has proved that, in return for payment of several billion US dollars, further openings of the licensing and thus ultimately a significant increase in the production of vaccines is possible.
- Sanofi produced vaccines for biontech under license after its own development was unsuccessful.
- Mandela has broken patent law to fight HIV and produced it in India. As a result, treatment costs fell by 99%.
Our third goal:
Patent rights, for generous payment to the vaccine pioneers*, temporarily open and take advantage of worldwide capacity opportunities.
*they have ultimately opened up the door out of the crisis
WHO SHOULD PAY FOR ALL THIS?
What is needed now is the determination of the politicians in the face of the material interests of the pharmaceutical industry.
The Nobel laureate in economics, Alvin Roth, considers the remuneration of the vaccine pioneers as a far lower financial effort compared to the otherwise accrued corona damage.
This view is also shared by the WTO (World Trade Organisation), Doctors Without Borders and some politicians (such as Macron, Merkel, Von der Leyen,... formerly outspoke , now whispering at best)
Private donations of magnitude through a host of private donors will also send the right signals to the establishment