on November 27, 2020
As is often the case, I’ll just offer here some issues that caught my attention this week, without paying too much attention to ‘intro coherence’ : )
The week started with a rather disappointing informal WTO meeting, and then an equally underwhelming G20 leaders’ summit. A tweet related to the former meeting perhaps: “So now wealthy countries are pitching ACT-A against India/South Africa TRIPS waiver request. Isn’t it obvious developing countries would prefer to have power to manufacture on their own over receiving charity from wealthier nations?” To which I would add, linking it to the G20 summit outcome: if “rich” countries are pitching it like this, the least they could do is to properly fund ACT-A. Sadly, that also seems too much asked, at least for now. Let’s hope change comes when the Biden administration takes over. But I have to say, after the rather desperate ACT-A fundraising effort by dr. Tedros et al, for months and months now, and also...