French President Has Concerns Over China Joe’s COVID Vaccine Waiver Push

It’s pretty weird when the hard left president of France makes more sense than China Joe

Macron voices concerns over Covid vaccines patent waiver

Emmanuel Macron has echoed the German government’s concerns over Joe Biden’s proposed suspension of intellectual property rights for Covid-19 vaccines as he urged the US and the UK to instead start exporting doses around the world.

Arriving at an EU summit in Porto in Portugal, the French president expressed his reservations about the White House proposal to waive patents and criticised the lack of exports coming from “Anglo-Saxon” countries.

“What is the current issue?” he asked. “It is not really about intellectual property. Can you give intellectual property to laboratories that do not know how to produce and will not produce tomorrow? The main issue for solidarity is the distribution of doses.

“Today, the Anglo-Saxons block many of these ingredients and vaccines,” he said. “Today, 100% of the vaccines produced in the United States are for the American market.”

Neither the UK or the US has a formal export ban but Washington has deployed the Defense Production Act to force manufacturers to fulfil domestic contracts ahead of other orders while the British government’s contract with AstraZeneca also prioritises UK requirements.

A waiver on vaccine patents would allow pharmaceutical companies to make copycat vaccines without fear of legal action by manufacturers such as Pfizer and AstraZeneca.

Macron makes an interesting point: the Biden admin has actually restricted the export of goods to India that involve vaccine ingredients. And, let’s not forget that India blocked exports of vaccines from their own country back in March.

The proposal was aired by Biden’s top trade adviser, Katherine Tai, on Wednesday. Her claim that the “extraordinary circumstances of the Covid-19 pandemic call for extraordinary measures” forced a public statement from the European Commission president, Ursula von der Leyen, in which she said she was “open” to discussing the issue.

Speaking in Porto, Von der Leyen took a bullish approach, in a sign of the frustration felt at the US approach. She said: “We should be open to this discussion but when we lead this discussion there needs to be a 360 degree view on it as we need vaccines now for the world. In the short and the medium term the IP waiver will not solve the problem, will not bringing a single dose of vaccine in the short and medium term.”

Wouldn’t it be better to simply export the vaccines which are being produced? Quite a bit faster.

The German chancellor, Angela Merkel, had already rejected the US idea, warning that “production capacities and the high-quality standards, not the patents” is the problem facing the world and that a “waiver” would have “serious implications”.

“The protection of intellectual property is a source of innovation and it must remain so in the future,” she had said on Thursday.

Merkel is more reasonable than Biden. Let that sink in.

On Friday the Canadian government said it was also willing to discuss the idea but emphasised the need to foster entrepreneurial innovation. “Canada has actively worked with partners to identify barriers to vaccine access many of which are unrelated to intellectual property, such as supply chain constraints,” Canada’s trade minister, Mary Ng, said. “Our government firmly believes in the importance of protecting IP [intellectual property] and recognises the integral role that industry has played in innovating to develop and deliver life-saving Covid-19 vaccines.”

And Canada is more reasonable and smarter than the China Joe admin.

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11 Responses to “French President Has Concerns Over China Joe’s COVID Vaccine Waiver Push”

  1. drowningpuppies says:

    Funny thing, no?
    Heckuva job Joey!

    And they still are.

    Bwaha! Lolgf

    • Kye says:

      The lefties here must love chairman Xiden the communist Junta fake dear leader. He’s pissing away their kids and grandkids (is he up to great-grandkids yet) futures, killing jobs, hooking more dem voters on stimmy checks, closing small businesses by the tens of thousands (cause they’re the evil Trumpists), imprisoning conservative protesters without charges, planning a huge gun grab, keeping DC a fortress to protect their comrades, inflating the dollar, causing mass unrelenting inflation all across the economy, so basically everything these guys want. Plus for dessert they get fags and crossdressers in rest rooms with 10 year old girls, in the Olympics and women’s pro sports and flight suits for preggos.

      Everything the left touches it destroys. even sports, booze and sex. What a bunch of fools.

      Why can’t they just go to countries that already practice their type of government/economics and leave us alone?

