Nobel Economics Stiglitz: via patents to pharmaceutical companies, serums for everyone
“Nobody is safe if someone isn’t. This is why shared reforms are needed and the patents of pharmaceutical companies must be removed ”. Word of the Nobel laureate, Joseph Stiglitz. From the stage of the Trento Economy Festival, Stiglitz dictates the guidelines for getting out of the health and economic crisis. “Vaccines must be made available to all countries if you really want to get out of Covid – warns the Nobel Prize – Covid has been a disruptor of the world situation. Access to medicines, the ability to develop new markets and the debt looming over the world are the three main problems that require profound reform. No one is safe as the constant mutations of the virus testify. The economy recovers where the disease is overcome, worldwide recovery is necessary. In India and Africa, the virus is not under control. The raw materials to manufacture them, as is the case in the US, are not exportable, but now this monopoly is an impediment to social welfare – continues Stiglitz – Mrna vaccines have something like 62 patents, on a global level you have to decide to give fair royalties, not astronomical, to pharmaceutical companies ».