Seattle City Council Calls on Biden to Support IP Waiver for COVID Vaccine Patents

HeadlineApr 28, 2021

The Seattle City Council passed a resolution urging Biden to support a waiver on patent rights for COVID-19 vaccines. Councilmember Kshama Sawant said, “This resolution demonstrates our movement’s rejection of the status quo of profit-driven vaccine apartheid and vaccine nationalism, and our fight for vaccine internationalism, for a People’s Vaccine!”

Meanwhile, a new Washington Post-ABC News poll finds a quarter of women are worse off financially than they were before the pandemic, versus 18% of men. And 27% of people of color say they are in a worse financial situation, versus 18% of whites.

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