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Ramaphosa calls for mRNA technology transfer to low, middle income countries

‘Free of intellectual property barriers’.
Image: Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday called on pharmaceutical companies to transfer mRNA vaccine technology to low and middle income countries “free of intellectual property barriers”.

Speaking at a virtual World Health Organisation (WHO) briefing, Ramaphosa added that vaccine nationalism was seriously threatening the world’s recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic and deepening inequality.

“Let us together challenge vaccine nationalism and ensure that protecting intellectual property rights does not come at the expense of human lives,” he added.

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“Ramaphosa calls for mRNA technology transfer to low, middle income countries”

Who picked up the phone call? Did it go to voicemail?

Mr Prez your call defeats the economic incentives of research, IP and patents. If you want the transfer they pay baba. The world works on business principles 99% of the time and charity 1% of the time.

Let me know if you get a Whatsapp or call back. Maybe they have gone to buy airtime.

Mr President the ANC has transferred intellectuals abroad with its BEE policy.

To qualify as a “low or Middle ” income country just check how many millionaire and “self made’ Billionaires are in the executive or in government in total.

Also check who has money to waste on a “National Airline” to fly the political elite and their families around.

OOOoooops!!!!!!!!!!!! I guess then we don’t have any Low and Middle income countries in Africa.

So maybe someone needs to ZIP it!!!!!

TSK!!!!!

Rammer you already have it — It is called – moerse Robber Nation Actions

hahaha “you developed it at your cost and risk, now give it to us for free”. Isn’t that the ANC’s mindset in a nutshell for you? Sorry cyril, that mentality might work in SA where you can steal from honest businessmen and entrepreneurs – but you don’t get to expropriate internationally as well.

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