'Lives over profits': Biden backs Covid vaccine patent waiver; flexes U.S. leadership

The Biden admin. says that it would support waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines after weeks of pressure from the international community. @Maddow: 'The only way out, from Covid-19, is for the whole world to get ahead of it.'

5/6/2021 9:29:00 PM

The Biden admin. says that it would support waiving patent protections for Covid-19 vaccines after weeks of pressure from the international community. Maddow: 'The only way out, from Covid-19, is for the whole world to get ahead of it.'

Rachel Maddow looks at the importance of the Biden administration's suspending patents on Covid vaccines to the global fight against the pandemic and talks with Dr. Joia Mukherjee, chief medical officer for Partners in Health, about what comes next.

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Majority Of House Democrats Want Biden To Waive COVID-19 Vaccine PatentsBiden “has an incredible opportunity' to reverse Trump administration damage, 110 House Democrats told him in a letter. Do you think this is what people really need right now? This daughter of Jewish immigrants from the Soviet Union leads 110 leftwing Congressional Democrats demanding that Biden legalize a theft of intellectual property and people's investments. A better way is for rich countries to buy vaccines for the Third World.

Biden Will Order Pharmacies To Offer Walk-In Covid VaccinesPresident Biden is hoping to partly vaccinate 70% of American adults in the next two months. It sounds like an expedient thing to do but will lead to a lot of wastage if they can’t use all the doses in a vial each time one person walks in.

Biden Will Order Pharmacies To Offer Walk-In Covid VaccinesPresident Biden is hoping to partly vaccinate 70% of American adults in the next two months. Now lift the patents and allow manufacturers around the world to produce the vaccine. Biden has no authority to “order” any such thing. Awesome

Biden Will Order Pharmacies To Offer Walk-In Covid VaccinesPresident Biden is hoping to partly vaccinate 70% of American adults in the next two months. Crazy how the President can order a private business to do something....maybe he can order social media companies to stop censoring also? Already happens It’s about time!

In COVID-hit India, a 26-year-old doctor decides who lives and who diesNEW DELHI (Reuters) -Rohan Aggarwal is 26 years old. As India's healthcare system teeters on the verge of collapse during a brutal second wave of the novel coronavirus, Aggarwal makes those decisions during a 27-hour workday that includes a grim overnight shift in charge of the emergency room at his New Delhi hospital. Everyone at Holy Family Hospital – patients, relatives and staff – knows there aren't enough beds, not enough oxygen or ventilators to keep everyone who arrives at the hospital's front gates alive.

Biden announces program to give 'direct relief' to restaurants impacted by the Covid pandemicPresident Biden announces Covid-19 relief for restaurants: 'The Restaurant Revitalization Fund will provide direct relief to restaurants and the hard hit food establishments ... businesses that get grants can use it to cover payroll, rent, utilities.' Stop wasting taxpayers money. Just let them open all the way back up. They will be okay I bet fast food giants like McDonald’s will get there cut. Even firing 25-40% of there staff or cutting there hours to 2-3 days a week. And that money goes straight to the CEO and upper management. Cause there greedy. Can we link this to a permanent increase in wages $2.33 an hour is a joke.