Italy's Draghi says vaccines are "global common good", calls for global support for COVID-19 vaccine patents waiver

On May 5, 2021, Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi called for an unfettered supply of vaccines, calling them "a global common good" whose production must be increased "as a matter of priority." 

Draghi's remarks came after Foreign Minister Luigi Di Maio praised US support of a waiver on patents for COVID-19 vaccines. Di Maio called for free access to patents as lower-income countries face acute vaccine shortages amid the pandemic and urged support for the waiver from other European countries.

Transcript - Italian government

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