What Will It Take For The Pandemic To End Globally?

June 15, 2021

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Rohinton P. Medhora, president of the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI), joined CBC The National's Adrienne Arsenault to discuss the need for a high level of international cooperation in order to end the pandemic globally.

In highlighting the issue of intellectual property and COVID-19 vaccines around the world, Medhora uses the example of therapeutic penicillin production in the 1920s and 30s. "Penicillin production in the US was massively ramped up through a very innovative cooperative arrangement between companies and the US government in which IP played very little role. Why? Because this was seen as doing something collectively to …

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