127 countries are authorized but no China! The United States bought out 90%of the anti-epidemic”magic medicine”, which has been investigated by WHO
Since April, the World Health Organization (hereinafter referred to as WHO) has been emphasizing that it will work with partners to promote Global fair medication. However, according to surging news reports, on May 13 this year, Gilead said that 127 countries will receive the supply authorization of Ridsivir , But China is not among them. British media sources pointed out that the United States will give priority to buying out the 90%supply of the”anti-epidemic magic drug” Redcive in the next three months, which has caused great unfairness. In response, the WHO said on Wednesday that it had begun to investigate the matter.
In fact, it is nothing new for the United States to monopolize anti-epidemic drugs. According to the German media”World News” reported on March 14, the United States hopes to acquire the exclusive use rights of the German pharmaceutical company CureVac’s vaccine through acquisitions, but in the end it ends with strong opposition from Germany. In addition, due to the early investment in the French pharmaceutical giant Sanofi vaccine project, the United States successed its priority supply of vaccines, but this move was finally ruined because Sanofi was interviewed.
The United States seems ready for the WHO’s move. According to a report from the Financial Times on April 19th, in order to ensure the global equal distribution of new crown drugs, WHO plans to pass a resolution to support poor countries to ignore patent rights during this special period and obtain New coronavirus vaccine or therapy. According to sources, The United States has clarified the relationship with some of the patent rights mentioned in the resolution, which may lay the foundation for the country to obtain priority rights such as vaccines and drugs.
In addition, according to foreign media reports, May 29th the United States also threatened to withdraw from the WHO. It now appears that the United States may use this as an excuse to disobey the organization’s recommendations and practices, or even not cooperate with the investigation. However, at present, the United States not only owes a large amount of membership dues to WHO, but also has been”eating overlord meals” in the organization, which may provide confidence for the organization’s investigation of the United States.
The data shows that as of February 29 this year, the United States still owed WHO’s dues for 2019, the arrears ratio exceeded 70%; the $120 million payable this year was not paid normally. Moreover, according to the Securities Times report on July 1, Although it has been”withdrawn from the group” for more than a month, the United States has not recalled its members of the WHO Executive Committee and is still maintaining cooperation with the World Health Organization.