New Republic: No Vaccine in Sight Article Features UAEM North America Executive Director

The New Republic article "No Vaccine in Sight" by Alexander Zaitchik features our own Merith Basey. The article explains how we got here, the dangers of our reliance on pharmaceutical and biotech industries and why we need a new biomedical R&D system. Many of UAEM allies and their work are referenced here.  

...As the world shifts its focus from containment to a cure, it’s become urgent to face up to the dangers of our reliance on pharmaceutical and biotech industries built to serve Wall Street and shareholder value over human needs and public health. The case for removing patent-barriers and expanding government control over drug research and development was already strong and gaining traction before the Covid-19 pandemic. The events of recent months, says a growing alliance of public health experts and industry reform advocates, have further exposed the faults of the current model and bolstered the case for alternatives....