AstraZeneca under fire for raking in billions with Covid-19 jab while keeping tech secret

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Julia Kosgei, Policy Advisor to campaign group the People’s Vaccine Alliance, said pharmaceutical companies had “exploited a global health crisis for their own gain”.

She added: “Governments must take strong action to ensure pharmaceutical companies transfer the technology needed for global south countries to make vaccines and treatments for themselves, including waiving intellectual property rules.”

Express.co.uk has contacted Moderna and Pfizer for comment.

While AstraZeneca has enjoyed a strong first quarter it has however warned it expects sales of its jab to decline later in the year, though it hopes this may be offset by new therapies for kidney disease and rare conditions.



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