Access and equal distribution of vaccines are essential in managing the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. The current challenges of vaccine inequality demand a re-examination of the vaccine distribution mechanisms.
The webinar will address such questions as what are the consequences of wealthier nations buying up most of the vaccine supply? How does it affect pandemic control on a local and global scale? What role does the current patent system and big pharma play in vaccine management and how are national governments interacting with the industry on these issues? What are the current models for vaccine distribution in Norway and beyond and are there more just and fair possible alternatives?
The webinar will be hosted by GRIP’s Executive Director, Bjørn Enge Bertelsen, and the director of UiB’s Pandemic Centre, Esperanza Diaz. The event will be streamed online and is free for all.