To Help India Now We Must Act Against Vaccine Apartheid

INDIA IS FACING A COVID CRISIS.

  • Make available raw materials needed to manufacture the Covishield vaccine in India.
  • Make available therapeutics, test kits, ventilators, and PPE.
    Pursue options to find oxygen supplies.
  • Fund India’s vaccine manufacturer so it can produce 1 billion vaccines by the end of 2022.
  • Deploy a team of CDC public health advisors.
  1. Call your representatives first thing on Monday and tell them to:
  • Lift export restrictions on vaccines and vaccine ingredients.
  • Waive all patents and intellectual property rights to expedite vaccines for all.
  • Release Emergency Aid to India to support core sharing of oxygen, anti-virals, and other medical supplies.
  • The US is currently sitting on millions of doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. We need to release these doses to India and other countries presently experiencing surges of COVID-19.
  • Kshama Sawant, member, Seattle City Council, has sponsored a resolution that asks the US for a waiver of IP rights over Covid-19 vaccines
  • Boston South Asian Coalition has released a comprehensive 15-point statement addressed to the Indian government
  • South Asia Solidarity Group’s petition addresses the issue of profiteering through the manufacture and sale of Covid-19 vaccines. (SASG is a UK-based group)
  • South Asian-American Congresspersons Ro Khanna and Raja Krishnamoorthi have both tweeted in support of the proposal to release to India the over 40 million Astrazeneca vaccines.
  • Sign this petition that asks President Biden to lift the embargo on the export of raw materials required to make vaccines
  • Add your organization to the SAALT Statement here:

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