      Why do they hate Whites?
      Why do they hate Christians?
      Why do they hate Jews?
      Why do they hate America?

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        The commenter using a picture of an old lady slurs gays, the transgendered and women for no apparent reason other than hate. Recall that hate derives from fear.

        The last two recessions occurred under Republican watch. The immediate former prez signed a $1.9 trillion tax cut and $4.5 trillion in stimulus/relief and still couldn’t save his job.

        President Barack Obama added 12 million jobs, trump LOST 4 million jobs.

        The DOJ is arresting right-wing terrorists who stormed the US Capitol.

        Global energy prices have increased from increased demand and OPEC holding firm on production.

        Again, connies are mostly concerned with gays, transgendered, oppressing women and minorities, Dr Seuss, Disney, bathrooms and the Potato Head family. Why? Because connies are afraid that their white privilege is being eroded. Period. Remember that fearful animals are dangerous animals.

        • drowningpuppies says:

          Rimjob, dipshit that he is, spouting more childish fantasies about what others think.

          Paranoid much?

          Bwaha! Lolgf

  2. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    The issue is timing. The pandemic is a global emergency and time is of the essence. Look at India right now. 1.4 billion people, with new Covid infections at 400,000 per day. Aside from the humanitarian catastrophe, think of India as giant incubator for SARS-CoV-2 to “experiment” with more contagious and more lethal variants. New mutants have already been found and have been “exported” around the world. A more virulent strain that evades the current vaccines would be catastrophic in spades. India is the world’s 5th largest economy and no nation manufactures more drugs and vaccines – the economic downturn there will hurt the global economy.

    The current rate of vaccine production is inadequate for the entire world population. By allowing global manufacturers to produce vaccines without being sued by pharma companies is a reasonable approach.

    India’s role as a major pharmaceutical producer has been spotlighted during the pandemic; it has provided 20 percent of the world’s generic drugs as well as more than 60 percent of the world’s vaccines, despite having inoculated just 1 percent of its own population against COVID-19. The country has the capacity to manufacture 70 million doses a month, but even with all of those doses directed toward its domestic needs, they’re not enough to meet the overwhelming demand.

    Rather than shipping vaccine out of India, should India just violate the patents and keep all the vaccine doses they produce for internal consumption?

    • drowningpuppies says:

      Rimjob, dipshit that he is, posts another obvious cut&paste without attribution.

      He does that a lot because he’s not smart enough to express his own thoughts.

      Bwaha! Lolgf

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Yikes, Teach’s lap puppy, makes dipshits of them both.

        The quote is not from Gateway Pudendum or you would have recognized it.

        How do you cut-n-paste quotes, dipshit, aka Teach’s lap puppy?

  3. Hairy says:

    “China Joe”
    Do you think that the tremendous surgeon attacks on Asians in the USA might in part be caused by people who hate China Joe ?

    • david7134 says:

      Very difficult to interpret what you are saying, but I think you are implying that whites are attacking Asian. No, I am afraid that most of the attacks that I have seen are by our special population that is responsible for most of our troubles despite the 13% representation.

    • Kye says:

      First I don’t believe there is a tremendous “surgeon” attacks on Asians. I do believe there is a tremendous “surgeon” on reporting attacks on Asians in an attempt to place Asians as a new “protected class” of demofascist voters. And I speak from experience and knowledge of the Asian community.

      In the last election the demofascists did a full court press on the Asian community and it was quite successful. I can’t tell you how many Japs, Koreans and Chinese businesspeople I had to turn back to the GOP just in Philly last time. The dems were brainwashing actual business owners whose businesses they closed down that Trump was responsible because he was (and still is) rightful president. I was astonished at how easily they believed the con and bought into the commie grift. But they come from places where that shit is common.

      If you actually take the time to review assaults on Asians you will find the overwhelming number are committed by the same folks who commit the overwhelming attacks on everyone else including their own. The same folks who are burning and looting their own cities. The same minority of 13% who commit 75% of all crime. Why would you believe anything else? Have you been seeing the videos? Have you been listening to the testimonies?

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